Marcos administration

Justice for the surfaced environment and human rights defenders Eco and Jak!

March 28, 2024

STATEMENT

The attacks against Eco, Jak and other environmental defenders only serves the interests of big business promoting destructive projects. These undermine the people’s well-being and the environment, exacerbating existing issues.

NAIA PPP project: Sky-high profits for Ramon Ang

March 25, 2024

FEATURE

The rehabilitation of NAIA is long overdue. But it should not be done through privatization that will only greatly benefit the interests of a large conglomerate like SMC.

RBH 7 passage not about economic Cha-cha but political self-interest

March 21, 2024

Congress can already do so much for the people if they really wanted to. Unfortunately, the fact that they are pushing economic Cha-cha without any solid arguments goes to show that they really want something else.

FDI, importation won’t solve inflation

March 11, 2024

Cha-cha does nothing to address high prices of basic goods and services now, and will just make the country even more addicted to imports and foreign capital.

FDI not enough to create gainful jobs

March 11, 2024

The 1.4 million drop in jobs underscores that strengthening the local economy, not Charter change, is needed.

IBON Executive Director on high-level US trade mission in the Philippines

March 11, 2024

“Instead of misplaced pride in being a mere Southeast Asian address for foreign capital, the government should be strictly regulating them to build national brands in Filipino industry.”

IBON Executive Director on the passage of RBH 7, the proposed economic Cha-cha, at the Committee of the Whole

March 6, 2024

The sparse attendance with precious few inquiring minds confirms that the president’s desire for Cha-cha is enough for the House to make up its mind and ignore inconvenient things like facts.

IBON corrects Rep. Quimbo – PH really is among the most open to foreign ownership in region

February 29, 2024

Charter change proponents will keep trying to find justifications for Congress to start tinkering with the 1987 Constitution. However, the facts clearly show that claiming that the Philippines has among the most restrictive foreign ownership regulations in the world cannot be one of them.

Marcos Jr Carries on Neoliberal Arc Started by His Dictator Father

September 20, 2023

After Marcos, cronyism was craftly used to justify even greater liberalization, privatization and deregulation during the administrations that followed. Today, Marcos Jr carries on this neoliberal arc started and backed by his father’s regime.