By DEE AYROSO
Tags: COVID-19 loans
#UndoingDuterte | Small businesses appeal for government support amid pandemic challenges
Micro, small, and medium enterprise (MSME) owners are still trying to get back on their feet after enduring the burden of the world’s longest lockdown.
Huntahan: Researching a pandemic
All ears, journalism students. There’s no other way but to love Math. Bulatlat journalists Rein Tarinay and Dawn Cecilia Peña sit down for a huntahan on the importance of research, and how numbers and data can be used to speak truth to power.
Majority of COVID-19 loans not used for pandemic response
Aside from the fact that the biggest chunk was not used specifically for the COVID-19 response, it is the taxpayers who will suffer the most in paying off these debts.
Public health care gets pittance from huge COVID-19 loans
“We are puzzled. Where did the huge amount of debts go? There is no transparency how the Bayanihan 1 and 2 funds had been spent.”
Despite COVID-19 loans, aid for the poor insignificant
“Such huge debts but we never got even five kilos of rice. And we will be the ones to pay those debts through our taxes. My grand-grand children might end up paying for those.”