A woman waits to be inoculated against Covid-19 in a cinema-turned-vaccination hub at a shopping centre in in Taguig, the Philippines, on Wednesday. Photo: AP
A woman waits to be inoculated against Covid-19 in a cinema-turned-vaccination hub at a shopping centre in in Taguig, the Philippines, on Wednesday. Photo: AP

Philippines’ coronavirus missteps could make it Asia’s economic ‘laggard’ as recovery seen among region’s slowest

  • Over the last decade the Philippines had managed to harness its 109-million strong population to drive forward a consumption-led economy
  • But the pandemic has exposed structural weaknesses that an outsourcing boom and remittances from legions of citizens working abroad papered over

A woman waits to be inoculated against Covid-19 in a cinema-turned-vaccination hub at a shopping centre in in Taguig, the Philippines, on Wednesday. Photo: AP
A woman waits to be inoculated against Covid-19 in a cinema-turned-vaccination hub at a shopping centre in in Taguig, the Philippines, on Wednesday. Photo: AP
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