Monthly Archives: January 2008

Skyway workers lose battle to keep jobs

Published by reposted only Date posted on January 26, 2008

Employees of the Philippine National Construction Corp. (PNCC) lost a legal battle to prevent Citra Metro Manila Tollways Corp. from taking over the Skyway operations.

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TUCP backs P2-B safety net for workers

Published by reposted only Date posted on January 21, 2008

The country’s largest labor group will support the Senate ratification of the proposed Japan-Philippines Economic Partnership Agreement (JPEPA), provided the government agrees to establish a P2-billion safety net for workers who may be dislocated by the freer entry here of Japanese merchandise.

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TUCP seeks P2-B emergency fund if JPEPA ratified

Published by reposted only Date posted on January 20, 2008

The country’s largest labor union sought yesterday a P2-billion emergency fund for workers likely to be displaced when the Japan-Philippines Economic Partnership Agreement (JPEPA) takes effect.

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Lagen, Miniloc resorts win world’s green vote

Published by reposted only Date posted on January 19, 2008

A PRESTIGIOUS international magazine has listed two Palawan resorts among the 20 most eco-sensitive hotels in the world.

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Religious leaders most trusted, politicians least trusted, says study

Published by reposted only Date posted on January 18, 2008

FILIPINOS trust their religious leaders more than politicians and would probably elect them.

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Filipinos have low financial IQ, says Citibank

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FILIPINOS are not financially savvy enough to help them tide over rough times and plan for a comfortable retirement, a survey by Citibank N.A. showed.

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Pinoys waste P22 M worth of rice every day – study

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BAGUIO CITY – Filipinos are big “rice wasters.” The National Food Authority (NFA) said at least 25,000 sacks of rice amounting to about P22 million are wasted daily.

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Dating in the workplace

Published by reposted only Date posted on January 17, 2008

I HAVE heard countless times about couples who met in the workplace. Some relationships headed for the altar, a few lasted only briefly as their careers. I don’t know if there are sure-fire rules, but what I know is, when you are dating someone from work, always practice discretion. No playing footsies in the conference…

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RP dropped from list of world democracies

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WASHINGTON – The Philippines was one of three countries relegated by a private democracy watchdog organization from a list of totally free countries to partly free.

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QC ranks among top 10 Asian cities, No. 1 in RP

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Quezon City has joined the ranks of Hong Kong, Singapore and Taipei as one of the Top 10 Asian Cities of the Future.

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Int’l group slams DOJ threat

Published by reposted only Date posted on January 14, 2008

MANILA, Philippines — A New York-based media watchdog on Sunday called on the Philippine government to withdraw a threat to prosecute journalists who get in the way of police operations.

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PNP: Extrajudicial killings fell by 83% in 2007

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MANILA, Philippines — Only seven cases of unexplained killings of political activists and journalists were handled in 2007 by the Philippine National Police (PNP) task force created to investigate such murders, a sharp drop from the 41 cases it investigated in 2006, according to a yearend report submitted to the Department of Interior and Local…

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SC designates 117 environment courts

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MANILA, Philippines — The Supreme Court has designated 117 trial courts as “environmental courts” to hear cases involving violations of laws protecting the country’s natural resources and to speed up their resolution.

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Norwegian power investor cites transparency in RP privatization

Published by reposted only Date posted on January 11, 2008

Norway’s SN Power, a partner of the Aboitiz Group in several biddings for National Power Corp. (Napocor) generating assets, said the government, through the Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management Corp. (PSALM), has shown complete transparency and fairness in its privatization program.

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Top ten (not songs) for 2008

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Jojo Robles had a list last week, so here’s mine to reinforce and add to it. It’s a list for the President (and Congress, if miracles can indeed happen) for 2008. Or, frankly, for anyone else who’ll listen and maybe this time do something about it. After all, we’ve all been raising these same points…

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Nuclear power around the world

Published by reposted only Date posted on January 10, 2008

A look at nuclear energy production and policies in selected countries around the world, as the UK government announces its long-term nuclear energy plans.

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Q&A: The costs of nuclear energy

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The nuclear question is one of the biggest facing global economies. The British government has announced plans to construct a new generation of nuclear power stations, a move which is likely to revive the long-standing debate over the cost and safety of nuclear energy.

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More OFWs deployed in ’07

Published by reposted only Date posted on January 9, 2008

More Filipino workers left the country last year to work abroad despite the continuing depreciation of the dollar.

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Government cuts oil import tariff

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President Arroyo ordered yesterday the reduction of the tariff on petroleum imports in an effort to ease the impact of record-high global crude prices on the local economy, particularly on poor Filipinos.

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GMA issues directives to mitigate impact of rising oil prices

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President Arroyo has lined up a number of directives aimed at providing relief to the masses from the rising cost of oil in the world market.

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On track (AUTO INDUSTRY YEAR-END REPORT)

Published by reposted only Date posted on January 8, 2008

Philippine auto industry breaches the 100,000th unit mark, posting its best figures in a decade

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Peso breaks into 40-to-$1 territory

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The peso broke into the 40-to-$1 territory for the first time since March 2000, briefly hitting an intra-day high of 40.99 before closing at 41 to a dollar.

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Study: More Pinoys now consider renewable energy as solution to rising oil prices

Published by reposted only Date posted on January 7, 2008

A year-long study conducted by a stakeholder relations firm showed many Filipinos now consider renewable energy development as the solution to the swelling global prices of fuel and other petroleum products.

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A banner year liable to exclude the rural sector

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2007 is likely to be a banner year for the economy. After last year’s respectable 5.4 percent, gross domestic product (GDP) should grow by between 6.9 percent and 7.3 percent—a 20-year record. The surge should continue in 2008 (6.4 percent to 6.7 percent) and peak in 2009, when Citigroup projects GDP to expand by as…

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Sugar industry leaders seek review of CARP

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Sugar industry leaders in the country yesterday called for a review of the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP), as it criticized its “inherent flaws” which, they claimed, even defeats its noble purpose of liberating farmers from the bondage of tenancy.

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Auto sales seen to post flat growth this year

Published by reposted only Date posted on January 6, 2008

The local auto industry may experience a flat growth in terms of sales this year as a result of the expected drop in demand due to the global economic slowdown.

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GMA has 54 advisers, assistants

Published by reposted only Date posted on January 5, 2008

How many undersecretaries and assistant secretaries does it take to run a government?

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Retrenched workers seek TRO vs new Skyway operator

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In the name of the riding public, retrenched employees of the Philippine National Construction Corp. (PNCC) sought a court order to stop a foreign-owned firm from operating the Skyway.

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Strong peso seen to cause ‘Dutch disease’

Published by reposted only Date posted on January 4, 2008

THE Philippines runs the risk of losing jobs to low-wage countries because of a strong peso, according to an economist from the University of Asia and the Pacific (UA&P).

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Palace defends its human rights work

Published by reposted only Date posted on January 3, 2008

Malacañang is working hard to uphold human rights in the Philippines under the watch of President Gloria Arroyo.

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