Birdtalk Briefing Paper

“Change Underway?” IBON 2016 Yearend Birdtalk Paper (Introduction)

January 16, 2017

  Pres. Rodrigo Duterte brashly entered the national political scene on the back of widespread public dissatisfaction and with vivid promises of change. The new pro-poor administration would be different and overturn the domination of the traditional powers that keep the country poor and underdeveloped: oligarchs, corrupt politicians, drug lords and organized crime, and even […]

Fuel excise tax more burden than boon for poor — IBON

January 9, 2017

  Research group IBON said that the fuel excise tax being pushed by President Duterte’s economic managers will increase taxes on already burdened poor and low income wage earners. The group said that the Duterte administration should redesign the tax system to tax the richest who have the huge ability to pay more and relieve […]

These issues and more at the IBON 2016 Yearend Birdtalk

January 2, 2017

Join us on January 13, 2017 1-5m for a discussion on these issues and more at the IBON Yearend 2016 Birdtalk! #WeLearnChange #EconomicsForFilipinos. – https://www.facebook.com/IbonFoundation/videos/10157987318205162/

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’s 2016 Midyear Birdtalk

June 2, 2016

Block the dates: July 15 for teachers and students, July 14 for other sectors esp business, academe, religious, NGOs, people’s organization leaders, etc. 1pm.

2015 Midyear Birdtalk | Aquino’s final year: Legacy of elite economics and governance

July 21, 2015

School of Economics | University of the Philippines Diliman, Quezon City Download in PDF format In the run-up to the last State of the Nation Address (SONA) of President Benigno S. Aquino III while the 2016 polls loom, the administration has repeatedly emphasized that there is a need to continue its so-called legacy of reforms […]