Hundreds of professionals suffer under lockdown
HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS of professionals and workers in the service sector continue to suffer from the Duterte regime’s neglect under the lockdown. They lost incomes when schools, offices and cinemas were closed. Among them are 50,000 teachers in universities and colleges, and 500,000 education workers in private schools. In addition, 800,000 workers in the film industry, and the arts and culture were also affected.
Most of them are hired on a no-work, no-pay basis. Despite this, they are not covered by the regime’s miserable aid and compensation.
Wages for teachers in private colleges stopped in March. They will not be paid until classes resume. Many teachers and employees of private schools have not been paid since the middle of April. They are in the brink of losing their jobs as estimates show enrollment in private schools down by 75% down this year.