September 13, 2023
The Php4 billion in fuel subsidies that the Marcos Jr administration is set to disburse is not enough relief for Filipinos, especially the poor, who have been burdened by rising oil prices for the past 10 weeks.
August 18, 2023
Oil taxes have burdened Filipinos whose purchasing power continues to diminish because of uncontrolled inflation and meager wages. When removed, Filipinos could be paying much cheaper for oil.
August 15, 2023
Government can make oil products cheaper for Filipinos and moderate the snowball effect on the price of other goods and services by removing fuel taxes.
August 8, 2023
The Marcos Jr administration can moderate the impact of oil price hikes on millions of Filipinos by scrapping excise and value-added taxes for petroleum products.
August 7, 2023
The cost of basic goods such as rice, vegetables, fish and oil continues to rise and burden millions of poor consumers
May 7, 2023
The Philippine inflation rate has further eased in April after the 14-year high of 8.7% in January, but it will likely remain high and volatile because the government has not taken decisive steps to lower prices.
September 8, 2022
Prices remain high, while ayuda has been slow, lacking and limited to only a few recipients. More increases are projected–it is insensitive and neglectful of the Marcos administration to make huge cuts in the ayuda budget.
June 9, 2022
Higher May inflation pushed the real value of wages to even lower levels and is making basic food and transport services even more unaffordable. Inflation far outpaces the outgoing Duterte administration’s wage hikes and wage earners are worse off now than six years ago.
March 18, 2022
The huge drop in the number of labor force participants and employed persons from December 2021 to January 2022 is concerning and underscores the country’s precarious jobs situation.