Informal Sector

Working in garment supply chains: A Homeworker’s Toolkit South Asia

Published by rudy Date posted on September 18, 2020

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SSS eyes special program for informal sector workers

Published by rudy Date posted on November 9, 2019

(The Philippine Star), 9 Nov 2019 MANILA, Philippines — State-run Social Security System (SSS) said yesterday it is considering the creation of a special program which will cater to Filipinos employed in the informal sector.

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27 Sept 2019 – HOW ARE THEY COPING NOW, THE INFORMALS DISPLACED BY CLEARING OPERATIONS? The public, long-suffering from disruptions by sidewalk vendors and other informal workers, applauded clearing operations by new-found enthusiasm of local governments. Read more.

Published by NTUCPHL Date posted on September 23, 2019

27 Sept 2019 – HOW ARE THEY COPING NOW, THE INFORMALS DISPLACED BY CLEARING OPERATIONS? The public, long-suffering from disruptions by sidewalk vendors and other informal workers, applauded clearing operations by new-found enthusiasm of local governments. Read more. Where are these informals now? Have they been provided with alternative selling and operations spaces? How are…

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Extending social protection to informal workers

Published by rudy Date posted on March 9, 2019

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Community Mortgage Program no longer effective, says PIDS

Published by rudy Date posted on October 1, 2016

By Czeriza Valencia (The Philippine Star), October 1, 2016 MANILA, Philippines – The Community Mortgage Program (CMP), a government financing scheme that enables organized informal settler families to purchase land, is no longer meeting the needs of its target beneficiaries mainly because of the high equity requirements for acquisition, the Philippine Institute of Development Studies…

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Chasing shadows: Tax strategies to tackle the shadow economy

Published by rudy Date posted on June 16, 2016

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DILG removes 4,400 families from danger zones

Published by rudy Date posted on May 10, 2014

An estimated number of 60,000 families reside along Manila’s creeks and waterways MANILA, Philippines – The Department of the Interior and Local Government relocated about 4,400 informal settler families (ISFs) living along major esteros (creeks) and waterways in Metro Manila.

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The ‘informalization’ of Philippine workers

Published by rudy Date posted on May 2, 2014

(Last of two parts) Ronald has been working for a real estate company for 14 years, but he was never quite sure if he was ever on the employees’ list.

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Published by rudy Date posted on May 30, 2013

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Number of self-employed Pinoys on the rise – SSS data

Published by rudy Date posted on May 3, 2013

The number of self-employed Filipinos is continuously increasing, according to year-on-year data from the Social Security System (SSS). From 19.35 percent in 2009, the rate increased by 0.34 percent to 19.69 percent in 2010 before becoming 20.06 percent in 2011.

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Philippines to move 100,000 squatters

Published by rudy Date posted on January 22, 2013

MANILA: The Philippine government plans to move about 100,000 squatters from their homes on crucial waterways in Manila by June as a flood control measure and for their own safety, an official said Saturday.

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Published by rudy Date posted on August 15, 2012

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Published by rudy Date posted on June 26, 2012

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Japan offers $3-M grant for garbage workers

Published by rudy Date posted on June 20, 2012

MANILA, Philippines – The Japan Social Development Fund (JSDF) has offered a $3-million grant to improve the lives of some 6,000 informal garbage workers in the Philippines.

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Philippines to register undocumented workers

Published by rudy Date posted on May 16, 2012

MANILA – The Philippine government said yesterday it plans to register an estimated 17 million undocumented workers so it can better address their needs.

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BIR vows to run after tax-evading vendors

Published by rudy Date posted on January 30, 2012

THE Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) would go after public market vendors and smaller business establishments to ensure that they are complying with the mandatory issuance of official receipt.

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Code-NGO made a killing on bonds, group says

Published by rudy Date posted on December 12, 2011

IN SECURING the P1.4-billion reward for helping to depose former President Joseph Estrada, Social Welfare Secretary Corazon Soliman’s Code-NGO was able to release P100 million a year for its poor members, the Freedom from Debt Coalition disclosed at a House hearing on Friday.

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10 ways to simplify your business and save on costs

Published by rudy Date posted on December 5, 2011

MANILA, Philippines – Simplifying business operations increases productivity, reduces costs and heightens efficiency. This allows entrepreneurs to free up and manage their time better, so they can pursue their hobbies and other passions.

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Code-NGO, RCBC used stealth, influence to gain from bonds scam

Published by rudy Date posted on October 25, 2011

The Caucus of Development NGO Networks (Code-NGO) formed by known backers of both former President Arroyo and President Aquino and which acted as the secretariat of Kompil II, the umbrella organization which called for the removal, impeachment and ouster of former President Joseph Estrada, and its bank partner, Rizal Commercial Banking Corp. (RCBC) of the…

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Supreme Court stops BIR from taxing PEACe

Published by rudy Date posted on October 19, 2011

THE Supreme Court (SC) has stopped the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) from implementing a 20-percent final withholding tax (FWT) on P35-billion worth of Poverty Eradication and Alleviation Certificates (PEACe) bonds that matured on Tuesday.

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Noynoy rejects Code NGO

Published by rudy Date posted on October 19, 2011

While debates raged yesterday over the Bureau of Internal Revenue’s (BIR) belated decision to slap a 20 percent tax on the controversial Poverty Eradication and Alleviation Certificate (PEACe) bonds that matured yesterday needing the government to shell out P35 billion to pay for the P10 billion borrowings 10 years ago, the architect of the so-called…

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8 banks oppose bond tax

Published by rudy Date posted on October 18, 2011

Eight banks have asked the Supreme Court to stop the government from imposing and collecting a 20-percent final withholding tax on P35 billion worth of PEACe Bonds due today.

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Banks buck tax on PEACe bonds

Published by rudy Date posted on October 18, 2011

Govt wants P5 billion as certificates mature today THIS is one anniversary that parties to issuance of controversial bonds ten years ago would rather not offer a toast to, even the buyers of the certificates who made a windfall from the purchase.

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Bond probe manipulated, civil society group says

Published by rudy Date posted on October 10, 2011

PRESIDENT Benigno Aquino III’s House allies on Sunday were accused of manipulating a probe of the P10-billion Poverty Eradication and Alleviation Certificates or Peace Bonds that taxpayers must begin paying for on Oct. 16 this year, and at a total cost of P35 billion.

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BIR slaps 20% tax on PEACe bonds

Published by rudy Date posted on October 9, 2011

CODE-NGO TO COST GOV’T P35B BY OCT. 18 MATURITY The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) said it would impose a 20 percent final withholding tax on the controversial P35 billion PEACe Bonds, which the government will be required to pay on Oct. 18 when its 10-year maturity falls due, the Department of Finance (DoF) said…

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P5.9 B worth of HGC housing units occupied by informal settlers

Published by rudy Date posted on October 8, 2011

MANILA, Philippines – More than P5.923-billion worth of housing units and other assets owned by the Home Guarantee Corp. (HGC) are being occupied for free by informal settlers and evicted former owners, according to a 2010 Commission on Audit (COA) report.

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Fewer Filipinos working in informal sector

Published by rudy Date posted on August 25, 2011

THE number of Filipinos working in the informal sector fell over the past decades but poverty reductions remained stagnant because of low wages of employed workers, according to an Asian Development Bank (ADB) study.

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NHA to award 25,000 housing units to QC informal settlers

Published by rudy Date posted on August 20, 2011

About 25,000 housing units in relocation sites of the National Housing Authority (NHA) will be awarded to informal settlers in Quezon City, particularly those occupying danger zones such as sidewalks, roadways, waterways and areas under bridges and transmission lines and over water pipelines.

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‘Shadow economy’ a rich source of tax revenue—ADB

Published by rudy Date posted on July 14, 2011

A study by the Asian Development Bank found that the Philippines has one of the highest tax rates in Asia, but the country’s untaxed underground economy is also among the largest in the world.

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Time to revisit the Lina law on squatters

Published by rudy Date posted on June 1, 2011

Last Monday’s editorial in The Philippine STAR entitled “Encroachment” struck a raw nerve on the issue of squatters building illegal structures along the Manggahan spillway. Let me print that portion for clarity: The encroaching structures were supposed to include not only shanties, especially those along riverbanks, but also real estate development that blocked or covered…

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