June 28, 2023
Already one year into office, Ferdinand Marcos Jr has failed to pursue reforms that have true development at heart.
July 16, 2022
The People’s Agenda and demands are not merely suggestions. These will be at the heart of the people’s continuing fight for accountability and for a comprehensive plan for genuine change.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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”.
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 […]
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 […]