Monthly Archives: March 2018

As wild weather worsens, Philippines migration takes on a female face

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by Rina Chandran, Reuters, Mar 30, 2018 PAMANTINGAN, Philippines (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – When the rains failed in 2015 and drought gripped southern Mindanao in the Philippines, Corazon Vegafria knew what she had to do: move to the city of Koronadal, about an hour away by bus, and find work as a domestic helper to…

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PayPal bullish on Philippines business

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by Louella Desiderio (The Philippine Star), Mar 29, 2018 MANILA, Philippines — Digital payments provider PayPal plans to grow its business in the Philippines amid positive outlook on the freelance market.

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PH miners face stiffer competition in world market

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by KARL R. OCAMPO, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Mar 29, 2018 The local mining sector is expecting a tougher business environment this year as the return of Indonesia to the international market is seen to pose stiff competition, said the chief of the Chamber of Mines of the Philippines (COMP).

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2 sugatan sa delivery truck na nahulog sa palayan sa Sariaya, Quezon

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By PEEWEE BACUÑO, BAP, GMA News, Mar 28, 2018 Sugatan ang driver at ang pahinante ng isang truck matapos itong bumangga sa isang water tank at mahulog sa palayan sa Eco-Tourism Road, Barangay Guis-Guis, Sariaya, Quezon Miyerkules ng hapon.

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Is China’s Belt and Road working? A progress report from eight countries

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Socioeconomic Report 2017

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This study of 300,000 leaders revealed the top 10 traits for success

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According to leadership development consultants Jack Zenger and Joseph Folkman, these are the skills that leaders need to succeed. by Peter Economy, March 28, 2018 Leadership was once called by historian James MacGregor Burns “one of the most observed and least understood phenomena on earth.” Given the results of some recent research, this no longer…

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DOLE bucks criminalization of safety violations

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by Malaya, Mar 26, 2018 THE Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) yesterday rejected calls to criminalize employers’ failure to comply with occupational safety and health standards (OSHS).

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6 Soft skills that will help you succeed in the workplace (and how to learn them)

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Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown introduces bill to keep call centers in U.S.

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by India-West Staff Reporter, Mar 26, 2018 U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, has introduced a bill that attempts to keep call-center jobs in the United States as opposed to moving them offshore to Indian companies or elsewhere.

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Inflation to hit peak in 3rd quarter

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by Melissa Luz T. Lopez, Businessworld, Mar 26, 2018 INFLATION is expected to keep rising to hit a peak in July to September, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) said, but maintained that price pressures will remain temporary and manageable.

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‘Miraculous resurrection of the dead,’ says Leonen of SC decision on PAL

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by Tetch Torres-Tupas, Mar 26, 2018 The Supreme Court’s decision declaring as legal the retrenchment of some 1,400 flight attendants and stewards of the Philippine Airlines (PAL) in 1998 “involves the miraculous resurrection of the dead,” Associate Justice Marvic Leonen said in his dissenting opinion.

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PH consumer confidence plunges in Q1, rest of 2018, as higher prices bite

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by Daxim L. Lucas, Inquirer, Mar 26, 2018 Confidence among Filipino consumers — traditionally some of the most profligate in the region — nearly evaporated in the first quarter of the year, with most citing rising prices of goods and services as the main reason for the decline in their optimism.

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UNAIDS calls for bold action to end Tuberculosis, AIDS

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(The Philippine Star) – Mar 25, 2018 MANILA, Philippines — The Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) yesterday called on all partners to take “unprecedented and bold action” to advance efforts to end tuberculosis (TB) and AIDS by 2023.

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Will the sunrise industry banish the sunset?

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by Atty. Alex B. Cabrera (The Philippine Star), Mar 25, 2018 We were blindsided, in a way, because we did not know how the US will do it. The US, which accounts for as much as 70 percent of BPO (including call centers) revenue in the country, is whipping up laws and policies, encouraging behavior,…

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Prices of goods, services to stabilize next year, BSP vows

Published by reposted only Date posted on March 23, 2018

by Daxim L. Lucas, Inquirer, Mar 23, 2018 Despite all the talk of increasing prices of goods and services — and the actual headline inflation rates having risen these above expectations these last two months — the central bank yesterday said it expects the situation to normalize by next year.

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Mar 23, 2018 – They are doing everything to prevent AMAPO-TUCP from obtaining majority signatures! SA LAHAT NG EMPLEYADO BILANG ISANG OFFICE STAFF, AKO AY PALIHIM NA NAGBIBIGAY BABALA PARA PROTEKTAHAN ANG MGA MANGGAGAWANG FILIPINO. WAG SASALI!! WAG MAKIKIHALUBILO!! WAG PUMIRMA SA ANUMANG PAPEL GALING SA TUCP!! ANG LISTAHAN NG MGA PANGALAN NA PIPIRMA AY LIHIM NA IBIBIGAY SA MANAGEMENT AT IMAMATKA SA PANGALAN NYO AT MAGIGING DAHILAN NG PAGKATANGGAL SA TRABAHO. MAGING MATALINO! – From one of AMAPO’s correspondents

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What is asbestos and why is it dangerous?

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7 groups helping Filipinas become financially independent

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DoLE strengthens Kasambahay Law

Published by reposted only Date posted on March 22, 2018

BY WILLIAM DEPASUPIL, TMT, Manila Times, Mar 22, 2018 THE Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) has taken the lead in ensuring protection for over two million domestic helpers in the country through the Kasambahay Law.

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DOLE warns vs fake job offers in London

Published by reposted only Date posted on March 21, 2018

by Mayen Jaymalin (The Philippine Star), Mar 21, 2018 MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) warned jobseekers yesterday against fake job offers in London.

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Manila slips in quality of living index

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by Helen Flores (The Philippine Star), Mar 21, 2018 MANILA, Philippines — Manila has dropped two notches in the list of cities in the world with the best quality of life, according to the latest survey conducted by consulting firm Mercer.

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It’s time to change the rules: ACTU’s job security package

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AI weeds: what they are, how they could choke off the internet

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6th victim of Manila Pavilion fire dies

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ABS-CBN News, Mar 21, 2018 Authorities on Wednesday said another employee of the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation has died from the fire that razed a portion of the Waterfront Manila Pavilion last Sunday.

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PH is 2nd least startup-friendly country in Asia-Pacific, says report

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Artificial empathy: Call center employees are using voice analytics to predict how you feel

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The technology can also help identify depression symptoms, and it may soon empower machines to act more human. By Greg Nichols for Robotics | March 20, 2018 Customer service calls can be … infuriating. Part of the reason is that humans generally aren’t great at reading subtle emotional cues, especially if we only have voice…

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Makabayan bloc files bill to prohibit ‘endo’ in gov’t

Published by reposted only Date posted on March 19, 2018

By: Pathricia Ann V. Roxas – Reporter, Mar 19, 2018 The House of Representatives’ Makabayan bloc members on Monday filed a bill which seeks to prohibit all forms of labor contractualization in the public sector.

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6 common mistakes that could tank your job interview before it even begins

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by Ruth Umoh @ruthumohnews, 19 March 2018 How you conduct yourself before an interview begins is just as important as the interview itself, says HR expert Barry Drexler.

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What is blockchain?

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