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PH ranks 2nd in Asia-Pacific in deaths due to household pollution

Published by reposted only Date posted on May 3, 2018

by Jovic Yee, Philippine Daily Inquirer, May 03, 2018 Pollution caused by traditional cooking fuel is killing people in the Philippines at higher rates than those in most other countries in the Asia-Pacific region, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

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These 3 challenges are threatening to shake up economics

Published by reposted only Date posted on April 10, 2018

by Harold James, Apr 10, 2018 Explore the latest strategic trends, research and analysis Further reading arrow grey Economic and financial issues nowadays tend to be discussed in intellectual silos, by specialists who give little mind to security concerns or the interplay between national and international objectives. But sooner or later, economists will realize that…

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TUCP YOUTH DECLARE “JIED, THE FUTURE OF WORK WE WANT!”

Published by anna Date posted on March 13, 2018

(Just, Inclusive, Equitable, Decent) Dec 16, 2017 – “Just, Inclusive, Equitable, and Decent: that’s the future of work wewant!” declared young workers and trade unionists at the conclusion of the TUCP National Youth Conference on 13-14 December 2017.Read more. The conference was held to address the concerns of young people to ensure a Future of…

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Iraq, PH deadliest places for journalists says, media group

Published by reposted only Date posted on March 1, 2018

by Agence France-Presse, Mar 1, 2018 PARIS — Iraq and the Philippines are the deadliest places for journalists, according to the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ).

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PH still lags in internet service

Published by reposted only Date posted on February 21, 2018

by Miguel R. Camus, Inquirer, Feb 21, 2018 The Philippines saw improvements for both 4G availability and speed although most of its neighbors in the region remained ahead by those measures, the latest crowdsourced survey by OpenSignal showed.

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PH ranking in global rule of law index sinks under Duterte

Published by reposted only Date posted on January 31, 2018

The Philippines drops 18 slots to rank 88th out of 113 countries in the newly released World Justice Project Rule of Law Index by Carmela Fonbuena, Rappler, Jan 31, 2018 MANILA, Philippines – Rule of law in the Philippines deteriorated significantly since President Rodrigo Duterte came to power, according to the newly-released World Justice Project…

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“WHEN DOES ‘ENDO’ END, WHEN DECENT WORK?”

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The Philippines is a global hub for child pornography

Published by reposted only Date posted on January 9, 2018

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Wealth inequality has been widening for millennia

Published by reposted only Date posted on December 11, 2017

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BPM companies told English fluency ‘won’t make the cut anymore’

Published by reposted only Date posted on November 8, 2017

By Krista A. M. Montealegre, Businessworld, Nov 8, 2017 THE Philippines is putting a brave face in the fight to preserve its place among the world’s top outsourcing destinations, as it looks at an uncertain future due to automation and artificial intelligence (AI).

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Philippines is the 4th laziest country in the world, study says

Published by reposted only Date posted on October 4, 2017

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UK study ranks Manila as among Top 10 world’s most stressful cities

Published by reposted only Date posted on September 14, 2017

by Jhoanna Ballaran, Inquirer, Sep 14, 2017 Manila is one of the most stressful cities in the world, more stressful than the war-torn city of Damascus in Syria, a study and research by a U.K. private firm revealed.

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HIV-AIDS in Asia: guess who’s worst

Published by reposted only Date posted on August 25, 2017

By Jarius Bondoc (The Philippine Star), Aug 25, 2017 That the Philippines has the highest HIV-AIDS infection rate in Asia-Pacific should jolt the health department from complacency. Present information drives and treatment plans may be inadequate. This is obvious when taken with the continually increasing teenage pregnancies as well. In contrast, in most of Asia-Pacific,…

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Speedtest: PHL broadband, mobile speeds still at the bottom

Published by reposted only Date posted on August 16, 2017

By RIE TAKUMI,GMA News, Aug 16, 2017 The Philippines is among the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) countries with the slowest broadband and mobile internet connections and is near the bottom of the ranks around the world.

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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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