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Gone in 6 months due to inflation

September 9, 2018

Due to inflation, the poorest six deciles of Filipino families with monthly incomes ranging from Php7,724 to Php21,119 have suffered income losses of around Php1,455 to Php3,781 from January to August this year. #UpholdPeopleEconomics #IBON40 Read more:https://www.ibon.org/…/government-losing-control-of-economy-ibon/ https://www.ibon.org/…/poorest-60m-filipinos-suffer-income-loss…/

6.4% inflation hits poorest Filipinos the most

September 8, 2018

Long-term solution is to strengthen domestic agriculture and Filipino industry to provide cheaper food, goods and services in the domestic market, lessen imports, and lower pressure on the peso to depreciate. Reverse the privatization or commercialization of water, power, education and health that make these services more expensive for profit. These steps the Duterte administration’s […]

Falling budget for PH agri, land reform

August 18, 2018

Read more: Crisis of PH agriculture drives high inflation, economic slowdown

Rewind to the 2008 rice crisis

August 15, 2018

Read more: Rice tariffication to impoverish Filipino farmers more, Congress warned

Meat and fish tariffs, a temporary fix

August 7, 2018

Ultimately, agricultural imports could worsen the situation by displacing local producers and increasing our import bill.

CL, Manila prices barely differ

August 3, 2018

The minimum wage in Central Luzon was hiked to Php400 per day, but since there is almost no difference between the prices of goods and services in the region and in Metro Manila, the amount – as with the National Capital Region’s minimum wage of Php512 – remains insufficient for the workers and their families. […]

Wage hike only 18% cut in profits

August 3, 2018

Raising wages substantially remains a pressing and legitimate call that is doable and good for the economy. #NutriAsiaWorkers

Reality check

June 6, 2018

Related read: https://www.ibon.org/2018/04/amid-price-hikes-minimum-wage-insufficient-vs-rising-family-cost-of-living-ibon/