Monthly Archives: June 2016

TVET relevant with ASEAN integration

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By Ramon Efren Lazaro (The Philippine Star), June 30, 2016, http://www.philstar.com/campus/education/2016/06/30/1598049/tvet-relevant-asean-integration CLARK FREEPORT, Pampanga, Philippines – Job opportunities and prospects for graduates of technical-vocational education and training (TVET) were highlighted in a forum at Fontana Hotel in this Freeport recently.

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DOLE: Hundreds of teachers displaced due to K-12

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By Mayen Jaymalin (The Philippine Star), June 30, 2016, http://www.philstar.com/campus/education/2016/06/30/1598052/dole-hundreds-teachers-displaced-due-k-12 MANILA, Philippines – The number of teachers and other school personnel who have lost their jobs due to the implementation of K-12 is starting to rise.

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Philippines’s Human Capital Index ranking slips

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By Richmond Mercurio (The Philippine Star), June 30, 2016, http://www.philstar.com/business/2016/06/30/1597897/philippiness-human-capital-index-ranking-slips MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines has slipped three notches in this year’s global report of the World Economic Forum (WEF) measuring countries’ ability to make the most of their populations’ economic potential.

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FULL TEXT: President Rodrigo Duterte inauguration speech

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Inaugural Address of President Rodrigo Duterte Oath-taking of the President of the Philippines Malacañang Palace | June 30, 2016 President Fidel Ramos, sir, salamat po sa tulong mo (thank you for your help) making me President; President Joseph Ejercito Estrada; Senate President Franklin Drilon and the members of the Senate; Speaker Feliciano Belmonte and the…

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Kritikal sa pambubugbog ng amo (Part 1)

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By Armida Rico, Abante, June 30, 2016 Hindi lang ang pamilya ng isang Pinay domestic helper (DH) ang humihingi ng tulong, maging ang mga kaibigan nito ay nanawagan sa tanggapan ng Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) at Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) na tulungan itong makauwi ng bansa dahil kasalukuyan itong nasa kritikal na kondisyon…

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Here is proof that economic wealth does not guarantee the best quality of life

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LIANNA BRINDED, JUN. 30, 2016, http://www.businessinsider.sg/social-progress-index-country-ranking-of-best-quality-of-life-versus-gdp-2016-6/?linkId=26233334?r=US&IR=T#xEL0bcPZyAc5FsJA.97 A country having vast economic wealth does not necessarily guarantee a greater quality of life for its citizens, according to data from the latest Social Progress Index (SPI).

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What can workers in the Philippines expect under Duterte?

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BREXIT – What it means for the world and us

Published by reposted only Date posted on June 29, 2016

By Gerardo P. Sicat (The Philippine Star), June 29, 2016, http://www.philstar.com/business/2016/06/29/1597547/brexit-what-it-means-world-and-us An event of seismic proportions happened last week that affects a large part of the developed world, in particular, Europe. It is, however, of little significance for us here in the Philippines – at least as far as immediate influences go.

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17-anyos, minolestiya ng among Intsik

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By Al Jacinto, Abante, June 29, 2016 ZAMBOANGA CITY — Isang Chinese national ang inaresto ng pulisya matapos itong ireklamo ng isang 17-anyos na babae ng pangmomolestiya sa bayan ng Sindangan sa Zamboanga del Norte.

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Babala sa OFWs: ‘Wag kumagat sa FB job offers

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By Armida Rico, Abante, June 29, 2016 Muling pinayuhan kahapon ng pamunuan ng Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) ang lahat ng naghahanap ng trabaho na huwag maniwala sa mga naglipanang job offers sa Facebook at Twitter.

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‘Family of 4 needs P120K monthly’

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By Czeriza Valencia (The Philippine Star), June 29, 2016, http://www.philstar.com/headlines/2016/06/29/1597748/family-4-needs-p120k-monthly MANILA, Philippines – Most Filipinos aspire for a “simple and comfortable life” in which they can afford to buy a car and a medium-sized house, send their children to college, regularly spend leisure time with family and friends and take occasional trips around the country.

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Philippines one of Asia’s most unhealthy countries – study

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By Ted Torres (The Philippine Star), June 29, 2016, http://www.philstar.com/headlines/2016/06/29/1597762/philippines-one-asias-most-unhealthy-countries-study MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines is still one of the unhealthiest countries in Asia, lagging behind India, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam and Sri Lanka.

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BIR clears tax treatment on non-profit firms

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By Prinz Magtulis (The Philippine Star), June 28, 2016, http://www.philstar.com/business/2016/06/28/1597213/bir-clears-tax-treatment-non-profit-firms MANILA, Philippines – There’s no stopping outgoing Internal Revenue commissioner Kim Henares. More than a week before she steps down, Henares has institutionalized regulations on tax exemptions for non-stock and non-profit corporations.

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What Brexit means for ASEAN

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RUI HAO PUAH, 27 JUN, 2016, http://www.newmandala.org/brexit-means-asean/?platform=hootsuite The split between the UK and EU will have economic, political and psychological repercussions for Southeast Asia. On 23 June, the United Kingdom comprising England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, voted to leave the European Union. The final result saw 51.9 per cent of voters choosing to leave…

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Phl achieved decent work for domestic workers – ILO

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By Mayen Jaymalin, June 27, 2016, https://sg.news.yahoo.com/phl-achieved-decent-domestic-workers-000000965.html The Philippines is one of eight countries that has achieved much in improving the living and working conditions of domestic helpers, the International Labor Organization (ILO) has reported.

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SM expresses support for contractualization

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By Richmond Mercurio (The Philippine Star), June 27, 2016 MANILA, Philippines – The SM Group has expressed support for contractualization but keeps its hands clean from the labor practice which the incoming president has vowed to abolish.

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12 Pinay workers sa HK nabiktima ng recruiter

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By Noel Abuel, Abante, June 27, 2016 Dumulog sa Hong Kong (HK) police ang 12 Filipino domestic workers matapos na umano’y matangayan ng malaking halaga ng salapi ng isang recruitment agency kapalit ng trabaho sa bansang Canada.

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Asean to press RCEP to cut tariffs on 92% of goods

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PETCHANET PRATRUANGKRAI, THE NATION, June 27, 2016, http://www.nationmultimedia.com/business/Asean-to-press-RCEP-to-cut-tariffs-on-92-of-goods-30289152.html ASEAN countries will propose to the 16 member states of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) to eliminate tariffs on 92 per cent of trade in goods to promote economic integration of the grouping soon.

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Decent work and the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development

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http://www.ilo.org/global/topics/sdg-2030/lang–en/index.htm?utm_content=buffer7f550&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer After three years of intensive negotiations and dialogue bringing together not only governments, civil society but also millions of ordinary people around the world, UN member states have unanimously agreed what UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has described as the “most inclusive development agenda the world has ever seen”.

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Mekaniko, napisak ng inaayos na bus

Published by reposted only Date posted on June 26, 2016

By Juliet de ­Loza-Cudia, Abante, June 26, 2016 Pisak ang mukha at durog ang ulo ng isang 26-anyos na mekaniko matapos madaganan ng kinukumpuning bus nang kumalas ang nakakalang na ‘jack’, kahapon ng umaga sa parking a­rea ng Dilan Liner sa may Sampaloc, Maynila.

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How brexit will work

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PH lauded for labor reforms

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by WILLIAM B. DEPASUPIL, REPORTER, June 25, 2016, http://www.manilatimes.net/ph-lauded-for-labor-reforms/269894/ TAGAYTAY CITY: The International Labor Organization (ILO) has lauded the Philippines for being one of eight countries in the world that have improved labor policies.

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Fisherfolk to get fixed salary, benefits

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By Mayen Jaymalin (The Philippine Star), June 25, 2016, http://www.philstar.com/nation/2016/06/25/1596301/fisherfolk-get-fixed-salary-benefits MANILA, Philippines – Fisherfolk employed by commercial fishing companies will get a fixed salary and other benefits, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) announced yesterday.

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PEOS now mandatory for prospective OFWs

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Saturday, June 25, 2016, http://www.pinoyparazzi.com/peos-now-mandatory-prospective-ofws/ THE PRE-EMPLOYMENT Orientation Seminar (PEOS) is now mandatory for prospective overseas Filipino workers, according to the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA). Developed under the POEA and Jobstreet.com as part of the anti-Illegal recruitment campaign, the PEOS is an online preventive approach against illegal recruitment by providing information on important topics…

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Dusa at pasakit ang inabot sa 3 amo

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By Armida Rico, Bahrain, Abante, June 25, 2016 Lahat ng pinaghirapan sa loob ng apat na taong pagtatrabaho bilang isang domestic helper, caregiver at housekeeping sa Bahrain ay nawala ang lahat matapos siyang hindi pasuwelduhin ng kanyang mga naging employer at pinagnakawan pa ng mga awtoridad sa abroad.

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The meaning of Brexit

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by Jeffrey Sachs, June 25, 2016, https://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/meaning-of-brexit-by-jeffrey-d-sachs-2016-06 NEW YORK – The Brexit vote was a triple protest: against surging immigration, City of London bankers, and European Union institutions, in that order. It will have major consequences. Donald Trump’s campaign for the US presidency will receive a huge boost, as will other anti-immigrant populist politicians. Moreover,…

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Brexit’s winners and losers: Johnson Triumphs as pound Ppunges

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Former London Mayor Boris Johnson gets a boost, while big banks face a world of chaos Matthew Campbell and Sofia Horta E Costa, June 24, 2016, http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-06-24/revealing-the-biggest-winners-and-losers-from-u-k-vote-to-leave Today’s victory for the Leave campaign in the U.K.’s referendum on European Union membership will roil business, markets and politics. Below is a sampling of some of the…

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21 nalambat sa cybersex den

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By Jun Borlongan, Abante, June 24, 2016 Dalawampu’t isang katao ang dinakip ng opera­tiba ng Philippine National Police-Anti Cyber Crime Group (PNP-ACCG) makaraang salakayin ang isang pinaghihinalaang cybersex den na pawang mga dayuhang customer ang kanilang binibiktima sa malalaswang website sa San Martin, Barangay Sapang Palay, San Jose del Monte City, Bulacan kamakalawa.

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Pinay DH hinalay sa disyerto

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By Noel Abuel, Abante, June 24, 2016 Pinaghahanap ng Kuwaiti police ang isang lalaki na pinaghihinalaang humalay sa isang Pinay household worker sa isang disyerto.

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A tragic split

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How to minimise the damage of Britain’s senseless, self-inflicted blow Jun 24th 2016 | From the print edition Timekeeper http://www.economist.com/news/leaders/21701265-how-minimise-damage-britains-senseless-self-inflicted-blow-tragic-split?force=scn/tw/te/pe/ed/atragicsplit HOW quickly the unthinkable became the irreversible. A year ago few people imagined that the legions of Britons who love to whinge about the European Union—silly regulations, bloated budgets and pompous bureaucrats—would actually vote to…

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