2023 national budget

High inflation confirms urgent need for real ayuda

September 8, 2022

Prices remain high, while ayuda has been slow, lacking and limited to only a few recipients. More increases are projected–it is insensitive and neglectful of the Marcos administration to make huge cuts in the ayuda budget.

Smallest budget increase in 20 years

September 6, 2022

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 […]

2023 Budget Cuts and Increases

September 6, 2022

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 […]

Lower labor budget despite new agency

September 6, 2022

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 […]

IBON: Ayuda budgets slashed amid false claims of recovery

August 27, 2022

The Marcos Jr administration’s 2023 proposed national budget defunds social protection even if millions still suffer the aftershocks of the government’s harsh pandemic lockdowns and as economic rebound fades.

2023 budget: Debt, defense over social services, envi

August 26, 2022

Marcos Jr’s budget priorities are further bared. Which items get more funds and which on the other hand get less?

Marcos Jr administration’s 2023 budget priorities

August 26, 2022

What are Marcos Jr’s budget priorities?
Import-dependent infrastructure, debt interest payments, and security forces are given far more importance than education, health, social welfare, farmers, and labor.