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PH output losses due to COVID-19 lockdown highest in Asean-5, says UK think tank

Published by rudy Date posted on May 7, 2020

By: Ben O. de Vera, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 7 May 2020 The COVID-19 lockdown imposed in Luzon and other parts of the country since mid-March already cost the Philippines forgone output worth 5.8 percent of its gross domestic product (GDP)—the highest in Asean-5, estimates of UK-based Oxford Economics provided to the Inquirer showed.

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Qatar’s migrant workers beg for food as Covid-19 infections rise

Published by rudy Date posted on May 7, 2020

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7 May 2020 – NEDA: 45% of private sector workers displaced by lockdown measures

Published by rudy Date posted on May 7, 2020

By Melissa Luz Lopez, CNN Philippines, 7 May 2020 Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 7) – Nearly half of workers in the private sector lost their sources of income during the enhanced community quarantine that was imposed by the government to contain the spread of the deadly coronavirus.

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How one of the world’s biggest call centre companies (mis)managed the pandemic crisis

Published by rudy Date posted on May 7, 2020

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‘COVID impact worse than expected’

Published by rudy Date posted on May 7, 2020

by Mary Grace Padin (The Philippine Star), 7 May 2020 MANILA, Philippines — The impact of the coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 pandemic on the economy may be worse than previously expected following the extension of the enhanced community quarantine and the imposition of general community quarantine in areas affected by the contagion, the Department…

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Country policy responses

Published by rudy Date posted on May 6, 2020

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PCCI pushes passage of stimulus measure

Published by rudy Date posted on May 6, 2020

by Louella Desiderio (The Philippine Star), 6 May 2020 MANILA, Philippines — The country’s largest business group is calling for the immediate passage of the proposed economic stimulus measure to help the economy recover from the impact of the coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 outbreak.

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GCQ rules for malls, shopping centers out

Published by rudy Date posted on May 6, 2020

by Louella Desiderio (The Philippine Star), 6 May 2020 MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has issued guidelines for malls and shopping centers offering non-leisure products and services in areas under general community quarantine.

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COVID-19 and the new meaning of safety and health at work

Published by rudy Date posted on May 6, 2020

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Senior UN official calls for universal basic income to tackle growing inequality

Published by rudy Date posted on May 6, 2020

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Six ways to empower at home call center teams – Covid-19

Published by rudy Date posted on May 6, 2020

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Many Japan firms resist telecommuting, raising COVID-19 risk for call center staff

Published by rudy Date posted on May 5, 2020

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Virus-infected medical frontliners in Philippines rise to 1,819

Published by rudy Date posted on May 5, 2020

by Gaea Katreena Cabico (Philstar.com), 5 May 2020 MANILA, Philippines — The number of people from the healthcare sector infected with the new coronavirus rose to 1,819 Tuesday, the Department of Health said.

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No new coronavirus case in 41 provinces in last 2 weeks

Published by rudy Date posted on May 5, 2020

by Daphne Galvez, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 5 May 2020 MANILA, Philippines — Forty-one provinces in the country have reported no new case of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the last two weeks, the Department of Health (DOH) said Tuesday.

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PH’s Covid-19 testing capacity now over 5K daily

Published by rudy Date posted on May 4, 2020

By Ma. Teresa Montemayor, 4 May 2020 MANILA – The testing capacity of laboratories for the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) has reached the 5,000-mark, a health official said Monday.

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Isolation as dangerous as smoking 15 cigarettes a day, lockdown adviser warns

Published by rudy Date posted on May 2, 2020

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Rules set to keep workplace COVID-free

Published by rudy Date posted on May 2, 2020

by Sheila Crisostomo (The Philippine Star), 2 May 2020 MANILA, Philippines — With some factories expected to resume soon, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) and Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) yesterday released guidelines on how to prevent the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the workplace.

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104 discriminatory acts against health workers recorded

Published by rudy Date posted on May 2, 2020

by Romina Cabrera (The Philippine Star), 2 May 2020 MANILA, Philippines — Over a hundred cases of attacks and discrimination against healthcare workers have been recorded by the police since the outbreak of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the country.

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READ: The Department of Labor and Employment issues its joint guidelines with the Department of Trade and Industry for workplaces during the #COVID19 crisis (1/2) | @sam_medenilla

Published by rudy Date posted on May 1, 2020

READ: The Department of Labor and Employment issues its joint guidelines with the Department of Trade and Industry for workplaces during the #COVID19 crisis (1/2) | @sam_medenilla pic.twitter.com/jS5Nx7LEJm — BusinessMirror (@BusinessMirror) May 1, 2020

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Covid seen to cost PHL economy P1.1 trillion

Published by rudy Date posted on May 1, 2020

By Cai Ordinario, Businessmirror, 1 May 2020 Policemen guard the 112-bed We Heal As One center at the Ninoy Aquino Stadium inside the Rizal Memorial Sports Complex in Manila, which will serve as quarantine facilities for Covid-19 patients. THE Philippine economy may lose around P1.1 trillion due to the coronavirus 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic, according to…

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The impacts of COVID-19 on domestic workers and policy responses

Published by rudy Date posted on May 1, 2020

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DTI: Over half of MSMEs in PH fully stopped operations due to virus outbreak

Published by rudy Date posted on May 1, 2020

by Neil Arwin Mercado, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 1 May 2020 MANILA, Philippines — More than half of the country’s micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in the country had to stop their operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) reported Friday.

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1 May 2020 – Workplace rules set to cut spread of COVID-19

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DOLE’s P25-billion coronavirus recovery plan: 1 million jobs, wage subsidy

Published by rudy Date posted on April 30, 2020

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COVID-19 and essential services provision for survivors of violence against women and girls

Published by rudy Date posted on April 30, 2020

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Protecting Workers in the Informal Economy during COVID-19 Pandemic

Published by rudy Date posted on April 30, 2020

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A UN framework for the immediate socio-economic response to COVID-19

Published by rudy Date posted on April 29, 2020

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Social protection responses to COVID-19 crisis around the world

Published by rudy Date posted on April 29, 2020

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Ahead of Labor Day, gov’t throws lifeline to COVID-19 programs for workers

Published by rudy Date posted on April 29, 2020

by Prinz Magtulis (Philstar.com), 29 Apr 2020 MANILA, Philippines — Fresh funds will be funneled by the government to two flagship programs meant to assist formal and informal workers displaced by the coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19), one of which was earlier suspended for lack of funds.

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Reconsider travel limits for senior citizens in ECQ and GCQ areas, IATF-EID urged

Published by rudy Date posted on April 29, 2020

by Neil Arwin Mercado, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 29 Apr 2020 MANILA, Philippines — Several lawmakers have asked the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) to reconsider its move to bar senior citizens living in areas placed on either enhanced or general community quarantine from leaving their homes.

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