Monthly Archives: December 2017

Worker dies after falling from Makati building

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By Robertzon Ramirez (The Philippine Star), Dec 28, 2017 MANILA, Philippines — A construction worker died after allegedly falling from the seventh floor of the PBCom tower in Barangay Bel-Air in Makati yesterday morning.

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Tubero nalunod sa water tank sa Makati

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by ABS-CBN News, Dec 28 2017 (UPDATED) Patay ang isang tubero matupos malunod sa isang underground water tank sa isang commercial building sa Makati City.

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Davao mayor: Shopping mall passed fire safety checks

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By: Allan Nawal, Frinston Lim, Tina G. Santos, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Dec 28, 2017 DAVAO CITY — Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte on Wednesday declared NCCC Mall “fire safety compliant” as the death toll from the blaze that tore through the building on Saturday rose to 38 after the body of a mall security officer…

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Will artificial intelligence produce a dystopian future?

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by K. V. TURLEY, Dec 28, 2017 In 2017 the following quotation was reported: What is going to be created will effectively be a god. It’s not a god in the sense that it makes lightning or causes hurricanes. But if there is something a billion times smarter than the smartest human, what else are…

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Yearender : Gov’t embarks on ambitious infra program

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by Mary Grace Padin (The Philippine Star), Dec 28, 2017 MANILA, Philippines — An inclusive economy with a thriving middle class is the vision of the Duterte administration for the Philippines. To achieve this goal, President Duterte has launched a massive infrastructure program to spur economic growth and address the country’s needs.

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1 patay, 1 sugatan sa tumagilid na truck ng beer

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by Rodirey Salas, ABS-CBN News, Dec 28, 2017 Dead on the spot ang hindi pa nakikilalang driver at sugatan naman ang kanyang pahinante nang madisgrasya ang sinasakyan nilang 10-wheeler cargo truck, Huwebes ng madaling araw sa Davao City.

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[OPINION] How lawmakers gifted themselves with tax cuts on luxury cars

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Leaving the house linked to longevity in older adults

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by Reuters, Dec 27 2017 For older people, getting out of the house regularly may contribute to a longer life – and the effect is independent of medical problems or mobility issues, according to new research from Israel.

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World’s wealthiest became $1 trillion richer in 2017

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Humans and artificial intelligence: Rivalry or romance?

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Humans will work increasingly closely with machines, and we need to prepare people for that, write Terence Tse, Mark Esposito and Danny Goh Artificial intelligence (AI) has been developing at a frightening pace. It is debatable to what extent it has improved our lives – being able to use geolocation and search for the best…

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Young people and free speech

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The pendulum of power swings back towards the state

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Three reasons to expect a shift in the balance between governments and markets, predicts Zanny Minton Beddoes http://www.theworldin.com/edition/2018/article/14387/pendulum-power-swings-back-towards-state LEADERS If 2016 was the year of shock populist victories, 2017 brought a surprisingly placid response. There was plenty of anguished rhetoric. Commentators (including this one) fretted about the liberal world order. Mainstream politicians promised a reboot…

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What are the 5 things that make love last?

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‘Social enterprises’ rise in Asia amid skepticism

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Inflation impact of tax package seen neutral

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By: Ben O. de Vera – Reporter, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Dec 27, 2017 Replacing the import quota on rice with a 35-percent tariff on the Filipino staple will offset the increase in inflation resulting from the first tax reform package, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas said.

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Tubero na magkukumpuni lang sana ng floating valve ng isang water tank, patay matapos malunod sa loob mismo ng tanke sa Makati

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Tubero na magkukumpuni lang sana ng floating valve ng isang water tank, patay matapos malunod sa loob mismo ng tanke sa Makati City | via @LyzaAquinoDZMM

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Nail polish users exposed to chemical linked to paralysis, reproductive disorders, study finds

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Nail polish users exposed to chemical linked to paralysis, reproductive disorders, study finds Most women like to indulge in a nice, relaxing manicure every once in awhile, which doesn’t come as a surprise because, well, let’s face it, who doesn’t enjoy a good neck massage coupled with freshly painted nails?

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Malacañang’s yearend report: We have accomplished much in first year

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DUTERTE’S DECISIVE LEADERSHIP LED TO ‘ATTAINMENT OF MANY PRIORITIES’ By: Nestor Corrales – Reporter, INQINQUIRER.net, Dec 26, 2017 More than two years after President Rodrigo Duterte assumed the presidency, Malacañang has assured Filipinos that the government is committed to eliminate illegal drugs, criminality, and corruption in government through the “crucial reforms” instituted by the administration

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BPO still highest job generator in 2017

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By Ferdinand Patinio, PNA | Dec 26, 2017, MANILA – The business process outsourcing (BPO) industry is still the biggest generator of jobs, according to the internet-based job and applicant matching system of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE).

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NCCC mall fire: Bodies of 36 call center agents found

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By: Frinston Lim, Inquirer Mindanao, Dec 25, 2017 Authorities on Monday confirmed they have found the bodies of 36 remaining workers trapped inside the burned NCCC Mall here.

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DOLE orders Jollibee to regularize workers in 9 branches in MIMAROPA

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By Samuel Medenilla, Manila Bulletin, Dec 25, 2017 The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has ordered fast-food giant Jollibee Foods Corporation (JFC) to regularize around 500 workers in its nine branches in MIMAROPA region.

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The Asean Consensus on migrant workers’ rights: A cause for celebration?

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By Danilo Ibayan, THE MANILA TIMES, Dec 23, 2017 TEN years after the 2007 Cebu Asean Declaration on the Protection and Promotion of the Rights of Migrant Workers,there is now an Asean Consensus on the Protection and Promotion of the Rights of Migrant Workers after its signing by the association’s 10 leaders in November 2017…

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Free college education awaits Filipino youth

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by Janvic Mateo (The Philippine Star), Dec 23, 2017 MANILA, Philippines — President Duterte fulfilled this year one of his campaign promises in the education sector: free college education for Filipinos.

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Tipping point: 2017 was a record-shattering year for robotics

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The numbers are crazy. But that’s nothing compared to what’s coming. By Greg Nichols for Robotics | Dec 22, 2017 The Association for Advancing Automation (A3), an industry trade group covering robotics in North America, just released new numbers on automation sales and shipments during the first nine months of 2017.

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Asian Development outlook (ADO) supplement: A firmer growth outlook for Asia

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Are employee evaluations really necessary?

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Are Employee Evaluations Really Necessary? Employee evaluations, staff appraisals, performance reviews. Whatever you call them, the process of examining your growth and accomplishments over time should be an enlightening experience for you and your boss, yet when it comes to discovering the usefulness and effectiveness of employee evaluations, it depends whom you ask. In a…

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China entering a new political economy cycle

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The World According to Xi Jinping Thought https://www.citivelocity.com/citigps/ReportSeries.action?recordId=67&linkId=45807450 Congress now behind us, the primary takeaway is that President Xi Jinping has cemented his role as the most powerful leader in China since President Mao Zedong. This will pave the way for him to extend his term beyond 2022 and put more weight on the economic…

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Artificial intelligence for the real world

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How to tell whether machines can do your job

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Machine learning will not spell the end of work, but will have profound effects on the economy. Researchers developed a list of questions designed to evaluate whether a task or a job is suitable for automation. by Robert Ferris, CNBC.com, 22 Dec 2017 There may be a way to predict which jobs are most vulnerable…

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Dec 21, 2017 – WHILE EVERYONE, INCLUDING DOLE, PARTIES: ANOTHER WORK ACCIDENT IN HANJIN. Our Hanjin correspondents report that workers in a cherry picker were hit by a propeller which suddenly rotated in Drydock No. 5 early this morning. Two unionists described the injury as “dugo ang ulo” [bloodied head]

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