January 10, 2024
The lower unemployment rate appears favorable but should not be taken at face value.
December 27, 2023
EO 50 is counterproductive because the over-reliance on cheap imports even before El Niño occurs disincentivizes domestic producers and undermines domestic agricultural production.
December 23, 2023
Poverty only seems lower because it’s compared to when the economy was locked down. Compared to the first semester of 2018, poverty is actually growing and shows that government needs to do more.
September 8, 2023
Research group IBON said that the 2.8-million collapse in the number of employed persons but small decline in unemployed confirms that many Filipinos have dropped out of the labor force. This is due to the lack of jobs – even work that is self-employed and informal. The group said that this huge increase in discouraged […]
August 15, 2023
Growing billionaire wealth amid increasing poverty, worsening joblessness, and stagnant wages shows that it’s high time for the Marcos Jr administration to heed calls for a wealth tax on the country’s billionaires.
August 11, 2023
Growth slowing for three straight quarters confirms economic decline under the Marcos Jr administration. The economic rebound and momentarily fast growth from reopening, which was measured from the worst economic contraction in the country’s history, is over. The economy has returned to its trajectory of slowing growth that started even before the excessive pandemic lock […]