Philippine inflation

Rice inflation highest in 15 years, shows gov’t failing to manage inflation — IBON

March 5, 2024

The uptick in February headline inflation, pushed by the rapid increase in rice prices, shows that the Marcos administration’s so-called measures to tame inflation are not working.

Despite lower inflation, expensive food hurting poor families—IBON

December 5, 2023

Inflation may have been lower in November, but poor and low-income families still contended with high prices of common food items, especially rice.

PH inflation highest in Southeast Asia

May 7, 2023

Philippine inflation is still among the worst in Southeast Asia despite easing in April. Inflation in the country will remain high unless the Marcos administration takes decisive steps to temper it.

PH inflation among the highest in Southeast Asia—IBON

May 7, 2023

The Philippine inflation rate has further eased in April after the 14-year high of 8.7% in January, but it will likely remain high and volatile because the government has not taken decisive steps to lower prices.

Worsening inflation makes admin ayuda cuts even more unconscionable – IBON

February 7, 2023

With inflation continuing to rise to 8.7% in January 2023 to its highest in over 14 years, it is unconscionable for the Marcos Jr administration to keep slashing cash assistance to struggling Filipinos in urgent need of relief.

Soaring inflation can be tempered—IBON

November 4, 2022

The people may find little relief and may be worse off should the Marcos Jr administration stick to its weak response of hiking interest rates and limiting subsidies to address high inflation.

How is the Philippines dealing with the pandemic compared to other South East Asian nations?

June 10, 2021

It has become clear that the Philippine government’s militaristic and non-scientific pandemic measures have resulted in worse health and economic conditions for most Filipinos.