Duterte administration

Govt anti-inflation measures inadequate and anti-agriculture

October 2, 2018

Research group IBON said that the Duterte administration’s anti-inflation measures are reckless stop-gap measures that will ironically harm domestic agriculture, displace farmers and fisherfolk, and worsen food insecurity. The group also said that the government should use its vast authority to take much more decisive steps to reduce inflation. President Duterte issued Administrative Order (AO) […]

4th Industrial Revolution: Change is coming?

September 25, 2018

by Sonny Africa Constant technological progress invariably showcases the huge creative potential of people and the immense possibilities to build a society without poverty. We all aspire to a society that continuously improves everyone’s well-being and that is within the planet’s ecological capacity. Outside of abhorrent weapons technology, new technology is always exciting for its […]

Rate hike for Maynilad customers approved: Looming increase in water rates to burden consumers more

September 14, 2018

Amid soaring prices, the MWSS Board of Trustees has given the nod to higher water rates for Maynilad Water Systems Inc. This and impending Manila Water Company, Inc. rate increases are bound to burden consumers anew, said water rights group Water for the People Network (WPN). WPN urged the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System-Regulatory Office […]

295,000 jobs lost since Duterte assumed office, IBON maintains

September 13, 2018

Research group IBON stood by its estimates that close to 300,000 jobs were lost since the start of the Duterte administration, that has been downplaying the fact. The group stressed this after Employers’ Confederation of the Philippines (ECOP) honorary chair Sergio Ortiz-Luis said that IBON’s description of jobs lost is “deceiving”. Ortiz-Luis reportedly said that […]

300k jobs lost under Duterte

September 12, 2018

Job creation in the rest of the economy was not enough to compensate for the huge job losses especially in agriculture. There were gross job losses of 2.2 million between July 2016 and July 2018 but only 1.9 million in gross job creation, hence the 295,000 drop in the number of employed. Read more: https://www.ibon.org/2018/09/jobs-crisis-getting-worse-under-duterte-govt-ibon/

Jobs crisis getting worse under Duterte gov’t – IBON

September 10, 2018

Research group IBON said that the jobs crisis in the country is getting more severe under the Duterte administration. The group said that the government should be more forthright and admit growing economic insecurity from inflation and joblessness rather than keep trying to downplay this. Millions of Filipinos are jobless, including those excluded from official […]

Infographic: PH Economy Duterteriorating

September 10, 2018

(From IBON Features “PH Economy Duterterioraing”–https://www.ibon.org/2018/08/ph-economy-duterteriorating/) Stay the course, the country’s economic managers always insist. They will be the last to admit bad economic news because eternal sunshine is part of their job. Their recent spontaneous reactions against federalism are however more revealing. They are losing control of the economy as it is and they […]

Gone in 6 months due to inflation

September 9, 2018

Due to inflation, the poorest six deciles of Filipino families with monthly incomes ranging from Php7,724 to Php21,119 have suffered income losses of around Php1,455 to Php3,781 from January to August this year. #UpholdPeopleEconomics #IBON40 Read more:https://www.ibon.org/…/government-losing-control-of-economy-ibon/ https://www.ibon.org/…/poorest-60m-filipinos-suffer-income-loss…/

IBON offers “Serve The People” book online

September 9, 2018

On its 40th year and amid the growing tumult of an unreformed political and economic system, IBON is glad to share online Serve the People, Ang Kasaysayan ng Radikal na Kilusan sa Unibersidad ng Pilipinas by the Congress of Teachers and Educators for Nationalism and Democracy (CONTEND) and Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT). – https://drive.google.com/file/d/1NXTd0ObBXidKgPYkbxPnGYEhbn9jYOwJ/view […]