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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

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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]

Published by NTUCPHL Date posted on June 26, 2020
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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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30 March 2020 – “God’s dozen” – from a shelter to just before the #corona lockdown All came from troubled backgrounds, aged 3 to 18. Four of them were street children, eight victims of sexual abuse (by family or relatives), two mentally delayed, one prostituted by her own mother. They were brought into the shelter by their own (two) or by frontliners (10). [Read more]

Published by NTUCPHL Date posted on March 30, 2020

30 March 2020 – “God’s dozen” – from a shelter to just before the #corona lockdown All came from troubled backgrounds, aged 3 to 18. Four of them were street children, eight victims of sexual abuse (by family or relatives), two mentally delayed, one prostituted by her own mother. They were brought into the shelter…

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22 Feb 2020 – Rice farmers lose P68B in 2019, double than gains of consumers, says NTUC Phl affiliate FFF [Read more]

Published by NTUCPHL Date posted on March 5, 2020

22 Feb 2020 – Rice farmers lose P68B in 2019, double than gains of consumers, says group Published February 22, 2020 1:25pm By TED CORDERO, GMA News The Federation of Free Farmers (FFF) claimed that rice farmers lost a total of P68.18 billion in 2019, double than what consumers saved due to lower prices of…

29 Jan 2020 – Scenes after lunar new year Salespersons and food shops crew, as well as cleaning personnel, of a name mall along Edsa are not wearing masks despite the large number of customers they are exposed to. [Read more]

Published by NTUCPHL Date posted on February 9, 2020

29 Jan 2020 – Scenes after lunar new year Salespersons and food shops crew, as well as cleaning personnel, of a name mall along Edsa are not wearing masks despite the large number of customers they are exposed to. [Read more] WHO and DOH have cautioned people to avoid crowds. These workers have no chance…

31 Dec 2019 – SCENES BEFORE HAPPY NEW YEAR – Walking and going through two malls … Two women, appearing middle-aged to me, in conversation about the daughter-in-law while crossing the bridgeway – “Baon na nga sa utang, kung anuano pa pinagbibili …” [Already deep in debt, yet buying more things …] [Read more]

Published by NTUCPHL Date posted on December 31, 2019

31 Dec 2019 – SCENES BEFORE HAPPY NEW YEAR – Walking and going through two malls … Two women, appearing middle-aged to me, in conversation about the daughter-in-law while crossing the bridgeway – “Baon na nga sa utang, kung anuano pa pinagbibili …” [Already deep in debt, yet buying more things …] [Read more] Salespersons,…

8 Dec 2019 – Three people obviously in distress and I could only hurry or look on. A few days to Christmas, walking from worship, in the shadow of a name mall tower … [Read more.]

Published by NTUCPHL Date posted on December 9, 2019

8 Dec 2019 – Three people obviously in distress and I could only hurry or look on. A few days to Christmas, walking from worship, in the shadow of a name mall tower … [Read more.]

19 Nov 2019 – TAMA NA! SOBRA NA! ITIGIL NA ANG UNLI RICE IMPORTATION! Kasama ang NTUC Phl sa broad coalition na ‘to. [Read more]

Published by NTUCPHL Date posted on November 25, 2019

19 Nov 2019 – TAMA NA! SOBRA NA! ITIGIL NA ANG UNLI RICE IMPORTATION! Kasama ang NTUC Phl sa broad coalition na ‘to. Magdadaos ang iba’t ibang grupo ng mga magsasaka, NGOs at kaalyadong grupo ng isang pambansang kilos protesta ngayong Miyerkoles, Nobyembro 20, upang ipadama sa publiko at sa mga opisyales ng gobyerno ang…

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