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The business community

The Philippine Business for Social Progress, a prestigious organization that gathers business leaders across the country to create various efforts for sustainable development and poverty reduction is calling on the business community to address the need for more livelihood opportunities

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Surge protection

The Department of Health has confirmed that a new and more infectious variant of Covid-19 was detected in a Filipino traveller, who arrived from the United Arab Emirates on January 7. The new variant of Covid-19 found in the United

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Worsening traffic

The Philippines has the worst traffic situation among six Southeast Asian countries surveyed in a recent Numbeo report. The report that provides current and timely information on world living conditions, including cost of living, housing indicators, healthcare, traffic, crime, and

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Threat of flood

Towns and cities in northern Negros Occidental have been placed under a state of calamity following the floods that overwhelmed the areas on January 1 and again last weekend. The cities of Talisay and Victorias were placed under a state

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Labor outlook

Labor group Federation of Free Workers warned that more workers will lose their jobs this year than last year if government does not step in and fund job facilitation programs as many small and medium enterprises, that comprise a majority

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Growing agriculture

The country’s agricultural sector will feel the effects of consecutive destructive typhoons at the end of 2020 and the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (Searca) has projected the sector’s performance for January to March

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Preparation for vaccination

As the government struggles to secure vaccines for as many as 70 million people this year, a recent survey has found less than a third of Filipinos willing to get inoculated against the coronavirus. The Pulse Asia poll conducted between

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Child protection

The Department of Education directed public and private elementary and high schools to establish and strengthen child protection committees to help address online sexual abuse and exploitation of children, and reports of rampant child pornography online during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Baby boom?

Commission on Population executive director Juan Antonio Perez III recently expressed concerns that a baby boom would happen when the Covid-19 pandemic is over. In a recent interview, Perez said a spike in the number of Filipino babies born at

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Opportunity for improvements

Aviation think tank CAPA – Centre for Aviation urged government to address the congestion issues that have been hounding the country’s main international gateway for years while passenger traffic remains low due to the Covid-19 pandemic. “The loss of traffic

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