Tag: Duterte administration

Unmet targets: Poor water and sanitation service is failure of privatization

October 25, 2019

Yet another round of water service interruptions, mounting unmet sanitation infrastructure obligations, and looming water rate hikes highlight the failure of water privatization. It is unconscionable that water firms’ profits continue to rise and they are even expanding abroad despite their failure to meet their domestic service obligations. Water privatization is failing to ensure people’s […]

No need for Kaliwa Dam

October 24, 2019

Until our Mary Janes come home

October 22, 2019

Did you also feel your world stop in 2015 when we thought that Indonesia had executed overseas Filipino worker (OFW) Mary Jane Veloso? Please, not another Flor Contemplacion, not another OFW coming home in a balikbayan box. Putting her kids through school was Mary Jane’s only compulsion for leaving her family and homeland for any […]

Agri sector slumps due to continuous government neglect

October 16, 2019

Even prior to rice liberalization, the country has become increasingly dependent on food imports Long-time government neglect and low prioritization has put the agriculture sector in a chronic crisis, said research group IBON. The group said that this is in line with government’s advancement of neoliberal policies favoring local and foreign big business. The Duterte […]

IBON launches alternative to failed govt econ agenda

October 10, 2019

Research group IBON is launching its campaign on People Economics to promote much-needed policy reforms that would really benefit the majority of Filipinos and engender genuine national development. Today, IBON holds the forum “People Economics: May Magagawa!” at the College of Science Admin Auditorium, UP Diliman to discuss why there is a need for and […]

IBON questions CITIRA job creation claims

October 3, 2019

Research group IBON said the Department of Finance’s (DOF) claim of over a million jobs to be created by corporate income tax cuts under the proposed Corporate Income Tax and Incentives Rationalization Act (CITIRA) is imaginary. The group said that the DOF is hyping job creation to justify implementation of regressive tax measures. CITIRA will […]

Transport and traffic woes: govt’s epic fail

September 30, 2019

One of President Duterte’s many promises at the start of his term was to resolve Metro Manila’s transport and traffic problems. But three years later, these remain just as bad if not worse than ever. The various programs and schemes that the government has come up with have done little to fix the transport and […]