Monthly Archives: June 2010

Catholic bishops present 13-point agenda for Noynoy

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Catholic bishops on Wednesday bared a 13-point agenda for President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III to address in his administration, most of which involved social issues the Arroyo government allegedly failed to prioritize in its nine-and-a-half years in power.

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When being overpaid and overqualified becomes a liability

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You would think if you were very qualified in your line of work and pulled down a great salary, that looking for another job would be easy. After all, those facts show that you’re recognized and appreciated at your current company, so why wouldn’t another company jump at the chance to hire you?

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Aquino says Philippines will be more investor-friendly

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MANILA, Philippines – President Benigno Aquino III said his administration will make the country more attractive for investors.

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No turning back from auto polls despite fraud — Melo

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Melo made the statement in response to the Locsin committee’s findings that a systematic form of cheating occurred in the last elections but affecting only the local level and not the national positions.

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Intervenors push for sex education

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TWO advocates of reproductive and women’s rights on Tuesday asked a Quezon City court to allow them to intervene in the case that aimed to block a program on sex education in select public schools.

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Delayed retirement, a new private sector burden

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In common with other G-8 countries the UK is feeling the effects of bailing out the international banking industry. The bailout has been too expensive, long live capitalism. One of the measures recently announced in order to save government money is to raise the retirement age, currently 65 for men and 60 for women. A…

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Unresponsive education blamed for job mismatch

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The Department of Labor and Employment on Tuesday blamed the country’s academic curriculum for the failure of many Filipino graduates to land jobs that are in line with their college degrees.

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Dutch ship owners want all-Filipino crew

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Dutch ship owners want their ships to be manned by an all-Filipino crew, from officer down to ratings (non-officer) rank, an envoy said Tuesday. The Netherlands Ambassador to the Philippines Robert Brinks disclosed during the reception he hosted at this residence on Monday night on the occasion of the 11th meeting of the Philippines-Netherlands Joint…

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Foreign debt climbs 5.6% to $55.4 billion in first quarter

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MANILA, Philippines – The country’s external debt went up by 5.6 percent as of the first quarter of the year due to higher borrowings by private enterprises and the National Government, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) reported yesterday.

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Samsung’s plant to get cheaper power

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PRESIDENT Gloria Arroyo has ordered state-run National Power Corp. to provide cheaper electricity to Samsung Electronics as an incentive for its multi-billion-dollar investment in Clark, Pampanga.

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Aquino names Cabinet members

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MANILA, Philippines (1st UPDATE) – President-elect Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III on Tuesday named the members of his Cabinet. He also announced he would establish a “truth commission” headed by former Chief Justice Hilario Davide.

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Unraveling credit card myths

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Mythology depicts a cast of fearful nasties – such as Cyclops’, Hydras, and Chimeras – that have served as the boogeymen of ancient times. As is teh case however with all things that go bump in the night, a rational perspective and a little courage is all that is needed to slay these beasts.

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Members of the Aquino Cabinet (list)

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MANILA, Philippines (UPDATE) – Here is a list of the members of the Cabinet of President-elect Benigno Aquino III, announced on June 29, 2010.

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RP, Vietnam sign MoA on fisheries cooperation

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MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines and Vietnam on Monday signed a memorandum of agreement (MoA) on bilateral cooperation on fisheries in Hanoi, the Department of Foreign Affairs said in a news release Tuesday.

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1 out of 4 Filipino adults suffers from hypertension, says DoH

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MANILA, Philippines—One in every four Filipino adults suffers from hypertension or high blood pressure—the biggest risk factor for heart and kidney diseases, as well as diabetes.

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ABS-CBN workers’ group says 25 sacked over labor dispute

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A GROUP claiming to represent 1,400 workers in broadcast giant ABS-CBN Corp.’s job pool said yesterday more than two dozen members have been terminated for their refusal to accept regular employment status.

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Union appeals vs PAL outsourcing scheme

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THE PHILIPPINE Airlines Employees’ Association (PALEA) yesterday appealed the Department of Labor and Employment’s (DoLE) decision allowing Lucio C. Tan-led Philippine Airlines (PAL) to proceed with an outsourcing scheme that will lay off ground staff.

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33 party-list representatives proclaimed

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THE COMMISSION on Elections (Comelec) has proclaimed 33 party-list representatives that will represent 26 organizations in the 15th Congress except presidential son Juan Miguel M. Arroyo who is still facing a disqualification case.

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Metro residents’ purchasing pattern returns to normal

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Metro Manila consumption activities are back to normal after being severely hit by the twin typhoons that hit late last year, leading global market intelligence company Synovate Inc. revealed in a study.

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Relative, not absolute decline

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At first glance, it seems that the left suffered something of a setback in the recent elections. For example, not only did Bayan Muna slip in the rankings (as did most the left groups), but it lost votes. However, such a conclusion would be incorrect. Any overall decline was not absolute but relative and, as…

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Macalintal bats for overhaul of party-list system

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Election lawyer Romulo Macalintal is pushing for the overhaul of the apparently flawed party-list system, saying it needs to be more attuned to the spirit by which it had been enshrined in the Constitution.

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Electric co-ops urged to help bring down electricity rates

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Cooperative Development Authority (CDA)-registered electric cooperatives are egging other utilities to follow their lead in shunning government control to bring down electricity rates.

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Systematic fraud marks 2010 auto polls

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Comelec insists on buying PCOS machines, despite AES likely death Systematic cheating marked the 2010 automated polls, the chairman of the House of Rerpesentatives committee on suffrage and electoral reforms yesterday said in a TV interview, stressing that he will be proposing for Congress to junk the automated elections in 2013, given the many instances…

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Philippines lags behind Millennium Development Goals

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WHAT President-elect Benigno Aquino 3rd should make priorities are reducing poverty and improving maternal health since the Philippines has been overtaken by some African countries in achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

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Higher taxes top Neda list

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Subesident-elect urged to widen cash transfers THE National Economic and Development Authority (Neda) will propose higher taxes, rice sufficiency, expansion of conditional cash transfer and bigger infrastructure spending to be included in the country’s economic blueprint. Augusto Santos, acting Socioeconomic Planning secretary, on Monday told reporters that Neda will submit a strategic Medium Term Philippine…

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Bank lending rates remain low

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MANILA, Philippines – Corporate and individual borrowers continued to enjoy lower interest rates in May although slightly higher compared with the rates in April as the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (SBP) continued to disengage from crisis intervention measures.

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T-bill rates sideways in admin’s last auction

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MANILA, Philippines – The Bureau of the Treasury (BTr) sold P7.185 billion worth of Treasury bills (T-bills) in an auction yesterday, the last debt sale under the Arroyo administration.

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