NGO founder: 'Something's terribly wrong when siling labuyo is being used as economy indicator' - The Daily Sentry

NGO founder: 'Something's terribly wrong when siling labuyo is being used as economy indicator'

Composite photos of Mj Quiambao Reyes, inflation rate trend table and screen-capped image of Siling labuyo price which SM refuted as inaccurate (file photo from Facebook)

Co-founder of Non-Profit Organization, The Little Swallow, and Duterte supporter, MJ Quiambao Reyes wittingly debunked the negative issues raised against the administration.

Recently, news about the peaking inflation rate, and the surge of prices such as of the siling labuyo  has brought panic to some of the citizens – especially since reports about it is all over the media, unfairly putting all the blame to the government.

Reyes took it on Facebook to point out major factors that have happened to the country, good things that the government has done, to help people feel at ease that everyone is heading the right direction – upward.

She started off with the improved employment rate which was the highest in the last ten years as reported by NEDA. There is also the decreased external debt of the country, million dollars worth of business deals bagged by President Rodrigo Duterte’s recent visit in Israel and Jordan.

There is also the free education that thousands of Filipino students is enjoying, dropped of crime rate in Metro Manila, the country’s strong growth performance in manufacturing and etc… - these are just among the good things that happened.

She pointed out that with these achievements of the government, the critics should not only focus on the price of siling labuyo – as the Philippine economy indicator.

MJ Quiambao Reyes full post reads:


Employment rate improved to 94.6% in July 2018--the highest employment rate in the last 10 years per NEDA --

Metro Manila crime rate dropped by 30% vs last year while nationwide crime rate from July 2016 to June 2018 dropped by 21.5% vs same period from 2014 to 2016, per PNP --

External debt down by 9.9%

US$83M business deals signed between Phils. and Israel --*

US$61 Million in business deals inked between Philippines and Jordan --

Philippines improved its sustainable trade ranking by 3 notches, landing 10th (from 13th in 2016) in the Asia Pacific --

Philippines ranked 2nd in ASEAN growth in manufacturing activity, with 51.9 PMI --

Strong performance of construction sector, thereby generating 4 million+ jobs as of April 2018 --

FDI surged to an all-time high of US$5.8 Billion, up by 42.4%, 1st semester 2018 compared to same period 2017 --

Significant number of working class are now enjoying zero to lower income tax (which spells increase in disposable income) --

Hundreds of thousands of Filipino students are now enjoying free education--

AND YET, all these opposition leaders (along with their allied media personalities and their 2% following) are fixated at:

The price of siling labuyo (as their indicator of Philippine economy)

Trillanes (as their epitome of a leader!)


Screen-capped image of MJ Quiambao Reyes's Facebook post