What do we know so far?

Vendors selling meat, fish, and seafood experienced the sharpest decline in sales.

Market vendors in Tagbilaran’s key markets (e.g. Dao, Cogon, and Manga) experienced an overall decline in sales. Meat, fish, and seafood vendors experienced the sharpest decline as consumers switched to cheaper alternatives. After the imposition of the enhanced community quarantine, sales started to increase slowly, but recovery is not yet in sight.

Despite the negative effects brought about by COVID-19, employees and workers experience positive impact.

Employees and employees we surveyed felt that the top negative impacts of COVID-19 are decrease in income (35.4%), difficulty in buying necessities (32.3%) and depression and anxiety (19.2%). Despite these, they also reported positive effects brought about by the pandemic. Because of limited movement, almost half (49.2%) reported that they now have more time to…

3 out of the 5 top concerns of workers and employees are health-related.

The top concern of employees and workers is contracting the virus that would lead to increase in the number of COVID + people (3rd in rank) and consequently impacting on the capacity of the health care system to respond (5th in rank). Financial insecurity due to job loss is their second most pressing concern while…

Businesses, whose revenues rely on customers based outside Bohol, are the ones facing the risk of closure in the next six months.

Businesses that are primarily reliant on customers based outside of Bohol (e.g. tourists, external domestic and foreign buyers) face the greatest risk of closure. With inbound and outbound travel restrictions and difficulties in transporting goods from the province to outside customers, they will be the one who will likely lose out. As earlier pointed out,…


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