COVID-19 response

IBON asks: How much of Villar wealth is driven by BBB?

October 29, 2020

NEWS | The systematic use of public funds to support private oligarch wealth is among the reasons for 12 Philippine real estate developers to be counted among Forbes’ World’s Billionaires list

IMF sees Vietnam overtaking PH: It’s not because of COVID

October 15, 2020

COMMENTARY

Our economic managers would do well to stop being blinded by their neoliberal dogma and start taking a more strategic view of national development. Without radical changes in our economic policies the Philippines will just keep getting left further behind.

Budget for infrastructure towers over health, social protection, MSME support–IBON

September 16, 2020

NEWS

Health and social protection even in terms of infrastructure should be prioritized but these are dwarfed by programs such as roadworks and grandiose transport projects that are not as urgent.

It really hurts: Economic infrastructure over health

September 12, 2020

BY JOSE LORENZO LIM

Are the planned infrastructure projects really what the economy needs right now after everything that’s happened this year? How much of the infrastructure helps fight the COVID-19 pandemic?

Philippine health recovery not a priority for Duterte administration

September 10, 2020

BY MARICAR PIEDAD

This budget will be crucial for the Philippines to fast track recovery from the worst health and economic crisis in its history because of COVID-19. But it is not at all about health recovery as the Duterte administration hypes.

Bayanihan 2: Too small, hinders health and recovery

August 21, 2020

BY SONNY AFRICA

The beggarly Bayanihan 2 bill preferred by the economic managers and imposed on Congress is much too small for the magnitude of the crisis facing the country.

Promised SAP zapped

August 18, 2020

BIRD FEED

Those that are no longer targeted by government to receive aid aren’t just numbers but actual families being left to wriggle out of the crisis on their own.

PH has the money for Php1.6 trillion stimulus

August 12, 2020

BY SONNY AFRICA

A robust stimulus response is needed and very possible. If there is none, it’s only because the Duterte administration chooses not to have one.

Stimulus: Spend, spend, spend Php1.6 trillion

August 11, 2020

BY SONNY AFRICA

Maybe all it takes for something to become government policy is to say it thrice?