Presently, the epicenter of the Coronavirus Disease (2019) COVID-19 infection in the Philippines is the National Capital Region (NCR). This could be hugely attributed to the region’s major international airports and high population density. Before the implementation of the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ), people from across the country and the world have been moving in and out of NCR and this has contributed to the spread of COVID-19. Eventually, the pandemic has also reached other parts of the country and at this time, many local government units (LGUs) outside NCR can be better prepared to fight COVID-19.
Coronavirus Disease (2019) COVID-19 now poses a more serious downside risk to the global economy. The World Health Organization (WHO) declared the COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic on March 11 to signify its severity and global coverage and urged countries to take ‘urgent and aggressive action.’ On March 13, Europe was declared the new epicenter of the virus, as its confirmed cases and deaths surpassed those of the rest of the world (except China). New cases in Europe even surpassed those of China at its peak. As of March 19, globally confirmed cases reached 218,823 and 8,810 deaths. In the Philippines, there are now 217 total confirmed cases, 17 deaths, and 8 recoveries.
November 15, 2019 Smart policy responses and better coordination between and among government agencies will help curb employment losses in the agricultural sector, the National Economic and Development Authority said. The results of the study Rural Labor Migration: An Analysis of the Loss of the Labor in the Agriculture Sector in the Philippines, which was continue reading : SMART POLICY RESPONSES, BETTER COORDINATION AMONG GOV’T AGENCIES NEEDED TO IMPROVE AGRI EMPLOYMENT — NEDA