national situation

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 […]

The IBON 2018 Midyear Birdtalk

July 5, 2018

The Duterte administration has marked its second year in office. It was ushered into power amid a popular clamor for change but has earned international criticism for its controversial war on drugs and human rights record. It made many promises to the people but economic growth and more foreign investments have not resolved joblessness and […]

Change Underway? IBON Yearend 2016 Birdtalk

March 2, 2017

Download “Change Underway” IBON Yearend 2016 Birdtalk briefing paper here “Filipinos have long organized and struggled for meaningful wage hikes, ending contractualization, land, free or at least affordable social services, national industrialization, and many other urgent demands. These are all part of the aspiration for a truly independent, democratic and prosperous Philippines. The people can […]

“Change Underway?” IBON 2016 Yearend Birdtalk Paper (Introduction)

January 16, 2017

  Pres. Rodrigo Duterte brashly entered the national political scene on the back of widespread public dissatisfaction and with vivid promises of change. The new pro-poor administration would be different and overturn the domination of the traditional powers that keep the country poor and underdeveloped: oligarchs, corrupt politicians, drug lords and organized crime, and even […]