Monthly Archives: March 2008

Filipinos least prepared for retirement, study shows

Published by reposted only Date posted on March 25, 2008

MANILA, Philippines — Filipinos start thinking about retirement early but still end up the least prepared when they actually reach old age, prompting most to seek work past retirement, according to a global retirement study conducted by Paris-based AXA.

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Pinay discovers largest number of ‘black holes’

Published by reposted only Date posted on March 18, 2008

A Filipina astrophysicist is making waves in the international community after leading the discovery of the largest number of “supermassive” black holes.

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IMF, OECD hit alarm buttons for crisis-hit global financial system

Published by reposted only Date posted on March 17, 2008

PARIS, March 17, 2008 (AFP) – The IMF and OECD, two top world economy forecasters, struck alarmist notes Monday about crisis and threatening stagflation in the financial system and the need for measures to shore it up as markets sent distress signals. Only hours after the US Federal Reserve took emergency weekend action to keep…

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UNESCO cites RP for use of ICT in education

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MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines through the Commission on Information and Communications Technology (CICT) has won a commendation from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) for a project to digitize non-formal education in the country, a government executive has told INQUIRER.net.

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GMA gives in to demands of transport groups

Published by reposted only Date posted on March 12, 2008

Transport groups called off a transport strike yesterday after President Arroyo issued an executive order granting their demand  for the implementation of a unified ticketing system for violations of traffic rules in Metro Manila.

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DOLE justifies suspension of OFW loans

Published by reposted only Date posted on March 11, 2008

The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) justified yesterday the suspension of loans to departing overseas Filipino workers (OFWs), saying that it was necessary to stop draining government funds.

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Labor union leader gunned down in Cavite

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Camp Vicente Lim, La­guna – A member of a labor union was gunned down by unidentified men yesterday morning while driving his car along the national highway in Imus, Cavite, police said

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Professors win dismissal case against AIM

Published by reposted only Date posted on March 10, 2008

THE National Labor Relations Commission has declared as illegal the one-year suspension of two officers of the Asian Institute of Management Faculty Association and ordered the educational institution to pay the mentors the salaries and benefits that were withheld from them.

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A blessing to workers

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The Filipino workers may not realize it but they have just scored a significant victory in the latest amendments to the rules of procedure promulgated by the Supreme Court. In a yet another effort to speed up proceedings in cases, the highest tribunal approved amendments to Rules 41, 45, 58 and 65 of the Rules…

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Militants picket MPD to protest police brutality

Published by reposted only Date posted on March 8, 2008

Some 400 militant workers staged a picket in front of the Manila Police District headquarters along United Nations Avenue in Ermita yesterday morning to condemn the alleged police brutality in the violent dispersal of their colleagues in front of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) office in Intramuros Thursday night.

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Violent dispersal of protestors, workers slammed

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Around 600 members of a militant organization held an indignation rally in front of the Manila Police District (MPD) headquarters on Friday morning to condemn the violent dispersal of protestors who were staging a picket before the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) on Thursday evening.

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Hazardous child labor

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QUERY: Last year, my thirteen-year-old daughter left for the capital-town of our province to look for work in order to pursue her studies. Because she was pretty she was hired as a guest relations officer in a hotel. Her job, however, prevented her from studying as she had to work virtually the whole day. Worse,…

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Manila gang trains children to be thieves

Published by reposted only Date posted on March 6, 2008

Children as young as seven years old are being trained and used by a pickpocket gang operating in Divisoria and Quiapo to escape arrest and prosecution, the Manila Police District said yesterday.

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Outwit, outplay, outclass

Published by reposted only Date posted on March 3, 2008

Like true survivors, Filipinos who have excelled in the international circuit have battled against the toughest competitors.

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EU-style Asian economic community not feasible – ADB

Published by reposted only Date posted on March 2, 2008

MANILA (AFP) —Trying to set up a grand European Union-style economic community for Asia “does not appear feasible” the president of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) said Thursday.

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Time for a new gender-equality playbook

The old one isn't working. We need bolder leadership and MORE EXACTING EXECUTION
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