Monthly Archives: January 2014

Right to life

Published by reposted only Date posted on January 31, 2014

If the many countries that upholds the sacredness of human life and protects the right to life. In fact according to Pope Francis, “the right to life is the first among human rights.” Actually, in this jurisdiction, the right to life is not merely a moral but a legal principle well enshrined in our Constitution…

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Jobless youth ‘a growing epidemic’ in labor sector

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THE number of unemployed and underemployed youth in the country has become a “growing epidemic” and the government should immediately address this problem if it hopes to fulfill its vision of inclusive growth, Sen. Paolo Benigno Aquino said in a Senate hearing on Thursday.

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News Analysis: Developing Asia still grapples with high maternal mortality rate

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MANILA, Philippines (Xinhua) – Ensuring women’s access to family planning education and services will slash high maternal mortality incidence and sustain the gains achieved in promoting maternal health in developing Asia, health experts said.

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DOST develops early warning system against storm surges, floods

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Thousands of Filipinos were killed and millions worth of properties were destroyed when storm surges brought by super typhoon Yolanda surprised the residents of Eastern Visayas in November.

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Turkey: DESA leather workers fight for the right to have a union

Published by anna Date posted on January 30, 2014

See full story here – http://www.labourstart.org/cgi-bin/solidarityforever/show_campaign.cgi?c=446

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Published by reposted only Date posted on January 29, 2014

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DOH: 2013 HIV/AIDS cases almost 5,000

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MANILA, Philippines – A total of 358 new HIV infections were recorded last month, bringing to almost 5,000 the number of cases for 2013, the Department of Health (DOH) reported yesterday.

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358 new HIV cases reported in December

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MANILA, Philippines—There were 358 new cases of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), which could lead to the fatal acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS), reported in December 2013, according to the Department of Health (DOH).

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IMF: No panic situation in emerging markets

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WASHINGTON—The International Monetary Fund said Tuesday that there was no panic in emerging markets even as countries like India, Turkey and Argentina were facing sharp capital outflows and currency pressures.

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Phl poverty a social scandal – CBCP

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MANILA, Philippines – Catholic bishops depicted yesterday poverty in the Philippines as a “social scandal.” In the pastoral letter “To Bring Glad Tidings to the Poor,” the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) asked Filipino Catholics to be more sensitive to the plight of the poor.

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Asia needs to invest in youth’s reproductive health

Published by reposted only Date posted on January 28, 2014

MANILA, Jan. 28 (Xinhua) — Investing in the youth’s sexual and reproductive health is the key to stemming some of developing Asia ‘s major health challenges increasing HIV infections and maternal deaths.

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A minimum-wage hike could help employers, too

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President Obama’s State of the Union address tonight is expected to include a push to increase the minimum wage. A lot of companies that rely on low-wage workers are worried about that. It’s obvious to them that paying employees more will result in some combination of three outcomes: (a) profits will suffer as the wage…

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11 Simple concepts to become a better leader

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Being likeable will help you in your job, business, relationships, and life. I interviewed dozens of successful business leaders in my last book, Likeable Business, to determine what made them so likeable and their companies so successful. All of the concepts are simple, and yet, perhaps in the name of revenues or the bottom line,…

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More foreign direct investments seen for PH in 2014

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MANILA, Philippines – Global research and consultancy firm Oxford Business Group said the growth in foreign direct investments (FDI) is expected to continue in the Philippines in 2014.

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SWS: Satisfaction with top officials, institutions down

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MANILA, Philippines – The satisfaction ratings of top government officials and institutions dropped in the last quarter of 2013, according to the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey.

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Low turnout noted in house help list up

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The Department of Labor and Employment in Negros Oriental yesterday reported a low turnout in the registration of “kasambahays”, or domestic helpers, and employers, that was held at the Quezon Park in Dumaguete City Sunday.

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PHL hotels, resorts among the ‘greenest’ in Asean

Published by reposted only Date posted on January 27, 2014

FIVE Philippine hotels and resorts were recognized as “Asean Green Hotels” at the just-concluded Asean Tourism Forum (ATF) in the City of Kuching, Sarawak state, Malaysia.

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Foreign aid: Accept with caution

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I was invited recently by Sam Chittick of the Australian Embassy to speak to a group of expats and locals, all of whom are engaged in providing assistance to this country. The invitation immediately evoked memories of Australia. I visited Melbourne/Sydney for the first time in the early Sixties and met Donald Horne, who authored…

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‘Philippine festivals’

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Victory Liner offers access to northern festivals and tourist attractions MANILA, Philippines – Travelers limited to weekend getaways and short vacations can experience exotic fun with less than 24 hours on hand by going north of Manila. Colorful and quirky celebrations that don’t require long travel time include the festivals of Bulacan, Pampanga, Zambales, Isabela,…

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PH equity prices seen to rise by 20% this year

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JP Morgan expert takes contrary view to market consensus Philippine equity prices can rise by about 20 percent this year in line with much brighter prospects for emerging markets across the globe, an investment expert from JP Morgan Securities said.

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Manufacturing sector key to inclusive growth–Neda

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THE Philippines will have a better chance of achieving inclusive economic growth if the manufacturing sector would strengthen further, the National Economic and Development Authority (Neda) said.

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Full text: CBCP on the ‘economy of exclusion’

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Below is the full text of the pastoral exhortation of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines after its bi-annual plenary assembly from January 25 to 27. This copy comes from the website of the CBCP. A story on this also appears on Rappler.

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Repatriated distressed OFWs increased in 2013

Published by reposted only Date posted on January 26, 2014

MANILA – The number of distressed overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who have been sent home and had their cases resolved increased in 2013.

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THE future of call center agents

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Manila has emerged as the best call center hub in the world, thanks to the large pool of Filipino talents delivering and receiving voice calls to and from different countries. Call center executives say the country will likely keep its status as number one in the world for voice calls, even as it strives to…

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MERALCO: Also good at digging holes

Published by reposted only Date posted on January 25, 2014

IN a hearing held by the evidently very annoyed House Committee on Energy on Wednesday, Meralco admitted that they not only instructed their power supply partner, the Aboitiz-held Therma Mobile (TMO), to offer some of its electricity at the highest allowable rate of P62/kilowatt-hour on the Wholesale Electricity Spot Market (WESM), but that Meralco purchased…

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Freedom House: Philippines is ‘partly free’

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WASHINGTON – The Philippines retained its status for the fourth straight year as a “partly free” country but was a standout among Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) members in a survey of political rights and civil liberties in 195 nations conducted by Freedom House.

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StanChart sees Phl growth slowing to 6.7%

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MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine economy is expected to slow down this year to 6.7 percent from 7.2 percent in 2013, due to modest growth in consumer spending as government projects have yet to fully take off, a Standard Chartered Bank official said.

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Why your top talent is leaving in 2014, and what it’ll take to retain

Published by reposted only Date posted on January 24, 2014

Planning to quit your job this year? CareerBuilder asked 3,008 workers that very question–and found out who is most likely to change jobs in 2014, what employees value most in the workplace, and what ultimately entices them to stay.

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PHL global competitiveness up

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THE Philippines remains on track to be in the top one-third in global competitiveness rankings because of continued improvement in ease of doing business in the country, according to the National Competitiveness Council (NCC).

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PHL unmployment: A problem runs deep

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There is a pressing need for a road map towards improving the lag in agriculture and manufacturing to address a stubbornly high unemployment rate. Analysts interviewed by GMA News Online said a strong output alone – which grew by 7.4 percent in the first three quarters of 2013, the fastest phase in Southeast Asia –…

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