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PH lags Asean in healthcare spending

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By: Amy R. Remo / @inquirerdotnet, November 07, 2016 The Philippines continues to lag behind its neighbors in Asean in terms of per capita spending on healthcare, due largely to the lack of accessibility to and affordability of medical services in the country.

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Kagawad nadulas, napakapit sa buhay na kawad

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By Jojo de ­Guzman, Abante, November 6, 2016 JAEN, Nueva Ecija — Nasawi ang isang barangay kagawad nang mabagok ang ulo sa sementadong lansangan makaraang madupilas sa mataas na hagdan at napahawak sa live wire habang tumutulong sa pagsasaa­yos ng street lights sa Brgy. Sto. Tomas South dito noong Biyernes ng hapon.

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Gov’t: Cell towers, frequencies to blame for slow Internet

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By Claire Jiao, CNN Philippines, November 5, 2016 Metro Manila (CNN Philippines) — Internet in the Philippines is slow because there aren’t enough cell towers in the country and frequencies are poorly allocated to telco companies, a Cabinet official has said.

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Justice for Kentext workers and other victims of workplace accidents!

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Graft, reckless imprudence cases filed vs. Rex Gatchalian over Kentex fire Published October 19, 2016 4:43pm Updated October 19, 2016 6:59pm By XIANNE ARCANGEL, GMA News The Office of the Ombudsman has filed cases of graft and reckless imprudence resulting to multiple homicide and multiple physical injuries against Valenzuela City Mayor Rex Gatchalian in connection with the 2015…

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INFOGRAPHIC: What workplace perks do job seekers want?

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Purpose-driven work and non-traditional workspaces are now some of the most sought-after features in a job

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Dangers in removing rice import restrictions

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By Leonardo Q. Montemayor, William D. Dar and Ruben D. Torres* The multi-billion-peso rice industry is a major source of employment, income and nutrition for Filipinos. It consists of some 2.5 million small farmers plus several hundred thousand farm laborers and others engaged in the supply of farm inputs and machinery, milling/processing, warehousing, transport, other…

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Humans aren’t just changing the climate. We’re changing ‘life itself’. It’s not just about us.

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by Eric Roston, November 16, 2016 The earth has warmed barely a single degree Celsius, and yet virtually no place on the planet is unaffected by climate change. That’s the conclusion of both a new study published in the journal Science and a popular-science book out this week, The Unnatural World, by David Biello, the…

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PH still leads Asian countries in closing gender gap; 7th in world

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ABS-CBN News, Nov 03 2016 MANILA – The Philippines has maintained its position as the lead Asian country in closing the gender gap, according to the 2016 Global Gender Gap Index (GGI) report released by the World Economic Forum.

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Good news for defaulting credit card holders

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By: Francis Ed Lim / @inquirerdotnetPhilippine Daily Inquirer / November 03, 2016 (Last of four parts) If you are a credit card holder but find it difficult to pay your credit card liabilities as they fall due, is it the end of the world for you? Absolutely not. Not known to everybody, the Financial Rehabilitation…

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Child labor still persists

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By KARINA V. CANEDO, Sunstar, November 03, 2016 IT IS NOT a secret that every parent wants their children to live a carefree life, a life well provided with necessary things like clothes education and food, but to some, especially in poor areas where the idealist ideas of family are taboo, some parents are not…

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50% of PHL kasambahay are not given 13th month pay

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Published November 3, 2016 10:42pm A labor group reported that 50 percent of domestic workers are not given the thirteen month pay due them by their employers.

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Rent, utility costs more worrisome to IT-BPM sector

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By Richmond Mercurio (The Philippine Star), November 2, 2016 Property consultancy firm Colliers International in a recent report said office rental rates, internet costs, and electricity prices are more likely to be considered as threats that could hamper growth in IT-BPM and office demand. MANILA, Philippines – President Duterte’s anti-US stance is the least of…

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Tourism reliant on contractual, project-based workers

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By Czeriza Valencia (The Philippine Star), November 2, 2016 MANILA, Philippines – Tourism – one of the key industries in the country with strong employment generation potential – still relies heavily on contractual and project-based workers, according to an industry profile released by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA).

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Age discrimination is starting to hit workers in their 40s

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Jake Novak| @jakejakeny, 2 Nov 2016 You know all those workplace health programs where your employer gives you some kind of incentive to take a “wellness test,” or join a gym with a company discount? We’ve been told for years that these programs are meant to encourage healthier lifestyles in and out of work and…

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The magic bullet for boosting manufacturing production

Published by reposted only Date posted on November 1, 2016

By Andy Henderson, http://www.ozy.com/pov/the-magic-bullet-for-boosting-manufacturing-production/72205?utm_source=ozyge&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=11292016&variable=52af57bdb25c500ad0fe628fd8cf4052 When it comes to manufacturing prowess, mastering the science of streamlined, efficient production is job No. 1. With so much money at stake — in 2015, manufacturers contributed a whopping $2.17 trillion to the U.S. economy, according to the Bureau of Economic Analysis — it’s all about the bottom line. And…

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Reject Akbayan labor groups’ politics of collaboration and deceit — KMU

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Nov. 05, 2012 DAVAO TODAY, http://davaotoday.com/main/inbox/reject-akbayan-labor-groups-politics-of-collaboration-and-deceit/ Press Statement 01 November 2012 It has become clear to the public that Akbayan is overrepresented in the Aquino government and definitely not a marginalized group. Having received colossal sums of money from the Cojuangco-Aquinos, oppressors of the farm workers of Hacienda Luisita, Akbayan represents the interests of landed gentry…

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Nov. 1, 2016 – Endo by any other name is just as exploitative. We have been told endo has been ended in a number of enterprises…

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Nov. 1, 2016 – Endo by any other name is just as exploitative. We have been told endo has been ended in a number of enterprises.  Don’t believe!  What one enterprising mall chain has done is to tell workers they are now regular, but their contracts would be renewed on a yearly basis. Trick or…

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Let’s make TB history

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By Bill Gates, November 1, 2016 I visited South Africa earlier this year to learn more about the progress the country is making in the fight against HIV. I toured health clinics, met with doctors and researchers, and listened to the stories of people living with HIV. Again and again, our conversations turned to an…

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Republic Act No. 10911 – Anti-Age Discrimination in Employment Act

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Republic Act No. 10906 – Anti-Mail Order Bride Law

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DOLE to hold 2 more labor summits to resolve endo

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By Mayen Jaymalin (The Philippine Star), November 1, 2016 MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) is mounting two more labor summits within the month in an effort to resolve issues on contractualization.

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Philippines urged to address skills challenges in key industries

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By Iris Gonzales (The Philippine Star), November 1, 2016 MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines needs to address skills challenges in crucial industries like business process outsourcing, tourism and electronics and electrical manufacturing, to sustain its growth momentum according to a study by the Singapore Management University and global financial services firm JP Morgan.

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High power cost weighs down Philippine competitiveness

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By Danessa Rivera (The Philippine Star), November 1, 2016 Experts at a recent forum said electricity is the biggest expense for industrial firms, accounting for about a fourth of total costs. MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines will continue to lag in global competitiveness unless government addresses the country’s high power cost – considered among the…

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Social media’s hoaxes and trolls

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By Rey Gamboa (The Philippine Star), November 1, 2016 We live in a totally different world these days where conmen do not necessarily have to personally interact with their victims and gangsters are not always gun-toting and knife-wielding.

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Next stop, Panganiban Reef

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(The Philippine Star), November 1, 2016 So far, so good… fishing communities in Zambales are said to be looking forward to a bountiful Christmas. This was after Chinese Coast Guard vessels stopped preventing Filipinos from fishing in Panatag or Scarborough Shoal.

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PH 3rd most optimistic economy – global business survey

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The survey shows optimism of Philippine businesses stood at 84% in the 3rd quarter of the year, way above the average of 42% By Rappler.com, Oct 31, 2016 9:00 PM MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines emerged as the 3rd most optimistic economy among 37 countries driven by strong prospects in revenues, exports, and the Association…

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Palscon, other groups unite to end contractualization

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(The Philippine Star), October 31, 2016 MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine Association of Legitimate Service Contractors (Palscon), has linked up with other groups to end the illegal employment practice of “contractualization” or “end of contract,” more popularly known as “endo” and “5-5-5.”

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Proposed labor policies to hurt Philippine export growth

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By Richmond Mercurio (The Philippine Star), October 31, 2016 MANILA, Philippines – Proposed labor policies, which include wage adjustments and the termination of the end-of-contract (endo) work arrangement, are seen to drag down the country’s already slumping export growth, the Philippine Exporters Confederation Inc. (Philexport) said.

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