March 25, 2020
It is urgent to provide emergency social protection for poor and low-income families with particular focus on the most vulnerable. Existing government and private sector mechanisms are proposed to be used as much as possible for the most expedient response. Read more on our position paper for COVID-19 socioeconomic relief measures: https://www.ibon.org/covid19-php296-billion-urgent-socioec…/
March 24, 2020
There is reason to be skeptical about more powers for the president. It’s nearly two months since the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in the country and what government has done with the powers it already has is not encouraging.