Monthly Archives: March 2010

An imperfect anti-sexual harassment law

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A reader asks for advice about a male office supervisor who makes her uncomfortable with his excessive praises over her physical appearance. She says that when he says things like “that blouse shows off your curves and cleavage magnificently” especially in the presence of co-workers, she feels that he is undressing her mentally. Worse, she…

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Scrutinize earnings of power generation firms

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The Manila Electric Co. and other power distribution utilities are the usual whipping boys whenever there is a spike in our electric bills.

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EU bans Philippine carriers

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THE European Union prohibited all airlines based in the Philippines and Sudan from flying in the bloc under the latest changes to a list of unsafe carriers.

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Into the heart of darkness

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A deeper look into suicide IF, in any case, that you feel suicidal now, it is probably better for you to stop and take a while to read this. It will only take about a couple of minutes. The idea that death will set one free from pain, dishonor or loneliness has always held an…

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OFWs default on crisis-support loans

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DAVAO CITY – A government executive here warns of an increasing number of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) defaulting on their loans from an economic crisis credit facility.

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Many displaced OFWs come from RP’s top migration regions – report

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PASIG CITY – Many of the overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) displaced last year by the global economic crisis, and who availed of government’s employment and livelihood assistance packages, are from Calabarzon, Central Luzon, and Central Visayas.

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3 killed in Benguet mine cave-in

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MANILA, Philippines – Three miners were killed in a mining accident in Luneta village, Itogon, Benguet Tuesday night, officials said.

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POEA: Switzerland needs au pairs, not maids

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MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) said Monday that the government is sending au pairs, not domestic helpers to Switzerland.

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Motor vehicle parts, truck manufacturers back govt’s draft MVDP

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TRUCK assemblers and auto parts makers said they are supporting the government’s New Motor Vehicle Development Program (NMVDP) despite a provision in the draft plant that reclassified imported used engines and other components from “prohibited” to “regulated” items.

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The ‘Diet’ graduate

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“Follow your heart” I told them, little did they know that I was about to pull a stunt based on that very advise.

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Mindanao opposes night operations

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Businessmen in Mindanao believe that shifting to nighttime operations to save on electricity may not be feasible.

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More power cooperatives improve operations in 2009 – NEA

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MANILA, Philippines – With the help of the National Electrification Administration (NEA), more electric cooperatives (ECs) made marked improvements in more electric cooperatives on their financial and technical performance last year.

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Hell defined

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Sonny Mendoza, who as president of the LTA Condominium Association must have a good idea of what hell is, sent me this classic anecdote as his way of contemplating hell during Holy Week.

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Party-list congressmen also enjoy perks like ‘pork’ (Conclusion)

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When it comes to the perks of being a lawmaker, party-list representatives are no different from congressional district representatives.

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Cabinet approves Bill for partially revising Worker Dispatch Law

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At a cabinet meeting held on March 19, the Japanese government approved a bill for partially revising the Worker Dispatch Law. The bill had been drafted on the basis of a report submitted on February 24 by the Labor Policy Deliberative Council, a tripartite advisory body to the minister of health, labor and welfare consisting…

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Facing Up to the demographic dilemma

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At the World Economic Forum’s summer meeting in Dalian, China, four experts discussed the challenges and opportunities that aging populations present to business.

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Average voters pick only 7 senators

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RE-ELECTIONIST and former senators continued to dominate the top 12 spots in the Senate race in the latest Manila Standard Poll.

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Substandard

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It is sad that the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) so easily yielded to those hooligans who burned down equipment at the Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP). By so easily yielding to brazen intimidation, they allow our educational policy to continue on its politicized path to self-destruction.

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There is no excerpt because this is a protected post.

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Only few are marginalized (Second of three parts)

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If you think party-list representatives are as poor as their marginalized constituents, better think again. Many party-list representatives are in fact even richer than some district congressmen.

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Probability, not certainty

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This is another case regarding compensability of permanent and total disability due to illness that is not listed as occupational disease but has been considered work related. This is the case of Lino.

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Noynoy widens lead – SWS

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MANILA, Philippines – Liberal Party (LP) standard-bearer Sen. Benigno Aquino III has widened his lead over his closest rival Nacionalista Party (NP) candidate Sen. Manuel Villar in the latest presidential survey done by the Social Weather Stations (SWS).

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Economy to remain precarious in 2010

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The global economy remains unpredictable, National Economic Development Authority (Neda) regional director Ma. Lourdes Lim speaking at the economic briefing conducted by government economic managers in Davo City said.

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Crack emerges in auto industry lobby for MVDP

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A CRACK has emerged in the Philippine auto sector after four top assemblers questioned the leadership of the industry group over its position vis-a-vis a government bid to revise its Motor Vehicle Development Program (MVDP). In a letter dated March 15, Honda Cars Philippines Inc., Isuzu Philippines Corp., Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corp. and Toyota Motor…

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Presenteeism: Bane to labor productivity

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THE obvious difference between employed and unemployed individuals is that the former can afford to take a paid vacation, if not heal themselves with free medical coverage while under some illness.

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Party-list groups under fire

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(First of three parts) In 1998, the Association of Philippine Electric Cooperatives or APEC decided to plunge into Philippine politics through the party-list elections. That year happened to be the first time that Filipino voters would be electing a party-list group, on top of an individual politician in their congressional districts, to the House of…

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To the graduates of Class 2010: Avoid addiction to computers and the Internet

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MANILA, Philippines – Let us dedicate ourselves to what the Greeks wrote so many years ago: to tame the savageness of man and make gentle the life of this world.  — Robert F. Kennedy

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CHED’s ’10-2-3′ plan

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There is a new government proposal to extend by one year tertiary education in our country. This I discovered while attending over the weekend the 34th Commencement Exercises of the Manila Doctors’ College where one of my twin boys graduated from his Bachelor of Science in Psychology course. Dr. Catherine Q. Castañeda, Director IV of…

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RP lifts DH ban to Switzerland

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MANILA, Philippines – Filipino household workers can now work in Switzerland after the government lifted the more than two-decade long suspension of their deployment.

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Turnover of Manila North Harbor to private sector faces new hurdle

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MANILA, Philippines – The turnover by the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) of the Manila North Harbor operations to the private sector is yet facing another obstacle, even after the PPA and Manila North Harbor Port Inc. (MNHPI), have finally agreed on the terms of the imposition by MNHPI of a concession fee on third party…

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Time for a new gender-equality playbook

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