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The water crisis, whether in the Philippines or globally, is a crisis underlined by the fact that majority of the poor people have no access to water while most of the water goes to the rich. BY ARNOLD PADILLA IBON Foundation Posted by Bulatlat Environment secretary Angelo Reyes recently raised the alarm over an impending…

Independent think-tank IBON Foundation belies Malacañang’s claim of an improving economy, and asks why the palace does not dare to hype the economic figures that really matter to the majority of Filipinos. BY IBON FOUNDATION Posted by Bulatlat Independent think-tank IBON Foundation belies Malacañang’s claim of an improving economy, and asks why the palace does…

The Japan-Philippines Economic Partnership Agreement (JPEPA) is a dangerous first step towards complete government renunciation over policy-setting towards the development of the domestic Philippine economy, said IBON research head Sonny Africa. BY IBON FOUNDATION Bulatlat.com The Japan-Philippines Economic Partnership Agreement (JPEPA) is a dangerous first step towards complete government renunciation over policy-setting towards the development…

“Governments that forsake control over the domestic economy betray their poor farmers, workers and small and medium businesses.” Posted by Bulatlat.com The recently-signed trade and investment framework agreement (TIFA) between the U.S. and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) will sooner or later lead to a free trade agreement (FTA), and this will prove…

“Until sufficient jobs can be created, overseas workers will have to continue risking physical and psychological abuse, and even death, in order to feed their families and ensure them a decent life.” By Aubrey SC Makilan Bulatlat.com As the poorest island in the country, Mindanao has topped the Philippines’ deployment of women workers abroad over…

Bulatlat.com Based on the latest survey of an independent research think-tank, it appears that four out of every five Filipinos are dissatisfied with Gloria Macapagal Arroyo’s performance as President while three out of every five Filipinos think that the economy has gotten worse. Majority of Filipinos think that the economy has gotten worse and an…

One of Ibon’s proposals is a system of centralized procurement of imported crude oil and refined oil products, a necessary step to ensure the steady supply of reasonably priced petroleum in the country. By Arnold Padilla Ibon Features Posted by Bulatlat It has now become obvious that the Arroyo administration does not have a credible…

By IBON Foundation Global oil prices are reaching record highs not because of unmanageable factors. In reality, giant transnational oil corporations that exert monopoly control over the global oil industry have the capacity to bring down oil prices. Super companies like Exxon Mobil (US), Chevron Texaco (US), Royal Dutch Shell (Britain-Netherlands), British Petroleum (Britain), Total…