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IBON defies and will overcome red-tagging

February 10, 2020

IBON filed a complaint with the Office of the Ombudsman to hold government officials accountable for their malicious and baseless red-tagging of so many activists, individuals and groups especially since the creation of the so-called National Task Force to End Local Communism and Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC) in 2018. We focused on red-tagging because this is […]

IBON files historic first red-tagging complaint with Ombudsman against Parlade, Badoy, Esperon

February 9, 2020

The NTF-ELCAC has launched “a rabid vilification campaign against members of civil society by arbitrarily and unjustly branding them as fronts of the CPP-NPA, which have been declared as “terrorists” by the President

Low govt priority to health impairs capacity to deal with nCoV

February 4, 2020

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The decreasing share for health in the national government budget shows the low priority given to this. This affects the country’s ability to address public health challenges such as the novel coronavirus (nCoV).

The PCOO’s disinformation must be stopped

January 30, 2020

The Duterte administration’s persistent red-baiting of IBON and other groups instead of addressing the issues raised is an affront to the public. The public deserves the truth and to be informed about the issues that matter to them the most. Instead, the government is red-baiting critical voices to silence opposition and to hide the real […]

Real Duterte Legacy: Three years of slow growth sign of failing gov’t econ policies

January 25, 2020

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The economy is on its third year of slowing growth under the Duterte administration, and the slowest in eight years. This shows that government’s claimed economic gains are myths.

Real Duterte Legacy: Agri crisis belies admin claims of econ success

January 23, 2020

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The crisis in Philippine agriculture due to government negligence contradicts claimed economic achievements under the Duterte Legacy Campaign. The administration’s neglect and prioritization of local and foreign big business interests is worsening an already weak and struggling sector.

Amid Taal disaster, ‘Duterte Legacy’ disinformation campaign launched

January 22, 2020

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The campaign is not just rife with disinformation, said the group, but also insensitive politicking for the still distant 2022 elections.

Lower disaster budget shows lack of govt priority

January 15, 2020

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Despite the country being disaster-prone, the administration has instead decreased calamity funds in the 2020 national budget.

Renegotiation of CA not enough without renouncing privatization –WPN

December 9, 2019

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The Water for the People Network (WPN) said that government should renounce water privatization and assert water as a human right whose provision should be under effective public control. This is the most important basis for terminating the concession agreements (CA) between the State and private water firms.