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Oil tax hike insensitive and will make poor Filipinos suffer more

May 5, 2020

NEWS

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.

POGOs not an essential sector, only 0.23% of gov’t annual tax revenues

May 4, 2020

NEWS

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.

ECQ disrupts livelihood of 19M:

Millions of working people left behind by poor gov’t response

May 1, 2020

NEWS

The Duterte administration’s poor response is causing widespread suffering and passing the burden of containment onto the poorest and most vulnerable.

Gov’t should deliver cash subsidies it owes 3.8M poor families in GCQ areas

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

NEWS

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.

Gov’t Php1.5T COVID-19 response strategy bloated, misleading

April 23, 2020

NEWS

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

NEWS

Millions of Filipinos are going hungry and suffering the worst mass unemployment in the country’s history as the sixth week of lockdown begins.

Emergency relief and COVID-19 response more important than debt payments

April 16, 2020

NEWS

Emergency relief for millions of Filipino families during the unprecedented COVID-19 crisis is more important than mindless debt servicing.

As extended lockdown begins: Gov’t response stalled, stingy despite millions of Filipinos in need

April 14, 2020

NEWS

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.