economic growth

2020 Yearender: Economic lessons from Jose Rizal

December 30, 2020

The worst economic collapse in Philippine history and in Southeast Asia is mainly due to the government’s stumbling pandemic response and lackluster economic measures in 2020. If, again, there is more bluster than action in 2021 then real recovery will be much farther away than it should be.

PH economy was already slowing – COVID-19 just made it worse

May 7, 2020

NEWS

The Philippine economy was already weak coming into the COVID-19 crisis. Growth will remain slow if the government does not acknowledge pre-existing weaknesses that the pandemic merely intensified.

Real Duterte Legacy: Three years of slow growth sign of failing gov’t econ policies

January 25, 2020

NEWS

The economy is on its third year of slowing growth under the Duterte administration, and the slowest in eight years. This shows that government’s claimed economic gains are myths.

Hope for 2020

December 31, 2019

The people fighting to claim the economy as their own is our greatest hope this New Year

Workers left behind in growing economy under Duterte administration

April 29, 2019

Wages of workers in the National Capital Region (NCR) continue to fall even as their growing labor productivity drives economic growth under the Duterte government. The mandated minimum wage is not even keeping up with the rising cost of living for ordinary Filipinos. Research group IBON said that keeping wages low distributes wealth unevenly and […]

How do the senatoriables fare on jobless growth in the Philippines?

April 26, 2019

Amid government claims of robust economic growth, millions of Filipinos are still unemployed or forced abroad to find work. How do the candidates think the problem of chronic joblessness can be solved?

Global Trouble, Local Bubble

January 26, 2019

by Sonny Africa The Philippine economy is slowing amid a global economy in a new period of uncertainty, unpredictability and volatility. The country’s economic policymaking however remains stuck in an imaginary world of efficient free markets, beneficial globalization and humane capitalism. A clearer view of where the world is today compels new economics more than […]