February 7, 2023
With inflation continuing to rise to 8.7% in January 2023 to its highest in over 14 years, it is unconscionable for the Marcos Jr administration to keep slashing cash assistance to struggling Filipinos in urgent need of relief.
October 27, 2022
April 9, 2022
If employers are transparent about their revenues and net incomes this will likely show that large corporations and even many medium enterprises can hike wages with only a small cut on their profits. Government can meanwhile provide wage subsidies and other forms of support to MSMEs who cannot yet afford this.
March 5, 2022
The Duterte administration did not change its priorities despite urgent pandemic needs and, if anything, only used COVID-19 response to cover up massive borrowings for continued debt servicing and infrastructure.
January 12, 2022
IBON Executive Director on gov’t COVID strategy shift
September 16, 2021
March 23, 2021
February 18, 2021
Easing restrictions will not spur recovery without a real fiscal stimulus while risking the more rapid spread of COVID-19
October 4, 2020
BY SONNY AFRICA
The debt crisis is already upon us – just not the kind that the economic managers and creditors are worried about where debt payments to lenders are interrupted.