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The 2020 Budget: Infrastructure, Populist Measures, and War

September 15, 2019

As the proposed 2020 budget makes its way through congress, the Duterte administration’s priorities favor infrastructure for big business, war, and populist measures over substantive economic and social services that benefit the majority of Filipinos.

People Economics Forum

September 12, 2019

#MalalangEkonomiya #MayMagagawa #PeopleEconomics

Falling real wages, more expensive food

September 8, 2019

Inflation is lower but food remains expensive amid declining real wages for many Filipinos.

Job creation volatile, mostly of poor quality work

September 7, 2019

Research group IBON said that the recently reported job generation is mostly in poor quality work and confirms volatile labor market conditions rather than a strengthening economy. The group made the statement after the recent release of seemingly favorable employment figures and warned against complacency. The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) reported an increase in the […]

Neoliberal Charter change: foreign control of PH economy

September 2, 2019

Decades of economic liberalization has weakened domestic agriculture and Filipino industry, as is happening with the rice sector today. Yet Congress is still proposing to remove the last remaining protections for the economy in the 1987 Constitution.#MalalangEkonomiya #MayMagagawa #PeopleEconomics

PH rice industry crisis

September 1, 2019

The influx of imported rice is making palay farmgate prices fall including in the country’s rice granaries such as Isabela, Nueva Ecija and Sorsogon. Is rice liberalization really solving the problems of the rice industry or just making things worse? #MalalangEkonomiya #MayMagagawa #PeopleEconomics

Scrap provincial bus ban, find pro-people solution to traffic–IBON

August 13, 2019

Government should find another way of decongesting Metro Manila’s major thoroughfare instead of aggravating the inconveniences of hundreds of thousands of provincial bus commuters, research group IBON said. Commuters’ welfare should be the primary consideration of the Duterte administration in addressing transport woes, said the group, but its approach should be comprehensive and regulation should cover private […]

On the July 2019 inflation

August 7, 2019

#MalalangEkonomiya #MayMagagawa #PeopleEconomics

Protect the environment

August 3, 2019

The programs and policies the Duterte administration is hyping do not seem to be delivering the promised economic development and improvement of the Filipino people’s situation. People Economics will improve things. Protect the Environment! #MalalangEkonomiya #MayMagagawa #PeopleEconomics