Statement

No Moving on When Democracy is Threatened with Elitist, Authoritarian Politics

May 25, 2022

Filipino educators join the mounting calls of concerned citizens, communities and people’s organizations for the COMELEC to not dismiss and instead to seriously investigate reports of fraud, disinformation, disenfranchisement, and vote-buying in the 2022 national elections.

IBON statement on the New Bataan 5 massacre

March 1, 2022

We decry the government’s so-called anti-terrorism campaign which is being used to put down struggles to assert rights, social justice and development.

Attacks on green producers violate right to till and undermine food security

February 4, 2022

Government inaction in the face of the attacks against farmers is consistent with its decades-long neglect of Filipino farmers and the Philippine agriculture sector.

IBON: Reject RCEP

January 31, 2022

It’s long overdue to let go of the reckless abandonment of agriculture and the Philippine economy to market forces that the Philippines is ill-prepared to take advantage of. IBON calls on our senators to reject Philippine membership in RCEP.

Duterte government’s green smokescreen

November 7, 2021

STATEMENT

At the COP 26, the Duterte administration pledges to cut local carbon emissions and transition to a low-carbon and climate-resilient society according to its Sustainable Finance Roadmap and its Guiding Principles. Yet its mining and energy policies go in the opposite direction and ruin the environment.

Neil Doloricon, 63

July 16, 2021

We are immensely grateful for how he enriched IBON with how he saw and interpreted the world.

EDSA spirit lives on: Braving authoritarian pandemic restrictions, the people faced the crisis together

February 25, 2021

STATEMENT

Our relentless assertion of rights is the country’s brightest hope amid the COVID-19 pandemic, economic crisis, calamities, and worsening authoritarianism.

Expansionary fiscal stance more urgent than ever

January 28, 2021

The economy is not just hindered by quarantine restrictions. It is also stifled by the unprecedented loss of informal sector livelihoods and enterprise closures which has contracted household incomes, wiped out savings, and collapsed aggregate demand. These have to be directly addressed.