October 14, 2020
The corporate onslaught on agriculture, Filipino producers and consumers has to be thwarted for local production systems to break free from big business and foreign profit-driven objectives. Philippine agriculture can then flourish and contribute to the nation’s needs and development through ecologically sound, scientific and sustainable practices.
October 11, 2020
Features | President Duterte has reportedly ordered a review of loan agreements to determine if any are onerous and disadvantageous to the Filipino people. Yet the Kaliwa Dam project which has come under fire for its unfavorable Chinese loan agreement has already started.
October 5, 2020
COMMENTARY BY CASEY SALAMANCA
By hyping UHC, government pays lip service to the Filipino people’s right to health. The right to health pertains to a person’s overall well-being.
October 4, 2020
BY SONNY AFRICA
The debt crisis is already upon us – just not the kind that the economic managers and creditors are worried about where debt payments to lenders are interrupted.
October 3, 2020
BY JOSE LORENZO LIM
Are these projects really what will bring economic recovery while the nation grapples with a crisis-stricken public health system and economic decline?
September 23, 2020
COMMENTARY BY SONNY AFRICA
With the government’s infrastructure budget bloating and the pork-filled 2021 budget being railroaded through Congress, every check on corrupt government officials is more urgent than ever.
September 12, 2020
BY JOSE LORENZO LIM
Are the planned infrastructure projects really what the economy needs right now after everything that’s happened this year? How much of the infrastructure helps fight the COVID-19 pandemic?
September 10, 2020
BY MARICAR PIEDAD
This budget will be crucial for the Philippines to fast track recovery from the worst health and economic crisis in its history because of COVID-19. But it is not at all about health recovery as the Duterte administration hypes.
September 9, 2020
IBON Foundation salutes Dr. Edberto Villegas, member of our Board of Trustees since it first convened in 1979 during martial law, served many years as its chairperson, and remained a stalwart until his passing in the evening of September 7, 2020.