May 6, 2022
The fastest consumer price increases in over three years makes cash aid ever more urgent. Yet the Duterte administration keeps reneging on its promised aid to families.
August 14, 2021
The Duterte administration can use revenue generated by its regressive TRAIN law to fund emergency cash assistance. TRAIN’s new taxes increased the prices for goods and services consumed by the majority poor Filipinos even amid the pandemic and the revenues can be used productively while the law remains.
July 23, 2018
In a consumer forum held in anticipation of the third State of the Nation Address, research group IBON debunked the Duterte administration’s avid defense of the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) Law. The group said that contrary to government’s pronouncements, the tax program is not beneficial to the poor majority of Filipinos and […]
February 27, 2018
The poor will get relief about three months into suffering TRAIN-induced price increases with millions of others only getting it much later Research group IBON said that the slow implementation of the Duterte administration’s social mitigation measures including its cash subsidies highlights how these are just an afterthought to cover up how the Tax Reform […]