Monthly Archives: August 2016

Jobstreet: PH employees in these industries are ‘happiest’

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Vernise L. Tantuco, August 31, 2016, Rappler MANILA, Philippines – Filipinos working in the government are the happiest, according to Jobstreet, who released the results of their 2016 Happiness Index on Wednesday, August 31.

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HIV cases rise at alarming rate in PH

Published by reposted only Date posted on August 29, 2016

BY BEN KRITZ, AUGUST 29, 2016, Manila Times THE Department of Health (DOH) expressed alarm at the rising number of cases of HIV (human immunodeficiency virus), reporting that 841 new cases were recorded in June, a 9 percent increase over the 772 cases reported in June 2015, and the highest number of new infections recorded…

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Global youth unemployment to rise this year – ILO

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By Pia Lee-Brago (The Philippine Star), August 29, 2016 MANILA, Philippines – Global youth unemployment is expected to rise in 2016 for the first time in three years and there is equally disturbing high levels of young people who work but still live in poverty, according to the United Nations labor agency.

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Bangkay ng 6 minero natagpuan na

Published by reposted only Date posted on August 24, 2016

By Betchai Julian, Ronilo Dagos, Abante, August 24, 2016 Makaraan ang mahigit isang linggo, natagpuan ng lahat ang mga labi ng mga minerong nawala sa flashfloods na nangyari sa gumuhong tunnel sa Sityo Sumag Bgy. Umiray General Nakar, Quezon noong isang Sabado.

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PHL gets highest rate in migration governance study: ‘The Economist’

Published by reposted only Date posted on August 23, 2016

By: Sammy Martin, Philippines News Agency August 23, 2016 6:53 PM MANILA, Philippines — Widely respected British news magazine, “The Economist,” recently recognized the Philippines for having a well-developed migration policy governance.

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Guro, napatay ng asawa

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By Betchai Julian, Abante, August 23, 2016 Isang 32-anyos na guro ang nasawi nang pagsasaksakin ng kanyang mister sa loob ng kanilang bahay sa Toril, Davao City.

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PHL gets highest rate in migration governance study: ‘The Economist’

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By: Sammy Martin, Philippines News Agency August 23, 2016 6:53 PM MANILA, Philippines — Widely respected British news magazine, “The Economist,” recently recognized the Philippines for having a well-developed migration policy governance.

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New law vs age discrimination dismays employers

Published by reposted only Date posted on August 22, 2016

Richmond Mercurio (The Philippine Star), August 22, 2016 Republic Act 10911 penalizes through fines and imprisonment employers who refuse to hire workers because of their advanced age. MANILA, Philippines – The Employers Confederation of the Philippines (ECOP) has lamented the lapsing into law of a bill that bans age discrimination in the workplace.

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Mister timbog sa pagpatay sa misis

Published by reposted only Date posted on August 19, 2016

By Betchai Julian, Abante, August 19, 2016 Isang 52-anyos na ­lalaki ang dinakip matapos patayin sa bugbog at pananaga ang kanyang overseas Filipino ­workers (OFW) na misis sa Aparri, Cagayan.

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Mindanao at Palawan, nakaalerto vs human trafficking

Published by reposted only Date posted on August 18, 2016

By Noel Abuel, Abante, August 18, 2016 Nagpakalat na ng maraming tauhan ang Bureau of Immigration (BI) sa border stations sa Mindanao region at sa Palawan upang mapigilan ang mga sindikato ng human trafficking na nambibiktima sa mga ino­senteng kababaihan patungo sa ibang bansa.

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Swipe right: Know the credit card law

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By Stacy G. Quinsay, Businessworld, August 18, 2016 In less than two weeks, the so-called “ber” months will begin. This marks the unofficial start of the Christmas season for Filipinos. It is when people crowd the malls to take advantage of various promos, such as zero-interest and deferred-payment schemes. More often than not, they also…

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Drilon hits DOLE order giving labor-only contracting ‘false legitimacy’

Published by reposted only Date posted on August 17, 2016

By: Maila Ager @MAgerINQ,August 17th, 2016 Senate President Pro Tempore Franklin Drilon questioned on Wednesday the Department of Labor and Employment’s (DOLE) order, which he said gives a “facade of legitimacy” to labor-only contracting (LOC).

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Magulang patay sa binasted na manliligaw

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By Ronilo Dagos, Abante, August 17, 2016 Tatlo ang namatay matapos mabigo sa nililigawang dalaga sa security guard na kanyang manliligaw sa Brgy. Poblacion 2, Nagcarlan, Laguna noong Linggo ng hapon.

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Garbage collector falls from truck, dies

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By Rey Galupo (The Philippine Star), August 17, 2016 MANILA, Philippines – A garbage collector died when he fell from a moving garbage truck in Sampaloc, Manila before dawn Monday.

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1 dead, 5 missing as flood hits MWSS tunnel in Quezon

Published by reposted only Date posted on August 15, 2016

By: Delfin T. Mallari Jr., @inquirerdotnet LUCENA CITY, Philippines — A worker drowned while five others were reported missing after floodwater submerged a tunnel project of the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) in General Nakar town in Quezon province, a disaster response official said on Monday.

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Teenage moms lose P33B in potential lifetime income

Published by reposted only Date posted on August 13, 2016

by Claudeth Mocon-Ciriaco, August 13, 2016 ABOUT P33 billion is lost in potential lifetime income of women who get pregnant or give birth in their teen years, according to a study on teenage pregnancy in the Philippines.

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Pinay nahulog sa gusali

Published by reposted only Date posted on August 11, 2016

By Noel Abuel, Abante, August 11, 2016 Patay ang isang Pinay domestic helper makaraang aksidenteng mahulog sa bintana ng isang residential apartment sa bansang Hong Kong.

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Job Fair, August 23-24, 2016, SM North Edsa, Skydome, 10AM-7PM

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OFW na nahulog sa gusali, nailibing na

Published by reposted only Date posted on August 9, 2016

By Armida Rico, Abante, August 9, 2016 Inihatid na sa huling hantungan ang Pinay na overseas Filipino worker (OFW) na nahulog mula sa ika-15 palapag ng tinitirhang gusali sa Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia kahapon.

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THE BIG CHILL | Who decides who are the oligarchs to be destroyed? Business on edge

Published by reposted only Date posted on August 8, 2016

By: Jose Bimbo F. Santos, Bloomberg TV Philippines, August 8, 2016 MANILA – From drug pushers, to miners, President Rodrigo Duterte is also training his sights on oligarchs, and singled out Wednesday former trade minister and Philweb Corporation chairman Roberto Ongpin as an oligarch he wants to destroy. A day after the President’s tirade, shares…

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Nakatakas sa malupit na amo (Part 1)

Published by reposted only Date posted on August 5, 2016

By Armida Rico, Abante, August 5, 2016 Tuwing sasapit ang liwanag, sampal, tadyak at sabunot ang almusal na natitikman ng isang overseas Filipino worker (OFW) mula sa kanyang employer na Egyptian sa Kuwait.

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Dismal system failure

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By Jose C. Sison (The Philippine Star), August 5, 2016 There is really nothing inherently wrong in the party-list system of representation. The purpose of the Constitution is to enable Filipino citizens belonging to the marginalized, neglected and under-represented sectors, parties or other organizations without well defined constituencies, to have a voice in the Lower…

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QuickTake Q&A: Why layoffs are Dire for foreign laborers in Gulf

Published by reposted only Date posted on August 4, 2016

by Laurence Arnold Glen Carey, August 4, 2016, http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-08-04/quicktake-q-a-why-layoffs-are-dire-for-foreign-laborers-in-gulf?utm_content=business&utm_campaign=socialflow-organic&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&cmpid%3D=socialflow-twitter-business

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Wrong concept, wrong moves in “contractualization”

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By Atty. Josephus B. Jimenez (The Freeman), August 4, 2016 With all due respect to our beloved President Rodrigo Duterte and to DOLE Secretary Silvestre Bello III, the sweeping generalization to abolish “contractualization” emanates from the failure to understand the true meaning and philosophy behind the term, and the blanket pronouncement to abolish it altogether…

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Leftists call for end to ‘unabated’ drug killings

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http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/576363/news/nation/leftists-call-for-end-to-unabated-drug-killings They may have friendly relations with President Rodrigo Duterte but leftists under the Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan) have hit out at the surge of killings under the administration’s war on drugs and crime.

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Income inequality: Why so many households are not advancing

Published by reposted only Date posted on August 3, 2016

http://www.mckinsey.com/global-themes/employment-and-growth/income-inequality-why-so-many-households-are-not-advancing?cid=podcast-eml-alt-mip-mgi-oth-1608 Incomes from wages and capital were flat or fell for two-thirds of households in 25 advanced economies between 2005 and 2014—an explosive increase from less than 2 percent in the previous decade.

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Pinoys are world’s most optimistic consumers – survey

Published by reposted only Date posted on August 2, 2016

ABS-CBN News, Aug 02 2016 MANILA – Filipino consumers are the most optimistic in the world, an online consumer survey showed. Results of the Nielsen Global Survey of Consumer Confidence and Spending Intentions showed that Filipinos posted the highest consumer confidence index score among consumers from around the world.

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Thousands of mining company workers affected by DENR suspension order

Published by reposted only Date posted on August 1, 2016

Rex Ruta, ABS-CBN News, Aug 01 2016 PALAWAN – Workers from suspended mining companies in Palawan are still waiting for the decision of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) if the suspension on mining operations will stay.

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Thousands of mining company workers affected by DENR suspension order

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Rex Ruta, ABS-CBN News, Aug 01 2016 PALAWAN – Workers from suspended mining companies in Palawan are still waiting for the decision of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) if the suspension on mining operations will stay. Workers have claimed thousands of mine workers are affected by the suspension.

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44% of Filipinos do not want Charter change—Pulse Asia

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By: Kristine Angeli Sabillo, / @KSabilloINQINQUIRER.net, August 01, 2016 There are currently more Filipinos opposing the proposed Charter change, the latest Pulse Asia survey said. Results of the poll, conducted from July 2 to 8, showed that 44 percent of the 1,200 respondents believe that the Constitution should not be amended for now.

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