Economic Transformation, Equality, Resilience: Challenges for the Duterte Administration and Beyond

Coming off from the Aquino Administration, which produced periods of high economic growth for the country, the Philippines still failed to address its historical and inherent structural weaknesses that bar inclusive development. As President Rodrigo Duterte starts his 6-year term of office in Malacañang, Action for Economic Reforms listed critical economic issues that the current […]

PHOTOS: The Economics of Tobacco Farming in the Philippines Publication Launch

The Action for Economic Reforms together with the American Cancer Society launched the report,”The Economics of Tobacco Farming in the Philippines” last September 15, 2016 at the Discovery Suites Hotel. The event was attended by health advocates, tobacco farmers, government agency representatives and the media. The report was presented by Ms. Jenina Joy Chavez of […]

The Economics of Tobacco Farming in the Philippines (New Publication)

The Philippines has been widely heralded recently because of its efforts to reform tobacco taxes, in part to protect the public from the threats of tobacco-attributable diseases – a major health challenge. The Philippines is a party to the World Health Organization (WHO) Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), a global health treaty addressing the epidemic, now ratified by […]