Monthly Archives: April 2013

1,800 children die daily from unsafe water, poor sanitation – Unicef

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UNITED NATIONS — The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said Thursday that almost 90 percent of children deaths from diarrheal diseases are directly linked to contaminated water, lack of sanitation, or inadequate hygiene.

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Singapore looks to crackdown on maids with tourist visas

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Singapore to crackdown on domestic workers coming to country. SINGAPORE: The Singapore government has said it will begin to crackdown on domestic workers coming into the country looking for work in the Southeast Asian country, a new memo from the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) said. It added that women suspected of applying for tourist visas…

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Late 20th century was warmest in 1,400 years

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PARIS – Earth was cooling until the end of the 19th century and a hundred years later, the planet’s surface was on average warmer than at any time in the previous 1,400 years, according to climate records presented on Sunday.

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Binay, Villar break into top 3 – SWS survey

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MANILA, Philippines (2nd UPDATE) – A month before the May 13 polls, Vice President Jejomar Binay’s daughter, Nancy, and former Las Piñas Rep Cynthia Villar broke into the top 3 despite being first-timers in the senatorial race.

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BIR’s misleading list

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The disclosure by the Bureau of Internal Revenue of the list of top individual income tax payers only served to mislead ordinary citizens on the behavior of the rich and famous insofar as paying the correct taxes is concerned. The list did not capture the true amounts that individuals—tycoons and business executives in particular—actually paid…

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COCKTALES | Henares warns mayors extending VAT exemption

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Mayors planning to extend VAT-exemption to subdivisions on their association dues, consider this as fair warning. BIR Commissioner Kim Jacinto-Henares has said she would not hesitate to publish the names of mayors who succumb to popular calls from homeowners’ associations to exempt their monthly dues from the expanded value-added taxation.

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Euro zone laggards face long wait for recovery — Reuters poll

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LONDON – The struggling economies of Greece, Portugal and Spain will probably not grow again until next year and former Celtic tiger Ireland is likely to purr rather than roar, a Reuters poll suggested on Monday.

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PHL at 500, PHL 2021: A development vision

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IN 2021, the Philippines (PHL) will celebrate two monumental events: First, the country’s 500-year anniversary since the arrival of Magellan on March 16, 1521. Second, the introduction of Christianity by Spanish missionaries, and the onset of the Philippine Renaissance, brought by the growing young population, good governance, environmental sustainability, and economic stability that the country…

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NEDA calls for speeding up of export programs

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There is a need to speed up the implementation of necessary programs and policies to improve the competitiveness of Philippine exports, the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) said on Monday.

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Philippine SMEs not ready for Asean economic integration by 2015 — PIDS study

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MANILA – Philippine small and medium enterprises (SMEs) will fall by the wayside once Asean economic integration comes into force by 2015, a state-run think tank said on Monday.

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Marketing manager corrects myths about call center jobs

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Marilyn Ventenilla, the communication and marketing manager of Teleperformance Philippines, provides fresh insights about working in the call center industry. Contrary to myths that being a customer support representative is a boring job, she says it is actually an exciting career that one can pursue as a long-term profession.

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World Bank changes tack to face new challengers

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WASHINGTON – Global warming, a new offensive against poverty — the World Bank has overhauled its agenda to prove its relevance in the face of competition from rich emerging nations, notably China.

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Phl probing only few human rights cases – US report

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MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine government continued to investigate and prosecute only a limited number of reported human rights abuses, and concerns about impunity persisted, according to the latest annual US Department of State human rights country report.

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Further action urged by IMF, WB

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COUNTRIES must act decisively to help nurture the global economy’s fragile recovery, finance ministers and central bankers said at the conclusion of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank (IMF-WB) spring meetings.

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Global finance officials endorse World Bank target to end poverty

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WASHINGTON — Global finance officials on Saturday endorsed a new World Bank goal to end extreme global poverty by 2030 and emphasized that its focus should be on ensuring that the poorest benefit from strong growth and rising prosperity in developing nations.

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NEDA updates PDP for inclusive growth

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To ensure that the country’s rising economy is sustainable and inclusive, the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) over the weekend said that the government is updating the Philippine Development Plan: 2011-2016 (PDP).

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Finance leaders say global economy remains uneven

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WASHINGTON—World finance leaders issued a somber assessment on Saturday of the global economy, saying the recovery remains uneven with growth and jobs in short supply.

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Mining target met but…

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THE GOVERNMENT met its mining investment target last year but the result was down a quarter from 2011 due to a halt in the issuance of new permits.

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Mining targets $1-B investments in 2013

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MINING investment inflows in 2013 may reach $1 billion as earlier predicted in a fitting follow-up to last year’s performance that saw actual mining investments in priority mining projects in various stages of development reaching $791.69 million, Director Leo Jasareno of the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources…

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More on the new partylist decision

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The controversial party-list cases have been remanded by the Supreme Court to the Commission on Elections for review. What the Comelec is required to do is to decide two related questions: (1) Which organizations may participate in the party-list system? (2) Who are qualified to represent the party-list organizations?

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Women on top: Phl among most gender equal nations

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MANILA, Philippines – The World Bank identified the Philippines as a world leader in gender equality, particularly in the fields of legislation, management and government.

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Agri workers are among lowest paid: NSCB

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CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – People who produce food to feed the nation—those who work in the agriculture sector—are among the lowest paid in the entire Philippines.

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PHL growth to surpass Aspac level

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THE Philippine economy will continue to do better than the Asia-Pacific average although it will likely slow to 6.2 percent in 2013 due to external factors, according to the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (Escap).

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Slow exports will not dampen economy

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The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) is optimistic that the negative growth of the Philippine merchandise exports will not dampen the country’s economy.

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IMF keeps 6% growth projection for PH

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MANILA — The International Monetary Fund (IMF), a recipient of a $1-billion loan from the Philippines, kept its projection for the country’s growth amid risks the country faces.

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HIV cases reach “epidemic” level

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CEBU, Philippines – Health officials said the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) cases in the cities of Cebu, Mandaue and Lapu-Lapu have already reached an “epidemic” proportion.

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TUCP preferred group in polls, survey shows

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The Trade Union Congress of the Philippines is one of the preferred groups to fill up the 58 partylist seats in the House of Representatives in the May 13 elections, based on the recent survey conducted by the Social Weather Stations, the group said in a press release.

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Pinoys told to legalize stay in Saudi

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MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) advised yesterday Filipinos who have status problems in Saudi Arabia to legalize their stay to avoid punishment from Saudi authorities.

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