Monthly Archives: November 2013

Crucial jobs sprout in post-Yolanda clean up

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TACLOBAN CITY – Tens of thousands of desperately needed jobs are being created for survivors of a catastrophic typhoon in the Philippines by paying them to clear mountains of waste from ruined cities and farms.

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Special labor courts to end expat woes 

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Senior diplomats from South Asian missions in the Kingdom have welcomed plans to set up separate courts to settle labor disputes. These courts will operate under the Ministry of Justice, said Hattab Al-Anazi, spokesperson for Labor Ministry.

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Can women have it all?

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Story 10: #WHIPIT: CAN WOMEN HAVE IT ALL? Have you ever felt boxed in “because you’re a woman?” Female trailblazers from different fields discuss the results of a survey on women at #WHIPIT, a forum on gender bias hosted by Rappler and Pantene. The survey was done in the National Capital Region or NCR, with…

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Comelec told to proclaim winning party-list group

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MANILA, Philippines – The Supreme Court (SC) has ordered the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to proclaim Abang Lingkod as among the winning party-list groups in the May 2013 elections.

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DOLE: 2 recruitment firms to help 500 Yolanda survivors find work abroad

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Two labor recruitment agencies will help at least 500 victims of Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) find work abroad free of charge, the Department of Labor and Employment on Thursday said.

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ILO: 2.8-M workers in service sector affected by ‘Yolanda’

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MANILA, Philippines – Most of the workers affected by typhoon “Yolanda” in the Visayas are from the service sector, the International Labour Organization (ILO) said on Thursday.

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Defiant Spanish workers stage lock-in, resist layoffs

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Household appliance maker Fagor has recently entered bankruptcy, but its workers are not ready to give up their jobs. FORTUNE — In the town of Basauri, amid the rolling hills of Spain’s Basque Country, some 140 workers at the Edesa appliance factory are taking four-hour shifts as they stage a lock-in. Their parent company, the…

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7 lessons on how to build back better after ‘Yolanda’

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Super typhoon Yolanda is an opportunity for Tacloban and the rest of the Visayas to reboot in a sustainable and democratic way, and perhaps even become a model of development. But the rebuilding process must be re-thought. The old ways will not survive future calamities, especially with global warming and its stronger, more frequent storms.

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Mechanic crushed to death under a fire truck he was repairing in Malabon City

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Japan allots $500,000 to help ‘Yolanda’ victims who lost their jobs

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Japan has allotted $500,000 to help victims who lost jobs because of typhoon Yolanda that devastated the Eastern and Central Visayas.

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3-stage ‘Yolanda’ recovery plan approved; no total cost yet

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PRESIDENT Aquino, after a marathon meeting with his Cabinet on Wednesday, approved in principle a three-stage recovery plan for several provinces devastated by Supertyphoon Yolanda (international code name Haiyan).

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Number of adolescents with HIV jumps by one-third—UN

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GENEVA—The number of adolescents infected by the HIV virus has jumped by one third over the past decade, the UN’s health agency said Monday, blaming gaps in care programmes.

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Warehouse helper killed in accident

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A helper at a warehouse in Valenzuela City was killed while he was on duty on Sunday. The Valenzuela police identified the victim as Alberto Cruz, 33, a helper at the Urrulia Trading Warehouse in Sitio (settlement) Malabo, Barangay (village) Maysan.

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Over 20,000 workers lose jobs in H1 – DOLE survey

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MANILA, Philippines – Over 20,000 workers nationwide lost their jobs due to closures of commercial establishments, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) reported.

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Violence against women is not acceptable and can be prevented

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New York – Every year, at least two million women and girls are trafficked into prostitution, forced slavery, and servitude. Up to 60 percent of women experience some form of physical or sexual abuse during their lifetime.

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8 ways PH higher education can prepare for ASEAN 2015

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MANILA, Philippines – Eleven years ago, member-states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), including the Philippines, envisioned an ASEAN University born from strong linkages of leading universities and institutions in the region.

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ILO helps provide ’emergency’ jobs in Haiyan-hit areas

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MANILA, Philippines – The International Labor Organization (ILO) is helping government provide emergency employment to millions of people who lost their livelihoods to Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan). (READ: Coconut farmers face ruin after Haiyan)

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Performance management and the pony express

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Microsoft has decided to dump the practice of rating individuals’ performance on a numerical scale – a decision I applauded in a recent post. I argued that such rating systems don’t accomplish the task managers expect from them, which is to accelerate the performance of their people. At best, they serve other goals: allocating compensation…

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Child laborers in typhoon-affected provinces resume work after Yolanda

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Child laborers have returned to their places of employment weeks after Typhoon Yolanda cut through Central Philippines on November 8, “Balitanghali” reported on Saturday.

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Top 5 in-demand jobs in Q4

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MANILA, Philippines – Online recruitment company JobStreet.com said accountants are the most in-demand specialists for the fourth quarter of 2013.

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Construction scaffolding in Taguig collapses; 3 people hurt

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At least three people were injured after a part of scaffolding at a construction site in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City, collapsed Saturday noon, according to a report on “News TV Live.”

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Google, Microsoft step up efforts to block online child porn

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LONDON — Google said Monday it had developed new technology to block child porn from more than 100,000 unique searches, ahead of talks with British Prime Minister David Cameron who has been pushing for action on indecent images

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ICAAP11: HIV/AIDS rising at ‘alarming levels’ in some Asian countries

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The 11th International Congress on AIDS in Asia and the Pacific (ICAAP11) was held in Bangkok this week. Experts and activists gathered in the Thai capital to discuss the current infection and treatment situation in the region, and to explore new ways of preventing and treating the disease, as well as raising awareness.

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UNAIDS urges end to gender-based violence in effort to reduce risk of HIV infection

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22 November 2013 – The United Nations agency leading the response to the AIDS epidemic is calling for an end to gender-based violence, which is not only a serious human rights violation but also increases the risk of HIV infection.

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DOH to focus AIDS awareness among HS students

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ILOILO CITY, Nov. 21 (PIA6) — The Department of Health Center for Health Development (DOH-CHD)-6 is set to focus its AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome) awareness campaign towards high school students in Western Visayas. Charity Perea, Regional Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) Coordinator of DOH-6, said that more than 50 percent of HIV (human immunodeficiency virus infection)…

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The road to ASEAN 2015: Why are PH colleges lagging behind?

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MANILA, Philippines – Island thinking. To each his own. Quite literally, our higher education institutions (HEIs) are taking competition too seriously that we’re moving at a snail’s pace toward internationalization.

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UN reports sustained progress in fighting HIV/AIDS, but some regions lag

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20 November 2013 – The United Nations today reported accelerated progress in combating HIV/AIDS in much of the world, with significant decreases in new infections and deaths, but worrying signs persist that some regions and countries are falling behind in the global battle.

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Study: Filipino domestic workers under stress have poorer mental health

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As Macau continues to develop economically, more and more local residents are reluctant to perform what researchers in the area of migration call “3D” jobs: dangerous, dirty and degrading jobs, hence the need to import workers.

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Consulates ink pact with US labor dept. on Filipino workers’ rights

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SAN FRANCISCO—“We’ve investigated 2,000 cases and recovered $13.8 million in unpaid overtime and minimum wage violations in the health care industry alone involving Filipino workers as victims,” said Susana Blanco, director of the US Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division in San Francisco.

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