Ten years of EPIRA: a decade of increasing private power monopoly

June 10, 2011

Ten years after, all the EPIRA has done is usher in the monopolization into private hands of the power industry where giant corporate energy players have been making significant profits at the expense of the public and national development (Part Two of a two-part series on EPIRA’s 10 years) Part One: EPIRA: failed promise of […]

EPIRA: Failed promise of affordable electricity

June 8, 2011

Today marks the 10th year of the EPIRA, the law that was built on the premise that privatizing the power sector and giving play to `free market’ forces would compel firms to compete in terms of lower electricity prices. (Part One of a two-part series on EPIRA’s 10 years) (Part Two: A decade of EPIRA: […]

NFA reorganization a bane to food security

May 25, 2011

IBON FEATURES | For a country with rice as staple, the government’s neglect towards the current dismal state of Philippine agriculture and food producers is put on the spotlight, while the goals of “rice self-sufficiency” and food secu IBON Features– As Congress deliberates pending bills on the National Food Authority (NFA), farmers and consumers groups […]

EDSA and the Economy: 25 years after

February 24, 2011

By Sonny Africa | The 1986 People Power uprising created a moment of national unity and international credibility that could have been the starting point of real economic progress. IBON Features — The anniversary of the first People Power is a time to reflect on how the nation is 25 years later. The 1986 People […]

PPP: More public debt, less gov’t responsibility

November 11, 2010

Aside from further bloating the debt burden, Aquino’s PPP thrust will also facilitate increased corporate takeover of government roles at the expense of public interest IBON Features — On November 17-19, Malacañang will host a major event called “Infrastructure Philippines 2010” or what is referred to in the media as the public-private partnership (PPP) summit. […]

First 100 days: Few signs of real reform

October 8, 2010

IBON FEATURES | The first 100 days of any administration comprise the moment of transition from the old government, and the new administration is at the height of its optimism, trust and popularity The first 100 days of any administration are unique – this is the moment of transition from the old government, and the […]

Various Rice Industry Multistakeholders Reject NFA Privatization

September 17, 2010

Bantay Bigas | Press Release | The gathering was attended by more than 130 participants composed of rice millers, small rice traders and retailers, farmers, consumers, farmers’ cooperatives, irrigators associations, farmers, and… | Reference: Lita Mariano, Spokesperson | Mobile: 09302016879 A rare gathering of rice industry stakeholders was held at the Century Conference hall of […]

Para Kay Alex *

September 8, 2010

Tribute to former IBON staff Alexander Martin Remollino, 33 | “Alex, you have to tone down for the kids,” his editor would admonish him. “Ma’am gusto kong tumula,” he would say. Pinasulat kita ng magasing pambata pasimplehin mo lang ‘kako nang malaman nila ang ating rebolusyon, gawin mong dahan-dahan hakbang-hakbang, baytang-baytang nang matutunan nilang marating […]

Dark Legacies: The Economy Under Arroyo

June 11, 2010

Ibon Features | By Sonny Africa | The disturbing divergence between the fortunes of a few and the welfare of the many is the most troubling legacy that the Arroyo presidency leaves behind– and among the greatest challenges that the incoming [wpdm_package id=3823 template=”link-template-widget”] IBON Features– The Arroyo administration will be remembered for lost ground […]