February 5, 2021
As prices continued to soar amid a collapsing economy as of January, there is immediate need for the Duterte administration to provide substantial aid to the poorest Filipino households.
On the sixth week of lockdown: Millions of Filipinos going hungry, suffer amid worst mass unemployment in history
April 21, 2020
Millions of Filipinos are going hungry and suffering the worst mass unemployment in the country’s history as the sixth week of lockdown begins.
April 14, 2020
Poor households have struggled to survive four weeks of the enhanced community quarantine and will only endure greater difficulties during the two-week extension. The Duterte administration needs to let go of its burdensome bureaucratic requirements, increase funding, and expedite getting help to all families in need.
April 9, 2020
The government can find the funding for COVID-19 response measures needed – on a scale many times over its Php275 billion program – if it genuinely wants to.
April 1, 2020
The Duterte administration’s first official report on COVID-19 efforts failed to show clearly what the government’s plan is and even just what is being done.