Monthly Archives: February 2017

Manual work, night shifts may harm women’s eggs — study

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Agence France-Presse, Feb. 8, 2017 PARIS, France — Women who work nights and do heavy lifting on the job may have fewer and inferior eggs than nine-to-fivers, said a study Wednesday into a potential cause of infertility.

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IoT devices will outnumber the world’s population this year for the first time

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But analyst firm Gartner has slashed its 2020 forecast for Internet of Things devices by 20 percent, or five billion units. By Liam Tung, Feb 7, 2017 The 2020 total of IoT devices installed across the world will be more than twice this year’s figure, says Gartner. There will be 8.4 billion connected things in…

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Jeep fare up P1; taxi base rate P40

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By: Jovic Yee, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Feb. 07, 2017 The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) granted on Monday the provisional increase of jeepney fare to P8, but ordered that the flag-down rate in taxis be reverted to P40 in certain areas.

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Biz groups urge lifting of foreign equity restrictions

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By Richmond Mercurio (The Philippine Star), Feb. 7, 2017 MANILA, Philippines – Constitutional amendments that will lift foreign equity restrictions topped the list of priority economic legislative reform measures Philippine business groups want approved during the 17th Congress.

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Thousands stranded by transport strike

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By Perseus Echeminada (The Philippine Star), Feb. 7, 2017 MANILA, Philippines – At least 15,000 commuters in Metro Manila were affected by the transport holiday staged by some groups that protested the government’s jeepney phaseout plan.

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Business groups give priorities list

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by RSCC, Businessworld, Feb. 07, 2017 FIFTEEN local and foreign business chambers submitted to the Office of the President last month a list of reforms they hope would be approved by the 17th Congress and enacted into law.

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The future of work is here, says Teleopti

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7 February, http://pressreleases.responsesource.com/news/92551/the-future-of-work-is-here-says-teleopti/ It’s every contact centre manager’s dream to have flexible schedules so that agents are available at high demand and off-line during quiet times According to Magnus Geverts at Teleopti, a ‘work from anywhere’ environment supported by Workforce Management (WFM) benefits customers, employees and the business Today, people expect to work their own…

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OFW focus producing shortages in critical occupations — ADB

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Danica M. Uy, Businessworld, Feb. 7, 2017 THE Philippine education system and government policy are geared towards exporting highly skilled labor, resulting in domestic labor shortages in key occupations, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) reported.

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Regional wage board approves: P13 hike in pay

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By Mitchelle L. Palaubsanon (The Freeman), Feb. 7, 2017 RTWPB-7 chairman Exequiel Sarcauga said that the seven members of the board have yet to meet this February 13 to discuss the details of the wage order that still has to be issued. Philstar.com/File CEBU, Philippines – The Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board-7 yesterday agreed…

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‘Dominguez vision clear on REIT framework’

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By VG Cabuag, Businessmirror, Feb. 7, 2017 The Department of Finance would not allow itself to be rushed into adopting a set of rules and regulations for so-called real-estate investment trusts (REITs) no matter the continued absence of such a mechanism some eight years since its legislative framework passed.

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Robots will replace 250,000 government jobs — and that’s just the beginning

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Is your job dull enough that a robot could do it? If so, start worrying. By Steve Ranger, Feb 6, 2017 Many routine administrative roles have as much as a 96 per cent chance of being automated by current technology. Automation could replace 250,000 jobs in government over the next 10 to 15 years —…

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Your next lawyer could be a machine

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by Ephrat Livni, Feb 6, 2017 Lawyers are the professionals everyone loves to loathe. Jokes about attorneys abound, and Shakespeare’s line from Henry VI remains a cultural favorite: ”The first thing we do, let’s kill all the lawyers.” Soon, that dream may come true, and machines will be the ones to do it. Academically trained…

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Made in … the future

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http://www.ozy.com/fast-forward/made-in-the-future/70003?utm_source=ozyge&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=6142016 Because a new era of manufacturing is just beginning. OZY and Predix from GE — the cloud-based development platform built for industry — have partnered to bring you an inside look at the future of digital industries, where people, data and productivity meet. Take a drive about four hours north of London — atop…

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Cebu City’s kasambahay to get P3K

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By: Jhunnex Napallacan, @cebudailynews, Feb. 6, 2017 Household service workers in Cebu City and in other parts of Central Visayas can now expect a P1,000 increase of their monthly minimum rate.

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Communist negotiators have no control of the NPA. So what for the peace talks?

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EVEN WITH TALKS, NPA RAIDED SY’S PICO DE LORO IN NASUGBU BY RIGOBERTO D. TIGLAO, Manila Times, Feb. 6, 2017 PRESIDENT Duterte announced in the past two days the virtual end of his peace talks with the Communist Party of the Philippines (masked as the National Democratic Front), mainly because the communists’ armed groups have…

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Hey, robots, you an do the filing

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The Daily Dose, Jul 5, 2016 Because we’re unleashing a new wave of jobs that most of us haven’t even thought of. OZY and Predix from GE — the cloud-based development platform built for industry — have partnered to bring you an inside look at the future of digital industries, where people, data and productivity…

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Authorities uncover more cybersex dens in Lucena City

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By: Delfin T. Mallari Jr., Philippine Daily Inquirer, Feb. 05, 2017 LUCENA CITY—Authorities have uncovered more than 10 cybersex dens catering to foreign clients in Lucena City, but most had been shut down before they could be raided as a police operation against one had alerted the others, a National Bureau of Investigation officer said…

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Cavite factory fire victim dies

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By CNN Philippines Staff, Feb. 5, 2017 Cavite Governor Boying Remulla confirmed that HTI employee Jerome Sismaet died on Saturday night. Metro Manila (CNN Philippines) — A victim in the factory fire in Cavite has passed away.

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Duterte cancels talks, tells Reds to go back to prison

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BY THE MANILA TIMES, Feb. 5, 2017 PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte on Saturday canceled peace talks with the communists and told rebels leaders negotiating with the government to return to the Philippines and go back to prison.

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Probe of Cavite factory fire starts

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Department of Labor and Employment sees no need to suspend HTI’s operations while investigation continues By: Julie M. Aurelio, Maricar Cinco, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Feb 04, 2017 The fire that hit a Japanese-factory in the Cavite Economic Zone in General Trias town was put out on Friday afternoon, 46 hours after it broke out on…

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Mining firms challenge closure

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By: Ronnel W. Domingo, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Feb 04, 2017 The Philippine mining industry challenged on Friday the planned closure of 23 mines, mostly nickle producers, and the suspension of at least five others, saying it would affect an estimated 1.3 million people.

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Door opens in Japan for foreign domestics including Pinoys

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Kyodo News, Feb 04 2017 YOKOHAMA – The door has opened for the first foreign housekeepers to be hired under a Japanese government policy aimed at helping professional women re-enter the workforce after having children. But as attention focuses on Kanagawa Prefecture and Osaka city, where domestic workers will begin training this month before being…

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Why asbestos continues to be a worldwide problem

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by Marta RibeiroBY, Feb. 4, 2017 Although more than 50 countries across the globe have banned the use of asbestos, the U.S. and Canada still allow asbestos to be used when producing certain products—in particular, automobile parts, and construction and insulation products.

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5 Filipinas rescued in ops on human trafficking

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Feb. 4, 2017, http://www.theborneopost.com/2017/02/04/5-filipinas-rescued-in-ops-on-human-trafficking/ MIRI: Five Filipinas were rescued during a police operation held on Friday on human trafficking.

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How technology is reshaping supply and demand for natural resources

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By Jonathan Woetzel, Richard Sellschop, Michael Chui, Sree Ramaswamy, Scott Nyquist, Harry Robinson, Occo Roelofsen, Matt Rogers, and Rebecca Ross, Feb 2017 The ways we consume energy and produce commodities are changing. This transformation could benefit the global economy, but resource producers will have to adapt to stay competitive.

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Closing the skills gap: Creating workforce-development programs that work for everyone

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By Martha Laboissiere and Mona Mourshed, February 2017 Read the article here.

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Over 100 hurt in factory blaze 4 workers in critical condition; 32 others reported missing

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By: Maricar Cinco, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Feb. 03, 2017 GENERAL TRIAS, Cavite—At least 126 people, including at least two Japanese, were injured after a fire that raged for more than 18 hours starting Wednesday night hit a three-story factory at the Cavite Export Processing Zone here, local officials said.

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Protecting the rights of women migrant workers

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BY UNITED NATIONS NEWS, FEB. 3, 2017 UNITED NATIONS-(IPS): International migration is a complex phenomenon dealing with overlapping issues relating to the human rights of migrants, mixed migration flows, international protection, smuggling and trafficking, as well as other push and pull factors affecting migration.

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7 bading nalambat sa cybersex raid

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By Ronilo Dagos, Abante, Feb. 3, 2017 Arestado ang pitong bading sa raid ng magkakasanib na puwersa ng Criminal Investigation Division Group (CIDG), Philippine National Police (PNP) Anti Cyber Crime Group at mga operatiba ng Lucena PNP sa raid sa isang cybersex den sa St. Jude Subdivision, Brgy. Mayao Crossing, Lucena City.

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