public private partnerships

IBON 2017 0823 20YrsMWSS

Did water privatization result in solving the water crisis, affordable water rates?      
Photo from Silent Gardens

​“Build, build, build” is said to be the foundation of the Duterte administration’s development plan, which his economic managers are packaging as “Dutertenomics”. The plan is supposed to usher in a “golden age of infrastructure”. But despite the attempt at ...
Housing Pandi

As the National Housing Authority serves eviction notices to members of urban poor organization Kalipunan ng Damayang Mahihirap (KADAMAY) who have occupied long-vacant and dilapidated relocation units in Pandi, Bulacan, research group IBON said that the so-called socialized housing largely ...
globedevtba

Official development aid (ODA) is increasingly becoming a tool to support private profits rather than people-centered development. This indicates the persistence of the neoliberal ways that prevent aid from meaningfully contributing to national development. The Second High-Level Meeting of the ...
poverty_electicity

​IBON’s latest survey showed that many Filipinos had trouble meeting expenses on electricity and water in the recent months. Asked how their family met expenses on electricity and water in the past three months, six of ten said they had ...
IBON 05062016 EducFinal

Filipino families grapple with the increasing cost of education. Only 50% of Senior High-ready schools are public. Yet government keeps spending public funds for private gain: Php12.2 billion – Senior High School (SHS) Voucher Program budget for 2016; Php47.9 billion ...
Reuters_RomeoRanoco

In the aftermath of the State-sponsored violence and continued harassment of protesting drought-stricken farmers in Kidapawan, North Cotabato, research group IBON criticized the Aquino government’s unpreparedness for El Nino and indicative neglect of agriculture in general, said the group. Department ...
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A mother in the town of Mansalay, Oriental Mindoro who belongs to the Mangyan tribe recalled how her husband had to pay a penalty at the municipal hall so that he could get their child’s registration of live birth. Meanwhile, another mother ...

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