Worsening inflation makes admin ayuda cuts even more unconscionable – IBON
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.
No More Emergency?: 2023 Budget Cuts for Assistance Programs, MSMEs
October 27, 2022
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
Why spend more on military and police than small businesses and farmers?
September 16, 2021
A Year After Lockdown: Meager Support for MSMEs
March 23, 2021
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.