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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.

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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.

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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.

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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…

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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…

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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.

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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.

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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.

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8 Sept 2021 – Jobless rate eases to 6.9%

Published by rudy Date posted on September 8, 2021

by Louise Maureen Simeon – The Philippine Star, 8 Sep 2021 MANILA, Philippines — The country’s jobless rate hit its lowest level since the start of the pandemic, but more Filipinos are still on the lookout for additional hours of work as the quality of jobs available in the labor market has yet to improve.

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7 Sept 2021 – Inflation jumps beyond target at 4.9% in August 2021

Published by rudy Date posted on September 7, 2021

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1 Sept 2021 – Philippines on long road to recovery – ADB

Published by rudy Date posted on September 1, 2021

by Louise Maureen Simeon – The Philippine Star, 1 Sep 2021 MANILA, Philippines — Economic recovery for the Philippines will continue to be tough, with its return to pre-crisis levels seen only by late 2023, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) said.

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27 Aug 2021 – Pre-pandemic growth levels likely by end-2022

Published by rudy Date posted on August 27, 2021

by Louise Maureen Simeon – The Philippine Star, 27 Aug 2021 MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine economy will have to wait until late next year to see a return to its pre-crisis levels as the pandemic continues to put a drag on the country’s much-needed rebound.

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25 Aug 2021 – ‘PH jobless rate hike highest in Asia’

Published by rudy Date posted on August 25, 2021

By Ben O. de Vera, 25 Aug 2021 The Philippines suffered from one of the biggest hikes in joblessness in the Asia-Pacific region last year, and many Filipinos continued to bewail lack of income amid prolonged COVID-19 quarantine, two multilateral lenders said.

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19 Aug 2021- OWWA: Over 650K OFWs repatriated amid pandemic

Published by rudy Date posted on August 19, 2021

By JAMIL SANTOS, GMA News, 19 Aug 2021 The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) on Thursday reported that a total of 654,546 overseas Filipino workers have already returned home amid the global threat of the Delta coronavirus variant.

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17 Aug 2021 – OFW remittances continued uptrend in June

Published by rudy Date posted on August 17, 2021

By Daxim L. Lucas, 17 Aug 2021 Dollars sent home by expatriate Filipinos continued to rise in June resulting in a similar increase for the first semester of the year, defying the ill economic effects of the raging pandemic around the world, data from the central bank showed.

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5 Aug 2021 – Study shows 2/3 of consumer income affected by pandemic

Published by rudy Date posted on August 5, 2021

by Louella Desiderio (The Philippine Star), 5 Aug 2021 MANILA, Philippines — Two-thirds of consumers saw their income negatively affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in the second quarter, with the impact more pronounced for Gen X and millennials, according to a survey by information and insights company TransUnion.

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2 Aug 2021 – DOLE releases the number of displaced workers in NCR from Jan. To July, 2021

Published by rudy Date posted on August 2, 2021

DOLE releases the number of displaced workers in NCR from Jan. To July, 2021. @BusinessMirror pic.twitter.com/6yFaaokuWM — Samuel Medenilla (@sam_medenilla) August 2, 2021

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29 Jul 2021 – Farmers, fisherfolk lament gov’t’s broken promises

Published by rudy Date posted on July 29, 2021

By Karl R. Ocampo, 29 Jul 2021 President Duterte had promised in previous editions of his State of the Nation Addressed that under his administration, the agriculture sector would be modernized, food prices would be lowered and that the “Plant, Plant, Plant” (PPP) flagship program would jumpstart urgently needed innovations in the vital sector.

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27 Jul 2021 – Half of Pinoy families rate themselves poor – SWS

Published by rudy Date posted on July 27, 2021

by Helen Flores (The Philippine Star), 27 Jul 2021 MANILA, Philippines — About half of Filipino families rated themselves as “mahirap” or poor, the Social Weather Stations (SWS) said in its latest survey.

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27 Jul 2021 – DOLE issues rules on work relations of firms, delivery riders

Published by rudy Date posted on July 27, 2021

By Ferdinand Patinio, 27 Jul 2021 MANILA – The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) on Tuesday has issued rules in determining the employment relationship between food delivery and courier riders and their respective digital platforms.

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14 Jul 2021 – BREAKING: Billionaires have gotten $1.8 trillion richer, nearly all tax-free, since the pandemic began.

Published by rudy Date posted on July 14, 2021

BREAKING: Billionaires have gotten $1.8 trillion richer, nearly all tax-free, since the pandemic began. Don't tell us we can't afford a bold reconciliation package that invests at least $4 trillion in jobs and families, paid for by fairer taxes on the rich and corporations. pic.twitter.com/FCj5evDZbV — Americans For Tax Fairness (@4TaxFairness) July 14, 2021

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2 July 2021 – Government, business groups launch 1 million jobs for 2021

Published by rudy Date posted on July 2, 2021

by Louella Desiderio (The Philippine Star), 1 Jul 2021 MANILA, Philippines — Government agencies and business groups have signed an agreement to create one million jobs this year to help the economy bounce back from the impact of the pandemic.

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25 June 2021 – S&P further lowers Philippines GDP projection

Published by rudy Date posted on June 25, 2021

(The Philippine Star), 25 Jun 2021 MANILA, Philippines — S&P Global Ratings has lowered anew its 2021 gross domestic product (GDP) growth forecast for the Philippines to six percent as the reimposition of strict lockdowns further restricted economic activity.

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23 June 2021 – Looming climate impacts: 10 takeaways from draft UN report

Published by rudy Date posted on June 23, 2021

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20 June 2021 – Remittances continue despite pandemic

Published by rudy Date posted on June 20, 2021

by Mary Ann LL. Reyes (The Philippine Star), 20 Jun 2021 Defying predictions, remittance flows have proven resilient during the COVID-19 crisis, with officially recorded remittance flows to low and middle-income countries reaching $540 billion in 2020 or only 1.6 percent lower than the $548 billion recorded in 2019.

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13 June 2021 – ILO-Unicef: Child labor in PH prevalent, reaches 3.2 m

Published by rudy Date posted on June 13, 2021

By Antoinette Capuz, Manila Standard Child labor remains prevalent in the Philippines along with the rest of South-Eastern Asia region, according to the International Labor Organization and United Nations Children’s Fund which on Thursday said that the worldwide tally has increased to 160 million amid the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic.

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