November 7, 2023
Inflation reportedly eased in October 2023, but Filipinos’ wages and incomes still have not been keeping up with the price increases.
October 10, 2023
Recent oil price rollbacks barely offset the several weeks of hikes. Should government be proactive and carry out the removal of fuel excise taxes, Filipino families will have money to curb the domino effect on increasing costs of living expenses.
September 5, 2023
Prices have increased in August and are still going up. With no proper regulation, insufficient or no direct support for small producers and no corresponding improvement in consumers’ purchasing power, things may be worse in September.
August 8, 2023
The National Capital Region family living wage (FLW) as of July 2023 is Php1,164 per day or Php25,327 per month. Despite the recent wage hike effective mid-July, the NCR nominal wage of Php610 is 47.7% short of the regional FLW.
July 8, 2023
Despite months of government playing up so-called reforms to ensure high-quality job generation, more and more Filipinos are struggling to earn whatever they can just to get by.
July 7, 2023
The NCR and regional nominal wages fall short of the regional family living wage estimates. The BARMM still has the widest gap between the regional minimum wage (Php341) and the regional family living wage (Php1949).
July 6, 2023
The Philippines has the highest inflation in Southeast Asia and Filipinos’ purchasing power is not keeping up.
July 4, 2023
The Marcos Jr government projected its first year as being full of sunshine. But this has failed to conceal the administration’s inaction and incapability to genuinely serve and keep its promises to the Filipino people.
July 3, 2023
The Marcos Jr administration cannot tout the NCR wage hike as an additional accomplishment to report on its first year. The new NCR wage is still so much lower than demanded by workers, than the FLW for a more decent standard of living, and even less than the increase in worker productivity, and the plight of millions more low-income self-employed and other informal sector workers and unemployed Filipinos remains unaddressed.