September 8, 2022
More and more Filipinos are forced to make do with informal work given the lack of better jobs. Yet, the Marcos Jr administration has cut the 2023 budgets for ayuda and labor.
July 23, 2022
IBON Executive Director Sonny Africa on meager increase in the national budget for 2023
September 25, 2021
The 2022 budget prevents speedy recovery. Doesn’t spend enough to stimulate the economy and even spends on the wrong things.
August 26, 2021
The proposed 2022 national budget is perplexingly business-as-usual with the same priorities as before the pandemic. There is still disproportionate attention to infrastructure, the military and police, and debt service with only marginal changes to the health and social protection budgets. This latest spending plan should not just be scrutinized but also retailored to give due attention to urgent medical and economic responses.
October 15, 2020
The government should prioritize subsidizing small jeepney drivers and operators and at least postpone costly infrastructure projects that are less urgent because of the pandemic.
September 11, 2020
Amid the worst health crisis and economic decline in the country’s history, government prioritizes infrastructure, debt, and militarization over health and other social services, agriculture, and industry.
January 17, 2020
January 26, 2019
The bicameral conference committee will begin deliberations on the 2019 national budget next week. These infographics show how bigger allocations for war and infrastructure are prioritized over allocations for social services, agriculture and industry in three proposed versions of the 2019 national budget. These are the Department of Budget and Management’s Budget of Expenditures and […]