Human Rights Week: Violations Of Economic, Social Rights Worsening Under Arroyo Administration

December 11, 2009

IBON Features — The Arroyo government’s human rights record is considered one of the worst in history, not just in violations of civil and political rights but also in the economic, social and cultural realm. Thirty-five years after the Philippines ratified the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESR), the rights of millions […]

Take Responsibility For Global Warming, Filipino Educators Tell First World

December 9, 2009

As the 15th United Nations Conference on Climate Change (COP 15) enters its third day, progressive educators and cause-oriented groups in the Philippines hit the US and other developed countries for refusing to take responsibility for global warming. Led by the Educators for Development (EfD), the groups held a ‘Speakout Against Climate Change’ today in […]

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 […]