Monthly Archives: April 2010

TUCP Party List leads march for workers’ health and safety

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The Trade Union Congress Party (TUCP Party List # 178) the largest worker’s party in the country and its sister organization the Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP) Labor Center led government, employer and union representatives and other sectors in calling for the ratification of ILO Convention No. 187 on Promotional Framework on Safety…

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Meralco’s profit jumps an electrifying 127%

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MANILA Electric Co.’s first-quarter net income surged 127 percent to P2 billion from P900 million on higher charges and increased sales to industries as a result of the recovering economy, the company told the Stock Exchange Thursday.

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Erap, Villar neck and neck; Binay overtakes Legarda

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WITH only 10 days left before elections, ousted President Joseph Estrada pulled even with Senator Manuel Villar Jr. for second place in the presidential race, 19 points behind frontrunner Benigno Aquino III, the latest Pulse Asia survey showed.

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Canadian Embassy in Manila declines meeting union leaders on asbestos

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Manila, Philippines – “The Ambassador has other commitments throughout that day and he will not be able to attend the event or meet with your representatives. He sends his regrets,” was the reply of the Embassy of Canada on the letter of the Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP), Associated Labor Unions (ALU) and…

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Labor Day celebration to be muted

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THE ARROYO GOVERNMENT has focused the last Labor Day celebration in its term on various ceremonies and activities to be held this Saturday at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City, the Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) said in press releases yesterday.

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Rights group: Mideast maids unprotected from abuse

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DUBAI (AP) — Reforms undertaken by governments in the Middle East to protect domestic workers from abuse are insufficient to shield women working as house maids from abuse and violence, Human Rights Watch said Thursday.

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LAMENT OF DOLE: Victims uncooperative

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MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Labor and Employment lamented on the non-cooperation of the victims of the recent construction site tragedies in Cebu City to their investigation.

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BSP sees exports rising 12% and imports by 18% this year

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MANILA, Philippines – Monetary authorities see merchandise exports and imports  accelerating at a faster pace this year after major markets led by the United States and  Japan were battered by the global economic crisis last year.

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GMA OKs 12-year national strategy on climate change

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MANILA, Philippines – President Arroyo approved on Wednesday a landmark policy that sets a 12-year action plan that would help the country be resilient and adapt to the deadly effects of climate change.

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Comelec junks proposal for parallel manual count

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The Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Thursday threw out a proposal to conduct a full parallel manual count for the 2010 national and local elections on May 10, saying that a parallel count is a “regressive step” that will only “introduce error and fraud” into the automated election system.

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Top two bets piggyback on party-list (First of two parts)

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THE horribly costly air war for the presidency has in recent weeks ceased being the exclusive domain of moneyed politicians and political parties.

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Noynoy widens lead in Pulse Asia survey

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The only son of late former President Corazon “Cory” Aquino appears headed for a landslide victory in next month’s elections, a survey said on Thursday.

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Of polygamists and anarchists

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Chances are by the time this column sees print, the Comelec may have decided that the idea of having a parallel manual count is an exercise in futility. Of course the Comelec has to be proper in its actions and its language. But just in case some holdouts decide to put up a fight, here’s…

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4M workers can’t expect salary hike

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CALAMBA CITY—There won’t be any wage increase on Labor Day Saturday for at least 4 million workers in one of the most highly industrialized suburban areas of Metro Manila, labor department officials said.

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Gov’t firms received P3.33B in first quarter

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STATE CORPORATIONS IN the first quarter received from the government a total of P3.33 billion in subsidies—most of which went to those engaged in housing, health and livelihood projects.

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Shelter program for poor of Metro

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HOMES FOR HOMELESS THE METRO MANILA INTER-Agency Committee on informal settlers (MMIAC) has approved its implementing rules and regulations (IRR) to be able to carry out a uniform shelter program for squatter families in the metropolis.

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1 of 4 voters intends to guard votes –survey

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MANILA, Philippines–For every 4 voters that will go to the polls in May, 1 intends to watch the counting of votes, according to a special survey by the Social Weather Stations (SWS).

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BIR targets transfer pricing among big firms

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The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) will start investigating next week some of the country’s private inter-related companies suspected of applying the transfer pricing policy to substantially cut down on their tax payments.

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Govt faces test case on environmental rules

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The Supreme Court has directed the government to answer a landmark petition filed by Ramon Magsaysay awardee Antonio Oposa Jr. and other environmentalists in a test-case for the new writ of kalikasan (environment).

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Govt stops PAL strike

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THE Labor Department has assumed jurisdiction over the outsourcing dispute within Philippine Airlines, stopping the labor union from striking and ordering its management to “refrain from committing any act that might exacerbate the situation.”

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Labor body rules in favor of Sentosa anew

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MANILA, Philippines—The National Labor Relations Commission has ruled in favor of the Sentosa Recruitment Agency anew, INQUIRER.net learned.

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Fire hits garments factory in Valenzuela

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MANILA, Philippines—Fire hit a three-story garment factory in Valenzuela City early Thursday, authorities said.

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May 1 boycott, ALU warns wage board

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THE Alliance of Labor Unions-Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (ALU-TUCP) here yesterday threatened to boycott May 1’s Labor Day celebration activities to dramatize its protest over the government’s failure to approve its petition for a wage increase in northern Mindanao.

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TUCP to improve health services in barangays

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CEBU, Philippines – Trade Union Congress of the Philippines Partylist Rep. Raymond Mendoza yesterday said their concerns are not only the issues related to labor, but also the need to improve the health services to the people in the barangays.

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Filipino caregivers win lawsuit vs abusive employer

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SAN FRANCISCO – Two Filipino caregivers are celebrating their legal victory against their employer who they say abused them for years.

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Labor Day wage hike not likely

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WORKERS may not expect a wage increase in time for Labor Day because the wage boards need at least three weeks to decide on the higher pay petitions, an official said Tuesday.

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OFWs have numbers to make Ople win

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Somebody has asked me if I believe there is a so-called “OFW vote.” “Yes,” I readily answered. “And OFWs have the numbers to make Susan ‘Toots’ Ople win.”

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