October 6, 2023
The millions-surge in informal work indicates that working Filipinos are going on survival mode as the living crisis intensifies. The Marcos Jr administration’s inability to improve the economy’s capacity to generate meaningful jobs is clearly a failure of policy and government’s economic management.
June 30, 2023
The Marcos Jr administration has profusely hyped its one year of achievements that have supposedly helped the Filipino people amid the economic crisis. But looking back, did the President really achieve that much and help the Filipino people as much as he claims?
April 29, 2023
Most Filipinos are so poor and lacking savings that they can’t afford to be unemployed. But there are so little regular formal jobs available that the overwhelming majority struggle with self-employment, informal work, or irregular jobs in informal establishments.
April 26, 2023
Higher inflation is eroding the nominal wage, but due to infrequent and meager wage increases, the real value of this has even declined. In the NCR, the real wage as of March 2023 is the lowest in 12 years and lower than 34 years ago.
March 10, 2023
The jobs crisis is worsening despite the economy reopening. Sugarcoating only hides the problem and prevents urgent action to help millions of Filipinos struggling to make ends meet.
March 9, 2023
The Marcos Jr administration’s rightsizing program goes in the direction of further weakening the government just when it is so needed to become bigger and better to transform the economy to serve the public interest.
March 1, 2023
The Marcos Jr administration is spinning a dark lie to give the impression that the situation of ordinary Filipinos is improving. The real and whole truth is that it isn’t and, if anything, has even gotten worse in the first few months of the new government.
February 11, 2023
The economic managers chronically downplay problems and prefer unfounded sunshine and smugness about the state of the economy. This hinders taking steps towards real solutions.
January 6, 2023
Latest labor force data showing huge spikes in part-time and informal jobs belies government claims of a strong labor market and steady economic recovery.