Monthly Archives: February 2016

What new jobs will exist in 2035?

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Written by Joe Myers, 29 February 2016, https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2016/02/these-scientists-have-predicted-which-jobs-will-be-human-only-in-2035?utm_content=buffer71981&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer By 2035, workplace changes will see us looking for jobs as remote pilots or online chaperones.

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DOLE approves P500 wage hike for domestic workers in Eastern Visayas

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A new wage order also allows domestic workers in Eastern Visayas to bargain for higher salaries with their employers MANILA, Philippines – Domestic workers in Eastern Visayas will soon receive P500 more in their monthly salaries with a recently approved wage order by the Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board (RTWPB) in Region 8.

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Rampant smuggling stunts agri growth

Published by reposted only Date posted on February 28, 2016

The government’s lackluster efforts to combat smuggling have dragged down growth in the agricultural sector, which is already facing other challenges including El Niño and weak infrastructure.

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Understanding child labour and youth employment outcomes in the Philippines

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Download the reports here. Executive summary http://www.ucw-project.org/attachment/child_labour_youth_employment_philippines_summary20160224_131303.pdf Full report http://www.ucw-project.org/attachment/child_labour_youth_employment_philippines20160224_131424.pdf

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PODCAST: There’s an HIV law in the PH?

Published by reposted only Date posted on February 27, 2016

About two decades ago, former president Fidel V. Ramos gifts the Asia Pacific HIV community with an HIV law MANILA, Philippines – When the Philippines passed the HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Act in 1998, it was celebrated as a pioneering law that primarily aimed to protect the rights of people living with HIV (PLHIV) and…

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Modern slavery widespread among East Asia migrant domestic workers –researchers

Published by reposted only Date posted on February 26, 2016

LONDON – Forced labor among migrant domestic workers is widespread, with many women exploited even before they have left their home country and later abused by their employers abroad, a survey of modern slavery in the sector has found.

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FFF-TUCP holds dialogue with small coconut farmers; calls for immediate and sustainable programs for the coco industry

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2.24.2016 Calauag, Quezon. — Over 200 small coconut farmers in Quezon Province participated in a dialogue led by the Federation of Free Farmers and its President Leonardo Montemayor, to discuss coconut levy issues, programs, and projects for food security and modernizations. Coconut farmers’ leaders expressed many and lingering problems in the coconut industry, including farmer’s…

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The 20 fastest-growing economies this year

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Emerging markets in Asia and Africa still reign supreme: They’re at the top of global growth projections over the next two years. The world is expected to grow 3.2 percent in 2015 and 3.7 percent next year after expanding 3.3 percent in each of the past two years, according to a Bloomberg survey of economists.…

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Imports rise 2% to $66.7 B in 2015

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Despite 26% drop in December MANILA, Philippines – Philippine imports went down nearly 26 percent to $4.06 billion in December , the first drop in seven months, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) reported yesterday.

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Construction worker nahulog sa 24th floor

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Isang 30 taong gulang na construction ang namatay ng siya ay mahulog sa isang ginagawang condominium Martes ng hapon sa EDSA, Barangay South Triangle, Quezon City.

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10 Types of employees that HR secretly Hates

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HR loves people — just not all people. People generally go into Human Resources because they like people. After a few years of dealing with these humans, HR people can become cynical. You would too if you had to deal with these types below. If you see yourself in one, stop it.

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22 Things you can leave off your resume

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Not everything belongs front and center When I look back at the first couple resumes I sent, I immediately start cringing. My first attempts at my resume were filled with flaws that I’m sure you can relate to. Not only were they way too long—the fact that I had page numbers should have been a…

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Pension pains

Published by reposted only Date posted on February 23, 2016

More than a month ago, President Benigno Aquino III vetoed House Bill 5842 which proposed to increase the monthly pension of Social Security System pensioners by P2,000. The President defended his decision stating that supporting the bill will result in shortening the system’s fund life.

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How the Philippines got Asia’s worst internet service

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A traveler to the Philippines knows the dance too well. You check into a hotel that advertises Wi-Fi. Turns out it’s only available in the lobby, and only in the daytime. Then you learn of a freak service outage in the lobby. When you do eventually connect, no websites come up. On better days, each…

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Study shows most Pinoys hooked on cellphones

Published by reposted only Date posted on February 22, 2016

MANILA, Philippines – Mobile phone has become a necessity for the common man as more than three fourths of Filipinos look at their devices within 15 minutes after waking up, according to the Deloitte Global Mobile Consumer Survey.

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DOE tightens rules on coal-fired power plants

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MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Energy (DOE) is eyeing to impose stricter standards on coal-fired power plants to contribute to climate change mitigation programs and the country’s commitment to lessen carbon emissions.

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Fire hits Batangas fuel depot; 2 hurt

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MANILA, Philippines – Two employees were injured in a fire that broke out in Phoenix Petroterminal and Industrial Park in Calaca, Batangas on Saturday.

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Nomura: Impact of oil on remittances overblown

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Concerns on the possible fall of the country’s remittances once oil-producing countries start laying off jobs have been “overblown,” according to the research group of an international financial institution.

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Private schools seek government subsidy

Published by reposted only Date posted on February 19, 2016

Associations of private schools are urging presidential candidates to increase the subsidy given by the government to privately owned higher education institutions (HEIs).

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You want tough solutions to traffic management

Published by reposted only Date posted on February 18, 2016

Tired of all the traffic on major thoroughfares? Here are some foolproof solutions gathered from frustrated motorists who are willing to face the consequences of some of these proposed solutions. Many if not all of these suggestions may not see the light of day in the near future due to a number of reasons. Read…

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Sugar Industry Union Calls for Marangal na Hanapbuhay; Declares support for Mar Roxas

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8.21.2015, UP SOLAIR, Quezon City. In its 50th National Convention, over 200 national and regional union leaders and members of the National Congress of Unions in the Sugar Industry of the Philippines (NACUSIP) –the biggest federation of organized labor in the sugar industry –called on government to pursue “marangal na hanapbuhay at kaunlarang pantay-pantay” (decent…

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Education vs work skills: what do employers really want?

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Every year, approximately 5,300 colleges and universities in the U.S. busily churn out thousands of graduates. And American higher education remains a sought-after commodity worldwide, as evidenced by the million-plus (according to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement) international students flocking to the U.S. to study.

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Exports fall eases to 2.4% in 2015 – DTI

Published by reposted only Date posted on February 17, 2016

Aggregate exports of goods and services likely declined 2.4 percent last year, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) said.

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The male face of sexual slavery

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By LAURA SECORUN PALET, February 17, 2016 There’s nothing sexy about forced porn. Bekunda Sunday still remembers the pride in his mom’s voice when he told her he’d landed a job in Kenya. He was 24 and studying tourism in Kampala, the capital of next-door Uganda. Struggling for money, he couldn’t believe his luck when…

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DOLE stops Quezon irrigation project

Published by reposted only Date posted on February 16, 2016

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has stopped the construction of an irrigation project in Quezon after an accident that left two workers dead.

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Gender discrimination

Published by reposted only Date posted on February 15, 2016

AFTER 18 long years, the legality of a strike by 24 pilots of Philippine Airlines (PAL) in 1998 was resolved by the Supreme Court. The high court ruled that, except for one lady pilot, Gladys Jadie, the rest of the strikers were validly dismissed from the company for failure to comply with the return-to-work order…

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Janitor, nahulog sa 3rd Floor

Published by reposted only Date posted on February 11, 2016

Isang 25-anyos na janitor ang nahulog sa ikatlong palapag ng Victory Mall sa Monumento, Caloocan City Martes ng gabi. Kinilala ang biktima na si Ryan Agabon, residente ng Phase I, Paradise Village, Letre, Barangay Tonsuya, Malabon.

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No end yet for HIV

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The efforts to eliminate HIV and AIDS are painfully slowly gaining ground. Is it because sex is so good victims can’t resist engaging in it without protection? Is it because people who have them are too shamed to reveal they “have it”?

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Another global recession

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Barely eight years after the 2008 global economic meltdown, economists are again talking of another worldwide recession. Just a few years ago the BRICS – Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa – were poised to join the Group of Seven – USA, Canada, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy and Japan among the economic superpowers.…

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