enhanced community quarantine

Measly ECQ aid an afterthought — IBON

March 31, 2021

Poor and low-income families in NCR+ deserve not just Php1,000 but at least Php10,000 in emergency cash subsidies to be distributed immediately, or ten times more than being offered after a year of lockdowns.

IBON: Gov’t should rectify, ramp up COVID-19 aid

March 29, 2021

Reimposing an ECQ will only aggravate the health and economic crisis if the Duterte administration does not rectify its scrimped, militaristic and increasingly politicized response. It should take fast and real action, starting with prompt aid distribution to all affected households.

After 7 weeks of lockdown: Meager cash aid puts HHs below official poverty line

May 5, 2020

NEWS

97% of 11.4 million served beneficiaries are barely surviving the lockdown with cash aid that is way below the official poverty line.

Millions left behind during lockdown

May 1, 2020

The Duterte administration’s poor emergency relief leaves 7.7 million working people and their families behind during the worst mass unemployment in decades.

ECQ disrupts livelihood of 19M:

Millions of working people left behind by poor gov’t response

May 1, 2020

NEWS

The Duterte administration’s poor response is causing widespread suffering and passing the burden of containment onto the poorest and most vulnerable.

Recycled Php27.1 B COVID-19 response package betrays govt complacency

March 18, 2020

NEWS

The Duterte administration’s Php27.1 billion package of so-called priority actions exposes its complacency in dealing with the pandemic and the disruption to people’s livelihoods. This is just another result of the government’s overly militarist mindset where forceful action is crudely seen as decisive action. The spread of COVID-19 needs much more government resources and a much more holistic approach.