Charter change

FDI not enough to create gainful jobs

March 11, 2024

The 1.4 million drop in jobs underscores that strengthening the local economy, not Charter change, is needed.

IBON Executive Director on the passage of RBH 7, the proposed economic Cha-cha, at the Committee of the Whole

March 6, 2024

The sparse attendance with precious few inquiring minds confirms that the president’s desire for Cha-cha is enough for the House to make up its mind and ignore inconvenient things like facts.

IBON corrects Rep. Quimbo – PH really is among the most open to foreign ownership in region

February 29, 2024

Charter change proponents will keep trying to find justifications for Congress to start tinkering with the 1987 Constitution. However, the facts clearly show that claiming that the Philippines has among the most restrictive foreign ownership regulations in the world cannot be one of them.

Charter change undermines the spirit of EDSA 1

February 24, 2024

Every charter can always be improved but it is vital to defend the nationalist, democratic and activist spirit of EDSA 1 in the 1987 Constitution. Cha-cha driven by elite self-interest will make the people even worse off than they already are.