Monthly Archives: June 2015

New ILO Standard on the Informal Economy: A Tool for Workers

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The following is an interview with Plamen Dimitrov, Workers’ Spokesperson of the International Labour Conference (1-13 June 2015) Committee on the Transition from the Informal to Formal Economy, who expresses his views about the benefits for workers after the adoption of a new ILO Recommendation to tackle the informal economy. Mr Dimitrov also underlines the…

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3 child laborers rescued from Cebu construction site

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There are around 219,000 identified child laborers in Central Visayas MANILA, Philippines – Three child laborers aged 17 were rescued from a Cebu construction site, the labor department announced Tuesday, June 30.

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UN: Philippine efforts to uphold women’s rights not enough

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MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines still falls short in preventing the violation of women’s reproductive rights despite its passage of a Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health Law in 2012, a report of a United Nations committee revealed.

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World is locked into about 1.5°C warming & risks are rising, new climate report finds

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Originally posted on November 23, 2014 The new “Turn Down the Heat” report explores the risks worsening climate change poses to lives and livelihoods across three regions: Latin America and the Caribbean, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, and the Middle East and North Africa.

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What are the Sustainable Development Goals

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What are the Sustainable Development Goals? Are they achievable? This @IIED video explains. See video here.

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How to grow your leadership skills

Published by reposted only Date posted on June 27, 2015

They say that some people are born leaders, but the truth is that anyone can hone their leadership skills even if they weren’t “born” leaders. Some people are born with better abilities in certain areas that lend themselves to being a great leader, but that doesn’t mean that these skills are impossible to learn or…

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Philippines has significant HR problems – US

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WASHINGTON – Extrajudicial killings by security forces and vigilante groups, an overburdened criminal justice system, a meager record of prosecutions, and widespread official corruption and abuse of power are the most significant human rights problems in the Philippines, the US State Department said.

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N. Mindanao workers to get wage hike

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MANILA, Philippines – Minimum wage earners in Northern Mindanao will receive a P12 increase in their daily take home pay, the National Wages and Production Commission (NWPC) said yesterday.

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A year after the RH law, why the silence?

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Payal Shah, senior legal adviser of the New York-based Center for Reproductive Rights, discusses UN committee findings that many Filipinas still have no access to contraceptives and services

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Palace to Congress, judiciary: Help address human rights problems

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Malacañang on Saturday asked Congress and the judiciary to come together with the executive branch of government and explore ways to address human rights issues being raised in the US State Department’s 2014 report on the Philippines.

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How to solve a problem like capitalism

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Capitalism needs to be saved…according to a doyenne of the investment industry. Lynn Forester de Rothschild, chief executive of family-owned investment holding company E.L. Rothschild, told CNBC that she was on a mission to tackle inequality.

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BPO revenues to overtake OFW remittances in 2017 – IT expert

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Income from outsourcing industry was at $18.9 billion in 2014, and is expected to grow by 15% to 18% every year, says Jose Mari Mercado, president of the Information Technology-Business Process Association of the Philippines

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US Supreme Court rules in favor of gay marriage nationwide

Published by reposted only Date posted on June 26, 2015

The Supreme Court ruled on Friday that the U.S. Constitution provides same-sex couples the right to marry, handing a historic triumph to the American gay rights movement.

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TESDA maintains high standards to produce globally-competitive graduates

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MAASIN CITY, Southern Leyte, June 26 (PIA) — The Technical Education Skills Development Authority (TESDA) has always adhered to the constant need to level-up with current demands in order to come up with a workforce that is competent enough to face the domestic or global market.

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Agriculture key to Asean integration, says group

Published by reposted only Date posted on June 25, 2015

The country’s readiness for Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) integration hinges on how the next Philippine leaders would treat the agriculture sector, according to a group of vegetable farmers and traders.

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Government support to keep BPOs on growth path

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MANILA, Philippines – The business process outsourcing industry (BPO) expects continued growth in the medium term with enough support from the government, an industry expert said.

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Special Report: Beyond the fields (Second of three parts)

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IT IS Saturday. Sienna (not her real name), 14, is chopping sugarcane stalks. She began working with her mother in this sugarcane farm in Barangay Caputatan Norte, Medellin town, Cebu a year ago.

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PH hailed as first Asean country to implement fully automated polls

Published by reposted only Date posted on June 24, 2015

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has said that the Philippines is the only country in the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) to hold fully automated elections on a nationwide scale.

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Mindanao’s growth triangle – Cagayan de Oro, Davao and General Santos

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By Gerardo P. Sicat (The Philippine Star), June 24, 2015 Three major urban areas serve as magnets for Mindanao’s economic heartland: Cagayan de Oro, Davao, and General Santos. These magnetos collectively provide transport logistics and the industrial and commercial support to the growth of Mindanao’s economy.

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Don’t make these 5 resume writing mistakes

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Tips to write your best resume yet. Check out your current resume to see if you’re making any of these mistakes I’ve seen dozens of resumes in my career and while the rules in writing one aren’t cast in stone, any hiring manager like me will spot a couple or two that won’t advance for…

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Philippines’ BPO industry on track to meeting employment target

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MANILA – The country’s information technology-business process outsourcing (IT-BPO) industry is on track to hit its 1.21 million employment target this year.

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Special Report: Boss-busting blues (Last of three parts)

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HAS anyone ever been jailed for child labor in Cebu? Sun.Star Cebu archives show that at least six cases have been filed under Republic Act (RA) 9231 since 2006, but it is unclear if anyone has ever been convicted.

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Special Report: Lack of foot soldiers, incentives

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PARENTS are against it. College teachers are losing sleep over it. And now the K to 12 program mandated by the Enhanced Basic Education Act of 2013 is igniting tensions yet again.

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Special Report: Invisible workers (First of three parts)

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WHEN vehicles slow down as they exit Bogo City, Cebu, Mina (not her real name), 14, leaps into the street, waving budbud kabog (millet and coconut milk rolls) before car windows, the few seconds before the cars roll into Tabogon town the only time she has to close a sale.

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2015 Change Readiness Index

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Use the 2015 CRI online tool to gain a deeper understanding of a country’s change readiness. Select a country on the bar chart or drop-down list to get started. Read here.

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10 ways to become an interview superstar

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Your dream job can slip away because of a poor performance in an interview. Nerves, a lack of research, or a tendency to ramble can all bring you unstuck. Here are 10 pieces of interview wisdom to help you shine.

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Another SSS contribution rate hike?

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The Social Security System’s reserve fund will be exhausted by 2042 if the contribution rate remains unchanged while benefit payments continue to swell, the fund says

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2015 threat report

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The human and technical aspects of cyber threats changed dramatically in 2014. Highly evasive attacks, created from blended techniques, exploited vulnerabilities and opened cracks in old infrastructure standards. The constant evolution of technology development created a completely new set of challenges.

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What’s the best policy to attract high-skilled migrants?

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Policymakers worldwide, cognizant of the pivotal role human capital plays in the economic development of receiving nations, increasingly vie to attract “the best and brightest” (Kapur and McHale 2005) in the “global competition to attract high-skilled migrants” (Boeri et al. 2012). Since high-skilled migrants are motivated to move internationally by myriad factors, the efficacy of…

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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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