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Commuters’ Forum on Jeepney Modernization

​(Exact UP Diliman venue to be specified soon)​ ​​The Duterte administration’s jeepney modernization program threatens to replace some 250,000 old-type jeepneys. The program slated to...

TRAIN’s oil, sweet beverage levies to raise prices, worsen poverty

The Duterte administration’s tax program, particularly the fuel excise and sugar-sweetened beverages (SSB) tax, will cause price hikes and aggravate Philippine poverty, research group...

Four indicators that Duterte’s tax program is anti-poor

Lawmakers should rethink Duterte tax program The Senate version of the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) bill remains anti-poor despite amendments. Research group...

Gov’t assures private profits over MRT commuter welfare

The government’s assurance of private profits from day one has led to the Metro Rail Transit (MRT) 3 woes that has put commuter welfare...

Peace talks a casualty of the Trump-Duterte meeting?

By Arnold Padilla IBON Features – President Rodrigo Duterte’s hosting as chairman of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit and related meetings solidified...

A million jobs lost in agri despite Q3 growth – IBON

Research group IBON said that the economy may have had fast growth in third quarter 2017, but this was exclusionary considering that there were...

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