government spending

Strong fiscal stimulus? Below average spending worsens in 2021, 2022

July 25, 2021

In the name of credit-worthiness, the Duterte administration increased its spending by only a bit, which is not at all commensurate to the enormity of the crisis at hand.

IBON Executive Director on Bayanihan 2 spending

November 24, 2020

Lawmakers are eyeing the extension of Bayanihan 2 until a COVID-19 vaccine is available. Does this fix the law? At the same time, the economic managers have rejected any Bayanihan 3.