Monthly Archives: May 2013

Manning firm exec probed for harassment

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MANILA, Philippines – A crewing manager of the second largest manning agency in the country is under investigation for allegedly sexually harassing a female executive, a National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) agent said yesterday.

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Caught at sea: fighting forced labour in the fishing industry

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The fishing sector is an important source of employment, income and food production for many countries. But there are serious incidents of abuse in some fisheries and fishing vessels. By Beate Andrees, head of the ILO’s Special Action Programme to Combat Forced Labour.

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New HIV cases in Phl hit record high in April

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MANILA, Philippines (Xinhua) – New cases of HIV infections in the Philippines was highest in April at 388, the Department of Health (DOH) said today.

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Over 140 Pinoys deported from Middle East for having HIV/AIDS, hepatitis

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For a range of reasons — from having infectious diseases like HIV/AIDS, hepatitis B or C, or even just having abnormal x-ray results — at least 142 overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) were deported from the Middle East since last year, a Saudi-based medical association reported.

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12 jobs where women win on gender pay

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Jobs Where Women Earn More Even with more women settling into the role of family breadwinner, the gender pay gap only rarely settles in their favor.

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10th Anniversary Job Fair, June 18-19, 2013, 10am-5pm, Megatrade Hall, SM Megamall

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Philippines climbs five notches in IMD’s world competitiveness ranking

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MANILA – After dropping two steps last year, the Philippines now has climbed five notches in IMD’s 2013 World Competitiveness ranking.

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Investing in RH, women’s health yields economic dividends – World Bank

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KUALA LUMPUR – Global experts on Tuesday urged governments and the global community to invest in girls and women’s programs, including reproductive health, as this leads to major economic returns and other benefits.

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BUBBLE ALERT | Philippine economic, stock market gains unsustainable, British accountants say

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MANILA – The Philippines’ faster economic growth and the gains in the stock market cannot be sustained, according to the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW).

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PHL the ‘brightest spark’ in ASEAN — ICAEW report

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The Philippines is growing at a faster pace among the five biggest economies of the Association of Southeast Asian Nation or ASEAN-5, supported by robust government spending and increased business confidence, according to the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW).

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P35k monthly salary? Be a statistician

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MANILA – If you love math, data, and crunching numbers, a P35,000-plus monthly salary awaits you. The amount is the median monthly salary that statisticians get in the Philippines, according to Jose Ramon Albert, secretary general of the National Statistical Coordination Board (NSCB).

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DPWH defends road repairs: Look beyond surface

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Some roads in Metro Manila “may appear okay on the surface, but underneath they have actually deteriorated because of old age.” The Department of Public Works and Highways pointed this out Wednesday to dispute allegations of irregularities in the agency’s road “reblocking” projects in the metropolis.

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1,257 schools hike tuition, other fees

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A TOTAL of 1,257 institutions of learning—903 private elementary and high schools and 354 private colleges and universities—have been allowed to raise their tuition and other fees this year.

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More partylist groups proclaimed

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MANILA, Philippines — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) proclaimed 38 winning partylist groups Tuesday, leaving only five seats left for the others to fight over.

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Comelec disqualifies with finality 6 more party-list groups

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Poll chairman Sixto Brillantes Jr. said on Monday that the Commission on Elections en banc has disqualified, with finality, six more party-list groups. The disqualified groups were Agapay ng Indigenous Peoples Rights Alliance, Inc. (A-IPRA); Ang Galing Pinoy (AG); Atong Paglaum, Inc. (Atong Paglaum); Kaagapay ng Nagkakaisang Agilang Pilipinong Magsasaka (KAP); Social Movement for Active…

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TV5 offers early retirement incentive to curb losses

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MANILA, Philippines–TV5 network operator Associated Broadcasting Corp. has offered a generous early retirement package to employees as the Manuel V. Pangilinan (MVP)-led firm affirmed commitment to curb financial hemorrhage and challenge a long-entrenched Philippine broadcasting duopoly.

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Birthing facility project garners global CSR award

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Naybahay, a rural birthing facility project spearheaded by Pfizer Philippines Foundation Inc., was one among 20 corporate social responsibility (CSR) projects recognized with an award of merit at the 5th Global CSR Summit hosted by the Philippines in Davao City last April.

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COCKTALES | Ayala zooms past SMC in executive pay ratings; Lopez firm comes 3rd

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Holding firm Ayala Corp. has overtaken erstwhile leader San Miguel Corp. in the executive compensation race for 2012. Ayala chief executive Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala, his younger brother and president Fernando Zobel, and fellow management committee members John Eric Francia, Delfin Gonzalez Jr., Solomon Hermosura and John Philip Orbeta took home P398 million in…

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The sleepwalkers

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In the euro zone, desperately in need of a boost, no news is bad news YOU may have missed it, but the European Union held a summit this week. Taking in a nutritious working lunch, Europe’s prime ministers, presidents and chancellors devoted half of Wednesday to weighty issues of energy and taxation. Gone are the…

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DOH holds HIV surveillance

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THE Department of Health (DOH) and other agencies held a random human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) surveillance to determine the human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (HIV/Aids) cases in Cagayan de Oro City.

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Ex-poll exec blames Brillantes for mess

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MANILA, Philippines – It was a costly and a messy exercise that could have been avoided in the first place. And with the snafu that littered the conduct of the 2013 midterm polls, poll chairman Sixto Brillantes Jr has only himself to blame.

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More doubts raised about poll results

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IT experts note strange ‘60-30-10’ pattern Information technology (IT) experts have observed a strange “pattern” of votes obtained by administration, opposition and independent senatorial candidates in the May 13 elections.

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Employers to urge more gov’t action

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JOB GENERATION is crucial to an economy’s continued strength so the government should do more to attract investors, the Employers’ Confederation of the Philippines (ECoP) said. The ECoP, which today holds its annual National Conference of Employers (NCE), is looking to come up with a set of resolutions that will be presented to the Aquino…

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No property ‘bubble’

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PROPERTY MARKET growth in the Philippines has so far been healthy, Moody’s Investors Service said, with no reason to believe a bubble is forming.

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Strong market to sustain PHL growth

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Despite the weak growth in the remittance sector, the country’s strong domestic market pushed the Philippine economy to maintain a steady progress in the first three months of this year, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said.

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IMF says PHL Q1 output grew 6%

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The Philippine economy may have grown 6 percent in the first quarter, riding on consumer and government spending that offset poor export performance, a ranking International Monetary Fund (IMF) official said Wednesday.

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Communist rebels extorted P26M during election period—AFP

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MANILA, Philippines— The New People’s Army were able to extort as much as P26 million nationwide during the election period, the military claimed.

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Comelec to proclaim winning party-lists without announcing number of seats obtained

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(Updated 6:34 p.m.) The Commision on Elections (Comelec), sitting as the National Board of Canvassers, will proclaim leading party-list groups without announcing the number of seats they obtained.

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