inequality

Top 10 Billionaires’ wealth grows three times faster than workers’ wages

April 4, 2024

The combined net worth of the 10 richest Filipinos grew by 20% from Php1.9 trillion to Php2.3 trillion in 2024. This was concentrated in the 3 richest billionaires whose wealth grew almost four times as much as the others in the Top 10.

PH starts 2024 on weak footing: Jobless growth and deindustrialization

January 12, 2024

FEATURE

The Marcos Jr administration knows that we all want good news because, well, who doesn’t. Unfortunately, it is taking advantage of this to manage citizens’ perception of the economy.

Artificial Intelligence, para kanino?

September 14, 2023

Maraming pakinabang sa AI, pero katulad ng pinagdaanan ng mundo sa kasaysayan na rebolusyong industriyal at teknolohikal, palaging ang malaking pakinabang ay napupunta lang sa kumokontrol ng kapital at teknolohiya at hindi sa lumilikha.

PH upper middle income by end 2022?: Just a number – IBON

February 12, 2022

The “upper-middle income” country status that the Duterte government is hoping to achieve this year is just a number. Even if reached, this is an empty achievement amid the weakest economy and worst joblessness in decades and will just reflect the prosperity of an elite few.

Dutertegarchs in politics

July 27, 2021

[INFOGRAPHIC] Old and new oligarchs benefiting from the Duterte administration’s economic policies are not coincidentally very much involved in Philippine politics

People’s Review of SDG 1 & 10: Regressive gov’t policies hinder poverty, inequality eradication

July 7, 2021

Concerned groups and advocates held a forum to review and discuss the Philippine government’s progress in meeting by 2030 Sustainable Development Goals 1 and 10 on eradicating extreme poverty and reducing inequality. But the SDGs will not be achieved in the country as long as the government refuses to adopt progressive policies that bring about real development and pushes neoliberal policies that benefit the few.