Monthly Archives: September 2008

Asbestos firm misled investors about its ability to compensate victims

Published by reposted only Date posted on September 29, 2008

SYDNEY, Australia – The former directors of building materials giant James Hardie Industries NV misled investors about their ability to compensate victims of its asbestos products, an Australian court was told Monday in the opening of a civil trial against the embattled company.

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Revenue Regulations No. 10-2008

Published by reposted only Date posted on September 24, 2008

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Lawmaker warns of child traffickers prowling evacuation centers in South

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The massive dislocation of families due to the raging armed conflict in Mindanao has spurred the trafficking of children, Rep. Emmylou Taliño-Mendoza of Cotabato warned Sunday. “A growing number of young girls and boys whose families have been displaced by constant armed strife have become extremely vulnerable to trafficking by illegal job recruiters and all…

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TUCP wants full disclosure of GSIS, SSS overseas investments

Published by reposted only Date posted on September 22, 2008

Following the bankruptcy of US investment giant Lehman Brothers, the Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP) slammed the Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) for lack of transparency on its overseas investments.

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‘Indefinite stay’ sa mga negosyanteng kukuha ng 10 Pinoy workers, ok sa TUCP

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Sinuportahan ng pinakamalaking organisasyon ng mga manggagawa sa bansa ang bagong visa program ng Bureau of Immigration (BI) na magbibigay ng “indefinite stay” sa mga negosyanteng mamumuhunan at kukuha ng 10 Pinoy workers o higit pa.

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Palace to take MILF recruitment of child soldiers before UN

Published by reposted only Date posted on September 19, 2008

Malacañang aims to bring before the United Nations the Moro Islamic Liberation Front’s (MILF) recruitment of children as fighters. Executive Secretary Eduardo Ermita said the government has photographs to show that the MILF is using children in combat. The photographs were seized by troops from captured MILF camps, he added.

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A law against age discrimination

Published by anna Date posted on September 16, 2008

by Ernesto F. Herrera from The Manila Times CAN age have something to do with one’s ability to do a job? I would have to say it could. But don’t get me wrong. I am not advocating age discrimination. I am in fact very much against it. But age can have a bearing in a…

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TUCP gets down to business

Published by anna Date posted on September 15, 2008

by Rene Martel from The Manila Times ADHERING to the tried and tested adage that if you can’t beat them join them, the Trade Union Congress of the Philippines—concerned by the high price of medicines—is well on the way establishing a network of outlets to help resell high quality, low-priced medicines to marginal families, particularly…

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Kid prostitutes sold like fish

Published by reposted only Date posted on September 13, 2008

THIRTEEN girls aged 13 to 15 and recruited in Quezon City ended up being sold as prostitutes at P600 each to fishermen in Infanta, Quezon. The victims are out-of-school youths and residents of Batasan Hills, Quezon City.

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Panda wisdom

Published by anna Date posted on September 12, 2008

Cito Beltran Philippine Star What you trained for all your life is not necessarily your destiny. This “gem” of a thought came to mind as I watched the animated movie “Kung Fu Panda”. I must confess that I am my daughter’s equal when it comes to being cartoon movie addicts. Perhaps I am a child…

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Lure child workers back to school — GMA

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PRESIDENT Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo has directed the Department of Education to step measures to end child labor and bring back these children to school. “The role of children is to study, learn and play, not to earn a living at their tender age.” President Arroyo pointed out. “I am therefore pleased that DepEd is working with…

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3 Pinoy students bag gold in science poster-making contest

Published by anna Date posted on September 9, 2008

from The Philippine Star Three Filipino students bagged first prize of the poster-making competition in the recently concluded Asian Science Summit held in Bali, Indonesia, the Science Education Institute (SEI) reported yesterday.

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Public officers and employees — falsification of DTRs

Published by reposted only Date posted on September 5, 2008

At the outset, it must be stressed that this is an administrative case for dishonesty, grave misconduct, and falsification of an official document. To sustain a finding of administrative culpability only substantial evidence is required, not overwhelming or preponderant, and very much less than proof beyond reasonable doubt as required in criminal cases.

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Forfeited

Published by reposted only Date posted on September 4, 2008

If control of a private corporation is acquired by the government through one of its agencies, are its employees subject to civil service laws? This is the question answered in this case of Pablo.

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Labor group seeks transparency in rules of tax relief law

Published by anna Date posted on September 2, 2008

by Margaux Ortiz from Philippine Daily Inquirer MANILA, Philippines—The Trade Union Congress of the Philippines on Tuesday called on the Department of Finance to exercise transparency and hold consultations with workers’ groups in the realization of the implementing rules and regulation of the tax relief law passed in June.

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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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