January 19, 2022
The real question is what balance to strike between universal social protection and infrastructure. The disproportionate attention to urban-centric transport infrastructure of the Build Build Build program is clearly a problem.
January 17, 2022
We will likely hear claims of strong economic performance, early recovery, and returning to a path of rapid and inclusive growth. But labor force and poverty figures for 2021 already show how any claims like that will just be bluster or, worse, blind to the daily experience of millions of Filipinos.
January 14, 2022
The administration that is exiting and the new one entering can take a more rational and humane approach to recovering and reforming the economy.
January 12, 2022
IBON Executive Director on gov’t COVID strategy shift
December 31, 2021
For the economic managers, managing the economy is really about making big business prosper most of all. It’s unfortunately not about doing everything to improve people’s lives or alleviate their distress.
December 28, 2021
It’s never too early to identify the most urgent steps to be taken including starting on
the first of many measures needed to correct decades of policy missteps and
December 24, 2021
Scrimping on typhoon Odette victims despite having more than enough funds is just being true to form.
December 17, 2021
Economic policies determine economic outcomes – and the Philippine economy is the way it is by design, not by accident.
December 16, 2021
The electoral landscape keeps changing as politicians file, withdraw, and substitute in their certificates of candidacy to suit their horse-trading and bargaining. This is how it looks today but who knows what the quest for power will make it tomorrow.