May 6, 2022
The fastest consumer price increases in over three years makes cash aid ever more urgent. Yet the Duterte administration keeps reneging on its promised aid to families.
May 5, 2022
The NCR minimum wage is falling even further behind the FLW and a meaningful increase is more urgent than ever for genuinely inclusive recovery.
April 11, 2022
The Office of the Ombudsman is reinforcing the culture of impunity by turning a cold shoulder to mounting criminal complaints against government officials red-tagging activists. This includes IBON’s complaint filed over two years ago.
April 9, 2022
If employers are transparent about their revenues and net incomes this will likely show that large corporations and even many medium enterprises can hike wages with only a small cut on their profits. Government can meanwhile provide wage subsidies and other forms of support to MSMEs who cannot yet afford this.
April 7, 2022
Latest labor force data show that the economy, despite reopening, is struggling to generate sufficient work. Additional jobs created are also mostly temporary, insecure and informal.
April 4, 2022
The poorest 70-80% of Filipinos are denied their right to development while government economic policies continue to bolster the wealth of super-rich oligarchs and the profits of large corporations
April 1, 2022
If the Duterte administration does not give a large wage hike, it will finish its term with the only decline in real wages among all post-Marcos administrations over the past 36 years.
March 23, 2022
The Duterte administration’s belated move to raise cash aid to Php500 per month does little to help millions of poor and vulnerable Filipino households recover lost incomes and cope with rising prices.
March 18, 2022
The huge drop in the number of labor force participants and employed persons from December 2021 to January 2022 is concerning and underscores the country’s precarious jobs situation.