Philippine economy

Quarter-life crisis musings

September 12, 2023

Transitioning to the next life phase is indeed made more difficult by our already difficult social situation. But here I realize that at quarter life is a tremendous chance for growth.

IBON Executive Director on increasing food inflation

September 5, 2023

A competent agriculture secretary is needed to stop food inflation from worsening

2024 education budget: When will government learn?

August 30, 2023

The 2024 budget reflects at least slipshod management of the education sector and at most self-serving interests, pushing our problems from bad to worse

One year of BBM: More hype, less help

June 30, 2023

The Marcos Jr administration has profusely hyped its one year of achievements that have supposedly helped the Filipino people amid the economic crisis. But looking back, did the President really achieve that much and help the Filipino people as much as he claims?

Marcos Jr not a reform president—IBON

June 28, 2023

Already one year into office, Ferdinand Marcos Jr has failed to pursue reforms that have true development at heart.

A continuing quest for freedom

June 12, 2023

Our foreign policy is for the security and development of the people, most of all. It should uphold peace over militarism, sovereignty over aggression, and development over empire.


May 14, 2023

Dagdag sa kaniyang gawain sa loob at labas ng tahanan, bitbit din niya ang panawagan ng lahat ng ina, gayundin ang panawagan ng maraming Pilipino para sa mababang presyo ng mga pangunahing bilihin at ayuda para sa mga mahihirap na sektor ng lipunan.

Economic slowdown stresses urgency of boosting household purchasing power with wage hikes, ayuda– IBON

May 14, 2023

The continuing deceleration in household spending from low incomes and high prices is among the biggest factors in the slowdown, and is among issues that the administration can immediately address