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Extensive US overseas military bases for domination not defense – IBON

May 27, 2024

The US harps about China and Russia military aggression but its vast network of overseas military bases worldwide which the US has used to launch the most offensive military operations of any country since World War II shows that its aggression is much worse.

Job-losing growth in first quarter 2024 is cause for alarm not optimism – IBON

May 10, 2024

The difficulty in creating enough decent and sustainable work which leaves millions of Filipinos to survive off of meager incomes certainly cannot in any way be a source of “optimism and pride,” as the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) put it when the growth figures were released

IBON says of wage hike: “Ang bara ay ang di pag-suporta ng pangulo”

May 9, 2024

The proposed wage bills in Congress to various degrees bring wages closer to the family living wage, which corrects years of meager wage increases that have lagged behind profits, productivity and inflation.

Hunger rise, extensive poverty debunks jobs improvement hype — IBON

May 8, 2024

Government’s constant hype of “labor market improvement” is not being felt by many Filipinos struggling with poor quality jobs and, as a result, are falling into worsening hunger and widespread poverty.

Weak and below-target job creation debunks govt’s employment hype, hits youth worst — IBON

May 1, 2024

Acknowledging the weak state of job creation is necessary to come up with meaningful solutions that will address the country’s livelihood crisis.

50-50 split between profits and workers’ wages more than fair — IBON

May 1, 2024

Raising the minimum wage to a living wage corrects decades of injustice where workers create huge profits for employers but receive meager wages.

Lack of gainful employment belies govt claims of improving jobs market — IBON

April 13, 2024

The Marcos Jr administration keeps touting that the labor market is improving. But there is a serious disconnect between this government hype and the actual reality of millions of Filipinos.

Justice for the surfaced environment and human rights defenders Eco and Jak!

March 28, 2024

STATEMENT

The attacks against Eco, Jak and other environmental defenders only serves the interests of big business promoting destructive projects. These undermine the people’s well-being and the environment, exacerbating existing issues.

RBH 7 passage not about economic Cha-cha but political self-interest

March 21, 2024

Congress can already do so much for the people if they really wanted to. Unfortunately, the fact that they are pushing economic Cha-cha without any solid arguments goes to show that they really want something else.