Monthly Archives: October 2017

Petition for NCR Wage Increase of P 259 Daily, 2017

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[labor news] Allegation of illegal use of Korean agency workers by Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction in the Philippines

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기사승인 2017.10.31 13:29:50 – 작게 + 크게공유 An allegation was raised that the Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction(HHIC) has practiced the illegal use of Korean subcontract workers at its Subic Shipyard in the Philippines(HHIC-PHIL Subic) for the past ten years.

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Stephen Hawking: ‘Technology seems to drive inequality’

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by Stephen Hawking, 09 Oct 2015 He’s one of the most intelligent people in the world. He’s a movie star. And now he’s one of the participants of the Reddit “Ask Me Anything” (AMA) series, too. Physicist Stephen Hawking this week gave his answers to his AMA session. What did you miss? We’ve summarized the…

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Teachers aalisan ng lisensiya ‘pag ‘di nagbayad ng utang

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by Ni MERLINA HERNANDO-MALIPOT, Balita Online, Oct 29, 2017 “Pay your debt or lose your license to teach?” Matapos maghirap sa malaking kaltas dulot ng mga utang kamakailan, nahaharap naman ngayon ang public school teachers sa panibagong pagsubok— ang posibilidad na mawalan sila ng lisensiya sa pagtuturo kapag hindi nila nabayaran ang kanilang utang sa…

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DepEd finding ways to help teachers in debt

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By Janvic Mateo (The Philippine Star), Oct 29, 2017 MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Education (DepEd) said it is finding viable means to address the growing debt of public school teachers, which has reached a staggering P300 billion as of last year.

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Calling the Philippines: Hub for call center jobs sees fast change from tech

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By Wendy Lee, Oct 28, 2017 MANILA — When Rolando Cuartero III spoke to American credit card customers for his job at a call center, he found it stressful — especially when callers insulted his nationality.

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Public school teachers’ accumulated debt reaches P300

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By Janvic Mateo (The Philippine Star), Oct 28, 2017 MANILA, Philippines — The accumulated debt of public school teachers across the country has reached a staggering P300 billion.

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Employment program for students costly—study

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By BusinessMirror, Oct 28, 2017 The Special Program for the Employment of Students (Spes) of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) is costly but with minimal impact on education and employability to its beneficiaries.

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33 questions that were asked at Apple job interviews

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WTF is blockchain?! Inside the most disruptive tech since the internet

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Jobs mismatch, not labor shortage, affecting local construction sector

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By Catherine Talavera (The Philippine Star), Oct 26, 2017 MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine construction sector is experiencing a mismatch between available jobs and the required skill set as 10 million Filipinos remain unemployed, a trade official said.

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ASEAN urged to protect ‘invisible’ domestic workers

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There are 10 million domestic workers, making up 20% of the total migrant workforce in the region Patty Pasion, Rappler, Oct 26, 2017 MANILA, Philippines – There are 10 million domestic workers in Southeast Asia but they remain “invisible” in the region’s labor sector.

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DICT internet roadmap

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By Boo Chanco (The Philippine Star), Oct 25, 2017 A few weeks after the lawyer secretary of DICT was replaced by a telecommunications technocrat, things started moving on our age old problem of slow internet. Last Monday, I shared the diagnosis of the problem made by DICT OIC Sec. Eliseo Rio Jr.

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Dishonorable and contemptible

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By Jose C. Sison (The Philippine Star), Oct 25, 2017 The public and malicious imputation of a crime, or a vice or defect, real or imaginary, or any act, omission, condition, status or circumstances tending to cause the dishonor, discredit or contempt of a natural or juridical person, or to blacken the memory of one…

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Giving a gift to new employer can benefit domestic workers abroad – study

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7 minors rescued from porn business

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Sunstar, Oct 24, 2017 A 38-YEAR-OLD woman was arrested for allegedly engaging in online pornography through a cell phone inside her house in Barangay Ibabao, Cordova town, Cebu yesterday morning. Seven minors, three of whom are boys, were rescued by authorities led by operatives of the Women and Children’s Protection Center (WCPC) Visayas Field Unit.

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Banking on BPO sector not enough to cut poverty—experts

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By Cai Ordinario, Businessmirror, Oct 23, 2017 While the country’s business- process outsourcing (BPO) sector has been known to provide good jobs to millions of Filipinos, economists said relying on the sector alone would not significantly reduce poverty.

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Losing EU GSP+ not fatal for Phl, says export leader

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By Richmond Mercurio (The Philippine Star), Oct 23, 2017 MANILA, Philippines — If the Philippines loses its Generalized System of Preferences Plus (GSP+) privileges with the European Union (EU), it can still tap other markets to recoup export losses, a private sector export leader said.

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DOLE adopts new policy on labor inspections

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By Mayen Jaymalin (The Philippine Star), Oct 23, 2017 MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has adopted a new policy to hasten the regularization of contractual workers and ensure compliance with labor standards.

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Delays in ecozone approvals derail P500 B investments

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By Richmond Mercurio (The Philippine Star), Oct 23, 2017 MANILA, Philippines — The country risks losing some P500 billion worth of investments due to the persistent delays in the proclamation of new economic zones, the Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) said.

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Fusion energy: How scientists are creating plasma hotter than the sun in quest for limitless clean energy

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Adidas is using robots to produce small-batch, local-market shoes

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It usually takes 18 months to bring a shoe to market. Global shoe brands want to bring that down to a few days. By Greg Nichols for Robotics | October 23, 2017 Shoemaker Adidas just rolled out the first of six local-market running shoes made in its so-called “Speedfactory” in Germany.

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DOLE orders 5-minute standing breaks for desk workers every 2 hours

Published by reposted only Date posted on October 22, 2017

The Department of Labor and Employment requires employers to give regular 5-minute standing breaks to workers who sit for prolonged periods by Patty Pasion, Rappler, Oct 22, 2017 MANILA, Philippines – After mandatory sitting breaks, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) now requires employers to grant their workers standing breaks.

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Govt to identify online sex sites

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by Sara Susanne D. Fabunan, Manila Standard, Oct 22, 2017 THE Philippine government is set to identify hotspots of online sexual exploitation in the country, Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II said.

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The E.P.A’s top 10 toxic threats, and industry’s pushback

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Social media tool for child trafficking

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BY GLEE JALEA with RJ CARBONELL, Manila Times, Oct 21, 2017 The popularity and easy access to social media have made it easier for pimps to sell children and for young women to advertise their sex services, a Philippine study showed.

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If J&J Talc had asbestos, it could cause cancer, expert says

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Chemical plant workers and asbestos exposure

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By Michael Bartlett, Oct 20, 2017 The chemical plant workers who were most likely to be exposed to airborne asbestos fibers were those in charge of maintaining and repairing equipment with asbestos insulation, as these operations would require cutting through thick layers of asbestos. – By Michael Bartlett

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2 ‘cyber-pimps’ arrested in Manila

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BY THE MANILA TIMES, OCTOBER 20, 2017 TWO alleged cybersex traffickers who sold children to foreigners online were arrested in Manila, an official said on Friday. In a press briefing on Friday, Senior Supt. Villamor Tuliao, Philippine National Police (PNP) Anti-Trafficking in Persons Division Director, reported that suspects Jamil Sampaga and Anthony Mabansag were charged…

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The robot revolution has already happened in a surprising number of industries (and it has nothing to do with AI)

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Affordable robotic automation is now available to mom and pop shops, which is driving crazy growth in the robotics industry. By Greg Nichols for Robotics | October 20, 2017 According to a new analysis by Inkwood Research, the global market for collaborative robots is on track to generate a net revenue of about $9.27 billion…

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