Philippine apparel exports slipped slightly in the first 10 months of this year to $2.06 billion but textile exports surged 87 per cent to $106.7 million from $57.1m in 2001, industry data revealed on Tuesday. Official figures from the Garment and Textile Export Board also revealed garment exports for the past four months climbed 14 per cent year-on-year compared to a 16.2 per cent plunge in the previous six months.