Monthly Archives: August 2009

‘Work-from-home’ plan for call center agents

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MANILA, Philippines – Call center agents working the graveyard shift are no strangers to crime.

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Cebu is 4th best island in Asia for 2009

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CEBU, Philippines — Cebu ranked no. 4 among Asian island destinations, according to Travel + Leisure magazine, which recently rleased the results of its World’s Best Awards 2009, a listing of the best hotels, airlines, cruises in islands and cities all over the world.

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Pinoys to contest UK rules on migrant carers

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MANILA, Philippines — Are overseas migrant workers eligible to apply for permanent settlement after five years of continued stay in the United Kingdom even if there are gaps in their employment and stay in the UK due to changing UK migration policies?

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Lesbians given equal birth rights

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Women in same-sex relationships can now register both their names on the birth certificate of a child conceived as a result of fertility treatment.

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Sykes Career Grand Prix

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Sykes Job Fair September Schedules

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Worse than Gloria

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It’s been on many people’s lips: “The way Manny Villar is buying up everyone and everything with his money in clearing his path to the presidency. He’ll be worse than Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo” who has bought with corruption money everything from elections and watchdogs, to police and AFP generals, princes of the Catholic Church and other…

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RP lags behind in global broadband speed test

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MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines ranks 72nd in the world in Internet connection speed, according to recent test results from speedtest.net.

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50,000 OFWs set to be hired in Guam

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MANILA, Philippines – At least 50,000 Filipino construction and other skilled workers are set to be hired in Guam to construct a large military base in that US territory, the government said yesterday.

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Energy efficiency: clean energy’s less popular cousin

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It was apparent from the Asian Clean Energy Forum (ACEF) held at the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the USAID sponsored Private Financing Investment Forum held in Manila during the same week last June 15-19, that energy efficiency is enjoying an increased attractiveness for investments, like its more popular cleantech cousin, renewable energy. More than…

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Manila among world’s cheapest cities–UBS

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MANILA, Philippines—Manila is among the world’s cheapest cities but is also one of those that pay the lowest hourly wages, according to a study comparing the purchasing power of 73 cities around the globe.

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‘Put storage on a diet’

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In the current world financial crisis, businesses are beleaguered to lessen their expenditure without sacrificing quality. In this sense, information technology (IT) organizations must meet demanding user expectations and superior levels of performance, while IT budgets stay essentially flat. This is why businesses need to realign their IT strategy to find a balance between maximizing…

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GSIS distributed P15.20-B pension benefits in 2008

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The Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) released P15.20 billion in pension benefits in 2008, conveniently disbursing bulk of the amount through a pioneering service called eCard Plus.

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The Department of Transportation and Communications (DoTC) has warned that granting the wish of foreign shipping firms to be excluded in the cabotage law could result in the death of the local shipping

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The Department of Transportation and Communications (DoTC) has warned that granting the wish of foreign shipping firms to be excluded in the cabotage law could result in the death of the local shipping industry, similar to what happened in Indonesia.

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Job market in Guam to get smaller for Pinoys

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Filipino workers may soon have a hard time landing any of the thousands of job openings in Guam due to a US lawmaker’s recent proposal for 70 percent of the employment opportunities in the American territory to be allotted to US citizens and the rest to be filled by foreign workers.

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Flat incomes raise doubts about US economic recovery

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WASHINGTON — Household income in the United States is essentially stagnant, raising doubts about whether consumers already hurt by job losses can sustain an economic recovery.

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BPI donates foreclosed lands to boost agrarian reform program

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MANILA, Philippines – Ayala-controlled Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI), one of the country’s biggest lenders, has voluntarily turned over 475 hectares of foreclosed properties worth about P242 million to the government.

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Senseless lives lost on the roads

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Yes, there is a law that stipulates in plain and simple words that there are speed limits to be observed when driving a vehicle. But heck, who exactly wants to follow these. Driving, or crawling, on EDSA and C-5 can make these speed limits irrelevant.

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Reyes douses cold water on calls to regulate oil retailers

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DESPITE mounting calls for regulation of the retail petroleum sector, Energy Secretary Angelo Reyes stood behind the law giving oil companies a free hand in setting fuel prices.In a statement, the Department of Energy (DOE) said Republic Act 8479, or the Downstream Oil Deregulation Act of 1998 is working for the country and that the…

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NEDA predicts even higher growth in Q3

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The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) predicted that economic growth would improve in the third quarter because of robust consumer spending and a healthier retail sector.

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Promoting sustained economic recovery through a Global Jobs Fact

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Education and skills training to improve the employability of young people

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Bongbong trains eye on agencies recruiting ‘promdi’ maids

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Ilocos Norte Rep. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. yesterday called attention to the reported recruitment of maids from the provinces by local employment agencies for the purpose of making a lot of money off their “innocence.”

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RP land mass moving toward mainland Asia

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MANILA, Philippines – An official of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) yesterday said that based on the latest geophysics research, it appeared that the Philippine land mass is moving toward mainland Asia at an average of seven centimeters every year.

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RP’s richest getting richer

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Henry Sy is once again the country’s richest person. MANILA, Philippines – Many of the country’s tycoons have gotten richer. In the Forbes magazine edition released Aug. 26, retail magnate Henry Sy, once again the country’s richest person, was the biggest gainer.

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Women at the forefront

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The National Commission on the Role of Filipino Women (NCRFW) has cited the social benefits that the Filipino women can get out of the Magna Carta of Women (MCW) besides economic and political empowerment.

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EDC vows to maintain safety record at geothermal sites

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MANILA, Philippines – The Lopez-controlled Energy Development Corp. (EDC) has committed to maintain its impressive safety records at its geothermal project sites.

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Catholic associations and partisan politics

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Election fever is here again, and an old question once more comes to the fore: the involvement of the Church in politics. Granting that the hierarchy itself should not be involved in partisan politics, the following questions have been asked: 1) Can Associations of Christian Faithful—either public or private—engage in partisan politics? 2) If Public…

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Surge in ‘religious politics’ could lead to reforms

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Why is there a surge of “religious politicians”? Do the appearance and political prominence of Gov. Ed Panlilio of Pampanga, a Catholic priest suspended from exercising his priestly faculties (powers and functions)—and Protestant Brother Eddie Villanueva, leader of the Jesus Is Lord Movement, and Brother Mike Velarde of the El Shaddai Catholic Charismatic Renewal Movement—improve…

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Where did the growth come from?

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GOOD NEWS: THE ECONOMY APPEARED to show overall improvement in the second quarter, bucking recessionary trends worldwide. The second-quarter growth figures released last week indicate that we have managed to avert a recession, meaning, we were able to avoid having two quarters of successive contraction of the economy. The data show a rebound in the…

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City competitiveness–a flawed concept

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THE WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM’S “Global Competitiveness Report 2008-2009” puts the Philippines in a very uncomfortable 74th place (out of 137 economies surveyed), behind such countries as Botswana (59th), Indonesia (58th), and Brunei Darussalam (42nd). The IMD World Competitiveness Yearbook 2009 puts the Philippines at 43rd place among 57 countries. The country’s ranking by other international…

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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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