Monthly Archives: April 2014

200,000 Yolanda survivors want jobs, but livelihood not part of govt relocation plans – Oxfam

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MANILA – Up to 200,000 survivors of last November’s deadly typhoon Yolanda (international name: Haiyan) are at risk of worsening poverty due to government relocation plans that have not factored in how they will later earn a living, the United Kingdom-based humanitarian organization Oxfam said.

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TUCP’s Herrera denies R.A. 6715 spurred contractual hiring

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The former legislator responsible for a landmark amendment to the Labor Code has denied that the legislation he authored in 1989 legalized contractual work arrangements, saying those who blame him for the practice are ignorant of the law’s true intent.

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Why some jobs remain hard to fill

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MANILA – Thousands of job opportunities are up for grabs on Wednesday, as the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) kicks off its Labor Day job fairs nationwide. “We aim to give back the service they deserve by fast-tracking the matching of jobseekers and employers, particularly in identified areas where skills are highly in demand…

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Yolanda survivors after 6 months: Homeless, jobless, hungry

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MANILA, Philippines – Almost 6 months after Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) ravaged the Visayas, the lack of adequate housing still remains one of the biggest challenges faced by over 200,000 Yolanda survivors and, most likely, by soon-to-be survivors of future calamities.

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The women of Baruya: Invisible food producers

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MANILA, Philippines – The road was unpaved and the sun was unforgiving; it was almost impossible to hear your own thoughts drowning in the sound of a struggling motor engine. The tricycle took its time crossing the rocky path. At the end of the road were the women of Baruya in Pampanga.

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Million-dollar one-person businesses multiply

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There’s no mistaking it: Million-dollar, one-person businesses are picking up major momentum in the U.S. More of these tiny firms–which have no employees except the owners– are breaking into every category of business above six figures in revenue, according to newly released Census Bureau statistics. That’s exciting news for people who don’t want to work…

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Lack of master plan means Yolanda-hit areas to be rebuilt piece-meal – Lacson

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Children at a Tacloban tent community five months after Yolanda MANILA, Philippines — Presidential assistant for rehabilitation and recovery Panfilo Lacson on Tuesday said the rehabilitation of areas devastated by super typhoon Yolanda last year will have to proceed piece-meal for lack of a master plan, which he blamed on the Office of Civil Defense.

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Phl moves up in social progress index

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MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines has been ranked 56th out of 132 countries in the Social Progress Index 2014 released yesterday. The Philippines ranking improved from an SPI score of 49.41 in 2013 to 65.86 in 2014.

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PH expected to grow fastest in Asean

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The Philippines will post the fastest growth among the five largest economies of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations over the next two years, the International Monetary Fund said Monday.

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PHL to grow fastest among ASEAN-5 nations in 2014, 2015 – IMF

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The Philippine economy will likely grow the fastest among the ASEAN-5 nations this year and next, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said in a regional economic report.

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The power of dignity in the workplace

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Imagine that you’ve been working in your job for a while. You enjoy your work, know how to do it well, and take pride in the results you produce. And then one day things change. Perhaps a new boss is hired from the outside, who doesn’t talk to you or your colleagues in sufficient depth…

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PH banks not ready for Asean integration

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S&P says ‘overcrowding’ a major challenge Standard & Poor’s said it believed that banks in the Philippines were not yet prepared for the tougher competition that would result from the integration of Southeast Asian economies.

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News Analysis: ASEAN economic integration in 2015 draws conflicting views in Philippines

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MANILA, April 24 (Xinhua) — Two conflicting views have emerged in the Philippines on whether or not the country is ready for economic integration in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) under the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) which will start to take effect next year.

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SC stands by Cybercrime Law ruling; media group ‘appalled’

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MANILA, Philippines — (UPDATE – 4:41 p.m.) Two months after it declared the Cyber Crimes Prevention Act of 2012 constitutional, the Supreme Court dismissed on Tuesday several motions for reconsideration filed by media and militant groups as well as members of the academe on the ruling, particularly the provisions on cyber libel.

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More jobs for Pinoys in South Korea eyed

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AFP News – This file photo shows a group of Filipino domestic workers collecting their luggage from a carousel at Manila airport, on August 15, 2006. The Philippines is to resume sending workers to Israel as …more If you’re planning to work abroad, you might want to keep an eye out for job openings in…

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SC junks pleas vs cyber law

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The Supreme Court (SC) has affirmed its ruling last February upholding the constitutionality of key provisions in the controversial Republic Act No. 10175 or Cybercrime Prevention Act.

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SC stops BIR drive vs doctors, lawyers

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The Supreme Court (SC) yesterday stopped the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) from implementing its new regulation imposing additional requirements for registration of self-employed professionals, including doctors and lawyers.

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Better work conditions at call centers soon? DOLE, IT-BPAP to ink 2-year voluntary action plan

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MANILA – In a move to address labor issues in the call center sector, Labor Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz and Jose Mari Mercado, president of the Information Technology-Business Processing Association of the Philippines (IT-BPAP), are scheduled to sign on Friday a landmark partnership agreement and a two-year joint action plan for its workers.

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Feature: Philippine unions pledge to fight for safety and health at work

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Forty-four leaders representing nine national labor federations, 26 enterprise-based unions in special economic zones and in the Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) industry, and workers in the informal economy gathered recently to commemorate the 2014 International Workers Memorial Day with the theme: “Unions Fight for Safety and Health at Work!”

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Where’s the real political and economic power?

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AN oligarchy is defined as a form of government in which economic and political power lies in the hands of the few. Countries with this kind of government are often controlled by a few prominent families who pass on their influence from one generation to the next. Inheritance is not a necessary condition for an…

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16 CADPI sugar refinery workers now out of danger after toxic shower in Batangas

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MANILA, Philippines — The Central Azucarera Don Pedro Inc. (CADPI) assured its stakeholders on Wednesday that the 16 casual workers who were injured in its sugar refinery in Nasugbu, Batangas on Good Friday have all been declared “out of danger.”

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Amnesty: Qatar fails to protect domestic workers

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates—An international human rights group has slammed Qatar for failing to protect foreign maids and other domestic workers from exploitation, adding pressure on the Gulf state over its labor practices as it gears up to host the 2022 World Cup.

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Looking for a job? 65 job fairs to be held on May 1

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MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Labor will hold 65 job fairs throughout the country on May 1, Labor Day. In a statement, Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz said the 65 job fairs will gather nearly 2,000 employers with 115,384 job vacancies.

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SC’s Cybercrime ruling to be elevated to UN

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After the Philippine Supreme Court (SC) dismissed all motions for reconsideration over the constitutionality of the controversial Cybercrime Prevention Act in February, the law’s detractors are now looking to elevate their concerns to the United Nations.

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Philippine Unions Pledge to Fight for Safety and Health at Work

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08 April 2014, Manila. Forty-four leaders representing nine national labor federations, 26 enterprise-based unions in special economic zones and in the BPO industry, and workers in the informal economy gathered to commemorate the 2014 International Workers Memorial Day with the theme: “Unions Fight for Safety and Health at Work!” Led by the TUCP Women’s Committee,…

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Integration challenges tagged

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COUNTRIES IN ASIA must continue working on developing their economies further as the region becomes more interconnected, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) said.

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New cyber-threats that go bump in the night

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FORTUNE — It’s that time of year again: Spring is in the air, Monarch butterflies are traveling north, and Verizon’s (VZ) data breach report is making the rounds, freaking out already freaked-out chief information security officers around the globe.

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