Philippine economy

Job-losing growth in first quarter 2024 is cause for alarm not optimism – IBON

May 10, 2024

The difficulty in creating enough decent and sustainable work which leaves millions of Filipinos to survive off of meager incomes certainly cannot in any way be a source of “optimism and pride,” as the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) put it when the growth figures were released

Php663 wage hike needed to reach Php1,207 average family living wage

May 4, 2024

A meaningful wage hike is urgent for nominal wages to keep up with the rising cost of living. Raising the minimum wage to a living wage corrects decades of injustice where workers create huge profits for employers but receive meager wages.

50-50 split between profits and workers’ wages more than fair — IBON

May 1, 2024

Raising the minimum wage to a living wage corrects decades of injustice where workers create huge profits for employers but receive meager wages.

Capitalists are inflationary, not wage hikes for workers

April 5, 2024

COMMENTARY

Employers can afford big wage hikes. Instead of protecting profits, the government should be doing everything it can to raise wages which will be good for workers, their families and the economy.

Ang mahalaga sa pag-unlad ng pambansang ekonomiya

March 26, 2024

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1.4M jobs loss stresses need to strengthen local agri, Filipino industries – IBON

March 9, 2024

The drop in employed persons, combined with the phenomenal decrease in labor force participants and the swelling number of those not in the labor force, indicates a growing number of discouraged Filipino workers.

IBON stresses to solons: An across-the-board minimum wage hike is urgent, just, doable

February 28, 2024

In a House deliberation on wage hike proposals, research group IBON executive director Sonny Africa stressed that there is no reason not to give any of the wage hikes currently proposed by different legislation.