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Learn to say “Never Again!”

May 6, 2016

This textbook tells the truth about the Marcos dictatorship: “The Marcos Dictatorship… took away the basic freedom and rights of Filipinos (and) led to the further deterioration of the Philippine economy.” Learn to say “Never Again!” — Educators’ Forum for Development/ IBON Foundation  

Anyare? Economic decline since Marcos

May 5, 2016

By Sonny Africa IBON Features | #BeyondElections2016 | The Marcos dictatorship started the Philippines on a path of economic decline that remains until today. This has already had the worst consequences for tens of millions of Filipinos across two generations. Unless corrected, it will burden generations to come. The Philippine economy’s decline since the 1980s […]

Educators challenge candidates: Take stand vs unconstitutional K-to-12

May 2, 2016

#BeyondElections2016 | Progressive teachers’ network Educators’ Forum for Development (EfD) asserted that the K-to-12 program is unconstitutional and illegal, and renewed calls for its suspension in a seminar-forum. Days away from the May polls, the educators also challenged electoral candidates to scrap the pro-big business K-to-12 and stand for national, mass-oriented, and scientific education. During […]

Automated Polls: Privatized elections, foreign-controlled democracy (Part 2)

May 2, 2016

Second of Two Parts By Arnold Padilla   Why Smartmatic prevails Why Smartmatic keeps on winning Comelec contracts boggles the mind especially considering the numerous and major malfunctions by the machines and services that Smartmatic provided in the past two elections. To illustrate, while the AES law mandates a 99.995% accuracy rate, Smartmatic’s PCOS machines […]

Wage hikes under Aquino smallest since 1990s

May 1, 2016

Research group IBON said that unless the Aquino administration gives a wage hike before its term ends, it will have given the smallest wage hikes of any administration in the past 24 years. Wage repression is among the biggest reasons why recent rapid growth has been exclusionary and benefiting elites rather than the majority of […]

Worst jobs crisis by far: Job creation down; 24 million employed in poor quality work under Aquino

April 30, 2016

#BeyondElections2016 | Research group IBON said that while the Philippines saw growth, increasing corporate profits, investor confidence and international media hype under the Aquino administration, less new jobs were created, joblessness remains high, and the quality of work has worsened. Falling job creation under the incumbent administration has resulted in the most unemployed, underemployed, discouraged […]

P750 national minimum wage doable–IBON

April 29, 2016

  Research group IBON said that it is possible for workers nationwide to receive the proposed national minimum wage (NMW) of Php750. Millions of workers and their families will immediately benefit while employers still keep over 70% of their substantial profits. The NMW is an immediate, important, and doable step towards making economic growth genuinely […]

IBON Bookshop SALE extended!

April 29, 2016

IBON Bookshop’s SALE has been extended beyond April 21! Featured publications are IBON Foundation’s flagship Facts and Figures including complete sets until 2012 and the Birdtalk paper. Read on the past but especially the incumbent government’s neoliberal policies that have kept growth exclusionary and a huge portion of the population in poverty. Read why the country’s socio-economic […]

Automated polls: privatized elections, foreign-controlled democracy (Part 1)

April 28, 2016

First of two parts By Arnold Padilla IBON Features | #BeyondElections2016 | In the Philippines, you know that it is election season again not only when political scandals are at a fever pitch but also when criticisms against the Commission on Election (Comelec) are highly agitated as well. These criticisms – like most politically motivated scandals – […]