As the Russia-Ukraine war rages on, the country is starting to reel from its effects, beginning with the dizzying fuel price hikes, and the stock market taking quite a hit.

But the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) believes that the Philippine economy, particularly with its solid macroeconomic fundamentals, could insulate it from the long-term effects of the conflict.

The Department of Finance (DOF) intends to create a P20.3-billion “war chest” in the form of fuel subsidy that could cushion any further adverse effects of the war.

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) is preparing for another off-shoot of that war as a national group of public utility drivers and operators are set to stage a transport strike.

These are among the major stories this Tuesday morning, March 15, 2022.

SKILLS DRILL – Members of the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP)-National Capital Region (NCR) participate in one of the challenges during the BFP-NCC Skills Olympics 2022 held at the NFP-NCR Headquarters in Quezon City on Monday, March 14, 2022.  (Mark Balmores)
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