Duterte administration

In solidarity with the farmers of San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan

March 25, 2022

The land sustains their lives, therefore it is just to fight for it. They struggle not only for themselves but also for our sake. No one can deny the fact that farmers are essential to our lives. They have long been taking good care of us by providing our food — now it is time to do our part in upholding and protecting them.

Life histories of 2022 presidential candidates

March 6, 2022

Former senator Bongbong Marcos is the only presidential candidate without a university degree and lying about having one. Among the most important candidates, he is also the only one not immediately coming from public service or social advocacy work and it is unclear what he has been doing for the last six years. ADDENDUM: This […]

Duterte’s borrowing binge

March 2, 2022

Government debt doubling in six years under the Duterte administration is the biggest increase since the Marcos dictatorship.

Philippine National Electoral Landscape in 2022

February 20, 2022

How different are the choices between candidates for national positions The Senate slates of the president-vice president tandems are all interconnected with each other — either having common candidates or connected by transitivity through second and third candidates.

Halalan 2022: Ang paghahangad ng bagong ekonomiya

February 17, 2022

Gumugulong na ang kampanyang elektoral para sa Halalan 2022. Umiingay na ang mga kandidato sa kanilang mga planong gawin para sa bayan. Pero hindi maitatanggi na magiging napakalaking hamon para sa susunod na presidente at administrasyon ang pag-kumpuni ng iniwang krisis ng gobyernong Duterte. Hindi ito magiging madali. Dinaranas ng mamamayan ang masahol na kalagayan. […]

PH upper middle income by end 2022?: Just a number – IBON

February 12, 2022

The “upper-middle income” country status that the Duterte government is hoping to achieve this year is just a number. Even if reached, this is an empty achievement amid the weakest economy and worst joblessness in decades and will just reflect the prosperity of an elite few.

The People Economics Litmus Test: Economic Platforms For Whom?

February 8, 2022

As the presidential election campaign kicks off, what economic platforms do the candidates have to offer?

Challenge to the next administration: Stop PH structural economic decline

February 7, 2022

The economy’s problems are much bigger than presidential candidates think.They should also be asked — what will you do to fix how agriculture and manufacturing have fallen to their lowest shares of gross domestic product (GDP) in 70 years since the 1950s? Read more in the IBON Birdtalk briefing paper.