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Hunger rise, extensive poverty debunks jobs improvement hype — IBON

May 8, 2024

Government’s constant hype of “labor market improvement” is not being felt by many Filipinos struggling with poor quality jobs and, as a result, are falling into worsening hunger and widespread poverty.

Weak and below-target job creation debunks govt’s employment hype, hits youth worst — IBON

May 1, 2024

Acknowledging the weak state of job creation is necessary to come up with meaningful solutions that will address the country’s livelihood crisis.

50-50 split between profits and workers’ wages more than fair — IBON

May 1, 2024

Raising the minimum wage to a living wage corrects decades of injustice where workers create huge profits for employers but receive meager wages.

Lack of gainful employment belies govt claims of improving jobs market — IBON

April 13, 2024

The Marcos Jr administration keeps touting that the labor market is improving. But there is a serious disconnect between this government hype and the actual reality of millions of Filipinos.

Justice for the surfaced environment and human rights defenders Eco and Jak!

March 28, 2024

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The attacks against Eco, Jak and other environmental defenders only serves the interests of big business promoting destructive projects. These undermine the people’s well-being and the environment, exacerbating existing issues.

RBH 7 passage not about economic Cha-cha but political self-interest

March 21, 2024

Congress can already do so much for the people if they really wanted to. Unfortunately, the fact that they are pushing economic Cha-cha without any solid arguments goes to show that they really want something else.

1.4M jobs loss stresses need to strengthen local agri, Filipino industries – IBON

March 9, 2024

The drop in employed persons, combined with the phenomenal decrease in labor force participants and the swelling number of those not in the labor force, indicates a growing number of discouraged Filipino workers.

Rice inflation highest in 15 years, shows gov’t failing to manage inflation — IBON

March 5, 2024

The uptick in February headline inflation, pushed by the rapid increase in rice prices, shows that the Marcos administration’s so-called measures to tame inflation are not working.

IBON corrects Rep. Quimbo – PH really is among the most open to foreign ownership in region

February 29, 2024

Charter change proponents will keep trying to find justifications for Congress to start tinkering with the 1987 Constitution. However, the facts clearly show that claiming that the Philippines has among the most restrictive foreign ownership regulations in the world cannot be one of them.