August 5, 2022
July 20, 2022
The Philippines has among the highest unemployment and inflation rates in the region, underscoring the country’s worsening conditions and the urgent need for radical economic measures.
July 18, 2022
Joblessness and informality of work are worsening. Why is the government claiming that the economy is recovering?
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.
March 23, 2022
The Duterte administration’s belated move to raise cash aid to Php500 per month does little to help millions of poor and vulnerable Filipino households recover lost incomes and cope with rising prices.
March 8, 2022
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.
February 10, 2022
Pres. Duterte will leave behind a legacy of having the biggest increase in joblessness among all post-Marcos administrations.
February 5, 2022
Inflation slowed to 3% in January 2022 and NEDA claims this is from the economy reopening and increased supply. This may not be the whole story.