Monthly Archives: July 2018

Pew Research: ‘Dramatic decline’ in newsroom jobs — digital media jobs also lost

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How reliant is the Philippines on renewable energy?

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This is how rising temperatures will change our lives and our planet

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NBI rescues 34 victims of human trafficking

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RAID ON CHINESE-OWNED FISH FARM By: Joey A. Gabieta, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Jul 30, 2018 TACLOBAN CITY — Lured by a P5,000 monthly pay, a 15-year-old boy left his home here to join other male neighbors to work in a province in Luzon to help his family.

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IoT Report: How Internet of Things technology is now reaching mainstream companies and consumers

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ADB launches Strategy 2030 to respond to changing needs of Asia and Pacific

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ADB launches Strategy 2030 to respond to changing needs of Asia and Pacific

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In the age of automation, how can the services sector provide decent jobs?

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Airbnb’s NYC Bookings Could Be Cut in Half by New Rule

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Private sector economists hike inflation forecasts foreasts

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by Lawrence Agcaoili (The Philippine Star), Jul 23, 2018 MANILA, Philippines — Economists of private banks expect higher inflation over the next three years amid higher and volatile global oil prices, weak peso, and the effects of the implementation of the tax reform program.

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DTI opposes PEZA’s planned amendments to charter

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by Louella Desiderio (The Philippine Star), Jul 23, 2018 MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) opposes the plan of the Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) to amend the Special Economic Zone Act to become a government owned and controlled corporation (GOCC) directly under the Office of the President and have the…

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Duterte admin’s Sona promises for 2016, 2017: A review

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Robotics in business: Everything humans need to know

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J&J ordered to pay $4.14 billion punitive damages

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By Tim Bross , Margaret Cronin Fisk , and Jef Feeley, Jul 13, 2018 Johnson & Johnson must pay $4.14 billion in punitive damages to women who claimed asbestos in the company’s talc products caused them to develop ovarian cancer. The company’s shares dropped in afterhours trading.

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52.8 million Filipinos have no bank account — BSP survey

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by Lawrence Agcaoili (The Philippine Star), Jul 12, 2018 MANILA, Philippines — A total of 52.8 million Filipino adults do not have bank accounts amid the heightened efforts of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) to promote financial inclusion. Results of the BSP’s 2017 Financial Inclusion Survey (FIS) show 60 percent of the respondents reported…

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Better indicators are needed to track the well-being of elderly in developing countries

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Global sales of industrial robots log staggering rise

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By Greg Nichols for Robotics | Jul 10, 2018 New data confirms anecdotal reports of the blistering hot global automation industry That’s according to new data from the International Federation of Robotics, a major industry trade group. The data confirms previous anecdotal reports, as well as data from the Association for Advancing Automation (A3).

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Dominguez paints rosy path on back of 6.8% growth

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‘Philippines on track to cut poverty’ by Julito G. Rada, Manila Standard, Jul 7, 2018 The 6.8-percent growth experienced in the first quarter this year puts the Philippines on track to sharply reduce poverty over the next four years, the country’s top economic managers said Friday.

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Filipinos benefit P32.5-B per month from TRAIN: DOF exec

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By Juzel Danganan, Jul 6, 2018 MANILA — Filipinos are reaping the benefits, around PHP32.5 billion per month, due to the implementation of the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) law, an official of the Department of Finance (DOF) said.

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June 2018 inflation soars to 5.2%

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(5TH UPDATE) Inflation climbs to another fresh high, exceeding market expectations and government forecasts by Ralf Rivas, Rappler, Jul 5, 2018 MANILA, Philippines (5th UPDATE) – Inflation continued to accelerate in June, reaching a fresh high of 5.2%, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) reported on Thursday, July 5.

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The long and short of the digital revolution

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By Martin Mühleisen, http://www.ipsnews.net/2018/06/long-short-digital-revolution/ WASHINGTON DC, Jun 26 2018 (IPS) – Digital platforms are recasting the relationships between customers, workers, and employers as the silicon chip’s reach permeates almost everything we do—from buying groceries online to finding a partner on a dating website.

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DOLE to PLDT: Stop layoffs, start regularizing over 7,000 workers

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The Department of Labor and Employment says PLDT has been trying to ‘skirt’ around the law for years, violating labor laws and workers’ rights by Aika Rey, Rappler, Jul 3, 2018 MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) maintained that PLDT Incorporated must regularize more than 7,000 workers instead of terminating them.

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At a glance: Tax rates across Asean

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China unveils negative list for foreign investment in FTZs

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China unveils negative list for foreign investment in FTZsChina on Saturday unveiled a new negative list for foreign… Опубліковано People's Daily, China Субота, 30 червня 2018 р. China on Saturday unveiled a new negative list for foreign investment in the country’s pilot free trade zones (FTZs), with the number of items down to 45 from 95…

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July 2, 2018 – WE BUY, THEREFORE WE KNOW PRICES HAVE RISEN! THE Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) said the prices of most goods it is monitoring have not moved since November, … [Read more.]

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DTI says only few prices have moved since Nov. by Janina C. Lim, BusinessWorld, Jul 2, 2018 THE Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) said the prices of most goods it is monitoring have not moved since November, and neither have its suggested retail price (SRP) ceilings on commonly-purchased goods.

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DepEd OKs tuition hike in 947 private schools

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by Janvic Mateo (The Philippine Star), July 1, 2018 MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Education (DepEd) has approved the request of 947 private elementary and high schools to increase tui­tion this school year.

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Employers reject TUCP’s P320 wage hike bid

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by: Roy Stephen C. Canivel With a report from Jerome Aning, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Jul 01, 2018 Employers are not convinced that the rising prices of oil products, as well as basic consumer goods and services call for an across-the-board increase in the daily wage in Metro Manila.

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SWS: 61% opposed to same sex marriage

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by Janvic Mateo, Marc Jayson Cayabyab (The Philippine Star), Jul 1, 2018 MANILA, Philippines — Six in every 10 Filipinos oppose the proposal to allow same-sex civil unions, according to a survey conducted by Social Weather Stations (SWS).

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The future of retail: 4 trends transforming how we shop

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