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27 Jul 2021 – Half of Pinoy families rate themselves poor – SWS

Published by rudy Date posted on July 27, 2021

by Helen Flores (The Philippine Star), 27 Jul 2021 MANILA, Philippines — About half of Filipino families rated themselves as “mahirap” or poor, the Social Weather Stations (SWS) said in its latest survey.

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Women hardest-hit in pandemic job market – by International Labor Organization

Published by rudy Date posted on July 20, 2021

Reuters, 20 Jul 2021 GENEVA — Women have been hit harder than men by job losses around the world due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and only men’s employment is likely to recover this year to 2019 levels, the International Labour Organization (ILO) said on Monday. Women have been at greater risk of lay-offs or reduced…

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Business owners talk ‘safe spaces’ for herd immunity

Published by rudy Date posted on July 7, 2021

by Louella Desiderio (The Philippine Star), 7 Jul 2021 MANILA, Philippines — Mall and building owners have expressed support for the proposed establishment of “safe spaces” as a means to create herd immunity in areas where the private sector has control like office buildings, factories and malls, according to presidential adviser for entrepreneurship and Go…

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Adjustments in the workplace

Published by rudy Date posted on July 6, 2021

by Raul J. Palabrica, 6 Jul 2021 Barring a significant resurgence of COVID-19, there is reason to be optimistic that social and economic activities in the country would return to near prepandemic levels by the third quarter of this year.

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2 July 2021 – P 169-B COVID funds unspent due to red tape

Published by rudy Date posted on July 2, 2021
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DAILY SNAPSHOT: Total Cases crossed 4.93 million at 7:00 pm with over 46,000 New Cases reported across Southeast Asia since our last update.

Published by rudy Date posted on July 1, 2021

DAILY SNAPSHOT: Total Cases crossed 4.93 million at 7:00 pm with over 46,000 New Cases reported across Southeast Asia since our last update. pic.twitter.com/3rT4W5MSrX — The ASEAN Post (@theaseanpost) July 1, 2021

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Bayanihan 2 lapses, leaving many COVID programs unfunded

Published by rudy Date posted on July 1, 2021

by DJ Yap, Julie Aurelio and Maricar Cinco, 1 Jul 2021 The Bayanihan 2 law lapsed on Wednesday with P18.4 billion in allocations remaining unspent, leaving a number of critical pandemic response programs unfunded, including P6.6 billion for laboratory testing service and hiring of health workers, P4.6 billion for digital learning resources and student subsidies,…

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Quarantine managers add color to ‘CQ’ alphabet soup

Published by rudy Date posted on July 1, 2021

By Jerome Aning, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 1 Jul 2021 More than 15 months after Metro Manila was placed on lockdown on March 12 last year, the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) has decided to add some color to the burgeoning quarantine alphabet soup.

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P9 billion unutilized as Bayanihan 2 expires

Published by rudy Date posted on July 1, 2021

by Edu Punay (The Philippine Star), 1 Jul 2021 MANILA, Philippines — The Bayanihan to Recover as One Act or Bayanihan 2 expired yesterday with about P9 billion in funds meant for pandemic response programs left unutilized.

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‘Patients avoiding hospitals due to COVID-19 fears’

Published by rudy Date posted on June 29, 2021

by Sheila Crisostomo (The Philippine Star), 29 Jun 2021 MANILA, Philippines — With almost half of patients now avoiding going to hospitals for fear of COVID, a former president of the Philippine Medical Association (PMA) has underscored the need for hospitals to adopt digital innovation to reach out to their patients.

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‘Medical populism’ has defined the Philippines’ response to COVID-19. That’s why the country is still suffering

Published by rudy Date posted on June 28, 2021

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Gov’t hit for not using alloted funds for pandemic response

Published by rudy Date posted on June 26, 2021

By Mariejo S. Ramos, 26 Jun 2021 Civil society organizations criticized the government for insisting on extending or creating another Bayanihan law when they could not even agree on how to use taxpayers’ monies that have already been allotted for pandemic recovery efforts.

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Face shield requirement guided by science – DOH

Published by rudy Date posted on June 25, 2021

by Mayen Jaymalin (The Philippine Star), 25 Jun 2021 MANILA, Philippines — Defending anew the wearing of face shields as required protection against COVID-19, the Department of Health (DOH) said yesterday that the government policy is guided by science and expert medical opinion.

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Over 70% of franchise businesses hit hard by COVID-19, says PFA

Published by rudy Date posted on June 24, 2021

by Louella Desiderio (The Philippine Star), 24 Jun 2021 MANILA, Philippines — Over 70 percent of franchise businesses incurred losses and had to trim their workforce as they were hit hard by the pandemic, the Philippine Franchise Association (PFA) said.

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Government readies P9 billion fund for fresh cash dole outs

Published by rudy Date posted on June 24, 2021

by Elijah Felice Rosales (The Philippine Star), 24 Jun 2021 MANILA, Philippines — The government plans to use the nearly P9 billion borrowed funds from Japan to bankroll its remaining obligations in responding to the financial difficulties brought about by the recent revert to lockdown.

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NCR COVID-19 death rate declining

Published by rudy Date posted on June 24, 2021

by Ghio Ong, Delon Porcalla, Sheila Crisostomo (The Philippine Star), 24 Jun 2021 MANILA, Philippines — A marked decline in mortality from COVID-19 in the National Capital Region (NCR) has been observed over the past three months, the Department of Health (DOH) said yesterday.

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Senators: Are officials profiting from sale of shields?

Published by rudy Date posted on June 24, 2021

by Paolo Romero (The Philippine Star), 24 Jun 2021 MANILA, Philippines — Senators have raised the possibility that some government officials may be profiting from the sale of face shields, noting that health authorities have yet to present solid scientific basis for their mandatory use.

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EXPLAINER: The Philippines’ fight vs vaccine hesitancy

Published by rudy Date posted on June 22, 2021

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Palace confirms P18.4 billion Bayanihan 2 funds unobligated

Published by rudy Date posted on June 22, 2021

by Alexis Romero (The Philippine Star), 22 Jun 2021 MANILA, Philippines — Malacañang yesterday confirmed that more than P18 billion under the Bayanihan to Recover as One Act or Bayanihan 2 remains unobligated but it is unsure whether President Duterte would call for a special session to extend the fund’s validity.

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Ineligible employers, employees have until June 30 to return subsidies

Published by rudy Date posted on June 21, 2021

by Chino S. Leyco, Manila Bulletin, 21 Jun 2021 The government task force in charge of wage subsidy has given employers and employees until end of this month to return the cash aid disbursed to ineligible workers, the Department of Finance (DOF) said.

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‘P18 billion wasted as Bayanihan 2 expires this month’

Published by rudy Date posted on June 21, 2021

by Delon Porcalla (The Philippine Star), 21 Jun 2021 MANILA, Philippines — An estimated P18 billion in unutilized funds for pandemic response programs would go to waste when Republic Act No. 11519 or Bayanihan 2 expires on June 30 amid the dire need to arrest the surge in COVID-19 infections in many provinces.

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COVID-19 deaths account for 1.5% of 2020 mortality in Philippines

Published by rudy Date posted on June 20, 2021

Data from the PSA showed that registered deaths from January to December 2020 reached 613,267, fewer than the total of 620,414 in 2019. by Louise Maureen Simeon (The Philippine Star), 20 Jun 2021 MANILA, Philippines — Deaths due to COVID-19 accounted for only 1.5 percent of total mortality in the Philippines last year, the Philippine…

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As pandemic lingers, pregnant women struggle with strict COVID-19 protocols

Published by rudy Date posted on June 14, 2021

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Looking beyond the pandemic: Could the world economy gain more than it lost to COVID-19?

Published by rudy Date posted on June 14, 2021

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Taking a closer look at Chinese vaccines

Published by rudy Date posted on June 13, 2021

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What is the TRIPS waiver and what does it have to do with the COVID-19 pandemic?

Published by rudy Date posted on June 7, 2021

by Gaea Katreena Cabico (Philstar.com), 7 Jun 2021 MANILA, Philippines (Updated 8:40 a.m., June 8)— Public health advocates have been calling on the Philippine government to help push for a global waiver on patent protections for COVID-19 technologies to provide poor countries easier access to vaccines and medical products to combat the pandemic.

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Exclusive: How amateur sleuths broke the Wuhan lab story and embarrassed the media

Published by rudy Date posted on June 2, 2021

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79% see protocol violators as cause of COVID-19 spread – SWS

Published by rudy Date posted on May 30, 2021

by Janvic Mateo (The Philippine Star), 30 May 2021 MANILA, Philippines — Eight in every 10 Filipinos believe that health protocol violators are the cause of the spread of COVID-19 in the country, a recent survey conducted by Social Weather Stations (SWS) showed.

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A4 category sa priority list ng COVID-19 vaccination

Published by rudy Date posted on May 29, 2021

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Gov’t specifies workers eligible for A4 vaccination, ‘NCR Plus 8’ goes first

Published by rudy Date posted on May 28, 2021

by Rappler, 28 May 2021 Local governments are also allowed to prioritize the vaccination of economic frontliners aged 40 to 59 The Philippine government has specified that workers who will qualify for the A4 vaccine priority category are those who have to work outside their residences or are government workers.

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