2 weeks 3.5 million workers displaced by COVID-19 pandemic—DOLE Inquirer
MANILA, Philippines --- Some 3.5 million workers have been displaced by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said Thursday. https://youtu.be/m8FmAmH4vHk According to Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III, only around 300,000 workers are displaced permanently while some 1.5 million are deemed temporarily displaced. "As of now, we are talking of about 3.5 million workers that were displaced by the pandemic," Bello said over state-run PTV's Laging Handa Public Briefing. "Only less than 300,000 ang na-displace permanently, ibig sabihin nito nagsara na 'yung employer. Pero doon sa 3.5 million, meron tayong 1.5 million na...Keep on ... more