Philippine economy

More part-timers, unpaid family workers underscores admin’s inability to create quality jobs – IBON

October 6, 2023

The millions-surge in informal work indicates that working Filipinos are going on survival mode as the living crisis intensifies. The Marcos Jr administration’s inability to improve the economy’s capacity to generate meaningful jobs is clearly a failure of policy and government’s economic management.

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?