inflation

Cash subsidies for poorest households urgent as inflation reaches 21-month high

January 5, 2021

In the face of soaring prices, joblessness and meager incomes, emergency cash subsidies for the poorest Filipinos and support for small businesses need to be increased substantially. Distribute Bayanihan 2 cash assistance immediately, and a new cash subsidy program to cover several millions of vulnerable citizens should be drawn up.

Higher inflation for poorest Filipinos underscores urgent need for continued cash subsidies

July 8, 2020

NEWS

Higher inflation is problematic but particularly burdens the poorest Filipinos. Inflation rates for the 30% poorest households are higher than the national average. Especially amid historic joblessness, this affirms how the government should continue giving cash subsidies as income support, the group said.

Falling real wages, more expensive food

September 8, 2019

Inflation is lower but food remains expensive amid declining real wages for many Filipinos.

On the July 2019 inflation

August 7, 2019

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Low inflation unfelt, food still more expensive

July 10, 2019

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Prices still higher now than since start of Duterte admin

July 6, 2019

Research group IBON said that while June inflation has slowed, the prices of basic food items are still higher, especially when compared to prices at the start of the Duterte administration. The wages and incomes of many Filipinos are unable to keep up with the high prices. The group said that food prices will continue […]

Inflation slows but prices still higher than before

May 7, 2019

Inflation slowed in April 2019 but rice, fish, sugar, and many vegetables are still more expensive than last year