marcos jr administration

IBON says of wage hike: “Ang bara ay ang di pag-suporta ng pangulo”

May 9, 2024

The proposed wage bills in Congress to various degrees bring wages closer to the family living wage, which corrects years of meager wage increases that have lagged behind profits, productivity and inflation.

Hunger rise, extensive poverty debunks jobs improvement hype — IBON

May 8, 2024

Government’s constant hype of “labor market improvement” is not being felt by many Filipinos struggling with poor quality jobs and, as a result, are falling into worsening hunger and widespread poverty.

Cha-cha in Education: An Unnecessary and Distracting Move

May 7, 2024

The education sector in the Philippines will be opened for foreign participation and investment, whether through ownership or other forms of partnership, if lawmakers have their way.

50-50 split between profits and workers’ wages more than fair — IBON

May 1, 2024

Raising the minimum wage to a living wage corrects decades of injustice where workers create huge profits for employers but receive meager wages.

Biggest Balikatan under Marcos Jr government: Most troops, most countries

April 24, 2024

The Balikatan military exercises with the United States (US) under the Marcos Jr administration are the biggest ever with the number of US troops growing from a few hundred in the 1990s to as much as 12,000 last year. The growing show of US military force is the US signalling its readiness to go to […]

PH biggest recipient of US aid in Southeast Asia

April 18, 2024

The Philippines is the biggest recipient of US aid in Southeast Asia. This isn’t really help for Filipinos but the US ensuring the Philippines plays its critical role in upholding US superpower military and economic dominance in the region.

Lack of gainful employment belies govt claims of improving jobs market — IBON

April 13, 2024

The Marcos Jr administration keeps touting that the labor market is improving. But there is a serious disconnect between this government hype and the actual reality of millions of Filipinos.