July 19, 2020
The entire Philippine economy will suffer if Filipinos are not protected from this disease. The government cannot afford another lockdown since it will not only endanger the economy but will also bring intense hunger and more hardship. It must act now and prevent the health system from collapsing and the Filipino people from succumbing to both the pandemic and to poverty.
June 6, 2020
After two and a half months of lockdown, the public healthcare system remains unequipped with the necessary weapons to fight COVID-19.
February 4, 2020
The decreasing share for health in the national government budget shows the low priority given to this. This affects the country’s ability to address public health challenges such as the novel coronavirus (nCoV).
October 31, 2019
My friend’s lola died last month. She was dear to me, as I grew up without grandparents and she was the lola I never had. She once left the country to work as a domestic helper to ensure that all of her eight children would finish school. She liked gardening and ballroom dancing. She loved […]
March 17, 2018
The book Mining Ills probes violations on social determinants of health in a number of Philippine communities upon the entry of mining companies, most of which are transnational corporations (TNCs).
January 18, 2017
While the unorthodox Pres. Rodrigo Duterte gained popular support due to its pro-poor pronouncements and promise of change, research group IBON said that the neoliberal economic agenda prevails as Duterte’s economic managers and other dominant groups push big business-biased/free market-oriented policies over people-centered reforms. Nevertheless, IBON also said that the ongoing peace negotiations between the […]
July 24, 2016
Reposting IBON’s 2014 infovideo stressing that genuine progress is contingent to a just and lasting peace. IBON reprises this video in a soon-to-be-released version at a time when the newly-seated Duterte administration opened the door for the resumption of peace negotiations anew. IBON joins the public supporting the the peace talks, which is a main call […]
July 22, 2016
The basic economic issues confronting the new Duterte administration will take center stage in the peace negotiations as the next substantive agenda on the Comprehensive Agreement for Social and Economic Reforms. IBON joins the public in aspiring for the soonest resumption of the peace negotiations between the government and the National Democratic Front and the Moro […]