Articles in the category Society (105)

Nimfa Lanzanas is a model mother. Eversince the government imprisoned her son Edward, she attended court proceedings and also joined relatives of other political prisoners in a common cause.

Exactly what crime Nanay Nimfa has committed, only the government knows. But on what is now infamously known as Bloody Sunday, the government had her arrested and turned Nanay Nimfa into a political prisoner herself.
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Published on 13/03/2021 by Puerto Parrot
Categories: Opinion, People, Society
Tags: Cavite, government
Citizens who have been battered economically with the lockdowns due to the COVID-19 pandemic badly need P10,000 worth of financial aid, Bayan Muna said in a statement issued on Wednesday.

Bayan Muna Rep. Carlos Zarate said the government should not wait for Filipinos to suffer more before handing out monetary grants, especially with 4.5 million of them jobless in 2020, as recorded by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA).
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Published on 11/03/2021 by Puerto Parrot
Categories: Health, Politics, Society
Tags: COVID-19, poverty
Nearly a year since the lockdown has been imposed, a women’s research center said the number of economically-insecure Filipino women has climbed by 3.5 million, following the loss of jobs, absence of due social protection, and the continuing neoliberal policies that have long been detrimental to the poor even before the pandemic.
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Published on 02/03/2021 by Puerto Parrot
Categories: Business, News and Events, People, Society
Tags: COVID-19, poverty, women
The COVID-19 pandemic will make 2.7 million more Filipinos poor this year on top of a record slide in the Philippines’ gross domestic product (GDP) or economic output in what could be the worst outturn post-war, the World Bank said Tuesday.
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Published on 10/12/2020 by Puerto Parrot
Categories: Health, People, Society
Tags: ASEAN, COVID-19, government, infrastructure, poverty, quarantine, vaccine
Strict quarantine rules left millions more Filipinos hungry, poor, and jobless, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said as he defended plans to restart the economy. "Mas mabigat po ang naging halaga o danyos ng COVID pagdating sa kagutuman [COVID-19 cost us more in terms of hunger]," Roque said Thursday.
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Published on 15/10/2020 by Puerto Parrot
Categories: Health, News and Events, Society
Tags: COVID-19, economy, poverty, quarantine
Rocked by a P15-billion (probably more) anomaly, the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. is in a rut. Imagine the great Westerns showing the cowboy buried with only his head sticking out of the ground? That’s pretty much the type of hole corrupt officials dug up for the PhilHealth.
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Published on 09/10/2020 by Puerto Parrot
Categories: Health, Politics, Society
Tags: government, President
A dog is recognized as everybody’s best friend. They’re loved almost all over the world. In my country, dogs are met with the same affection but they also face stiff competition against our beloved carabao.
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Published on 18/09/2020 by Puerto Parrot
Categories: Culture, Society
When the Department of Education (DepEd) began the virtual enrollment of millions of students in June, Janet Villamar, 44, braced for a conversation any parent fears. Like millions of others, her family was being buffeted by the perfect storm of the COVID-19 pandemic and the economically devastating lockdown. Her husband, who had been eking out a daily income from selling old bottles to neighbors, was now cloistered at home.
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How strongly can a song impact a people’s spirit and will in the pursuit of its national aspirations? The right song inspires. It unites. It motivates people to persevere. For us Filipinos, the song “Bayan Ko” has become our unofficial second anthem, especially in times of national trials and turmoil.
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Published on 13/09/2020 by Puerto Parrot
Categories: History, People, Society
Tags: Filipino, Foreign, language, Philippines, Spanish
The jeepney drivers and operators group Piston says it is ready for the eased social distancing protocols in the public transport sector, as it claims to consistently follow minimum health measures set by the Department of Transportation (DOTr). They are easing the minimum social distancing requirement in public transportation from one meter to 0.75 meters starting on Monday.
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Published on 13/09/2020 by Puerto Parrot
Categories: Health, Society
Tags: COVID-19, Jeepney