July 31, 2021
IBON Executive Director on TRAIN and ayuda funds
July 31, 2021
IBON Executive Director Sonny Africa on ayuda and lockdowns
July 22, 2021
June 17, 2021
Millions of poor and low-income Filipino households are bearing the brunt of the health and economic crisis and are in desperate need of ayuda. Things are much worse for them now than before the pandemic and the grossly inadequate government response. This includes the refusal to give the ayuda that so many so urgently need.
June 10, 2021
Latest labor force data confirm that the jobs situation is still much worse than before the pandemic. Government’s over-reliance on destructive lockdowns to contain the coronavirus is ineffective and only causes unnecessary economic distress for tens of millions of Filipinos. At the very least, immediately providing substantial ayuda grows more urgent by the day.
May 26, 2021
There is more than enough money for bigger emergency aid and stimulus in Bayanihan 3 if only the economic managers prioritize ayuda.
May 15, 2021
Giving the Php10,000 ayuda demanded is extremely urgent. The amount merely approximates the government’s low official poverty threshold of Php10,756 and certainly does not come close to compensating the past year of collapsed incomes, anxiety and difficulty for tens of millions of Filipinos.