IBON Research Head on the lack of aid amid ECQ extension
April 5, 2021
Inequality in a time of pandemic: perspectives and proposals from the global South
February 5, 2021
The severity of inequality has never been starker during the pandemic. We need to break the barriers of social distancing and isolation to collectively call for urgent proposals, for after all, addressing inequality will start from social solidarity.
Cash subsidies for poorest households urgent as inflation reaches 21-month high
January 5, 2021
In the face of soaring prices, joblessness and meager incomes, emergency cash subsidies for the poorest Filipinos and support for small businesses need to be increased substantially. Distribute Bayanihan 2 cash assistance immediately, and a new cash subsidy program to cover several millions of vulnerable citizens should be drawn up.
Gaining ground vs disaster vulnerability
January 3, 2021
No matter how bad things were last year, civic action kept our hopes high
Poverty incidence of farmers and fisherfolk
October 17, 2020
The agriculture sector’s annual growth was only at 2.1% on average in 2017-2019, and its share in the economy has reached its smallest in Philippine history at 7.8% of GDP in 2019.
The pre-COVID-19 plight of the poor and government’s old ways
April 22, 2020
Doesn’t the plight of the poor tell us that something is wrong with the way things are and needs fixing? That relief for millions of vulnerable households is still taking too long to arrive now that there is a public health emergency bares government’s long-standing unconcern for them.
On the sixth week of lockdown: Millions of Filipinos going hungry, suffer amid worst mass unemployment in history
April 21, 2020
Millions of Filipinos are going hungry and suffering the worst mass unemployment in the country’s history as the sixth week of lockdown begins.
April 12, 2020