MSMEs

Wage hike possible with transparency, gov’t support

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.

Record debt not due to COVID-19 response

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.

IBON Executive Director on govt’s heightened alert levels and COVID strategy shift

January 12, 2022

IBON Executive Director on gov’t COVID strategy shift

Shifting to MGCQ a short-sighted and desperate move without containing pandemic–IBON

February 18, 2021

Easing restrictions will not spur recovery without a real fiscal stimulus while risking the more rapid spread of COVID-19

Duterte govt: Just Can’t Debt Enough

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.

The 2021 Budget: Infrastructure over health, aid and MSME support

September 23, 2020

INFOGRAPHICS

Resources for health, social protection, and production support are more urgent areas needing attention to genuinely usher economic recovery but are only receiving paltry amounts.

Budget for infrastructure towers over health, social protection, MSME support–IBON

September 16, 2020

NEWS

Health and social protection even in terms of infrastructure should be prioritized but these are dwarfed by programs such as roadworks and grandiose transport projects that are not as urgent.