COVID-19 response

PH ‘stimulus’ smallest in region

July 29, 2020

NEWS

Philippine spending in response to the COVID-19 pandemic is among the smallest in the region. The narrow-minded obsession with ‘creditworthiness’ stops the government from taking the urgent steps needed to restore livelihoods and save the economy.

SAP exaggerated, millions left behind

July 28, 2020

FEATURES

It has been over 130 days since the start of COVID-19 lockdowns, yet government help for families most affected by the crisis remains snail-paced, measly, and even much less than promised.

SONA 2020: “Boracay is doing well because of its scenery”

July 28, 2020

BIRD FEED

The president is at the commanding heights of policymaking in the country. If this last SONA showed anything, it’s the lack of leadership over pandemic response at the very top — Pres. Duterte doesn’t seem to appreciate the worst public health crisis and economic decline in the country’s history.

IBON Midyear 2020 Praymer: Sa Ngalan ng Poder

July 25, 2020

PRAYMER | Sa paraan ng pagharap ng gobyernong Duterte sa COVID-19, tumampok ang maka-dayuhan, maka-negosyo, awtoritaryan at pansariling tunguhin ng rehimen sa gitna ng pinakamalalang krisis na kinakaharap ng bansa.

Beyond capacity and overwhelming incompetence

July 19, 2020

FEATURES

The entire Philippine economy will suffer if Filipinos are not protected from this disease. The government cannot afford another lockdown since it will not only endanger the economy but will also bring intense hunger and more hardship. It must act now and prevent the health system from collapsing and the Filipino people from succumbing to both the pandemic and to poverty.