foreign policy

IBON Executive Director on Marcos Jr’s speech to the 77th UN General Assembly

September 22, 2022

The gall to talk about ‘historical injustice’ and ‘inequalities and inequities’ is however exceptional

IBON joins groups to forward fighting demands to new admin

July 16, 2022

The People’s Agenda and demands are not merely suggestions. These will be at the heart of the people’s continuing fight for accountability and for a comprehensive plan for genuine change.

Our destructive foreign investment fetish

March 28, 2022

Is foreign direct investment the magic bullet for development that it is so often made out to be? Not really, if we look at the Philippine experience with unjaundiced eyes.

IBON: Reject RCEP

January 31, 2022

It’s long overdue to let go of the reckless abandonment of agriculture and the Philippine economy to market forces that the Philippines is ill-prepared to take advantage of. IBON calls on our senators to reject Philippine membership in RCEP.

Why do we keep on begging China for friendship?

April 21, 2020

BY ROSARIO GUZMAN

In the face of the Filipino people’s growing anxieties about COVID-19 and life after the lockdown, president Duterte keeps heaping praises on China.

It is offending China, not war, that Pres. Duterte is avoiding – IBON

July 27, 2019

Research group IBON said that Pres. Duterte’s stance on the West Philippine Sea (WPS) issue, as expressed in his fourth State of the Nation Address (SONA), is not about avoiding war with China, but is about avoiding offending the Chinese government and losing all its promised funds. Last July 22, Pres. Duterte highlighted the possibility […]

Peace talks a casualty of the Trump-Duterte meeting?

November 24, 2017

By Arnold Padilla IBON Features – President Rodrigo Duterte’s hosting as chairman of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit and related meetings solidified the sort of foreign policy that his administration will chart throughout its term. It is one that critics have already pointed out as still dependent on the patronage of the […]