IBON Foundation

BBB: Farce multiplier

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.

Scar-crossed Labors

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.

Yearstarter: Seeking better normal in 2022

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.

IBON Executive Director on govt’s heightened alert levels and COVID strategy shift

January 12, 2022

IBON Executive Director on gov’t COVID strategy shift

Yearender: Unrepentant economics in 2021

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.

Fixing PH economic policies: What is to be done?

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
economic damage.

IBON Executive Director on weak government calamity response

December 24, 2021

Scrimping on typhoon Odette victims despite having more than enough funds is just being true to form.

Neoliberal PH underdevelopment

December 17, 2021

Economic policies determine economic outcomes – and the Philippine economy is the way it is by design, not by accident.

Updated PH National Electoral Landscape in 2022

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.