economic stimulus

Crisis upon crisis: 2021 Yearstarter Birdtalk highlights

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.

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.

IBON Executive Director on Bayanihan 2 and CREATE

November 27, 2020

#MalalangEkonomiya #MayMagagawa #PeopleEconomics

CREATE is for big business more than MSME’s

November 26, 2020

The Duterte administration doesn’t really care to stimulate the economy and is still taking care of big business instead of the economy or the people.

Bayanihan 2 and 2021 budget leave millions of unemployed behind

September 3, 2020

STATEMENT

Millions of Filipinos and their families will continue to suffer for years without a genuine stimulus program overriding the misguided fiscal conservatism and reckless optimism of the economic managers.

Bayanihan 2: Too small, hinders health and recovery

August 21, 2020

BY SONNY AFRICA

The beggarly Bayanihan 2 bill preferred by the economic managers and imposed on Congress is much too small for the magnitude of the crisis facing the country.

PH has the money for Php1.6 trillion stimulus

August 12, 2020

BY SONNY AFRICA

A robust stimulus response is needed and very possible. If there is none, it’s only because the Duterte administration chooses not to have one.

Stimulus: Spend, spend, spend Php1.6 trillion

August 11, 2020

BY SONNY AFRICA

Maybe all it takes for something to become government policy is to say it thrice?

Duterte gov’t to blame for worst economic collapse in PH history

August 6, 2020

STATEMENT

The Duterte administration is to blame for the worst economic collapse in the country’s recorded history. Growth rate falling to -16.5% in the second quarter from 5.4% in the same period last year is an unprecedented 21.9 percentage point drop.