February 26, 2022
The decade 1975-1986 was actually a time of intense social crisis and economic difficulty for most Filipinos.
February 12, 2022
The “upper-middle income” country status that the Duterte government is hoping to achieve this year is just a number. Even if reached, this is an empty achievement amid the weakest economy and worst joblessness in decades and will just reflect the prosperity of an elite few.
February 10, 2022
Pres. Duterte will leave behind a legacy of having the biggest increase in joblessness among all post-Marcos administrations.
February 4, 2022
The economy and majority of Filipinos have hit rock bottom under Duterte, and that it is more urgent than ever for the 2022 elections to herald new economics and governance.
February 4, 2022
The Philippines is among the fastest growing economies in Southeast Asia but this does not mean that Filipinos are better off.
January 14, 2022
The administration that is exiting and the new one entering can take a more rational and humane approach to recovering and reforming the economy.
November 10, 2021
Economic managers shouldn’t celebrate too soon over seemingly positive third quarter growth as more and more Filipinos lose jobs and increasingly make do with informal work. Economic growth is also still slowing with many sectors years from recovery.
November 9, 2021
November 5, 2021
The Duterte administration should not be dismissive of the significant drop in employment and rise in unemployment in September 2021. These are signs that the economy is still floundering despite quarantine restrictions easing and vaccinations increasing.