Monthly Archives: July 2016

Rody wants party-list system abolished

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By Giovanni Nilles (The Philippine Star), July 31, 2016 “I will not allow it…inabuso lahat yan ehang nananalo ay yong may pera (it is being abused…only moneyed people win). Representing what? The security guards?” the President said on Friday. File photo MANILA, Philippines – President Duterte intends to abolish the party-list system when the Constitution…

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Kuwento ng dalawang au pair sa Europa

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As au pairs, Christy and Jhoy wanted to improve their lives. What they found instead was heartbreak, maltreatment, and a future in limbo. By RAPPLER.COM, July 31, 2016 Velkommen til Denmark! Christy, a 27-year-old nurse, left her hometown in Southern Philippines to be an au pair in Denmark, hoping for a better life.

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Employers, HR group adopt anti-endo code

Published by reposted only Date posted on July 29, 2016

by Businessworld, July 29, 2016 THE umbrella organization for employers as well as a group of human resource practitioners have adopted a code of conduct that in theory rules out the practice of “endo,” which blocks the path of workers towards permanent employment and the attendant benefits.

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Meet Ava, the wearable that helps couples get pregnant

Published by reposted only Date posted on July 26, 2016

A Swiss startup wants to revolutionize reproductive health with a wristband that pinpoints a woman’s fertility window. by Samantha Rhodes, July 26, 2016 The Ava bracelet, worn at night, tracks nine physiological metrics, including pulse rate and skin temperature. There’s a wearable for just about everything these days. Fake nails to help you commute. A…

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OFW na nahulog sa building naiuwi na ang bangkay

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By Armida Rico, Abante, July 26, 2016 Isang araw bago ang kaarawan, dumating na sa bansa ang labi ng isang overseas Filipino worker (OFW) na namatay matapos mahulog mula sa ika-15 palapag sa tinitirahan nitong gusali sa Malaysia. Bandang ala-una ng hapon noong Hulyo 24 nang dumating ang bangkay ng OFW na si Nikki Torrefranca,…

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Jobseeker’s Day 2016, Megatrade Hall 3 SM Megamall, August 23 & 24, 2016, 10am-5pm

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PH among countries with increasing HIV infections

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A study shows increase in new HIV infection rate from 2005 to 2015 in 74 countries by Ana P. Santos, July 22, 2016 DURBAN, South Africa – Despite a general global trend of decline, the rate of new human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infections increased in a number of countries, including the Philippines, over the last…

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Psychosocial risks and work-related stress

Published by reposted only Date posted on July 21, 2016

http://www.ilo.org/safework/areasofwork/workplace-health-promotion-and-well-being/WCMS_108557/lang–en/index.htm?utm_content=bufferad632&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer While stress is readily acknowledged to be a common feature of modern life, defining stress, its causes, symptoms and effects is a very complex matter. It is now widely acknowledged that work-related stress is very common and that it has a high cost in terms of workers’ health, absenteeism and lower performance. Although stress…

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DOLE to set up one-stop shop for OFWs

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By Mayen Jaymalin (The Philippine Star), July 21, 2016 MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Labor and Employment will set up a one-stop shop aimed at providing assistance to Filipino workers seeking employment abroad, DOLE Secretary Silvestre Bello said yesterday.

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74 countries post hike in new HIV infections ­— study

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By Sheila Crisostomo, July 21, 2016, http://digitaledition.philstar.com/articles/2016-07-21/news/74-countries-post-hike-in-new-hiv-infections-study/160427 DURBAN, South Africa – Seventy-four countries, including the Philippines, have seen an increase in new HIV infections over the past decade, threatening efforts to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030, a new global study showed.

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2 miners electrocuted in Camarines

Published by reposted only Date posted on July 19, 2016

by Cet Dematera, Francis Elevado, The Philippine Star, July 19, 2016 LEGAZPI CITY, Philippines – Two miners were electrocuted when they accidentally touched a live wire in a mining pit in Paracale, Camarines Norte over the weekend.

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Future of Work: Respect is everything

Published by reposted only Date posted on July 18, 2016

by Ted Bauer, July 21, 2015, http://thecontextofthings.com/2015/07/21/future-of-work-respect-is-everything/?utm_content=bufferad243&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer Came across some research from SHRM yesterday; I believe the entire package is called the “2015 Job Satisfaction and Engagement Report.” Here’s the link. There’s a couple of interesting figures in there, notably this bad boy:

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Job Fair 2016, July 26-27, 2016, SM Megamall Megatrade Hall, 10AM

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HIV found in 25 Filipinos every day, report shows

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by Macon Ramos-Araneta, the Standard, July 18, 2016 AROUND 25 Filipinos were diagnosed with the human immunodeficiency virus daily as the total number of these cases had risen to 34,158 since January 1984 following the recorded 3,802 new cases from January to May 2016.

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Amo nagpapa-massage ng hubo’t hubad

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OFW nagpapasaklolo By Armida D. Rico, Abante, July 18, 2016 Labis ang pag-aalala ngayon ng pamilya ng isang overseas Filipino worker (OFW) matapos makatanggap ng mensahe mula sa kanilang kapatid na humihingi ng tulong upang matakasan ang manyak na kanyang amo sa Doha Qatar.

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Kuwait sets minimum wage for maids

Published by reposted only Date posted on July 15, 2016

Omar Hasan, Agence France-Presse, Jul 15 2016 Kuwait has set a minimum wage for its hundreds of thousands of mostly Asian domestic workers, in a first for Gulf states which have come under widespread accusations of abuse.

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8 small things you do that people use to judge your personality

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SHANA LEBOWITZ STRATEGY, Jul. 15, 2015 People may judge you based on the way you drink. From the moment two people meet, they’re sizing each other up, looking for signs of qualities like honesty, intelligence, and altruism.

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‘The HIV Generation’: 25 people get infected daily in PH

Published by reposted only Date posted on July 14, 2016

The problem could be worse as the statistics are based only on who get tested and not on the entire population David Lozada @iamdavidlozada, July 14, 2016 SUBIC BAY FREEPORT, Philippines – Around 25 Filipinos get diagnosed with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) daily, according to a report released by the Department of Health (DOH)…

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HIV cases in PH to reach 133,000 by 2022

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by: H. Marcos C. Mordeno, July 14, 2016 SUBIC, Zambales (MindaNews/14 July) – The number of people living with Human Immunodeficiency Virus in the Philippines will reach 133,000 by 2022 based on the current rate of infections, a health official said Thursday. Dr. Genesis May Samonte, program manager of the Epidemiology Bureau of the Department…

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Government may run out of contraceptives by 2018

Published by reposted only Date posted on July 13, 2016

by Mayen Jaymalin (The Philippine Star), July 13, 2016 MANILA, Philippines – The government will run out of contraceptives for Filipino women within the next two years if the temporary restraining order (TRO) issued by the Supreme Court (SC) on reproductive health products is not lifted, the Commission on Population (Popcom) said yesterday.

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‘PhilHealth funds robust, substantial’

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By Sheila Crisostomo (The Philippine Star), March 13, 2016 MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) yesterday assured the public that the agency’s finances remain stable and reforms are in place to ensure fund sustainability.

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Saving globalization: Two decades into Nafta, Mexico’s wins range from tacos to engineers

Published by reposted only Date posted on July 12, 2016

Former Finance Minister Pedro Aspe says the right policies can ensure everyone is better off from globalization by Craig Torres ctorresreporter, July 12, 2016 Globalization is under fire in some developed economies. But in parts of the Americas voters are embracing leaders looking to deepen integration and trade. Bloomberg Benchmark is publishing a series of…

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5 obrero sugatan sa aksidente

Published by reposted only Date posted on July 11, 2016

By Betchai Julian, Abante, July 11, 2016 Sugatan ang limang construction workers nang aksidenteng bumagsak ang isang scaffolding habang kinukumpuni ang isang eskwelahan sa loob ng Kalibo Integrated Special Education Center (KISEC) compound sa Kalibo, Aklan.

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Microsoft, GE partner to link industrial machines with cloud

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by Mike Snider, USA TODAY, July 11, 2016 Microsoft and GE are joining forces to use cloud technologies in industrial production. GE will bring its Predix industrial data-gathering operating system to Microsoft’s Azure cloud computing platform, the two companies announced Monday at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference in Toronto.

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Children with children

Published by reposted only Date posted on July 10, 2016

Philippine Daily Inquirer, July 10th, 2016 Worrisome is the announcement of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) that the Philippines is the only country in the Asia-Pacific with rising numbers of teenage pregnancies in the past two decades. It’s bad enough when there are more children than can be properly nourished and cared for in…

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Covenant of the midnight sun

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by Atty. Alex B. Cabrera (The Philippine Star), July 10, 2016 I experienced my first 24-hour daylight while in Iceland on vacation. It was strange, but not too bad, really. In fact, it was energizing to have sunlight at midnight. You sleep just a tad bothered when you wake up into temporary consciousness at 2…

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Pinay DH na nahuli ng amo nakikipagtalik sa bf, papauwiin

Published by reposted only Date posted on July 9, 2016

By Armida Rico, Abante, July 9, 2016 Pinapauwi na sa Pilipinas ng kanyang amo ang isang domestic helper makaraang maaktuhang nakikipagtalik sa nobyong Pinoy sa Jeddah.

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Despite growing global competition Phl remains top call center destination

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By Richmond Mercurio (The Philippine Star), July 9, 2016 – 12:00am MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines remains the world’s top call center destination despite growing challenge from other countries, the Contact Center Association of the Philippines (CCAP) said.

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Millions of SE Asian jobs may be lost to automation in next 20 years — ILO

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http://www.bworldonline.com/content.php?section=TopStory&title=Millions-of-SE-Asian-jobs-may-be-lost-to-automation-in-next-20-years—-ILO&id=130091 SINGAPORE — More than half of workers in five Southeast Asian countries are at high risk of losing their jobs to automation in the next two decades, an International Labor Organization (ILO) study found, with those in the garments industry particularly vulnerable.

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DOLE issues guidelines for K-12 work immersion

Published by reposted only Date posted on July 7, 2016

By Mayen Jaymalin (The Philippine Star), July 7, 2016 MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has set conditions for the implementation of the K-12 work immersion program.

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