Tag: neoliberal policies

2019 midterm elections results: Harsher policies ahead

May 26, 2019

Administration-backed bets dominated the 2019 midterm elections especially in the Senate. The Duterte administration will certainly fast track its priority neoliberal policies as soon as the 18th Congress opens. It already used its super-majority in the 17th Congress to pass socioeconomic measures aggravating the country’s jobs crisis, poverty, and underdevelopment. More and harsher ones loom […]

Neoliberal amendments loom

May 23, 2019

#MalalangEkonomiya #MayMagagawa #PeopleEconomics #BeyondElections2019

The Worst Job Creation In Nine Administrations and Six Decades

April 7, 2019

Not creating enough decent jobs is among the worst problems of the economy. Filipinos are forced abroad, suffer poor quality work, or are jobless because of neoliberal policies especially since the 1980s. Despite hyped economic growth, employment generation under the Duterte administration is at its worst in over 60 years. #MalalangEkonomiya #MayMagagawa #PeopleEconomics #BeyondElections2019

How do the senatoriables fare?: TRAIN LAW

March 22, 2019

WHO’S SCARED TO DEBATE THE TRAIN LAW? The TRAIN Law implemented since 2018 increased the tax burden on tens of millions of the poorest Filipinos while lowering taxes on higher income families including the country’s richest. Some lawmakers have reconsidered but others still defend the indefensible. Most aspiring senators are justifiably critical. Who’s who?

Their Wealth is Tu-Big!

March 21, 2019

Water is a human right and should be a public service. But did you know how much it boosts private profits of the country’s richest oligarchs? JAIME ZOBEL DE AYALA Famously known for their malls and condominiums in urban centers across the country, the Ayala family has interests in many other sectors. This includes privatized […]

Beyond water interruptions: Expensive water and connection woes burden consumers

March 21, 2019

By the Samahan at Ugnayan ng mga Konsyumer para sa Ikauunlad ng Bayan (SUKI)  The ongoing water shortage is just the latest among water problems that consumers have been struggling with for decades. Despite privatization and its promises, poor consumers across the metropolis still suffer expensive water, erratic connections, and inadequate services. The government and […]

Employment falling under Duterte administration, jobs crisis worsens

March 8, 2019

Research group IBON said that the latest January 2019 labor force survey data showing employment falling confirms that the jobs crisis continues to worsen. The group stressed that the worst job creation today among all the post-Marcos administrations is a better indicator of the economy’s health than the abstract growth figures the Duterte administration always […]

Employers’ resistance to expanded maternity leave hinders progress for women in the workplace

March 6, 2019

Research group IBON said that employers’ opposition to the new Expanded Maternity Leave (EML) Law only protects their profits at the expense of women. The EML is an important step to reducing barriers to women’s participation in the workforce and to improving their welfare in the workplace. It is also partial relief amid flexible hiring […]