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Category: International and Regional Issues

Heed Cuba lessons, boost public health care, DOH urged

September 9, 2016

  Research group IBON said that Filipinos will benefit if the government adopts Cuba’s model of a state-run health care system. The group stressed that people’s access to this social service is becoming more limited by Philippine health services being increasingly run by the private sector for profit. Department of Health (DOH) officials recently toured […]

Challenge to Real Change

July 25, 2016

On the day of the State of the Nation Address, IBON explains why the 10-point economic agenda hangs like a dark cloud over pro-people economics prospects and even the chief executive’s recently-affirmed popularity   #SONA2016 #justpeacePH | IBON Features  The unorthodox candidate and eventually President Rodrigo Roa Duterte made a flurry of announcements before and […]

Development Brings Peace (2014)

July 24, 2016

Reposting IBON’s 2014 infovideo stressing that genuine progress is contingent to a just and lasting peace. IBON reprises this video in a soon-to-be-released version at a time when the newly-seated Duterte administration opened the door for the resumption of peace negotiations anew. IBON joins the public supporting the the peace talks, which is a main call […]

There is room for pro-people economics but 10-pt agenda concerning–IBON

July 16, 2016

“While there are sunny prospects, the 10-point agenda of neoliberal policies hangs over like a dark cloud,” said research group IBON’s executive director Sonny Africa yesterday at its political and economic briefing. In its 2016 Midyear Birdtalk held at the University of the Philippines, IBON welcomed the Duterte administration’s opening of opportunities for pro-people measures […]

IBON –Brexit referendum win another sign of neoliberal policies failure

June 29, 2016

Research group IBON said the prevailing vote for Brexit is the latest political affirmation that neoliberal globalization-driven integration like the European Union (EU) is failing. The Philippines will have an advantage if the incoming Duterte administration appreciates this as the latest sign of the major emerging countercurrent to reckless neoliberalism. There was a referendum on […]

World Consumer Rights Day 2016: #AntibioticsOfftheMenu #SafeFoodForAll

March 15, 2016

IBON Network/ Consumers International/ This World Consumer Rights Day, Consumers International, calls on three major restaurant chains to make global time bound commitments to stop serving meat from animals routinely given antibiotics used in human medicine. Antibiotic resistance is one of the biggest threats to global health facing us today. Around half of the antibiotics produced […]

Mega Dams: Profiteering in Infrastructure

March 14, 2016

“The circa 1970s Laiban dam has been recently revived supposedly to augment Metro Manila’s water supply that other dams cannot provide especially during dry months. Also, the last remaining hydro-electric government facility. Angat dam in Bulacan has been offered to bidders after the sale of Magat, Ambuklao-Binga and Pantabangan-Masiway to big private corporations in previous […]

Aquino warned: Do not let PH fall into TPP pit

February 17, 2016

US intent in sealing controversial deal to open greater opportunities for its corporations Research group IBON once again urges President Aquino who is attending the summit of South East Asian leaders to quit seeking membership in the controversial Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP). The Philippines should opt out of the workshop being offered by the US […]