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Plan to use mining to resuscitate Philippine economy draws flak

The country’s Environment department has proposed to introduce “responsible mining” as part of measures to help revive the country’s economy

Philippine church leaders issue appeal for help for private schools

The Coordination Council of Private Educational Associations said the “education community is badly hit by the economic downturn”

‘Let’s keep our gaze fixed on the poor’

Poor Filipinos will be more vulnerable in the months ahead as job losses mount due to the coronavirus pandemic

Labor group hits Philippine plan to tax online sellers

On June 10, the Bureau of Internal Revenue issued a memorandum requiring those into online selling to register and pay taxes

Report: Coronavirus crisis could see number of extreme poor rise to...

Region expected to see the biggest number of people at risk of plunging into extreme poverty was South Asia

Eliminating child labor a moral imperative

Poverty is the root cause of child labor. When families struggle to make ends meet, inevitably parents decide to send children to work.

Burdensome public transport restrictions amid lockdown

Jeepney drivers are probably the most adversely affected in the transport sector as they have not earned any income for the past three months

Philippines, Indonesia may suffer ‘shallow’ economic recovery until 2022

Economic experts expect both countries to see a delayed and shallow recovery with economies only returning to form in early 2022

PHOTOS: Joblessness forces Manila’s poor workers back to provinces

Workers from the province of Albay joined the exodus of jobless Filipinos out of the Philippine capital Manila in the wake of the pandemic

Church official warns of growing number of jobless Filipinos

Authorities announced that unemployment soared to 17.7 percent in April this year, equivalent to around 7.3 million jobless Filipinos

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