COVID-19 and Labour Law: Philippines

Rowena R. Ricalde


The Philippine President upon the recommendation of the Inter-agency Task Force (IATF) on the Management of Emerging Diseases in the Philippines has imposed an enhanced community quarantine in the island of Luzon until 30 April 2020. Strict home quarantine is imposed during this period. Philippine Congress has realigned the national budget to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic providing subsidies through food and cash aid to the affected workers and families.


Covid-19; Labour Law; Unemployment subsidies; Informal economy workers

DOI: 10.6092/issn.1561-8048/10800


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