Quarantine measures may have been lifted all over the country, but the COVID-19 pandemic is far from over. In fact, every single day we spend in the new normal means that more and more of our kababayans are losing income. They may be living on the last of their meager savings. Even worse, many of them may already be living without food and basic necessities.
This sad situation is especially true for our kababayans whose industries and services have been deemed non-essential. Based on the current estimates of the Philippine Statistics Authority, the most affected sectors include, but are not limited to:
||Types of jobs covered
|Wholesale and retail
||Retail workers, merchandisers, kiosk attendants, sales clerks and more
||PUV drivers, airline personnel and more
|Accommodation & food
||Hotel & restaurant staff, receptionists, etc.
||Teachers, janitors, office admin staff
||Laborers, carpenters, plumbing workers, etc
||Factory workers, builders, etc.
||Caregivers, helpers, maritime crew, etc