Monthly Archives: September 2017

Foreign investors jittery on the Philippines

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by Jose Galang, Sep 30, 2017 Despite the healthy economic fundamentals that the Duterte regime inherited from past administrations, as well as the strong political capital it enjoys, the economic managers seem to be having difficulty in converting these into equivalent foreign investment inflows.

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New UAE law to benefit Pinoy domestic workers

Published by reposted only Date posted on September 28, 2017

By Pia Lee-Brago (The Philippine Star), Sep 28, 2017 MANILA, Philippines — The United Arab Emirates has approved a law that would benefit 120,000 of the 618,000 Filipinos working in the UAE.

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Automation to create additional jobs for IT-BPM

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By Catherine Talavera (The Philippine Star), Sep 28, 2017 MANILA, Philippines — The automation of the information technology-business process management (IT-BPM) industry will create the need for mid-skilled jobs and high-skilled services, industry groups said.

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Philippines seeks expansion of EU GSP privileges

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By Richmond Mercurio (The Philippine Star), Sep 28, 2017 MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines is seeking the expansion of the General System of Preferences Plus (GSP+) from the European Union (EU) amid concerns the present set of privileges would be removed in protest over the alleged extrajudicial killing cases in the country.

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September 28, 2017 – COMPLETE WITH SAFETY BELT, INDE NAMAN GINAMIT! [BUT WAS NOT USED]. This is not an unusual practice in the Philippines. The safety and health culture have not been fully developed. Implementation of regulations need much improvement.

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BPO job losses due to robots a ‘myth’ as industry goes hybrid

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ABS-CBN News, Sep 28, 2017 MANILA – Job losses in business process outsourcing due to artificial intelligence is a “myth,” an industry leader said Thursday, as companies seek to combine machine efficiency with a human touch.

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P34-B lost yearly due to teen pregnancy: ex-health chief

Published by reposted only Date posted on September 27, 2017

By Leilani Junio, Philippine News Agency, Sep 27, 2017 MANILA— The country incurs PHP34 billion in economic losses annually due to the high prevalence of teenage pregnancy, former health secretary, Dr. Esperanza Cabral, said.

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Philippines’ BPO industry sees slower annual growth of 9% until 2022

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Security risks in the Philippines, particularly the ongoing Marawi crisis, are causing headwinds in the business process outsourcing industry Chrisee Dela Paz, Sep 27, 2017, Rappler MANILA, Philippines – The country’s business process outsourcing (BPO) industry expects annual growth to slow down to 9% until 2022, due to its larger scale, sluggish industry growth globally,…

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Why some transport groups oppose jeepney phaseout

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By Gaea Katreena Cabico (philstar.com), Sep 27, 2017 MANILA, Philippines (First published Sept. 26) — Jeepney operators and drivers will only fall into deeper poverty should the government’s public utility vehicle modernization program, which includes phasing out old units, push through.

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American helping abused OFWs wants PHL to stop sending maids to KSA

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By LUCKY MAE F. QUILAO, KBK/KVD, GMA News, Sep 27, 2017 Out of his comfort zone, an American who runs a record label in California has spent the last four years helping Filipino domestic workers in Saudi Arabia who suffered abuse from their employers.

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Robots may take your job, but they can also plan your retirement

Published by reposted only Date posted on September 25, 2017

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Exporters nix shorter work week

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By Richmond Mercurio (The Philippine Star), Sep 25, 2017 MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine Exporters Confederation Inc. (Philexport) is opposing the need for a law implementing a compressed work week as it appeals for a status quo, wherein employers are allowed to decide the suitable work hours for their employees considering the ecosystem within which…

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Study finds shortcomings of AI in customer service

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by Patrizia Paola C. Marcelo, Businessworld, Sep 25, 2017 Based on a study conducted, customer service providers and consumers do not meet eye-to-eye in terms of artificial intelligence services or chatbots. CUSTOMER SERVICE providers (CSPs) are not able to meet expectations when they resort to artificial intelligence (AI), including chatbots, a software and services company…

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Worker pinned down by air compressor

Published by reposted only Date posted on September 23, 2017

by Sunstar, Sep 23, 2017 A CONSTRUCTION worker died after an air compressor lifted by a tower crane fell on him in the construction site of the Mactan Cebu International Airport (MCIA) Terminal 2 last Friday afternoon. The victim was identified as Adolfo Flores, 36, of the RCK Builders. Cyril Ticao, officer-in-charge of the Department…

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Illegal fishers back in Quezon, tap kids as workers

Published by reposted only Date posted on September 22, 2017

by Philippine Daily Inquirer, Sep 22, 2017 LUCENA CITY — Illegal fishers are back in the bays of Tayabas and Lamon in Quezon province, this time with minors reportedly working on fishing boats, an official of an environmental group said.

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BPO investments falling

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by Roy Stephen C. Canivel, Inquirer, Sep 22, 2017 New investment pledges in the IT-BPM industry registered through various promotion agencies fell 34 percent in the second quarter from a year ago, continuing the decline in one of the country’s top dollar earners that the trade chief had partly attributed to the uncertainty in US…

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World Bank cites threats to mfg competitiveness

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By Czeriza Valencia (The Philippine Star), Sep 22, 2017 MANILA, Philippines — Advancements in technology and changing global trade patterns are threatening the competitiveness of developing countries as investment destinations for manufacturing, the World Bank said.

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4 bodies found in rainwater tank

Published by reposted only Date posted on September 20, 2017

By Arnell Ozaeta (The Philippine Star), Sep 20, 2017 BATANGAS, Philippines — Four construction workers were found dead in a rainwater tank in Sitio Barandal, Barangay San Francisco, Lipa, Batangas yesterday morning.

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8 digital life skills all children need – and a plan for teaching them

Published by reposted only Date posted on September 19, 2017

by Yuhyun Park, Sep 6, 2016 A generation ago, IT and digital media were niche skills. Today, they are a core competency necessary to succeed in most careers. That’s why digital skills are an essential part of a comprehensive education framework. Without a national digital education programme, command of and access to technology will be…

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How to survive an office romance

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Lower BPO revenue poses risk to growth

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By Lawrence Agcaoili (The Philippine Star) , Sep 19, 2017 MANILA, Philippines — Declining growth revenue in the business process outsourcing (BPO) sector could drag down the country’s economic growth over the next two years, according to Credit Suisse.

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Philippines climbs ranking in digital, financial inclusion

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By Lawrence Agcaoili (The Philippine Star), Sep 19, 2017 MANILA, Philippines — The global ranking of the Philippines in terms of providing digital and financial inclusion zoomed to sixth place this year from 15th last year amid the reforms being pursued by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), the latest report from Washington-based think tank…

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US firms mull expansion, relocation of manufacturing to Philippines

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By Catherine Talavera (The Philippine Star), Sep 19, 2017 MANILA, Philippines — Several US-based companies are looking to relocate and expand their manufacturing facilities in the country as the trade department continues to strengthen business collaboration with investors and multinational corporations.

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New anti-Duterte coalition calls for end to ‘nightmare’

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Most of the world’s countries could run on 100% renewable energy by 2050, says study

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Raps vs mother for trafficking 2-year-old child

Published by reposted only Date posted on September 17, 2017

By: Rosalie Abatayo @cebudailynews, Sep 17, 2017 EVEN while the suspect remains at large, police authorities are set to file today a criminal case for human trafficking against a 25-year-old woman, who sold nude videos of her two-year-old daughter and a 21-year-old neighbor to sexual predators online.

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Metro minimum wage hiked to P512

Published by reposted only Date posted on September 16, 2017

by Julie M. Aurelio, Inquirer, Sep 16, 2017 Minimum wage earners in Metro Manila will be getting a P21 increase in their daily pay. The Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board (RTWPB) on Thursday issued Wage Order No. NCR-21, which increases the daily minimum wage in the National Capital Region from P491 to P512.

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Neuroscientists have figured out why you can’t concentrate at work

Published by reposted only Date posted on September 15, 2017

by Eve Edelstein, Quartz, Sep 15, 2017 Even though most people think about themselves as primarily visual beings, neuroscience reveals a complex “connectome” of brain cells that connects all of our senses. Try writing a report in a noisy, uncomfortable place with the smells of the office microwave wafting over to your desk, and the…

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Job Fair Shindig 2017, Nov 22 & 23, 2017, Megatrade Hall, Megamall

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These 5 disruptive technologies are driving the circular economy

Published by reposted only Date posted on September 14, 2017

by Peter Lacy, 14 Sep 2017 Increased transparency, new customer expectations and emerging technologies are disrupting traditional sources of competitiveness. From mobile to machine learning, big data to blockchain, seemingly there’s no end to what technology can enable or improve.

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