IBON: PDP 2023-2028 non-solution to PH economic crisis
January 30, 2023
The Marcos Jr administration’s Philippine Development Plan 2023-2028 boldly promises “economic and social transformation for a prosperous, inclusive and resilient society” yet falls short as a comprehensive development plan.
On changing the economic provisions of the 1987 Constitution: More foreign investment does not mean more development
January 26, 2023
As the House Committee on Constitutional Amendments considers proposed amendments, IBON raises five major points on why economic provisions in the 1987 Constitution should be retained.
IBON debunks economic Cha-cha movers’ claims on FDI
January 19, 2021
Charter change proponents claim that removing economic protections against foreign investments is needed for economic recovery. But FDI liberalization will instead have long-term adverse impacts on national economic development.
IBON Executive Director on the CREATE Bill and FDI
May 28, 2020
Stop over-relying on foreign investments, government told
June 4, 2018
Soon after the enactment of the Ease of Doing Business and Efficient Government Service Delivery Act, research group IBON said that the Duterte government should not depend on foreign investments for economic progress and job generation. For expediency, the Ease of Doing Business Act or Republic Act (RA) 11032 simplifies the application process for the […]
There is room for pro-people economics but 10-pt agenda concerning–IBON
July 16, 2016
“While there are sunny prospects, the 10-point agenda of neoliberal policies hangs over like a dark cloud,” said research group IBON’s executive director Sonny Africa yesterday at its political and economic briefing. In its 2016 Midyear Birdtalk held at the University of the Philippines, IBON welcomed the Duterte administration’s opening of opportunities for pro-people measures […]
Hindi lumingon–a second look? The economics of the Duterte administration
May 14, 2016
by Sonny Africa IBON FEATURES – Presumptive president Rodrigo Duterte projected a vastly different image from the other presidential candidates and indeed from every national politician the Philippines has ever had: coarse, cussing, irreverent, misogynistic, an unrepentant human rights violator, and a self-proclaimed “Socialist” and “Leftist”. But, never mind, the strongman was effective and got […]
Duterte’s 8-point economic agenda business as usual
May 14, 2016
The 8-point economic agenda of presumptive president Rodrigo Duterte is an elitist neoliberal agenda, research group IBON said. It is good for big business at the expense of the majority of Filipinos and long-term national development. Its “business as usual” belies the clamor for change and, in repeating Aquino-era policies that drove this clamor for […]