August 10, 2021
[QUOTE] The 11.8% growth figures come at the worst possible time. The economic managers will use this to justify their narrow-minded opposition to a real fiscal stimulus. Yet putting more money in the hands of millions of poor and vulnerable Filipinos is extremely effective to fix the economic damage from the ill-conceived over-reliance on lockdowns to contain the pandemic.
February 5, 2021
As prices continued to soar amid a collapsing economy as of January, there is immediate need for the Duterte administration to provide substantial aid to the poorest Filipino households.
September 14, 2020
September 11, 2020
TOO LITTLE, TOO LATE: IBON executive director Sonny Africa on Pres. Duterte finally signing Bayanihan 2 Act over 2 1/2 weeks after being passed by Congress and over 2 1/2 months after Bayanihan 1 expired
August 21, 2020
BY SONNY AFRICA
The beggarly Bayanihan 2 bill preferred by the economic managers and imposed on Congress is much too small for the magnitude of the crisis facing the country.