March 17, 2020
The Duterte administration’s declaration of an enhanced community quarantine over the whole of Luzon threatens to displace nearly 11 million workers and informal sector earners. While government is correct to take all necessary measures to stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus, it is failing to do this in a way that protects the poorest and most vulnerable Filipinos.
March 8, 2020
Filipino women’s continuing plight is just another result of the Duterte administration’s market-driven pro-big business policies that disregard women and workers’ rights.
March 7, 2020
A substantially higher minimum wage is an important and doable step towards making economic growth genuinely inclusive. Millions of workers and their families will immediately benefit from a Php750 minimum wage in NCR which will only cost employers 8.9% of their profits.
March 7, 2020
Filipino women and their families don’t have to struggle to budget for their household needs. If only the State upheld the right of all workers to a family living wage.
March 3, 2020
March 2, 2020
February 27, 2020
February 20, 2020
Farmers lose Php85 billion during first year: Peasant livelihoods destroyed, food insecurity worsened by rice liberalization
February 14, 2020
Rice liberalization has undermined the livelihoods of millions of farmers and most likely even pushed many into bankruptcy. It will only worsen the country’s food insecurity as already seen with record high rice imports.