IBON Foundation

Gov’t growth hype hides worsening situation of ordinary Filipinos — IBON

November 23, 2022

The finance secretary’s recent trumpeting of rapid growth is hype, and in reality the economy and the conditions of ordinary Filipinos have barely even returned to pre-pandemic levels.

More ayuda more urgent than ever

November 22, 2022

Ayuda is urgent. Millions of Filipinos struggling with poverty even before the pandemic are now also dealing with joblessness from the lockdowns and rapidly rising prices of goods and services. Expanded emergency cash assistance combined with expanded support for farmers, fisherfolk and small businesses are critical to spur real economic recovery.

PH biggest US military and security aid recipient in Southeast Asia

November 22, 2022

As US Vice President Kamala Harris visits the country, we note how the US-Philippine relations have become more vital than ever to the global superpower’s quest for dominance. The Philippines has been getting the biggest US military and security aid among Southeast Asian countries since 2019 and is expected to still receive the biggest amount […]

Fight Against Climate Injustice

November 18, 2022

The United Nations’ 27th Conference of Parties (COP27) in Sharm-el Sheikh, Egypt is focused on the implementation of each country’s nationally determined contribution towards the prevention of global warming. The Philippines is considered a low emitter compared to other nations, yet it ranks among the most vulnerable to climate-related disasters.