May 6, 2021
Latest labor force figures show that Filipinos are not regaining their jobs and incomes and, on the contrary, are desperately trying to make a living in whatever way they can.
May 5, 2021
Repeated quarantines to slow the spread of COVID-19 will be futile if it is not coupled with sufficient health and economic measures so that citizens can return to work safely, have more purchasing power, and spur economic activity.
April 30, 2021
The so-called increase in employment is just Filipinos desperate to make a living in any way they can. This makes the need for substantial cash aid even more urgent.
April 26, 2021
The government can finance the very urgent and long overdue cash assistance if only it chose to. It has to make emergency relief and support a priority and not something provided only if there is somehow extra cash lying around.
April 18, 2021
Every additional COVID-19 response measure over the meager amounts allotted by the administration will help the country get out of this crisis faster, whereas bills expanding foreign businesses’ profit-making will not be of any help at all.
March 31, 2021
The latest labor force survey confirms that unemployment and underemployment are worsening despite economic managers’ hype of rebounding employment.
March 31, 2021
Poor and low-income families in NCR+ deserve not just Php1,000 but at least Php10,000 in emergency cash subsidies to be distributed immediately, or ten times more than being offered after a year of lockdowns.
March 29, 2021
Reimposing an ECQ will only aggravate the health and economic crisis if the Duterte administration does not rectify its scrimped, militaristic and increasingly politicized response. It should take fast and real action, starting with prompt aid distribution to all affected households.
EDSA spirit lives on: Braving authoritarian pandemic restrictions, the people faced the crisis together
February 25, 2021
Our relentless assertion of rights is the country’s brightest hope amid the COVID-19 pandemic, economic crisis, calamities, and worsening authoritarianism.