Monthly Archives: September 2013

Lack of skilled labor hampers expansion of foreign firms

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MANILA, Philippines – The lack of enough skilled workers is preventing foreign manufacturers in the Philippines from expanding operations, according to a ranking official of Rizal Commercial Banking Corp. (RCBC).

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Philippines wins accolades for gender equality; with reservations

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MANILA — The Philippines scores high in global surveys on gender equality. But some women there say the reports do not tell the whole story.

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Despite terror, world has never been safer

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NEW YORK—It almost feels these days as if there is no safe place—that after global jihad strikes a Nairobi shopping mall or a deranged shooter invades the Washington Navy Yard, the next target could very well be our own store, school, theater or stadium.

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More flexible law on PH minimum wage urged

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Rigid policies crimp competitiveness, economists say Four of the most eminent economists in the country have criticized the minimum wage law for perpetuating the twin problems of unemployment and poverty amid rapid economic growth.

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SM joins ILO’s campaign against child labor

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MANILA, Philippines – SM Supermalls has recently partnered with the International Labor Organization (ILO) for “Lakas Sipa Para Sa Batang Malaya” – a football clinic for former victims of child labor.

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Smokers hazy on use of child labour

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Australia’s cigarette trade is being propped up by the exploitation of children, with new figures revealing more than $16 million of tobacco grown using cheap child labour is being imported every year.

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Creating more and better jobs

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Why is the Philippine economy not producing enough good jobs despite higher gross domestic product (GDP) growth rates in the last decade? Is there a silver bullet that can solve the jobs challenge?

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Great opportunity for creating more, better jobs

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It may be the single biggest challenge the Aquino administration faces in its drive to reduce poverty: how to create more and better jobs that raise real wages and lift people out of poverty. The Philippines Development Report (PDR), released by the World Bank the other week, estimates that good jobs need to be generated…

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United Nations reports ‘dramatic’ progress in fight against AIDS

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LONDON — The global rate of HIV infection and the number of AIDS-related deaths have been dramatically reduced, thanks to expanding access to treatment, the United Nations said in a report issued on Monday.

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Singapore domestic workers’ day off

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It is Sunday, and a chorus of Tagalog and Bahasa Indonesia greets shoppers at the Lucky Plaza mall along Singapore’s Orchard Road. Hundreds of foreign domestic workers from the Philippines, Indonesia and elsewhere come here every Sunday to catch up with friends and send money home via the many remittance shops. They make up the…

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Tourism, poverty reduction and gender equality

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On the occasion of World Tourism Day (27 September), ILO Senior Tourism Specialist Wolfgang Weinz and ILO Senior Gender Specialist Susan Maybud talk about the role tourism can play in achieving poverty reduction and gender equality.

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Laws that discriminate against women

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MANILA, Philippines – Under Philippine law, a woman may be accused of adultery or having sexual relations with a man that is not her husband. Adultery may be substantiated with the presentation of circumstantial evidence. However, under the same law, a man may only be accused of concubinage.

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Dole Philippines raises the Red Card against child labor

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In line with its dedication to continuously uplift the quality of life, Dole Philippines partnered with International Labor Organization in Lakas Sipa Para Sa Batang Malaya, a football clinic for 250 child laborers under the worldwide campaign Red Card to Child Labor.

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Filipino domestic workers in UK launch self-help group

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LONDON – A group of overseas Filipino workers launched a new organization which aims to support the needs of domestic workers in the UK from immigration advice to social networks.

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Women in 15 nations need spouse’s approval to work: WB report

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WASHINGTON – At least 15 countries give husbands the power to prevent their wives from working, the World Bank said Tuesday in a report on gender equality in business.

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Global HIV infection rate goes down, but what about PH?

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More accessible treatment options resulted in the decrease of the global rate of HIV infection and AIDS-related deaths, the United Nations reported in its annual update on HIV/AIDS on Monday.

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11th MEI Mega Job Fair @Starmall Edsa-Shaw, November 21-22, 2013, 10am-5pm

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The Philippine STAR Career Guide Job Fair on October 22-23 from 10am-5pm at Megatrade Hall 1@smmegamall

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NPAs torch construction equipment in Davao City

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DAVAO CITY, Philippines – Suspected New People’s Army (NPA) guerillas set fire to heavy equipment owned by a construction firm in separate incidents here over the weekend.

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UN report highlights massive Internet gender gap

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An estimated 200 million more men access the Internet than women worldwide. Network World – Globally, men have a much easier time accessing the Internet than women, according to a new report issued by the United Nations’ Broadband Commission Working Group.

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ILO: Child laborers declining worldwide

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An International Labor Organization (ILO) report on Tuesday said the global count on child laborers has decreased from 246 million to 168 million in the last four years, but singled out Asia Pacific as the region which has the biggest number of minors trapped in forced labor and slavery.

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How can Philippines create 14.6M jobs until 2016?

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http://www.interaksyon.com/business/71284/infographic–how-can-philippines-create-14-6m-jobs-until-2016 MANILA – The Philippines has recently been one of the fastest-growing economies in Asia but it has yet to provide enough jobs for its citizens.

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Philippines to develop manufacturing sector to boost jobs

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THE country will further develop the manufacturing and other labor-intensive sectors in an effort to create more job opportunities.

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ILO says global number of child labourers down by a third since 2000

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A new ILO report shows that the fight against child labour is on the right track, but the goal of eliminating its worst forms by 2016 will not be met at the current pace. GENEVA (ILO News) – A new report by the International Labour Organization (ILO), Marking progress against child labour, says that the…

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When did globalisation start?

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“GLOBALISATION” has become the buzzword of the last two decades. The sudden increase in the exchange of knowledge, trade and capital around the world, driven by technological innovation, from the internet to shipping containers, thrust the term into the limelight.

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MEGA JOB FAIR, November 5, 2013 – 8:00am-3:00pm, Pasig City Sports Center

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MEi The First Meet and Greet, October 18-19, 2013, Alpha Tents, 6th Floor, Alphaland, Southgate Mall, Edsa-Magallanes, Makati City

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