Monthly Archives: April 2017

The cheap energy revolution is here, and coal won’t cut it

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SWS: More families fall victims to crimes

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by CHRISTINE O. AVENDANO AND MARIELLE MEDINA AND KATHLEEN DE VILLA, INQUIRER RESEARCH, Apr 25, 2017 The Palace on Monday said the temporary suspension of the government’s war on drugs became a “window of opportunity” for drug suspects to rob people and steal cars.

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What’s wrong with UBI?

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by Calum Chace, April 24, 2017 One out of three ain’t good Universal Basic Income (UBI) is a fashionable policy idea comprising three elements: it is universal, it is basic, and it is an income. Unfortunately, two of these elements are unhelpful, and to paraphrase Meatloaf, one out of three ain’t good.

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Impressive, sana!

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By Boo Chanco (The Philippine Star), Apr 24, 2017 The Infrastructure presentation last week was impressive. The use of social media to spread the word around was impressive as well.

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Jack Ma sees decades of pain as internet upends older economy

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Bloomberg News, Apr 24, 2017 Alibaba founder says education can ease blow from automation ‘Machines should only do what humans cannot,’ Ma tells forum Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. Chairman Jack Ma said society should prepare for decades of pain as the internet disrupts the economy.

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The death of the smartphone is closer than you think. Here’s what comes next

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Every technology rises, then falls: soon it will be the turn of the smartphone. But what will replace it? By Steve Ranger, Apr 23, 2017 Each technology rises, and then falls and finds a niche. Soon it will be the smartphone’s turn. The arrival of the original iPhone back in 2007 heralded a revolution in…

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Net ‘hot money’ outflow hits $568M

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Foreign portfolio investments left due to US rate hike, PH mining uncertainty By: Ben O. de Vera, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Apr 22, 2017 The net outflow of so-called “hot money” reached $567.53 million during the first quarter and hit a four-month high in March as more foreign portfolio investment left the country due to the…

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Trash talk: Why you shouldn’t throw your gadgets in the garbage

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Filipinos produce tons of electronic waste that end up in dumps, posing health and environmental risks By: Kristine Angeli Sabillo, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Apr 22, 2017 Black smoke rises from a pile of burning metal wire, releasing a strong, sharp and chemical smell that makes one’s eyes water.

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Suicide rate among elderly steadily increasing

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Philippine Daily Inquirer, Apr 22, 2017 Due to the rapid economic and social changes, suicide rates among older people have been steadily increasing for the past several decades.

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Assessment of Philippines’ nuclear readiness completed by year-end

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By Danessa Rivera (The Philippine Star), Apr 21, 2017 MANILA, Philippines – An assessment of the country’s readiness for a nuclear program will be completed before the end of the year and will be evaluated by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to help in determining whether to move forward with nuclear energy use, a…

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SSS launches ‘Oplan Tokhang’against erring business establishments

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OWNERS WHO DON’T REMIT CONTRIBUTIONS Ted Cordero/VDS, GMA News, April 21, 2017 The Social Security System (SSS) has launched a campaign against employers who do not remit employees’ monthly contributions to the pension fund, according to a report by GMA News’ Ivan Mayrina on “Balitanghali” Friday.

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Philippine economy to lead ASEAN growth: Standard Chartered

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ABS-CBN News, Apr 21 2017 MANILA – The Philippine economy will likely grow 6.8 percent this year, Standard Chartered said Friday, in the most recent affirmation that the country will outpace its Southeast Asian peers.

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IOM, EU aid victims of human trafficking through new online platform

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04/21/17 France – IOM, with support from the European Union (EU), has launched an online platform featuring a transnational referral tool designed to strengthen professional response to the needs of victims of human trafficking.

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Match game: Why AI could bring the human touch to the call center

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Six ways to help employees get along better

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by HRD19 Apr 2017 Getting on well with others determines our mood, our state of mind and affects our performance, according to Dr Jenny Brockis, medical practitioner and author of the book Future Brain.

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Business process outsourcing in the Philippines

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Top job interview blunders on Twitter

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Could creativity drive the next industrial revolution?

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by Itai Palti, Apr 19, 2017 Growth in the first industrial revolution was driven by engineering, the second through electricity and production lines, and the third by technology and information. The modern economies that will undergo a fourth industrial revolution will not be those that worship machines, but those that support human creativity. When we…

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Police paid to kill drug suspects, plant evidence—Reuters report By: Yuji Vincent Gonzales, INQINQUIRER.net, Apr 19, 2017 A retired intelligence officer and an active senior commander of the Philippine National Police (PNP) are saying that most of the killings in the Duterte administration’s war on drugs are done by policemen and not by vigilantes, a…

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SWS: Public satisfaction with war on drugs falls

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Philippine Daily Inquirer, Apr 19, 2017 NET SATISFACTION RATINGFewer Filipinos are satisfied with the Duterte administration’s campaign against illegal drugs, as they express worry that they will fall victim to extrajudicial killings, according to the latest survey by Social Weather Stations (SWS).

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Labor chief: PLDT and PAL have been violating labor standards

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By Tina G. Santos, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Apr 19, 2017 Philippine Long Distance Telephone Co. PLDT) and Philippine Airlines (PAL) have been violating various labor standards, particularly in relation to the contractualization of its employees, according to Labor Secretary Bello III.

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Bahrain housemaid agency under investigation in ‘win a domestic worker’ad

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18 April 2017, http://www.recruiter.co.uk/news/2017/04/bahrain-housemaid-agency-under-investigation-%E2%80%98win-domestic-worker%E2%80%99-ad Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) in Bahrain has suspended a recruitment agency for placing an online advert offering the chance to ‘win a domestic worker’.

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PH development plan to complement SDGs

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Philippine Daily Inquirer, Apr 18, 2017 The government is working on a roadmap that will tie in the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with the country’s own medium to long term progress plans.

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Gov’t rice policy exposes PH to price spikes, shortages, says economist

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By: Ronnel W. Domingo, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Apr 18, 2017 The Philippine approach to rice production and supply management continues to expose the country to shortages and price spikes, as its agricultural policy remains unchanged over several administrations despite disastrous results, an economist said on Monday.

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Employers back grant of incentives for hiring PWDs

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By Richmond Mercurio (The Philippine Star), Apr 18, 2017 MANILA, Philippines – Employers are backing measures that propose to give perks to firms that fill vacancies with qualified persons with disabilities (PWDs).

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Migrant workers and the scourge of human trafficking

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BY ATTY. DODO DULAY, Manila Times, Apr 18, 2017 IN the Philippines, where an estimated eight million Filipino migrant workers have either worked or are still working overseas, human trafficking looms as an ever-present threat, especially in some Middle Eastern countries whose laws and cultures do not recognize certain forms of human trafficking as a…

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Miner dies from gas poisoning in Benguet town

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Philippine Daily Inquirer, Apr 18, 2017 BAGUIO CITY — A miner died from gas poisoning on Monday afternoon (April 17) while cleaning an impounding tank used to store mine tailings in Barangay Ucab in Itogon town, Benguet province.

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How the six-hour workday actually saves money

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A Swedish experiment may have missed the bigger picture of how shorter days can mean long-term profit. by Rebecca Greenfield, Apr 17, 2017, 5:00 PM GMT+8 In February, after almost two years worth of six-hour workdays, nurses at the Svartedalens elderly care facility in Gothenburg, Sweden went back to eeight-hourshifts—despite recently published research showing the benefits…

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ASEAN to deliver growth benefits to 650-M people–Dominguez

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By Press Release, Apr 17, 2017 The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is working vigorously toward integrating the region’s economies in order to bring the benefits of growth to the 650 million people in this 10-nation bloc, Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III said.

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Why AI will both increase efficiency and create jobs

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There are legitimate concerns around AI and how it will impact the job market. But the real impact will depend on how businesses leverage and implement AI tools to support employees, rather than replace them. By Sarah K. White, CIO, Apr 17, 2017

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