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Lower disaster budget shows lack of govt priority

January 15, 2020

NEWS

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

NEWS

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.

Govt methodology underestimates number of poor Filipinos—IBON

December 7, 2019

Poverty estimates according to this methodology are unbelievably low and unrealistic

Most new jobs temporary, poor quality — IBON

December 6, 2019

NEWS

Research group IBON said the recently reported large increase in employment and slight decrease in unemployment bring much-needed relief to millions of Filipinos who have been suffering worsening unemployment since the Duterte administration began. The group however also warned against complacency. Looking at the official labor force survey results more completely shows that the majority of jobs created were temporary and poor-quality.

Attacks on Civil Society, M&E, and Democracy

November 25, 2019

In governance today and in our M&E ecosystems, our biggest challenge is increasing official hostility to diversity.

IBON update on CHR, barangay officials’ inspection of premises

November 10, 2019

The Commission on Human Rights (CHR), through its Investigation Department led by Mr. Ronnie Rosero, and Barangay Sacred Heart officials, inspected last Friday the offices of IBON Foundation, IBON International and AlterMidya. The entire inspection was also covered by members of the media. The CHR and Barangay officials afterwards confirmed the legitimacy of the offices and organizations […]

PH economy headed towards 3rd year of slow growth — IBON

November 8, 2019

Research group IBON said that the Philippine economy is on its way to a third straight year of slowing economic growth under the Duterte administration. The group said that while the economy registered higher growth in the third quarter of 2019, the factors behind this are too weak and unsustainable. The government recently reported 6.2% […]

IBON warns of possible PNP harassment

November 7, 2019

IBON Foundation received information that a warrant of arrest will be served on someone supposedly within our office building. This is alarming and we believe that it is part of the Duterte government’s worsening crackdown on activists upholding human rights and so critical of its retrogressive policies and authoritarian governance. A certain Col. Joaquin Alva […]

Inflation slowing due to a sluggish economy — IBON

November 6, 2019

Research group IBON said that despite reported slower inflation, daily expenses are still rising and too expensive for the majority of Filipinos who suffer low and stagnant incomes. The group also said that slowing inflation mainly reflects a slackening economy. The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) reported lower nationwide inflation at 0.8% in October 2019 from […]