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Philippines: World Bank exec praises PhilSys role in PH digital transformation

Submitted by pmassetti on Tue, 10/26/2021 - 17:32

Philippine News Agency (17.10.2021) The implementation of the Philippine Identification System (PhilSys) has resulted in milestones for the country's social protection and digital transformation, according to a World Bank official. 

He said success in utilizing PhilSys for social protection has a "significant demonstration effect" in accelerating digital transformation among government agencies and even the private sector.

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COVID-19 G2P Cash-Transfer Payments : Case Study : Philippines

Submitted by pmassetti on Tue, 08/31/2021 - 16:25

worldbank.org (01.05.2021) The COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic is having devastating impacts on the economy and people of the Philippines, and since the onset of pandemic, the Government of the Philippines (GoP) has responded with strong social protection measures. The Social Amelioration Program (SAP) enacted under the Bayanihan To Heal as One Act in March 2020 and managed by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), aims to provide cash assistance to 18 million households (over 75 percent of total households) in the country.

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Philippines: Bill proposing to give financial subsidy to small fishermen filed – Manila Bulletin

Submitted by pmassetti on Tue, 04/27/2021 - 16:56

A bill seeking to distribute financial and production support amounting to P15,000 to at least one million small fisherfolks in the country has been filed in Congress. This, as the income of small fishermen already went down to as low as P150 per fishing trip more than a year into the pandemic. In a statement, Pambansang Lakas ng Kilusang Mamamalakaya ng Pilipinas (PAMALAKAYA) backed the said bill, which aims to “pump-prime the wheels of production” amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Duterte approves in-kind assistance to vulnerable sectors in areas under ECQ

Submitted by mmarquez on Thu, 04/01/2021 - 09:18

Close to 23 million low-income individuals from Metro Manila, Rizal, Bulacan, Cavite, and Laguna will receive an in-kind doleout worth ₱1,000. The aid will be limited to a maximum of four members per family.

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Philipine: National ID to help financial inclusion of poorest sector

Submitted by pmassetti on Mon, 03/29/2021 - 16:32

Philstar.com (20.03.2021) The poorest sector, especially those with no access to banking services, will benefit from the Philippine Identification System (PhilSys), so President Duterte is urging every Filipino to sign up for the national ID.

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The Philippines to Suspend Social Security and Healthcare Premium Hikes for 2021

Submitted by pmassetti on Fri, 02/26/2021 - 16:13

aseanbriefing.com (18.02.2021) The House of Representatives in the Philippines have passed House Bill No. 8461 (HB 8461) which seeks to authorize the President to suspend the premium contribution hike to the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth), in addition to House Bill No. 8512 (HB 8512), which provides the President the power to defer the scheduled hike in contributions to the Social Security System (SSS). Both PhilHealth and the SSS were mandated by existing laws to increase their premium rates in 2021.

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Ephemeral universalism in the social protection response to the COVID-19 lockdown in the Philippines |

Submitted by pmassetti on Fri, 07/03/2020 - 16:52

issblog.nl  (26.07.2020) Since March 2020, the Philippines has implemented one of the world’s strictest and longest lockdowns in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, which has caused severe disruptions in peoples’ livelihoods. The government’s emergency social protection response, the ‘Social Amelioration Program’ (SAP), has also been notably massive, introducing one-off near-universal income protection.

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