Monthly Archives: November 2015

Not too fast on TPP

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President Aquino was reported to have lobbied President Obama for US support to our bid for inclusion in the Trans Pacific Partnership or TPP and got a polite response. Secretaries Purisima of Finance and Domingo of Trade and Industry both emphasized that our export sector will be disadvantaged if we are left out of the…

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DOH: More young people getting HIV

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MANILA, Philippines – More children and young people are getting infected with human immunodefiency virus (HIV), the Department of Health (DOH) said yesterday.

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House panel OKs rent control extension

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MANILA, Philippines – The House committee on housing and urban development has approved a resolution that seeks to extend the government’s regulation of rent for two more years to protect home renters from sudden rental increases.

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PIDS cites flaws in Philippine medical infra program

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MANILA, Philippines – Independent government researchers have found the state’s medical infrastructure programs to be plagued with serious flaws and lack of strategic directions and gaps.

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Special Report: Prison Exchange (When drugs and Aids collide)

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16% of male inmates in Cebu City Jail have HIV Joel (not his real name) did not react when a health professional told him he had tested positive for the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), the virus that causes Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (Aids). The injecting drug user just casually returned to his cell at the Cebu…

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US formally closes Phl country review of labor rights

Published by reposted only Date posted on November 29, 2015

The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) announced last 25 November that the Country Review of the Philippines with respect to Labor Rights under the US Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) has been formally closed. The USTR statement said that the decision to close the review is “..based on progress by the Philippine…

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US closes Phl country review on GSP

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The United States has officially closed its country review of the Philippines with respect to labor rights under the US Generalized System of Preferences (GSP), the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) said.

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Experts: Health impacts of climate change increasing

Published by reposted only Date posted on November 28, 2015

Medical experts say climate change affects human health in direct ways, by the spread of water – and mosquito-borne diseases for example, and indirectly, such as through hunger.

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Adolescent deaths from AIDS tripled since 2000 — UNICEF

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NEW YORK — The number of adolescent deaths from AIDS has tripled over the last 15 years, most of them having acquired the disease when they were infants, according to new data released Friday by United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

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USTR closes review of PH labor condition

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The office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) formally closed on Wednesday its review of the Philippines with respect to labor rights, a precondition to the granting of the preferential duties under the US generalized system of preferences (GSP).

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Letter from ITUC-AP

Published by anna Date posted on November 27, 2015
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Mendoza Illegally Occupies TUCP Headquarters

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430am November 26, 2015. Around 50 alleged armed hooligans, together with TUCP Partylist Rep. Raymond Mendoza and ALU President Michael Mendoza, twin sons of Atty. Democrito Mendoza, 94 years old, forcibly tookover TUCP HQ in Quezon City. The Mendoza group immediately took control of the building, destroying locks of the offices and threatening security guards.…

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ITUC AP condemns illegal occupation of TUCP headquarters

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USTR review notes gains in PHL compliance with international labor rights

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The Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR) has noted gains on the Philippines’s adherence to international labor standards, paving the way for the country to fully enjoy the benefits under the preferential trade scheme.

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Singapore: Work permits of domestic workers no longer limited by passport expiry dates

Published by reposted only Date posted on November 26, 2015

MANILA – Singapore no longer limits the duration of the work permits of household service workers by the expiry dates of their passports, Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz announced Thursday.

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Adolescence in crisis: Philippines’ island of teen mums

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In the Philippines, about 14% of the female teenage population are either pregnant for the first time or are already a mother. GET REAL goes to Bamboo Creek, which has the nation’s highest prevalence of adolescent pregnancy.

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HIV/AIDS cases still on the rise — health official

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KORONADAL CITY, South Cotabato, Nov. 26 (PIA) — Despite massive efforts, the cases of human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS) in the country have continued to rise, a health official here said.

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Most Filipinos unable to meet medical costs of critical illnesses

Published by reposted only Date posted on November 25, 2015

MANILA, Philippines – Eighty-four percent of Filipinos are not financially prepared for medical costs in case they are diagnosed with critical illnesses, such as heart disease.

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Phl leads East Asia in microinsurance

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MANILA, Philippines – Roughly 27.96 million Filipinos had microinsurance coverage in 2013, among the highest in the East Asian region, according to the Insurance Commission (IC).

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Report erring PUVs to LTFRB’s new 24/7 hotline

Published by reposted only Date posted on November 24, 2015
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Less than half of Phl firms use free trade deals

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Despite a number of free trade agreements (FTAs) secured by the country to date, less than half of Philippine firms are aware and actually utilize the benefits of such deals, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) said.

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Construction worker drowns in Tuba waterfalls

Published by reposted only Date posted on November 23, 2015

TUBA, Benguet – A 40-year old construction worker died after he allegedly drowned in the famous Colorado falls at Twin Peaks here around 3:30 pm Saturday.

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HIV: 5 every minute!

Published by reposted only Date posted on November 22, 2015

SINCE Charlie Sheen, 50, star of the hit TV series “Two and a Half Men,” revealed for the first time on November 17, 2015 in his interview on TODAY with Matt Lauer, that he had tested positive for HIV infection 4 years ago, this scary and eventually deadly virus is once again in the spotlight.

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A hard landing in China could ‘shake the world’

Published by reposted only Date posted on November 20, 2015

“A slowing China redistributes global economic activity through the commodity channel as much as dampening it” China’s slowdown is already playing out across the world, dragging down commodity prices and weighing on trade partners.

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Highest in Asia Pacific: Philippines climbs to 7th in gender equality index

Published by reposted only Date posted on November 19, 2015

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines climbed two notches in this year’s World Economic Forum report measuring gender equality among 145 countries globally and remains the Asia-Pacific region’s highest-ranked country.

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Alternative senior citizen’s ID Card

Published by reposted only Date posted on November 17, 2015

While queuing to order my lunch at a fast food chain, I overheard a conversation between the cashier and a senior citizen customer. The cashier refused to grant the customer the 20 percent senior citizen’s discount because of his failure to present his senior citizen’s identification (ID) card. The elderly man apparently forgot to bring…

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Philippines is 2nd in good corporate governance

Published by reposted only Date posted on November 16, 2015

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines ranks second best among countries belonging to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) when it comes to good corporate governance, with companies owned by some of the country’s richest families leading the pack.

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Gov’t to improve construction safety program process

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The Department of Labor and Employment and the Department of Public Works and Highways have signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) aimed at improving the process of approving Construction Safety and Health Programs—a fundamental requirement for all construction operations.

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Electricity, water supply woes haunt K to 12

Published by reposted only Date posted on November 15, 2015

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Education (DepEd) will offer senior high school programs in hundreds of existing high schools that do not have access to electricity or water supply, a research conducted by The STAR revealed.

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How to be more productive at work, easily

Published by reposted only Date posted on November 14, 2015

Everyone wants to know how to be more productive at work and life. Psychologists have even theorized that one of the leading causes of anxiety and depression is that a person is not reaching their full potential quick enough.

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