Yearstarter 2022: Out with the old, seeking the new
February 5, 2022
The next administration will not only have to pick up the pieces in the aftermath of the Duterte administration’s COVID-19 response. It will also have to fix many things going wrong with the economy even before the pandemic hit.
The 2021 Yearstarter Birdtalk
January 16, 2021
There’s certainly much we can do to make sure that 2021 is better.
2020: Beginning of the End?
February 11, 2020
The administration oddly launched a ‘Duterte Legacy’ campaign with almost two-and-a-half years still left in its term. Likely with a view to the 2022 elections, it will backfire as the public becomes more discerning and less easily manipulated than the administration assumes. The durability of the Duterte administration will be tested in 2020. It will […]
What Legacy? The real economic situation under the Duterte administration
January 25, 2020
IBON Yearstarter Press Conference held Friday morning prior to the 2019 Yearend Birdtalk at the Commission on Human Rights. IBON Executive Director Sonny Africa talked about slowing growth, persistent poverty, unemployment and poor quality work, gross inequality and why government borrowing and spending on infrastructure does not necessarily translate to better lives for the majority […]
Regarding efforts to change the 1987 Philippine Constitution
January 10, 2019
What is Birdtalk?
January 9, 2019
The 2018 IBON Yearend Birdtalk will be held on January 17, 2019, 1PM at the UP Diliman College of Education. Various sectors, including government office representatives, the religious, educators and students, entrepreneurs, and NGOs/ CSOs/ /POs are invited. There will be a Php200 fee for registration. For journalists, there will be a press conference earlier […]
6 New Year’s Resolutions Towards and Economy for the People
January 5, 2019
Change Underway? IBON Yearend 2016 Birdtalk
March 2, 2017
Download “Change Underway” IBON Yearend 2016 Birdtalk briefing paper here “Filipinos have long organized and struggled for meaningful wage hikes, ending contractualization, land, free or at least affordable social services, national industrialization, and many other urgent demands. These are all part of the aspiration for a truly independent, democratic and prosperous Philippines. The people can […]
IBON’s 2016 Midyear Birdtalk
June 2, 2016
Block the dates: July 15 for teachers and students, July 14 for other sectors esp business, academe, religious, NGOs, people’s organization leaders, etc. 1pm.