Data Alerts

Kababaihan at ang Charter Change

Agosto 2012

Ilang linggo bago ang state of the nation address ni Pang. Aquino, matunog na naging usap-usapan ang cha-cha o charter change sa pangunguna nina Senate floor leader Juan Ponce Enrile at House Speaker Sonny Belmonte. Ayon sa mga nagsusulong nito, hindi na tumutugon ang saligang batas ng Pilipinas para sa kasalukuyang sitwasyon kaya naman kailangan itong baguhin para solusyunan ang kahirapan at krisis na nararanasan ng mga Pilipino.

Kababaihang Migrante

Agosto 2012

Magandang kinabukasan para sa pamilya. Pag-ahon sa kahirapan. Makabayad sa patong-patong na utang. Ito ang kalimitang sagot ng mga Pilipino, sampu ng ng mga kababaihang nagnanais makipagsapalaran sa ibang bayan. At kahit sa gitna ng sunud-sunod na mga balita ng kaguluhan sa ibang bansa, mga balita ng pagmamaltrato, pang-aabuso at panggigipit ng amo, hindi pa rin bumaba ang bilang ng mga OFWs.

Kababaihan at Unyonismo

Hulyo 2012

Patuloy ang hamon sa kababaihang manggagawa. Isa sa bawat sampung manggagawa lamang ang nakapaloob sa unyon. At habang papaliit ang bilang ng mga kababaihang manggagawang may trabaho ay papaliit din ang bilang ng mga manggagawang nakapaloob sa mga unyon.

Kalakhan o 68% ng mga kababaihang may trabaho ay nasa sektor ng serbisyo, kung saan, kumpara sa sektor ng manupaktura ay mas mababa ang bilang ng mga unyonisadong manggagawa o halos walang mga unyon.

At sa mga nakapaloob, ang ilan pa rito, kung saan ang mayorya ay kababaihan, ay kasalukuyang naka-welga upang ipaglaban ang kanilang karapatan at maiparating ang kanilang kahilingan sa pamamagitan ng sama-samang pagkilos.

Will there be jobs for 2012 graduates?

March 2012

More than half a million graduating college students face a great challenge of landing a job after years of schooling. Just like other graduates of the past years, many of them would add up to the many Filipinos who find it difficult to have decent employment.

Even CHED (Commission on Higher Education) admits that it would be tougher for new graduates to land a job amidst the proliferation of contractual employment in the country. There is said to be a stiff competition for new graduates as fewer jobs become available to a lot of first-time job seekers who have to compete with other still unemployed individuals.

Seven Deadly Sins Against Women

March 2012

Violence against women is an act or series of acts that involves coercion, intimidation, threat, and/or deception. It causes physical, sexual or psychological harm. Violence against women also includes the neglect of women’s interests, needs, and welfare.

Sadly, despite the 37 laws, executive orders, resolutions that are supposed to protect and serve for the welfare and development of women, violence against them continue.

LPG: No longer a woman’s “partner”

February 2012

LPG is considered to be a woman’s partner. This is because women, who are traditionally in charged of tending to the daily needs of the family, use LPG for preparing and cooking food. Thus, they are the ones who are the first and directly affected by the increase in the prices of LPG.

In the first two months of the year alone, LPG has increased its price twice. The first increase of P3.00 was announced on the first week of January while the second hike of P6.00 was announced on the first week of February, totalling to P9.00 per kilogram of LPG or P99.00 per 11-kg tank. With this, the price of LPG increased by 10-20% from P739.50 to P801.20 in 2011 to P788.00 to P935.60 in February this year.

Migrant Women's Remittance

February 2012

Remittances from Filipino migrant workers posted a new record high, based on BSP (Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas) report. These remittances continue to keep the country’s economy afloat. For 2011, remittances sent by overseas Filipino workers hit $20.1. This is a 6.9% increase from $18.8 billion in 2010. (Graph 1) Largest remittances were sent from the United States, Canada, Saudi Arabia, the United Kingdom, Japan, the United Arab Emirates, Singapore, Italy, Germany and Norway.