Features

The excuses they give: Kung ayaw ng wage hike, maraming dahilan

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.

The spectacular errors of economic cha-cha proponents

February 4, 2024

COMMENTARY

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.

PH starts 2024 on weak footing: Jobless growth and deindustrialization

January 12, 2024

FEATURE

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.

DOTr doesn’t want to admit that jeepney fare hikes are coming

January 7, 2024

COMMENTARY

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.

Marcos Jr admin fails to respect, protect, and fulfill social and economic rights

December 9, 2023

FEATURE

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.

Bp. Solito Toquero, 81

December 3, 2023

TRIBUTE

Bishop Sol’s modest and gentle manner belied the staunchness of his beliefs and how he firmly guided IBON’s work.

Under the knife: the 2024 health budget

September 8, 2023

FEATURE

The 2024 proposed health budget reflects the Marcos Jr administration’s utter neglect of public health.

Beyond rice price populism

September 5, 2023

The standalone rice price caps will not just be ultimately ineffective but might even backfire

2024 education budget: When will government learn?

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