Latest Press Releases

Press Releases

Limiting foreign ownership in PH contractors’ industry ‘unconstitutional and invalid’—PIDS study

June 14, 2018

A study published by PIDS revealed that administrative issuances limiting foreign ownership in the Philippines’ contracting industry are unconstitutional and invalid

PH urged to prioritize education to spur economic growth

May 12, 2018

Investing in education promotes economic growth

Expert to PH: Go slow on 4Ps

May 08, 2018

The government should consider slowing down the implementation of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) to make sure only the poor benefit from it

Forum highlights important role of academe in tackling poverty in local communities

April 13, 2018

PIDS and UNDP organized a forum to explore the opportunities and constraints faced by higher education institutions (HEIs) in helping eradicate poverty at the local level

PIDS to gov’t: Make social protection programs more adaptive to climate change, disasters

April 04, 2018

With the Philippines’ vulnerability to disasters, the government should make social protection programs adaptive to climate change and disasters

PH’s health insurance programs benefit poor Filipino children—PIDS study

April 03, 2018

Filipino children from poor households who are part of the government’s health insurance program have increased access to health care, both for preventive and curative care

Think tank’s first female president urges advocates to step up efforts on gender equality

April 02, 2018

Dr. Celia Reyes, new president and first female head of PIDS urged advocates and stakeholders alike to step up efforts on gender equality

PIDS hopes to inspire next-generation policy researchers in new book

March 16, 2018

In celebration of its 40th anniversary, PIDS looked back on its struggles and achievements that paved the way for its current success and recognition as one of the top think tanks in the world

Women sorely underrepresented at top levels of government, industry—study

March 09, 2018

Filipino women remain sorely underrepresented in the highest positions in both the government and industry, where the most important policies are decided

PIDS fiscal expert dissects revenue features of federal system

March 03, 2018

“There is no single best expenditure assignment in a federal setup. The same is true with tax assignment,” said PIDS fiscal expert and Senior Research Fellow Dr. Rosario Manasan