On 7th week of lockdown: 10M worker and informal earner households still waiting for emergency subsidies
April 28, 2020
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.
April 23, 2020
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
Millions of Filipinos are going hungry and suffering the worst mass unemployment in the country’s history as the sixth week of lockdown begins.
April 16, 2020
Emergency relief for millions of Filipino families during the unprecedented COVID-19 crisis is more important than mindless debt servicing.
April 14, 2020
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.
Less than 1/3 of 18M beneficiaries reached: Gov’t should expedite socioecon response under extended lockdown
April 8, 2020
Nearly four weeks into the government’s military lockdown and especially with the two-week extension, emergency relief measures are still too slow and too small.
April 2, 2020
Government chose not to immediately dispense cash transfers and instead even used the promise of Php200 billion in emergency subsidies to 18 million low income families to justify its sweeping emergency powers
April 1, 2020
The Duterte administration’s first official report on COVID-19 efforts failed to show clearly what the government’s plan is and even just what is being done.
March 18, 2020
The Php14 billion allocation identified by government’s economic managers is actually part of TIZA funds for big-ticket infrastructure projects