Monthly Archives: April 2013

Give our parents decent jobs, says children

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MANILA – A group of children on Labor Day, May 1, challenges the country’s next political leaders to improve their living condition and keep them out of hazardous work by providing their parents with decent and productive jobs. The group further urge candidates to bare their plans to help the country achieve its commitment to…

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Protecting children from having to work

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Social protection measures can help reduce the incidence of child labour, says Constance Thomas, Director of the ILO’s International Programme on the Elimination of Child Labour (IPEC).

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Jinggoy: P456 daily minimum wage for metro workers not enough

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MANILA, Philippines – Senate President Pro Tempore Jinggoy Ejercito Estrada on Tuesday strongly urged regional wage boards to immediately review and eventually grant the salary petitions of workers.

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TUCP inks pact with BPO stakeholders to advance workers’ interests

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MANILA, Philippines—Departing from the traditional Labor Day union activities, the Trade Union Congress of the Philippines – International Trade Union Confederation (TUCP-ITUC) forged a partnership agreement, on Tuesday, with players in the business process outsourcing (BPO) industry.

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Country touts labor initiatives in GSP retention bid

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THE PHILIPPINES said it has taken steps to address labor concerns, in a bid to retain lower tax privileges from the United States, even as a special interest group argued the government has not done enough.

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Stifling investors leads to jobless growth

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There’s no denying the fact of jobless growth. The figures stare labor, business, and government leaders in the face. The Philippines in 2012 posted Southeast Asia’s fastest economic rise at 6.6 percent. But it also had the worst unemployment of seven percent, and underemployment of 20 percent.

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Viable way to earn extra income: More Pinoys embracing online freelancing

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MANILA, Philippines – More and more Filipinos are blazing the trail in online freelance work as a major source of livelihood or to earn extra income, leading online freelance platform Elance said in a report.

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PC outlook darkens as sales slump deepens in Q1

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The ailing personal computer market is getting weaker, and it’s starting to look as if it will never fully recover as a new generation of mobile devices reshapes the way people use technology.

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Garment exporters back 2-tier wage system

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MANILA, Philippines – Garment exporters are supporting the two-tier wage system being pushed by the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE).

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UN launches initiative to achieve ‘zero hunger’ in Asia and the Pacific

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29 April 2013 – The United Nations today launched the Zero Hunger Challenge in Asia and the Pacific, calling on governments, farmers, scientists, business, civil society and consumers to work together to end hunger in the region where the majority of the world’s undernourished people live.

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The unsung Filipina who cured HIV

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Pinay doctor part of US team that found cure for HIV Pinay doctor part of US team that found cure for HIV. Dr. Katherine Luzuriaga, a Filipino-American pediatric immunologist, led a team that cured HIV in an infant in Mississippi, USA. She has cautiously pointed out that while this cure is unprecedented, it is only…

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ILO report shows why social protection is crucial to tackle child labour

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Measures such as cash transfers or health insurance programmes can sometimes determine whether a child spends the day studying and playing, or working and being deprived of a fair chance at a decent future.

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Philippines cited for promoting microinsurance

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MANILA, Philippines—International experts cited Philippine achievements in promoting microinsurance, even as they called for global efforts to protect consumers as the industry continues to develop.

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2 M people die yearly due to work-related diseases

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MANILA, Philippines – Approximately two million people die each year due to work-related diseases while 160 million more are afflicted by non-fatal occupational illnesses, a new report of the United Nations labor agency said.

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Filipino domestic workers push for basic rights

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LOS ANGELES—More than 100 Filipino domestic workers and their supporters yesterday (Friday in Manila) held a “cupcake party” in front of the state building here to show their support for a bill that will grant domestic workers in California basic labor rights, such as overtime pay and breaks.

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1,000 days to MDGs deadline; options for PH

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The countdown to the last 1,000 days to the 2015 deadline of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) has begun. On April 5, the world marked the beginning of the critical last mile of the MDGs.

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Domestic workers use arts to voice rights in Europe

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LONDON – Over years of campaigning for rights and recognition, domestic workers are finding a stronger voice through visual arts by using every medium and platform they can access as tools for their campaigns.

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Prevention key to tackling occupational diseases, says new UN report

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26 April 2013 – Approximately 2 million people die each year due to work-related diseases while 160 million more are afflicted by non-fatal occupational illnesses, says a new report by the United Nations labour agency, which has called for an “urgent and vigorous” global campaign to tackle the growing problem.

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ILO calls for urgent global action to fight occupational diseases

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According to a new ILO report, prevention is key to tackling the growing number of work-related diseases, which claim an estimated 2 million lives per year.

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Backhoe operator’s body found

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MANILA, Philippines – Rescue workers retrieved yesterday the body of a backhoe operator who was buried alive with three other men at a sanitary landfill in Rodriguez, Rizal last Friday.

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Palace on poverty: Figures to improve

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MANILA, Philippines – Poverty figures released the other day were only up to the first semester of 2012, and the situation is getting better, Malacañang said yesterday.

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‘Phl a rising star in a gloomy world’

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MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines is a “rising star” in a gloomy world economy and could grow by as much as eight percent by 2016 if reforms in governance and business policies continue, a unit of debt watcher Moody’s Investors Service said.

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Philippines a ‘rising star’

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THE PHILIPPINES has been branded as “Asia’s rising star” by Moody’s Analytics, with the country’s growth expected to outstrip much of the world in coming years. In a report released yesterday, the research arm of credit rater Moody’s Investors Service called the Philippines “among the brightest parts of a generally gloomy global picture.”

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Moody’s: PH a rising star

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Set to be ‘one of world’s fastest growth rates’ The Philippines has grabbed the spotlight amid a lackluster global economy, with a think tank describing it as a “rising star” poised to record one of the fastest growth rates in the world and a credit-rating firm raising its growth forecast for the country.

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Trucks oust buffaloes as Aquino $6.5 billion adds roads: Freight

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Farmer Rene Ravalo loads coconuts onto a truck in the Philippines for the 30-minute trip to market on a road built last year. It previously took half a day for a water buffalo to inch the goods down a mountain track.

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Neglecting Mindanao

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THE CAT is out of the bag: the strong economic growth in 2010 and 2012 failed to pull many poor Filipinos from the poverty trap. Poverty incidence at the national level has remained unchanged. And that’s the good news! The bad news is that, by island territories, the improvement in the poverty situation after two…

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Government not creating enough jobs, says think tank

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When it rains, it pours. Coming on the heels of a report from the National Statistical Coordination Board that poverty alleviation in the country remains a pipe dream is an observation—from a government think tank no less—that job-creation facilitation programs are not enough to prop up employment in the Philippines.

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Poverty incidence

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NEDA DIRECTOR General Arsi Balisacan and the Philippine Statistical System, particularly the National Statistical Coordination Board (NSCB) and the National Statistics Office (NSO), are to be congratulated for a more timely release of the country’s poverty statistics.

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Anti-poverty program review up

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IT’S back to the drawing board for the government’s development planners following the findings of the National Statistical Coordination Board (NSCB) that the administration’s poverty-reduction program has failed.

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