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15 Nov 2021 – The Glasgow Climate Pact has been adopted: Everything you need to know

Published by rudy Date posted on November 15, 2021

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1 Nov 2021 – Pinoys spend more than they earn

Published by rudy Date posted on November 1, 2021

by Lawrence Agcaoili – The Philippine Star, 1 Nov 2021 MANILA, Philippines — A typical Filipino family consisting of five members spends more than what it earns in a month, according to a 2018 Consumer Finance Survey commissioned by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP).

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26 Oct 2021 – Majority of Filipino adults say quality of life got worse in past 12 months – SWS

Published by rudy Date posted on October 26, 2021

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2 Oct 2021 – Philippine economy to take 10 years to recover from COVID-19: NEDA chief

Published by rudy Date posted on October 2, 2021

by Agence France-Presse, 2 Oct 2021 MANILA – The Philippine economy will take more than a decade to return to pre-pandemic growth, an official said Thursday, warning the next two generations of Filipinos would be paying for the cost of COVID-19.

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9 Sept 2021 – Forbes said the Philippines’ 50 richest saw their collective wealth rise by 30% to $79 billion

Published by rudy Date posted on September 9, 2021

Forbes said the Philippines' 50 richest saw their collective wealth rise by 30% to $79 billion Top three collectively got richer by $6B — Sy siblings remain at the top with $16.6 billion, followed by Manuel Villar at $6.7 billion, Enrique Razon Jr. with $5.8 billion @bworldph pic.twitter.com/IIOjUbIveb — Keren Concepcion Valmonte (@kayceevalmonte) September 9,…

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6 Sept 2021 – In the Philippines, even the demand for food is declining — an unfortunate event that doesn’t spare anyone in the food value chain, from farmers to supermarket operators.

Published by rudy Date posted on September 6, 2021

In the Philippines, even the demand for food is declining — an unfortunate event that doesn’t spare anyone in the food value chain, from farmers to supermarket operators. pic.twitter.com/9HPtFORfKL — Mads Miraflor (@madmiraflor) September 6, 2021

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6 Sept 2021 – A platform shopper’s tale They could barely meet their needs. The woman manages the household, with their three children. The man was the ‘provider’, she said, a freelance ‘visual artist ‘making do with contracts for restoration of paintings. No SSS, no other benefits, nothing. Then came Covid-19 of immeasurable pain and suffering.

Published by rudy Date posted on September 6, 2021

6 Sept 2021 – A platform shopper’s tale They could barely meet their needs. The woman manages the household, with their three children. The man was the ‘provider’, she said, a freelance ‘visual artist ‘making do with contracts for restoration of paintings. No SSS, no other benefits, nothing. Then came Covid-19 of immeasurable pain and…

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1 Sept 2021 – 60% of Pinoys say income lower in pandemic year

Published by rudy Date posted on September 1, 2021

by Louise Maureen Simeon – The Philippine Star, 1 Sep 2021 MANILA, Philippines — Three in every five poor Filipinos said their income fell this year as the pandemic drags on and continues to impact the most vulnerable sector of society.

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12 Aug 2021 – High unemployment, poverty remain despite GDP gains

Published by rudy Date posted on August 12, 2021

(The Philippine Star), 12 Aug 2021 MANILA, Philippines — Filipinos will face difficulty seeking work until 2022 despite the gains made in recovering jobs lost last year, forcing the Department of Finance (DOF) to push for the distribution of cash aid to the poorest families.

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10 Aug 2021 – World shudders at ‘terrifying’ UN climate report

Published by rudy Date posted on August 10, 2021

by Patrick Galey (Agence France-Presse), 10 Aug 2021 PARIS, France — World leaders, green groups and influencers reacted on Monday to a “terrifying” UN climate science report with a mix of horror and hopefulness as the scale of the emergency became abundantly clear.

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5 Aug 2021 – Dissecting Data: Inflation eases in July but not for the poor

Published by rudy Date posted on August 5, 2021

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4 Aug 2021 – 3.76M Filipinos jobless in June

Published by rudy Date posted on August 4, 2021

By Ben O. de Vera, 4 Aug 2021 The number of jobless Filipinos increased to 3.76 million in June, equivalent to 7.7 percent of the labor force, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) reported yesterday.

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14 Jul 2021 – 4.2 million Pinoys experience hunger in past 3 months – SWS

Published by rudy Date posted on July 14, 2021

by Helen Flores (The Philippine Star), 14 Jul 2021 MANILA, Philippines — About 4.2 million Filipino families experienced involuntary hunger at least once in the past three months, the latest Social Weather Stations’ (SWS) survey showed.

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3 Jun 2021 – Pandemic widens inequality in Philippines

Published by rudy Date posted on June 3, 2021

by Lawrence Agcaoili (The Philippine Star), 3 Jun 2021 MANILA, Philippines — Inequality in the Philippines has increased substantially as the country is seen lagging in Asia-Pacific in terms of recovery, according to Moody’s Analytics.

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19 May 2021 – Government downgrades recovery prospects for 2021

Published by rudy Date posted on May 19, 2021

by Czeriza Valencia (The Philippine Star), 19 May 2021 MANILA, Philippines — Economic managers lowered economic growth expectations for this year, taking into account the emergence of new COVID-19 variants and the reimposition of strict lockdown in the National Capital Region and four nearby provinces or NCR Plus in the second quarter of the year.

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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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23 Apr 2021 – Lasting damage from pandemic greatest in Philippines — think tank

Published by rudy Date posted on April 23, 2021

By Louise Maureen Simeon(Philstar.com), 23 Apr 2021 MANILA, Philippines — A global think tank expects the Philippines to suffer the most from the pandemic in Asia-Pacific as its continued failure to control COVID-19 infections is making a huge dent on the economy.

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Despite the coronavirus pandemic ruining the global economy, Filipino billionaires saw their wealth grow. Their combined wealth totals $45.6 billion (P2.2 trillion), based on Forbes’ 2021 billionaires list. For perspective, the Philippines’ 2021 national budget is P4.5 trillion.

Published by rudy Date posted on April 7, 2021

Despite the coronavirus pandemic ruining the global economy, Filipino billionaires saw their wealth grow. Their combined wealth totals $45.6 billion (P2.2 trillion), based on Forbes' 2021 billionaires list. For perspective, the Philippines' 2021 national budget is P4.5 trillion. pic.twitter.com/ypBqr8JZBI — Rappler (@rapplerdotcom) April 7, 2021

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1 Apr 2021 – Philippines slips in global gender equality

Published by rudy Date posted on April 1, 2021

by Louise Maureen Simeon (The Philippine Star), 1 Apr 2021 MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines slipped a notch in the global ranking on gender equality, highlighting the pandemic’s consequence on more Filipino women leaving the labor force.

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19 Mar 2021 – 65% of Filipinos think it is ‘dangerous’ to publish criticisms vs. gov’t — SWS

Published by rudy Date posted on March 19, 2021

By CNN Philippines Staff, 19 Mar 2021 Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 19)— A majority of Filipinos believed it is “dangerous” to print or broadcast things critical of the administration, according to a recent survey.

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23 Feb 2021 – Rice tariffication: A litany of broken promises

Published by rudy Date posted on February 23, 2021

by Raul Montemayor, 23 Feb 2020 (First of two parts) The rice tariffication law (RTL) was born on Feb. 14, 2019 when President Rodrigo Duterte signed it, promising a host of benefits for consumers and gains for the economy.

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14 Jan 2021 – Workplace disrupted – five themes that will define the future of work

Published by rudy Date posted on January 14, 2021

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3 Dec 2020 – Employment situation in October 2020

Published by rudy Date posted on December 3, 2020

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20 Nov 2020 – Finance secretary C Dominguez joins call for climate justice

Published by rudy Date posted on November 20, 2020

by Mary Grace Padin (The Philippine Star), 20 Nov 2020 MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Finance (DOF) has joined the call for climate justice, saying that the Philippines continues to bear the brunt of the impact of climate change despite being among the world’s lowest carbon emitters.

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20 Nov 2020 – PopCom moves to curb rise in teen pregnancy

Published by rudy Date posted on November 20, 2020

(The Philippine Star), 20 Nov 2020 MANILA, Philippines — The Commission on Population is moving to stop the rising prevalence of teenage pregnancy in the country, with 75,000 young women likely to become first-time mothers next year.

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30 Aug 2020 – What does it matter – the ‘low’ inflation rate – when, in COVID-19,  households are buying different commodities from what were in the CPI basket in 2018. True, nominally, minimum wage earners have lost buying power (about P15 in Metro Manila), but little consolation for those millions who have lost their jobs or have not returned to work.

Published by rudy Date posted on October 23, 2020

30 Aug 2020 – What does it matter – the ‘low’ inflation rate – when, in COVID-19,  households are buying different commodities from what were in the CPI basket in 2018. True, nominally, minimum wage earners have lost buying power (about P15 in Metro Manila), but little consolation for those millions who have lost their…

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30 July 2020 – “Stand still and you will be left behind.” – Grey’s Anatomy – Life will be like this for years; the earliest close to ‘normal’ would probably be 2022. [And why would we like the normal? With its crisis, inequities, injustice?] [Read more.]

Published by rudy Date posted on August 13, 2020

30 July 2020 – “Stand still and you will be left behind.” – Grey’s Anatomy – Life will be like this for years; the earliest close to ‘normal’ would probably be 2022. [And why would we like the normal? With its crisis, inequities, injustice?] [Read more.]

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25 Jun 2020 – ‘Change is like death. You don’t know what it looks like until you’re standing at the gates.’ – Jurassic Park Fallen Kingdom. We have long been told what the ‘Future of work’ could be. [Read more]

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23 May 2020 – Days are tough in the days of the #corona Waiting for ayuda, hearing further disadvantaged people scrambling for relief, but some just waiting to be served, as in ‘ihahain na lang’ [Read more]

Published by NTUCPHL Date posted on May 31, 2020

23 May 2020 – Days are tough in the days of the #corona Waiting for ayuda, hearing further disadvantaged people scrambling for relief, but some just waiting to be served, as in ‘ihahain na lang’

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20 Apr 2020 – A few first-hand experience, observations, about ECQ: Everyone is rushing, struggling, as #coronavirus plagues us. The playlist on dealing with the new crisis is evolving, [Read more.]

Published by NTUCPHL Date posted on April 28, 2020

20 Apr 2020 – A few first-hand experience, observations, about ECQ: Everyone is rushing, struggling, as #coronavirus plagues us. The playlist on dealing with the new crisis is evolving, [Read more.]

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