COVID-19

As extended lockdown begins: Gov’t response stalled, stingy despite millions of Filipinos in need

April 14, 2020

NEWS

Poor households have struggled to survive four weeks of the enhanced community quarantine and will only endure greater difficulties during the two-week extension. The Duterte administration needs to let go of its burdensome bureaucratic requirements, increase funding, and expedite getting help to all families in need.

Beyond COVID-19

April 12, 2020

Vital Workers

April 12, 2020

Unwanted Normalcies

April 12, 2020

There’s funding to respond to COVID-19 – the problem is at the top

April 9, 2020

POLICY NOTE

The government can find the funding for COVID-19 response measures needed – on a scale many times over its Php275 billion program – if it genuinely wants to.

Ensure sufficient, safe and accessible water during COVID-19 crisis

April 8, 2020

WATER FOR THE PEOPLE NETWORK

POSITION PAPER | As more and more COVID-19 cases are discovered in the Philippines, especially in Metro Manila, and in over 200 countries around the globe, ensuring sufficient, safe and accessible water is more important than ever.

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.

Non-delivery of emergency cash transfers shows gov’t indifference, causing unrest

April 2, 2020

NEWS

Government chose not to immediately dispense cash transfers and instead even used the promise of Php200 billion in emergency subsidies to 18 million low income families to justify its sweeping emergency powers