January 23, 2020
The crisis in Philippine agriculture due to government negligence contradicts claimed economic achievements under the Duterte Legacy Campaign. The administration’s neglect and prioritization of local and foreign big business interests is worsening an already weak and struggling sector.
January 22, 2020
The campaign is not just rife with disinformation, said the group, but also insensitive politicking for the still distant 2022 elections.
January 15, 2020
Despite the country being disaster-prone, the administration has instead decreased calamity funds in the 2020 national budget.
December 9, 2019
The Water for the People Network (WPN) said that government should renounce water privatization and assert water as a human right whose provision should be under effective public control. This is the most important basis for terminating the concession agreements (CA) between the State and private water firms.
December 7, 2019
Poverty estimates according to this methodology are unbelievably low and unrealistic
December 6, 2019
Research group IBON said the recently reported large increase in employment and slight decrease in unemployment bring much-needed relief to millions of Filipinos who have been suffering worsening unemployment since the Duterte administration began. The group however also warned against complacency. Looking at the official labor force survey results more completely shows that the majority of jobs created were temporary and poor-quality.
November 25, 2019
In governance today and in our M&E ecosystems, our biggest challenge is increasing official hostility to diversity.
November 10, 2019
The Commission on Human Rights (CHR), through its Investigation Department led by Mr. Ronnie Rosero, and Barangay Sacred Heart officials, inspected last Friday the offices of IBON Foundation, IBON International and AlterMidya. The entire inspection was also covered by members of the media. The CHR and Barangay officials afterwards confirmed the legitimacy of the offices and organizations […]
November 8, 2019
Research group IBON said that the Philippine economy is on its way to a third straight year of slowing economic growth under the Duterte administration. The group said that while the economy registered higher growth in the third quarter of 2019, the factors behind this are too weak and unsustainable. The government recently reported 6.2% […]