May 25, 2020
The Philippines has never had a wealth tax. For as long as there has been a tax system in the country, taxes have been collected from what people pay for what they consume or from what they earn.
May 24, 2020
There’s more than enough money for all the COVID-19 response we need – the Duterte administration just has to take the side of the people and stop being so scared of the rich.
May 20, 2020
At a time when funds are urgent for the huge COVID-19 response needed, research group IBON said that the Duterte administration is giving up Php667 billion in revenues to boost the profits of the country’s largest corporations.
May 19, 2020
How many mothers have been forced to leave their little ones at home, walk far, and stand in long lines for ayuda only to go home empty-handed? How many senior citizens and persons with disability (PWD), despite their frailty and limits, still tried to get support but in vain?
May 5, 2020
97% of 11.4 million served beneficiaries are barely surviving the lockdown with cash aid that is way below the official poverty line.
May 5, 2020
Raising taxes on imported oil products will push prices up and burden many poor households already struggling with jobs and income losses amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
May 1, 2020
April 30, 2020
The government announced that it will ‘reprioritize’ social amelioration to only the areas retained under the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) and will ‘discontinue’ in declared general community quarantine (GCQ) areas.
On 7th week of lockdown: 10M worker and informal earner households still waiting for emergency subsidies
April 28, 2020
A month-and-a-half into lockdown, millions of workers and informal earners grapple in uncertainty as the government’s social amelioration program and Department of Labor and Employment aid are failing to reach them.