When the door closes, a window will open. It happened to Mark Leaño, 25, a rider. He was one of the Angkas riders who was disenfranchised by the government order giving 20,000 riders ceiling to the motorcycle taxi company. Then comes the pandemic. For a month he was dependent on the government ‘ayuda” in his home in Tondo. But it was never sufficient for his family.
[Backliners] Food delivery can save more lives in this pandemic
ACROSS seas, seafarers, their ships and the global cruise ship industry are manning panic stations like never before. Covid-19 continues to hammer the well-being and economic future of over 400,000 Filipino seafarers in one of the most dramatic episodes on Filipinos’ international labor migration.
'TWAS the best of times for egg farmers; a “damn good” year, one even said, not realizing idioms mirror life: never count your eggs before they’re hatched. The year was 2017 and egg farm owners layer raisers in technical parlance saw farm-gate prices at unprecedented...
China is weird. Maybe not the country or the people but certainly the response and reaction to China from everywhere and everyone else. China’s relationship with the rest of the world is the textbook definition of “It’s Complicated.”
TWENTY-TWENTY will go down as a significant “Year of the Protest,” among other milestones. Perhaps lost in the headline grabbing political protests and riots are the demonstrations about governments’ response to the pandemic that are going global.
A decade ago, the amendment to Republic Act (RA) 8042 was enacted into RA 10022 on July 8, 2010. Those were different times. With migrant workers under pressure from health woes and employment problems in their host countries, government’s overseas employment policy deemed a temporary solution against unemployment is under scrutiny as the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) wreaked havoc on labor sending and receiving countries.