Philippine economy

Lower disaster budget shows lack of govt priority

January 15, 2020

NEWS

Despite the country being disaster-prone, the administration has instead decreased calamity funds in the 2020 national budget.

Wake me up before you POGO

January 9, 2020

The BPO (business process outsourcing) industry was booming in the early 2000s where it helped revive the Philippine economy. In terms of revenues, BPOs registered a revenue growth rate of 43% in the period of 2005-2009 (annual average). The government has relied on the BPO industry for economic growth but even that is slowing down […]

Economic missteps in 2019, hope for 2020

January 4, 2020

The optimism of the economic managers that “the Philippine economy is strong and ready to soar” is misplaced.

Song for new beginnings

January 1, 2020

Protests against corruption, unemployment and indecent wages, lack of services, and policies undermining people’s socio-economic and democratic rights; trade wars between the world’s superpowers; and culprits’ lack of accountability to address climate change, took the global center stage in the passing year. In the Philippines, blatant military and police attacks on the poor, the basic […]

Renegotiation of CA not enough without renouncing privatization –WPN

December 9, 2019

NEWS

The Water for the People Network (WPN) said that government should renounce water privatization and assert water as a human right whose provision should be under effective public control. This is the most important basis for terminating the concession agreements (CA) between the State and private water firms.

Govt methodology underestimates number of poor Filipinos—IBON

December 7, 2019

Poverty estimates according to this methodology are unbelievably low and unrealistic