Monthly Archives: February 2017

‘Mining order means losses’

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Solons, miners warn of massive displacement by Anna Leah E. Gonzales and Christine F. Herrera, Feb. 03, 2017 MORE than 19,000 people will lose their jobs once the government closes down 21 mining companies and suspends the operations of six more, the Mines and Geosciences Bureau said yesterday.

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Nearly half of current jobs could be automated by 2055, according to a new report

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by Patrick Caughill, Feb 3, 2017 According to a new report from the McKinsey Global Institute, nearly half of all the work we do will be able to be automated by the year 2055. However, a variety of factors, including politics and public sentiment toward the technology, could push that back by as many as…

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Nearly half of current jobs could be automated by 2055, according to a new report

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by Patrick Caughill, Feb 3, 2017 According to a new report from the McKinsey Global Institute, nearly half of all the work we do will be able to be automated by the year 2055. However, a variety of factors, including politics and public sentiment toward the technology, could push that back by as many as…

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9,264 HIV cases in 2016

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By Leilani Junio, PNA, Feb. 03, 2017 THERE were a total of 9,264 new human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) cases, including 1,113 full-blown acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (Aids) cases and 439 deaths, from January to December 2016, according to the Department of Health.

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1.2M workers to lose jobs due to closure of 23 mines–COMP

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By: Ed Margareth Barahan, INQUIRER.net, Feb. 03, 2017 Over 1.2 million workers will lose their jobs following the closure of 23 large-scale mining firms as ordered by Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Sec. Gina Lopez, according to the Chamber of Mines of the Philippines (COMP).

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25% of CEOs’ time is spent on tasks machines could do

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James ManyikaMichael ChuiKaty George, Feb 03, 2017 Soon after taking office, the new president created a national commission to examine the impact of automation. No family should pay an unjust price for progress, he announced, yet automation should not be viewed as an enemy. “If we understand it, if we plan for it, if we…

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DENR holds Chinese ship, crew for lack of permit to dredge river

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By: Nestor P. Burgos Jr., Philippine Daily Inquirer, Feb. 02, 2017 ILOILO CITY—A government team on Tuesday held a Chinese dredging ship and its 15 crew members in Aklan province for dredging a section of the Aklan River without permits.

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750 new HIV cases in December included 3 pregnant women – DOH

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By: Tina G. Santos, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Feb. 02, 2017 MANILA — Seven-hundred fifty (750) new cases of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) were recorded in December 2016, the Department of Health (DOH) said.

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‘PNP paid killers P5,000 per drug user’

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By: Dona Z. Pazzibugan, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Feb. 02, 2017 An international human rights watchdog has accused the Philippine National Police of paying officers and assassins to kill alleged drug offenders, planting evidence and even setting up a racket with funeral homes in what it called an “informal economy of death” under President Rodrigo Duterte’s…

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Japanese companies keen on entering PHL market — MUFG

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by Janine Marie D. Soliman, Businessworld, Feb. 02, 2017 MITSUBISHI UFJ Financial Group, Inc. (MUFG) expects more Japanese companies to enter the Philippines with economic growth to range between 6-7% this year, led by heightened consumer spending, robust business process outsourcing (BPOs) sector and overseas Filipino worker (OFW) remittances.

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Cavite factory fire victims to get aid from DOLE, DSWD

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(UPDATED) The provincial government and the company, House Technology Industries, have committed to provide financial assistance to the affected employees by Patty Pasion, Rappler, Feb. 02, 2017 MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Secretary Silvestre Bello III said victims of the huge fire that hit the House Technology Industries (HTI) in…

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Up to 100 hurt in Cavite factory fire

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(UPDATED) As of midnight of Thursday, there are between 80 and 100 HTI workers being treated in various hospitals around Rosario town, where the Cavite Export Processing Zone is located Rappler.com, Feb. 2, 2017 CAVITE, Philippines (UPDATED) – Dozens were reported injured in an evening fire that hit a factory in an export processing zone…

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The five industries leading the IoT revolution

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Manufacturing, transportation, and utilities top the list of industries investing the most in the Internet of Things. But others are catching up. By Alison DeNisco, Feb 1, 2017 As the Internet of Things (IoT) continues to spread across the home and the enterprise, certain industries are leading investments in the revolutionary technologies that are changing…

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Transforming the agriculture industry using IoT and predictive analytics

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IoT is enabling the digital transformation of the agriculture industry. But infrastructure constraints, limited talent and digital skills, and the need for regulation around the capture and exchange of data present some challenges. By Tas Bindi, Feb 1, 2017 Agriculture is commonly cited as an industry that has much to gain by harnessing the Internet…

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The internet of things: 10 types of enterprise deployments

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As businesses continue to experiment with the Internet of Things, interesting use cases are emerging. Here are some of the most common ways IoT is deployed in the enterprise. By Conner Forrest, Feb 1, 2017 As the Internet of Things (IoT) market continues its explosive growth and development, more and more businesses are looking at…

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Cops nab 7 in raid on cybersex den in Lucena City

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By: Delfin T. Mallari Jr., @inquirerdotnetInquirer Southern Luzon, February 01, 2017 LUCENA CITY – Police arrested seven people in a house that was turned into a cybersex den in Barangay (village) Mayao Crossing here on Wednesday morning.

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Cash dole-outs new threat to farm sector

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By Jasper Y. Arcalas, Businessmirror, Feb, 1, 2017 THE farm sector is facing a new threat created by the government itself—the Conditional Cash-Transfer Program, now known as the 4Ps (Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program)—experts said.

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Exec lukewarm to ‘free irrigation’ as productivity tack

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By Jasper Y. Arcalas, Feb. 1, 2017 SUBSIDIZING farmers’ irrigation fees may not be the lucrative answer in boosting farm productivity as irrigation is only a small part of the total cost of production, according to a high-ranking government official.

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How to build the ultimate professional resume

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I’ve reviewed more than 500,000 resumes during my career and have developed an optimal resume format that works for 95% of the workforce. Below are the How To Build The Ultimate Professional Resume video and podcast highlights! Your resume has only one goal: To entice a prospective employer to speak with you!

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Low social rank bigger health risk than obesity: Study

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by AFP, Feb. 01, 2017 People on the bottom rung of the socioeconomic ladder may live two years less on average than those at the top, according to a large-scale study published Wednesday.

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This AI is coaching human call center workers in sympathy

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Cogito monitors customer service calls and offers advice agents by Darcie Thompson-Fields, Feb. 1, 2017 An AI is helping to coach call centre workers on their emotional intelligence. Boston-based startup Cogito has created a software that has learned to detect problems in conversation.

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Top 20 call centers by gross revenue

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by Businessworld, Feb. 01, 2017

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Bullying on social media: The Philippines’ current legal platform

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by Amicus Curiae, Cyndy P. dela Cruz, Businessworld, Feb. 1, 2017 The pen is mightier than the sword or so the adage goes. When this was once said, it was to highlight the power of thought and idea over brute force and violence as a way to effect change.

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DOF cites economic benefits of tax reforms

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BY MAYVELIN U. CARABALLO, TMT, Manila Times, Feb. 1, 2017 The proposed tax reforms under House Bill (HB) 4774 have the potential to boost the Philippine economy this year and next by having a significant impact on consumption and investment, a central bank official said Tuesday.

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Duterte tells Pagcor to fund poverty body

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by Manila Standard, Feb. 01, 2017 PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte said he will instruct the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. to give a portion of its online gaming income to the National Anti-Poverty Commission in order to fast-track NAPC anti-poverty programs and projects.

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Internet of things: CIOs are getting ready for the next big revolution

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What steps should your organisation take to be ready for the Internet of Things? By Mark Samuels, Feb. 1, 2017 The transportation business is among the highest spenders on IoT. Almost three quarters (71%) of IT leaders are now gathering data for IoT initiatives, according to 451 Research. Analyst IDC, meanwhile, expects global IoT spending…

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‘Tokhang’ hits a snag

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SC issues protection order for QC victims by Rey E. Requejo, Feb. 01, 2017, Manila Standard THE Supreme Court issued a writ of amparo Tuesday against Oplan Tokhang, the anti-drug campaign of the Philippine National Police that has led to the killing of about 7,000 drug suspects since July 2016.

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Amnesty warns of crimes against humanity in Philippines

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Agence France-Presse, Feb. 01, 2017 Philippine police may have committed crimes against humanity by killing thousands of alleged drug offenders or paying others to murder as part of President Rodrigo Duterte’s drug war, Amnesty International said Wednesday.

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