Marcos administration

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.

Marcos Jr administration’s 2024 budget priorities

August 18, 2023

The government’s budget has for years been biased for big-business infra, debt-servicing and military, while allocations for social services, agriculture and labor have been lacking. The Marcos Jr administration’s 2023 budget was no different – how about the proposed 2024 budget?

“Build, Better, More” for agriculture? Not really

June 16, 2023


The Marcos Jr administration has apparently taken over the reins of the agriculture department at a time of severe food and agriculture crisis, but without much inspiration.

Filipino workers productivity increasing but real wages falling — IBON

May 8, 2023

The gains from growing productivity are not going to workers as higher wages but to the profits of corporations and the wealth of the super-rich. Giving workers their fair share through decent wages will uplift their lives and also spur economic progress.

19 years and counting: The story of MRT-7

May 7, 2023


Will the MRT-7 answer our systemic transportation problems? At this stage, the project has so far turned out to be a gateway for corporate elites to gain more profits at the expense of the people’s welfare.

US overseas military footprint

May 7, 2023

The United States has bilateral military agreements with 179 countries, 742 military bases in 82 countries and territories, and 171,736 active military personnel deployed in 177 countries and territories, aside from the 1.2 million stationed in the US itself.

PH inflation highest in Southeast Asia

May 7, 2023

Philippine inflation is still among the worst in Southeast Asia despite easing in April. Inflation in the country will remain high unless the Marcos administration takes decisive steps to temper it.

PH inflation among the highest in Southeast Asia—IBON

May 7, 2023

The Philippine inflation rate has further eased in April after the 14-year high of 8.7% in January, but it will likely remain high and volatile because the government has not taken decisive steps to lower prices.

Marcos-Duterte 2023: Patong-patong na Problema

February 12, 2023

Walang bagong direksyon ang ekonomiya sa ilalim ni Bongbong Marcos, at ito ang yayanig sa kaniyang walang-tibay na pamamahala.