Advocacies

As extended lockdown begins: Gov’t response stalled, stingy despite millions of Filipinos in need

April 14, 2020

NEWS

Poor households have struggled to survive four weeks of the enhanced community quarantine and will only endure greater difficulties during the two-week extension. The Duterte administration needs to let go of its burdensome bureaucratic requirements, increase funding, and expedite getting help to all families in need.

Ensure sufficient, safe and accessible water during COVID-19 crisis

April 8, 2020

WATER FOR THE PEOPLE NETWORK

POSITION PAPER | As more and more COVID-19 cases are discovered in the Philippines, especially in Metro Manila, and in over 200 countries around the globe, ensuring sufficient, safe and accessible water is more important than ever.

China ODA funds half of water resource projects under Duterte’s Flagship Infra

March 10, 2020

In the Philippines, water resource projects under Duterte’s flagship infrastructure program are being funded with foreign loans, half of which are from China. One of these is the Kaliwa Dam, which faces opposition from indigenous people and residents of affected areas in Rizal and Quezon provinces. The dam poses huge threats on the environment and […]

Usapang IBON Praymer Enero 2020 | Rehimeng Duterte: Ang gumuguhong tibay sa 2020

February 11, 2020

Sa natitirang kalahating panahon ng termino ng administrasyong Duterte, haharap ito sa malalaking pagsubok sa kanyang tibay. Pangunahin na rito ang tuloy-tuloy na pagbagal ng ekonomiya sa nagdaang tatlong taon sa kabila ng pagsusumikap ng administrasyon na pagandahin ang mga numero sa pamamagitan ng mataas na paggastos ng gobyerno. Pangalawa rito, subalit may kaparehas na […]

IBON 2019 Yearend Birdtalk Briefing Paper | 2020: Beginning of the End?

February 11, 2020

The administration oddly launched a ‘Duterte Legacy’ campaign with almost two-and-a-half years still left in its term. Likely with a view to the 2022 elections, it will backfire as the public becomes more discerning and less easily manipulated than the administration assumes. The durability of the Duterte administration will be tested in 2020. It will […]

Water You Up To, Mr. President?

December 13, 2019

BY SONNY AFRICA

Pres. Rodrigo Duterte is posturing against oligarchs again. This time, the tough talk is against corporate water giants Manila Water and Maynilad.

Their Wealth is Tu-big!

December 6, 2019

INFOGRAPHICS

Water is a human right and should be a public service. But did you know how much it boosts private profits of the country’s richest oligarchs?

No need for Kaliwa Dam

October 24, 2019