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DILG removes 4,400 families from danger zones

May 10, 2014

An estimated number of 60,000 families reside along Manila’s creeks and waterways

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of the Interior and Local Government relocated about 4,400 informal settler families (ISFs) living along major esteros (creeks) and waterways in Metro Manila. Read the rest of this entry »

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The ‘informalization’ of Philippine workers

May 2, 2014

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Ronald has been working for a real estate company for 14 years, but he was never quite sure if he was ever on the employees’ list. Read the rest of this entry »

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Number of self-employed Pinoys on the rise – SSS data

May 3, 2013

The number of self-employed Filipinos is continuously increasing, according to year-on-year data from the Social Security System (SSS). From 19.35 percent in 2009, the rate increased by 0.34 percent to 19.69 percent in 2010 before becoming 20.06 percent in 2011. Read the rest of this entry »

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Philippines to move 100,000 squatters

January 22, 2013

MANILA: The Philippine government plans to move about 100,000 squatters from their homes on crucial waterways in Manila by June as a flood control measure and for their own safety, an official said Saturday. Read the rest of this entry »

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Japan offers $3-M grant for garbage workers

June 20, 2012

MANILA, Philippines – The Japan Social Development Fund (JSDF) has offered a $3-million grant to improve the lives of some 6,000 informal garbage workers in the Philippines. Read the rest of this entry »

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Philippines to register undocumented workers

May 16, 2012

MANILA – The Philippine government said yesterday it plans to register an estimated 17 million undocumented workers so it can better address their needs. Read the rest of this entry »

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BIR vows to run after tax-evading vendors

January 30, 2012

THE Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) would go after public market vendors and smaller business establishments to ensure that they are complying with the mandatory issuance of official receipt. Read the rest of this entry »