Commentary: Worst time ever to be a overseas Filipino worker
The ongoing pandemic has made the precarity of these workers’ lives all too clear, says an observer.
A job loss not only affects an OFW but also their family.Undocumented and irregular migrants – and those who work in informal sectors – are more vulnerable to the risks of COVID-19 due to inadequate access to healthcare and already crowded living conditions. Many are entangled in poor working conditions.
Only a limited number of labour migrants from developing countries are equipped with social protection coverage as most hail from the lower bracket of society.More explicit provisions of employment protection and social safety nets need to be offered in both migrant-sending and migrant-receiving countries.Read more: CNA »
China's Xi to preside over muted Hong Kong handover anniversary, swear in new leader
HONG KONG: Chinese leader Xi Jinping was set to preside on Friday (Jul 1) over tightly choreographed celebrations marking the 25th anniversary of Hong Kong's handover from Britain, with once annual demonstrations silenced and a massive security presence in force. Xi's two-day visit, which will also see him Read more >>
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Vatican-based Filipino cardinal tests positive for COVID-19Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle has become the highest-ranking Vatican official known to have tested positive for the coronavirus.
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Commentary: California wildfires signal arrival of a planetary fire ageSociety has organised itself around burning fossil fuels, ignoring the fire latent in living biomass, says an observer.