Monthly Archives: June 2018

5 ways AI is building better, brighter future for Asia

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by Manila Standard, Jun 30, 2018 All across Asia, a hotly-debated topic amongst business leaders, government policymakers, academics and industry experts is the potential impact that Artificial Intelligence (AI) will have on society.

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In Trump’s trade war, companies like GM wind up on both sides

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By Matthew Campbell, Bloomberg, Jun 30, 2018 In imposing sweeping tariffs, President Donald Trump is betting he can give domestic companies a boost while beating back foreign competitors. The problem is figuring out which one is which.

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The human cost of climate change

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Two years of Duterte: Broken and fulfilled promises

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Rodrigo Duterte has broken his promise to ‘behave’ as president and to sail to Philippine Rise. But he has thrown support for pro-poor policies and increased the pay for soldiers and cops. Read on for an update on presidential promises. by Pia Ranada, Rappler, Jun 27, 2018

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AI, automation, and the future of work: Ten things to solve for

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The Sustainable Development Goals Report 2018

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CHR issues guidelines vs LGBT discrimination

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by Philippine Daily Inquirer, Jun 25, 2018 The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) has launched a set of guidelines for handling complaints involving discrimination against members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community.

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China’s economic statistics show troubling inconsistencies

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11 manufacturing sectors under PCC watch

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by Richmond Mercurio (The Philippine Star), Jun 24, 2018 MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) is keeping a close watch on various „priority“ industries in the local manufacturing sector for possible anti-competitive practices.

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June 24, 2018 – UNION VICTORY IN HANJIN! There will be more, as scores of similar illegal dismissal cases filed as unfair labor practice (ULP) are being heard.

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Another young mother arrested

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By Ador Vincent S. Mayol, Cebu Daily News, Jun 23,2018 CYBERPORNOGRAPHY TRADE IN CORDOVA It was just two years ago when Miriam (not her real name) gave birth to her second son. Without any means of income, the then 20-year-old mother decided to venture into a “home-based enterprise” that would give her enough money to…

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IACAT rescues 176 victims in May

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By Jeffrey Damicog, Manila Bulletin, Jun 23, 2018 The Inter-Agency Council Against Human Trafficking (IACAT) was able to rescue in May a total of 176 victims of human trafficking and illegal recruitment.

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More Duterte fallout on the Philippine economy

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Economic managers grapple with erratic and populist policies by Richard Heydarian, Jun 21, 2018 Two years into Rodrigo Duterte’s presidency, the Philippines’ once-celebrated economy is beginning to display vulnerabilities. Inflation has breached the government’s target, the peso is in free fall, and the country is suffering its largest current-account deficit in 18 years.

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Working from home: 5 hidden downsides no one talks about

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Why is crying at work such a big deal?

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[OPINION] Why is the Philippine peso the weakest in ASEAN?

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Wage hikes to cut jobs — businessmen

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by Richmond Mercurio (The Philippine Star), Jun 18, 2018 MANILA, Philippines — Raising wages further would lead to job losses, while suspending the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) Law would not address inflation, said foreign business leaders.

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BSP revises FDI projection upward to $9.2 B

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The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) has revised upwards its FDI inflow projection to $9.2 billion instead of $8.2 billion this year amid the anticipated higher net inflow and lower net outflow in the other investments account. by Lawrence Agcaoili (The Philippine Star) – Jun 18, 2018 MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines is seen booking…

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Rise of the machines: has technology evolved beyond our control?

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Strategies for providing social protection for all

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The gender gap in financial inclusion won’t budge. Here are three ways to shrink it

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‘This economy will slow’ in mid-2019 or 2020: J.P. Morgan strategist

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The 9-year bull market will likely end in mid-2019 or 2020, says J.P. Morgan strategist David Kelly. “We got all this sugar rush of fiscal stimulus right now,” he says. “But it’s a sugar rush.” Kelly recommends international stocks for long-term investing. Kellie Ell, CNBC.com, Jun 14, 2018 The party might be over soon for…

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Unions did great things for the working class

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How well you age depends on what you think of old age

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2 die in Wednesday afternoon landslide in Baguio

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By Dionisio Dennis, Jr. June 13, 2018 http://www.pna.gov.ph/articles/1038199 BAGUIO CITY — Two construction firm employees died when the barracks they were staying in was carried away by a landslide caused by gushing waters along Sandico Sreet in Barangay Salud Mitra here around 3 p.m. on Wednesday.

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Sen. Bam Aquino: ‘Inflation now out of control’

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by Paolo Romero (The Philippine Star), Jun 13, 2018 MANILA, Philippines — Saying that prices of goods in the country have gone out of control, Sen. Paolo Benigno Aquino IV is urging the government to contain it by amending certain inflationary provisions of the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) law.

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Mechanic crushed under bus

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‘Inform beneficiaries on free college education’

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by Jess Diaz (The Philippine Star), Jun 10, 2018 MANILA, Philippines — State universities and colleges (SUCs) were urged yesterday to post within their campuses guidelines on the government’s free college education program.

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30 face raps for Davao mall fire

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by Emmanuel Tupas (The Philippine Star), Jun 10, 2018 MANILA, Philippines — At least 30 people could face criminal and administrative complaints in connection with the mall fire in Davao City in December 2017 that killed 38 people, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) said.

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