Monthly Archives: April 2012

3 Filipino law students win international video contest

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MANILA, Philippines – A video showing the unemployment crisis in the country won three Filipino law students a chance to present their short film at the International Labor Organization’s Youth Employment Forum next month in Geneva, Switzerland.

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4,600 jobs to be created in Solaire Manila project

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THE Trade Union Congress of the Philippines has hailed Solaire Manila, the world-class fully-integrated resort and gaming complex in Paranaque City, citing the more than 4,600 new jobs the project will create.

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Different views on labor contractualization

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Contractualization of labor is a strongly debated issue in the Philippines. It was recently thrust into the limelight when regular employees of Philippine Airlines (PAL) were terminated with an offer to be re-hired again through sub-contractors.

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Mining in Philippines behind times, say labor groups

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Filipino miners still work under conditions that are a throwback to the previous century, a report by local and international labor groups has said.

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Filipino miners get low pay, work in unsafe conditions — report

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MANILA, Philippines – Filipino miners still work under conditions that are a throwback to the previous century, according to report by local and international labor groups.

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Health group says 126 workers died in 2011 due to occupation accidents

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MANILA, Philippines- About 126 Filipino workers died in their workplace in 2011 or 3 workers per week due to occupational accidents arising from poor working and unsafe working place and labor conditions.

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K+12 program will prepare children to be globally competitive, says school official

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MANILA — Generally, for parents, providing good education for their children is definitely a good investment. Thus, the thrust of the Department of Education’s K+12 program, a flagship education program of the Aquino administration which requires the mandatory implementation of Kindergarten and an additional two years of senior high school to the current 10-year education…

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Stagnant industrialization

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In an ironic and historic twist, the trade union movement and the Asian Development Bank (ADB), which normally do not see eye to eye on development issues, suddenly found themselves united on one: reversing the industrial hollowing out of the Philippine economy. The ADB wrote that the Philippines has an ampaw economy whose growth cannot…

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Improve labor system, quality of education

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THE country needs to improve its quality of education and labor system in an effort to take advantage of investment opportunities amid projections for the Philippines to become one of the world’s largest economies by 2050.

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DOLE Davao says graduates short of skills that industry requires remains a problem

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DAVAO CITY — The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) here said there is still a problem of graduates not being able to meet the requirements of the industry in the Davao Region.

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Teenage pregnancy in PHL highest among 6 major ASEAN economies—UNFPA

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With a 70-percent rise noted in a span of 10 years from 1999 to 2009, the Philippines has one of the highest teenage pregnancy rates in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), a United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) official said.

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Satisfaction with PNoy gov’t dips: SWS

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MANILA, Philippines (1st UPDATE)  – Net satisfaction with President Benigno Aquino III’s administration dipped 10 percentage points in the latest Social Weather Stations survey (SWS) but its score remained well above previous governments.

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Rise in PH teen pregnancy alarming – NYC

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MANILA, Philippines – The National Youth Commission (NYC) on Friday expressed alarm over the rise in teenage pregnancies in the Philippines that was disclosed in a report by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).

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Wage boards of 6 regions approve pay hikes

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Six of the Philippines’ 17 administrative regions—Cagayan Valley, Bicol, SOCCKSARGEN, Davao, Western Visayas, Southern Tagalog—have issued new wage hike orders, the National Wages and Productivity Commission said Friday.

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Saving moms from dying in childbirth

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Here’s the good news: The Philippines’ maternal mortality ratio (MMR), which refers to the number of women dying during pregnancy or in the first six weeks after delivery, has declined from an estimated 209 per 100,000 live births in 1987-1993 to an estimated 162 per 100,000 today.

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Youth commission: Teen pregnancy rate shows need for reproductive health program

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The National Youth Commission (NYC) stresses the need for a reproductive health program over an alarming UN report that pregnancy is most common among young women in the Philippines.

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Pinoys, mostly women, remain lowly paid – ILO

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MANILA, Philippines – The number of lowly-paid Filipino workers, mostly women, continues to rise despite economic improvements, the International Labor Organization (ILO) reported yesterday. According to the ILO, lowly-paid workers increased by 14.5 percent as more women took on low-paying jobs.

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Two federations set aside differences; pledge cooperation for TUCP

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Asia urged to close income gaps

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The International Labor Organization (ILO) has urged the Philippines and other countries in Asia to address rising income disparities and social exclusion as the region faces growing uncertainty due to decreasing export demands and devastating impacts of disasters.

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Philippines condemns Marion Barry after DC councilman criticizes hiring of immigrant nurses

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WASHINGTON — The Philippines is condemning D.C. Councilmember Marion Barry for remarks critical of local hospitals for hiring Filipino nurses instead of District of Columbia residents.

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Asia urged to close income gaps

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The International Labor Organization (ILO) has urged the Philippines and other countries in Asia to address rising income disparities and social exclusion as the region faces growing uncertainty due to decreasing export demands and devastating impacts of disasters.

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400 disasters cost PHL P26B in 2011

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THE economic cost of the more than 400 natural and man-made disasters that hit the country last year was a staggering P26 billion, the Citizens’ Disaster Response Center (CDRC) disclosed on Tuesday.

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K to 12 education program launched

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MANILA, Philippines – With almost two months left before another school year opens, Malacañang officially launched on Tuesday, April 24, the K to 12 Basic Education Program of the Department of Education (DepEd).

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Eurozone leaders push for growth

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Eurozone leaders have urged governments to focus on growth amid fears about the negative impact of austerity measures. European Central Bank President Mario Draghi called for a “growth compact”, to go with the balanced-budget pact agreed last year.

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ILO reveals low pay iN PH

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MANILA, Philippines – A study released by the International Labor Organization (ILO) revealed that 15 per cent of employees in the Philippines are lowly paid, lower than what Cambodians and Indonesians are receiving.  

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Out of poverty with job creation

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VIEWED HISTORICALLY, the recent performance of the Philippine economy has actually been reassuring: Favorable trends include a declining public debt and fiscal deficit, recurring current account surpluses, low inflation, a healthy banking sector, and recent and forthcoming credit rating upgrades. Throughout the latest global economic shocks, remittances from oversees Filipino workers and revenues from the…

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DOH: 37 OFWs diagnosed with HIV in March

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The Department of Health (DOH) said 37 overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) were diagnosed with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) cases in the Philippines in March.

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ECOP calls for labor reforms to improve competitiveness, productivity

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MANILA — The Employers Confederation of the Philippines (ECOP) passed a five-point resolution on Tuesday calling for reforms in the labor market to improve competitiveness, productivity and sustain the country’s economic growth.

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Luisita farmers to get land in 6-12 months: DAR

Published by reposted only Date posted on April 24, 2012

MANILA, Philippines (1st UPDATE) – Farmworker-beneficiaries in Hacienda Luisita are expected to receive their land within 1 year, the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) said on Tuesday.

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