Cha-cha of economic provisions a smokescreen for political agenda – IBON
March 14, 2023
Rewriting the Charter’s supposedly restrictive economic provisions is just a smokescreen for the self-serving political agenda of the Marcos family and of legislators. Changing the economic provisions will not develop the economy.
1.8-million loss in full-time jobs dispels gov’t claim of recovery, robust jobs market – IBON
March 10, 2023
The jobs crisis is worsening despite the economy reopening. Sugarcoating only hides the problem and prevents urgent action to help millions of Filipinos struggling to make ends meet.
The right size for development?
March 9, 2023
The Marcos Jr administration’s rightsizing program goes in the direction of further weakening the government just when it is so needed to become bigger and better to transform the economy to serve the public interest.
“Wage hikes are harmful”: Kung ayaw maraming dahilan
March 6, 2023
It’s perplexing for the economic team to speak about workers and their wages as if they are a burden to the economy. It’s people who most of all create value in the economy and for whom the economy is for.
Sibuyan’s reminder: People, not profit, should drive the mining industry
March 3, 2023
As long as pro-people policies are non-existent and unenforced, more communities like Sibuyan will be under the gaze of exploitative mining firms that take advantage of the industry, run it for profit, and leave us with nothing for very little.
IBON: Ayuda budgets slashed amid false claims of recovery
August 27, 2022
The Marcos Jr administration’s 2023 proposed national budget defunds social protection even if millions still suffer the aftershocks of the government’s harsh pandemic lockdowns and as economic rebound fades.