April 7, 2022
Latest labor force data show that the economy, despite reopening, is struggling to generate sufficient work. Additional jobs created are also mostly temporary, insecure and informal.
February 4, 2022
The Philippines is among the fastest growing economies in Southeast Asia but this does not mean that Filipinos are better off.
July 25, 2021
“Strong economic fundamentals” claims questionable given stats on weakest job generation post-Marcos era
September 7, 2019
Research group IBON said that the recently reported job generation is mostly in poor quality work and confirms volatile labor market conditions rather than a strengthening economy. The group made the statement after the recent release of seemingly favorable employment figures and warned against complacency. The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) reported an increase in the […]
April 7, 2019
Not creating enough decent jobs is among the worst problems of the economy. Filipinos are forced abroad, suffer poor quality work, or are jobless because of neoliberal policies especially since the 1980s. Despite hyped economic growth, employment generation under the Duterte administration is at its worst in over 60 years. #MalalangEkonomiya #MayMagagawa #PeopleEconomics #BeyondElections2019
February 4, 2019
Download Briefing Paper here An excerpt from the IBON 2018 Yearend Birdtalk paper “Faltering Economy, Shell of A Democracy”: The socioeconomic conditions of the masses are not substantially or sustainably improving. A few gained from recent economic growth but not the people who need this the most. Domestic elites and foreign capital continue to profit […]
January 27, 2019
The Presidential Spokesperson recently said that IBON’s claim of weak annual job creation under the Duterte administration is “mathematically impossible”. There was also the insinuation of being “inept or just maliciously reckless to degrade the achievements of the President”. We are compelled to reply to help the administration come to terms with the reality of […]
January 26, 2019