Dealing with COVID-19: Just reboot the economy?
March 30, 2020
The coronavirus pandemic and the expansive efforts to address it are new and unprecedented. But they also exposed many old problems that have always been there.
On Sin Tax: Raise direct taxes rather than consumer taxes –IBON
June 7, 2019
Research group IBON said that the passing of the Sin Tax Reform Bill made the country’s tax system more regressive by increasing consumer taxes that burden the poor while cutting income tax and corporate tax that make the rich even richer. As part of the government’s tax reform agenda, Senate Bill No.2233 or the Sin […]
Hindi lumingon–a second look? The economics of the Duterte administration
May 14, 2016
by Sonny Africa IBON FEATURES – Presumptive president Rodrigo Duterte projected a vastly different image from the other presidential candidates and indeed from every national politician the Philippines has ever had: coarse, cussing, irreverent, misogynistic, an unrepentant human rights violator, and a self-proclaimed “Socialist” and “Leftist”. But, never mind, the strongman was effective and got […]