Monthly Archives: June 2017

Call center unions build international connections

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June 30, 2017 / Dan DiMaggio One big issue in May’s three-day strike by 38,000 AT&T workers was the company’s offshoring of jobs. To shine a spotlight on the issue and strengthen international solidarity, a group of union members visited the Dominican Republic a couple of weeks before the strike to meet the call center…

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US Department of State Trafficking in Persons Report 2017

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Aguirre urges IACAT to intensify anti-human trafficking campaign

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by Christopher Lloyd T. Caliwan/PNA), Jun 30, 2017 MANILA, June 30 — Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II on Friday urged Inter Agency Council Against Trafficking (IACAT) to continues intensify the campaign against the human trafficking in the country. Aguirre made the statement after the Philippines remained in Tier 1 ranking in a new United States…

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A gruesome freak accident!

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June 30, 2017 Isang pahinante ng 14 wheeler truck ang aksidenteng naatrasan sa may BioMix PutingBuhangin Orion, Bataan. Natanggap ng Orion Rescue ang tawag ganap na 7:44am, ang biktima nasa 22 taong gulang, mula sa Pampanga ay inabutang nakapilipit ang katawan, labas ang bituka, may bali sa balakang. Agad isinakay ng ambulansiya habang sinusubukang i-revive…

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Employers seek to register foreign workers

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By The Nation, Jun 30, 2017 THE JOINT Standing Committee on Commerce, Industry and Banking (JSCCIB) will soon ask the government to hold the third round to register nearly 3 million illegal foreign workers in the country, said Thai Frozen Foods Association president Poj Aramwattananont.

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Are you ‘old’ yet? What the science says

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by Gregory Filiano, Jun 29, 2017 Ageing should be based on the number of years people are likely to live in a given country in the 21st century, say researchers. By that logic, 70 may be the new 60. The new study also predicts an end to population aging in the United States and other…

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IT-BPO firms buck move to scrap perks

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By Richmond Mercurio (The Philippine Star), Jun 29, 2017 MANILA, Philippines – The information technology and business process outsourcing (IT-BPO) industry has expressed strong opposition to the government’s planned removal of its incentives, saying such move will not only put its competitiveness in peril, but will also derail its rosy growth trajectory.

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June 29, 2017 – THERE MUST BE A MISTAKE HERE. TOO FEW CONTRACTUALS? Over 180,000 contractual workers nationwide are still waiting for regularization almost a year after the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) launched an intensified campaign against the endo (end of contract) scheme. Read more.

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Over 180,000 workers awaiting regularization By Mayen Jaymalin (The Philippine Star), Jun 29, 2017 MANILA, Philippines – Over 180,000 contractual workers nationwide are still waiting for regularization almost a year after the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) launched an intensified campaign against the endo (end of contract) scheme.

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HIV numbers ‘terrifying’ in Philippines as more millennials are diagnosed

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‘The latest data on HIV… is terrifying. The victims are getting younger.’ by Shannon Power, Jun 29, 2017 Millennials living in the Philippines are the most likely to receive a positive HIV diagnosis. Monthly figures from April show there were 629 new notifications of HIV in the Philippines. More than half of those people were…

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Even 2-month-old babies can be cybersex victims – watchdog

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International Justice Mission says abuse comes in many forms, with children’s parents even sometimes involved in their own exploitation by Patty Pasion, Rappler, Jun 29, 2017 MANILA, Philippines – Eight in 10 victims rescued from online sexual exploitation are minors, with some of them as young as two months old, said International Justice Mission (IJM).

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Filipino seafarers still fall prey to human traffickers

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By: Ericka Lynn Nava, INQUIRER.net U.S. Bureau, Jun 29, 2017 “To c Jose (not his real name) da, iya eon ako sa Singapore owas ka text ka ina naobosan ako it load “Donato”– this message, sent on September 15, 2010, was the last message that Jun (not his real name) received from his brother, Jose,…

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Philippines gets positive ranking in US human trafficking report

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Businessworld, Jun 29, 2017 THE PHILIPPINES ranked high in terms of enforcement against human trafficking, according to a report on this global phenomenon newly released by the US State Department.

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Pope Francis: Labor unions are essential to society

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by Junno Arocho Esteves, Catholic News Service, Jun 28, 2017 Labor unions that protect and defend the dignity of work and the rights of workers continue to have an essential role in society, especially in promoting inclusion, Pope Francis said.

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External and new internal pressures on the BOP?

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By Gerardo P. Sicat (The Philippine Star), Jun 28, 2017 The Philippine balance of payments is healthy. But in recent months, there have been signs of weakening. Fundamentally sound but altered balance of payments picture. The reason for this reversal come from different sources. Structural reasons mainly account for those features of the balance of…

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What does the Fourth Industrial Revolution mean for migration?

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by Sanjiv Rai, Jun 28, 2017 The Fourth Industrial Revolution is unfolding at a time when human mobility is increasing and, in many instances, becoming more precarious. Last year, the world saw 250 million international migrants, only 21 million of whom qualified as refugees under the UN Refugee Convention. Within countries, the rate of internal…

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PHL maintains Tier 1 ranking in Trafficking in Persons report

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BAP, GMA News, Jun 28, 2017 The latest Trafficking in Persons (TIP) report of the US State Department shows the Philippines with a Tier 1 ranking for the second time in a row.

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Gov’t won’t extend QR exemption on rice — DTI

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by Ian Nicolas P. Cigaral, Businessworld, Jun 28, 2017 THE PHILIPPINES will no longer extend the temporary use of quantitative restrictions (QR) on rice which will expire by end-June, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) said on Tuesday.

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Is the Philippines winning in the ‘war for talents’?

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By Rene E. Ofrene, Businessmirror, Jun 28, 2017 The “war for talents” refers to the fiercely competitive environment in the recruitment and retention of talented and highly-skilled employees.

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The global economy will be $16 trillion bigger by 2030 thanks to AI

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When labor problems become ‘police cases’

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BY ATTY. DODO DULAY, Manila Times, Jun 27, 2017 ONE of the more common “request for assistance” (RA) that the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) receives on a daily basis is a plea from a parent, sibling or relative to bring home (or repatriate) an overseas Filipino worker (OFW). Sometimes, it is our kabayan OFWs…

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Working night shift may affect DNA repair, trigger cancer—study

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INQUIRER.net, Jun 27, 2017 Scientists have often warned us about the potential health hazards of night-shift work, and this recent study may just be the most alarming one yet.

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Climate change causes sea level rise to accelerate 50% in past 20 years

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BY DOUGLAS MAIN, 6/27/17 Sea level rise is real, and it’s getting worse. A study published in the journal Nature Climate Change shows that global sea level rise jumped by 50 percent from 1993 to 2014, the most recent year for which data are available. In 2014, sea levels rose 3.3 millimeters—more than an eighth…

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Globalization in the Age of Trump

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by Pankaj Ghemawat, JULY–AUGUST 2017 ISSUE Business leaders are scrambling to adjust to a world few imagined possible just a year ago. The myth of a borderless world has come crashing down. Traditional pillars of open markets—the United States and the UK—are wobbling, and China is positioning itself as globalization’s staunchest defender. In June 2016,…

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Duterte hires 59 former AFP, PNP men to Cabinet, agencies

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By: Fe Zamora, Philip C. Tubeza, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Jun 27, 2017 Editor’s Note: Starting June 25, the Inquirer will run on its print, online, and social media platforms a series of stories, reports and commentaries on the socioeconomic impact – positive and negative – that President Duterte has made in his first year in…

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The Duterte administration year in review

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DOH: More millennials diagnosed with HIV

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By Joyce Ilas, CNN Philippines, Jun 27, 2017 Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 26) ­— The Department of Health (DOH) reported that in April 2017, 629 persons, most of whom are millennials, were diagnosed with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV).

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5-mo BPO investments down 35%

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Political uncertainty seen contributing to decline in Peza registrations By: Roy Stephen C. Canivel, Philippine Daily Inquirer , Jun 27, 2017 Amid fears of political uncertainty under the Duterte administration, new IT-BPM investments registered under the Philippine Economic Zone Authority (Peza) have fallen by more than a third in the first five months of the…

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These are the top 10 emerging technologies of 2017

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