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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.

Despite lower inflation, expensive food hurting poor families—IBON

December 5, 2023

Inflation may have been lower in November, but poor and low-income families still contended with high prices of common food items, especially rice.

Water for the people: Groups buck worsening water privatization

November 18, 2023

Various water stakeholders gathering in a conference to study water privatization instead called for strengthening people’s control over resources as basic as water.

IBON Foundation statement for meeting with UN Special Rapporteur on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights in the Context of Climate Change, Mr. Ian Fry

November 7, 2023

There is an underlying resistance by the Marcos Jr administration to the fundamental changes in strategy and approach required to genuinely address the triple crisis faced by the Filipino people – environmental distress, chronic poverty and inequality, and economic underdevelopment.

Rollbacks negligible; fuel tax removal more meaningful — IBON

October 10, 2023

NEWS

Recent oil price rollbacks barely offset the several weeks of hikes since early July. Instead of sitting idly by, the Marcos government should get rid of fuel taxes so that oil prices are lower and to curb the domino effect on the already high prices of other goods and services.

More part-timers, unpaid family workers underscores admin’s inability to create quality jobs – IBON

October 6, 2023

The millions-surge in informal work indicates that working Filipinos are going on survival mode as the living crisis intensifies. The Marcos Jr administration’s inability to improve the economy’s capacity to generate meaningful jobs is clearly a failure of policy and government’s economic management.

Faster September inflation sign that gov’t is failing in arresting high prices — IBON

October 5, 2023

NEWS

The 6.1% inflation shows the Marcos Jr administration’s failure to effectively address soaring prices and help poor and vulnerable Filipinos cope.

Govt’s fuel subsidies just bare minimum — IBON

September 13, 2023

The Php4 billion in fuel subsidies that the Marcos Jr administration is set to disburse is not enough relief for Filipinos, especially the poor, who have been burdened by rising oil prices for the past 10 weeks.