NTUC Blog

15 May 2022 – DepEd eyes completion of K to 12 curriculum enhancement in July 2022

Published by rudy Date posted on May 16, 2022

Published May 15, 2022, 9:05 PM by Merlina Hernando-Malipot The Department of Education (DepEd) is planning to complete the K to 12 curriculum enhancement in July this year to address congestion, redundancies, and overlaps in the current curriculum. “The 2022 Basic Education Curriculum is envisioned to be responsive and attuned to the dynamic changes in the…

Read more

21 Apr 2022 – Return to pre-pandemic growth pace seen by 2024

Published by rudy Date posted on April 21, 2022

Lawrence Agcaoili – The Philippine Star  April 21, 2022 | 12:00am MANILA, Philippines — The International Monetary Fund (IMF) expects the Philippine economy returning to its pre-pandemic growth level in 2024 after closing the output gap arising from the impact of the pandemic by next year. IMF resident representative Ragnar Gudmundsson said in an email…

Read more

25 Mar 2022 – Economic think tanks: PH inflation risks intensifying

Published by rudy Date posted on March 26, 2022

By: Ben O. de Vera – Reporter / @bendeveraINQ Philippine Daily Inquirer / 05:33 PM March 25, 2022 MANILA, Philippines—Just like the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), economic think tanks watching the Philippines have flagged intensifying inflation risks, but they’re still divided on when to raise rates to cool upward price pressure. “As inflation rises back above 4…

Read more

21 Feb 2022 – ILO pushes more social protection as COVID-19 wanes

Published by rudy Date posted on February 21, 2022

Louise Maureen Simeon – The Philippine Star February 21, 2022 | 12:00am MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines should double it’s effort in boosting social protection programs, especially for informal workers, as the pandemic is slowly nearing its end, according to the International Labor Organization (ILO). The COVID-19 pandemic has shown the need for social protection…

Read more

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.

Read more

28 Jan 2022 – Economy beats forecasts, expands by 5.6% in 2021

Published by rudy Date posted on January 28, 2022

Louise Maureen Simeon – The Philippine Star January 28, 2022 | 12:00am Economy beats forecasts, expands by 5.6% in 2021 The economy, as measured by gross domestic product (GDP) or the final goods and services produced in the country, rose by 7.7 percent in the last quarter, topping analysts’ median estimate of 6.3 percent. Miguel…

Read more

27 Jan 2022 – 2022 HR trends in PH

Published by rudy Date posted on January 27, 2022

By Ernie Cecilia DPM January 27, 2022 PH’s future of work On January 21, Executive Director Ebb Hinchliffe of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines (AmCham) hosted a discussion among selected industry leaders on the implications of “Future of Work” on American businesses in the Philippines. As chairman of AmCham’s Human Capital Committee…

Read more

25 Jan 2022 – DoTr reiterates legality of ‘no vax, no ride’ policy

Published by rudy Date posted on January 25, 2022
Read more

24 Jan 2022 – Industries have differing views on RCEP

Published by rudy Date posted on January 24, 2022

Industries have differing views on RCEP By …- January 24, 2022 By JED MACAPAGAL and IRMA ISIP, Malaya Industries and business groups have banded to lobby for the concurrence by the Senate to the ratification of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Agreement, saying they will miss out on opportunities if the Philippines does not…

Read more

18 Jan 2022 – BSP received over 40K complaints – Diokno

Published by rudy Date posted on January 18, 2022

By Anna Leah E. Gonzales January 18, 2022 THE Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) on Monday said it received more than 40,000 complaints on financial transactions from 2020 to 2021.

Read more

7 Jan 2022 – Jobless rate hits lowest since start of pandemic, but job quality worsens

Published by rudy Date posted on January 7, 2022

Ramon Royandoyan – Philstar.com January 7, 2022 | 11:41am Jobless rate hits lowest since start of pandemic, but job quality worsens Devotees at National Shrine of Our Mother of Perpetual Help at Baclaran in The STAR / Michael Varcas ANILA, Philippines — Unemployment rate in November last year hit its lowest level since the start…

Read more

24 Dec 2021 – BSP caps rates on loans to repel predatory lenders

Published by rudy Date posted on December 24, 2021

by Lawrence Agcaoili – The Philippine Star, 24 Dec 2021 MANILA, Philippines — The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) has joined the fight against predatory lenders charging an interest rate of as much as 504 percent per annum, as it decided to impose a cap on the charges imposed by lending firms, financing companies and…

Read more

17 Dec 2021 – RCEP tariff concessions may cut Philippine exports

Published by rudy Date posted on December 17, 2021

by Louella Desiderio – The Philippine Star, 17 Dec 2021 MANILA, Philippines — Philippine exports to other members of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement may decline by $100 million due to the deal’s tariff concessions, but this can be offset by additional trade and other benefits, the UN Conference on Trade and Development…

Read more

16 Dec 2021 – Remittances grow 5.4% in 10 months

Published by rudy Date posted on December 16, 2021

by Lawrence Agcaoili – The Philippine Star, 16 Dec 2021 MANILA, Philippines — Remittances from overseas Filipinos sustained their growth momentum for nine straight months, hitting a three-month high in October as the Christmas season approaches, according to the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas.

Read more

15 Dec 2021 – Joblessness slightly falls to 24.8% – SWS

Published by rudy Date posted on December 15, 2021

by Janvic Mateo – The Philippine Star, 15 Dec 2021 MANILA, Philippines — The number of jobless Filipinos slightly decreased in the third quarter of the year, but remains above pre-pandemic levels, according to a survey conducted by Social Weather Stations (SWS).

Read more

14 Dec 2021 – Turning bullish, Duterte gov’t upgrades 2021 GDP target

Published by rudy Date posted on December 14, 2021

by Ramon Royandoyan – Philstar.com, 14 Dec 2021 MANILA, Philippines (Update 1, 6:51 p.m.) — A faster-than-expected growth in the third quarter prompted the Duterte administration to hike its economic target for this year, which officials said would be feasible if vaccination further picks up and pandemic curbs become looser.

Read more

8 Dec 2021 – Inflation cools in November

Published by rudy Date posted on December 8, 2021

by Louise Maureen Simeon – The Philippine Star, 8 Dec 2021 MANILA, Philippines — Inflation slowed as widely expected for the third straight month in November as prices of food items dropped, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) said.

Read more

7 Dec 2021 – Jobless rate eases in October, but quality of work worsens

Published by rudy Date posted on December 7, 2021

by Ian Nicolas Cigaral – Philstar.com, 7 Dec 2021 MANILA, Philippines — There were fewer jobless Filipinos recorded in October, thanks to looser pandemic restrictions that have allowed people to find work. However, the quality of available jobs deteriorated in the face of hard economic times and high inflation.

Read more

29 Nov 2021 – 45% of families see themselves as poor

Published by rudy Date posted on November 29, 2021

by The Philippine Star, 29 Nov 2021 MANILA, Philippines — The number of Filipino families who classified themselves as poor decreased from an estimated 12 million in June 2021 to around 11.4 million in September 2021.

Read more

10 Nov 2021 – Economy grows at higher than expected pace in Q3

Published by rudy Date posted on November 10, 2021

by Louise Maureen Simeon – The Philippine Star, 10 Nov 2021 MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine economy managed to weather the impact of the third round of pandemic lockdown, growing by a higher than expected pace in the third quarter and making the government optimistic about a better recovery for the rest of the year.

Read more

10 Nov 2021 – 1 million more students enrolled this year – DepEd

Published by rudy Date posted on November 10, 2021

by Romina Cabrera – The Philippine Star, 10 Nov 2021 MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Education said a million more learners have enrolled for the current school year compared to 2020 at the height of the pandemic.

Read more

9 Nov 2021 – PH GDP grew 7.1 percent in 3rd quarter 2021

Published by rudy Date posted on November 9, 2021

By: Ben O. de Vera, INQUIRER.net, 9 Nov 2021 MANILA, Philippines—As the economy further reopened, the Philippines’ gross domestic product (GDP) grew 7.1 percent year-on-year in the third quarter, above expectations although slower than second-quarter expansion GDP or the goods and services produced in the country from July to September was also 3.8-percent larger than output…

Read more

PSA: Number of unemployed Filipinos rises to 4.25M in Sept. 2021

Published by rudy Date posted on November 4, 2021

By: Neil Arwin Mercado – Reporter, 4 Nov 2021 MANILA, Philippines — The unemployment rate in the country rose to 8.9 percent—equivalent to 4.25 million Filipinos—in September 2021, the highest since January this year, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) reported Thursday.

Read more

14 Oct 2021 – SWS: 45% of Filipinos say ‘dangerous’ to publish criticism of government

Published by rudy Date posted on October 15, 2021

by Philstar.com, 14 Oct 2021 MANILA, Philippines — Despite Malacañang’s claim that the press is “alive and well” in the country, a recent national poll found that that 45% of Filipinos believe that it is perilous to publish criticism of the Duterte administration

Read more

13 Oct 21921 – IMF cuts Philippine GDP forecasts anew

Published by rudy Date posted on October 13, 2021

by Lawrence Agcaoili – The Philippine Star, 13 Oct 2021 MANILA, Philippines — The International Monetary Fund (IMF) slashed anew its growth forecasts for the Philippines, expecting the economy to expand below the targets set by government economic managers as the country struggles to contain the resurgence of COVID infections.

Read more

6 Oct 2021 – Inflation slows to 4.8% in September

Published by rudy Date posted on October 6, 2021

by Louise Maureen Simeon – The Philippine Star, 6 Oct 2021 MANILA, Philippines — Inflation unexpectedly eased in September on lower food and transport costs, but the average rate remained above government targets, with upside risks of other commodities contributing further to higher prices.

Read more

6 Oct 2021 – Our education crisis. Why and what next?

Published by rudy Date posted on October 6, 2021

by Andrew J. Masigan – The Philippine Star, 6 Oct 2021 (Part 1) We are in the midst of an educational crisis. Philippine educational standards have deteriorated to such an extent that Filipino children are ranked the least proficient in reading, math and science among 87 nationalities evaluated. This was validated by global academic rating…

Read more

1 Oct 2021 – Pandemic causes income slip in 64% of consumers — survey

Published by rudy Date posted on October 1, 2021

by Louella Desiderio – The Philippine Star, 1 Oct 2021 MANILA, Philippines — Over 60 percent of consumers saw their income decline amid the pandemic, according to the third quarter survey of information and insights company TransUnion.

Read more

21 Sept 2021 – Private schools appeal for gov’t aid amid dwindling enrollment rate

Published by rudy Date posted on September 21, 2021

by Christian Deiparine – Philstar.com, 21 Sep 2021 MANILA, Philippines — A network of private schools on Tuesday sought for financial aid from the government amid another low turnout in enrollment during the second year of distance learning in the country.

Read more

18 Sept 2021 – World on ‘catastrophic’ path to 2.7C warming — UN chief

Published by rudy Date posted on September 18, 2021

by Macnamara – Agence France-Presse, 18 Sep 2021 PARIS, France — A failure to slash global emissions is setting the world on a “catastrophic” path to 2.7 degrees Celsius heating, UN chief Antonio Guterres warned Friday just weeks before crunch climate talks.

Read more

17 May –
International Day Against
Homophobia, Transphobia
and Biphobia
“This should be observed
every day
 …”

 

Continuing
Solidarity with CTU Myanmar,
trade unions around the world,
for democracy in Myanmar,
with the daily protests of
people in Myanmar against
the military coup and
continuing oppression.

 

Accept National Unity Government
(NUG) of Myanmar.
Reject Military!

#WearMask #WashHands
#Distancing
#TakePicturesVideos

Time to support & empower survivors.
Time to spark a global conversation.
Time for #GenerationEquality to #orangetheworld!
Trade Union Solidarity Campaigns
Get Email from NTUC
Article Categories