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The amazing Filipinos in Italy

Published by reposted only Date posted on April 12, 2011

These last two week, I have been in Italy to preside over graduation ceremonies of the Ateneo School of Government in Milan and Rome. In the last three years, the ASoG (of which I am Dean) has been implementing, with partners, a Leadership and Social Entrepreneurship Training Program for migrant Filipinos in Italy. We have…

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Don’t call them call girls, or call boys!

Published by reposted only Date posted on March 19, 2011

I met her while lining up for coffee at the neighborhood Starbucks in Salcedo Village. It was almost 10 in the evening when I took a break from the grim images of a Japanese doomsday being played over and over again on CNN.

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Philippines no longer biggest rice importer

Published by reposted only Date posted on February 10, 2011

THE Philippines is no longer the world’s biggest importer of rice as the government lower its importation targets to less than a million metric tons (MT) this year.

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PH unlikely to meet its education targets—US report

Published by reposted only Date posted on January 9, 2011

Philippines—Washington believes the Philippines is “unlikely” to meet its second Millennium Development Goal (MDG) or achieving universal primary education by 2015, according to a report of the US embassy in Manila furnished the Philippine Daily Inquirer.

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Ernst & Young, PwC under fire

Published by reposted only Date posted on December 27, 2010

MANILA, Philippines – Two top international accounting firms are now under fire for their role in the financial meltdown that is up to now causing untold difficulties to economies and people everywhere. The last time a large accounting firm got into similar trouble was when Enron fell apart and Arthur Andersen, its accounting firm, subsequently…

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Banana industry launches own voluntary code

Published by reposted only Date posted on December 22, 2010

DAVAO CITY, Dec. 21 (PIA) — After the pilot voluntary code of good practices on decent work in the Business Process Outsourcing industry, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE XI) launched yesterday a voluntary code in the banana industry as well.

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Survey: No need to be in the office to work

Published by reposted only Date posted on October 21, 2010

“Honey, I’m going to the office,” is a remark we may not hear as much if more people have their way. Three out of five workers around the world said they don’t need to be in the office to be productive, according to a study out yesterday from Cisco. The “Cisco Connected World Report” collected…

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Why report bad news?

Published by reposted only Date posted on October 14, 2010

A top government official, meeting with a group of senior journalists over lunch yesterday, inquired: Since we’re all Filipinos who want what’s good for our country, why can’t media just report the good things that government is doing, instead of always looking for what went wrong and criticizing?

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Suspected NPA members attack sugar company in Negros

Published by reposted only Date posted on October 7, 2010

Around 50 suspected armed members of the New People’s Army (NPA), attacked Victorias Milling Company Inc. (VMC) and damaged property worth around P600,000, the police said.

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IMF says risks to global growth have intensified

Published by reposted only Date posted on September 13, 2010

WASHINGTON — The International Monetary Fund (IMF) said on Friday that downside risks to global recovery have intensified due to recent turbulence in sovereign debt markets and continued financial sector weakness.

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Singapore to swell with unchecked migration; RP to lose 22% of people

Published by reposted only Date posted on August 23, 2010

WASHINGTON – Singapore, New Zealand and Saudi Arabia would see their populations triple if everyone who wants to move there were allowed to, a poll released Friday by Gallup shows.

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RP lands a poor 63rd on best countries list

Published by reposted only Date posted on August 22, 2010

Out of 100 countries, the Philippines ranked a poor 63rd in a Newsweek magazine study of the world’s best countries in terms of health, education, economy and politics. In Asia, the country was the third to the bottom in the Newsweek ranking in its latest edition.

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17.3M Filipinos are smokers, says NSO

Published by reposted only Date posted on June 21, 2010

MANILA, Philippines – Some 17.3 million or 28 percent of Filipinos 15 years and older are smokers, according to the National Statistics Office.

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Department of Education activates ‘Balik Eskwela’ assistance center

Published by reposted only Date posted on June 7, 2010

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Education (DepEd) has activated its annual Oplan Balik Eskwela (OBE) Information and Action Center where parents, students and the general public can seek assistance on matters concerning the start of classes.

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Commitment (for policy change)

Published by reposted only Date posted on October 23, 2009

Like many people, I’ve become cynical of politicians’ promises so I have a suggestion. Each of the presidential aspirants must commit to 10 major policy changes he will implement within the first two years of his presidency. The commitment should be made publicly, in the form of a covenant with the people.

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RP drops from 48th to 50th in list of world’s leading financial centers

Published by reposted only Date posted on October 13, 2009

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines dropped from 48th to 50th in ranking among 55 of the world’s leading financial systems and capital markets, according to the World Economic Forum Financial Development Report 2009.

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RP declines in IT competitiveness study

Published by reposted only Date posted on September 24, 2009

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines went down two notches in the most recent IT competitiveness index by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), a division of the UK-based publication the Economist.

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RP one of 10 hardest places to start a business

Published by reposted only Date posted on September 10, 2009

DESPITE the tax and credit reforms the Philippines instituted the past year, the country fell three ranks to place 144th in a list of 183 economies in the 2010 Doing Business Report as it remains one of 10 places in the world investors find most difficult to start and close a business.

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RP not doing enough for good governance

Published by reposted only Date posted on June 30, 2009

The Philippines’ progress in governance and anti-corruption over the past decade failed to make improvements and was still behind its neighboring countries, the World Bank reported.

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UN tags RP world’s shabu supply center

Published by reposted only Date posted on June 28, 2009

The United Nation’s Office on Drug and Crime (UNODC) issued a stinging slap on the face of the country’s anti-drug czar President Arroyo after it named the Philippines a major transshipment point for methamphetamine hydrochloride or shabu and ranked it among the top five sources in the world of the illegal drug.

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Remonde says: RP ranks among top shabu producers

Published by reposted only Date posted on June 27, 2009

Because it dismantled labs MANILA, Philippines—The branding of the Philippines as a top producer of shabu stemmed from its law enforcement agencies’ success in dismantling illegal drug operations and clandestine laboratories, a Malacañang official said Saturday.

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RP one of unsafest places on Earth

Published by reposted only Date posted on June 17, 2009

GENEVA—Because of its exposure to natural hazards, the Philippines is one of the unsafest places on earth.

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Funds remain idle in central bank vault

Published by reposted only Date posted on June 10, 2009

Funds parked at the Bangko Sentral continued to rise in May despite a series of rate cuts aimed at increasing lending to businesses.

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Filipino households’ savings rate declining, ADB reports

Published by reposted only Date posted on June 5, 2009

Household savings rates of Filipinos have been declining over the years because of the impact of a growing young population on the economy, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) reported Thursday.

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Remittances idle in banks

Published by reposted only Date posted on June 3, 2009

About P80 billion worth of funds lay idle in the banks in the first quarter of 2009, as news of global economic recession forced families of migrant Filipino workers to save their money instead of spend them, resulting in a dismal 0.4-percent growth in gross domestic product during the period.

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Pinoys saving money amid economic crisis

Published by reposted only Date posted on May 15, 2009

Affluent Filipino consumers are holding back on spending because of economic uncertainties they anticipate in the next 12 months caused by the financial turmoil, according to Nielsen Company survey.

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Listed firms raise cash payout despite crisis

Published by reposted only Date posted on May 14, 2009

DESPITE the current economic slowdown, listed companies raised the amount they paid out to stockholders at the end of the first quarter this year, based on data released by the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE).

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Rise in tax delinquency among firms seen

Published by reposted only Date posted on May 6, 2009

MANILA, Philippines—The Bureau of Internal Revenue believes that several corporate taxpayers have been dodging payments of their tax obligations.

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Only 3 million Pinoys listed as taxpayers

Published by reposted only Date posted on May 1, 2009

MANILA, Philippines – Only about three million Filipinos are registered as individual taxpayers with the Bureau of Internal Revenues (BIR), the Department of Finance (DOF) announced yesterday.

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Manilans reducing spending

Published by reposted only Date posted on April 16, 2009

NINE out of 10 Filipinos in Metro Manila have cut down on their spending out of fear they will make less money as a result of the economic crunch, but are optimistic the economy will get better, a survey says.

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