joblessness

8 of 10 new jobs are just part-time: PH struggles to create quality work as economy reopens

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.

Oil price rollback not enough for Filipinos to recover income losses

March 23, 2022

NEWS

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.

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.

Duterte gov’t creates the most unemployment among all post-Marcos admins

February 10, 2022

Pres. Duterte will leave behind a legacy of having the biggest increase in joblessness among all post-Marcos administrations.

Is the 3% inflation a good thing?

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.

Jobless growth and worst in ASEAN: IBON on PH economic performance in 2021

January 27, 2022

The economic managers are overstating their performance and understating the economy’s problems. This isn’t a good starting point for finding solutions.

Job losses despite quarantine easing may be early sign of economic contraction – IBON

November 5, 2021

The Duterte administration should not be dismissive of the significant drop in employment and rise in unemployment in September 2021. These are signs that the economy is still floundering despite quarantine restrictions easing and vaccinations increasing.

On World Food Day: Widespread hunger justifies more ayuda

October 16, 2021

Hunger and food insecurity are worsening amid the ongoing pandemic crisis. More ayuda has to be immediately given to millions of poor and vulnerable families to ensure that everyone has economic access to food.