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31 May 2021 – Commuter woes worsen during pandemic

Published by rudy Date posted on May 31, 2021

By: Mariejo S. Ramos, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 31 May 2021 MANILA, Philippines — The COVID-19 pandemic not only worsened the shortage in public transport but also made it harder for Filipino workers to go to work as transport prices shot up, according to a study by transport policy researchers.

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95 groups ink agriculture unity statement

Published by rudy Date posted on May 29, 2021

By: Ernesto M. Ordoñez, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 29 May 2021 On May 14, a total of 95 private sector organizations held numerous consultations, then conducted a National Farmer–Fisherfolk Congress. They subsequently signed a “Unity Statement in Saving the Plunging Livelihood of Filipino Farmers and Fisherfolk and Addressing the Critical Situation of Philippine Agriculture and Food…

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25 May 2021 – Full recovery seen by end-2022

Published by rudy Date posted on May 25, 2021

by Lawrence Agcaoili (The Philippine Star), 25 May 2021 MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines may return to pre-pandemic level of economic output only by the end of next year, making it the laggard in the region as the country continues to grapple with the COVID-19 outbreak, according to Moody’s Analytics.

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14 May 2021 – Over 540K displaced OFWs back in PH: DOLE exec

Published by rudy Date posted on May 14, 2021

By Ferdinand Patinio, 14 May 2021 MANILA – Over 540,000 overseas Filipino workers have so far been assisted by the government in going back to their hometowns, an official of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said on Friday.

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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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7 May 2021 – Jobless rate down to 7.1% in March

Published by rudy Date posted on May 7, 2021

by Louise Maureen Simeon (The Philippine Star), 7 May 2021 MANILA, Philippines — The number of unemployed Filipinos last March declined to its lowest level since the start of the pandemic last year, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) said.

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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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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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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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6 Apr 2021 – Sending of Filipino workers abroad dives to lowest since 1990

Published by rudy Date posted on April 6, 2021

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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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22 Mar 2021 – Business groups: Fresh restrictions to leave more Filipinos poor, hungry without mass vaccination in sight

Published by rudy Date posted on March 22, 2021

By Melissa Luz Lopez, CNN Philippines, 22 Mar 2021 PNP checkpoint along the boundary of Cainta, Rizal and Pasig City on day one of the ‘bubble’ Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 22) — Lockdowns cannot be the only solution to the worsening COVID-19 outbreak, private sector leaders said on day one of what authorities call…

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14 Mar 2021 – SWS: 89% of Filipino families find blended learning difficult

Published by rudy Date posted on March 14, 2021

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Creating a green recovery pathway for the Philippines

Published by rudy Date posted on March 14, 2021

By DR. SELVA RAMACHANDRAN, Manila Times, 14 Mar 2021 Almost a year has passed since Covid-19 hit, causing job losses and increasing poverty levels. Sadly, this has impacted people unevenly, particularly women, youth, the poor and informal-sector workers.

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6 Mar 2021 – Inflation hits 2-year high as meat, oil prices spike

Published by rudy Date posted on March 6, 2021

by Louise Maureen Simeon, Lawrence Agcaoili (The Philippine Star), 6 Mar 2021 MANILA, Philippines — Inflation quickened for the fifth straight month in February to a new two-year high of 4.7 percent as prices of meat and oil products continue to rise, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) reported yesterday.

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17 Feb 2021 – Survey: Majority of teachers doubt if distance learning effective

Published by rudy Date posted on February 17, 2021

by Jaehwa Bernardo, ABS-CBN News, 17 Feb 2021 MANILA – A majority of Filipino teachers doubt whether their students learn under the current distance education setup, according to a survey conducted by experts, who raised concerns over what they called a “looming learning crisis.”

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8 Feb 2021 – Pregnancies among 10-14 minors rising, social support needed: POPCOM

Published by rudy Date posted on February 8, 2021

by ABS-CBN News, 8 Feb 2021 MANILA – The Commission on Population and Development (POPCOM) on Sunday called for social support for minors who have pregnancies after the state statistics bureau said births among girls ages 15 years old and below went up by 7 percent in 2019 compared to the preceding year.

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6 Feb 2020 – January inflation surges to 2-year high

Published by rudy Date posted on February 6, 2021

By: Ben O. de Vera, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 6 Feb 2021 Expensive food, especially pork and vegetables, lifted headline inflation to a two-year high of 4.2 percent year-on-year in January, making it harder to enjoin more consumer spending amid a prolonged recession.

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Job hunters to face tough challenges until 2022

Published by rudy Date posted on February 6, 2021

by Czeriza Valencia (The Philippine Star), 6 Feb 2021 MANILA, Philippines — Job hunting will be harder for most Filipinos in the next two years as the economy recovers slowly and the influx of new graduates and returned overseas workers heighten competition for positions in a tough environment, the country’s economic planning agency said

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22 Jan 2021 – More business groups (now 10) reject economic charter change at this time, says passage of the Public Service Act that eases foreign investment limits on some sectors will do for now | @meltlopez

Published by rudy Date posted on January 22, 2021

More business groups (now 10) reject economic charter change at this time, says passage of the Public Service Act that eases foreign investment limits on some sectors will do for now | @meltlopez pic.twitter.com/bzRPcEseJ7 — CNN Philippines (@cnnphilippines) January 22, 2021

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20 Jan 2021 – ADB sees job losses of 24% from BPO, electronics automation

Published by rudy Date posted on January 20, 2021

by Beatrice M. Laforga, 20 Jan 2021 THE PHILIPPINES needs to improve its technical and vocational education to offset the expected loss of 24% of the jobs in the business process outsourcing (BPO) and electronics manufacturing industries by 2030, due to increased automation, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) said.

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DOLE said the government has already repatriated over 400k OFWs, who were affected by Covid-19.

Published by rudy Date posted on January 17, 2021

DOLE said the government has already repatriated over 400k OFWs, who were affected by Covid-19. @BusinessMirror pic.twitter.com/mjOCc6d3ZL — Samuel Medenilla (@sam_medenilla) January 17, 2021

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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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7 Jan 2021 – ‘Philippines last to recover in Asia’

Published by rudy Date posted on January 7, 2021

by Lawrence Agcaoili (The Philippine Star), 7 Jan 2021 MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines is likely to be the last country in Asia-Pacific to fully recover from the pandemic-induced recession, with recovery seen only in the fourth quarter of 2022 while other economies are set to regain all of their lost output by the end…

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More than half of adult Pinoys lost jobs, had emotional problems due to pandemic: survey

Published by rudy Date posted on January 7, 2021

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Inflation highest in nearly 2 years

Published by rudy Date posted on January 6, 2021

by Czeriza Valencia (The Philippine Star), 6 Jan 2020 MANILA, Philippines — Prices of basic goods and services went up for the third straight month in December to reach a near two-year high at 3.5 percent, driven by higher cost of food and transportation, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) said yesterday.

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18 Dec 2020 – DOLE: Pandemic displaced 550,000 OFWs

Published by rudy Date posted on December 18, 2020

by Vito Barcelo and Maricel Cruz, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 18 Dec 2020 More than half million overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) were displaced by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID 19) pandemic abroad, while 3.8 million workers lost their jobs, the Department of Labor and Employment said Thursday.

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Almost half of Filipino families feel they are poor, latest SWS survey says

Published by rudy Date posted on December 15, 2020

by Gabriel Pabico Lalu, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 15 Dec 2020 MANILA, Philippines — At least 48 percent of Filipino families feel that they are poor, results of the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey on self-rated poverty (SRP) showed on Monday.

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10 Dec 2020 – Pandemic saps January-September long term investments in PH

Published by rudy Date posted on December 10, 2020

by Daxim L. Lucas, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 10 Dec 2020 MANILA, Philippines—Long tern investments in the Philippines declined by over a tenth last September after four consecutive months of double-digit year-on-year growth as the lockdown in the preceeding month curtailed investor activity, according to the central bank.

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