Camouflaging climate inaction
June 9, 2023
Hyping climate spending is hypocritical if environmental destruction continues.
The expensive and harmful ‘Build Better More’
June 2, 2023
The Philippine government has a repetitive narrative when it comes to infrastructure – that it will “revitalize the economy” and “create more jobs” or that the government is “Building more for better lives” — claims so-repeated that they seem like obvious benefits. But history shows that this is not always the case.
Minimum wages today worth less than 34 years ago, even Php164 wage hike not enough–IBON
May 26, 2023
After 34 years the real value of the minimum wage has fallen 28% on average across all regions nationwide. This strengthens the argument for reverting to a nationally mandated wage hike.
Growing global economic distress as G7 meet ends
May 22, 2023
The global economy is being dragged down by fundamental forces that even the mighty US is still captive to. It may be the world’s dominant imperialist power but it is still merely monopoly capitalist and as such subject to the deeply-ingrained contradictions of capitalism.
The G7 summit: Will Hiroshima deliver the economic interests behind militarism?
May 19, 2023
What the G7 wants and the manner it exacts these are untenable and are only bound to hurt the majority of the world’s populations. Thus, these vested economic interests can only be pursued through relentless US warmongering and militarism. But even that is a paper tiger – people around the world are rising up with more vigorous struggles and resistance against imperialism and war.
Hindi makatarungan ang mga kondisyon kapalit ng serbisyong komunikasyon
May 15, 2023
Nagmimistulang monopolyo ng impormasyon ang gobyerno at pribadong kumpanya sa paghawak ng datos ng milyon-milyong Pilipino. Ito ang kapalit ng pagtamasa ng komunikasyon at pag-akses sa impormasyon at iba pang serbisyo.
Economic slowdown stresses urgency of boosting household purchasing power with wage hikes, ayuda– IBON
May 14, 2023
The continuing deceleration in household spending from low incomes and high prices is among the biggest factors in the slowdown, and is among issues that the administration can immediately address
BBM’s US trip: It’s all about US
May 9, 2023
The current Marcos Jr administration will have US support despite its deeply corrupt, dynastic and rights-violating character. Or at least as long as the US keeps getting what it wants, and the Philippines doesn’t ask for anything that the US doesn’t want to give — like real freedom and development, or sovereignty and independence.
Filipino workers productivity increasing but real wages falling — IBON
May 8, 2023
The gains from growing productivity are not going to workers as higher wages but to the profits of corporations and the wealth of the super-rich. Giving workers their fair share through decent wages will uplift their lives and also spur economic progress.