September 5, 2023
A competent agriculture secretary is needed to stop food inflation from worsening
May 7, 2023
The Philippine inflation rate has further eased in April after the 14-year high of 8.7% in January, but it will likely remain high and volatile because the government has not taken decisive steps to lower prices.
October 12, 2021
September 8, 2019
Inflation is lower but food remains expensive amid declining real wages for many Filipinos.
November 6, 2018
Research group IBON said that the apparently uncontrollable inflation is fast becoming a flashpoint of the administration’s economic mismanagement. High inflation is combining with rising interest rates, slowing remittances and failing exports to dampen economic growth. The administration is desperate for a short-term infrastructure stimulus to compensate for these, said the group, but a major growth slowdown […]
October 5, 2018
Research group IBON said that inflation has not tapered off as government projected but has accelerated in September, highlighting government’s continued neglect in addressing rapidly rising prices of goods and services. The group said that government continues to push failed neoliberal measures, while feigning concern for Filipino families struggling with a quickly falling purchasing power. […]