Already one year into office, research group IBON said that Ferdinand Marcos Jr has failed to pursue reforms that have true development at heart. This despite carefully consolidated reform proposals delivered by over a hundred people’s organizations and institutions at the start of the newly seated government’s term last year. IBON said that instead the Marcos administration is set on perpetrating pro-big-business and pro-foreign policies that are weakening the economy and worsening the situation of the majority of Filipinos.
At the 2023 People’s Summit media forum, IBON Research Head Rosario Guzman said, “Marcos Jr is clearly not a reform president. His administration is not interested in pursuing real development. This shows in how millions of Filipinos are still suffering and struggling to meet their basic needs. And how this government keeps prioritizing programs and policies that serve local big business, foreign, and the Marcos family’s interests.”
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