On Human Rights Day: 25 Million Filipinos Denied Right To Work

December 8, 2009

As International Human Rights Day is observed this week, millions of Filipinos are deprived of the right to decent work, one of the most basic economic rights. According to research group IBON, decent work is a vital starting point for human development. However a job in itself is not enough: workers have a right to […]

Gov’t Gives False Hopes: Remittances To Boost Yearend Growth

November 30, 2009

Whole-year growth prospects are further diminished by the lack of recovery in export-oriented manufacturing due to sluggish global growth and the impact of recent typhoons Ondoy and Pepeng on agriculture performance… While government remains optimistic that remittances and Christmas spending will help pick up the economy after weak third quarter growth, research group IBON said […]

75% Of Filipinos Aware Of VFA Not In Favor Of Pact

November 13, 2009

As US State Secretary Hillary Clinton defended the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) during her visit today in Malacañang, latest results of the IBON survey show that many Filipinos oppose the pact. According to the October nationwide survey, of those who are aware of the VFA, 75% oppose it while 15.9% are in favor of the […]