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17 May 2022 – EDITORIAL – Workers and micro enterprises

Published by rudy Date posted on May 17, 2022

Philippine Star – May 17, 2022 | 12:00am Happy employees are generally more productive. Keeping employees happy through proper compensation, however, depends on the capacity of the employer to pay and the viability of the business. After two years of pandemic lockdowns, most businesses are still struggling to get back on their feet, and are…

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2 Apr 2022 – Women still bear brunt of unpaid care work – study

Published by rudy Date posted on April 2, 2022

Rhodina Cabrera – The Philippine Star April 2, 2022 | 12:00am MANILA, Philippines — The non-government group Oxfam Pilipinas has commissioned a study that showed that Filipino women are still bearing the brunt of unpaid care work, resulting in many of them juggling full-time work and a “second shift” at home tending to backbreaking household…

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24 Feb 2022 – NTUC Phl picks LENI and KIKO as its presidential and vice presidential bets.

Published by rudy Date posted on February 25, 2022

  In its meeting on 23 February, the NTUC Phl General Council picked LENI ROBREDO and KIKO PANGILINAN as its candidates for president and vice president in the May 2022 elections. The criteria for selection: committed to our labor agenda; track record of supporting labor, trade unions, farmers, educators, sectors, and advocacies; COVID-19 response; human rights…

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19 Jan 2022 – Millionaires join non-profits in call for wealth tax

Published by rudy Date posted on February 14, 2022

Philstar.com, January 19, 2022 PARIS — A wealth tax on the world’s richest people could raise at least $2.52 trillion per year, enough to fund COVID vaccines for everyone and lift billions out of poverty, groups including non-profits and millionaires said Wednesday. The proposal from a network of NGOs, social movements and pro-tax millionaires follows…

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14 Feb 2022 – DOLE to workers: File raps vs ‘red-taggers’

Published by rudy Date posted on February 14, 2022

Mayen Jaymalin – The Philippine Star February 14, 2022 | 12:00am MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) yesterday advised workers and trade groups anew to file criminal complaints against those who “red-tag” them.

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17 Dec 21021 – Filipino family of 5 needs P12,082 to cover basic needs in first half of 2021: PSA

Published by rudy Date posted on December 17, 2021

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8 Dec 2021 – World’s richest people now own 11% of global wealth, marking the biggest leap in recent history

Published by rudy Date posted on December 8, 2021

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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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