Lower labor budget despite new agency

September 6, 2022

by IBON Foundation

Despite a slowing economy that urgently needs stimulus for recovery, the proposed 2023 national budget gets the least increase in 20 years and mirrors the mispriorities of the Marcos Jr administration. The President and Vice President’s offices for instance get hefty increases as do infrastructure, debt servicing and defense. But crucial service-oriented areas such as education, social work and labor are defunded.