IBON Executive Director on meager increase in the national budget
July 23, 2022
IBON Executive Director Sonny Africa on meager increase in the national budget for 2023
July 2, 2022
Marcos Jr has not been very specific about his plans for the economy. Still, it is already clear that his administration will continue the Duterte legacy and failed neoliberal policies instead of reforming them.
June 1, 2022
The economy that the Duterte administration painted in its final report was a fantasy. It omitted important numbers that show how it wasn’t an economy that worked for ordinary Filipinos. Download the landscape version of the infographic here.
Rice tariffication led to lost incomes
May 30, 2022
In 2020, rice farmers’ net income per hectare decreased by 30.7% in the dry season, by 37.5% in the wet season, and by 35% on the average as compared to figures in 2018. This translated to substantially lower profitability ratio for the farmers.
May 30, 2022
The government’s trademark has been to obscure the truth, peddle its own version of reality, and go on ahead with its most-often carefully thought-out programs that make the local and foreign super-rich happy. The newly-proclaimed leaders of the land made it clear that they’re not changing that.
Duterte’s Borrowing Binge (as of March 2022)
May 6, 2022
The Duterte administration leaves behind the biggest debt burden on the FIlipino people since the Marcos dictatorship.
Under Duterte: least and lowest wage hikes in 36 years
May 1, 2022
Substantial wage increase should be among the priorities of the next administration.
Agriculture crisis under Duterte
March 29, 2022
As we observe the Global Day of the Landless, we take a look at how the Duterte administration totally neglected Philippine agriculture.
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.