Peso slide vs dollar a 'net win' for PH, Diokno says


Posted at Jul 10 2018 10:07 AM

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MANILA -- The peso's weakness against the dollar is a "net win" for the Philippines, Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno said Tuesday.

A weak peso makes exports more attractive and increases the value of dollar remittances from abroad and the earnings of exporters and business process outsourcing companies, Diokno said.

The "losers" are those who hold foreign currency-denominated debt, he told ANC's Headstart.

"A weak peso does not mean a weak economy," he said.