underdevelopment

Upper middle-income status: A smokescreen for underdevelopment

September 30, 2022

Does getting an upper middle-income designation really mean the Philippines and its people are achieving genuine development? Or is it just another label being hyped by the Marcos Jr administration to project economic success while hiding a troubled economy and the millions of Filipinos being left behind?

IBON submits report on state of Philippine economy to United Nations

April 4, 2022

NEWS

The poorest 70-80% of Filipinos are denied their right to development while government economic policies continue to bolster the wealth of super-rich oligarchs and the profits of large corporations

​EV agri neglected despite billions in Yolanda funds

November 28, 2016

As disaster survivors from Eastern Visayas converge in Manila to bare  mounting poverty, hunger and injustice in the region, research group IBON said that the region’s agriculture and fisheries sector  are slow to recover despite billions in available Yolanda funds. The group noted that while a significant number of people in Eastern Visayas depend on […]