Akbayan lamented the latest inflation report from the Philippine Statistics Authority which saw the spike of the rate to 6.7% in September.

"Nasaan na ang malasakit? 10 million poor families will go poorer as the Duterte government continues its 2-year streak in failing to address inflation," Akbayan President Machris Cabreros said.

"The insulting P20 minimum wage hike means nothing now even before it's implemented. The cash transfers are just small change as basic goods will become expensive," Cabreros added. 

"The Duterte government needs to train its sights on inflation. Hungry families and worsening poverty is the crisis of October not some imaginary destabilization plot," Cabreros said. ###