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Economy returning to pre-pandemic slowing growth hits poor the worst – IBON

January 31, 2024

Most recent GDP figures puts the economy on the same trajectory of slowing growth that plagued it prior to the pandemic.

Gov’t red-tagging undermines freedom of opinion, IBON tells UN special rapporteur Irene Khan

January 25, 2024

The effectiveness of IBON’s information and education work is critically dependent on the credibility of its research and analysis. The government’s red-tagging of IBON is attempting to undermine this credibility not just among the general public but among the specific governmental, civil society, school and private sector circles that we work in.

Econ Cha-cha will not develop PH nor solve livelihood crisis — IBON

January 18, 2024

Cha-cha will only bring more of the same foreign investment liberalization that has stranded the country’s development for decades and left millions of Filipinos struggling amid a jobs crisis.

PH starts 2024 on weak footing: Jobless growth and deindustrialization

January 12, 2024

FEATURE

The Marcos Jr administration knows that we all want good news because, well, who doesn’t. Unfortunately, it is taking advantage of this to manage citizens’ perception of the economy.

Stagnant employment and shrinking labor force indicate worsening disguised joblessness — IBON

January 10, 2024

The lower unemployment rate appears favorable but should not be taken at face value.

Inflation slower but not for the poor – IBON

January 5, 2024

Though overall December 2023 inflation slowed, this was not the case for the bottom 30% income households. This shows the current administration’s anti-inflation measures focused on import liberalization did little to protect poor Filipinos burdened more with high prices.

Lower agri tariffs a lazy and counterproductive response to El Niño — IBON

December 27, 2023

EO 50 is counterproductive because the over-reliance on cheap imports even before El Niño occurs disincentivizes domestic producers and undermines domestic agricultural production.

Poverty isn’t really falling, govt can do more

December 23, 2023

Poverty only seems lower because it’s compared to when the economy was locked down. Compared to the first semester of 2018, poverty is actually growing and shows that government needs to do more.

IBON: Forced franchise consolidation will distress thousands of drivers and strand millions of commuters

December 13, 2023

Marcos Jr administration’s refusal to extend the franchise consolidation deadline reveals how callous it is to ordinary Filipinos – the livelihoods of tens of thousands of public utility vehicle (PUV) drivers and operators will be disrupted and millions of people will have an even harder time commuting.