Monthly Archives: November 2008

Bar operators get 20-year jail term for trafficking minors

Published by reposted only Date posted on November 28, 2008

Two bar operators in Daraga, Albay were sentenced to 20 years of imprisonment for trafficking minors for sexual exploitation. One is the owner and the other is the cashier. They were also made to pay P1 million each in fine.

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Call center lays off 900 workers

Published by anna Date posted on November 20, 2008

by Mayen Jaymalin from The Philippine Star In what could be the start of a looming mass displacement of workers due to the financial crisis, about 900 workers at a business process outsourcing (BPO) company were laid off from their jobs. The Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP), the country’s largest labor group, reported…

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Trade union urges govt help for displaced BPO workers

Published by anna Date posted on November 19, 2008

from The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) should look after the 900 workers recently laid off by a business process outsourcing (BPO) company, the Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP) said Wednesday.

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Japan in recession; Citi lays off 52,000

Published by anna Date posted on November 18, 2008

by Reuters from WASHINGTON — Japan on Monday became the latest major economy to fall into recession, and Citigroup said it would cut 52,000 jobs, one of the largest layoffs in history, adding to worries the global economic slump might deepen.

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Stop ‘bullying’ media with libel — TUCP

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by Paul M. Gutierrez from People’s Journal THE Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP), called on the Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) to “stop bullying the press” with libel complaints, saying journalists who have been highly critical of the state-run pension fund’s management “are merely doing their job as guardians of the public interest.”

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Top 10 Tips for Digging Out of Debt

Published by anna Date posted on November 15, 2008

Union Debt Help Paying off debt is a matter of making more money than you spend, and then allocating the extra funds to outstanding balances — easier said than done, right? To some it may be just that easy, but to most, debt is so common that it eventually becomes a way of life. In…

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GSIS to TUCP: Media has responsibility, too

Published by anna Date posted on November 10, 2008

from The Daily Tribune The State pension fund Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) has said its president and general manager, Winston Garcia, filed libel suits against certain newspaper columnists last week not to “bully the media,” but rather to remind journalists that they, too, have a responsibility to bear.

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RP takes silver in World Robot Olympiad

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by Alexander Villafania from MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines took home the silver medal at the recently held World Robot Olympiad 2008 in Yokohama, Japan. The Philippine team known as “Gracean Whizkids” from Grace Christian Elementary School beats 21 other schools.

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