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5 February 2021

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Philippines

·      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)

·      Workers oppose exemptions in payment of 13th month pay (Manila Bulletin, 13 October 2020)

·      Philippine gov't hires 10,136 more contact tracers (Rappler, 5 October 2020)

·      Artificial intelligence to link unemployed tourism workers with jobs (Manila Bulletin, 4 October 2020)

·      Nearly 200,000 migrant workers sent home to Philippines (Anadolu Agency, 28 September 2020)

·      Filipino workers will ‘benefit from Qatar’s reforms’: Philippine labour chief (Doha News, 24 September 2020)

·      Philippines’ Army of Migrant Workers Retrains for Life Back Home (Bloomberg, 24 September 2020)

·      Philippines lifts overseas travel ban on health workers (AA News, 21 September 2020)

·      Philippines Gazettes Law Establishing Tax Exemptions, Incentives for Health Workers, Corporations Due to Coronavirus (Bloomberg, 18 September 2020)

·      Philippines considers relaxing COVID-19 travel ban for nurses (CNA, 17 September 2020)

·      Pandemic 'hero' Filipino nurses struggle to leave home (Today, 16 September 2020)

·      Philippine president in ‘humanitarian’ plea to Malaysia over virus-stranded Filipinos (Arab News, 16 September 2020)

·      Filipino migrant worker tests positive for coronavirus upon arrival in Taiwan (Taiwan News, 14 September 2020)

·      Worst time ever to be an overseas Filipino worker (CNA, 13 September 2020)

·      Filipino Health Workers Protest Overseas Work Restrictions (The Diplomat, 10 September 2020)

·      For Filipino migrant workers, coronavirus dashes their ticket to a better life (The Washington Post, 10 September 2020)

·      Philippine garment makers expect 21,000 layoffs as US orders fall (Nikkei Asian Review, 8 September 2020)

·      Philippine inflation eases to 3-month low (Nikkei Asian Review, 4 September 2020)

·      Canadian gov’t donates P30.6M worth of N95 face masks to DOH (Inquirer, 3 September 2020)

·      Philippines’ unemployment rate declines as economy reopens (hrmasia, 3 September 2020)

·      DOH seeks more benefits for health workers (Inquirer, 1 September 2020)

·      Manila bishop: Frontline workers against COVID-19 are ‘modern day heroes’ (Asia News, 31 August 2020)

·      Recycling value chains in South-east Asia shut down by Covid-19 risk closures (Business Times, 31 August 2020)

·      With largest share of migrant nurses, entire U.S. Filipino community hit hard by COVID-19 (NBC News, 27 August 2020)

·      ADB to Help Boost Philippines’ COVID-19 Health Response with $125 Million Loan (India Education Diary, 26 August 2020)

·      Philippines’ returning workers are heroes. Yet many are stranded, competing with countrymen for jobs in Manila (CNA, 25 August 2020)

·      Philippines Lifts Ban on Medical Workers Leaving the Country (Benar News, 20 August 2020)

·      Villanueva: PhilHealth has sufficient funds to cover workers’ COVID-19 testing (Inquirer, 19 August 2020)

·      Strong quake in Philippines kills one, damages COVID-19 quarantine centre (CNA, 18 August 2020)

·      Philippines failing to contain coronavirus, despite multiple lockdowns (SCMP, 17 August 2020)

·      Why Duterte must own up to the Philippines' COVID-19 disaster (Nikkei Asian Review, 14 August 2020)

·      Nurse who died of COVID-19 gets P7,000 hazard pay, not P30,000 – daughter (Inquirer, 14 August 2020)

·      Philippines unlikely to keep lockdown despite surging infections (Bangkok Post, 11 August 2020)

·      Unions urge government to intervene on behalf of 'exploited' Filipino Austal workers (WA Today, 7 August 2020)

 

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