Monthly Archives: April 2017

Minimum wage, maximum woes

Published by reposted only Date posted on April 30, 2017

Earning P400 a day for 17 hours of work means an endless cycle of loans for this barangay watchman, whose wife also takes in laundry to make ends meet By: Sara Isabelle Pacia, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Apr 30, 2017 On the 30th of every month, Leo Cabigting gets his pay as head of the volunteer…

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14 quizzed after NPA attacked Lorenzo clan’s businesses in Mindanao

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By: Frinston Lim, Inquirer Mindanao, Apr 30, 2017 DAVAO CITY – Fourteen persons, including a woman, were detained for questioning by authorities during operations to hunt down about 100 communist rebels who attacked several businesses owned by the Lorenzo family in Southern Mindanao on Saturday, officials on Sunday said. Ten of the arrested were released…

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Bello issues requirements for participants of assessment team

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By: Jerome Aning, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Apr 30, 2017 Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello on Sunday said he has issued an administrative order setting the qualifications and requirements for workers who want to be part of the labor department’s assessment team for labor laws compliance.

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50% of Pinoys now rate selves as poor – survey

Published by reposted only Date posted on April 29, 2017

Philippine Daily Inquirer, Apr 29, 2017 Half of Filipinos, or 50 percent, consider themselves poor, according to results of a new Social Weather Stations survey. The number is higher than some 44 percent of Filipinos who described themselves as poor in December.

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Fewer Filipinos worked overseas in 2016 – PSA

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By Catherine Talavera (The Philippine Star), Apr 29, 2017 MANILA, Philippines – The number of Filipinos working abroad fell to 2.2 million in 2016 from 2.4 million in 2015, according to the Philippine Statistics Authority’s Survey on Overseas Filipinos.

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Labor group says Duterte breaking Labor Day tradition, promises

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by PhilippineNews, Apr 29, 2017 By MARLLY ROME C. BONDOC, GMA News A labor group on Saturday expressed dismay at President Rodrigo Duterte for “breaking tradition” and his supposed failure to fulfill his promises ahead of the celebration of Labor Day on Monday.

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BPO workers ‘upskill’ to beat looming robot threat

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Ivy Jean Vibar, ABS-CBN News, Apr 29 2017 MANILA – Filipino business process outsourcing workers are upgrading their skills to prepare for the growing use of artificial intelligence, an industry group said.

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9 things bosses do that make great employees quit

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Travis Bradberry, LinkedIn, Apr. 28, 2017 It’s pretty incredible how often you hear managers complaining about their best employees leaving, and they really do have something to complain about — few things are as costly and disruptive as good people walking out the door.

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Benguet miner killed in tunnel blast accident

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Inquirer Northern Luzon, Apr 28, 2017 BAGUIO CITY—A miner died from an accident during a tunnel blasting operation at a small-scale mine in Itogon town in Benguet province on Wednesday morning (April 26), according to a belated report from the Cordillera police Toribio Viscaya, 67, was heard yelling for help after he set off explosive…

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Benguet miner killed in tunnel blast accident

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Inquirer Northern Luzon, April 28, 2017 BAGUIO CITY—A miner died from an accident during a tunnel blasting operation at a small-scale mine in Itogon town in Benguet province on Wednesday morning (April 26), according to a belated report from the Cordillera police.

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April 27, 2017 – FAKE ENDING TO ENDO? So many nice praise releases re ENDO! But this large Edsa mall maintains the practice. Read more.

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I went to this supermarket this morning.  For water, rice, coke, and something else. I queued in the express lane.  Got derailed by the slow check out.  The cashier on the right services six customers for every one done at the express lane. When it was my turn, I asked why?  The ‘barker’ said: Pasensya…

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

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May 24, 2017 — UNIONS WORK TO REDUCE INEQUALITY.

Published by reposted only Date posted on April 26, 2017

Is the solution to extreme wealth inequality really – Alaska? by Scott Santens, Apr 26, 2017 Consider the following two headlines and the fact they describe events that are occurring simultaneously: “Grains piled on runways, parking lots, fields amid global glut” and “Famine looms in four countries as aid system struggles to cope, experts warn.”…

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Is the solution to extreme wealth inequality really – Alaska?

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Lessons on wealth distribution from the most equal of all US states by Scott Santens, Apr 26, 2017 Consider the following two headlines and the fact they describe events that are occurring simultaneously: “Grains piled on runways, parking lots, fields amid global glut” and “Famine looms in four countries as aid system struggles to cope,…

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Inquirer owners were Marcos cronies 28

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BY RIGOBERTO D. TIGLAO, Manila Times, Apr 26, 2017 Profits from crony deal: P4B SHOCKING? It certainly is, especially for a paper that had been the loudest megaphone of the anti-Marcos uprising in 1986, and which to this day has reeked with vitriol against the dictator and anybody identified with him.

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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?

Published by reposted only Date posted on April 24, 2017

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

Published by reposted only Date posted on April 22, 2017

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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