National Socioeconomic Situation

A million jobs lost in agri despite Q3 growth – IBON

November 24, 2017

Research group IBON said that the economy may have had fast growth in third quarter 2017, but this was exclusionary considering that there were significant job losses during the same period. The group said that as long as economic growth remains dependent on external and unsustainable factors, this would not translate into the stable, decent […]

MRT: Enduring poor service while paying more than needed

July 30, 2015

The public can be at the losing end when public services such as the train system is thrust into the hands of the private sector and run on their profit-seeking terms IBON Features–In anticipation of President Aquino’s last State of the Nation Address, some people’s groups compared the country’s situation to the Metro Rail Transit […]

Aquino Legacy: Wealth of richest tripled

July 24, 2015

The administration’s policies have ensured that the profit-seeking interests of big business are met The country’s few rich became richer while wages and incomes remained low for millions of working Filipinos in the last five years. This would be one of the clear legacies of the Aquino administration, research group IBON said. What government claims […]