Economy

Government’s ‘new jobs’ claim assailed

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Jun 19, 2007

Of the net increase in jobs of more than one million reported in the April 2007 Labor Force Survey (LFS), two-thirds are in unpaid family work (575,000) and in domestic household help (148,000). These jobs are among the lowest-earning and are sometimes even unpaid labor.

Street education

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Jun 12, 2007


A pupil does her homework on the sidewalks of C.M. Recto Street as she waits for her parents to pick her up. Classes in the city began last week, with several public schools lacking facilities. The Philippine educational system is once again facing the same set of problems that Filipinos face each beginning of the school year. (davaotoday.com photo by Barry Ohaylan) | Read Davao Today’s coverage of education issues