Monthly Archives: July 2010

Nursing graduates in contact center jobs: Philippines and India

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Fix education problems first, says Ateneo president

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GET YOUR priorities straight. Ateneo de Manila University president Fr. Bienvenido Nebres SJ has criticized the Aquino administration’s plan to add two more years to basic education, saying government should focus first on cutting the number of “illiterates” the country produces annually.

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Acclaim for the automated election

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PERIODICALLY, POLLSTERS have the pleasure of announcing good news, which offsets the pain, roughly as periodic, of announcing news not so good. One of the good days was Wednesday (July 28), when Social Weather Stations reported high acclaim for the country’s first use of the automated election system (AES), based on its June 2010 national…

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‘Deport me:’ The harsh life of workers under a foreign bridge

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For some time now, the media have always had a field day every time news or images of Filipino nationals living in seemingly harsh conditions under a bridge in Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, are published or seen on television screens.  Invariably, the message that such news or images deliver is that our Filipino “workers”…

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Slumbering law

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“A MAN will fight over three things,” the late US Sen. Barry Goldwater once mused. “Water, women and gold, usually in that order.” Goldwater’s remark resonates in recent threats of riots over water shortages in 177 barangays of Metro Manila. Dry taps signal a hair-trigger threat. We ignore the threat at our children’s peril.

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SC ruling puzzles Luisita workers

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MANILA, Philippines—The leaders of the group of farm workers claiming ownership of the 6,500-hectare Hacienda Luisita in Tarlac—owned by the Cojuangco family of President Benigno Aquino III—are perplexed over why the Supreme Court has given priority to a labor question that had been settled four years ago.

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Wide scope bared for truth body in EO

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LOW-LEVEL OFFICIALS, PRIVATE EXECS COVERED While focused on the nine-year Arroyo administration, the so-called Truth Commission created yesterday through Executive Order No. 1 will include in its broad scope public officials of at least third-level, such as department heads of government agencies and even private individuals suspected of being involved in graft and corruption cases.

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Ranting, whiming about RH issues

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When our friend and fellow reproductive health advocate, Carlos Celdran calls us to get together, you can bet that the usual suspects are all going to show up, ready to spend another evening of ranting and whining about the issues that Reproductive Health (RH) advocates obsess about: SexEd bill, the stand of president on RH…

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Contractuals, non-career government workers keep jobs until Oct. 31

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MANILA, Philippines – Malacañang yesterday decided to allow non-career service officials working in various government offices to continue until Oct. 31, 2010.

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Increase in fares of MRT inevitable, says Aquino

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MANILA, Philippines – President Aquino yesterday admitted an “inevitable” increase in fares of the Metro Rail Transit (MRT), citing the inability of the government to sustain the subsidy due to the high cost of its operations.

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The President’s Men and Women: NEDA welcomes familiar face

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MANILA, Philippines – After some delays, the socioeconomic planning portfolio was finally turned over to economist Cayetano Paderanga Jr. in a simple ceremony last Monday.

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PhilHealth mulls more benefits for members with kidney woes

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The Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) is planning to increase the benefits granted to members who need to undergo kidney transplantation.

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Gov’t changes privatization strategy from outright sale to long-term lease

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The Department of Finance (DoF) said that it is abandoning its predecessor’s privatization strategy by favoring long-term lease on prime real assets over outright sale.

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Military denounces renewed communist use of human shields

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MANILA, July 30 – Army authorities condemned the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army’s (CPP-NPA) use of human shields in a clash with government forces in Lupi town in Camarines Sur on Thursday afternoon.

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Rise of a BPO Power: Philippines

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The BPO sector has changed its face considerably over the last couple of years. There have been major upheavals and changes. Many new call center destinations have come up. Some of them are competing hard with the traditionally known BPO service countries like India. Among them, Philippines shine like the dazzling North Star. It has…

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IPs call for rights protection

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INDIGENOUS peoples (IPs) in the country have called on the government to help them fight for their ancestral domain and give them their sense of belongingness in society.

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Expelling unwed mothers banned in Philippines

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In an effort to promote women’s human rights in the Philippines, it is now illegal to ban unmarried single mothers from enrolling in schools. The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) and United Nations Development Programme unveiled Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of Republic Act 9710, also known as the Magna Carta of Women (MCW), on…

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Law needed to prevent excessive allowances, bonuses

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OUR FOREFATHERS who wrote our first Constitution already foresaw the abuse of the people’s money such as that done by the board of trustees of the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) and other government-owned or controlled corporations. These trustees (who cannot be trusted) find it hard to resist the temptation to take advantage of…

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Scientists say global warming is continuing

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WASHINGTON – Scientists from around the world are providing even more evidence of global warming, one day after President Barack Obama renewed his call for climate legislation.

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Newspapers remain top source of info

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MANILA, Philippines—Metro Manila residents, whether young or old, are still largely getting their information fix from newspapers, according to market research firm Synovate.

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Palace mulls giving excess rice to poor through the DSWD

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MANILA, Philippines—Malacañang yesterday said it was studying a proposal for the National Food Authority (NFA) to distribute surplus rice to poor households instead of leaving it to rot in warehouses.

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MWSS workers housing bigger than Luneta

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MANILA, Philippines—The land for the housing project of employees and executives of Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) at the La Mesa watershed is bigger than Rizal Park.

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Petition vs sex education retracted pending review

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PETITIONERS yesterday withdrew their case against the sex education curriculum in elementary and high school pending a review of the scheme by Education Secretary Armin A. Luistro.

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Wrong about the media

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I expect our friends in the media, especially in radio and print, as well as the block-timers and those in community newspapers, to monitor their own ranks. May you give life to the basic principle of your vocation: to explain vital issues; to be fair and truthful; and to raise the level of public discourse.…

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Smoke and mirrors

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“Pnoy the Magician” in bright yellow. This was how activists depicted President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino in effigy in last Monday’s annual State of the Nation street demonstration. They were proven prescient in more ways than one as soon as Mr. Aquino started delivering his SONA that turned out to be vintage smoke-and-mirrors demagoguery.

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Aquino gov’t files 2nd tax evasion case vs construction firm

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MANILA, Philippines (UPDATE) – The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) has slapped charges against officials of a construction firm who have been accused of failing to supply accurate information on their income tax return and to pay taxes amounting to nearly P69 million.

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Jobs, professions influence cause of death, study claims

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NEW YORK — What a person does for a living could play in role in how they die, according to new research.

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Reviving garment sector still a priority

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THE TRADE department will continue lobbying efforts for a bill filed in the US Congress that proposes to eliminate tariffs on Philippine-made garments, despite the change of leadership at the state agency, an official statement yesterday read.

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Malacañang extends non-CESOs terms to October 31

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MANILA, Philippines – Malacañang has again issued a revised version of Memorandum Circular 1 (MC 1), extending non-career officials holding Career Executive Service (CES) positions until October 31 of this year.

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Competitiveness concerns aired by World Bank execs

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VISITING World Bank officials have raised concerns over the Philippines’ poor showing in global competitiveness surveys but President Benigno Simeon C. Aquino III assured them his administration would work to reverse the country’s low rankings, a Cabinet official said.

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