rice inflation

Inflation slower but not for the poor – IBON

January 5, 2024

Though overall December 2023 inflation slowed, this was not the case for the bottom 30% income households. This shows the current administration’s anti-inflation measures focused on import liberalization did little to protect poor Filipinos burdened more with high prices.

The ill logic of rice liberalization

June 25, 2021

The economic managers have been using runaway inflation to justify liberalizing rice importation. But government’s obsession with imports liberalization has only worsened the jobs crisis, loss of livelihoods, and farmers’ bankruptcy.