April 18, 2019
The Rice Tariffication Law supposedly ensures food security by liberalizing rice imports and making farming globally competitive. However, Filipino farmers see it as a threat to their livelihood. Some vouch for it, while others side with the dissenting voice. Who’s who?
April 14, 2019
“The choice of official poverty lines is a political one. Setting a high standard indicates the government having a high level of ambition for poverty eradication. Government, however has chosen to set a low standard – in this case, the Php10,481 per month or Php69.87 per day poverty threshold – which results in tens of […]
April 7, 2019
Not creating enough decent jobs is among the worst problems of the economy. Filipinos are forced abroad, suffer poor quality work, or are jobless because of neoliberal policies especially since the 1980s. Despite hyped economic growth, employment generation under the Duterte administration is at its worst in over 60 years. #MalalangEkonomiya #MayMagagawa #PeopleEconomics #BeyondElections2019
April 2, 2019
For over forty years, IBON has sought to explain socioeconomic and political issues to the public as our contribution to Philippine democracy and the cause of genuine progress and development. We have always been transparent about our bias for the majority of Filipinos who are persistently marginalized and about our opposition to unjust and inequitable […]
March 28, 2019
March 22, 2019
WHO’S SCARED TO DEBATE THE TRAIN LAW? The TRAIN Law implemented since 2018 increased the tax burden on tens of millions of the poorest Filipinos while lowering taxes on higher income families including the country’s richest. Some lawmakers have reconsidered but others still defend the indefensible. Most aspiring senators are justifiably critical. Who’s who?
March 21, 2019
Water is a human right and should be a public service. But did you know how much it boosts private profits of the country’s richest oligarchs? JAIME ZOBEL DE AYALA Famously known for their malls and condominiums in urban centers across the country, the Ayala family has interests in many other sectors. This includes privatized […]