Monthly Archives: September 2017

Illegal fishers back in Quezon, tap kids as workers

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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

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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

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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

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

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Major reforms required for 9% GDP growth–JFC

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By Cai Ordinario, Businessmirror, Sep 14, 2017 BUSINESSMEN belonging to the Joint Foreign Chambers (JFC) on Thursday identified reforms that must be undertaken by the Duterte administration to grow GDP by 9 percent and achieve the goals of its 10-point socioeconomic agenda.

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JFC supports retention of incentives for BPM industry

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by Roy Stephen C. Canivel, Inquirer, Sep 14, 2017 The Joint Foreign Chamber of Commerce (JFC) of the Philippines has backed the call to retain the incentives currently being enjoyed by the Business Process Management (BPM) industry, noting the latter’s decline in terms of global standing should already be a “wake up call.”

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ECCP: Philippines ‘not sending the right signals’ to foreign investors

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by Roy Stephen C. Canivel, Inquirer, Sep 14, 2017 The European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines (ECCP) said on Thursday that concerns in the political stability of the country, including the substantial downsizing of the 2018 budget for the Commission on Human Rights (CHR), is “not sending the right signals” to foreign investors.

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PH internet quality improving but still below global average

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by Miguel R. Camus, Inquirer, Sep 14, 2017 Philippine telecom operators have improved mobile internet quality, especially in 4G (LTE) services but results in a new crowdsourced survey showed the country was still “well behind” global averages.

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UK study ranks Manila as among Top 10 world’s most stressful cities

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by Jhoanna Ballaran, Inquirer, Sep 14, 2017 Manila is one of the most stressful cities in the world, more stressful than the war-torn city of Damascus in Syria, a study and research by a U.K. private firm revealed.

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Jobless rate rises on agri, services cuts

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By Czeriza Valencia (The Philippine Star), Sep 14, 2017 MANILA, Philippines — Unemployment rose slightly in July as more jobs were shed in the agriculture and services sectors, the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) said.

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Maguindanao gives trafficking victims livelihood packages

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By John Unson (philstar.com), Sep 14, 2017 MAGUINDANAO, Philippines — Two families whose breadwinners are scheduled for execution in Saudi Arabia each received a pair of cattle from the government for breeding and fattening projects.

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PHL, UAE ink MOU on recruiting domestic workers

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by Margaret Claire Layug/KBK, GMA News, Sep 14, 2017 The Philippines and the United Arab Emirates have signed a memorandum aimed at bolstering mutual cooperation in hiring Filipino domestic workers.

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Darker, dangerous nations: UN rights chief shocked by Rody

Published by reposted only Date posted on September 13, 2017

By Pia Lee-Brago (The Philippine Star), Sep 13, 2017 MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines has landed among countries with “darker and more dangerous” human rights situations, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein reported on Monday.

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The way we get electricity is about to change forever

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Superior batteries are on the way, and they could disrupt power markets within the next decade—Sooner Than You Think. By Tom Randall, Sep 13, 2017 The idea is that grid-sized versions might be used to store excess wind and solar power, smoothing out the peaks and valleys of the electricity supply. There’s just one problem:…

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Internet hindering fight against human trafficking — experts

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by Agence France-Presse, Sep 13, 2017 San José, Costa Rica — The anonymity afforded by the internet — especially in the dark web — is hindering efforts by organizations to fight human trafficking, especially the sexual exploitation of minors, experts from key groups said Tuesday.

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The rise of ‘legal trafficking’

Published by reposted only Date posted on September 12, 2017

BY ATTY. DODO DULAY, Manila Times, Sep 12, 2017 EVERYONE knows that the words “legal” and “trafficking” shouldn’t go together. These are two contradictory terms when taken literally. An oxymoron, as my former English teacher would call it. But I coined the term “legal trafficking” to best describe the phenomenon—which of late appears to be…

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5 key considerations in managing remote project teams

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Working with geographically distributed teams is common, but managing these teams can create significant challenges that leaders need to address. Here are five key considerations. By Moira Alexander | Sep 12, 2017 The cloud is making it easier than ever before for businesses to adopt application delivery platforms that allow teams to work remotely. Working…

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First-half FDI down 14% to $3.598B despite 182.7% jump in June

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Ben O. de Vera, Inquirer, Sep 12, 2017 The net inflow of job-creating foreign direct investment (FDI) declined 14 percent year-on-year to $3.598 billion in the first half despite a 182.7-percent jump posted in June, the latest Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas data released Monday showed.

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Are zero placement fees for OFWs scam or solution?

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