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HIV in Philippines now a ‘youth epidemic’

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By Janvic Mateo and Sheila Crisostomo (The Philippine Star), November 30, 2016 MANILA, Philippines – The National Youth Commission (NYC) expressed concern yesterday over the rising number of young Filipinos testing positive for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), which it described as a worsening “youth epidemic” in the country.

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How artificial intelligence and robots will radically transform the economy

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By Kevin Maney, November 30, 2016, Bloomberg Next time you stop for gas at a self-serve pump, say hello to the robot in front of you. Its life story can tell you a lot about the robot economy roaring toward us like an EF5 tornado on the prairie.

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The ideological bankruptcy of the Communist Party and its fronts

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BY RIGOBERTO D. TIGLAO, Manila Times, Nov 30, 2016 THE mobilization by the Communist Party of the Philippines and its organizations against the burial of strongman Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani highlights the utter ideological and intellectual bankruptcy of what was once the vanguard of radical thought and social movements in the…

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Gender-based violence at work – International Trade Union Confederation

Published by anna Date posted on November 29, 2016

Gender-based violence at work – International Trade Union Confederation  

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Convention to STOP gender based violence in the world of work

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Dear sisters, Join the campaign for an International Labour Convention to STOP gender based violence in the world of work WHAT IS THE ISSUE? Gender-based violence is a fundamental violation of human rights. It is a manifestation of gender-based discrimination and of unequal power relations between men and women, which it also perpetuates. Gender-based violence…

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DTI unveils new industrial strategy

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By Richmond Mercurio (The Philippine Star), November 29, 2016 MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has unveiled a new industrial strategy that would revive the country’s manufacturing sector and accelerate further its growth in the coming years.

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In the eyes of the elderly

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By Letty Jacinto-Lopez (The Philippine Star), November 29, 2016 An aging father asked his adult son, “What is that sound I hear coming from that tall acacia tree?” The son responded, “Oh! Just a tiny bird, Dad.” The father paused but then asked again, and again, and again. Each time the son responded, the tone…

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Duterte threatens to kill human rights activists if drug problem worsens

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By: Marlon Ramos – Reporter / @MRamosINQPhilippine Daily Inquirer, November 29, 2016 Human rights advocates, beware. You might just be next in “The Punisher’s” crosshairs. President Rodrigo Duterte has threatened to kill human rights activists critical of his take-no-prisoner tactic against illegal drugs, which has claimed the lives of some 5,000 people allegedly involved in…

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S&P: PHL to see fastest growth in Asean

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By Bianca Cuaresma – NOVEMBER 29, 2016, Businessmirror International credit watcher Standard & Poor’s Global Ratings (S&P) retained its 6.5-percent full-year growth forecast for the Philippines despite the economy’s better-than-expected performance in the January-to-September period that saw the GDP expansion averaging 7 percent.

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Is asbestos still used? EPA to review 10 chemicals under new Federal analysis of toxic substances

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BY CLARK MINDOCK @CLARKMINDOCK, 11/29/16, http://www.ibtimes.com/asbestos-still-used-epa-review-10-chemicals-under-new-federal-analysis-toxic-2452422 Anyone who has seen a TV ad for law firms looking to represent asbestos-exposed victims likely knows there are some serious health risks associated with the substance. However, it may come as a surprise that asbestos can be legally used in many modern products. After years of limiting laws,…

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Uber drivers demand higher pay in nationwide protest

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Marching at airports across the country, drivers for the ride-hailing company join the “Fight for $15” campaign calling for a higher wage. by Dara Kerr, November 28, 2016, https://www.cnet.com/news/uber-drivers-demand-better-pay-in-nation-wide-protest/?ftag=CAD1acfa04&bhid=24263982675179988932249251023460 Uber drivers will join forces with fast food, home care and airport workers in a nationwide protest on Tuesday. Their demand: higher pay.

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MRT-3 deteriorating due to crime upon crime (1)

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GOTCHA By Jarius Bondoc (The Philippine Star), November 28, 2016 MRT-3 is deteriorating faster than ever. When it used to be twice or thrice a week, trains, signaling, and electricity now bog down twice or thrice a day. Commuters are left stranded along rail tracks and inside dead elevators. Hundreds of thousands are imperiled, inconvenienced,…

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Keep Mindanao hydro plants in gov’t hands, co-ops ask

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By: Jigger Jerusalem – @inquirerdotnetPhilippine Daily Inquirer, November 28, 2016 CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY— Electric cooperatives in Mindanao are calling on the government to retain ownership of two major sources of cheap electricity in the island—the Agus and Pulangi hydroelectric plants in the provinces of Lanao and Bukidnon.

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Why can’t we stop sexual harassment at work?

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A generation of compliance training hasn’t fixed the American workplace. Nine women tell their stories. By Claire Suddath, November 28, 2016, Bloomberg Businessweek If you run a company in California, you have to take state-mandated anti-harassment training every two years. This October, Matt MacInnis, founder of a digital distribution business called Inkling, clicked through two…

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Sexual violence might reshape the female brain

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by Daily Dose, November 27, 2016, http://www.ozy.com/acumen/sexual-violence-might-reshape-the-female-brain/72030?utm_source=dd&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=11272016&variable=52af57bdb25c500ad0fe628fd8cf4052 My independence, natural joy, gentleness and steady lifestyle I had been enjoying became distorted beyond recognition. I became closed off, angry, self-deprecating, tired, irritable, empty.” These chilling words, penned in a letter that a woman known only as “Emily Doe” read aloud in June to her attacker, former…

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Rents seen to rise amid growing demand from outsourcing firms, low vacancies

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By: Amy R. Remo – Reporter, Philippine Daily Inquirer, November 26, 2016 The Philippine office property market may see a continued rise in rental rates over the short term despite the growing demand from outsourcing and offshoring companies. This was based on the latest Asia Pacific Property Digest of JLL, a global professional services and…

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Union complains of Filipino-crewed ship working in Canada

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INQUIRER.net US Bureau, November 26, 2016 SAN FRANCISCO – A controversy is brewing in Victoria over the presence in Canadian waters of a ship crewed by ten British officers and 29 Filipino seafarers.

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1,269 Chinese arrested at Clark Resort

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By: Julie M. Aurelio – @inquirerdotnetPhilippine Daily Inquirer, November 26, 2016 More than 1,200 Chinese nationals allegedly working illegally for a call center-like facility have been arrested in a resort and casino complex at Clark Freeport Zone, the Bureau of Immigration (BI) said yesterday.

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Business confidence dips for Q4 2016, start of 2017

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Concerns over the direction of the Duterte administration’s foreign policy and reforms and the weak peso outweigh expectations of a Christmas boost, according to the Q4 Business Expectations Survey By Rappler.com, Nov 25, 2016 MANILA, Philippines – Despite stronger than expected 3rd quarter economic growth, businesses have dampened expectations for the final quarter of the…

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Adolescence is a dangerous time for young gay men in the Philippines

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‘I was very confident that I would not have HIV because I thought there was no HIV here in Cebu City. When I was handed the HIV-positive result, it was really difficult.’ Rappler.com, November 24, 2016 MANILA, Philippines – Jerson See figured out he liked dating boys when he was 12 years old. By the…

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Couple found dead inside house in apparent murder-suicide

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By: Frinston Lim – @inquirerdotnetInquirer Mindanao, November 25, 2016 TAGUM CITY—Police authorities on Friday said a couple were found dead inside a house here on Thursday in an apparent case of murder-suicide.

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Campaign Against Gender-Based Violence

Published by anna Date posted on November 24, 2016

Gender based violence at work Convention to stop gender based violence (GBV) at work PMAP-TUCP Memorandum of Undertanding As part of the 18-day campaign to end violence against women (VAW) In the Philippines, the People Managers Association of the Philippines (PMAP) and TUCP signed a Memorandum of Understanding on 23 November 2016 on joint work…

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Kasambahays’ wages hiked

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Kasambahays, or domestic workers, in Negros Occidental will soon receive an additional P500 in their monthly salary, too, Salome Siaton, DOLE Region 6 OIC-Regional Director of the Department of Labor and Employment, said yesterday.

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2 kids dead in Bulacan fireworks factory explosion

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By: Carmela Reyes-Estrope – Correspondent / @inquirerdotnet, November 23, 2016 (Updated, 12:02 p.m.) STA MARIA, Bulacan–At least two were reported dead and four were injured after a fireworks factory exploded in Sta. Maria, Bulacan on Wednesday morning.

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Contractualization dilemma: ‘Exploiting laborers unjustifiable’

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http://inquirermobile.net/inqsnap/micro/83345 The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) on Tuesday called on the administration and lawmakers to side with Filipino workers in coming up with a solution to end the unfair practice of labor contractualization as promised by President Rodrigo Duterte.

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Economic zone authority eyes ‘special wage package’

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by Roy Stephen C. Canivel, Businessworld, November 23, 2016 THE PHILIPPINE Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) hopes to offer cheaper wages to investors in areas under its jurisdiction, offsetting lower pay with housing and education benefits, as well as livelihood projects, PEZA Director-General Charito B. Plaza told reporters last Nov. 17. Ms. Plaza said she had…

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Solar-panel roads to be built on four continents next year

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by Anna Hirtenstein, November 23, 2016, Bloomberg Electric avenues that can transmit the sun’s energy onto power grids may be coming to a city near you. A subsidiary of Bouygues SA has designed rugged solar panels, capable of withstand the weight of an 18-wheeler truck, that they’re now building into road surfaces. After nearly five…

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Europe’s ‘fortress’ approach to the migrant crisis won’t work. Here’s why

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https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2016/11/heres-why-europes-approach-to-the-migrant-crisis-wont-work?utm_content=buffer95d16&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer Between January and November 2015, approximately 1.5 million migrants reached the European Union through the Mediterranean Sea. This high level of migration continued in 2016.

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3 miners choked to death inside Benguet mine tunnel

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By Artemio A. Dumlao (philstar.com), November 23, 2016 ITOGON, Philippines – Three small scale miners choked to death inside a mine tunnel in Itogon, Benguet Monday afternoon.

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