Monthly Archives: October 2011

Philippines toughens rules for sending maids to UAE

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New contracts must include minimum wage of Dh1,500 and allowing maids to keep passports The Philippines has told employers in the UAE they must pay its domestic workers at least Dh1,500 a month and ensure they keep their passports with them all the time before it allows them to work in the country.

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Analog mind: Everything is management’s fault

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THERE’S this sensitive issue that we in the corporate world are very reluctant to talk about except in very few occasions when we’re in a huddle in one corner of a luxury hotel. Yes, it’s about outsourcing and its direct impact of weakening a labor union.

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PH plans changes to tax structure

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THE Philippines is seeking financial assistance from international donors to craft a new taxation structure for the country, which will be ready when all revenue leakages are plugged under the present system.

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‘High-tech’ graft cost govt P1.2T

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THE government had lost at least P1.2 trillion to “high technology” corruption involving the underdelivery, incorrect implementation and non-implementation of various Information and Communication Technology (ICT) projects in almost all local governments nationwide.

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PAL readies string of raps vs protesters

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Flag carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) said yesterday it is readying charges against its former employees who blocked one of its catering trucks from exiting the airline’s inflight center Saturday.

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Shortage of farmers looms with aging agri workers – TESDA

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MANILA, Philippines – The country faces the prospect of a shortage of farmers, with the population of agricultural workers now reportedly aging, according to the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA).

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World of Work Report 2011- ILO says world heading for a new and deeper jobs recession, warns of more social unrest

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In a grim analysis issued on the eve of the G20 leaders summit, the International Labour Organization (ILO) says the global economy is on the verge of a new and deeper jobs recession that will further delay the global economic recovery and may ignite more social unrest in scores of countries.

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Keppel resumes operations

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MANILA, Philippines – Less than a month after suspending its operations following the death of six of its workers in an accident, the Singaporean-owned ship repair facility in Zambales has resumed operations.

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Metro firms hiring fewer workers

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MANILA, Philippines – Employment opportunities appear bleak for workers in Metro Manila. The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) yesterday reported that commercial establishments in Metro Manila are hiring fewer workers.  

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ALU bans use of toxic wire gauzes in schools

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Despite the assurance of the Department of Education (DepEd) that there are enough “safeguards” in schools to prevent asbestos, the Associated Labor Unions’ (ALU) Ban Asbestos Philippines has maintained that the use of all wire gauzes that contain cancerous asbestos be banned from all classrooms and laboratories.

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Tesda urges more people to engage in green farming

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With the new food culture kindling interest in agriculture, the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (Tesda) is urging more people to engage in green farming, which is considered as more environmental-friendly and more sustainable in the long-run.

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Migrante urges gov’t to seek clarification from Saudi on ‘salary protection policy’

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Amid the announcement of Saudi Arabia labor ministry that it is going to implement a ceiling on remittances by expatriate workers including overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) “to protect its economy,” a Filipino migrants rights group yesterday urged the Philippine government to seek clarification on the host government about “salary protection” policy.

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PAL blames former workers for NAIA terminal scuffle

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Trouble erupted at the Philippine Airlines (PAL) In-flight Center (IFC) near the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 2 in Pasay City early yesterday after protesters blocked one of the airlines’ catering trucks from leaving the terminal.

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TUCP Workers’ College TUCP/TUCP Party List/TESDA Free Training Program

Published by anna Date posted on October 29, 2011

Classes start 8 November 2011: 4 classes in FFCCA; 1 class in Housekeeping; 1 class in Hilot/Massage; No classes yet in other courses. For details and for requirements for admission, those who have passed screening, should call/text/email: Telephone: (02) 720 5051/(02) 924 7551 SMS: 0917 855 1225 (Anna); 0920 462 5245 (Eve) Email: evelegion_1975@yahoo.com.ph; tucpresearch@gmail.com;…

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TUCP Workers’ College TUCP/TUCP Party List/TESDA Free Training Program

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Classes start 8 November 2011: 4 classes in FFCCA; 1 class in Housekeeping; 1 class in Hilot/Massage; No classes yet in other courses. For details and for requirements for admission, those who have passed screening, should call/text/email: Telephone: (02) 720 5051/(02) 924 7551 SMS: 0917 855 1225 (Anna); 0920 462 5245 (Eve) Email: evelegion_1975@yahoo.com.ph; tucpresearch@gmail.com;…

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More than half of PAL workers takes checks

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PHILIPPINE Airlines (PAL) on Friday said more than half of its retrenched workers have received their separation pay as of October 26.

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PH, ADB agree to 6-year program

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THE Philippines and Asian Development Bank (ADB) have agreed on a multibillion-dollar loan assistance program over a six-year period that would finance governance reforms and other measures needed to drive broad-based growth and poverty reduction efforts.

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Make that relationship work

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Have you been in the corporate world too long? You know that’s true when: 10. You’ve re-organized your family into a “team-based organization”.

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13 Bukidnon villages in ILO child labor program

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MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/28 October) – Thirteen barangays in two cities and two towns in Bukidnon have been identified  for the International Labor Organization-funded child protection program starting November, Arsenio Alagenio, Bukidnon provincial social welfare and development officer, said.

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Military releases human rights guidelines in intelligence work

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THE ARMED Forces of the Philippines has released guidelines to ensure the observance of human rights in intelligence operations.

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NEDA warns job losses to rise

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THE number of jobless Filipinos are expected to rise this year and in 2012 because of the economic slowdown in the US and Europe, a senior official of the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) warned Thursday.

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Disasters: Seven steps to a safer Philippines

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REPUBLIC SERVICE Ricardo  Saludo The disaster movie 2012 used special effects to depict imaginary scenes of skyscraping cities lacerated by earthquakes and engulfed by rising seas and erupting lava. In her lecture a week ago, titled “2012 (Not the Movie): A Practical Guide to Disaster Risk and Preparedness,” Manila Observatory executive director Maria Antonia Yulo…

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Ill conceived

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Administrations come and go but so far none of them has realized that not all government policies and programs have to be changed every time a new regime takes over. As happened before and still happening now, it seems that every administration is of the belief that upon taking over, there is an entirely new…

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SC voids GSIS employees retirement plan

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The Supreme Court (SC) has voided the Retirement Financial Plan (RFP) of the state pension fund agency Government Service Insurance System (GSIS).

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SWS: 1.3 M more families ‘hungry’

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MANILA, Philippines – The number of Filipino families that experienced hunger grew from about three million households in June to about 4.3 million in September, according to a survey released yesterday by the Social Weather Stations (SWS).

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Despite doleouts, hunger incidence highest since ’09

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Despite the vaunted cash transfer doleouts or the social welfare department’s Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) the pang of hunger among Filipino households was recorded at its highest since December 2009 with one in five households saying it experienced a day going by with nothing to eat, the results of a Social Weather Stations (SWS)…

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PHL urged to ratify domestic workers’ convention

Published by reposted only Date posted on October 27, 2011

Migrant and labor groups from Asian countries urged the Philippines, one of the world’s leading deployers of domestic workers, to pioneer the ratification of the International Labor Organization’s (ILO) Domestic Workers Convention (C189).

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Economist warns Noy: Political capital depreciates over time

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Practically without doing much, the economy grew by an average of four to five percent in the past 10 years mainly as a result of the external sector that included remittances from some 9 million Filipinos working abroad providing the economy with huge potentials but the trump card remains that the government may again flub…

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Noy blames GMA for P5M MILF gift

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It is again former President Arroyo who should be blamed for President Aquino’s “generosity” with public funds while giving Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) chieftain Ebrahim Al Haj Murad P5 million during their “secret” meeting held in a hotel in Japan last August.

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Legarda backs RP’s campaign on decent work for domestic workers

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Sen. Loren Legarda yesterday expressed support to the Philippine campaign on decent work for domestic workers, particularly on the swift ratification of the International Labor Organization (ILO) Convention 189, otherwise known as “Domestic Workers Convention, 2011.”

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