Worldwide child labor increases to 160 million

For the first time in 20 years, the number of children in child labor jumped sharply to 160 million worldwide, with an addition of 8.4 million in the last four years......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarJun 11th, 2021

ILO-Unicef: Child labor in PH prevalent, reaches 3.2 m

Child labor remains prevalent in the Philippines along with the rest of South-Eastern Asia region, according to the International Labor Organization and United Nations.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJun 13th, 2021

PLDT rolls out 700,000 ports, increases capacity to 10.2M homes passed, widest in PH

PLDT aggressively increases its fiber capacity to 10.2 million homes passed with its fiber-to-the-home ports now reaching 700,000 nationwide, the Philippines’ widest fiber network. .....»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJun 8th, 2021

Rody leads call for & lsquo;solidarity& rsquo; to defeat COVID

President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday called for greater global solidarity to defeat the COVID-19 pandemic which has infected at least 166 million and killed 3.43 million worldwide......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 21st, 2021

Worldwide Covid-19 cases top 151 million

With new variations of Covid-19 spreading quickly, the worldwide Covid-19 caseload on 1 May contacted the inauspicious achievement of 151 million, UNB reports. The all.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 2nd, 2021

India posts new Covid record as global cases hit 150 million

New Delhi, INDIA – India on Friday posted another grim global record for daily coronavirus infections, pushing worldwide cases past 150 million, as the WHO listed the US made Moderna vaccine for emergency use. The United States had good news at home with the vaccination campaign boasting a significant milestone of 100 million people now […] The post India posts new Covid record as global cases hit 150 million appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 1st, 2021

Global vaccine push to save 50 million lives by 2030: WHO

The WHO and partners called Monday for action to boost vaccination against measles and other diseases worldwide after the pandemic severely disrupted access to routine jabs......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsApr 27th, 2021

World Vision, CWC Ink Agreement for Child Labor Initiative Project ACE

International child-focused organization World Vision and the Council for the Welfare of Children (CWC) recently signed, in a virtual ceremony, the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) to closely work together for the Project Against Child Exploitation (Project ACE), funded by the United States Department of Labor (US-DOL). The signing event was graced online by various stakeholders […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsApr 19th, 2021

LG unveils 2021 monitor lineup

One of the segments that grew the most over the past year has been monitors. In fact, according to the International Data Corporation (IDC), the monitor market grew 16.9% year over year with shipments surpassing 39.2 million units worldwide. This shows that even with (or perhaps due) to the pandemic, the benefits of working and staying at home is obvious. Aside from being able to keep yourself and your family safe, productivity is boosted at home thanks to zero time spent on traffic......»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsApr 19th, 2021

Common-sense solutions to COVID-19

With more than two million deaths and millions more infected in most of the world, we now have a trove of information about this deadly COVID-19 virus a year after the first worldwide lockdown was imposed......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsApr 15th, 2021

DOLE brings home 500,000 migrant workers

The Labor department has repatriated more than half a million overseas Filipino workers who were displaced by the pandemic......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsApr 4th, 2021

UN sounds alarm on South Asia child deaths due to Covid

The coronavirus pandemic may have indirectly contributed to around 228,000 additional child deaths in 2020, 11,000 maternal fatalities and 3.5 million unwanted pregnancies in South Asia, the UN said in a report Wednesday......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMar 17th, 2021

Labor data not encouraging

The latest unemployment data released by the Philippine Statistics Authority this week is hardly encouraging. Some 1.4 million jobs were restored between October last year and January 2021, but more were actually unemployed compared to January last year......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMar 12th, 2021

Communities are Better Prepared to Combat OSEC, Child Labor Trafficking

The cities of Cebu, Mandaue, Lapu-Lapu, Taguig and the municipality of Cordova are now better equipped to fight Online Sexual Exploitation of Children (OSEC) and Child Labor Trafficking (CLT) as a result of World Vision’s work in these cities under the Child Protection Compact (CPC) Partnership. The CPC Partnership is a multi-year plan developed between […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsMar 2nd, 2021

Murphy returns in & lsquo;Coming 2 America& rsquo;

Thirty years before Black Panther, Eddie Murphy's 1980s comedy classic Coming to America disproved the stubborn Hollywood myth that films with Black casts flop overseas; it earned nearly $300 million worldwide......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 23rd, 2021

World Roundup: Vaccine doses exceed 200m, says AFP tally

The number of coronavirus vaccine doses administered worldwide passed 200 million Saturday, an AFP count showed, as wealthy G7 countries pledged to more than double aid to support access for the less well-off......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 21st, 2021

Vaccine challenges

Let us be clear about things. With the world under lockdown for a year due to COVID-19, we have had enough experience and expertise to guide us out of this situation. Having infected more than 111 million causing 2.4 million deaths worldwide, COVID has plunged the entire planet to a near standstill resulting in hollowed-out economies across the board. It is time to get out of the sinkhole before we get sucked even deeper......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 21st, 2021

New Covid-19 cases down 16 percent last week: WHO

The number of new cases of Covid-19 reported worldwide fell by 16 percent last week to 2.7 million, the World Health Organization said......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 17th, 2021

Romnick Sarmenta, Barbara Ruaro welcome first child

Actor Romnick Sarmenta and partner Barbara Ruaro welcomed their first baby. The two announced the arrival of their new baby via Instagram. Reposting Ruaro’s story, he said “mahal na mahal ko din kayong dalawa, Barbara.” Ruaro was also thankful that everything was alright with her and the baby after almost a 24-hour labor. Sarmenta was […] The post Romnick Sarmenta, Barbara Ruaro welcome first child appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsFeb 16th, 2021

2-3 million MSME workers to benefit from proposed wage subsidy program — DOLE

  MANILA, Philippines — Two to three million workers of micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) may benefit from the P52-billion wage subsidy program being proposed by the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said Monday. “Ang budgetary request namin ay P52 billion. Kapag maapprove ‘yan we hope to retain […] The post 2-3 million MSME workers to benefit from proposed wage subsidy program — DOLE appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 15th, 2021

Looking past the effects of COVID-19

A year into the pandemic, the health effects of COVID-19 speak for themselves – more than 105 million people known to be infected worldwide, more than 2 million dead......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 10th, 2021