Monthly Archives: September 2016

TUCP supports NEDA; higher wages for “comfortable living”

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TUCP condemns treacherous murder of a union leader; calls for immediate investigation and justice

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Drop in competitiveness spurs calls for reforms

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By Richmond Mercurio (The Philippine Star), September 29, 2016 MANILA, Philippines – The National Competitiveness Council (NCC) is calling for further reforms in the country’s bureaucracy, infrastructure, technology and innovation as the Philippines took a step backwards in its plan of reaching the top third in global competitiveness ranking.

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Girls have a place in IT sector

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By Patricia Esteves (The Philippine Star), September 29, 2016 MANILA, Philippines – The tech sector is no longer a man’s world. Just think of Yahoo’s Marisa Mayer, Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg and others who made a mark and excelled in the IT industry. A career in the IT industry is both lucrative and a rewarding experience.…

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Jobs on the line: New technology could replace millions of call center workers in the Philippines

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BY MIRREN GIDDA, 9/29/16, http://www.newsweek.com/how-new-technology-automation-ai-take-away-millions-jobs-call-centers-503726 You need help with your bank account or advice about your mortgage. You call the help line. And then, after a lengthy wait, tapping more information into your phone and being transferred to the right department, you reach a call center worker, an actual human being. By that point, however, you…

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“Reduce personal income tax, broaden VAT and raise gas taxes”

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By Gerardo P. Sicat (The Philippine Star), September 28, 2016 The main elements of Package I of the comprehensive tax reform program deals with personal income taxation, the value-added tax (VAT) and gasoline taxes.

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‘Rody not to blame for weaker peso’

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By Giovanni Nilles and Prinz Magtulis (The Philippine Star), September 28, 2016 MANILA, Philippines – Global market forces, not President Duterte’s anti-drug war policy nor his verbal attacks against western leaders, caused the weakening of the peso against the dollar and the extended losses in the Philippine stock market, Budget Secretary Benjamin Diok­no said yesterday.

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Government top violator of ‘endo’ scheme – Diokno

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By Prinz Magtulis (The Philippine Star), September 28, 2016 MANILA, Philippines – The government is the No.1 violator of President Duterte’s promise to eradicate “endo” and a bill that aims to “resize” the bureaucracy will address that, Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno said yesterday.

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Phase-out of contractualization unfavorable to MSME – Concepcion

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By Richmond Mercurio (The Philippine Star), September 27, 2016 MANILA, Philippines – Phasing out completely the practice of contractualization is bad for business, particularly to the micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) which account for 99 percent of registered businesses in the country, presidential consultant on entrepreneurship Joey Concepcion said.

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‘Next-wave cities’

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@inquirerdotnet Philippine Daily Inquirer, September 26th, 2016 THINGS ARE looking up for the local business process outsourcing (BPO) industry. Early last month, the Contact Center Association of the Philippines (CCAP) announced that about a hundred foreign companies were in talks with Philippine call centers as they look to outsource some of their operations here. Among…

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Jobs Fair 2016, December 6-7, 2016, Event Center, Starmall-Alabang

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Jobs Fair 2016, November 23-24, 2016, TriNoma Activity Center

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Jobs Fair 2016, October 4-5, 2016, Megatrade Hall 3, 5/L, Mega B, SM Megamall

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Protection for Filipino freelancers sought

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(philstar.com) | Updated September 25, 2016 MANILA, Philippines (Philippines News Agency) — A senator on Sunday sought to protect the rights and welfare of Filipino freelancers as freelancing is slowly becoming a growing sector in the country’s labor force.

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Job fair at the South, November 23-24, 2016, Robinsons Las Pinas

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Job fair shindig, November 22-23, 2016, SM Megamall

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Workers, ‘kasambahay’ gets wage increase

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By BONG GARCIA, September 24, 2016, SunStar THE thousands of workers in the private sector and the kasambahay (domestic workers) in Zamboanga Peninsula Region will receive salary increase starting October 1, this year.

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PH is 3rd top Asean destination for growing US companies

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BY RAADEE S. SAUSA, TMT, SEPTEMBER 24, 2016, http://www.manilatimes.net/ph-is-3rd-top-asean-destination-for-growing-us-companies/287570/ THE Philippines has emerged as one of the top markets for future business expansion by US companies in the 10 member the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean), according to a study released on Friday.

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Minor bantayan sa firecracker factory

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By Jun Borlongan, Abante, September 24, 2016 Dapat imbestigahan ng awtoridad ang impormasyong nasa kasagsagan na ngayon ng pagmamanupaktura ng mga paputok at pailaw sa Bulacan, itinutu­ring na Firecrackers capital ng bansa, bunga ng paggamit ng mga batang manggagawa o menor-de-edad sa multi-milyong pisong industriyang ito sa probinsya.

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‘Daang Duterte’

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By: Roberto F. de Ocampo @inquirerdotnet, September 24th, 2016 The Duterte administration will complete its first 100 days two weeks from now, but even now has made it undeniably clear that change has come—and how! Perhaps many would view these first 100 days as unprecedentedly replete with fundamental changes in elements of governance. Some changes…

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Comelec mulls satellite registration centers

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By Mayen Jaymalin (The Philippine Star), September 23, 2016 MANILA, Philippines – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) plans to set up satellite registration centers to encourage more people to participate in the elections.

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UN holds first leaders’ meeting on LGBT rights

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@inquirerdotnet Agence France-Presse, September 22nd, 2016 UNITED NATIONS, United States — UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday warned countries that criminalize homosexuality they were “bucking the tide of history,” during the first UN high-level meeting on LGBT rights.

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If you lost your job tomorrow, this is what an economist would ask you

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Sept. 21, 2016 – Workers fixing San Marcelino street in Manila are in slippers and have no safety equipment of any kind whatsoever.

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Sept. 21, 2016 – Workers fixing San Marcelino street in Manila are in slippers and have no safety equipment of any kind whatsoever.

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