develop_region: 
East Asia & Pacific
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PH
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PHL
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Asia
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Republic of the Philippines

A total of 35,533 families displaced by the war in Marawi City received money from the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) to fund their own small businesses.

On Wednesday, January 23, Social Welfare Undersecretary Luzviminda Ilagan told the House subcommittee on Marawi rehabilitation that they have provided P20,000 each to 31,467 families, while another 4,066 families received P10,000 each as of December 31, 2018.

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What role can social protection play in responding to humanitarian emergencies?

Weekly Social Protection Links: May 17

The expanded maternity leave law will take full effect after its implementing rules and regulations (IRR) were signed on Labor Day. Senators Risa Hontiveros and Nancy Binay, who were among the authors of the bill, hailed the signing of the IRR months after the measure was signed into law by President Rodrigo Duterte.

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The Asian Development Bank (ADB) said it operations in the Philippines between 2020 and 2022 will focus on social assistance, education and flood control among others.

In a statement Tuesday, the bank said it is preparing its 2020-2022 Philippines Country Operations Business Plan, with initiatives including the Expanded Social Assistance project, the Facilitating Youth School-to-Work program and the Workplace Skills Funding pilot project.

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There is an increasing amount of literature discussing the integration of humanitarian assistance into social protection systems or the linkage of disaster risk responses with specific social safety net programs. The nexus maybe seen through synergies via common frameworks, platforms and systems utilized. The Philippines continues to tackle the problems of poverty and vulnerability among its 100 million population. It lies in the “Pacific Ring of Fire” and is visited regularly by typhoons, ravaged by flooding, and occasionally hit by destructive earthquakes.

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Although the new provisions of the expanded maternity benefits are expected to impact hiring preferences, majority of employers said the new law and its provisions will not affect their decisions in hiring women, according to a survey conducted by the Employers Confederation of the Philippines (ECOP). The ECOP conducted a survey following the enactment into law of Republic Act No.

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The Philippines Economic Update summarizes key economic and social developments, important policy changes, and the evolution of external conditions over the past six months. It also presents findings from recent World Bank studies, situating them in the context of the country’s long-term development trends and assessing their implications for the country’s medium-term economic outlook. The update covers issues ranging from macroeconomic management and financial-market dynamics to the complex challenges of poverty reduction and social development.

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Weekly Social Protection Links: April 5

Strengthening capacity on risk informed and shock responsive social protection in ASEAN