COVID-19 response package

IBON Executive Director on the Duterte administration’s infrastructure delusion on display at Sulong Pilipinas forum

April 26, 2021

IBON Executive Director on the Duterte administration’s infrastructure delusion on display at Sulong Pilipinas forum

Big stimulus bill prioritizing aid more urgent than easing foreign restrictions–IBON

April 18, 2021

Every additional COVID-19 response measure over the meager amounts allotted by the administration will help the country get out of this crisis faster, whereas bills expanding foreign businesses’ profit-making will not be of any help at all.

Less than 1/3 of 18M beneficiaries reached: Gov’t should expedite socioecon response under extended lockdown

April 8, 2020

NEWS

Nearly four weeks into the government’s military lockdown and especially with the two-week extension, emergency relief measures are still too slow and too small.

Dealing with COVID-19: Just reboot the economy?

March 30, 2020

POLICY NOTE

The coronavirus pandemic and the expansive efforts to address it are new and unprecedented. But they also exposed many old problems that have always been there.

COVID-19 emergency powers: Too much, not enough

March 24, 2020

There is reason to be skeptical about more powers for the president. It’s nearly two months since the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in the country and what government has done with the powers it already has is not encouraging.

COVID-19

Php297 billion urgent socioeconomic relief for the most vulnerable Filipinos

March 23, 2020

POSITION PAPER

For now, the most urgent matter is to ensure that every Filipino is protected hence these proposed socioeconomic relief measures.

Duterte administration’s bumbling, stumbling COVID-19 response

March 21, 2020

BY SONNY AFRICA

The poorest already have it worst – and we’re not even sure if the virus is really on its way to being contained.