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A month after, pantries thrive or die as help movement evolves

Published by rudy Date posted on May 24, 2021

by Prinz Magtulis (Philstar.com), 21 May 2021 MANILA, Philippines — On April 21, Idelle Kristiana Ison, who took a break from college this year, invited her older sisters to join an unfolding bandwagon: put up a community pantry, gather donations and help the needy.

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‘Ayuda’ given for months-long 2020 lockdown lasted barely a month — study

Published by rudy Date posted on May 21, 2021

(Philstar.com), 21 May 2021 MANILA, Philippines — People working in the informal economy, especially women, were most dependent on cash assistance from the government but these were barely enough for their day-to-day necessities during the pandemic, a study found.

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SWS: 51% of Filipinos confident in gov’t evaluation of COVID-19 jabs

Published by rudy Date posted on May 21, 2021

by Gaea Katreena Cabico (Philstar.com), 21 May 2021 MANILA, Philippines — Only half of Filipinos expressed confidence in the government’s evaluation of coronavirus vaccines, a Social Weather Stations survey showed.

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13 May 2021 – PH in ‘new wave’ of HIV-AIDS infections – UN body

Published by rudy Date posted on May 13, 2021

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12 May 2021 – Philippines remains in recession as GDP shrinks 4.2% in Q1

Published by rudy Date posted on May 12, 2021

by Business World, 12 May 2021 THE PHILIPPINE economy contracted more than expected in the first quarter, extending the recession to five straight quarters as the pandemic dragged on, data from the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) showed on Tuesday.

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EXPLAINER: Face masks 101

Published by rudy Date posted on May 11, 2021

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11 May 2021 – GDP declines by -4.2 percent in the first quarter of 2021 (at Constant 2018 Prices)

Published by rudy Date posted on May 11, 2021

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257 hospitals report oxygen tank shortage amid pandemic, PH eyes deal with manufacturers: DOH

Published by rudy Date posted on May 7, 2021

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DOH: Oxygen tank supply sufficient contrary to shortage reports

Published by rudy Date posted on May 7, 2021

By JULIA MARI ORNEDO,GMA News, 7 May 2021 The Department of Health (DOH) on Friday insisted that the country’s supply of oxygen tanks amid the coronavirus pandemic was “sufficient” even as some hospitals and infirmaries reported a shortage of the item.

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Local PPE makers ask gov’t: What’s the plan?

Published by rudy Date posted on May 5, 2021

By Roy Stephen C. Canivel, 5 May 2021 A group of local manufacturers, which repurposed their facilities at the request of the government could now make tens of millions of personal protective equipment (PPE) in a year, but the Duterte administration had bought only a portion of that supply, which forced the group to lay…

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COVID purgatory: Variants and other risks complicate Asia’s escape

Published by rudy Date posted on May 4, 2021

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Government eyeing P8,000 monthly wage subsidy

Published by rudy Date posted on May 2, 2021

by Louella Desiderio (The Philippine Star), 2 May 2021 MANILA, Philippines — Private sector workers in micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) may receive a wage subsidy of P8,000 each for three months as part of the government’s eight-point agenda for employment recovery from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Workers cry for aid, better protection

Published by rudy Date posted on May 2, 2021

by Sheila Crisostomo, Rhodina Villanueva, Emmanuel Tupas, Ralph Edwin Villanueva (The Philippine Star), 2 May 2021 MANILA, Philippines — Workers from various organizations and unions staged simultaneous Labor Day protests yesterday to demand protection against the COVID-19 pandemic and aid amid the recession.

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DOH to hold accountable those behind health workers’ discrimination

Published by rudy Date posted on May 1, 2021

By: Krissy Aguilar, INQINQUIRER.net, 1 May 2021 MANILA, Philippines — Health Secretary Francisco Duque III on Saturday said they will hold accountable those who subject health workers to discrimination, intimidation and even red-tagging despite their crucial role in the COVID-19 response.

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28 Apr 2021 – Rise of low-quality jobs reflects pandemic scars in PH labor market

Published by rudy Date posted on April 28, 2021

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Some 1.2 million of workers bear the brunt of Covid-19

Published by rudy Date posted on April 27, 2021

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PhilHealth coverage of claims payment scheme expanded

Published by rudy Date posted on April 24, 2021
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What to do if your community pantry is visited by the police [THREAD]

Published by rudy Date posted on April 21, 2021

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JUST IN: DILG Undersecretary Martin Diño said those planning to put up community pantries would now need a permit from their LGUs or barangays to ensure social distancing rules and other safety protocols will be followed.

Published by rudy Date posted on April 20, 2021

JUST IN: DILG Undersecretary Martin Diño said those planning to put up community pantries would now need a permit from their LGUs or barangays to ensure social distancing rules and other safety protocols will be followed. | @CMRamosINQ pic.twitter.com/RrPIkIieqP — Inquirer (@inquirerdotnet) April 20, 2021

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21 hotels converted into isolation facilities

Published by rudy Date posted on April 20, 2021

by Elijah Felice Rosales (The Philippine Star), 20 Apr 2021 MANILA, Philippines — A total of 21 hotels in Metro Manila and Southern Tagalog have repurposed their operations into isolation and quarantine facilities in response to the recent surge in COVID-19 infections.

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17 Apr 2021 – More sectors move up vaccination priority list

Published by rudy Date posted on April 17, 2021
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15 Apr 2021 – 93% of Pinoys suffer income loss due to COVID-19

Published by rudy Date posted on April 15, 2021

by Louella Desiderio (The Philippine Star), 15 Apr 2021 MANILA, Philippines — Majority or 93 percent of Filipinos saw their household income negatively affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a survey by global and information insights company TransUnion.

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Mga tsuper na nawalan ng trabaho, sakop ng CAMP Tourism program para sa ayuda: DOLE

Published by rudy Date posted on April 13, 2021
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PH lags behind in acting on remote learning problems amid pandemic

Published by rudy Date posted on April 13, 2021

By Meg Adonis, 13 Apr 2021 (Last of two parts)When the government began to implement its distance education program in October last year, it was met with uncertainty and worry from parents, students and teachers.

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LIST: Who are in the A4 priority group for COVID-19 vaccination?

Published by rudy Date posted on April 12, 2021

by Gaea Katreena Cabico (Philstar.com), 12 Apr 2021 MANILA, Philippines — The National Economic and Development Authority identified the sectors included in the A4 priority group—or frontline personnel in essential sectors—for COVID-19 vaccination in a list released Monday.

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I appreciate the painstaking work here collating LGU-reported values and comparing them vs national. In this thread, I will explain how difficult it is. I’ll also answer the question why DOH is taking forever to count deaths when our Facebook feeds are doing a better job at it

Published by rudy Date posted on April 4, 2021

I appreciate the painstaking work here collating LGU-reported values and comparing them vs national. In this thread, I will explain how difficult it is. I'll also answer the question why DOH is taking forever to count deaths when our Facebook feeds are doing a better job at it https://t.co/AyskZRsmHc — Jason Haw (@jasonhaw_) April 4,…

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COVID-19 patients from Metro Manila swamp hospitals in Calabarzon

Published by rudy Date posted on April 1, 2021

By Maricar Cinco, 1 Apr 2021 Public and private hospitals in Calabarzon (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal and Quezon) are running at critical or near capacity, as the region takes on spillover COVID-19 cases from Metro Manila while tackling a surge of its own.

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31 Mar 2021 – 4.2 million Pinoys jobless

Published by rudy Date posted on March 31, 2021

by Louise Maureen Simeon, Mayen Jaymalin (The Philippine Star), 31 Mar 2021 MANILA, Philippines — More Filipinos were looking for additional hours of work in February, while those totally jobless also increased even at a time when the economy had already reopened.

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30 Mar 2021 – DOLE to hire displaced workers as contact tracers

Published by rudy Date posted on March 30, 2021

by Mayen Jaymalin (The Philippine Star), 30 Mar 2021 MANILA, Philippines — To help stop the spread of COVID-19 in communities, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) is deploying displaced informal workers as contact tracers.

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Groups press a more ‘inclusive system’ in grant of pandemic aid

Published by rudy Date posted on March 30, 2021

By Cai Ordinario, Businessmirror, 30 Mar 2021 The Philippines needs an ambitious welfare program to provide assistance to millions of Filipinos whose sources of livelihood have been affected by the pandemic, according to Social Watch Philippines.

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