Monthly Archives: October 2015

Messages of Condolence

Published by anna Date posted on October 30, 2015

      I would like to personally extend my condolences to the family of Senator Herrera and the TUCP. I pay tribute to him not only as a great labor leader who dedicated his life to improving and defending the lives of Filipino workers, but also as a Solidarity Center partner to implement worker…

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Former senator, labor leader and Agrava Board member Ernesto “Boy” Herrera, 73

Published by reposted only Date posted on October 29, 2015

(UPDATE2, – 9:20 p.m.) MANILA – Former labor leader and member of an independent commission that probed the 1983 Ninoy Aquino assassination, Ernesto “Boy” F. Herrera, who as senator later authored the 1995 Migrant Workers’ Act, died Thursday at the age of 73.

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Advocates push for comprehensive PH mental health law

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The Philippines is home to over 100 million Filipinos, yet there are only 690 psychiatrists and around 1,000 nurses working in psychiatric care

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Is climate change about to claim its first cities?

Published by reposted only Date posted on October 28, 2015

A new study suggests that by the end of the century, parts of the Middle East may become uninhabitable for human beings. Extreme heatwaves could create conditions in several Middle Eastern cities that would exceed the threshold of what human beings can endure. Scientists used what is known as ‘wet bulb temperature’ (WBT), the combination…

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Be a senior high school Voucher Program beneficiary

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All public junior high school students who have completed Grade 10 are qualified voucher recipients and shall receive the full voucher value. Grade 10 Education Service Contracting (ESC) grantees from participating schools are also qualified voucher recipients and will be given 80% of the voucher value.

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Noy signs public service employment bill into law

Published by reposted only Date posted on October 27, 2015

MANILA, Philippines – President Aquino signed into law yesterday the bill amending the Public Employment Service Act of 1999 to further help people in rural areas secure jobs more easily.

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Pinoy gets perfect score in Australian math contest

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MANILA – A student of Colegio de San Juan de Letran in Manila got a perfect score in the 2015 Australian Mathematics Competition (AMC). Grade 8 student Andres Rico Gonzales, 13, is one of the 42 students worldwide who got perfect scores among the 300,000 participants from 40 countries in this year’s AMC.

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What are the world’s migration ‘mega-cities?’

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Migration remains ‘essentially an urban affair’ according to a new report published by the International Organisation for Migration. The World Migration Report 2015 – Migrants and Cities: New Partnerships to Manage Mobility estimates that there are 232 million international migrants and 740 million internal migrants around the world. Nearly 50% of all international migrants reside…

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Workers no better off

Published by reposted only Date posted on October 26, 2015

THE Aquino administration likes to brag that the business environment has improved remarkably since it took over almost six years ago. That may be true but the plight of workers has not.

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BPO sector expected to continue to thrive

Published by reposted only Date posted on October 24, 2015

The Philippines’ business process outsourcing (BPO) sector will continue to thrive in the coming years. This was the prediction made by CB Richard Ellis (CBRE) Philippines Inc. Rick M. Santos, chair and chief executive officer who founded the company two decades ago.

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CSR perspectives in the Philippines

Published by reposted only Date posted on October 23, 2015

Ms. Helen Orande is a member of ASEAN CSR Network’s Board of trustees and is also the Executive Director of the League of Corporate Foundations. Here, Ms. Orande talks about how CSR in the Philippines has evolved past philanthropy and charity. to where it is done because it is the right thing to do. She…

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List of job fairs for the rest of 2015

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Opening up more opportunities to jobseekers, the Department of Labor and Employment will be conducting nationwide job fairs until the end of 2015, to be hosted by Public Employment Service Offices (PESOs).

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Raise labor standards in tuna industry

Published by reposted only Date posted on October 21, 2015

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/21 October) — The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) in Region 12 has stepped up its interventions to facilitate the tuna industry players’ compliance with international labor standards.

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Loan sharks remain popular among low-income Filipinos

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Filipinos continue to seek credit from loan sharks and other informal lenders than go to banks for their financial needs, according to the results of a World Bank survey.

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How much of our country will we lose to political dynasties in 2016?

Published by reposted only Date posted on October 20, 2015

After Election Day, will the country be able to reclaim territory from dynasties, or will the bleeding continue? Last week thousands of people trooped to the Comelec to file their certificates of candidacy (COC), many of them vying for seats in local offices where members of their families hold monopolies of power. After the dust…

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APEC adopts the Philippines disaster risk framework

Published by reposted only Date posted on October 19, 2015

In the recent Asia pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meeting held in Iloilo the first week of October, the two main subjects under discussion were disaster risk reduction and the increasingly important role of women in Southeast Asian economies. Founded in 1989, with 21 members, APEC’s challenge today is to develop more micro, small, and medium…

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Reforms began with GMA, not Aquino, says Moody’s

Published by reposted only Date posted on October 18, 2015

The sound fiscal reforms that had improved the economic stature of the Philippines started during the term of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, Moody’s Investors Service said in its latest report on the country. The report also reflected the worries of Filipino economists about government underspending limiting the country’s growth prospects.

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CARAGA: HIV-AIDS cases rise

Published by reposted only Date posted on October 16, 2015

BUTUAN CITY – Officials of the Department of Health (DoH) here are alarmed over the rising cases of Human Immunodeficiency Virus-Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS) in Caraga region.

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President Aquino appoints new Food Security czar, 26 other officials

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On October 1, 2015, President Benigno S. Aquino III signed the appointment papers of 27 public servants to various executive offices.

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OFW personal remittances reach $17.9 billion

Published by reposted only Date posted on October 15, 2015

In August 2015, personal remittances from overseas Filipino workers totalled $2.3 billion, bringing the total personal remittances to $17.9 billion. For the first eight months of 2015, cash remittances registered a growth of 4.1 percent year-on-year to $16.2 billion.

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Addressing skills mismatch through JobStart

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I had the pleasure of recently attending the first graduation ceremony of over 500 young Filipinos involved in JobStart – a program designed to help out-of-school youth prepare themselves for the job market by giving them enhanced career guidance services, life skills training, technical training, and work experience. The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE)…

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DOLE stops construction of Iloilo power plant

Published by reposted only Date posted on October 12, 2015

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has stopped the construction of a power plant in Iloilo City due to an accident that resulted in the death of a worker.

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Steve Forbes: PH needs tax reform to sustain economic stability

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The media mogul behind Forbes Media says the growth in the Philippines will be sustainable should it continue to make reforms MANILA, Philippines – With several economies tumbling, the Philippines will continue to remain stable and strong should it reform its tax system and improve its infrastructure, said the chairman and editor-in-chief of Forbes Media.…

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Lawmakers back P1-billion budget to combat HIV/AIDS

Published by reposted only Date posted on October 11, 2015

Lawmakers threw yesterday all support to the P1-billion funding allocated by the Aquino administration in the next year’s proposed national budget to curb growing cases of Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS) in the country.

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Mactan Ecozone now labor laws compliant — DOLE

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The Mactan Economic Zone 1 (MEZ 1) was finally declared labor laws compliant industrial zone after it failed to meet the requisites, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said.

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Batas Kasambahay: A law exploited

Published by reposted only Date posted on October 10, 2015

Even with the protection of Batas Kasambahay, a lot of domestic workers are still underpaid, overworked, and deprived of benefits provided under the law MANILA, Philippines – Anna tiptoes around the house and moves from one room to another with a laundry basket full of clothes. She mops the floors, dusts the shelves, refills the…

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Phl among worst places to die – study

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A 2015 Quality of Death study index has listed the Philippines as one of the worst places to die, next to Iraq and Bangladesh.

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