Monthly Archives: March 2014

HR Watch: Migrant domestic workers ‘trapped, abused’ in UK

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MANILA, Philippines – Migrant domestic workers brought into the United Kingdom by their employers are suffering serious abuses including forced labor, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said in a report released on Monday, March 31.

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ASEAN economic community: Rules of engagement

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FROM A FLEDGLING organization of five member-states in 1967, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has evolved into a dynamic force in the global arena. The ASEAN “solar system” now has 10 countries revolving around its axis. The analogy is quite apt considering that each of these countries has different stages of growth and…

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More Japanese firms see Phl as promising market

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MANILA, Philippines – The number of Japanese firms which sees the Philippines as a promising market for business in the next three years has risen compared to 2008, according to a survey conducted by the Japan External Trade Organization (Jetro).

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PCCI calls for concrete plan to avert power crisis

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MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) warned that the power supply situation in the Philippines is now at a “critical stage” and called for a well- planned domestic strategy to avert the fast-approaching crisis.

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Government visa rules ‘license domestic slavery’

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The government is “licensing modern slavery” with its visa rules for domestic workers, campaigners say. Since April 2012 they have been tied to one employer upon entering the UK – meaning they cannot move jobs.

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Transgender woman in Philippines files complaint after being forced to leave female restroom

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2 security guards at call center company charged for violating city ordinance which prohibits ‘all discriminatory acts against homosexuals in the workplace’

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Gov’t job search portal made more user-friendly

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Manila, Philippines — The government’s web-based job matching facility and labor market information portal, the Phil-JobNet, has been enhanced to make it more user-friendly to jobseekers.

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Looking for ‘young, female, pleasing’ applicants? Not right

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While women dominate men in terms of numbers in various industries, it doesn’t mean they are not confined by sexism and ageism in the workplace MANILA, Philippines – “Looking for applicants 21-26 years old, female, with pleasing personality.”

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Talking gender

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AFTER two weeks of negotiations, the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) released an outcome document that pushes forward even more strongly the rights of women and girls. The document also promises to put women and girls front and center in the next global development agenda, after the world finishes appraising the success…

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Iraq: Teachers union faces threat of government takeover

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As BRICS economies grow up, PHL and 9 upstarts emerge – report

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PARIS – The Philippines, Indonesia, Bangladesh and Ethiopia are among 10 countries set to take over as emerging economies from the powerful BRICS nations as they struggle with growing pains, a French credit body said on Tuesday.

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Responsible parenthood key to inclusive growth – ECOP, MBC, MAP, PCCI

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Philippine-based businesses have reiterated support for Reproductive Health (RH) Law, urging the government to implement the measure at the soonest possible time, because responsible parenthood is a pillar of that elusive, inclusive growth the administration of President Benigno Aquino III has been aiming for since its took over the helm of government.

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Why CHED rejects academic calendar shift

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MANILA – The Commission on Higher Education is advising against a change in the academic calendar, saying the country’s weather patterns do not justify a shift in the start of classes from June to August.

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Philippines jabs for growth after Yolanda knockout

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MANILA – Like its boxing icon Manny Pacquiao, who was shockingly knocked out by an opponent but found redemption in his next fight, the Philippines should bounce back in 2014 after a deadly blow by typhoon “Yolanda” last year.

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AIDS law obsolete due to PH ‘concentrated HIV epidemic’, says lawmakers’ group

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MANILA – The Philippine Legislators Committee on Population and Development (PLCPD) on Tuesday pushed for the amendment of Republic Act 8504 or the National AIDS Prevention and Control Act of 1998, saying that it is already outdated.

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DOF: 1.5% of GDP lost from tax incentives

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MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Finance (DOF) on Wednesday said the government lost at least 1.5 percent of gross domestic product in 2011 due to revenue loss from granting income tax holidays, reduced income tax rates and duty to investments.

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WHO: Pollution kills 7 million people every year

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LONDON (AP) — Air pollution kills about 7 million people worldwide every year, with more than half of the fatalities due to fumes from indoor stoves, according to a new report from the World Health Organization published Tuesday.

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Alarming unemployment makes economic growth illusory

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In the next few weeks, more than half a million more Filipinos will be looking for jobs that will hopefully pay back for their years of sweat of having to go through school and for their parents’ hard-earned money spent on tuition fees and living expenses.

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Why has the insurgency lasted this long?

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Exactly a week ago we wrote a column entitled “What’s the strength of the NPA these days?” We asked that question because of the bold attacks by the NPA in so many places in Mindanao where the NPA already number from 100 to 200 fully armed rebels. What gets our gall is that, the NPA…

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Phl least attractive

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University of the Philippines (UP) Professor Benjamin Diokno has submitted a study that the Philippines will be the least attractive investment destination in Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) once it formally integrates as an emerging bloc in 2015.

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Business groups back RH Law implementation

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MANILA, Philippines – Four large business organizations on Tuesday reaffirmed their support for the immediate implementation of the controversial Reproductive Health Law, saying that the statute has already passed both Houses of Congress and deemed Constitutional.

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Women invade mine; one runs 100-ton truck

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KASIBU, Nueva Vizcaya—On any day about a year and a half ago, Marina Bartolome, 30, would be tending her three children, ages 6 to 10, while her husband operated a bulldozer at the gold project of OceanaGold Corp. in the mining community of Didipio here.

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2 Filipinas among ‘25 most influential in Asia-Pacific’s asset management’

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MANILA, Philippines—Two Filipino women are among the 25 “most influential” women in Asia-Pacific’s asset management scene, based on a list drawn up by financial publication AsianInvestor Magazine.

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Global warming not stopped, will go on for centuries – WMO

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GENEVA, Switzerland – There has been no reverse in the trend of global warming and there is still consistent evidence for man-made climate change, the head of the U.N. World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) said on Monday.

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Pagdami ng umano’y ‘freelance’ sex workers sa Baguio City, ikinabahala

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Ikinababahala ng Baguio City Health Office ang pagdami ng mga tinatawag na “freelance” sex workers sa lungsod. Hindi umano namomonitor ang kilos at kalusugan ng mga ito na maaaring maging dahilan ng paglaganap ng sexually transmitted disease o STD.

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The most popular Filipino in world history

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Earlier this month, the Pantheon project website of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Media Lab went live. Pantheon, or at least its first version, is an impressive but necessarily incomplete attempt to measure “the global popularity of historical characters” (this and other project-descriptive quotes are from the Methods section of the website). It uses two…

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The 67 people as wealthy as the world’s poorest 3.5 billion

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organization, made news at the World Economic Forum in Davos earlier this year with its report that the world’s 85 richest people own assets with the same value as those owned by the poorer half of the world’s population, or 3.5 billion people (including children). Both groups have $US 1.7 trillion. That’s $20 billion on…

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WHO: air pollution responsible for 1 in 8 global deaths

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According to a World Health Organization report released today, around 1 in 8 of total global deaths – 7 million deaths annually – are as a result of exposure to air pollution.

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Rest time empowers for Filipino helpers in Singapore

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SINGAPORE – They gathered in pretty much the same fashion that those flash mobs would when readying to break into a sing-and-dance number in a public place.

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