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DPWH TO LAUNCH ‘AYUDA’ PROGRAM TO AID UNEMPLOYED

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) is set to launch a new program that will provide assistance to individuals who lost their jobs due to the COVID-19 pandemic. DPWH Acting Secretary Roger Mercado announced the new DPWH initiative dubbed as Assistance to Youth and Unemployed for Development and Advancement (AYUDA) Program aims to […]

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ISKO MORENO TO GOV’T: END UNEMPLOYMENT, HUNGER

Aksyon Demokratiko presidential bet and Manila Mayor Isko Moreno said the national government needs to address the root causes of armed conflict in the country. In a press conference held during his listening tour in Mindoro on Monday, Moreno said ongoing insurgencies in the country originated from widespread joblessness and desperation. He added that access […]

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PH RED CROSS HELPS UNEMPLOYED CEBU PWDS – GORDON

Despite the modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) in several parts of the country, the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) continues to be at the forefront in providing hope to the most vulnerable. PRC volunteers and staff from the PRC Cebu Chapter sent out food packs to visually impaired individuals whose livelihoods were affected by the pandemic. […]

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WAIVE GOV’T FEES FOR COVID-HIT JOBSEEKERS – LAPID

Senator Lito Lapid has filed a bill which seeks to amend RA 11261 otherwise known as the “First Time Jobseekers Assistance Act” to extend the waiver of fees and charges to jobseekers who have lost their jobs during the COVID-19 pandemic. Under Senate Bill 2090, all government agencies and instrumentalities, including Government-Owned and Controlled Corporations […]

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GRADUAL REOPENING OF ECONOMY AIDS LOWER UNEMPLOYMENT RATE – LOPEZ

The reported improvement in the unemployment rate to 10% in July can be mainly attributed to the gradual reopening of the economy starting May, according to Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI).   “The mindset of the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) members […]

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REP. NOGRALES SEEKS HOUSE INQUIRY ON PH PUBLIC, PRIVATE EMPLOYMENT SERVICES

As more Filipinos are rendered jobless due to the ongoing coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, a neophyte lawmaker called for an inquiry into the conditions of the country’s public and private employment services. Rizal 2nd District Rep. Fidel Nograles filed House Resolution No. 1126, citing these services’ “crucial role in preventing the labor market from seizing […]

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PRESIDENT’S SONA SHOULD INCLUDE JOB GENERATION FOR DISPLACED WORKERS, OFWS – VILLANUEVA

Senator Joel Villanueva hopes that the upcoming State of the Nation Address (SONA) will tackle how the government intends to generate jobs for the millions of displaced workers, especially overseas Filipino workers, as the country struggles to contain the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). With a record-high unemployment rate of 17.7% translating to 7.3 […]

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GATCHALIAN: MORE LABOR MARKET STIMULUS TO SAVE JOBS AMID PANDEMIC

Senator Win Gatchalian is urging the country’s economic managers to pump more stimulus to the labor market to ensure the preservation of jobs of many Filipinos in the light of the record-breaking unemployment rate in the country amid the strict quarantine measures enforced to contain the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. Gatchalian made the appeal as […]

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OFFER LOANS TO FILIPINOS LEFT JOBLESS BY VIRUS – GORDON

As the number of jobless Filipinos because of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues to rise, Senator Dick Gordon is urging the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) to help them get back on their feet by offering loan programs they can use to start their own businesses. During the hearing of the Senate Committee on […]

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HELP BREADWINNERS LEFT JOBLESS BY VIRUS – PANGILINAN

Senator Kiko Pangilinan on Father’s Day called on the government to urgently address the problems of hunger and insecurity by jump-starting the economy amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and help fathers and breadwinners left jobless, to find work and provide for their families. “Dapat sana ay masaya ang Father’s Day, pero sa harap ng pandemya […]