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Aquino Legacy: Jobs crisis unprecedented in PH history

July 21, 2015

This only shows the poor quality of the jobs created, while regular jobs are lost The number of unemployed Filipinos continued to swell since the start of Pres. Aquino’s term, making the worsening job crisis a distinct feature of the administration, according to research group IBON. The group said that the number of unemployed Filipinos […]

Latest mining disaster further signal to junk mining law

July 19, 2015

The Mining Act has violated constitutional provisions restricting foreign participation in key sectors, and allowed big local and foreign business to cover up the plunder of the country’s resources Research group IBON reiterated the call for government to junk the 20-year-old Philippine Mining Act after a portion of the mining pit collapsed and buried miners […]

QC gov’t joins organic growers, sellers in ‘organic food fiesta’

July 13, 2015

The Festival featured the advocacy of making organic food more affordable Organic farmers, sellers and advocates converged in an organic food fair and festival this Sunday at the Quezon City Memorial Circle. The Quezon City government led by Vice Mayor Joy Belmonte supported the event, which aimed to make the public aware of the benefits […]

Educators decry closure recommendation for Talaingod schools

June 5, 2015

5 June 2015 | It is anti-development as it disregards the indigenous people’s efforts to set up their own schools and exercise their right to self-determination Educators’ Forum for Development (EFD), a network of teachers and academics committed to transformative education, expressed grave concern over a recent recommendation by a DepEd official for the temporary […]

Unsound fundamentals, not slow government spending, behind slowing GDP growth

May 29, 2015

Government appears to be exaggerating the impact of slower public construction spending to divert from the economy’s much more basic structural problems The government explains that slower-than-programmed government spending is behind the slowing overall growth of the economy in the first quarter of 2015, with gross domestic product (GDP) growth slackening to 5.2% from 5.6% […]

Group warns vs privatization of coco levy assets

March 27, 2015

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PH remains among poorest performers in Southeast Asia

March 25, 2015

IBON News | 25 March 2015 | Malacanang has been emphasizing so-called economic successes in its effort to counter growing public criticism Reacting to Pres. Aquino’s speech on the country’s economic achievements despite negative news reports, research group IBON said that Philippine development performance still compares poorly with its neighbors in the region. This is […]

Employers can afford substantial wage hike

March 19, 2015

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P15-wage increase meaningless amid rising cost of living

March 18, 2015

A low wage increase stifles the potential of the labor market to spur economic activity The recent wage increase in Metro Manila is meaningless as the new minimum wage is only two-fifths (44%) of the estimated amount needed for a family to live decently, according to research group IBON. The Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board […]