Monthly Archives: September 2018

More Filipinos satisfied with Duterte amid ‘vulgar’ remarks – SWS

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By CNN Philippines Staff, Sep 29, 2018 Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 29) — More Filipinos are satisfied with President Rodrigo Duterte’s performance amid his controversial remarks, a private pollster reported Saturday.

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Lalaki, patay nang mabagsakan ng puno na kaniyang pinutol

Published by reposted only Date posted on September 28, 2018

by FRJ, GMA News, Sep 28, 2018 Isang mangingisda na inupahan na putulin ang mga punong sinira ng bagyo ang nasawi matapos siyang mabagsakan nito sa Pangasinan. Ang biktima, niyakap daw ang puno para ‘di bumagsak sa linya ng kuryente.

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Lyft, Uber can pay more than $2,000 a month but there are conditions

Published by reposted only Date posted on September 27, 2018

by Jefferson Graham, Sep 29, 2018 A driver with placards for both Lyft and Uber waits for a traffic light outside South Station in Boston after picking up a passenger.

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More Filipinos use mobile devices to shop

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By: Miguel R. Camus, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Sept 27, 2018 More Filipinos are turning to their mobile devices to research or purchase goods online, a practice that will ramp up during the busy Christmas season, a study commissioned by social media giant Facebook showed.

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Bangko Sentral revises inflation outlook for 2018, 2019

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ADB revises Philippine growth outlook, expects pick up in 2019

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by ABS-CBN News, Sep 26 2018 MANILA – The Asian Development Bank lowered Wednesday its economic growth outlook for the Philippines as the gross domestic product (GDP) growth “softened unexpectedly” in the first half of the year.

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PH ranks last in mobile video quality

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By: Miguel R. Camus, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Sep 26, 2018 The Philippines has a long way to go in terms of delivering high-quality mobile video services, based on a crowdsourced survey conducted by OpenSignal, a wireless mapping company based in the United Kingdom.

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ANZ cuts Philippines growth forecast

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by Lawrence Agcaoili (The Philippine Star) – Sept 26, 2018 MANILA, Philippines — ANZ Research further slashed its growth forecast for the Philippines to 6.5 percent this year, 6.4 percent next year and 5.9 percent in 2020.

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Seven key regions of the nation depend mostly on Private HEIs for access to higher education, including NCR 64%; CAR, 78%; Region 3, 50%, Region 4, 58%; Region 10, 54%; Region 11, 66%; and Region 12, 58%.

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The blueprint for AmBisyon Natin 2040

Published by reposted only Date posted on September 25, 2018

By John Mangun, BusinessMirror, Sept 25, 2018 THE World Bank released a report this past week, titled “Growth and Productivity in the Philippines: Winning the Future.” This analysis concentrates on recommendations to achieve the government’s AmBisyon Natin 2040 program to transform the country “into a prosperous middle-class society free of poverty by 2040.”

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Gig-economy workers are the nodern proletariat

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Duterte removes non-tariff importation barriers to tame food inflation

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by Dharel Placido, ABS-CBN News, Sep 25, 2018 MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte has signed an administrative order aimed at taming food inflation. AO 13, signed by President Duterte on Sept. 21, removes non-tariff barriers and streamlines administrative procedures on the importation of agricultural products.

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Duterte’s approval, trust ratings fall to lowest – Pulse Asia

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Duterte’s approval, trust ratings suffer double-digit decline in September

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PULSE ASIA SURVEY By JON VIKTOR D. CABUENAS, GMA News, Sep 25, 2018 Both the approval and trust ratings of President Rodrigo Duterte registered a double-digit decline in September, as inflation accelerated to nine-year highs the month prior.

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Uber wins legal victory against drivers who want employee benefits

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Drivers have to settle with the ride-hailing giant individually. BY MARRIAN ZHOU, Sep 25, 2018 Uber scored a legal victory against drivers seeking employee benefits. On Tuesday, a federal appeals court in San Francisco said Uber drivers can no longer sue the ride-hailing giant as a group, reversing a lower court decision which had granted…

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Instead of more jobs, DOLE sees layoffs under Trabaho bill

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The Department of Labor and Employment warns that the industry and services sector would take a hit should the Trabaho bill push through by Ralf Rivas, Rappler, Sep 25, 2018 MANILA, Philippines – An official of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) warned that the Tax Reform for Attracting Better and Higher Quality Opportunities…

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Developing social and emotional skills critical to the workplace

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OFW deployment drops after 10-year growth

Published by reposted only Date posted on September 24, 2018

by Rudy Santos with Mayen Jaymalin, Delon Porcalla (The Philippine Star), Sept 24, 2018 MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines registered a nine-percent decline in the deployment of migrant workers in 2017 after 10 years of continuous growth.

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Once wildly popular, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has been losing the public’s trust

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What are the loopholes in the current corporate tax system? @bworldph via @DOF_PH

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Ammonia leak at Dolefil plant in S. Cotabato sends 35 people to hospital

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By: Bong S. Sarmiento, Inquirer Mindanao, Sept 24, 2018 KORONADAL CITY — Thirty-five people were rushed to a hospital Monday morning for treatment of injuries caused by an ammonia leak at a plant of giant fruit producer Dole Philippines, Inc . (Dolefil) in nearby Polomolok, South Cotabato, according to a company official said.

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Why the ‘gig’ economy may not be the workforce of the future

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Immigration to deport 8 Chinese shop vendors

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The Bureau of Immigration (BI) is set to deport eight Chinese nationals who were caught illegally working in the country.

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Learning innovation in the digital age

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27 Pinays rescued from Malaysian sex ring

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by Janvic Mateo (The Philippine Star) – Sept 23, 2018 MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has repatriated 27 Filipinas rescued from a sex trafficking syndicate in Malaysia last month.

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As typhoons get stronger, Asia must build better, experts say

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by Michael Taylor, Thomson Reuters Foundation, Sep 21, 2018 KUALA LUMPUR – Population growth, rapid urbanization and unfettered development of coastal areas in the Asia-Pacific region, are increasing the risk of heavy damage from powerful typhoons, experts said.

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If the senatorial elections were held today, Pulse Asia says 17 individuals have a statistical chance of winning one of the 12 slots. Sen. Grace Poe, topnotcher in the 2013 senatorial polls, leads the survey results

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GSIS offers loan condonation

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by Manila Standard, Sep 21, 2018 Starting October, the Government Service Insurance System will offer a 100-percent waiver of unpaid penalties and surcharges to housing buyers and borrowers with past due accounts and are willing to settle their housing obligations in full. The deadline for the submission of application to the condonation program is on…

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Pag-IBIG offers condonation

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by Manila Standard, Sep 21, 2018 Pag-IBIG Fund is offering a one-time opportunity for delinquent and unregistered employers who were previously disqualified from availing themselves of the Fund’s penalty condonation programs to settle their obligations.

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Why we need both science and humanities for a Fourth Industrial Revolution education

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