September 5, 2023
Prices have increased in August and are still going up. With no proper regulation, insufficient or no direct support for small producers and no corresponding improvement in consumers’ purchasing power, things may be worse in September.
August 8, 2023
The Marcos Jr administration can moderate the impact of oil price hikes on millions of Filipinos by scrapping excise and value-added taxes for petroleum products.
July 7, 2023
Prices keep rising in general but Filipinos’ purchasing power has net kept up. Raising wages and providing subsidies are doable – why have these not been ensured?
July 6, 2023
The Philippines has the highest inflation in Southeast Asia and Filipinos’ purchasing power is not keeping up.
December 6, 2022
July 6, 2022
Inflation is at its highest in three years, but instead of offering a real solution to soaring prices, the newly-installed Marcos administration is downplaying the severity of this and saying it is beyond government control.
June 9, 2022
Higher May inflation pushed the real value of wages to even lower levels and is making basic food and transport services even more unaffordable. Inflation far outpaces the outgoing Duterte administration’s wage hikes and wage earners are worse off now than six years ago.
June 1, 2022
The economy that the Duterte administration painted in its final report was a fantasy. It omitted important numbers that show how it wasn’t an economy that worked for ordinary Filipinos. Download the landscape version of the infographic here.
October 12, 2021