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TiSA: Trade in Services Agreement is bad news for workers and communities

Published by rudy Date posted on November 10, 2016

10 November 2016, http://www.ituc-csi.org/tisa-trade-in-services-agreement As trade negotiators representing 50 countries meet behind closed doors to try and finalise the Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA) before the end of the year, the ITUC has released a new analysis of leaked information about the deal “All about TiSA: Everything you didn’t know about the Trade in Services…

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Dalawa nangisay sa NE

Published by rudy Date posted on November 9, 2016

By Jojo de Guzman, Abante, October 9, 2016 TALAVERA, Nueva Ecija — Dalawa ang nasawi makaraang makur­yente habang abalang nag-aayos ng grounding sa loob ng power plant sub-station sa Purok 6, Brgy. Bakal 2 sa bayang ito noong Biyernes ng hatinggabi.

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The economic consequences of Donald Trump

Published by rudy Date posted on November 9, 2016

Nov 9th 2016, 13:39 BY R.A. | WASHINGTON Timekeeper FROM late January, Donald Trump will have all the authority of the American executive, and the support of a unified Republican Congress, behind him. He will, therefore, be in a position to deliver profound and lasting change. The near-term economic effect of a Trump presidency is…

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How Donald Trump courted white Americans to victory

Published by rudy Date posted on November 9, 2016

BY MATTHEW COOPER, 11/9/16, http://www.newsweek.com/2016/11/18/donald-trump-white-working-class-voters-election-2016-519095.html

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Companies are demanding more productivity. But overworked employees are not the answer

Published by rudy Date posted on November 8, 2016

Written by Toshinobu Kasai, Managing Director and Country Head, JLL, 8 November 2016 By 2030, according to UN data, one-fifth of us will be over the age of 60. As the labour pool shrinks, the stress of overtime work is affecting many employees, both in the developed and developing world, leading to a deterioration of…

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Mobius: Duterte’s ‘pivot’ good for PH economy

Published by rudy Date posted on November 8, 2016

ABS-CBN News, Nov 08 2016 MANILA – Templeton Emerging Markets Fund Group Executive Chairman Mark Mobius on Monday said the Philippines would need to beef up on its infrastructure and China might be of big help.

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DZBB trabaho negosyo fair, December 1-2, 2016, Starmall Alabang

Published by rudy Date posted on November 8, 2016
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OPEC raises oil-demand forecast on outlook for cheaper crude

Published by rudy Date posted on November 8, 2016

by Sam Wilkin @MrSamWilkin, November 8, 2016 OPEC raised its forecast for global oil demand next year and through the end of the decade, anticipating that cheaper crude will spur consumption even as economic growth slows.

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PHL makes ‘progress’ on safety nets led by CCT, health — ADB

Published by rudy Date posted on November 8, 2016

Businessworld, November 08, 2016 THE Philippines has made “progress” in upgrading its social safety nets, particularly for the poor and the elderly, led by key programs such as Conditional Cash Transfers and expanded health insurance coverage, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) said.

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Oil demand won’t peak before 2040, despite Paris deal: IEA

Published by rudy Date posted on November 8, 2016

By Amanda Cooper, http://www.reuters.com/article/us-oil-outlook-iea-idUSKBN13B0OP?feedType=RSS&feedName=topNews&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=Social The International Energy Agency expects global oil consumption to peak no sooner than 2040, leaving its long-term forecasts for supply and demand unchanged despite the 2015 Paris Climate Change Agreement entering into force.

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Call for solidarity action: Sign-up petition on accident at Tampaco Foils Ltd, Bangladesh

Published by rudy Date posted on November 8, 2016

BFTUC Call for Solidarity Action Dear Colleagues / friends, You all aware that, 42 people lost their lives due to a tragic fire accident at Tampaco Foils Limited on 10 September 2016. 40 workers were injured seriously and 10 workers are still missing.

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Nov. 8, 2016 – Workers putting up the electrical connections and lamp posts along C. P. Garcia St. in Diliman, Quezon City, National Capital Region (NCR), have no rudiments of personal protective equipment. Some are barefoot! All are in ordinary street clothes, no work clothes, no work gloves, no safety hats, no nothing …

Published by rudy Date posted on November 8, 2016
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‘Traffic control measures not feasible’

Published by rudy Date posted on November 7, 2016

By Paolo Romero (The Philippine Star), November 7, 2016 MANILA, Philippines – Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade will have to come up with better plans to address the worsening traffic crisis in the country than the ones he presented to Congress in asking for emergency powers for President Duterte, Sen. Grace Poe said yesterday.

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DOLE may adopt ECOP’s middle ground on ‘endo’

Published by rudy Date posted on November 7, 2016

By Mayen Jaymalin (The Philippine Star), November 7, 2016 MANILA, Philippines – On the problematic employment scheme called “endo,” “win-win solution” is out; “middle ground” advocacy is in.

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Child labor remains alarming – DOLE

Published by rudy Date posted on November 7, 2016

BY WILLIAM DEPASUPIL, TMT, NOVEMBER 7, 2016, Manila Times DESPITE significant progress in eliminating the worse forms of child labor in the country, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has admitted that the problem remains alarming and far from over as there are still more than 2 million child laborers in the Philippine workforce.

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PH lags Asean in healthcare spending

Published by rudy Date posted on November 7, 2016

By: Amy R. Remo / @inquirerdotnet, November 07, 2016 The Philippines continues to lag behind its neighbors in Asean in terms of per capita spending on healthcare, due largely to the lack of accessibility to and affordability of medical services in the country.

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Published by rudy Date posted on November 6, 2016

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Kagawad nadulas, napakapit sa buhay na kawad

Published by rudy Date posted on November 6, 2016

By Jojo de ­Guzman, Abante, November 6, 2016 JAEN, Nueva Ecija — Nasawi ang isang barangay kagawad nang mabagok ang ulo sa sementadong lansangan makaraang madupilas sa mataas na hagdan at napahawak sa live wire habang tumutulong sa pagsasaa­yos ng street lights sa Brgy. Sto. Tomas South dito noong Biyernes ng hapon.

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Gov’t: Cell towers, frequencies to blame for slow Internet

Published by rudy Date posted on November 5, 2016

By Claire Jiao, CNN Philippines, November 5, 2016 Metro Manila (CNN Philippines) — Internet in the Philippines is slow because there aren’t enough cell towers in the country and frequencies are poorly allocated to telco companies, a Cabinet official has said.

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Justice for Kentex workers and other victims of workplace accidents!

Published by rudy Date posted on November 4, 2016

Graft, reckless imprudence cases filed vs. Rex Gatchalian over Kentex fire Published October 19, 2016 4:43pm Updated October 19, 2016 6:59pm By XIANNE ARCANGEL, GMA News The Office of the Ombudsman has filed cases of graft and reckless imprudence resulting to multiple homicide and multiple physical injuries against Valenzuela City Mayor Rex Gatchalian in connection with the 2015…

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INFOGRAPHIC: What workplace perks do job seekers want?

Published by rudy Date posted on November 4, 2016

Purpose-driven work and non-traditional workspaces are now some of the most sought-after features in a job

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Dangers in removing rice import restrictions

Published by rudy Date posted on November 4, 2016

By Leonardo Q. Montemayor, William D. Dar and Ruben D. Torres* The multi-billion-peso rice industry is a major source of employment, income and nutrition for Filipinos. It consists of some 2.5 million small farmers plus several hundred thousand farm laborers and others engaged in the supply of farm inputs and machinery, milling/processing, warehousing, transport, other…

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Humans aren’t just changing the climate. We’re changing ‘life itself’. It’s not just about us.

Published by rudy Date posted on November 3, 2016

by Eric Roston, November 16, 2016 The earth has warmed barely a single degree Celsius, and yet virtually no place on the planet is unaffected by climate change. That’s the conclusion of both a new study published in the journal Science and a popular-science book out this week, The Unnatural World, by David Biello, the…

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PH still leads Asian countries in closing gender gap; 7th in world

Published by rudy Date posted on November 3, 2016

ABS-CBN News, Nov 03 2016 MANILA – The Philippines has maintained its position as the lead Asian country in closing the gender gap, according to the 2016 Global Gender Gap Index (GGI) report released by the World Economic Forum.

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Good news for defaulting credit card holders

Published by rudy Date posted on November 3, 2016

By: Francis Ed Lim / @inquirerdotnetPhilippine Daily Inquirer / November 03, 2016 (Last of four parts) If you are a credit card holder but find it difficult to pay your credit card liabilities as they fall due, is it the end of the world for you? Absolutely not. Not known to everybody, the Financial Rehabilitation…

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Child labor still persists

Published by rudy Date posted on November 3, 2016

By KARINA V. CANEDO, Sunstar, November 03, 2016 IT IS NOT a secret that every parent wants their children to live a carefree life, a life well provided with necessary things like clothes education and food, but to some, especially in poor areas where the idealist ideas of family are taboo, some parents are not…

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50% of PHL kasambahay are not given 13th month pay

Published by rudy Date posted on November 3, 2016

Published November 3, 2016 10:42pm A labor group reported that 50 percent of domestic workers are not given the thirteen month pay due them by their employers.

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Rent, utility costs more worrisome to IT-BPM sector

Published by rudy Date posted on November 2, 2016

By Richmond Mercurio (The Philippine Star), November 2, 2016 Property consultancy firm Colliers International in a recent report said office rental rates, internet costs, and electricity prices are more likely to be considered as threats that could hamper growth in IT-BPM and office demand. MANILA, Philippines – President Duterte’s anti-US stance is the least of…

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Tourism reliant on contractual, project-based workers

Published by rudy Date posted on November 2, 2016

By Czeriza Valencia (The Philippine Star), November 2, 2016 MANILA, Philippines – Tourism – one of the key industries in the country with strong employment generation potential – still relies heavily on contractual and project-based workers, according to an industry profile released by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA).

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Age discrimination is starting to hit workers in their 40s

Published by rudy Date posted on November 2, 2016

Jake Novak| @jakejakeny, 2 Nov 2016 You know all those workplace health programs where your employer gives you some kind of incentive to take a “wellness test,” or join a gym with a company discount? We’ve been told for years that these programs are meant to encourage healthier lifestyles in and out of work and…

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