neoliberal economics

IBON’s 2016 Midyear Birdtalk

June 2, 2016

Block the dates: July 15 for teachers and students, July 14 for other sectors esp business, academe, religious, NGOs, people’s organization leaders, etc. 1pm.

On strengthening public education system: Review K-to-12, educators challenge Duterte

May 16, 2016

Upon the presentation of the presumptive administration’s education thrust in its eight-point economic agenda, Filipino educators network Educators Forum for Development (EfD) challenged president-elect Rodrigo Duterte to effectively strengthen the public education system by calling for a review of the K-to-12 program and pushing for a nationalist, scientific and mass-oriented curriculum. The incoming administration’s education […]

Hindi lumingon–a second look? The economics of the Duterte administration

May 14, 2016

by Sonny Africa IBON FEATURES – Presumptive president Rodrigo Duterte projected a vastly different image from the other presidential candidates and indeed from every national politician the Philippines has ever had: coarse, cussing, irreverent, misogynistic, an unrepentant human rights violator, and a self-proclaimed “Socialist” and “Leftist”. But, never mind, the strongman was effective and got […]

Dutertenomics off to bad start, says group

May 12, 2016

Presumptive president Rodrigo Duterte’s initial choices for his economic team shows him treading the same Aquino administration path of elitist economics, research group IBON said. It added that Duterte’s early pronouncement on Charter change also strongly indicates continuity with the neoliberal economic policies that have kept Filipinos poor and the economy underdeveloped. The presidential frontrunner’s […]

Wage hikes under Aquino smallest since 1990s

May 1, 2016

Research group IBON said that unless the Aquino administration gives a wage hike before its term ends, it will have given the smallest wage hikes of any administration in the past 24 years. Wage repression is among the biggest reasons why recent rapid growth has been exclusionary and benefiting elites rather than the majority of […]

Infographic: Have Filipino children benefited from CCTs/ 4Ps?

April 20, 2016

#BeyondElections2016 | Among the conditionalities for receiving conditional cash transfers (CCTs)/ Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) dole-out are visits to health centers where children aged 0-5 years old are supposed to be immunized, children 0-2 years old will have monthly weight monitoring and nutrition counseling, and children 25 to 73 weeks old will have quarterly weight […]