IBON Media & Communications

IBON Media & Communications

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 – […]

The Education Agenda: A Seminar-Forum on Philippine Education

April 27, 2016

IBON in cooperation with the Educators’ Forum for Development (EfD) invites you to “The Education  Agenda: A Seminar-Forum on Philippine Education” this Friday April 29, 9am-12nn at the Conference Room  4/f IBON Center, #114 Timog Ave., Brgy Sacred Heart, QC. For RSVP please contact Joseph & Amil of the IBON Partnership in Education for Development […]

Jobs crisis will persist despite growing FDI if next admin retains neolib frame–IBON

April 27, 2016

#BeyondElections2016 | Research group IBON pointed out that growing foreign investment under the Aquino administration has not improved the country’s jobs situation. This, as the presidentiables vow to continue the major economic policies of the incumbent administration, which has made attracting foreign direct investment (FDI) a key strategy for inclusive growth. IBON noted that annual […]

Di lumingon: The economics of the next administration

April 26, 2016

  By Sonny Africa IBON executive director #BeyondElections2016 | The leading candidates for the presidency project vastly different images: plain but competent technocrat, earnest would-be mother of the nation, beleaguered man of the masses, and of course the coarse yet effective strongman. Filipino voters seem to have a variety of choices in the May 9 […]

Has PhilHealth, the country’s so-called universal health care program, benefited the Filipino people?

April 24, 2016

#BeyondElections2016 | All the presidential bets vow to continue Philhealth. But has this so-called universal health care program benefited the Filipino people? The 2015 National Government budget for PhilHealth rose to Php39.1 billion from only Php3.5 billion in 2011. It is now said to cover 87% of the entire population as of 2013. Yet, according […]

On Earth Day: IBON scores foreign chambers on anti-envi agenda for new admin

April 24, 2016

Research group IBON hit the Joint Foreign Chambers of Commerce in the Philippines (JFC) for laying down its agenda for environmental destruction and plunder for the next administration. Votes have yet to be cast but foreign big business is already maneuvering to further interests in industries such as mining, agriculture and power. The JFC recently […]

Infographic: Have Filipino children benefited from CCTs/ 4Ps?

April 20, 2016

#BeyondElections2016 | Among the conditionalities for receiving conditional cash transfers (CCTs)/ Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) dole-out are visits to health centers where children aged 0-5 years old are supposed to be immunized, children 0-2 years old will have monthly weight monitoring and nutrition counseling, and children 25 to 73 weeks old will have quarterly weight […]

IBON 2016-2017 Board looks beyond polls

April 19, 2016

Research group IBON’s newly-elected Board expressed readiness to usher IBON Foundation’s research, education, information and advocacy work to a new level as the country anticipates a transition from one administration to another and beyond. In a General Assembly, IBON Foundation members elected Thursday the members  its 2016-2017 Board of Trustees (BOT). After the assembly, the […]

IBON joins 43rd ALBASA

April 19, 2016

IBON Foundation will participate in the 43rd Academic Libraries Book Acquisition Systems Association, Inc. (ALBASA) Annual General Assembly from May 18-20, 2016 at the SM Trade Hall of SM City, Cebu City. The 43rd ALBASA is themed “Challenges Facing Librarians and Libaries: What’s Now and What’s Next”. IBON will be at Booth #36.