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Making sure food supply and demand are addressed, even while working from home

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, a typical work week for Zian Serranilla, a Key Accounts Executive of snacks company Mondelez Philippines assigned to the SM team, consisted of administrative and field...

In pandemic, this airport worker controls not just ramp traffic–but also his inner fears

Asked how he feels about out working when almost everyone else is locked in their homes, Naia Ramp Controller Engr. Michael Barbieto shrugs his shoulders, not in submission, but more as a defiant gesture. “Mahirap ang napasukan ko, pero ito ay privilege, ito ang sinumpaan kong tungkulin, kaya kailangan gampanan.”

Crematorium workers struggle with more tasks, and the pain of witnessing rushed good-byes

They’re used to the "drill" of helping grieving relatives give a proper sendoff to their dearly departed. They'd give them all the time they need to say their final good-byes, with their prayers and flowers and rosaries. These days, however, all those extended farewells are gone. Under strict health protocols prompted by the Covid-19 pandemic, they must help those in mourning make swift goodbyes, before they cremate the dead.
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World’s workers lost $3.5T in income in 9 months–ILO

OVER $3.5 trillion worth of labor income worldwide was lost in the first nine months of the year because of the Covid-19 pandemic, according to a new report from the International Labour Organization.