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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 by President Benigno Aquino III to address unemployment. By MARILOU AGUIRRE-TUBURAN Davao Today Reposted by Bulatlat.com DAVAO CITY,…

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 2010 were earlier reported to be 68% lower than in the same period last year. However, the group…

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 is the largest export-processing zone in the country – though he and his co-workers had been working for…

BY BULATLAT A party-list lawmaker said the government must go beyond its ‘band-aid solutions’ to the economic crisis. Anakpawis Representative said the Department of Labor and Employment’s (DOLE) package of solutions consists only of ‘band-aid solutions’ and does not correspond to the intense impacts of the economic crisis on locally-employed and overseas Filipino workers. Solutions…

Experts have described the recession as a “supercrisis”, which could be long and deep. Its impact on poor and underdeveloped economies like the Philippines is just starting to unfold. Obviously, emergency employment through a stimulus package as well as labor flexibilization and export will not do the trick. A total overhaul of the economy’s orientation…

The Philippines’ record-high unemployment is considered among the greatest failures of the Arroyo administration and is seen to even worsen this year. BY IBON FOUNDATION Posted by Bulatlat The Philippines’ record-high unemployment is considered among the greatest failures of the Arroyo administration and is seen to even worsen this year. Estimates made by IBON put…

Independent think-tank IBON Foundation disputes government data on employment, estimating that government statistical manipulation removed over a million Filipinos from the official unemployment count. BY IBON FOUNDATION Posted by Bulatlat Vol. VII, No. 49, January 20-26, 2008 Independent think-tank IBON Foundation disputes government data on employment, estimating that government statistical manipulation removed over a million…