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Greater Manila ECQ/MECQ shallow without aggressive COVID response – IBON

May 5, 2021

Repeated quarantines to slow the spread of COVID-19 will be futile if it is not coupled with sufficient health and economic measures so that citizens can return to work safely, have more purchasing power, and spur economic activity.

Ayuda urgent – jobs crisis still worse than before pandemic

May 1, 2021

Government claims of employment improving in February 2021 compared to pre-pandemic January 2020 are unfounded. The so-called jobs increase is just Filipinos desperate to make a living in any way they can.

Ayuda urgent: Jobs crisis still worse than before pandemic — IBON

April 30, 2021

NEWS

The so-called increase in employment is just Filipinos desperate to make a living in any way they can. This makes the need for substantial cash aid even more urgent.

There is Money for Ayuda

April 29, 2021

[INFOGRAPHIC] There are trillions in possible fund sources for cash assistance, wage and production subsidies, and health response. What is lacking is a government willing to spend on the people’s most urgent needs.

IBON Executive Director on the Duterte administration’s infrastructure delusion on display at Sulong Pilipinas forum

April 26, 2021

IBON Executive Director on the Duterte administration’s infrastructure delusion on display at Sulong Pilipinas forum

More than enough funds available to give urgent cash aid — IBON

April 26, 2021

The government can finance the very urgent and long overdue cash assistance if only it chose to. It has to make emergency relief and support a priority and not something provided only if there is somehow extra cash lying around.

Incentives granted under the Philippine Mining Act of 1995

April 22, 2021

The Philippine Mining Act of 1995 worsened the plunder of the country’s mineral resources by big local and foreign mining firms at the expense of the environment and people’s livelihoods, culture and national sovereignty. The Duterte administration should repeal this law for all the damage it has done and will do. Instead, it recently lifted […]