News

Gov’t priorities enrich a few and destroy the environment–IBON

November 25, 2020

News | The Philippine government’s bias for profit-seeking interests even at the expense of the environment are the root cause of the logging, quarrying and land conversion in Rizal and Cagayan provinces that have caused such devastating floods.

Govt stinginess worsens Filipinos’ suffering and PH economic collapse

November 10, 2020

Statement | Months into the worst economic collapse in the country’s history, the Duterte administration’s obsession with creditworthiness and the myth of a fundamentally strong Philippine economy is preventing it from taking the measures needed for real and rapid recovery.

Ombudsman’s inaction is making it a red-tagging enabler — IBON

November 2, 2020

NEWS

Action on IBON’s complaint is more urgent than ever with the issuance of the implementing rules and regulations of the controversial Anti-Terrorism Law which is facing 37 petitions against it at the Supreme Court.

IBON asks: How much of Villar wealth is driven by BBB?

October 29, 2020

NEWS | The systematic use of public funds to support private oligarch wealth is among the reasons for 12 Philippine real estate developers to be counted among Forbes’ World’s Billionaires list

Proposed 2021 health budget shrinks, neglects public health–IBON 

September 22, 2020

NEWS

The lower budget for the public health in the proposed national government budget for 2021 will keep health care inaccessible and expensive for too many Filipinos.

Budget for infrastructure towers over health, social protection, MSME support–IBON

September 16, 2020

NEWS

Health and social protection even in terms of infrastructure should be prioritized but these are dwarfed by programs such as roadworks and grandiose transport projects that are not as urgent.

PH ‘stimulus’ smallest in region

July 29, 2020

NEWS

Philippine spending in response to the COVID-19 pandemic is among the smallest in the region. The narrow-minded obsession with ‘creditworthiness’ stops the government from taking the urgent steps needed to restore livelihoods and save the economy.

IBON opens to gov’t inspection days before anti-terrorism law effectivity

July 15, 2020

NEWS

With the Anti-Terrorism Law soon coming into effect, research group IBON opened their office for inspection by the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) and Bgy. Sacred Heart officials. The ocular inspection was requested to show IBON’s transparency and prove the absence of illegal materials and equipment on the premises.

Gov’t creating pretext to use Anti-Terrorism Law against IBON?

July 11, 2020

The persistent falsehoods and malicious accusations spread by the PNA and NTF-ELCAC appear to be laying the groundwork for the Anti-Terrorism Law to be used against the institution and its research and education work. These accusations are however baseless and IBON will continue to explain socioeconomic and political issues, uphold the interest of the marginalized majority of Filipinos, and advocate against unjust and inequitable economic structures.