May 12, 2021
The first quarter 2021 economic performance is the clearest proof that government hype of employment surpassing pre-pandemic levels are hollow. The quality of work is deteriorating and the number of unemployed is higher compared to a year ago.
May 12, 2021
The government claims to be balancing health and economic concerns. The first quarter economic contraction, however, confirms that we are instead getting the worst of both worlds – economic losses and human suffering.
February 22, 2021
February 18, 2021
Easing restrictions will not spur recovery without a real fiscal stimulus while risking the more rapid spread of COVID-19
February 6, 2021
Gumapang ang Pilipinas sa harap ng COVID-19. Dumating kasi ang pandemya na dati nang mahina ang pampublikong sistema sa kalusugan ng bansa. Tatlong taon na ring bumabagal ang ekonomiya, malawakan ang kakulangan sa trabaho, at malalim ang pinagtatakpang kahirapan.
January 23, 2021
It is important that the government acknowledge the enormity of the public health and economic crisis. This is necessary for the vital shift in attitude from business-as-usual to undertaking urgent COVID-19 response and long-term reforms.
January 13, 2021
The economy’s development lies in using the protections in the Constitution to gain from foreign investment, not in taking away the protections and giving self-interested foreign investment free rein over the domestic economy.
January 12, 2021
Pursuing economic Cha-cha in the middle of a public health crisis and unprecedented economic decline smacks of putting vested interests first over squarely addressing the urgent need to create and save jobs, incomes and small businesses.