marcos jr administration

It Takes Lives to Build a Paradise

July 14, 2023

The farmer families in Paradise III, San Jose del Monte, Bulacan are under threat from competing landlord and oligarchic interests. But they face these daunting challenges with their humble but resolute struggle to assert their right to land and livelihoods.

Ang Budol ng Taon

July 13, 2023

Isang taon na mula noong umupo si Ferdinand Marcos Jr bilang Pangulo ng Pilipinas matapos ang isang makasaysayan at kontrobersyal na halalan noong Mayo 2022. Kunwa’y magpakumbaba nitong inulat ang kaniyang unang taon bialng “work in progress.” Binatbat ang unang taon ni Marcos Jr ng sandamakmak na suliraning pang-ekonomiya at panlipunan. Mas sumahol ang kalagayan […]

Falling real wages, more expensive food, as of June 2023

July 7, 2023

Prices keep rising in general but Filipinos’ purchasing power has net kept up. Raising wages and providing subsidies are doable – why have these not been ensured?

NCR and regional nominal wages vs family living wage, as of June 2023

July 7, 2023

The NCR and regional nominal wages fall short of the regional family living wage estimates. The BARMM still has the widest gap between the regional minimum wage (Php341) and the regional family living wage (Php1949).

National government outstanding debt as of May 2023

July 7, 2023

The national government outstanding debt has reached Php14 trillion and the Marcos Jr administration has the highest monthly average increase in outstanding debt compared to the past administrations.

Marcos Jr Administration Year One

July 4, 2023

The Marcos Jr government projected its first year as being full of sunshine. But this has failed to conceal the administration’s inaction and incapability to genuinely serve and keep its promises to the Filipino people.

Marcos Jr’s first year passes without a wage hike, while NCR hike in July still paltry — IBON

July 3, 2023

The Marcos Jr administration cannot tout the NCR wage hike as an additional accomplishment to report on its first year. The new NCR wage is still so much lower than demanded by workers, than the FLW for a more decent standard of living, and even less than the increase in worker productivity, and the plight of millions more low-income self-employed and other informal sector workers and unemployed Filipinos remains unaddressed.

Rights defenders urge the United Nations (UN) anew to investigate human rights violations amid worsening economic crisis

July 1, 2023

Delegation members of the Philippine Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Watch network are in Geneva to report continuing rights abuses and lack of accountability amid a worsening economic crisis under the first year of President Ferdinand Marcos Jr’s presidency.

Agriculture deserves a competent leader

July 1, 2023

The Marcos Jr administration has not been looking at the stark reality of long-term agricultural decline. This chronic crisis deserves a full-time, competent and diligent leader.