May 5, 2020
Raising taxes on imported oil products will push prices up and burden many poor households already struggling with jobs and income losses amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
May 4, 2020
Philippine Offshore Gaming Operations (POGOs) generate minimal income and employment for the country, contrary to government’s claim that it is an essential sector and should be partially reopened.
May 1, 2020
The Duterte administration’s poor response is causing widespread suffering and passing the burden of containment onto the poorest and most vulnerable.
April 30, 2020
The government announced that it will ‘reprioritize’ social amelioration to only the areas retained under the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) and will ‘discontinue’ in declared general community quarantine (GCQ) areas.
On 7th week of lockdown: 10M worker and informal earner households still waiting for emergency subsidies
April 28, 2020
A month-and-a-half into lockdown, millions of workers and informal earners grapple in uncertainty as the government’s social amelioration program and Department of Labor and Employment aid are failing to reach them.
April 23, 2020
The Duterte administration continues to be misleading about its COVID-19 response strategy. A closer look shows that the government is not actually spending as much as it claims.
On the sixth week of lockdown: Millions of Filipinos going hungry, suffer amid worst mass unemployment in history
April 21, 2020
Millions of Filipinos are going hungry and suffering the worst mass unemployment in the country’s history as the sixth week of lockdown begins.
April 16, 2020
Emergency relief for millions of Filipino families during the unprecedented COVID-19 crisis is more important than mindless debt servicing.
April 14, 2020
Poor households have struggled to survive four weeks of the enhanced community quarantine and will only endure greater difficulties during the two-week extension. The Duterte administration needs to let go of its burdensome bureaucratic requirements, increase funding, and expedite getting help to all families in need.