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News by Country: Philippines

8 January 2021

Philippines

·      90 Filipino healthcare workers in US succumb to COVID-19 (Inquirer, 8 January 2021)

·      COVID-hit workers still can’t claim ECC benefits (Inquirer, 8 January 2021)

·      15K bus workers lose jobs as gov't continues to limit mass transport (CNN Philippines, 7 January 2021)

·      Hiring Indonesian, Filipino and Indian maids on Singapore: The difference in cost (Asia One, 6 January 2021)

·      Over 100,000 Chinese workers in PH received unauthorized COVID-19 vaccines (CNN Philippines, 4 January 2021)

·      Sacked garment workers to hold another strike (Philstar, 24 December 2020)

·      Filipino community proud of its front-line workers, but urge stronger protections (CTV News, 23 December 2020)

·      Displaced, Stranded, Unprotected: ASEAN’s Migrant Workers (The Diplomat, 23 December 2020)

·      370K overseas Filipinos sent home due to COVID-19 pandemic (Inquirer, 18 December 2020)

·      3.8M workers, over 550K OFWs displaced by COVID-19 pandemic (Inquirer, 17 December 2020)

·      ILO: PH workers facing double whammy (Inquirer, 17 December 2020)

·      Philippines repatriates over 300,000 OFWs since onset of COVID-19 outbreak (Arab News, 15 December 2020)

·      Disproportionate Fine Against Migrant Worker for Violating Quarantine Sparks Controversy (New Bloom, 9 December 2020)

·      Over 93% of P16 billion allocated to aid workers already downloaded (Inquirer, 8 December 2020)

·      Philippines suffers worst job losses in 15 years due to Covid-19 and lockdown (Straits Times, 4 December 2020)

·      Close to 800 jobs in Taiwan open to Filipino workers (Manila Bulletin, 27 November 2020)

·      Nearly one-third of all US nurses who have died of coronavirus are Filipino - despite making up just 4% of workforce (Mail Online, 24 November 2020)

·      The Latest: Philippines targets 60 million for vaccination (Daily Independent, 23 November 2020)

·      Lawmakers mull 35-hour work week for private sector (HRD, 20 November 2020)

·      IKEA PH to hire 500 workers (Manila Bulletin, 19 November 2020)

·      74% of workers want to rethink pre-COVID-19 ways of working (Inquirer, 16 November 2020)

·      Student strikers in the Philippines demand government action on COVID-19 and typhoon devastation (WSWS, 16 November 2020)

·      Gov’t now implementing P13-B assistance to workers displaced by COVID-19 (Manila Bulletin, 12 November 2020)

·      ADB Partners with BMJ on New COVID-19 Guidelines for Health Workers (Market Screener, 11 November 2020)

·      Healthcare workers, cops, soldiers, poor among priorities for COVID-19 vaccination (Inquirer, 9 November 2020)

·      PhilHealth pays additional P100M to Red Cross for COVID-19 testing (Inquirer, 5 November 2020)

·      OFWs displaced by pandemic to get P10,000 in aid (Inquirer, 5 November 2020)

·      Some 50,000 Filipinos left Dubai since June amid COVID-19 pandemic (Gulf News, 2 November 2020)

·      Inland Filipino nurses risk all on coronavirus front lines (The Press-Enterprise, 29 October 2020)

·      Duterte respects Senate probe of influx of Chinese workers in PH (Philippines News Agency, 29 October 2020)

·      Migrant care workers expose exploitation ‘Behind Closed Doors’ during COVID-19 in new report (Voice Online, 28 October 2020)

·      ADB Helps Boost Philippine Military’s COVID-19 Testing Capacity (Modern Diplomacy, 26 October 2020)

·      Philippines to Keep $26 Billion Outsourcing Engine Humming Despite Crisis (Bloomberg, 23 October 2020)

·      Philippines to allow foreign investors to enter country as it eases Covid-19 travel curbs (Straits Times, 23 October 2020)

·      Hanging by a thread: Cebu garment workers deal with pandemic dismissals (The Inquirer, 22 October 2020)

·      Asia Today: Philippines allows foreign travel to resume (ABC News, 21 October 2020)

·      Philippine remittances dip 4.2 pct in August 2020 (Xinhua Net, 15 October 2020)

·      Over 254K OFWs flown home amid COVID-19 pandemic (Inquirer, 15 October 2020)

·      3.3 million pinoy workers displaced by pandemic (Manila Bulletin, 15 October 2020)

·      IMF, World Bank marshall forces to push for aid for poorest (Manila Bulletin, 15 October 2020)

·      Philippines: 4.8 mln workers in tourism industry hit by pandemic (Daiji World, 14 October 2020)

 

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