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30 Jan 2023 – Duterte lists basic education ills, lays reform agenda

Published by rudy Date posted on February 1, 2023
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27 Jan 2023 – Trade Unions hail ILO Mission’s recommendation to establish Presidential Commission to address EJKs of workers, promote Freedom of Association

Published by rudy Date posted on January 28, 2023
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26 Jan 2023 – Philippines posted above-target GDP growth of 7.6% in 2022

Published by rudy Date posted on January 27, 2023
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6 Dec 2022 – Philippine inflation rate hits 14-year high of 8% in November 2022

Published by rudy Date posted on December 7, 2022
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4 Nov 2022 – No reprieve for Filipinos as inflation boils to over 10-year high in October

Published by rudy Date posted on November 6, 2022

No reprieve for Filipinos as inflation boils to over 10-year high in October Ramon Royandoyan – Philstar.com November 4, 2022 | 11:23am MANILA, Philippines (Update 1, 11:23 a.m.) — The prices of key goods and services hit their quickest pace of growth in over a decade in October, forcing Filipinos to continue tightening their spending…

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28 Oct 2022 – Philippines on track towards strong recovery

Published by rudy Date posted on October 30, 2022
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6 Oct 2022 – Inflation accelerates to 4-year high at 6.9%

Published by rudy Date posted on October 6, 2022
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14 Sept 2022 – 31% of Pinoys say quality of life worsened – SWS

Published by rudy Date posted on September 15, 2022
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7 Sept 2022 – CHEd halts Study Now, Pay Later Program

Published by rudy Date posted on September 9, 2022
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29 Aug 2022 – SC reverses ruling: State insurance should pay claims, indemnity

Published by rudy Date posted on August 30, 2022
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19 Aug 2022 -Sugar shortage a self-fulfilling prophecy

Published by rudy Date posted on August 20, 2022
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11 July 2022 – Marcos economic team’s targets achievable — experts

Published by rudy Date posted on July 13, 2022

July 11, 2022 | 12:33 am Jeepneys wait for passengers at the corner of EDSA-Aurora Boulevard in Quezon City, July 1. — PHILIPPINE STAR/ MIGUEL DE GUZMAN FacebookMessengerTwitterLinkedInShare By Diego Gabriel C. Robles THE NEW growth targets set by President Ferdinand R. Marcos, Jr.’s economic team are achievable if the government will continue to reopen the…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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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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…

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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…

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

Published by rudy Date posted on January 25, 2022
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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…

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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.

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Feb 20 : World day of social justice
“Social justice too far.”

 

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!

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