More cuts in infra, defense budgets go to COVID-19 response

More cuts in infra, defense budgets go to COVID-19 response

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) last month inflicted additional cuts in this year’s budgets for infrastructure and national defense as it reallocated more funds into increasing expenses for COVID-19 response. DBM documents showed that in May, another P3 billion was reduced from the 2020 budget of the Department of National […]
Pandemic raises unemployment to 15-year high

Pandemic raises unemployment to 15-year high

Emelda Razon Aguillon, a massage therapist from Quezon City, lost her main source of income when the spa she had worked for suspended operations during the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) in Metro Manila due to the COVID-19 pandemic. She told the Inquirer on...