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Joblessness worsens in February and will get worse with ECQ — IBON

March 31, 2021

The latest labor force survey confirms that unemployment and underemployment are worsening despite economic managers’ hype of rebounding employment.

Measly ECQ aid an afterthought — IBON

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.

IBON: Gov’t should rectify, ramp up COVID-19 aid

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

STATEMENT

Our relentless assertion of rights is the country’s brightest hope amid the COVID-19 pandemic, economic crisis, calamities, and worsening authoritarianism.

IBON 2021 Yearstarter Birdtalk Briefing Paper: Solving the pandemic crisis

February 21, 2021

The Philippines has the worst performing economy in ASEAN and is set to have the worst performing to as far away as South Asia and the rest of East Asia

Shifting to MGCQ a short-sighted and desperate move without containing pandemic–IBON

February 18, 2021

Easing restrictions will not spur recovery without a real fiscal stimulus while risking the more rapid spread of COVID-19

Ombudsman sitting on IBON red-tagging complaint for a year

February 11, 2021

The Ombudsman is becoming an enabler of the non-stop red-tagging by its failure to take action on IBON’s complaint filed a year ago. The Ombudsman should live up to its mandate and take immediate steps to hold red-tagging officials accountable.

IBON Praymer: Di maubus-ubos na sapin-saping krisis

February 6, 2021

Gumapang ang Pilipinas sa harap ng COVID-19. Dumating kasi ang pandemya na dati nang mahina ang pampublikong sistema sa kalusugan ng bansa. Tatlong taon na ring bumabagal ang ekonomiya, malawakan ang kakulangan sa trabaho, at malalim ang pinagtatakpang kahirapan.

Faster inflation underscores urgency of new cash subsidies — IBON

February 5, 2021

NEWS

As prices continued to soar amid a collapsing economy as of January, there is immediate need for the Duterte administration to provide substantial aid to the poorest Filipino households.