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Filipinos warned vs online scams offering jobs, visas to Portugal

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By: Ed Margareth Barahan – @inquirerdotnetINQUIRER.net, Dec 22, 2016 The Philippine Embassy in Lisbon reminded the public on Thursday to be “extra cautious” with jobs offers by bogus companies and individuals as well as issuances of entry or working visas for companies in Portugal or other countries in Europe over the internet.

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‘Endo,’ sub-contracting banned by 2017

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By Mayen Jaymalin (The Philippine Star), Dec. 22, 2016 According to Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello, one of the provisions of the new DOLE department order (DO) to be implemented in early 2017 is the prohibition against sub-contracting. File photo MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) is set to finally stop the…

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‘No PhilHealth ID, no benefits’ policy scrapped

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By Paolo Romero (The Philippine Star), Dec. 21, 2016 MANILA, Philippines – The Senate has included a provision in the proposed P3.35-trillion national budget canceling the need for patients seeking treatment in hospitals to present a Philippine Heath Insurance (PhilHealth) card as a condition for availing themselves of benefits from the state health insurer.

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3 miners drown in Camarines Norte

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By Francis Elevado (The Philippine Star), Dec. 21, 2016 CAMARINES NORTE, Philippines – Three miners drowned in Labo, Camarines Norte on Sunday. Reports reaching Camp Wenceslao Vinzons Sr. identified the fatalities as Florentino Mallanes, 47; Mark Alvin Echano, 22, and Joel Cena 36, resident of Barangay Dallas.

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DOLE, DSWD, ILO to launch three anti-child labor programs

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QUEZON CITY, Dec 21 — In its aim to strengthen the Philippines’ commitment into eliminating 1 Million Children from Child Labor, the National Child Labor Committee (NCLC), chaired by the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), the Department of Education (DepEd), the Department of Environment and Natural Resources…

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Foreign investment pledges plunge 45%

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By Czeriza Valencia (The Philippine Star), Dece. 21, 2016 MANILA, Philippines – Foreign investment pledges approved by the country’s seven investment promotion agencies (IPAs) fell 45 percent in the third quarter this year, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) reported yesterday.

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“Heirs of victim of recklessness and negligence entitled also for compensation dues to loss of capacity to earn”

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Loss of earning capacity By Jose C. Sison, Philstar, Dec. 21, 2016 The heirs of a victim who died due to the recklessness and negligence of other people are entitled not only to indemnity for his death, moral and exemplary damages and attorneys’ fees but also for compensation due to loss of capacity to earn.…

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DOLE scores major strides vs. child labor

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MANILA, Dec. 21 (PIA)–The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has made major advancements in eliminating child labor including its worst forms in the seven months of the Duterte administration. “We have made significant strides in curbing child labor in poor communities, especially its worst forms,” DOLE Secretary Silvestre Bello III said during a recent…

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Economic conditions snapshot, December 2016: McKinsey global survey results

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Most Asean markets fall after Yellen comments; Philippines over 10 month low

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http://www.thestar.com.my/business/business-news/2016/12/20/most-asean-markets-fall-after-yellen-comments-philippines-over-10-month-low/ Dec 20, 2016 SINGAPORE: Most Southeast Asian stock markets fell on Tuesday after U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen gave an upbeat view of the jobs market, strengthening the rate hike outlook for next year.

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Rising risks to Asean from messy Brexit talks

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http://www.straitstimes.com/world/europe/rising-risks-to-asean-from-messy-brexit-talks Dec 20, 2016 The shock Brexit vote on June 23 has so far generated more uncertainty than actual disruption to the global economic and political environment.

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PHL sex stance in focus as HIV/AIDS cases rise

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By Claudeth Mocon-Ciriaco – Dec 20, 2016 Conclusion AS the Philippines emerged as one of the countries with accelerating rates of new cases of persons with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), staging more efficient information dissemination on HIV is gnarly for health authorities.

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2016 wasn’t so bad: 5 ways this year will shape the future

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When we look back, 2016 could be the year we started to live longer, better and beyond Earth. by Eric Mack, cnet.com, Dec 18, 2016 It’s been hard to miss all the ink and pixels declaring 2016 the year of humanity’s discontent. That judgment’s tough to deny in the realm of geopolitics, given awful conflicts…

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Ship captain, 17 others hurt in oil tanker explosion in Bataan

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A report reaching the PRO3 says the ship’s engine was being powered up when crew members heard an ‘irregular noise,’ followed by a burst of flames by Jun A. Malig, Rappler, December 15, 2016 PAMPANGA, Philippines – A ship captain and 17 crew members and apprentices were injured when an explosion occurred in the engine…

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Amazon makes its first drone delivery in the U.K.

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by Matt McFarland, December 14, 2016 Amazon has kicked off a private trial of its highly anticipated drone delivery program.

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Vietnam seeks new growth model in wake of TPP’s demise

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By Jessica Tana, December 14, 2016 Cheap labour, good personal security, and a stable government has long attracted foreign investment to Vietnam. However, the increasing minimum wage, capped working hours, and the looming death of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) means Vietnam’s recent stellar economic growth may begin to wane unless some urgent changes are…

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Filipino youth reduce inequality, contribute to economic growth

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by Mai Zamora and Karen Joy Alcober, Plan International Communications Officer, REPORT from Plan, 13 Dec 2016 Emily, Raymond, Ariel and Mark from Eastern Visayas have begun to notice the ripple effect of the eco-nomic empowerment they’ve received to their family and community.

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5 Predictions for customer care in 2017

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Chris Botting – December 13, 2016 We’re all bombarded with opinions and predictions from so-called experts. But who do you trust? I believe it’s important to have a strong track record if you want people to take you seriously. Last year, I made five predictions about the Customer Care industry for 2016. You can read…

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Is universal basic income the answer to an automated future?

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Dec 12, 2016, http://www.linkedin.com/pulse/universal-basic-income-peter-diamandis?trk=eml-email_feed_ecosystem_digest_01-hero-0-null&midToken=AQGrvB1hcZb7Ag&fromEmail=fromEmail&ut=29KP9QwdFfPTw1 Some fear that robots and AI will steal our jobs. They probably will (in the near-term, at least half of them).

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Employers group vows to eliminate ‘endo’

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Pia Gutierrez, ABS-CBN News, Dec 12 2016 MANILA – The Employers Confederation of the Philippines (ECOP) assured the public Monday that they are working to eliminate the practice of labor contractualization or end-of-contract among their ranks in support of the Duterte administration’s campaign.

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Long work hours harm women’s health, not men’s

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http://www.ozy.com/presidential-daily-brief/pdb-70232?utm_source=pdb&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=06172016&variable=52af57bdb25c500ad0fe628fd8cf4052#article70247 Go home, already. A new Ohio State University study of more than 12,000 people showed that the risks of diabetes, cancer and heart disease start to rise when women top 40 hours of work per week — and they triple for those who work more than 60. But hard-working men do not encounter the…

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Why don’t we collect data on women?

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http://www.ozy.com/presidential-daily-brief/pdb-69719?utm_source=pdb&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=05212016&variable=52af57bdb25c500ad0fe628fd8cf4052#article69721 Short answer: sexism. Human rights campaigners and researchers complain that traditional data collection is leaving a patchy picture of women’s lives. Employment surveys, for example, often ignore housewives who also have part-time jobs, and many official stats fail to break down results by gender. It’s difficult to tackle problems like domestic violence and maternal…

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30 percent of female doctors have been harassed at work

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http://www.ozy.com/presidential-daily-brief/pdb-69679?utm_source=pdb&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=05182016&variable=52af57bdb25c500ad0fe628fd8cf4052#article69691 You can’t just write a prescription for this. A new report surveying 1,066 successful mid-career doctors of both genders found that sex discrimination knows no professional boundaries: Nearly a third of the female physicians reported having experienced sexual harassment. For men, that number was 4 percent. Meanwhile, 70 percent of the women said they…

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Global population of seniors feels invisible

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http://www.ozy.com/presidential-daily-brief/pdb-69505?utm_source=pdb&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=05072016&variable=52af57bdb25c500ad0fe628fd8cf4052#article69493 Is society giving them the old heave-ho? A multimedia project examines the hopes and fears of the largest generation of senior citizens the world has ever known — through the eyes of elders from 10 countries on six continents. They share feelings of being overlooked and undervalued by younger generations while worrying about financing…

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800 Chinese workers ikinalat sa MM

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By Noel Abuel, December 12, 2016, Abante Aabot sa mahigit sa 800 Chinese workers na nawalan ng trabaho dahil sa utos ni Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte na isara ang Fort Ilocandia Resort and Casino sa Laoag City, Ilocos Norte ang nailipat sa ilang lugar sa Metro Manila bilang online gambling operators.

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How will technology continue to revolutionize people’s lives?

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By Matikas Santos, Sara Isabelle Pacia INQUIRER.net, December 12, 2016 (Editor’s Note: As 2016 comes to a close, the Inquirer asks in its yearender series seven questions for the new year, considering key local and international events that shaped what many regard as one of the most turbulent years in modern times. This fourth part…

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Adding roads can’t solve traffic congestion

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http://www.ozy.com/presidential-daily-brief/pdb-69353?utm_source=pdb&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=04302016&variable=52af57bdb25c500ad0fe628fd8cf4052#article69368 They can’t let it ride. When the Holland Tunnel linking New York City to New Jersey opened nearly 90 years ago, the future of transportation looked bright. But today, the American Society of Civil Engineers says it would cost around $3.6 trillion to repair America’s crumbling infrastructure, and experts insist more roads haven’t done…

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Job Fair, January 26-27, 2017, Trinoma Activity Center

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Job Fair 2017, January 6-8, 2017, Robinsons Angeles

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Government employees under contract subject to VAT, 3% tax rate–BIR

Published by reposted only Date posted on December 11, 2016

By David Cagahastian, December 11, 2016, Businessmirror THE Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) has clarified the tax treatment of salaries paid by the government to its personnel who are engaged under a contract of service or job-order arrangement. Internal Revenue Commissioner Caesar R. Dulay issued Revenue Memorandum Circular 130-2016, citing a common issue, “which arise…

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