- The netizen’s friend sent her screenshots of a student offering nudes to pay for her enrollment fees.
- The country’s largest labor group stated that job losses could hit 12 million before the year ends.
A netizen shared screenshots of a conversation her friend had on an online chat website that allows strangers to connect with one another.
Sexual chats in the said platform are not unusual as both parties are anonymous but the now-viral screenshots will make you think about the current situation of the country.
A lady offered the netizen’s friend nudes she’s selling just to afford her enrollment fees for the next school year. Students have resorted to selling photos of their bodies amid the pandemic which has caused so many people to lose their source of income.
“There are thousands of students now that resort to selling their nudes just to keep up with the online classes in our country. It’s alarming,” the netizen wrote.
a friend sent this to me tonight. there are thousands of students now that resort to selling their nudes just to keep up with the online classes in our country. it's alarming. the level of desensitization deped officials have to turn a blind eye to the cries of the students. pic.twitter.com/0YKA4LcFtp
— phucumol (@sadcatto4lyf) July 20, 2020
There has also been a sudden surge of people asking for donations online, again, to afford gadgets for their online classes.
Lately, andaming nanghihingi ng donations dito para makabili ng laptops. Why can't Briones read the fucking room?
— JHEMERLYN MERCADO (@Punongbayan_) July 21, 2020
Though the Department of Education (DepEd) welcomed the signing of the Republic Act 11480 which allows moving the opening of classes beyond August, it still maintained that the August 24 opening of classes still stands.
“So we start on August 24. There is no change. This is declared by the Department of Education, approved by the IATF [Inter-Agency Task Force] and also declared by no less than Mr. President Rodrigo Duterte himself. We said this last May, and still remains the same because as a trusted department of the government, we have to be in line with the requirements of the law,” DepEd Secretary Leonor Briones stated.
Recently, the Trade Union Congress of the Philippines said that job loss could hit 12 million before the year ends as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.