Cha-cha of economic provisions a smokescreen for political agenda – IBON
March 14, 2023
Rewriting the Charter’s supposedly restrictive economic provisions is just a smokescreen for the self-serving political agenda of the Marcos family and of legislators. Changing the economic provisions will not develop the economy.
On changing the economic provisions of the 1987 Constitution: More foreign investment does not mean more development
January 26, 2023
As the House Committee on Constitutional Amendments considers proposed amendments, IBON raises five major points on why economic provisions in the 1987 Constitution should be retained.
IBON Research Head on need for real stimulus, not Cha-cha
February 22, 2021
IBON Research Head on Charter Change
February 5, 2021
IBON debunks economic Cha-cha movers’ claims on FDI
January 19, 2021
Charter change proponents claim that removing economic protections against foreign investments is needed for economic recovery. But FDI liberalization will instead have long-term adverse impacts on national economic development.
Economic cha-cha is no vaccine for recovery or development
January 13, 2021
The economy’s development lies in using the protections in the Constitution to gain from foreign investment, not in taking away the protections and giving self-interested foreign investment free rein over the domestic economy.
Global crisis even less reason for charter change
September 28, 2019
BY SONNY AFRICA
The policy question is not how to attract foreign investment at all costs. Rather, it is asking what needs to be done for foreign capital to genuinely contribute to the country’s long-term economic development.
Neoliberal Charter change: foreign control of PH economy
September 2, 2019
Decades of economic liberalization has weakened domestic agriculture and Filipino industry, as is happening with the rice sector today. Yet Congress is still proposing to remove the last remaining protections for the economy in the 1987 Constitution.#MalalangEkonomiya #MayMagagawa #PeopleEconomics