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Philippine Green Jobs Act of 2016

Published by rudy Date posted on November 17, 2016

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PH can’t handle nuke waste, Duterte told

Published by rudy Date posted on November 17, 2016

http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/845005/ph-cant-handle-nuke-waste-duterte-told/amp CITY OF SAN FERNANDO—The Philippines has no capacity to manage and dispose of nuclear waste, a major reason the Duterte administration should drop a plan to activate the mothballed Bataan Nuclear Power Plant (BNPP) in Morong town, the EcoWaste Coalition said on Wednesday.

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A perfume that smells like poop?

Published by rudy Date posted on November 16, 2016

By Bill Gates, November 16, 2016, https://www.gatesnotes.com/Development/Smells-of-Success?WT.mc_id=20161202155430_Firmenich_BG-TW&WT.tsrc=BGTW&linkId=31842000 I recently traveled to Switzerland to take a giant whiff of pit latrine odor. What I inhaled was a strong kick to the nostrils, a potent combination of sewage stink, barnyard sweat, and bitter ammonia topped off with vomit (or was it parmesan cheese?). The stench was foul…

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Nuclear power for the Philippines?

Published by rudy Date posted on November 16, 2016

By John Mangun, Businessmirror, NOVEMBER 16, 2016 If you tend to get your information and form opinion from Facebook, this is definitely not for you. The Philippines will, hopefully, with both a sense of necessity and urgency, enter into a fact-based discussion on generating electricity using nuclear energy.

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Gulong sumambulat, mekaniko nasawi

Published by rudy Date posted on November 16, 2016

By Jun Borlongan, Abante, November 16, 2016 Nasawi ang isang mekaniko makaraang aksidenteng tumama sa kanyang mukha ang rim ng kanyang kinukumpuning gulong na biglang sumabog sa kanyang talyer sa Brgy. Saluysoy, Meycauayan City, Bulacan kamakalawa.

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G.R. No. 210903 – The Phl President needs to approve increase in salary or compensation of GOCCs/CFIs that is not in accordance with the Salary Standardization Law

Published by rudy Date posted on November 16, 2016

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Pinoy kids win 35 math, science medals in Indonesia contest

Published by rudy Date posted on November 16, 2016

by ABS-CBN News, Nov 16 2016 MANILA – Young students from the Philippines won a total of 35 medals in an international math and science contest in Tangerang City, Indonesia.

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GR 210940 – Salaries and benefits to be granted by the SSS, as mere trustee of the fund for the welfare and benefit of workers and employees in the private sector, must always be reasonable; …

Published by rudy Date posted on November 16, 2016

appointive members of the SS Commission are not entitled to additional benefits not expressly provided in the SS law. Download full text here.

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Inclusive growth in world trade: APEC in a changing global landscape

Published by rudy Date posted on November 16, 2016

by Victor C. Manhit, Businessworld, November 16, 2016 Peru’s hosting of this year’s Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) culminates with the economic leaders’ meeting this week. Designed to promote trade liberalization in the Asia-Pacific region, APEC has nevertheless prioritized agendas that underscore the importance of investing in human capital to build sustainable and inclusive economies. Fittingly,…

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If you can’t empathize with your employees, you’d better learn to

Published by rudy Date posted on November 16, 2016

by Annie McKee, NOVEMBER 16, 2016, https://hbr.org/2016/11/if-you-cant-empathize-with-your-employees-youd-better-learn-to?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=harvardbiz Empathy—the ability to read and understand other’s emotions, needs, and thoughts—is one of the core competencies of emotional intelligence and a critical leadership skill. It is what allows us to influence, inspire, and help people achieve their dreams and goals. Empathy enables us to connect with others in…

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Nov. 15, 2016 – So-called workers cooperatives, originally put up to thwart union organizing, without appropriate capital and workplace tools, equipment, etc. are labor-only contractors. Hotels and restaurants are accelerating engagement of ‘workers cooperatives’ to go around President Duterte’s pronouncement about ending ‘endo’.

Published by rudy Date posted on November 15, 2016
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Unfinished U.S. nuclear plant given new lease of life with sale

Published by rudy Date posted on November 15, 2016

by Mark Chediak, November 15, 2016, http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-11-14/one-company-wants-to-build-a-u-s-nuclear-plant-as-others-shut Property developer Franklin L. Haney is going all out for nuclear at a time when reactors are being shut down across the U.S.

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Moody’s flags added credit risk

Published by rudy Date posted on November 15, 2016

By Melissa Luz T. Lopez, Businessworld, November 15, 2016 A SHIFT to anti-immigrant policies in the United States could pose risks to the Philippines’ credit rating, as it could disrupt remittance flows that have been supporting strong domestic consumption, Moody’s Investors Service said in a report.

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HSBC: China-led RCEP in focus as TPP fades

Published by rudy Date posted on November 15, 2016

November 15, 2016, http://www.thestar.com.my/business/business-news/2016/11/15/hsbc-says-china-led-rcep-in-focus-as-tpp-fades/ KUALA LUMPUR: The China-led Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) should help boost trade volumes across Asia, especially Asean, although it has its limitations compared with the stalled Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), said HSBC Bank Malaysia Bhd.

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COMMENTARY: On Federalism

Published by rudy Date posted on November 14, 2016

By CHRISTIAN S. MONSOD – NOVEMBER 14, 2016 (Delivered at the Galing Pook Forum on 11 November 2016 by former Comelec chair Christian Monsod, a member of the 1986 Constitutional Commission that drafted the 1987 Constitution). Since it was approved by a majority vote of 76% in a national plebiscite in 1987, there have been…

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U.K. sees $82 billion investment hit as Brexit tariffs tallied

Published by rudy Date posted on November 14, 2016

by Thomas Seal, November 14, 2016, http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-11-14/brexit-costs-u-k-82-billion-in-lost-company-spending-study?utm_content=brexit&utm_campaign=socialflow-organic&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&cmpid%3D=socialflow-facebook-brexit U.K. businesses have delayed or canceled investments worth 65.5 billion pounds ($82 billion) since the vote to leave the European Union, with more than 40 percent of large companies scaling back, according to a new survey.

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Singapore, South Korea dominate 4G LTE rankings, Philippines struggles

Published by rudy Date posted on November 14, 2016

By Marvin Velasco (The Philippine Star), November 14, 2016 MANILA, Philippines – Crowdsourced mobile data from OpenSignal revealed some interesting figures for the third quarter of 2016. Based on statistics published today, Singapore and South Korea have the best 4G data speeds and nationwide availability, respectively. Asian neighbors India, Indonesia and the Philippines didn’t do…

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Trump victory to cut Philippine GDP by 0.2% in 2017 – Nomura

Published by rudy Date posted on November 14, 2016

By Lawrence Agcaoili (The Philippine Star), November 14, 2016 MANILA, Philippines – Nomura said the shocking victory of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump last week may slash the projected economic growth of countries in the Asia Pacific region including the Philippines by as much as 50 percentage points next year.

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Government told: Go slow on planned BNPP rehab

Published by rudy Date posted on November 13, 2016

By Marvin Sy (The Philippine Star), November 13, 2016 MANILA, Philippines – Senate Minority Leader Ralph Recto yesterday called on the government to go slow in its plan to rehabilitate the Bataan Nuclear Power Plant (BNPP) and wait for feedback from experts and stakeholders before making any decision.

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6,889 doctors, nurses face ax

Published by rudy Date posted on November 13, 2016

81 dentists also expected to lose jobs as Palace plans to downsize gov’t health personnel in 2017 By Mario B. Casayuran, Manila Bulletin, November 13, 2016 A total of 6,970 nurses, doctors, and dentists face the prospect of losing their jobs next year unless Congress overrides Malacañang’s plan to drastically downsize the number of frontline…

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Cusi: Duterte greenlights BNPP rehab

Published by rudy Date posted on November 12, 2016

By Danessa Rivera (The Philippine Star), November 12, 2016 BATANGAS CITY, Philippines – President Duterte has said there will be no nuclear plant during his watch, but Energy Secretary Alfondo Cusi said here yesterday that the President had given the go-signal for the rehabilitation of the 620-megawatt Bataan Nuclear Power Plant (BNPP).

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5 ways a Trump presidency could affect Filipinos

Published by rudy Date posted on November 12, 2016

Donald Trump’s presidency sets the stage for future (and potentially lasting) economic hardships for Filipinos across the globe by JC Punongbayan, November 12, 2016 Donald Trump’s win has shocked the world, and the Philippines will inevitably feel the consequences one way or another.

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DOLE to workers: Fret not Trump’s win

Published by rudy Date posted on November 11, 2016

Workers assured of PH investment vitality amid worries over Trump’s win By Samuel Medenilla, Manila Bulletin, November 11, 2016 The Department of Labor and Employment allayed the fears of some Filipino workers that the recent win of U.S. president-elect Donald Trump will lead to mass displacement.

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No more ‘endo’ in 2017, DOLE chief tells Labor Summit

Published by rudy Date posted on November 11, 2016

Vina Araneta-Pilapil, ABS-CBN News, Nov 11 2016 09:57 PM DAVAO CITY- More than 500 representatives from labor groups and employers in Mindanao gathered at the Labor Summit in Davao City to discuss ways to end contractualization of labor.

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Trump outlines health plan, from Obamacare repeal to abortion

Published by rudy Date posted on November 11, 2016

by Zachary Tracer, November 11, 2016 President-elect Donald Trump outlined some pieces of his health-care program, largely following ideas he laid out during his campaign, from a repeal of Obamacare, his predecessor’s signature health law, to language indicating opposition to abortion.

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Telecommuting seen to help resolve traffic crisis

Published by rudy Date posted on November 11, 2016

By Louella Desiderio (The Philippine Star), November 11, 2016 MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) and the private sector have come up with a resolution and proposed an executive order (EO) for the use of telecommuting and other ICT-based tools to help address the country’s traffic problem.

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Trump win a threat to BPO industry

Published by rudy Date posted on November 10, 2016

Philippine Daily Inquirer, November 10, 2016 The Philippine business process outsourcing (BPO), a key pillar of the domestic economy, is seen at risk now that America has picked Donald Trump—who espouses US job protectionism—as its next president.

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How to prepare for our misogynist President

Published by rudy Date posted on November 10, 2016

By Kastalia Medrano, http://motto.time.com/4565567/donald-trump-women-election/?xid=time_socialflow_twitter This is what Donald Trump’s win means for women Perhaps because we as a nation spent so much of 2016 preoccupied with silly things, I think many of us were truly shocked by Donald Trump’s defeat of Hillary Clinton. The opportunity to elect the first woman to lead the free world…

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2 welder nabagsakan ng steel plate

Published by rudy Date posted on November 10, 2016

By Rossel Calderon, Abante, November 10, 2016 Aksidenteng nabagsakan ng ginagawa nilang steel plate ang dalawang welder kamakalawa dakong alas-nuwebe ng umaga sa Batangas City.

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The way we work is changing. This is what it could mean for you

Published by rudy Date posted on November 10, 2016

by Jacques Bughin, Director, Brussels office, McKinsey & Company; Laura Tyson, Professor, Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley, 10 November 2016 https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2016/11/the-way-we-work-is-changing-this-is-what-it-could-mean-for-you?utm_content=buffer055dc&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer Working full-time for a single employer is no longer the norm in advanced economies. Instead, millions of “independent workers” – self-employed, freelance, or temporary employees – sell their labor, services, and…

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