Monthly Archives: January 2018

House passes bill allowing contractual with DOLE approval

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Reports from Vince F. Nonato and Julie M. Aurelio, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Jan 31, 2018 The House of Representatives on Monday passed on third reading a proposed law that would legalize contractual labor only if allowed by the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) and regularize a contractual employee who had rendered six months of…

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PH ranking in global rule of law index sinks under Duterte

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The Philippines drops 18 slots to rank 88th out of 113 countries in the newly released World Justice Project Rule of Law Index by Carmela Fonbuena, Rappler, Jan 31, 2018 MANILA, Philippines – Rule of law in the Philippines deteriorated significantly since President Rodrigo Duterte came to power, according to the newly-released World Justice Project…

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Jan 31, 2018 – Hanjin, labor union sign MoA

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BY PATRICK ROXAS, TMT, Manila Times, Feb 3, 2018 SUBIC BAY FREEPORT: Shipbuilding giant Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction Philippines (HHIC-Phils) signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) with Alyansa ng Manggagawang Pilipino Organisado-Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (Amapo-TUCP) for a collective bargaining agreement (CBA) between the company’s 18 subcontractors and its counterpart labor unions.

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Deaths Continue

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102 workers were killed and 164 workers were injured in 42 serious workplace incidents in the Philippines in January – December 2017 – a TUCP compilation of media reports show. At least 66 workers were killed and 122 workers were injured in 47 serious workplace incidents in the Philippines in January-December 2016 – a TUCP…

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ENFORCE THE LAW ON SECURITY OF TENURE; SCRAP DOLE DEPARTMENT ORDER 174

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May 18-19, 2017 — “Enforce constitutional and labor code provisions on security of tenure; scrap D.O. 174, s.2017!” was the thundering call of some 86 union leaders, members, and workers in the National Conference on Employment Security and Constructive Industrial Relations held in Manila on 18-19 May 2017 with the theme: “Promoting Inclusive and Sustainable…

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“WHEN DOES ‘ENDO’ END, WHEN DECENT WORK?”

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82% of business leaders say human/robot hybrid teams will be reality in 5 years

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While many leaders believe the integrated teams will come to pass, only 50% believe automation will actually free up any time for employees.

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Chart: Economic Development and the Composition of Wealth

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NBI nabs Jordanian for illegal recruitment

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BY EUGENE Y. ADIONG , Manila Times, Jan 28, 2018 BACOLOD CITY: Operatives of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) arrested a Jordanian, identified as Imad Housni Hamdan, for recruiting domestic helpers for Saudi Arabia in Barangay Bagacay, Dumaguete City. Complainants Jenypher Alcoran of Bacong, Negros Oriental, Sarah Jane Fabros and Ma. Blessyl Sarao, both…

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Ayala charts course for the future

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CEO sends message to employees of the oldest and largest conglomerate in PH By: Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala – @inquirerdotnet, Jan 28, 2018 I write this note as part of a new tradition that I wanted to implement this year. So many events happen in any given year and there is never much time…

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In defense of good old per capita GDP

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Duterte names 19 Charter reviewers

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By: Nestor Corrales, INQUIRER.net, Jan 25, 2018 President Rodrigo Duterte has appointed the members to the consultative committee to review the 1987 Constitution.

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U.S., Mexico unions file NAFTA labor complaint to influence talks

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by David Lawder, Jan 25, 2018 MONTREAL (Reuters) – U.S. and Mexican unions formally complained to the U.S. Labor Department on Thursday that Mexico continues to violate NAFTA’s weak labor standards, a move that they hope will persuade U.S. negotiators to push for stronger rules.

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Retraining and reskilling workers in the age of automation

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The 4 challenges facing healthcare recruitment in 2017

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How private firms are gearing up for the future of education

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The Inclusive Development Index 2018 Summary and Data Highlights

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Five ways to use information and communication technology for education

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Joblessness at 13-year low, but more people go hungry

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by Inquirer Research, Jan 25, 2018 Joblessness in the country fell to a 13-year low last December to 15.7 percent from 18.9 percent in September, a decline of 1.5 million adult Filipinos without jobs, results of a Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey showed. The decline coincided with the 6.6 percent expansion of the gross domestic…

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What is cloud computing? Everything you need to know about the cloud, explained

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Joblessness drops in Q4 2017 as 7.2 million without work – SWS

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by Margaret Claire Layug/DVM, GMA News, Jan 24, 2018 Joblessness in the Philippines dropped to 15.7 percent with 7.2 million jobless adults, according to the Social Weather Stations’ 2017 fourth quarter survey released on Tuesday.

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TPP 11 deal reached as Canada and Vietnam end holdout

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Side deals will enact concessions needed to reach March signing JUN YAMAZAKI, Nikkei staff writer TOKYO — The final details of the revised Trans-Pacific Partnership to be signed in March have won approval from all 11 member states following concessions to such holdouts as Canada and Vietnam that will be spelled out in separate agreements.

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Employers buck bills on additional paid leaves

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By Richmond Mercurio (The Philippine Star), Jan 24, 2018 MANILA, Philippines — Employers have expressed opposition to 10 Senate bills proposing new employee leaves and increase of existing ones that will be tackled by the labor, employment and human resources development committee chaired by Sen. Joel Villanueva today.

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8 ways AI can help save the planet

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Wealth concentration continues to increase

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By Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame Sundaram, Jan 23, 2018 SYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 23 2018 (IPS) – As the ‘masters of the universe’ gather for their annual retreat at Davos, the World Economic Forum (WEF) has just published its Inclusive Development Index (IDI) for the second time.

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Women will lose more jobs to automation, report finds

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The Fourth Industrial Revolution will not affect everyone equally, according to the World Economic Forum. By Greg Nichols for Robotics | Jan 23, 2018 A World Economic Forum report presented at Davos suggests there will be a measurable gender disparity when it comes to jobs lost to automation.

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Machine Learning for the masses

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Developers who have not gotten in on the data science action are getting onramps to entry to machine learning courtesy of the usual suspects from the cloud computing world. The question is whether these new machine learning IDEs are empowering those with just enough knowledge to literally become dangerous. By Tony Baer (Ovum) for Big…

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Amazon Go: The impact on human jobs, retail innovation, Amazon’s bottom line

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Philippine GDP grows by 6.7% in 2017

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(2nd UPDATE) For the 4th quarter of 2017 alone, the Philippine economy grows by 6.6%. Its 2017 growth places it 3rd in Asia behind China and Vietnam. Chris Schnabel and Chrisee Dela Paz, Rappler, Jan 23, 2018 MANILA, Philippines (2nd UPDATE) – A recovered agriculture sector, strong government consumption, as well as better exports and…

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The 1% grabbed 82% of all wealth created in 2017

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By Ivana Kottasová, CNN Money, Jan 22, 2018 (CNN Money) — More than $8 of every $10 of wealth created last year went to the richest 1%. That’s according to a new report from Oxfam International, which estimates that the bottom 50% of the world’s population saw no increase in wealth.

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