neoliberal economics

What the Marcos Dictatorship Really Did to the Economy

September 24, 2022

The Marcos regime’s extreme cronyism and corruption is commonly blamed. However, the steady shift to neoliberal economic policies is weightier in explaining the depth of collapse in the early 1980s and the subsequent lost decades of development. The article “What the Marcos Dictatorship Really Did to the Economy” is a contribution to the Tanggol Kasaysayan […]

IBON Executive Director on meager increase in the national budget

July 23, 2022

IBON Executive Director Sonny Africa on meager increase in the national budget for 2023

Discerning Bongbonomics from the Inaugural Address

July 4, 2022

Imagine if the inaugural address had mentioned – big fiscal stimulus from more ayuda and support to MSMEs to spur aggregate demand, prioritizing social spending over infrastructure and debt service in the 2023 budget, expanding fiscal space with a billionaire wealth tax, higher wages, arresting environmental destruction by corporations, financial regulation, public ownership, protecting and supporting domestic agriculture, and a comprehensive plan for national industrialization.

Dictator Marcos: 1st PH Neoliberal President

February 25, 2022

Marcos years were not a golden era for the Philippine economy. Neoliberal policies the dictator aggressively pushed were what choked the local economy. These same policies keep the country backward and underdeveloped to date.

IMF sees Vietnam overtaking PH: It’s not because of COVID

October 15, 2020

COMMENTARY

Our economic managers would do well to stop being blinded by their neoliberal dogma and start taking a more strategic view of national development. Without radical changes in our economic policies the Philippines will just keep getting left further behind.

Repeal TRAIN to moderate impact of fuel prices

December 13, 2018

Read more: Despite rollbacks, TRAIN makes fuel more expensive–IBON

Next fuel excise tax tranche will sustain high prices

December 13, 2018

Read more: Despite rollbacks, TRAIN makes fuel more expensive–IBON

Fuel prices would be even lower if not for TRAIN

December 13, 2018

Read more: Despite rollbacks, TRAIN makes fuel more expensive–IBON