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A customer buys goods at a general merchandise store in Manila on... News PhotoBuying,Customer,Economy,Finance,Horizontal,Manila,Merchandise,Philippines,Shop,VerticalPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPA customer buys goods at a general merchandise store in Manila on January 4, 2013. The Philippines' inflation rate fell to a five-year low last year, the government said Friday, helping efforts to hold down interest rates and boost economic growth. Consumer prices expanded by 3.2 percent for the entire 2012, substantially lower than the 4.6 percent recorded in 2011, the National Statistics Office said. AFP PHOTO / JAY DIRECTO (Photo credit should read JAY DIRECTO/AFP/Getty Images)