Monthly Archives: April 2013

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Free-for-all looms for party-list seats

Published by reposted only Date posted on April 9, 2013

DESECRATION: Welcome to the super rich, the over-represented and even political parties — and goodbye to the dreams of the truly marginalized sectors to become lawmakers themselves to enact laws to benefit them.

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ADB sees Philippines growing by 6 pct until 2014

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MANILA – The Philippine economy is likely to sustain its strong growth this year until 2014, but unemployment and underemployment remain a key concern, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) said on Tuesday.

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Ten million more unemployed in Europe than in 2008

Published by reposted only Date posted on April 8, 2013

Austerity measures have not addressed the root causes of the crisis nor have they brought down unemployment, according to a snapshot of EU countries based on an upcoming ILO report on the state of global labour markets.News | 08 April 2013

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OFWs in Taiwan to get wage increase

Published by reposted only Date posted on April 6, 2013

MANILA, Philippines—Filipino workers in Taiwan stand to benefit from a new minimum wage increase approved by the island’s highest administrative organ this month, Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz said Friday.

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EU-wide youth guarantees: ILO at the ready

Published by reposted only Date posted on April 4, 2013

The ILO will cooperate with the European Commission in tackling the employment crisis facing young people, including through youth guarantee schemes. GENEVA (ILO News) – As young people continue to be disproportionately affected by the employment crisis, the International Labour Organization (ILO) has said it is ready to join forces with the European Commission to…

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The history of asbestos: Then & now

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Every year, the first week of April is known as Asbestos Awareness Week. Asbestos, a naturally occurring fibrous material, is a known human carcinogen and has been linked as a cause to asbestos-related cancers and mesothelioma. Despite such serious results from exposure to this mineral, asbestos is still not banned completely in the United States…

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Sleepless in PHL: More Pinoys work the graveyard shift

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As the business process outsourcing (BPO) industry in the Philippines continues to grow, more and more Filipinos are finding themselves working at odd hours, risking mostly their health.

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The poor needn’t always be with us

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‘Maybe it’s time to think out of the box.’ THE poverty rate has remained unchanged since 2006 according to the National Statistical Coordination Board (NSCB). And the bad news is that the rate is likely to stay that way three years from now.

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339 new HIV cases recorded in February

Published by reposted only Date posted on April 3, 2013

MANILA — The Department of Health (DOH) has recorded 339 new human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) cases last February, a few notches lower than the 380 recorded a month earlier.

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HIV cases in Philippines may reach 4,000 this year

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339 new infections recorded for February, including 45 OFWs HIV ( human immunodeficiency virus) cases in the Philippines are expected to reach over 4,000 this year, following the 339 fresh infections recorded for February and 380 in January.

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Eating fish linked to longer life—US study

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WASHINGTON—People age 65 and older who eat fish may live an average of two years longer than people who do not consume the omega-3 fatty acids found mainly in seafood, a US study suggested on Monday.

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Economist warns of ‘radical’ climate change, millions at risk

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WASHINGTON – The author of an influential 2006 study on climate change warned Tuesday that the world could be headed toward warming even more catastrophic than expected but he voiced hope for political action.

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Things gay people are still told

Published by reposted only Date posted on April 2, 2013

It’s been 15 years since I came out as a gay woman in the Philippines, and even if Aiza Seguerra is now an out adult lesbian with a girlfriend, Rustom Padilla is now BB Gandanghari, Pinoy Big Brother always has gay characters, and Boy Abunda is now out and proud, an educated Pinay I met…

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Gov’t tightens watch

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THE GOVERNMENT will soon allow importation of “sensitive” commodities prone to smuggling only through select ports, the Department of Finance (DoF) said in a statement yesterday.

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Benefits of upgrade are grossly exaggerated

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THE BENEFITS of the first ever investment-grade upgrade are grossly exaggerated. The behavior of the stock market last Monday, rising tentatively, retreated, and finally fell, supported this view. The stock markets’ hyperactive reaction to the upgrade before the Holy Week break was totally irrational.

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PHL corruption, ownership limits keep trade from growing — USTR

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The corruption and lack of transparency continuing to plague the Philippines are having a negative impact on trade and investments, the United States Trade Representative (USTR) said in its latest report released Tuesday.

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Eurozone unemployment at record 12 percent

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BRUSSELS (AP) — Unemployment across the 17 European Union countries that use the euro has struck 12 percent for the first time since the currency was launched in 1999.

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100K Pinoys expected to flee Sabah

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ZAMBOANGA CITY—An estimated 100,000 Filipinos in Sabah are expected to flee to the Philippines by May, according to a government “worse case scenario” following an incursion by supporters of the sultan of Sulu in February and a subsequent crackdown by Malaysian forces in the area.

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Five must-watch performance measures for contact centers

Published by reposted only Date posted on April 1, 2013

No sales manager or contact center manager wants to lose a customer because of a technical glitch or other behind-the-scenes difficulties. Performance monitoring solutions help by providing an end-to-end view across the entire contact center. The key is knowing what to monitor and how to resolve problems before they turn into lost sales.

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