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Gov’t hyping employment gains to avoid giving more ayuda, stimulus – IBON

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.

Greater Manila ECQ/MECQ shallow without aggressive COVID response – IBON

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.

Ayuda urgent: Jobs crisis still worse than before pandemic — IBON

April 30, 2021

NEWS

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.

More than enough funds available to give urgent cash aid — IBON

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.

Big stimulus bill prioritizing aid more urgent than easing foreign restrictions–IBON

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.

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.