Speaking from my own experience here in UK, there is a noticeable rise in the price of certain goods due to shortages and late availability from source's abroad. Example: timber for contruction is in short supply and the price depends on availability at the time of ordering. Needless to say some manufacturers and suppliers will take full advantage of the situation. I purchased 10 boards of OSB sheets six weeks ago, the price has nearly doubled since at todays prices! Food prices are creeping up and so is the price of housing. How has the pandemic effected everyday living costs in Philippines? What if any, commodities have you notice are starting to rise in P.I., and has the current exchange rate against the dollar seen a rise in the price of things? A friend and his wife have recently moved to Philippines permanently and not having had contact since, I wonder if it's living up to their expectations.