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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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Chamber wants construction to resume under ‘productive work-site quarantine’

Published by rudy Date posted on April 16, 2020

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PLDT, Smart set 6-month period for bill payments

Published by rudy Date posted on April 16, 2020

by Richmond Mercurio (The Philippine Star), 16 Apr 2020 MANILA, Philippines — PLDT Inc. and Smart Communications Inc. are offering postpaid subscribers a six-month installment bills payment to help ease the financial burden of their customers during the coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 outbreak.

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2 Davao hospital employees die of COVID

Published by rudy Date posted on April 16, 2020

by Edith Regalado (The Philippine Star ), 16 Apr 2020 DAVAO, Philippines — Two employees of the Southern Philippines Medical Center (SPMC) in Davao City have died of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

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https://www.dole.gov.ph/covid-19-mitigating-measures/

Published by NTUCPHL Date posted on April 16, 2020
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7 Apr 2020 – COVID-19 May Increase Human Trafficking in Vulnerable Communities

Published by NTUCPHL Date posted on April 16, 2020

“Right there, in our own backyards.” It’s a common phrase in anti-trafficking awareness campaigns meant to convey the hidden nature of the crime and the fact that anyone can be victimized by traffickers. Technically, it’s true. Anyone can become a victim of sex and labor trafficking. But it’s also more complicated than that. In reality,…

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15 Apr 2020 – DOLE says, in the absence of company payroll, other documents could be used

Published by NTUCPHL Date posted on April 16, 2020
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3 Apr 2020 – BPO sector seen to help temper downturn

Published by NTUCPHL Date posted on April 15, 2020

3 Apr 2020 – BPO sector seen to help temper downturn

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There is no returning to normal after COVID-19. But there is a path forward.

Published by rudy Date posted on April 15, 2020

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Online sexual exploitation of children may rise during lockdown – NGOs

Published by rudy Date posted on April 15, 2020

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IEA sees record 2020 oil demand fall due to coronavirus

Published by rudy Date posted on April 15, 2020

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Higher risk of online sexual abuse and exploitation of children during quarantine

Published by rudy Date posted on April 15, 2020

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DOLE’s virus aid guidelines for OFWs selective, unfair

Published by rudy Date posted on April 15, 2020

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18 Sept – Intl Equal Pay Day
“No more low and inequitable pay.
Living wages now!”

 

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