Statement

Economic cha-cha is no vaccine for recovery or development

January 13, 2021

The economy’s development lies in using the protections in the Constitution to gain from foreign investment, not in taking away the protections and giving self-interested foreign investment free rein over the domestic economy.

Duterte gov’t fails to meet its human rights obligations amid the pandemic

December 10, 2020

STATEMENT

The country’s poorest and most marginalized are being left behind by the COVID-19 response of the Duterte administration. On the other hand, wealthy creditors are protected and large corporations including foreign investors are getting their profits boosted.

Govt stinginess worsens Filipinos’ suffering and PH economic collapse

November 10, 2020

Statement | Months into the worst economic collapse in the country’s history, the Duterte administration’s obsession with creditworthiness and the myth of a fundamentally strong Philippine economy is preventing it from taking the measures needed for real and rapid recovery.

World Teacher’s Day 2020: PH gov’t must step up to ensure Filipino teachers’ welfare and safety

October 4, 2020

As National Teacher’s Month culminates with the celebration of World Teacher’s Day on October 5th, the Educators’ Forum for Development (EfD) urges the Duterte administration to deliver all necessary support to public and private Filipino educators in the basic and higher education sectors.

Edberto Villegas, 80

September 9, 2020

IBON Foundation salutes Dr. Edberto Villegas, member of our Board of Trustees since it first convened in 1979 during martial law, served many years as its chairperson, and remained a stalwart until his passing in the evening of September 7, 2020.

Bayanihan 2 and 2021 budget leave millions of unemployed behind

September 3, 2020

STATEMENT

Millions of Filipinos and their families will continue to suffer for years without a genuine stimulus program overriding the misguided fiscal conservatism and reckless optimism of the economic managers.

Message on National Heroes Day

August 31, 2020

STATEMENT

The Educators’ Forum for Development joins Filipino teachers in taking up the challenge to inspire one another and our students to commit to higher ideals and go beyond ourselves and convenience.

Duterte gov’t to blame for worst economic collapse in PH history

August 6, 2020

STATEMENT

The Duterte administration is to blame for the worst economic collapse in the country’s recorded history. Growth rate falling to -16.5% in the second quarter from 5.4% in the same period last year is an unprecedented 21.9 percentage point drop.

Anti-Terrorism Bill Silences Dissent, Curtails Democratic Rights

June 12, 2020

Amid the current challenges facing Filipino educators nationwide, we cannot simply stay silent or neutral as increased ranks of Filipinos call for the junking of the Anti-Terrorism Bill. When it is not only us but our children’s and students’ rights and freedoms that are at stake, we stand in unison in opposing a more draconian version of the Human Security of Act of 2007 and in defending the values and principles that our ancestors have fought for.