Two conflicting tales got here out of a nationwide paper this week. One introduced that exporters are badly harm by the appreciating peso whereas the opposite states that the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) claims that the surging forex is helpful to the Philippine economic system. These tales appear to inform the Filipinos that we can’t have our cake and eat it too. Each time there’s a good impact, there’s a corresponding draw again. Allow us to take the primary assertion. There are two kinds of exporters. One is who imports uncooked supplies, processes it and exports the completed product. The opposite is one who buys or produces the uncooked materials domestically, processes it and exports the outcome. Within the first case, we export solely labor. Within the second, we export labor and uncooked materials transformed by labor into completed product. When the peso is weak, extra pesos are spent to purchase uncooked supplies. The product is bought to earn a robust greenback. Then labor is paid in weak peso.