national situation

14 Charts: What the Government Has Done to Our Pandemic Economy

February 10, 2021

The Philippines needs a much more ambitious COVID-19 economic response than the Duterte administration’s current business-as-usual approach.

IBON Praymer: Di maubus-ubos na sapin-saping krisis

February 6, 2021

Gumapang ang Pilipinas sa harap ng COVID-19. Dumating kasi ang pandemya na dati nang mahina ang pampublikong sistema sa kalusugan ng bansa. Tatlong taon na ring bumabagal ang ekonomiya, malawakan ang kakulangan sa trabaho, at malalim ang pinagtatakpang kahirapan.

Crisis upon crisis: 2021 Yearstarter Birdtalk highlights

January 23, 2021

It is important that the government acknowledge the enormity of the public health and economic crisis. This is necessary for the vital shift in attitude from business-as-usual to undertaking urgent COVID-19 response and long-term reforms.

The 2021 Yearstarter Birdtalk

January 16, 2021

There’s certainly much we can do to make sure that 2021 is better.

Usapang IBON Praymer Enero 2020 | Rehimeng Duterte: Ang gumuguhong tibay sa 2020

February 11, 2020

Sa natitirang kalahating panahon ng termino ng administrasyong Duterte, haharap ito sa malalaking pagsubok sa kanyang tibay. Pangunahin na rito ang tuloy-tuloy na pagbagal ng ekonomiya sa nagdaang tatlong taon sa kabila ng pagsusumikap ng administrasyon na pagandahin ang mga numero sa pamamagitan ng mataas na paggastos ng gobyerno. Pangalawa rito, subalit may kaparehas na […]

IBON 2019 Yearend Birdtalk Briefing Paper | 2020: Beginning of the End?

February 11, 2020

The administration oddly launched a ‘Duterte Legacy’ campaign with almost two-and-a-half years still left in its term. Likely with a view to the 2022 elections, it will backfire as the public becomes more discerning and less easily manipulated than the administration assumes. The durability of the Duterte administration will be tested in 2020. It will […]

Nakaambang pagsabog ng krisis sa ilalim ni Duterte

February 14, 2019

Download Usapang IBON Yearend 2018 primer here Bumabagal at humihina ang ekonomiyang Pilipino sa likod ng paggiit ng administrasyong Duterte ng pagsigla nito. Nagkukumahog ang economic team ng rehimen na mabawi ang dating momentum ng ekonomiya. Walang-habas ang paggastos ngayon sa imprastruktura pero maging ito ay tila kapos din upang mapigilan ang pag-atras ng ekonomiya. […]

Faltering Economy, Shell of A Democracy

January 28, 2019

Download Briefing Paper here Adverse economic and political trends since the start of the Duterte administration intensified last year. The risk of combustion in 2019 has become much higher. The administration has tried to project an image of economic progress and strongman-driven stability, peace and order. But if the year 2018 has shown anything it […]

What is Birdtalk?

January 9, 2019

The 2018 IBON Yearend Birdtalk will be held on January 17, 2019, 1PM at the UP Diliman College of Education. Various sectors, including government office representatives, the religious, educators and students, entrepreneurs, and NGOs/ CSOs/ /POs are invited. There will be a Php200 fee for registration. For journalists, there will be a press conference earlier […]