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New taxes to pay for Duterte indulgences, not for COVID response—IBON

May 26, 2022

The DOF’s proposed new taxes for the incoming administration are for paying off the Duterte government’s relentless borrowing for its infrastructure and debt servicing fetish, not for much-needed COVID-19 response.

No Moving on When Democracy is Threatened with Elitist, Authoritarian Politics

May 25, 2022

Filipino educators join the mounting calls of concerned citizens, communities and people’s organizations for the COMELEC to not dismiss and instead to seriously investigate reports of fraud, disinformation, disenfranchisement, and vote-buying in the 2022 national elections.

Red-tagging Kontra Daya convenor delusional–IBON

May 20, 2022

It is delusional and malicious to say that these simple capacity-building activities are organized by the Central Committee of the CPP through Arao as alleged

8.3% in Q1-2022 the end of high GDP growth rates

May 12, 2022

While economic growth in the first quarter of 2022 is welcome, this is mainly driven by base effects and election-related spending. Growth is also weak and unsustainable considering the unfavorable jobs market. Things could be even worse depending on how the volatile global economy plays out. This will likely be the last relatively high growth reported, and the next administration will have to make do with weaker growth performance.

Million increase in underemployed: Economy still not creating enough decent work

May 6, 2022

NEWS

Government should not be complacent following the reported increase in employment, considering the spike in underemployment and in part-time work. Many Filipinos are still struggling to make ends meet and the economy is still weak despite reopening.

Inflation spikes, yet cash subsidies nowhere in sight

May 6, 2022

NEWS

The fastest consumer price increases in over three years makes cash aid ever more urgent. Yet the Duterte administration keeps reneging on its promised aid to families.

Inflation makes NCR family living wage rise to Php1,087

May 5, 2022

The NCR minimum wage is falling even further behind the FLW and a meaningful increase is more urgent than ever for genuinely inclusive recovery.

IBON backs moves vs red-tagging, hits Ombudsman inaction

April 11, 2022

The Office of the Ombudsman is reinforcing the culture of impunity by turning a cold shoulder to mounting criminal complaints against government officials red-tagging activists. This includes IBON’s complaint filed over two years ago.

Wage hike possible with transparency, gov’t support

April 9, 2022

If employers are transparent about their revenues and net incomes this will likely show that large corporations and even many medium enterprises can hike wages with only a small cut on their profits. Government can meanwhile provide wage subsidies and other forms of support to MSMEs who cannot yet afford this.