Monthly Archives: February 2018

Displaced by robots, PH call center agents shift gears

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by Katrina Domingo, ABS-CBN News, Feb 28, 2018 MANILA – Replaced by software, call center agent Ken Santo Domingo switched jobs and considered computer school to ride the automation wave that threatens to displace thousands in the outsourcing industry.

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Manufacturing investments dropped by half in 2017 due to tax reform

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by Roy Stephen C. Canivel, Inquirer, Feb 28, 2018 New investment pledges in the manufacturing sector plunged last year to almost 50 percent due to the uncertainty brought by the tax reform law, top officials of the Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) said on Wednesday.

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Labor groups reject compromise offerred by Duterte

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by Tina G. Santos, Inquirer, Feb 28, 2018 Labor groups on Tuesday said they would not accept any compromise being pushed by President Rodrigo Duterte on the draft executive order (EO) prohibiting the contractualization of jobs.

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Why ‘modern’ work culture makes people so miserable

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By JEFFREY PFEFFER, April 12, 2016 Dan Lyons’ account of his time at the software company HubSpot describes a workplace in which employees are disposable, “treated as if they are widgets to be used up and discarded.” And HubSpot is scarcely unique: The description of Amazon’s work environment is just one of many similar cases.…

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DOLE, DTI to meet on final draft of job contractualization EO

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By Samuel P. Medenilla, Businessmirror, Feb 27, 2018 Labor groups may not be able to get their preferred version of an executive order (EO) on job contractualization, which they expect President Duterte to sign in a forthcoming Palace meeting scheduled next month.

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Boy, 3, rescued from ‘cybersex activity’ in Cebu

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by ABS-CBN News, Feb 27, 2018 Authorities have rescued a three-year-old boy from a suspected cybersex operation in Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu on Monday afternoon.

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Is the future of education learning by doing?

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Saudis trading Filipino maids

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by Melvin Gascon, Inquirer, Feb 27, 2018 TUGUEGARAO CITY — Filipino migrant workers in Saudi Arabia are calling on the government to stop employers there from trading their maids among themselves.

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Duterte gives up on banning ‘endo’: You can’t stop contractualization because oligarchs don’t want to

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Duterte gives up on banning ‘endo’: You can’t stop contractualization because oligarchs don’t want to Another campaign promise of President Rodrigo Duterte bits the dust. After nearly two months in office, Duterte admitted that snuffing out ‘endo’ or contractualization was easier said than done.

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Job Fair 2018, March 13-14, 2018, Skydome, SM City North Edsa

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Closing the global economy’s new digital divide

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Inflation likely to pick up pace in next two months — FMIC

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by Melissa Luz T. Lopez, Businessworld, Feb 26, 2018 Inflation will likely peak at 4.5% over the next two months as it reels from the impact of higher crude prices and new taxes imposed on basic goods, which will likely trigger a policy rate hike from the central bank by March.

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Renewables to drive economic growth in SE Asia — IRENA

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by BRIAN PUBLICOVER, Feb 26, 2018 The 10 members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) are on track to make solar and other renewables account for 23% of the region’s total primary energy supply (TPES) by 2025, but governments will need to create better policy and investment frameworks to make it happen, according…

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Ban on HSW direct hires to Malaysia stays–POEA

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By Samuel P. Medenilla, Businessmirror, Feb 26, 2018 The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) said directly hired Filipino household service workers (HSW) are still banned from being deployed to Malaysia despite a new regulation of the Malaysian government relaxing its recruitment policy for migrant HSWs.

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13 cybersex victims rescued in Tacloban, Biliran

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Sunday, February 25, 2018 By RONALD O. REYES, Feb 25, 2018 THE National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) Anti-Human Trafficking Division rescued 13 cybersex victims, including minors, in separate operations in Tacloban City and Culaba town, Biliran province, last Friday, February 23. The victims were rescued when NBI agents conducted an entrapment operation against three suspects…

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These mega-trends are shaping the future of Europe

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How will technology change work in the future?

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5 Tactics to win a negotiation, according to an FBI Agent

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By CHRIS VOSS May 25, 2016 It was 1998 and I was standing in a narrow hallway outside an apartment on the 27th floor of a high-rise in Harlem. I was the head of the New York City FBI Crisis Negotiation Team, and that day I was the primary negotiator.

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Government rolls out cash subsidy program

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Developing Asia urgently needs to examine who should pay for the elderly

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Feb 24, 2018 – TUCP welcomed the new President Exie Nidea of the National Union of Bank Employees (NUBE) to his first TUCP General Council meeting today. NUBE, has over 20,000 members in the banking sector, including government financial institutions Land Bank and Development Bank. NUBE’s Chair is Baldwin Sykimte. Brother Exie also chairs UNI PLC (Philippine Liaison Council).

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BIR issues rules on new personal income tax rates

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By: Ben O. de Vera – Reporter / @bendeveraINQ Philippine Daily Inquirer, Feb 23, 2018 The Bureau of Internal Revenue has released the implementing rules and regulations of the new personal income tax rates under the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) Act.

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Metro traffic costs P3.5B daily – Jica

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By: Ben O. de Vera – Reporter / @bendeveraINQ Philippine Daily Inquirer, Feb 23, 2018 Five hours daily is what Celest Colina spends on the road to report for work in Makati City and to get home in a subdivision near Fairview in Quezon City.

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Filipino women fertility down in 2017

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by Julie M. Aurelio, Julius N. Leonen, Inquirer, Feb 23, 2018 The fertility of Filipino women went down in 2017, a development which, the Commission on Population (PopCom) said, was due to increased use of modern family planning methods.

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ANZ: Inflation may breach BSP target

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By Lawrence Agcaoili (The Philippine Star), Feb 22, 2018 MANILA, Philippines — The nationwide inflation rate may breach the 2018 target set by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) due to the implementation of the new tax reform law, according to the ANZ Banking Group.

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2 more labor officials recalled from Kuwait

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By Mayen Jaymalin, Marvin Sy, Pia Lee-Brago, Rudy Santos (The Philippine Star), Feb 22, 2018 MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has recalled two more labor officials assigned in Kuwait for failing to take immediate and appropriate action on the case of slain Filipina domestic helper Joanna Demafelis.

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After OFW deaths, DOLE creates command center for abuse cases

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Reporting mechanisms will be strengthened after Filipino labor officials in Kuwait failed to take action when domestic helper Joanna Demafelis was first reported missing by Aika Rey, Rappler, Feb 22, 2018 MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) set up a command center following the deaths of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs)…

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Bello: Private hospitals are no. 1 violators of labor laws

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By: Jessa Mae O. Sotto, @cebudailynews, Feb 22, 2018 LABOR Secretary Silvestre Bello III yesterday named hospitals in the country as the number one violators of labor laws.

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PH still lags in internet service

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by Miguel R. Camus, Inquirer, Feb 21, 2018 The Philippines saw improvements for both 4G availability and speed although most of its neighbors in the region remained ahead by those measures, the latest crowdsourced survey by OpenSignal showed.

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Japan firms more bullish on growth, expansion in Philippines

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By Richmond Mercurio (The Philippine Star), Feb 21, 2018 MANILA, Philippines — Japanese firms in the Philippines are turning more bullish on their growth prospects this year, a business survey showed.

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