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Govt ramps up efforts against HIV

Published by rudy Date posted on December 6, 2016

AS HIV CASES HIT HIGHEST MONTHLY TOTAL SINCE JUNE 1984 BY MICAH YVANA M. VARDELEON, DECEMBER 6, 2016, Manila Times Department of Health (DOH) together with Department of Education (DepEd), non-governmental organizations, and private institutions used the occasion of World AIDS Day last Thursday to launch a multi-faceted effort to address the increase of HIV…

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Some candidates’ SALNs, SOCEs don’t add up — PCIJ

Published by rudy Date posted on December 6, 2016

By Karol Ilagan, Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism, December 6, 2016 IN AN increasingly gloomy world, it may be wise to choose the positive when presented with a myriad of possibilities. So when politicians plunk down considerable amounts of their own fortunes just to run for public office, perhaps it is really because they believe…

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DTI seeks to stop ‘5-6’ lending

Published by rudy Date posted on December 5, 2016

Starting 2017, the government will set aside P1 billion for lending to micro and small enterprises By Chrisee Dela Paz, Dec 5, 2016 MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) will set aside P1 billion starting next year to implement an alternative lending scheme with an estimated 2% interest rate for micro…

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Amazon Go reinvents grocery store: No lines, no cash

Published by rudy Date posted on December 5, 2016

by David Katzmaier, December 5, 2016 7:21 AM PST @dkatzmaier It may look like shoplifting, but it’s actually Amazon’s latest real-world shopping experiment. “Four years ago we started to wonder: what would shopping be like if you could just walk into a store, grab what you wanted, and just go.” That’s how a new video…

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Over 300 adolescents, OFWs contract HIV in four months

Published by rudy Date posted on December 5, 2016

By Mayen Jaymalin (The Philippine Star), December 5, 2016 MANILA, Philippines – More than 300 adolescents and overseas Filipino workers were infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in just four months, the Department of Health (DOH) reported yesterday.

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NTRC study shows Philippine auto excise tax lowest in Asean

Published by rudy Date posted on December 4, 2016

By Prinz Magtulis (The Philippine Star), December 4, 2016 “The Philippines imposes the lowest minimum rate of two percent on taxable motor vehicles compared with five or 10 percent in minimum tax rate in other member countries,” the state-led National Tax Research Center (NTRC) said.

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Malaysian firm bullish on P1.5-B Nueva Ecija IT hub

Published by rudy Date posted on December 4, 2016

By Philippine News Agency, December 4, 2016 A Malaysian conglomerate that bankrolled the P1.5-billion government center/information technology (IT) hub in Palayan City, Nueva Ecija is bullish over the prospects of a project amid fears it might fail due to its remote location and other constraints.

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Salaries up by P23-P29, workers call wage hike ‘loose change’

Published by rudy Date posted on December 3, 2016

Dec. 03, 2016 ZEA IO MING C. CAPISTRANO DAVAO CITY, Philippines – Two years after the last adjustment in the minimum wage in the region, workers will get a P23 to P29 minimum wage increase depending on the sector and industry effective December 16.

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WATCH: The Philippines and human trafficking

Published by rudy Date posted on December 3, 2016

ABS-CBN News, Dec 03 2016 06:06 AM, http://news.abs-cbn.com/video/news/12/02/16/watch-the-philippines-and-human-trafficking As a developing country, the Philippines is vulnerable to human trafficking. Problems connected with poverty force most Filipinos to seek jobs outside the country, forming a culture of migration that contributes to human trafficking.

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What to use: which or that?

Published by rudy Date posted on December 3, 2016

By Clare Dodd, 26 May 2015, http://wiki.d-addicts.com/Noble,_My_Love English books and pencils: which or that Which word should I use? Is it which or that? Both of these words are pronouns, and both are used to identify a person, place, thing or thought.

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Dec. 1, 2016 – Gender-based violence (GBV) messes with workers in many ways. An ITUC AP/Philippine affiliates survey in 2015 found that one-in-every-five workers had been victims of GBV (emotional/psychological, physical, sexual, harassment). In addition, one of every five workers had known someone else in the workplace who had been victimized. GBV caused workers being late for work or absent altogether. There were GBV deaths, too. One in two victims said violence had continued at or near the workplace. Abusers were husbands predominantly, wives at times, partners, boyfriends, girlfriends.

Published by rudy Date posted on December 3, 2016

Dec. 1, 2016 – GENDER-BASED  VIOLENCE (GBV) messes with workers in many ways. An ITUC AP/Philippine affiliates survey in 2015 found that one-in-every-five workers had been victims of GBV (emotional/psychological, physical, sexual, harassment).  In addition, one of every five workers had known someone else in the workplace who had been victimized.  GBV caused workers being…

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How to turn your Windows 7 laptop into a WiFi hotspot

Published by rudy Date posted on December 3, 2016

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Cases of violence vs Pinoy kids rising – study

Published by rudy Date posted on December 3, 2016

By Rainier Allan Ronda (The Philippine Star), December 3, 2016 MANILA, Philippines – Cases of violence against children in the Philippines are rampant, preliminary findings of the National Baseline Study on Violence Against Children (NBS-VAC) show.

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Online complaint system for traffic woes launched

Published by rudy Date posted on December 3, 2016

By Robertzon Ramirez (The Philippine Star), December 3, 2016 MANILA, Philippines – The Inter-Agency Council on Traffic (IACT) launched yesterday “I Will Act,” an online portal where motorists can report traffic concerns.

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Government embarks on ambitious jobs program

Published by rudy Date posted on December 3, 2016

By Richmond Mercurio (The Philippine Star), December 3, 2016 MANILA, Philippines – The Duterte administration will embark on an ambitious employment generation program to create 7.2 million new jobs until 2022, surpassing those achieved by the two previous administrations.

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Countries learn from PH on how to address human trafficking

Published by rudy Date posted on December 2, 2016

By KARINA V. CANEDO, December 02, 2016, Sun Star MORE and more delegations from other countries come to the Philippines to observe programs against trafficking in persons (TIP), Department of Justice undersecretary Erickson Balmes said.

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35% import tariff better than QR on rice, says PIDS

Published by rudy Date posted on December 2, 2016

By Czeriza Valencia (The Philippine Star), December 2, 2016 The study said opening the Philippine rice market to more imports would double the baseline importation level of 2.2. million tons to around 4.4 million tons in the succeeding years from the expiration of the QR in the middle part of 2017. This is because domestic…

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HIV/AIDS | Youth make up 85% of newly infected Pinoys – PLCPD

Published by rudy Date posted on December 2, 2016

By: Diego Mora, InterAksyon.com | Hannibal Talete, News5, December 2, 2016 MANILA, Philippines — (UPDATED W/VIDEO) The youth need to be more active in the war against HIV/AIDS since 85 percent of new infections in the country happen among Filipinos aged between 15 to 30, the Philippine Legislators Committee on Population and Development said.

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Gov’s aide shot dead by wife’s ‘lover’

Published by rudy Date posted on December 2, 2016

By Raymund Catindig (The Philippine Star), December 2, 2016 TUGUEGARAO, Philippines – The chief of staff of the governor of Apayao was shot dead, allegedly by the lover of his wife, at their home in Diadi, Nueva Vizcaya yesterday morning.

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Hurtful office rumor

Published by rudy Date posted on December 2, 2016

What to do when you’re the target of a by Emma Seppala, December 2, 2016, https://hbr.org/2016/12/what-to-do-when-youre-the-target-of-a-hurtful-office-rumor?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=harvardbiz When Caroline moved to a new city to take on a job at a company she was thrilled to join, she was surprised when she had a hard time building friendships and positive relationships with her colleagues. A few…

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The widows of duterte’s drug war

Published by rudy Date posted on December 1, 2016

As the death toll in the Philippines soars, those left behind confront a different life. by ANA P. SANTOS, DEC 1, 2016, http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2016/12/rodrigo-duterte-philippines-drugs-widow-human-rights/509030/?utm_source=atltw MANILA—On the morning of September 19, 18-year-old Brent Michael Bravo was on his way home from Manila’s Pasay City Hall, where he was being tried for illegal drug possession. He flagged down…

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27 of 1,316 Chinese ‘illegals’ in Clark flee from detention – BI

Published by rudy Date posted on December 1, 2016

Immigration says 57 escaped at dawn of Dec. 1 but 30 returned by afternoon By: Julie M. Aurelio @inquirerdotnet, Philippine Daily Inquirer, December 01, 2016 MANILA — Fifty-seven Chinese nationals who were among the 1,316 nabbed in Clark, Pampanga, for overstaying or working without permits, escaped from detention early Thursday amidst bribery allegations in exchange…

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Online “sextortion” is on the rise

Published by rudy Date posted on December 1, 2016

by By Josh Saul, December 1, 2016, Newsweek, http://europe.newsweek.com/sextortion-social-media-hacking-blackmail-527201?rm=eu He threatened women from his apartment. And from a burrito joint. He even did it from a Lowe’s hardware store. Ryan Vallee of New Hampshire, now 22, first targeted some of his high school classmates when he hacked into teenage girls’ email and social media accounts to…

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No more shame: Living with HIV in the Philippines

Published by rudy Date posted on December 1, 2016

By Laurindo Garcia, December 1, 2016, http://cnnphilippines.com/life/culture/2016/12/01/living-with-HIV-in-the-Philippines.html Manila (CNN Philippines Life) — For the last nine years, three tablets that I take every morning have kept me from dying. These anti-HIV tablets are life savers. While people are increasingly aware of HIV testing, surprisingly few know about HIV treatment or what happens after someone is…

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The most (and least) empathetic companies, 2016

Published by rudy Date posted on December 1, 2016

by Belinda Parmar, December 1, 2016, https://hbr.org/2016/12/the-most-and-least-empathetic-companies-2016?utm_campaign=harvardbiz&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social Empathy has never been in more explicit demand from corporate leaders — particularly after a divisive U.S. presidential election and amid continued economic uncertainty around the globe. As the newly released 2016 Empathy Index demonstrates, empathy, which is about understanding our emotional impact on others and making change…

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As TPP falters, China touts rival Asian trade pact

Published by rudy Date posted on December 1, 2016

Decisions are made by those who show up. As Donald Trump vows to abandon the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a deal aimed at curbing China’s trade dominance, the People’s Republic is wasting no time. It’s taking advantage with the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, a 16-nation trade agreement currently in talks. While many American leaders worry that RCEP…

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Poorer than their parents? A new perspective on income inequality

Published by rudy Date posted on December 1, 2016

By Richard Dobbs, Anu Madgavkar, James Manyika, Jonathan Woetzel, Jacques Bughin, Eric Labaye, and Pranav Kashyap The real incomes of about two-thirds of households in 25 advanced economies were flat or fell between 2005 and 2014. Without action, this phenomenon could have corrosive economic and social consequences.

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Asbestos: Still a global menace

Published by rudy Date posted on December 1, 2016

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Published by rudy Date posted on November 30, 2016

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