Monthly Archives: September 2017

Ties that bind families of OFW mothers

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by Jose Galang, Sep 6, 2017 A team of researchers has designed a system of identifying critical factors that affect relationships among members of Filipino families with a mother working overseas as a domestic helper which could help address stressful situations arising from their separation.

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To live in harmony with AI we must create a modern Magna Carta

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by Dr. Olaf Groth, Ph.D., Sep 6, 2017 We stand at a watershed moment for society’s vast, unknown digital future. A powerful technology, artificial intelligence (AI), has emerged from its own ashes, thanks largely to advances in neural networks modeled loosely on the human brain. AI can find patterns in massive unstructured data sets, improve…

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Putting lifelong learning on the CEO agenda

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McDonald’s workers won in New Zealand and they can win here — here’s how

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by Oscar WebbOscar Webb, Today A union activist explains how their decade-long campaign against zero-hours contracts and low pay was successful. In 2015, after a ten year struggle, workers in New Zealand won major concessions from McDonald’s and other fast food companies. Zero-hour contracts were banned and pay boosted. Union organiser Matt McCarten explains how…

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Neda chief pushes ‘pro-poor’ programs, legislation for inclusive growth

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by Ben O. de Vera, Inquirer, Sep 6, 2017 The country’s chief economist has urged the Cabinet members of the Duterte administration to push for “pro-poor” programs and legislation that will allow the robust economic growth to trickle down to most Filipinos.

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Robotics in business: Everything humans need to know

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2 patay nang makuryente sa Calapan, Oriental Mindoro

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ABS-CBN News, Sep 05 2017 Dalawang construction worker ang namatay matapos makuryente habang nagtatrabaho sa Barangay Santa Rita, Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro.

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Can bosses spy on employees? European court to rule

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Agence France-Presse, Sep 5, 2017 STRASBOURG, France — Europe’s top human rights court is set to rule Tuesday whether bosses have the right to spy on employees who use company messaging systems, in a landmark decision for privacy in the work place.

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Xi urges BRICS grouping to push for more ‘just’ international order

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XIAMEN, China (Reuters) – Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday urged BRICS nations to deepen coordination on global matters, and push for a more “just” world order, by boosting representation for emerging and developing countries in international bodies.

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Solar energy will surpass nuclear by the end of the year

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Priest faces human trafficking raps at DOJ

Published by reposted only Date posted on September 4, 2017

By: Tetch Torres-Tupas, INQINQUIRER.net, Sep 4, 2017 The 55-year-old priest, who was arrested after being caught with a 13-year-old girl on their way to a motel last month, is again facing human trafficking charges, this time before the Department of Justice (DOJ).

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When it comes to keeping our brains young, we need to rise to new challenges

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by Alan J Gow, Sep 4, 2017 As we get older, our thinking skills often deteriorate: we get slower, more forgetful, less good at learning new things. Yet not everyone experiences these changes to the same degree. Some remain mentally sharp into their sixties, seventies and beyond; others experience declines which can make it harder…

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Baby boomers are retiring — and it’s going to have a huge impact on the economy

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Contentious items in RCEP remain unresolved

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By Richmond Mercurio (The Philippine Star), Sep 4, 2017 – MANILA, Philippines – Issues continue to prevent the China-led Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) from moving forward, with major “contentious” subjects remaining unresolved, a trade official said.

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8 predictions for the world in 2030

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by Ceri Parker, Nov 12, 2017 For more information, watch sessions on the Global Economic Outlook, the Global Science Outlook and The Future of Consumption from our Annual Meeting 2017.

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7 skills your child needs to survive the changing world of work

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by Charlotte Edmond, Sep 4, 2017 Education may be the passport to the future, but for all the good teaching out there, it would seem that schools are failing to impart some of the most important life skills, according to one educational expert.

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DBM mulls removal of performance-based bonuses for state workers

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By ERWIN COLCOL, GMA News, Sep 4, 2017 The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) is considering the removal of performance-based bonus (PBB) as part of the benefits being received by government employees.

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Hanjin workers in Subic to go on strike

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BY PATRICK ROXAS, Manila Times, Sep 4, 2017 SUBIC BAY FREEPORT: Restive workers of shipbuilding giant Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction Philippines (HHIC-Phil) here said they will go on strike if an agreement to hold a certification election for the recognition of the union fails.

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Do we need more of our women leaving to work as domestic workers overseas?

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BY TOOTS OPLE, Manila Times, Sep 4, 2017 MORE women are leaving the country to work abroad as domestic workers, and this trend is not about to stop. Based on the 2016 survey of the Philippine Statistics Authority, there were 2.2 million overseas Filipino workers at any given time during April to September 2016 all…

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Worker dies in mishap

Published by reposted only Date posted on September 3, 2017

By Raymund Catindig (The Philippine Star), Sep 3, 2017 TUGUEGARAO , Philippines – A construction foreman died after he was ran over by a road roller here on Friday night.

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Call centers back 4-day work week

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By Richmond Mercurio (The Philippine Star), Sep 3, 2017 MANILA, Philippines – The call center industry, the biggest private sector employer in the country, has expressed support to the proposed compressed four-day work week scheme.

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Long shifts, low pay are part of a PH nurse’s reality

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‘Red Flags’ launched to check discrimination in the workplace

Published by reposted only Date posted on September 1, 2017

Inquirer, Sep 01, 2017 How can the Philippines get rid of terrorism without resorting to military operations? By spreading guidelines on achieving an inclusive and diverse workplace, as International Alert country manager Francisco Lara Jr. would say.

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Cooperation on OFW reintegration sought

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BY WILLIAM DEPASUPIL, Manila Times, Sep 1, 2017 THE Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) has pushed for the productive reintegration of returning overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to reverse the country’s decades-old labor export policy.

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Fix cash transfer program before tax reform approval – Gatchalian

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By: Win Gatchalian, Sep 1, 2017 Senator Win Gatchalian on Wednesday urged the national government to put into place a concrete plan to implement the cash transfer program meant to shield poor Filipinos from the inflationary effects of the proposed tax reform package, which is still pending legislative approval.

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