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Hike ayuda and labor budgets amid over 20M in informal work — IBON

September 8, 2022

More and more Filipinos are forced to make do with informal work given the lack of better jobs. Yet, the Marcos Jr administration has cut the 2023 budgets for ayuda and labor.

High inflation confirms urgent need for real ayuda

September 8, 2022

Prices remain high, while ayuda has been slow, lacking and limited to only a few recipients. More increases are projected–it is insensitive and neglectful of the Marcos administration to make huge cuts in the ayuda budget.

IBON: Ayuda budgets slashed amid false claims of recovery

August 27, 2022

The Marcos Jr administration’s 2023 proposed national budget defunds social protection even if millions still suffer the aftershocks of the government’s harsh pandemic lockdowns and as economic rebound fades.

Recovery stalls with Q2 GDP quarter-to-quarter contraction — IBON

August 11, 2022

Contrary to the new economic team’s hype, research group IBON said that the quarter-on-quarter contraction of the economy in the second quarter of 2022 shows that recovery remains weak and requires more determined government action. IBON said that reopening the economy is not enough because too many Filipinos are still jobless, earn too little, and […]

With among the highest joblessness and inflation in Southeast Asia, PH needs bold econ reforms–IBON

July 20, 2022

The Philippines has among the highest unemployment and inflation rates in the region, underscoring the country’s worsening conditions and the urgent need for radical economic measures.

IBON joins groups to forward fighting demands to new admin

July 16, 2022

The People’s Agenda and demands are not merely suggestions. These will be at the heart of the people’s continuing fight for accountability and for a comprehensive plan for genuine change.

Persisting jobs crisis belies gov’t claims of growth momentum

July 8, 2022

The increase in May 2022 unemployment and informal work shows that the jobs crisis persists despite government’s opening up of the economy and hype of economic growth.

Marcos should admit 3-year high inflation to propose real solutions — IBON

July 6, 2022

Inflation is at its highest in three years, but instead of offering a real solution to soaring prices, the newly-installed Marcos administration is downplaying the severity of this and saying it is beyond government control.

New admin needs new policies to fix old problems — IBON

June 30, 2022

As the next president is inaugurated and the new administration is ushered in, new policies are desperately needed to fix old economic problems that worsened under the Duterte administration.