MANILA (AFP) - The Philippines said Monday economic growth slowed to 3.2 percent in July-September, weighed by the US and European debt crises, bad weather, high fuel costs and low infrastructure spending. The year on year figure is well off the 7.3 percent honeymoon growth in the same period last year and was the third straight quarter of easing, said Romulo Virola, head of the National Statistical Coordination Board. The third quarter figure was only slightly higher than the revised gross domestic product of 3.1 percent for the second quarter. The construction sector also suffered. from the delayed implementation of President Benigno Aquinos public-private partnership programme while income from exports were pummelled by a slowdown in the global economy. Aquinos programme had been billed as the cornerstone of his economic agenda, under which he had promised to bid out big-ticket infrastructure projects to private investors in partnership with the government. The spending spree was designed to generate millions of jobs and induce local economic growth, but more than a year later none of his planned major projects have started. Virola said that for the January-September period, the economy grew 3.6 percent, which he said was quite a distance even from the lower end of the whole year target of 4.5 percent.