Monthly Archives: August 2018

Duterte signs law ensuring safety in workplaces

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By Robert Vergara, CNN Philippines, Aug 20, 2018 Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 20) — President Rodrigo Duterte has signed into law a measure aimed at ensuring the implementation of proper health and safety standards in workplaces around the country.

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Government urged to try 4-day work week amid traffic

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by Helen Flores (The Philippine Star) – Aug 20, 2018 MANILA, Philippines — The government should try to implement the proposed four-day work week for a month to see if it will help ease traffic problems in Metro Manila, lawyer Romulo Macalintal said yesterday.

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Pilipinas Angat Lahat Alliance is here!

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by Joey Concepcion (The Philippine Star) – Aug 20, 2018 We finally launched the Pilipinas Angat Lahat Alliance last Aug. 14 at Malacanang Palace, graced by President Rodrigo Duterte, House Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea, Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez, government officials, members of our 30 Alliance partners, state ambassadors, mentors and entrepreneurs.

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PCG rescues 16 from human traffickers

Published by reposted only Date posted on August 17, 2018

By Nonoy Lacson, Manila Bulletin, Aug 17, 2018 ZAMBOANGA CITY – Elements of the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) rescued 16 persons, including four minors, at the Maluso wharf in Basilan province, Wednesay night, before they could be transported to Tawi-Tawi, and on to Malaysia by a human trafficking syndicate.

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Implementing a Work@Home Program for your contact center

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Labor strike notices grew 18.7% in H1–DOLE data

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By Samuel P. Medenilla, Businessmirror, Aug 16, 2018 More workers threatened to hold work stoppage in the first half of the year due to disputes with their management, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) reported.

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Pilipinas Angat Lahat Alliance supports President Duterte

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by Joey Concepcion (The Philippine Star) – Aug 16, 2018 After months of anticipation and preparation, we officially launched the Pilipinas Angat Lahat Alliance in Malacañang Palace. President Duterte, Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea, Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez, government officials, members of our 30 alliance partners, state ambassadors, mentors and entrepreneurs were all…

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More groups back economic managers on federalism apprehensions

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by Louella Desiderio (The Philippine Star) – Aug 15, 2018 MANILA, Philippines — Nineteen more groups have expressed their support for the economic managers and joined the call to Congress to carefully consider the costs of moving to a federal system of government.

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Man gets life for online human trafficking

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by Emmanuel Tupas (The Philippine Star) – Aug 15, 2018 MANILA, Philippines — A man arrested for online trafficking four years ago was sentenced to life imprisonment by the Cebu City regional trial court (RTC) on Monday.

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Rody to consider biz groups’ inputs on federalism

Published by reposted only Date posted on August 14, 2018

by Alexis Romero with Lawrence Agcaoili, Cecille Suerte Felipe (The Philippine Star) – Aug 14, 2018 MANILA, Philippines — President Duterte wants solutions to the concerns of economic managers and business groups that urged Congress to assess the costs and risks of the proposed shift to a federal form of government.

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Fight vs ‘endo’ gets legal boost

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by Edu Punay (The Philippine Star) – with Mayen Jaymalin, Aug 14, 2018 MANILA, Philippines — The Duterte administration’s campaign against “endo” or end of contract labor practice got another legal boost.

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Manila has lowest 4G availability in East Asia, says report

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9 parties join Sara group

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by Edith Regalado (The Philippine Star) – Aug 14, 2018 DAVAO CITY, Philippines — At least three national political parties and six local groupings forged an alliance with the Hugpong ng Pagbabago (HNP) regional party of President Duterte’s daughter, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio, yesterday morning.

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CoA: P1.3B in cash grants unused

Published by reposted only Date posted on August 12, 2018

BY THE MANILA TIMES, Aug 12, 2018 A total of P1.3 billion for conditional cash transfer/modified CCT beneficiaries was not withdrawn from 2008 to 2017, according to state auditors.

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Dole warns public vs fake certification

Published by reposted only Date posted on August 10, 2018

By Leslie Ann Aquino, Manila Bulletin, Aug 10, 2018 The Department of Labor and Employment on Friday has warned the public against the modus of withdrawing escrow deposits of recruitment agencies using falsified “certificate of no pending appealed case”.

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How emerging technology can help call center reps do more

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Study: Remote workers face isolation, exhaustion

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Powering AI in the enterprise

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DOF: Unresolved fiscal issues on federalism imperil credit rating

Published by reposted only Date posted on August 8, 2018

By Rea Cu, Businessmirror, Aug 8, 2018 THE Philippines risks its positive credit rating status if fiscal issues, in line with the shift to a federal form of government, remain unaddressed, the Department of Finance (DOF) told legislators.

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Earth at risk of becoming ‘hothouse’ if tipping point reached, report warns

Published by reposted only Date posted on August 7, 2018

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Federalism breeds oppressive, unjust regime — Hilario Davide Jr.

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by Ghio Ong With Delon Porcalla(The Philippine Star), Aug 7, 2018 MANILA, Philippines — The proposed federal form of government for the Philippines could “breed a tyrannical, oppressive and unjust regime,” former chief justice Hilario Davide Jr. has warned.

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Corruption in Southeast Asia?

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Climate change in Asia and the Pacific

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Finance and healthcare among industries that will see biggest AI influence

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AI to take over ‘domain of knowledge’ jobs Marian McHugh, 06 August 2018 A recent report from PwC indicated that artificial intelligence (AI) will create as many jobs as it will destroy over the next two decades. While the news was optimistic about the technology’s effects on workforces, it brought into stark relief those jobs…

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Economists: Second-longest economic boom in US history ends in 2020 … with a recession

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BSP warns against using ATM as collateral from loan sharks

Published by reposted only Date posted on August 5, 2018

(The Philippine Star) , Aug 5, 2018 MANILA, Philippines — The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas has reminded the public not to use their ATM (automated teller machine) cards as collateral for quick and easy loans from informal lenders or loan sharks.

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Call centers market – detailed analysis and growth prospects for next 5 years

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Night light data: An innovative way to track development

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Rice prices to go down with tariffs in place: solon

Published by reposted only Date posted on August 2, 2018

by ABS-CBN News, Aug 2, 2018 MANILA — Taxing rice imports will help bring down the price of the staple grain by P7 to P8 per kilo, a lawmaker who is pushing for the tariff said Thursday.

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The Economics of Power

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By K. Sabeel Rahman, April 14, 2016 The American social contract is collapsing. For many workers throughout the twentieth century, our economic policies created a basic bargain: individuals would work full-time jobs for large, established corporations, and in exchange would receive access to key benefits like healthcare, pensions, as well as pathways for upward mobility…

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