COVID-19

COVID-19 emergency socioeconomic relief

March 25, 2020

It is urgent to provide emergency social protection for poor and low-income families with particular focus on the most vulnerable. Existing government and private sector mechanisms are proposed to be used as much as possible for the most expedient response. Read more on our position paper for COVID-19 socioeconomic relief measures: https://www.ibon.org/covid19-php296-billion-urgent-socioec…/

COVID-19 emergency powers: Too much, not enough

March 24, 2020

FEATURES

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

Php296 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.

Luzon income inequality in the time of COVID-19

March 22, 2020

INFOGRAPHIC
Luzon income inequality in the time of COVID-19

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.

Where’s our water?

March 21, 2020

By Jose Lorenzo Lim

The WHO stated that the best way to avoid COVID-19 is by simply handwashing frequently with soap and water for around 20 seconds. Soap dissolves the fat membranes of the SARS-CoV-2, which is the pathogen that causes COVID-19 and makes it inactive. Sounds easy right?

COVID-19 and the Philippine Healthcare System

March 20, 2020

BY JOSE LORENZO LIM

Earlier this year amid the growing threat of the COVID-19 virus, DOH Secretary Duque said that the Philippines does not have a weak healthcare system. But is the country’s health system really “not weak” and ready for this pandemic?

Tourism package under COVID-19 response a “Php14-billion lie” — IBON

March 18, 2020

The Php14 billion allocation identified by government’s economic managers is actually part of TIZA funds for big-ticket infrastructure projects

Recycled Php27.1 B COVID-19 response package betrays govt complacency

March 18, 2020

NEWS

The Duterte administration’s Php27.1 billion package of so-called priority actions exposes its complacency in dealing with the pandemic and the disruption to people’s livelihoods. This is just another result of the government’s overly militarist mindset where forceful action is crudely seen as decisive action. The spread of COVID-19 needs much more government resources and a much more holistic approach.