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Employment decline belies govt claims of upbeat labor market — IBON

December 8, 2022

The government’s claim of an upbeat labor market is an overstatement that dismisses the significant decline in employment and growing number of discouraged workers.

Celebrating Bonifacio Day by advocating for social transformation

November 30, 2022

We celebrate Bonifacio’s life by emulating what he has done for the country. As teachers, it is our task to teach what heroes like Bonifacio have contributed for the country.

Civil society groups: Agenda 2030 possible with alternative economics, governance

November 29, 2022

Gathering at the heels of various global issue conferences, civil society organizations said that the country’s dominantly business-biased and profit-driven atmosphere keeps it from progressing towards the sustainable goals of Agenda 2030.

Gov’t growth hype hides worsening situation of ordinary Filipinos — IBON

November 23, 2022

The finance secretary’s recent trumpeting of rapid growth is hype, and in reality the economy and the conditions of ordinary Filipinos have barely even returned to pre-pandemic levels.

Gov’t fails to convince int’l community of improved human rights situation in PH

November 15, 2022

At the United Nations Human Rights Council’s 4th cycle of the Universal Periodic Review, many countries expressed concerns about ongoing human rights violations in the country and the Philippine government’s inadequate responses to recommendations made in the last cycle in 2017.

PH government misleading UN on state of social and economic rights

November 12, 2022

The Philippine government grossly misleads the United Nations Human Rights Council about the state of social and economic rights in the country in the report it belatedly submitted for the 4th cycle of the Universal Periodic Review, according to the Philippine UPR Watch network.

PH government violating social and economic rights during and after COVID-19

November 11, 2022

The policies of the Philippine government during and after the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 adversely affected the realization of economic, social and cultural rights for the people.

Employment falls, official unemployment stats hide millions of jobless Filipinos — IBON

November 8, 2022

The Marcos Jr administration appears to be more intent on playing up supposed employment gains rather than addressing the reality of massive joblessness.

Soaring inflation can be tempered—IBON

November 4, 2022

The people may find little relief and may be worse off should the Marcos Jr administration stick to its weak response of hiking interest rates and limiting subsidies to address high inflation.