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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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World Bank: Pandemic to sink 2.7M more Filipinos in poverty

Published by rudy Date posted on December 8, 2020

by Ben O. de Vera, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 8 Dec 2020 MANILA, Philippines—The COVID-19 pandemic will make 2.7 million more Filipinos poor this year on top of a record slide in the Philippines’ gross domestic product (GDP) or economic output in what could be the worst outturn post-war, the World Bank said Tuesday.

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7 Dec 2020 – Despite pandemic, SSS contribution rate hike a go in 2021

Published by rudy Date posted on December 7, 2020

by Ben O. de Vera, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 7 Dec 2020 MANILA, Philippines—Despite the COVID-19 pandemic that shed millions of jobs and shuttered thousands of businesses, the state-run pension fund Social Security System (SSS) on Monday (Dec. 7) said the scheduled increase in contribution rate to 13 percent from 12 percent at present will push…

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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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20 Nov 2020 – Finance secretary C Dominguez joins call for climate justice

Published by rudy Date posted on November 20, 2020

by Mary Grace Padin (The Philippine Star), 20 Nov 2020 MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Finance (DOF) has joined the call for climate justice, saying that the Philippines continues to bear the brunt of the impact of climate change despite being among the world’s lowest carbon emitters.

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20 Nov 2020 – PopCom moves to curb rise in teen pregnancy

Published by rudy Date posted on November 20, 2020

(The Philippine Star), 20 Nov 2020 MANILA, Philippines — The Commission on Population is moving to stop the rising prevalence of teenage pregnancy in the country, with 75,000 young women likely to become first-time mothers next year.

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OFW remittances up 9% to $2.89 billion in September

Published by rudy Date posted on November 17, 2020

by Lawrence Agcaoili (The Philippine Star), 17 Nov 2020 MANILA, Philippines — Remittances from overseas Filipino workers bounced backed strongly in September, recording the fastest growth in 29 months as OFWs scrambled to send more money to their loved ones in the country during the ‘ber’ months in preparation for the Christmas holidays, according to…

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10 Nov 2020 – Philippine economy shrinks 11.5% in Q3, easing from record

Published by rudy Date posted on November 10, 2020

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Economic contraction in Q2 worse at 16.9%

Published by rudy Date posted on November 10, 2020

by Czeriza Valencia (The Philippine Star), 10 Nov 2020 MANILA, Philippines — Economic output in the second quarter was found to have declined at a faster rate of 16.9 percent from preliminary estimates of 16.5 percent, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) reported yesterday.

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Global recovery ‘running out of steam’

Published by rudy Date posted on November 8, 2020

(The Philippine Star), 8 Nov 2020 MANILA, Philippines — Businesses worldwide believe the current pace of global economic recovery may not be sustained in the short term due to repeated pandemic waves, results of a survey conducted by Oxford Economics showed.

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Nov 1, 2020 – The perfect storm: Why the Philippines faces prolonged economic pain

Published by rudy Date posted on November 1, 2020

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30 Oct 2020 – Bilyonaryos back to pre-pandemic level: Lucio Tan gains $800M in October, leapfrogs Sy-blings to No. 3

Published by rudy Date posted on October 30, 2020

By Bilyonaryo, 30 Oct 2020 The Philippines’ ultra-wealthy had a feast in October as their collective fortunes bounced back to pre-coronavirus level.

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