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‘Philippines facing unprecedented HIV crisis’

Published by reposted only Date posted on August 13, 2017

By Sheila Crisostomo (The Philippine Star), Aug 13, 2017 MANILA, Philippines – With new infections doubling in the past six years to over 10,000 new cases in 2016 alone, the Philippines is facing an “unprecedented HIV crisis,” the global medical journal The Lancet said yesterday.

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Filipinos worry more than others, survey shows

Published by reposted only Date posted on August 8, 2017

by Miguel R. Camus, Inquirer Filipinos worried far more than other countries when going by the 2017 Unisys Security Index, the latest iteration of the decade-old survey that included the Philippines for the first time.

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PH drops to 10th place as top host for multinationals

Published by reposted only Date posted on June 9, 2017

BY MAYVELIN U. CARABALLO, TMT, Manila Times, Jun 9, 2017 Still a favored recipient of fdi The Philippines remains a promising host country for multinational enterprises (MNEs) for 2017 to 2019, according to a United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (Unctad) report.

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Moody’s warns: political risk could disrupt growth

Published by anna Date posted on January 11, 2017

BY MAYVELIN U. CARABALLO, TMT, Manila Times, JANUARY 11, 2017 Reforms seen supporting PH economy for the medium term Ongoing reform in the Philippines is likely to boost the country’s medium-term economic growth, Moody’s Investors Service said, but it warned that domestic political risk, though low, is becoming more unpredictable and could disrupt progress for…

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SWS: Satisfaction with gov’t dipped

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Philippine Daily Inquirer, January 11, 2017 Net satisfaction with the general performance of the Duterte administration declined in the fourth quarter of 2016, dropping across areas and economic classes.

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Hike in SSS pension gets Duterte’s nod

Published by anna Date posted on January 10, 2017

By Philippines News Agency, JANUARY 10, 2017 President Duterte has approved a pension hike for Social Security System (SSS) members, along with a corresponding increase in contributions, Palace and SSS officials said on Tuesday. In a press briefing in Malacañang, Presidential Spokesman Ernesto C. Abella said the President has approved a P1,000 increase for SSS…

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Car sales up 24% in 2016

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By Catherine Pillas, Businessmirror, JANUARY 10, 2017 PHILIPPINES auto assemblers grew by 24.6 percent in 2016, outpacing its growth in 2015 and its modest target of a 10-percent growth for last year.

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Government targets 2.5%-3.5% agriculture growth until 2022

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By Cai Ordinario, Businessmirror, JANUARY 10, 2017 The Duterte administration has set a more modest production target for the agriculture and fisheries sector as indicated in the draft Philippine Development Plan (PDP) chapter of the Department of Agriculture (DA).

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Will cutting operating expenses raise more funds for the SSS pension hike?

Published by anna Date posted on January 9, 2017

By Susie Bugante, Businessmirror, January 9, 2017 IN the midst of the discussions concerning the proposal to increase the Social Security System (SSS) pensions by P2,000 is the issue on the agency’s operating expenses (opex). Allegedly, the pension fund’s operating expenses are high due to excessive salaries and benefits. But are the compensation and benefits…

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New DOLE policy bans ‘endo’

Published by anna Date posted on December 29, 2016

By Mayen Jaymalin (The Philippine Star), December 29, 2016 MANILA, Philippines – The practice of “endo” or end-of-contract is officially no longer allowed. The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) yesterday issued a new regulation banning it and other “labor only” contracting practices.

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YearEnder: Philippine finally accedes to join Paris deal on climate change

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By Janvic Mateo (The Philippine Star), December 29, 2016 The 2015 Paris climate change deal took effect with the Philippines’ ratification this year. But after meeting with the Cabinet, President Duterte finally gave in, as joining the deal means necessary funds for the country’s environmental management initiatives.

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YearEnder: Budget freebies come with revenue challenges in 2017

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By Prinz Magtulis (The Philippine Star), December 29, 2016 MANILA, Philippines – A few days after the 2017 budget was signed into law, Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez gave both an assurance and a warning on government revenue prospects for next year.

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One dead in Cubao warehouse fire

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By: Ed Margareth Barahan – @inquirerdotnetINQUIRER.net, December 29, 2016 One person was confirmed dead in a fire at a metal fabricator warehouse in Don Jose Street in Cubao, Quezon City on Thursday.

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Dole: ‘End of project can’t mean end of employment’

Published by anna Date posted on December 28, 2016

Sunstar, December 28, 2016 AFTER outlawing subcontracting, the Department of Labor and Employment (Dole) told contractors Wednesday that they are also being prohibited from letting go of their workers once a project with a principal ends.

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YEARENDER: Issues create shockwaves for energy sector

Published by anna Date posted on December 27, 2016

By Danessa Rivera (The Philippine Star), December 27, 2016 MANILA, Philippines – Shockwaves were felt in the energy sector in 2016, from the change in leadership to various controversies. At the start of the year, solar players were scrambling to beat the March 15 deadline to qualify for the second round of feed-in tariff (FIT-2)…

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Fear of Trump triggers deep spending cuts by nation’s second-largest union

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An internal memo outlines plans to slash budgets by 30 percent at SEIU, the group behind the Fight for $15. by Josh Eidelson, Bloomberg, December 27, 2016 In a clear sign that labor unions are bracing for lean times under Donald Trump, the massive Service Employees International Union is planning for a 30 percent budget…

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47% of jobs will disappear in the next 25 years, according to Oxford University

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by PHILIP PERRY, December 27, 2016 The Trump campaign ran on bringing jobs back to American shores, although mechanization has been the biggest reason for manufacturing jobs’ disappearance. Similar losses have led to populist movements in several other countries. But instead of a pro-job growth future, economists across the board predict further losses as AI,…

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Attorney: Unpaid wages violations “pervasive”

Published by anna Date posted on December 26, 2016

By Heidi Turner, December 26, 2016 The phrase donning and doffing is used to describe situations where employees put on or take off special gear or clothing for their work, but donning and doffing lawsuits are part of a larger area of litigation known as unpaid wages litigation, where employees are not properly paid for…

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18-Day Campaign To End Violence Against Women (VAW)

Published by anna Date posted on December 23, 2016

As part of the 18-day campaign to end violence against women (VAW) in the Philippines, PMAP and TUCP signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on 23 November 2016 on joint work for programs against Gender-Based Violence (GBV) at the workplace.among other issues. Gender based violence at work Convention to stop gbv Pmap tucp mou article

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

Published by anna Date posted on December 15, 2016

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

Published by anna Date posted on December 14, 2016

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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Rising income inequality: do not draw the obvious conclusions

Published by anna Date posted on December 11, 2016

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$100-B export target reset to 2020 as global demand remains sluggish

Published by anna Date posted on December 8, 2016

By Richmond Mercurio (The Philippine Star), December 8, 2016 The Philippines targets to reach the $100-billion milestone next year under the original Philippine Export Development Plan (PEDP) 2015-2017, but successive setbacks in the country’s export growth behind sluggish global trade have prompted government and export group officials to scale down and push back targets. AP/Koji…

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Gender-based violence at work – International Trade Union Confederation

Published by anna Date posted on November 29, 2016

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Convention to STOP gender based violence in the world of work

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Dear sisters, Join the campaign for an International Labour Convention to STOP gender based violence in the world of work WHAT IS THE ISSUE? Gender-based violence is a fundamental violation of human rights. It is a manifestation of gender-based discrimination and of unequal power relations between men and women, which it also perpetuates. Gender-based violence…

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Workplace deaths at record high: 143 workers were killed and 86 workers were injured in 43 serious workplace incidents in the Philippines in 2015

Published by anna Date posted on April 7, 2016
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Year-ender: The dilemma of Philippine income tax system

Published by reposted only Date posted on December 25, 2015

MANILA, Philippines – Danielle Clara Dandan, a 26-year-old writer from Makati, is preparing for her wedding next year. If she has her way, she would have wanted the law lowering income tax passed before year-end.

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Most Filipinos unable to meet medical costs of critical illnesses

Published by reposted only Date posted on November 25, 2015

MANILA, Philippines – Eighty-four percent of Filipinos are not financially prepared for medical costs in case they are diagnosed with critical illnesses, such as heart disease.

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A hard landing in China could ‘shake the world’

Published by reposted only Date posted on November 20, 2015

“A slowing China redistributes global economic activity through the commodity channel as much as dampening it” China’s slowdown is already playing out across the world, dragging down commodity prices and weighing on trade partners.

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Poor financial literacy hampers Philippine growth

Published by reposted only Date posted on November 12, 2015

MANILA, Philippines – Despite the country’s recent economic gains, Sen. Sonny Angara lamented the poor ranking of the Philippines in a recent financial literacy index, which he said may hamper the government’s efforts to pursue inclusive growth.

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