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Climate Change Commission revises tack in the wake of COVID-19

Published by rudy Date posted on April 26, 2020

By Elallyn de Vera-Ruiz, Manila Bulletin, 26 Apr 2020 As the country confronts the challenges of a “new normal,” the Climate Change Commission (CCC) said the government is now more bent on planning programs and activities that will protect the lives and livelihoods of Filipinos from the impact of climate change.

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BSP chief predicts recession, followed by Q4 recovery and strong 2021

Published by rudy Date posted on April 26, 2020

by Daxim L. Lucas, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 26 Apr 2020 MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines’ top monetary manager expects the local economy the enter a recession over the next six months before recovering in the fourth quarter, and entering an upward growth trajectory by next year.

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Former health chiefs, experts propose policy for dealing with COVID-19

Published by rudy Date posted on April 25, 2020

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Metro Manila, other ‘high-risk’ Luzon areas to remain on lockdown

Published by rudy Date posted on April 24, 2020

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Duterte extends enhanced community quarantine in NCR, other ‘high-risk’ areas

Published by rudy Date posted on April 24, 2020

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World Bank forecasts Philippine remittances to drop 13% in 2020

Published by rudy Date posted on April 24, 2020

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How the other half automates

Published by rudy Date posted on April 24, 2020

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@DBMgovph issued National Budget Circular No. 580, in which all departments, agencies, SUCs and GOCCs ordered to tighten belts amid COVID-19 pandemic—to defer vehicle purchases, building construction, local/foreign travels, celebrations, hiring consultants, etc. @InquirerBiz

Published by rudy Date posted on April 23, 2020

.@DBMgovph issued National Budget Circular No. 580, in which all departments, agencies, SUCs and GOCCs ordered to tighten belts amid COVID-19 pandemic—to defer vehicle purchases, building construction, local/foreign travels, celebrations, hiring consultants, etc. @InquirerBiz pic.twitter.com/KvRyGOqBEo — Ben O. de Vera (@bendeveraINQ) April 23, 2020

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UP profs propose longer lockdown

Published by rudy Date posted on April 23, 2020

by Franz Lewin, Manila Times, 23 Apr 2020 A group of professors from the University of the Philippines (UP) proposed a “sectoral approach” on the lifting of the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) in Luzon.

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Building a robust mental health policy for workplaces in the Philippines in a Covid-19 world

Published by rudy Date posted on April 23, 2020

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Three hours longer, the pandemic workday has obliterated work-life balance

Published by rudy Date posted on April 23, 2020

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[ANALYSIS] Should Duterte lift the lockdown? An imagined debate

Published by rudy Date posted on April 23, 2020

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Sectoral impact, responses and recommendations

Published by NTUCPHL Date posted on April 22, 2020

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PH’s biggest management group submits plan to resume public transport during COVID-19 lockdown

Published by rudy Date posted on April 21, 2020

By: Roy Stephen C. Canivel, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 21 Apr 2020 A business group proposed that only buses and trains be allowed to operate in Metro Manila in the meantime, opening modes of public transportation that it thinks are enough to support the skeleton crew of essential businesses.

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JobStreet: Pandemic might change PH workforce

Published by rudy Date posted on April 21, 2020

by Manila Standard, 21 Apr 2020 The COVID-19 has revealed the good, the bad, and the ugly side of companies from all around the world.

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CHED: No more face-to-face classes for colleges, universities using new school calendar as COVID-19 crisis continues

Published by NTUCPHL Date posted on April 21, 2020

By CNN Philippines Staff, 21 Apr 2020 Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 21) — The Commission on Higher Education says colleges and universities following the new school calendar will no longer require students to attend face-to-face classes in the light of the COVID-19 crisis.

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PHL growth rates in past decade ‘improved’ under rebased NIA

Published by NTUCPHL Date posted on April 21, 2020

By Cai Ordinario, Businessmirror, 21 Apr 2020 THE Philippines’s economic performance in the past 10 years showed an improvement using the rebased National Income Accounts (NIA) estimates released by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) on Monday.

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Coronavirus: Will Covid-19 speed up the use of robots to replace human workers? https://bbc.com/news/technology-52340651 #AIGeneration #AIYouthSkills

Published by NTUCPHL Date posted on April 20, 2020

Coronavirus: Will Covid-19 speed up the use of robots to replace human workers? https://t.co/aMLdGn7KOo #AIGeneration #AIYouthSkills @kiranshaw @biz @aifdn @ITU_AIForGood @TAiforgood @globalaisummit @Benioff @danieljpeter @whoismrrobot @RobertoValentUN @VincentCoyle1 pic.twitter.com/GTxzaw8VAF — Manav Subodh (@ManavSubodh) April 20, 2020

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Ecozone firms ask govt: halt further ECQ extensions

Published by NTUCPHL Date posted on April 20, 2020

By Elijah Felice Rosales, Businessmirror, 20 Apr 2020 MORE than 175,000 workers in economic zones are out of jobs for many weeks now, with some of them receiving zero pay under the ongoing lockdown, prompting industry groups to ask that the quarantine be lifted as scheduled on April 30.

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Lessons may be delivered via TV, radio for school year 2020-2021 – DepEd

Published by NTUCPHL Date posted on April 20, 2020

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6 Apr 2020 – FARMERS (FFF) URGE AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT TO REGULATE IMPORTS AMID PLANT, PLANT, PLANT PROGRAM

Published by NTUCPHL Date posted on April 20, 2020

6 Apr 2020 – FARMERS URGE AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT TO REGULATE IMPORTS AMID PLANT, PLANT, PLANT PROGRAM

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Over 1 million construction workers stranded, displaced due to Luzon lockdown

Published by rudy Date posted on April 18, 2020

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16 Apr 2020 – DOLE announces suspension of acceptance of application for financial assistance under CAMP for formal sector workers.

Published by NTUCPHL Date posted on April 18, 2020
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IMF and World Bank take steps to contain pandemic and reduce debt burdens, but fall short of an equitable plan for reconstruction

Published by rudy Date posted on April 17, 2020

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What returning to work will look like in offices, cafes and factories around the world

Published by rudy Date posted on April 17, 2020

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Overlooked: migrant workers in the COVID-19 crisis

Published by rudy Date posted on April 16, 2020

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Private school groups warn of teacher exodus

Published by rudy Date posted on April 16, 2020

by Janvic Mateo (The Philippine Star), 16 Apr 2020 September school opening opposed MANILA, Philippines — Various private school organizations are against the proposal to open classes in September, warning the government that many of their members are on the verge of closure after operations were suspended due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.

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World Economic Outlook, April 2020: Chapter 1

Published by rudy Date posted on April 16, 2020

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Senior citizens to get 6 months of pension in advance: lawmaker

Published by rudy Date posted on April 16, 2020

by ABS-CBN News, 16 Apr 2020 About 9.7 million senior citizens will get 6 months of their pension in advance this April to help them cope with the coronavirus pandemic that prompted a lockdown of the entire Luzon and several regions, a lawmaker said Thursday.

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IMF sees Asia Pacific economic growth at standstill in 2020

Published by rudy Date posted on April 16, 2020

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