cash assistance

The scourge of price hikes

April 16, 2022

Prices keep rising, cash subsidies are limited, and real wages keep falling. The situation will not get better if the government does not acknowledge that the rampant jobs crisis and worsening poverty are huge problems that require big solutions.

Yearstarter: Seeking better normal in 2022

January 14, 2022

The administration that is exiting and the new one entering can take a more rational and humane approach to recovering and reforming the economy.

Still only token ayuda in 2022 budget – IBON

August 30, 2021

The Duterte administration’s proposed 2022 budget once again refuses to give the ayuda that millions of Filipinos need to alleviate the economic distress from lockdown-induced disruptions to livelihoods. COVID-19-related emergency assistance programs have been discontinued. There is some additional funding for existing social welfare programs but this falls far short of huge needs since the pandemic.

IBON Executive Director on TRAIN and ayuda funds

July 31, 2021

IBON Executive Director on TRAIN and ayuda funds

IBON Executive Director Sonny Africa on ayuda and lockdowns

July 31, 2021

IBON Executive Director Sonny Africa on ayuda and lockdowns

There is Money for Ayuda

April 29, 2021

[INFOGRAPHIC] There are trillions in possible fund sources for cash assistance, wage and production subsidies, and health response. What is lacking is a government willing to spend on the people’s most urgent needs.

IBON: Gov’t should rectify, ramp up COVID-19 aid

March 29, 2021

Reimposing an ECQ will only aggravate the health and economic crisis if the Duterte administration does not rectify its scrimped, militaristic and increasingly politicized response. It should take fast and real action, starting with prompt aid distribution to all affected households.