Monthly Archives: May 2015

Surge in HIV cases slows down in April

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THE growth of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infections recorded by the Department of Health (DOH) in April was slower compared to the past two months.

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House approves free public wi-fi act

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MANILA — The House of Representatives has approved a bill that will mandate free public wireless internet access in public buildings, terminals, parks, and plazas nationwide.

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A weighting game

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Pacific trade talks expose the limits of economic modelling May 30th 2015 | From the print edition Timekeeper THE Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a putative trade agreement, would ease commerce between America, Japan and ten other countries that between them account for two-fifths of global GDP. But how beneficial would it be to these economies? Advocates…

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Why FIFA also needs to address the treatment of Qatar’s migrant workers

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The arrest of FIFA executives on a raft of fraud and corruption charges has been front-page news in recent days. But the charges brought by the Swiss and American authorities focus on bribery and embezzlement, and do not address another egregious injustice: the treatment of the migrant workers in Qatar who are building the stadiums…

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Why tackling the stigma around menstruation is key to gender equality

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On any given day, more than 800 million women and girls between the ages of 15 and 49 are menstruating worldwide. That’s right, I said it:menstruating.

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PH real estate industry bullish on ASEAN 2015

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The (ASEAN economic integration in 2015) would require more commercial and residential infrastructure for highly urbanized cities within the region including key cities of the Philippines, according to property developers.

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The transgender tipping point

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Laverne Cox has gone from being bullied for acting feminine as a kid in Mobile, Ala., to starring in Orange Is the New Black and becoming a public face for the transgender movement. Nearly a year after the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage, another social movement is poised to challenge deeply held cultural beliefs

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Six ways to take back control of your life

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Back in 2006, when I began researching my book Breakdown, Breakthrough about how women can overcome (or bypass altogether) the twelve most common professional crises and learn to thrive, I was floored by some of the advice and stories I heard. Rather than learning about huge cataclysmic changes that altered their lives, I heard more…

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How to use social security to fix retirement inequality

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Social Security’s retirement and disability trust funds are expected to run out in 2033. Americans need bigger retirement nest eggs, there is no doubt about that. More than half of us have saved less than $25,000, according to the Employee Benefit Research Institute.

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How to work with people who aren’t good at working with people

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Twenty five years after the term “emotional intelligence” was first introduced by academics, thousands of independent scientific studies have highlighted the importance of managing your own and others’ emotions in relation to career success, job performance, entrepreneurship, and leadership.

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PHL likely to lead growth in ASEAN property development – CBRE

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The Philippines is expected to lead the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in terms of growth and development in property development on the heels of figures showing the real estate market was able to sustain its momentum in the first quarter of 2015.

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Detecting breast cancer early

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Women should watch out, should know facts about the deadly C. Such facts are: Breast cancer is the leading killer of women ages 35 to 54 worldwide. More than a million women develop breast cancer without knowing it, and almost 500,000 die from it every year. The global incidence of breast cancer has tremendously risen…

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PH GDP growth slows to 3-year low: 5.2% in Q1 2015

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(4th UPDATE) The Philippines’ first quarter gross domestic product growth is below government and market expectations MANILA, Philippines (4th UPDATE) – The government announced on Thursday, May 28, that the Philippine economy grew by 5.2% in the first quarter of 2015 – the lowest in 3 years – as government spending stays weak and exports…

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What we can learn from Africa on public-private dialogue in health

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The author attended this year’s EAHF Annual Conference in Kigali, Rwanda, where stakeholders engaged in a bold and direct dialogue with private and public sectors on health.

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15 smart questions to ask at the end of every job interview

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It’s important to remember that every interview is a two-way street. You should be interviewing the employer just as much as they’re interviewing you because you both need to walk away convinced that the job would be a great fit.

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Quezon City and UNAIDS launch online & mobile-based platform to fight HIV

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QUEZON CITY, 27 May (PIA)–The Quezon City Government in cooperation with the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) in the Philippines launched an online and mobile-based platform QC iReport that will be used to provide the city with real time information on its Human Immuno Virus related services.

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The disadvantage of being good at your job

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Science confirms what high performers have known for years: It’s not easy being so competent. A new study from Duke’s Fuqua School of Business suggests that people with high self-control — the kind of people who remember birthdays, choose the salad instead of the fries, take on extra projects at work, and resolve conflicts easily…

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How to report suspected cases of human trafficking

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Singapore’s foreign maids exploited by agents, employers – charity

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SINGAPORE – The promise of a salary five times what she could make at home prompted Nabila to leave Indonesia and her family for a job as a domestic worker in Singapore.

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MDG3: Large differences in gender equality between and within countries

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This is the third in a series of posts on data related the Millennium Development Goals based on the 2015 Edition of World Development Indicators.

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Most Filipino borrowers go to informal sources for money

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MORE than half of Filipinos still rely on family members or friends for loans, according to official data, illustrating a financial divide that excludes a significant chunk of the population from participating in the formal economy.

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‘Harm reduction’ to fight HIV/AIDS: Does it work in Philippines?

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Senate panel asks for suspension of ‘harm reduction’ program for drug users MANILA – The Senate committee on public order and dangerous drugs has told the Department of Health (DOH) to suspend the distribution of syringes to drug users.

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Why we need to close the fishing industry gender gap

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Women make up nearly half of international fisheries workers, but they are often paid far less than their male counterparts – and sometimes not at all – when toiling in the $500 billion industry, a U.N. report said on Tuesday.

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How your state of mind affects your performance

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Don, a senior vice president for sales at a global manufacturing company, wakes up late, scrambles to get showered and dressed, has an argument with his teenage daughter over breakfast, then gets stuck in traffic on the way to work and realizes he will be late for his first meeting.

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The universal skills gap and 3 ways to close it

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Let’s be clear: Skills mismatch is not an emerging markets problem. It’s universal and affects both wealthier parts of the world – whether the United States or the European Union – and emerging markets. In a way, it’s more visible in industrialized economies, thanks to their comprehensive labor market statistics. In developing countries, we have…

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Top 10 #LifeHacks for making working life easier

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There’s nothing worse than having your Friday ruined by realising it’s only Tuesday. The average person spends 90,000 hours of their life in the workplace. With so much time spent at work, it’s important that you’re happy there. Tuesday’s should be just as good as Fridays. How can you make sure you have that Friday…

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How to answer ‘tell me about yourself’ in a job interview #WisdomWednesday

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This is the most popular blog post of 2014. See the rest of the top 15 here. If you have ever been in an interview, then you have undoubtedly had to answer the “Tell Me About Yourself” question. It is so common that it is often neglected during our interview preparation. However, it is arguably…

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Why you need to choose your workplace friends and allies wisely

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I once heard a saying that the workplace isn’t like college. College is about doing well and getting ahead. Instead, the workplace is like high school – it’s all about who likes you and who doesn’t. When we’re thinking about human interaction in the workplace and how it impacts performance, that’s a pretty apt analogy.…

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Export agency confident 2016 shipments will breach $100B

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DAVAO CITY — The government remains confident export earnings will breach the $100-billion mark in 2016, despite a slowdown in the first quarter this year, led by processed agricultural and mineral products as well as information technology services, an Export Development Council (EDC) official said.

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Why universal basic skills should be the primary development goal

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Later this year, the UN will set the post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals. These goals will follow on from the previous Millennium Development Goals. The plethora of targets that is likely to emerge will make it hard to use them either as policy levers for change or as a means of charting progress. Instead, because knowledge…

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Time for a new gender-equality playbook

The old one isn't working. We need bolder leadership and MORE EXACTING EXECUTION
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