DISPLACED. Internally displaced persons in an evacuation center in Lanao del Sur. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler
The Department of Labor and Employment provides work for those displaced by the Marawi conflict. For 30 days, they will receive a daily minimum wage of P300
MANILA, Philippines (Jul. 19, 2017) — The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has allocated P30 million worth of aid to those displaced by the clashes in Marawi City. Continue reading
FACING UNCERTAINTY. Could the exportof Philippine raw mineral ore such as nickel and copper be banned?
‘In the long term that will help our economy because that will increase the value add of the products,’ says Environment Undersecretary Maria Paz Luna
MANILA, Philippines (Mar. 4, 2017) — The government is considering an Indonesian-style ban on exports of unprocessed minerals. This is part of efforts to breathe life into the country’s dormant iron and steel industry, according to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR). Continue reading