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Saturday, February 22nd, 2014

Has gov’t come to terms with jobless growth, poverty?

By Satur C. Ocampo At Ground Level | The Philippine Star Last week, reacting to the result of a Social Weather Station survey showing that joblessness had risen to 27.5% in the last quarter of 2013, President Aquino convened a full Cabinet meeting, which he rarely calls. An “action plan for poverty reduction” was tackled,

Saturday, February 15th, 2014


By LUIS V. TEODORO Vantage Point | BusinessWorld NO, this isn’t about Benigno Aquino III’s latest love object this Valentine’s Day, but about the jobless. The President of the Philippines, who’s been crowing over the 7.2% growth...

Friday, February 14th, 2014

The rhetoric–reality divide

By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat perspective President Benigno Aquino III reportedly called a Cabinet meeting after the Social Weather Stations (SWS) released the result of its recent survey showing that the unemployment rate rose to 27.5 percent, affecting...

Friday, February 8th, 2013

Groups belie claims that the Philippines is the ‘rising tiger’ of Asia

By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL “Only through taking steps in building...

Monday, December 31st, 2012

Bleeding the supposed ‘bosses,’ the working masses, dry

By MARYA SALAMAT Bulatlat.com MANILA – In 2012, the incomes of the Filipino working population shrunk further compared to the rising cost of living, their recorded productivity and, based on news reports, growing revenues of companies. Considering...

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012

Perception Economics: Two years of the Aquino administration

By SONNY AFRICA The administration is hard-pressed to provide similar glowing accounts of...

Friday, June 29th, 2012

Child labor, an offspring of ‘bankrupt employment, economic program’

By MARYA SALAMAT Child labor arises in the Philippines because of the government’s...

Thursday, May 3rd, 2012

Aquino government’s job generation failure traced to lack of industrialization plan

By MARYA SALAMAT The increase in underemployment rate from 18.8 percent...

Wednesday, February 8th, 2012

To be idle and hungry

A jobless counts himself part of the vast army of dispossessed worldwide. He belongs to one in three workers globally either unemployed or living in poverty. In this country, his testimony appears to show unrealized promises made...

Thursday, August 26th, 2010

Economic Growth Remains Unstable, Unable to Create Jobs

Bulatlat.com The 7.9% growth in gross domestic product (GDP) is welcome at least for appearing to be mainly driven by domestic investors, according to research group IBON. Net foreign capital inflows in the first five months of...

Monday, April 20th, 2009

Over 18,000 Lose Jobs in Country’s Largest Export-Processing Zone

When Bulatlat last visited Arnold Redondo, which was early last February, he still had his job as a production operator at Eighttech Manufacturing Corporation, one of the companies operating at the Cavite Export Processing Zone (CEPZ) which...

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