March 2, 2023
January 5, 2023
December inflation has pushed the family living wage (FLW) for a family of five to an average of Php1,146 nationwide. The average daily nominal wage of Php404 nationwide is just one-third (35.3%) of the nationwide FLW. In the National Capital Region (NCR), the FLW for a family of five rose to Php1,145. The daily nominal wage in NCR is however not even half (49.8%) this.
November 2, 2022
The government’s spending priorities need to be fixed. Social protection needs to be expanded to help families and sectors in need. It is also never too early to start taking steps to develop the national economy and make Filipinos less vulnerable to external economic shocks.
October 27, 2022
September 8, 2022
Prices remain high, while ayuda has been slow, lacking and limited to only a few recipients. More increases are projected–it is insensitive and neglectful of the Marcos administration to make huge cuts in the ayuda budget.
October 12, 2021
October 2, 2021
Important pandemic emergency aid programs implemented in 2020 were discontinued in 2021 and are also not in the proposed 2022 budget. The budget and social welfare departments should bat for this in the 2022 expenditure plan in Senate and bicameral deliberations
September 16, 2021
September 12, 2021
How much ayuda is in the proposed 2022 budget? There’s just a Php2.7 billion increase in emergency assistance programs, and only an additional Php16.1 billion for other social assistance programs. In contrast, the infrastructure budget increases by Php106.7 billion.