IBON: PDP 2023-2028 non-solution to PH economic crisis
January 30, 2023
The Marcos Jr administration’s Philippine Development Plan 2023-2028 boldly promises “economic and social transformation for a prosperous, inclusive and resilient society” yet falls short as a comprehensive development plan.
Bongbong will be tested on the economy in 2023
January 21, 2023
The binding constraint to steadier progress and development is the outdated faith in market forces. The blindness to the state’s responsibility to intervene will mean worse times in 2023. It will also reopen lockdown wounds that were hidden by last year’s rebound but haven’t really healed yet.
10 things about the economy that the Duterte administration should admit
April 4, 2022
At its economic briefing, the Duterte government will likely hype growth, claim successful COVID response and play up so-called reforms. All this seeks to distract from how social and economic development has been set back by the administration even before the pandemic.
Yearender: Unrepentant economics in 2021
December 31, 2021
For the economic managers, managing the economy is really about making big business prosper most of all. It’s unfortunately not about doing everything to improve people’s lives or alleviate their distress.
Ayuda urgently needed to mitigate worsening poverty
August 21, 2021
The government has just announced the transition from ECQ to modified ECQ so the economy can supposedly recover. But the Duterte administration’s over-reliance on destructive lockdowns without effective and substantial health and economic response, like much-needed ayuda, is what’s really worsening the crisis and pushing more Filipinos into poverty.
IBON Praymer: Ang pagwawakas sa rehimeng Duterte
July 17, 2021
Huling taon na ng gobyernong Duterte, subalit hindi pa rin nakukuha ng mamamayan ang sensible, makatwiran at mahusay na paggogobyerno sa harap ng napakalalang krisis ng Pilipinas.
The 2021 Yearstarter Birdtalk
January 16, 2021
There’s certainly much we can do to make sure that 2021 is better.
Duterte gov’t fails to meet its human rights obligations amid the pandemic
December 10, 2020
The country’s poorest and most marginalized are being left behind by the COVID-19 response of the Duterte administration. On the other hand, wealthy creditors are protected and large corporations including foreign investors are getting their profits boosted.
IBON Midyear 2020 Praymer: Sa Ngalan ng Poder
July 25, 2020
PRAYMER | Sa paraan ng pagharap ng gobyernong Duterte sa COVID-19, tumampok ang maka-dayuhan, maka-negosyo, awtoritaryan at pansariling tunguhin ng rehimen sa gitna ng pinakamalalang krisis na kinakaharap ng bansa.