Monthly Archives: December 2017

ADB lifts Asia’s 2017 growth outlook to 6% on firm exports, China

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by Reuters, DEC 13, 2017 [MANILA] The Asian Development Bank on Wednesday raised its economic growth estimate for developing Asia to 6 per cent for this year from a previous estimate of 5.9 per cent, citing stronger than expected exports and China’s resilience.

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Dramatic BPO resurgence seen in 2018

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By: Doris Dumlao-Abadilla – Reporter, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Dec 13, 2017 The Philippines will likely see a dramatic resurgence in the business process outsourcing (BPO) industry next year on the back of improved relations with the US, in turn boosting office space take-up to another record high and making Metro Manila one of Asia’s top…

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Life in the Digital Workspace

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Underemployment records lowest rate in more than 10 years

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http://www.neda.gov.ph/2017/12/12/underemployment-records-lowest-rate-in-more-than-10-years/ The country’s decent work agenda is moving forward as reflected in underemployment recording its lowest rate in more than a decade, despite the decrease in total employment in October 2017, according to the National Economic and Development Authority.

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Philippines’ JOB FAIR 2018

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Pag-IBIG lowers mandatory contribution, makes membership easier for transport sector workers, market vendors, and other earners

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Investing in quality education

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By Catherine Talavera (The Philippine Star), Dec 11, 2017 – To harness demographic dividends MANILA, Philippines — Now that the Philippines has entered its own demographic sweet spot, the economy is in a greater position to achieve significant growth through greater productivity, high savings rate and increased consumption.

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Employers also look for socioemotional skills when hiring

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By Czeriza Valencia (The Philippine Star), Dec 11, 2017 MANILA, Philippines — Around two-thirds of employers in the Philippines have difficulty filling vacancies as most workers lack the appropriate socioemotional skills or those pertaining to leadership, work ethic and interpersonal skills, according to a report by the World Bank.

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Wealth inequality has been widening for millennia

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BI deports 46 Chinese for running illegal online trading business

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By: Faye Orellana – @inquirerdotnetINQUIRER.net, Dec 11, 2017 The Bureau of Immigration (BI) has deported 46 Chinese nationals who have been arrested last month for their involvement in illegal online trading business.

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Philippines wins Fitch upgrade in boost for Duterte’s plans

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By Karl Lester M Yap and Siegfrid Alegado, Dec 17, 2017 Fitch Ratings raised the Philippines’ sovereign rating by one level, providing an endorsement of President Rodrigo Duterte’s economic plans, which include a tax reform aimed at strengthening the fiscal outlook.

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FDI jumped 61.8% to $754 million in September

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by Ben O. de Vera, Inquirer, Dec 11, 2017 A 61.8-percent jump in net inflows of job-generating foreign direct investment (FDI) in September to $754 million narrowed the year-on-year decline in the nine-month tally, the latest Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) data released Monday showed.

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Domestic workers in W. Visayas, Davao region get wage hike

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By Philippine News Agency, Dec 11, 2017 MANILA — Domestic workers in Western Visayas and Davao Region are in for an early Christmas gift. This, as the wage boards of the two regions approved an increase in their wages which will take effect on Saturday, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said.

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Job Fair 2017, Dec 19, 2017, SM Center Tuguegarao

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Farmers fight back

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By Mary Ann LL. Reyes (The Philippine Star), Dec 10, 2017 Sen. Manny Pacquiao is about to face what could probably be one of his toughest fights. Just recently, Pacquiao filed a bill seeking higher tax on tobacco, not only to collect more revenues but to protect the people’s health.

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DOLE relaxes rules on foreign workers

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By Samuel P. Medenilla, Manila Bulletin, Dec 9, 2017 The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) will start implementing today its amended rules for the issuance of the alien employment permit (AEP) in a bid to relax regulations on the entry of foreign workers.

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Dec 8, 2017 – Hanjin contractor Sushicor foreman injured by falling pipe in yet another work accident

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Please send protest letters to Philippine authorities using the attached template or your own letter.

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AMAPO-TUCP is in the midst of a bitter union organizing campaign in the contractors of Korean shipbuilder Hanjin Heavy Industries Corp. Philippines in Subic Bay. The Union reports illegal dismissals, harassment, discrimination, sexual incidents, physical abuse, diminution of benefits, and hundreds of other unfair labor practices, including transfers of work sites, illegal detention and death……

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Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction Philippines

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Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction Philippines, known as HHIC Phil, was established in February 2006 by Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction of South Korea. In the same month, the first ship building contract was signed for 4 container ships. In May 2006, the construction of a shipyard began on Redondo Peninsula – on the northern…

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Care givers are often victims of sexual harassment

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INQUIRER.net US Bureau, Dec 07, 2017 LOS ANGELES – Recent accusations of sexual harassment have been aimed at powerful male perpetrators, many of whom are in the entertainment industry and politics.

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Japanese food firms want to diversify exports to Philippine market — NSAJ

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by Arra B. Francia, Businessworld, Dec 6, 2017 SOME Japanese food companies are keen on diversifying its exports to the Philippines, according to the New Supermarket Association of Japan (NSAJ).

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Why older women will rule the world: The future is female, MIT expert says

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by A. Pawlowski, Today, Dec 6, 2017 If you’re a woman with a bit of life experience, you already know you’re the boss. You’re more likely to drive health care decisions in your family, control household spending, care for millennials and elders, start a business and initiate a divorce. You have the longevity advantage over…

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Job Fair 2017, December 6-7, 2017, XentroMall, Quezon City

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December 6, 2017 – A NEW LEVEL OF HANJIN OPPRESSION! Hanjin in the Philippines is actively opposing union organising in its contractors. Its workers, undeterred by serial illegal dismissals, harassment, discrimination, sexual incidents, physical abuse, diminution of benefits, and hundreds of other unfair labor practices, including transfers of work sites, illegal detention and death threats even, during the campaign and the past three certification elections (CEs) for workers representation, in the Korean company, are now required to submit “NOTARIZED” medical certificates in support of applications for leave of absence. View the Hanjin Inter-Office Memorandum to properly appreciate another certified Hanjin practice against its hapless workers.

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View the Hanjin Inter-Office Memorandum to properly appreciate another certified Hanjin practice against its hapless workers.

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More firms willing to hike wages next year

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By Richmond Mercurio (The Philippine Star), Dec 3, 2017 MANILA, Philippines — Average salary hike across industries is projected to be higher in Philippines compared to other economies in the region next year as the country’s stable economic growth is prompting more companies to pay more, a new report by global human resources consulting firm…

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4 in 10 Filipino elderly without pension — ILO

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By Helen Flores (The Philippine Star), Dec 2, 2017 MANILA, Philippines — Four in 10 Filipino senior citizens have no access to pension, according to the International Labor Organization (ILO).

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Naia saves 1,057 ‘endo’ workers

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by Jerome Aning, Rappler, Dec 2, 2017 Christmas came early to the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia) as 1,057 building attendants signed three-year contracts that took effect on Friday, thus ending the practice of “endo” in the country’s premier gateway.

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Philippines tops foreign investment growth in ASEAN

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by Businessworld, Dec 1, 2017 Oxford Business Group On the back of efforts to encourage more international business activity, the Philippines registered the highest rate of foreign direct investment (FDI) growth in the Association of the Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) region last year, with the country hoping to capitalize on the global attention generated by…

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Religious anti-human trafficking group ‘gaining muscle’

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by Oliver Samson | Dec 1, 2017 MANILA – A group comprising different congregations has grown more muscles in the past 8 years while combating human trafficking in the country as well as in its Asian neighbors. “The more anti-human trafficking advocates, the better,” said Sr. Mary Adel Abamo, the group’s Philippine coordinator. “More can…

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IT jobs in 2020: Preparing for the next industrial revolution

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