2017 GDP at 6.7% puts RP at Asias 3rd, posts smallest post election decline

LOOK:NEDA graph comparing Philippine Gross Domestic Product ( GDP) in post election years 2004 and 2010, where the high growth from election spending buoys up GDP , to eventually shed 1-2% in the following year. The NEDA announced 2017 GDP 6.7%, barely yielding .2% from 2016`s 6.9%, a barely noticeable decline when compared with the drops after previous elections. This still placed the Philippines among the fastest-growing economies in Asia, after China`s 6.9% and Vietnam`s 6.8%. Graph: NEDA