Tag: people’s agenda

The People’s Choice (Excerpts from an Election Voters’ Education Kit)

May 11, 2018

The overwhelming majority of Filipinos suffer chronic poverty and backwardness… Many are hoping that the… elections will be a fresh start and that new leadership will address their plight. Yet the elections can only usher in the needed reforms if the people are able to choose national and local leaders who are genuinely pro-people, patriotic […]

IBON Infovideo: Promote National Industrialization for National Development

January 24, 2017

“The Filipino people deserve and demand an industrial economy that improves the standard of living of the majority and that strengthens the country’s national independence and self-reliance. We need to transform the Philippine economy from its current backwardness into an industrial power.” Promote National Industrialization IBON Infovideo: Promote National Industrialization for National Development #JustPeace #WeLearnChange"The […]

Institutionalize free public higher education – IBON

December 22, 2016

Though the additional funds for State Universities and Colleges (SUCs) are welcome, research group IBON said, free tuition for higher education needs to be institutionalized as a right of all Filipinos rather than discretionary depending on the perceived availability of funds. If made into law, more funds will be mandatorily earmarked to ensure that all […]

Tribute to animator Gibet Torres

November 23, 2016

IBON pays tribute to animator Gilbert “Gibet” Torres, who recently passed away. A Martial Law victim and a staunch advocate of pro-people alternatives to the country’s socio-economic woes, Gibet was also an IBON artist. We share some of his artworks for IBON and for nationalist Jose “Pepe” Diokno’s book “A Nation For Our Children”.

IBON promotes “Economics for Filipinos” with National Book Awardee

November 20, 2016

During National Book Week, research group IBON is set to launch its 2017 “Economics for Filipinos” planner with recently-proclaimed National Book Awardee Manix Abrera. Themed “Promoting Pro-people Economics for Filipinos”, the 2017 IBON planner was illustrated by the  celebrated Philippine Daily Inquirer cartoon strip “Kiko Machine” artist and author. His recent work “News Hardcore!” earned […]

2017 IBON Planner “Promoting pro-people economics for Filipinos” excerpts

November 20, 2016

  “This year, IBON highlights twelve points for nationalist and progressive economics. These counterpose the neoliberal economic policy-making that worsen poverty and inequality in the Philippines. Neoliberal  economics results in joblessness, job insecurity, decrepit social services, and foreign plunder of our natural resources. “These twelve points are drawn from the People’s Agenda for Change. The […]

On the Duterte administration’s economic direction in its first 100 days: Neoliberal economics continues, but nationalist change still possible

October 5, 2016

There is still much to be done for the Duterte administration to overcome the Philippine government’s stubborn adherence to old and discredited anti-Filipino neoliberalism. This overrides and is inconsistent with Pres. Rodrigo Duterte’s otherwise pro-poor and pro-Filipino pronouncements. This is also notwithstanding the welcome appointment of activists and progressives to important cabinet and other positions […]

Promote National Industrialization for National Development

June 30, 2016

IBON- NI (for peoples summit), Jun 16 v.2 Tens of millions of Filipinos suffer crushing poverty while a handful of foreign investors and domestic oligarchs prosper from the country’s natural resources and labor power. The situation has worsened after almost four decades of neoliberal globalization policies, including those under the outgoing Aquino administration. A clean […]