Foreign investment hasn’t done much to develop the Philippine economy
March 6, 2023
Foreign investment can play a role in development but, clearly, not under the free market-oriented policy framework the government has been insisting on since the Marcos dictatorship.
IBON on the 37th anniversary of the EDSA uprising
February 24, 2023
EDSA 1986 was a people’s uprising to oust the dictator Marcos for his immense political and economic sins. The Philippines was made the better and democracy struggles stronger for this.
What the Marcos Dictatorship Really Did to the Economy
September 24, 2022
The Marcos regime’s extreme cronyism and corruption is commonly blamed. However, the steady shift to neoliberal economic policies is weightier in explaining the depth of collapse in the early 1980s and the subsequent lost decades of development. The article “What the Marcos Dictatorship Really Did to the Economy” is a contribution to the Tanggol Kasaysayan […]
IBON Executive Director on the real date Martial Law was declared
September 23, 2022
IBON Executive Director on Marcos Jr’s speech to the 77th UN General Assembly
September 22, 2022
The gall to talk about ‘historical injustice’ and ‘inequalities and inequities’ is however exceptional
Multi-layered prison walls, then and now
September 13, 2022
Political detention today is indeed very much a continuation and symptom of social and economic deterioration accelerated by Marcos’ elitist neoliberal governance in the ’70s and ’80s. The struggle of various people’s organizations and advocates then continues today in battles on the streets and legislative halls and in the cities and the countryside.
Films remind that woes started by Marcos Sr are far from over – IBON
September 12, 2022
The AsiaVisions films are important to preserve Filipinos’ collective memory and fight historical distortions, as well as to remind that Marcos dictatorship-era social and economic problems continue to this day.
IBON Research Head on new admin’s plans for agri sector
July 23, 2022
May 30, 2022
The government’s trademark has been to obscure the truth, peddle its own version of reality, and go on ahead with its most-often carefully thought-out programs that make the local and foreign super-rich happy. The newly-proclaimed leaders of the land made it clear that they’re not changing that.