Tag: infrastructure

Slower economy affirms undue hype over credit rating upgrade

May 9, 2019

Sign of unsound economy Slower gross domestic product (GDP) growth during the first quarter of 2019 belies any claim of a healthy Philippine economy. Research group IBON stressed that the Duterte administration’s enthusiasm over the recent credit rating upgrade that the country got is unwarranted. Instead of hailing business-biased programs, government should look to more […]

Govt should be transparent, release 9 signed foreign loan agreements — IBON

March 16, 2019

Research group IBON said the Duterte administration should immediately release to the public all nine foreign loan agreements it has already signed for infrastructure projects, especially for the upcoming Kaliwa Dam project with China. The group raised concerns of government’s transparency since it has denied IBON’s previous requests for copies of the loan agreements. The […]

Businessmen cashing in on Metro Manila Reclamation project–IBON

February 21, 2019

Research group IBON said that the Manila Bay reclamation project under the Build, Build, Build program is a profit-led infrastructure plan that will mainly benefit big business. The group said that contrary to government claims, the project will displace nearby communities from their homes and livelihoods and destroy the environment. The Manila Bay Reclamation project […]

The 2019 Budget: War and Infrastructure Over Social Services, Agriculture and Industry

January 26, 2019

The bicameral conference committee will begin deliberations on the 2019 national budget next week. These infographics show how bigger allocations for war and infrastructure are prioritized over allocations for social services, agriculture and industry in three proposed versions of the 2019 national budget. These are the Department of Budget and Management’s Budget of Expenditures and […]

Infographic: Large Dams Under the Flagship Infrastructure Projects of the Duterte Administration

October 4, 2018

  Eight large dams are targeted for construction under the Duterte administration’s flagship infrastructure projects. These dams pose a threat to communities such as displacement and flooding. The cost for building them will also be passed onto consumers through taxes and high water and electricity rates. Read more: https://bit.ly/2yjISwz

The Tale of a China-funded Dam

October 3, 2018

Read more: http: https://www.ibon.org/2018/09/no-to-large-dams-mwss-water-security-roadmap-may-cause-more-insecurity-wpn/

No to large dams: MWSS water security roadmap may cause more insecurity-WPN

September 26, 2018

The recent onslaught of Super Typhoon Ompong triggered the release of waters from big Luzon dams and caused flooding in low-lying areas. Water rights group Water for the People Network (WPN) said that because of this and other harmful effects on communities and livelihoods, the government should shift away from building large dams to more […]

Debt-driven growth an increasing burden–IBON

July 20, 2018

Nearing the third State of the Nation address, research group IBON said that debt-driven growth under the Duterte administration is not resulting in substantial improvements in the Philippine economy. According to the group, while ballooning debt accelerated government spending and pushed the 6.8% economic growth during the past year, the agriculture and industry sectors, which […]

Typhoon Yolanda: Anong Petsa Na? (Media Advisory)

November 8, 2017

ATTENTION: Media practicioners, campaign officers, advocates, researchers, gov’t offices, educators and students M E D I A A D V I S O R Y Typhoon Yolanda: Anong Petsa Na? Assessing rehabilitation, reconstruction and recovery after four years; IBON discloses research findings, environmental and disaster response centers share observations on Yolanda’s year four What: Media […]