People Economics

IBON launches alternative to failed govt econ agenda

October 10, 2019

Download your copy of the People Economics booklet Research group IBON is launching its campaign on People Economics to promote much-needed policy reforms that would really benefit the majority of Filipinos and engender genuine national development. Today, IBON holds the forum “People Economics: May Magagawa!” at the College of Science Admin Auditorium, UP Diliman to […]

Transport and traffic woes: govt’s epic fail

September 30, 2019

The transport and traffic problems will worsen if government continues to prioritize foreign and big business interests over public and national interests.

Global crisis even less reason for charter change

September 28, 2019

BY SONNY AFRICA

The policy question is not how to attract foreign investment at all costs. Rather, it is asking what needs to be done for foreign capital to genuinely contribute to the country’s long-term economic development.

Duterte admin banning aid to hide human rights violations

September 24, 2019

Research group IBON, a member of the multisectoral network AidWatch, said that the Duterte administration is stopping talks on new official development assistance (ODA) from 18 countries as part of its efforts to hide the worsening domestic human rights situation. This includes Spain which is supporting the Commission on Human Rights (CHR). The group said […]

Part 2: Why the climate strike is a social justice issue (and why it should strike at the core of growing fascism)

September 23, 2019

BY ROSARIO GUZMAN

The climate strike is a fight-back strike, it can’t be any other. It is a social justice issue as it is based on people’s assertion of their right to determine our common future.

Why the climate strike is a social justice issue (and why it should strike at the core of growing fascism)

September 20, 2019

BY ROSARIO GUZMAN

The climate strike is a fight-back strike, it can’t be any other. It is a social justice issue as it is based on people’s assertion of their right to determine our common future.

Achieving real peace

September 19, 2019

The system is abusing the word “peace” while refusing to take the necessary steps to make it real “Peace negotiations, not all-out war,” was the theme of a forum that I and some workmates attended recently. It was organized by the Philippine Ecumenical Peace Platform, Pilgrims for Peace, and Kapayapaan (Movement for a just and […]

The 2020 Budget: Infrastructure, Populist Measures, and War

September 15, 2019

As the proposed 2020 budget makes its way through congress, the Duterte administration’s priorities favor infrastructure for big business, war, and populist measures over substantive economic and social services that benefit the majority of Filipinos.