Monthly Archives: February 2018

It’s time for a new social contract

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3 dalagita nasagip mula sa ‘bugaw’

Published by reposted only Date posted on February 14, 2018

by ABS-CBN News, Feb 14, 2018 LUCENA, Quezon – Nailigtas ng mga awtoridad ang 3 menor de edad na ibinubugaw umano ng isang babae sa mga lalaking parokyano sa isang hotel sa bayan na ito, Miyerkoles.

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Developing social and emotional skills critical to the workplace

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Contact center sector shows no sign of slowing down – CCAP

Published by reposted only Date posted on February 13, 2018

By Bernie Cahiles-Magkilat, Manila Bulletin, Feb 13, 2018 Despite the looming challenges that may come its way, the Philippines’ call center sector is expected to remain as among the strongest segments that contribute to the national economy, according to the Contact Center Association of the Philippines (CCAP).

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DOLE starts total ban on OFW deployment in Kuwait

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(Agence France-Presse) The Philippines Monday expanded a ban on its citizens working in Kuwait after President Rodrigo Duterte angrily lashed out at the Gulf state over reports of Filipino workers suffering abuse and exploitation.

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TUCP demands government intervention amid anticipated Coca-Cola lay-offs

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ING expects PH economy to grow by 6.7% during Duterte’s 6-year term

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by Doris Dumlao-Abadilla, Inquirer, Feb 12, 2018 Manila was likewise identified by JLL as one of the “Emerging Megacities” The Philippine economy may grow at a faster pace of 6.7 percent during the six-year term of the Duterte administration as government spending intensifies with the rollout of big-ticket infrastructure projects, an economist at Dutch financial…

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Singapore may unveil a tax on online retailers like Amazon and Lazada

Published by reposted only Date posted on February 11, 2018

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Artificial intelligence is going to completely change your life

Published by reposted only Date posted on February 10, 2018

by Knowledge@Wharton, Nov 10, 2017 Just as electricity transformed the way industries functioned in the past century, artificial intelligence — the science of programming cognitive abilities into machines — has the power to substantially change society in the next 100 years. AI is being harnessed to enable such things as home robots, robo-taxis and mental…

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No info yet on potential jobs in China for Filipinos – POEA official

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By CNN Philippines Staff, Feb 10, 2018 Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 8) — Despite news that there were thousands of job opportunities available in China for Filipino workers, an official of the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) said they still need to get more information on the issue.

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New Zealand company trials four-day work week

Published by reposted only Date posted on February 9, 2018

AUCKLAND: A New Zealand company is testing an initiative that will see its employees to work four days a week and still get paid for five days. The move by trust company Perpetual Guardian is the first for a major business in New Zealand. The company wants to create a workplace “fit for purpose for…

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Report: Wealth gap in the Philippines widens from 2012-2014

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by Ian Nicolas Cigaral, Feb 9, 2018, PhilStar Global MANILA, Philippines — Income inequality in the Philippines grew over the two years to 2014, according to a new report from Oxfam International.

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BSP raises 2018 inflation forecast to 4.3%

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by Ben O. de Vera, Inquirer, Feb 9, 2018 The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas expects inflation to average 4.3 percent this year and breach the 2-4 percent projected range due to the impact on consumer prices of the first tax reform package and the expected oil price hikes.

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Philippines: Discrimination against workers with HIV

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Duterte seeks more time to issue EO on ‘endo’

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by Dharel Placido, ABS-CBN News, Feb 8, 2018 MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte is seeking more time to issue an executive order (EO) on contractualization, Malacañang said Thursday, after the chief executive met with labor groups calling for an end to the practice called “endo,” short for end of contract.

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Meralco to hike rates by P1.08/kWh in Feb

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BY JORDEENE LAGARE, THE MANILA TIMES, Feb 8, 2018 AFTER two consecutive months of declines, electricity rates will go up by P1.08 per kilowatt hour (kWh) this February to account for higher generation charges, listed power distribution utility Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) said.

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Philippines’ Duterte orders halt on new casinos to prevent oversupply

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MANILA (Reuters) – Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered a halt on the entry and creation of new casinos to prevent an oversupply in one of Asia’s fastest-growing gambling markets, the country’s gaming regulator said on Thursday.

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Jordanian national nabbed for illegal recruitment in Dumaguete

Published by reposted only Date posted on February 6, 2018

Women being offered domestic work in Saudi Arabia go to the labor department when they find Imad Housin Hamdan’s promises too good to be true by Aika Rey, Rappler, Feb 6, 2018 MANILA, Philippines – A Jordanian national was arrested in an entrapment operation for illegal recruitment, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) announced…

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How populism is poisoning the global liberal order

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Top employer in Philippines achieves global standard in workplace gender equality

Published by reposted only Date posted on February 5, 2018

(The Philippine Star), Feb 5, 2018 MANILA, Philippines — Top business process outsourcing company Convergys Philippines, with its 60,000-strong workforce, became the first in its industry to gain international certification on workplace gender equality. It is also just the second company in the country to achieve it.

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Feb 4, 2018 – WHY DOES IT TAKE SO LONG TO RELEASE WORK CLEARANCES. Scores of employees in call centers and banks have asked for help in speeding up delayed work clearances. They wonder why their clearances and final payments for wages and benefits have been witheld for far too long. Read more.

Published by reposted only Date posted on February 4, 2018

Aggrieved employees say ‘turnaround time’ is usually 2-3 months. However, there are those still waiting six months after completing turnover and other requirements. Employees twist in the wind, inquiring on their status week after week, thus impairing employees’ welfare and productivity. They are cruelly disadvantaged. Clearances are required either for employment or for regularisation with…

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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. Dr. Tony Wagner, co-director of Harvard’s Change Leadership Group, argues that today’s…

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This chart reveals a huge difference in how millennials and their parents spend money

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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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Labor unions to take legal action against AFP threats

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by IVY JEAN S. TUPAS, Davao Today, Feb 3, 2018 DAVAO CITY, Philippines – Labor unions has condemned as “brazen acts” of the government military which they disclosed as having issued threats anew against union members.

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SWS: Victims of common crimes at ‘record-low’ 6.1% in 2017

Published by reposted only Date posted on February 2, 2018

by Julius N. Leonen, Inquirer, Feb 2, 2018 The average rate of families who fell victim to common crimes in the country declined to a “record-low” 6.1 percent in 2017, a nationwide Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey disclosed on Friday.

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Country lures ‘milestone’ 6.6 million tourists in 2017

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by JEROME ANING, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Feb 2, 2018 More than 6.6 million foreign tourists visited the country in 2017, an 11-percent rise from the previous year, the Department of Tourism (DOT) said on Thursday.

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BI offloads 37,856 air and sea passengers last year

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by JULIE M. AURELIO, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Feb 2, 2018 The Bureau of Immigration (BI) has prevented a total of 37,856 overseas-bound Filipinos and 2,300 foreigners from leaving the country in 2017 as part of its efforts to curb human trafficking.

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Mobile app mapping free condoms set up to help fight HIV in Philippines

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by Beh Lih Yi, Feb 2, 2018 KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Inspired by the mobile game Pokemon Go, campaigners in the Philippines are using a smartphone app to send users to locations with condom dispensers in a bid to promote safe sex and break stigma to fight a worsening HIV epidemic.

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SSS plan to increase members’ monthly contributions bucked

Published by reposted only Date posted on February 1, 2018

By Jess Diaz and Mayen Jaymalin (The Philippine Star), Feb 1, 2018 MANILA, Philippines — Leftist lawmakers opposed yesterday the plan of the Social Security System (SSS) to increase employees’ monthly premium contribution from 11 percent to 14 percent of their salary.

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