February 20, 2024
Opponents of a minimum wage hike say it will be “catastrophic” – cause inflation, lead to layoffs, and bankrupt firms. They say it will only help a few and only for a little while. None of these arguments holds water.
February 4, 2024
It has become Cha-cha etiquette to always sugarcoat political changes with promises of a bright economic future once the charter’s economic provisions are fixed.
January 12, 2024
The Marcos Jr administration knows that we all want good news because, well, who doesn’t. Unfortunately, it is taking advantage of this to manage citizens’ perception of the economy.
January 7, 2024
There is much to improve in making public mass transport safer, cleaner and more convenient but ‘modernization’ by making transport profitable for private capital is the wrong direction.
December 9, 2023
The Marcos Jr government fundamentally fails to respect, protect and fulfil social and economic rights by its insistence on the same anti-people market-driven policies.
December 3, 2023
Bishop Sol’s modest and gentle manner belied the staunchness of his beliefs and how he firmly guided IBON’s work.
September 8, 2023
The 2024 proposed health budget reflects the Marcos Jr administration’s utter neglect of public health.
September 5, 2023
The standalone rice price caps will not just be ultimately ineffective but might even backfire
August 30, 2023
The 2024 budget reflects at least slipshod management of the education sector and at most self-serving interests, pushing our problems from bad to worse