GDP growth

Strong economy? Growth slowing even pre-pandemic

July 25, 2021

The Duterte administration keeps on repeating that the Philippine economy was strong coming into the pandemic. Official statistics prove otherwise.

How is the Philippines dealing with the pandemic compared to other South East Asian nations?

June 10, 2021

It has become clear that the Philippine government’s militaristic and non-scientific pandemic measures have resulted in worse health and economic conditions for most Filipinos.

Govt stinginess worsens Filipinos’ suffering and PH economic collapse

November 10, 2020

Statement | Months into the worst economic collapse in the country’s history, the Duterte administration’s obsession with creditworthiness and the myth of a fundamentally strong Philippine economy is preventing it from taking the measures needed for real and rapid recovery.

Infographic: PH Economy Duterteriorating

September 10, 2018

(From IBON Features “PH Economy Duterterioraing”–https://www.ibon.org/2018/08/ph-economy-duterteriorating/) Stay the course, the country’s economic managers always insist. They will be the last to admit bad economic news because eternal sunshine is part of their job. Their recent spontaneous reactions against federalism are however more revealing. They are losing control of the economy as it is and they […]

Amid growth: PH unemployment still worst in Asia–IBON

May 23, 2016

Research group IBON warned against overestimating the reported high election-boosted economic growth as a sign of economic success. Economic growth is important but should not be used to divert public attention from fundamental problems of chronic joblessness and poverty, the group said. The Philippine economy’s reported 6.9% growth in gross domestic product (GDP) in the […]