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Bacolod City, Philippines Monday, August 3, 2020
BPO workers call for job
safety amid COVID-19
BY MARCHEL P. ESPINA

The BPO Industry Employees Network (BIEN) Bacolod chapter is calling on the government to look at the plight of the industry workers amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Aaron Cristal, BIEN Bacolod president, in a statement, said the crisis has an impact on the workers’ safety, jobs, and rights at work, stressing that the BPO industry is the second economic growth driver in the country, after the overseas Filipino workers.

However, BPO workers receive no social protection and are faced with health and safety risks, he said.

Sugar production continues to increase
BY MARCHEL P. ESPINA

The country’s sugar production has continued to increase as of third week of July, the Sugar Regulatory Administration said.

In its latest supply and demand situation report, the SRA said that from September 1, 2019 to July 19, the total production of raw sugar was 2,145,624 metric tons from 2,072,351 MT in the same period the previous year, or an increase of 3.54 percent.

The output is equivalent to 42.912 million 50-kilo bags this year, from 41.447 million in 2019.

 


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