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DOLE: Compressed workweek not mandatory, should not diminish employees’ benefits

Published by rudy Date posted on December 3, 2019

By DONA MAGSINO,GMA News, 3 Dec 2019 Implementing a compressed workweek in the private sector is not mandatory and should not result in decreased benefits for the employees, according to the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) on Tuesday.

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Rice Tariffication Law worse than Yolanda, says rice farmers alliance

Published by rudy Date posted on November 18, 2019

with a report from Pia Gutierrez, ABS-CBN News, 18 Nov 2019 MANILA – The Rice Tariffication Law is worse than supertyphoon Yolanda in terms of its damage to the livelihood of rice farmers, an alliance of farmers organizations and advocates said on Monday.

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Phl wage growth slowest in ASEAN

Published by rudy Date posted on November 10, 2019

by Elfren S. Cruz (The Philippine Star), 10 Nov 2019 The Philippines has the slowest real wage growth among the major countries in ASEAN. One reason for this is that in other countries and World Bank economists, real wage growth translates to increase in purchasing power and a more equitable and prosperous economy. Here in…

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Philippine economy grows 6.2% in Q3 2019

Published by rudy Date posted on November 7, 2019

By: Ben O. de Vera, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 7 Nov 2019 MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine economy grew 6.2 percent year-on-year in the third quarter, the government reported Thursday.

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DTI: No hike in consumer prices till next year

Published by rudy Date posted on November 6, 2019

by Roy Stephen C. Canivel, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 6 Nov 2019 MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) on Tuesday said it told manufacturers not to further increase their suggested retail prices until the first quarter of next year.

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Inflation further slows to 0.8% in October 2019

Published by rudy Date posted on November 5, 2019

(UPDATED) Inflation in the Philippines is at its slowest pace in over 3 years by Ralf Rivas, 5 Nov 2019 MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – Prices of goods continued to rise at a desirable pace, with inflation clocking in at just 0.8% in October.

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Insults trigger Bulacan worker to ‘kill’ Taiwanese boss, say cops

Published by rudy Date posted on October 31, 2019

by Inquirer Central Luzon, 31 Oct 2019 MARILAO, Bulacan –– A 22-year-old worker here on Thursday surrendered to policemen after allegedly killing his Taiwanese employer, who reportedly berated and insulted him.

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Palay buying prices hit 8-year low; farmers getting restless

Published by rudy Date posted on October 24, 2019

By: Karl R. Ocampo, Philippine Daily Inquirer / 24 Oct 2019 Rosadilla Limbres has been planting palay for the past three decades in her hometown of Bukidnon, but she described the last three years as the hardest time she had in farming.

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HIV spread fastest in PH – study

Published by rudy Date posted on October 22, 2019

by Jovic Yee, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 22 Oct 2019 MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines has bucked the trend of a steady global decline in HIV cases, becoming the country with the “fastest growing epidemic” of the sexually transmitted infection, according to the Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS).

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Foreign groups see 700,000 job losses in CITIRA’s 1st year

Published by rudy Date posted on September 25, 2019

by Mary Grace Padin (The Philippine Star) – Sept 25, 2019 MANILA, Philippines — The proposed fiscal incentive system under the Corporate Income Tax and Incentive Rationalization Act (CITIRA) bill may lead to 703,000 job losses in the first year of its implementation, according to the Joint Foreign Chambers (JFC) of the Philippines.

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The climate crisis explained in 10 charts

Published by rudy Date posted on September 19, 2019

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Teachers get perks but no pay hike

Published by rudy Date posted on September 7, 2019

by Janvic Mateo (The Philippine Star), Sept 7, 2019 MANILA, Philippines — The government will give away free fries, discounted museum tickets, marked-down eyeglasses and various other perks to public and private school teachers during this Teachers’ Month amid a continuing clamor for substantial salary increase.

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Online lenders face jail term for shaming borrowers – NPC

Published by rudy Date posted on September 7, 2019

by Louella Desiderio, Rainier Allan Ronda with Rainier Allan Ronda (The Philippine Star), Sep 7, 2019 MANILA, Philippines — Officials of three online lending firms may face imprisonment and fines for alleged public shaming of borrowers, which is in violation of the Data Privacy Act of 2012, the National Privacy Commission (NPC) said.

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Inflation continued downtrend in August

Published by rudy Date posted on September 6, 2019

by Daxim L. Lucas, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Sept 6, 2019 Prices of basic goods and services rose at their slowest pace in almost three years in August as the effects of the Duterte administration’s anti-inflation measures—especially the controversial rice tariffication law —began to take root across the economy.

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IN CHARTS: Despite slower growth, employment improves in July 2019

Published by rudy Date posted on September 5, 2019

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DOLE admits having no data on contractual workers, fault in regularizing workers

Published by rudy Date posted on September 4, 2019

by Pathricia Ann V. Roxas, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Sep 4, 2019 MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) does not have clear data on the number of contractual or non-regular workers in the country as it admits having shortcomings in regularizing workers.

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Bello says gov’t lacks manpower to monitor Pogos, foreign workers

Published by rudy Date posted on September 4, 2019

by Daphne Galvez, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Sep 4, 2019 MANILA, Philippines — Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III admitted on Wednesday that the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) lacks manpower in monitoring all the foreign workers in the country, including those in the Philippine offshore gaming operator (Pogo) industry.

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SC junks petition on same-sex marriage

Published by rudy Date posted on September 4, 2019

by Dona Z. Pazzibugan, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Sep 4, 2019 MANILA, Philippines — While recognizing that same-sex couples have a right against discrimination, the Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed as “premature” a petition that seeks to legalize same-sex marriage, and castigated the petitioners for using the issue to pull a publicity stunt.

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Hotel, restaurant employees get 100% of service charge with new law

Published by rudy Date posted on August 13, 2019

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No settlement yet on tax perks vs rational incentives in tax reform part 2

Published by rudy Date posted on August 9, 2019

by Roy Stephen C. Canivel, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Aug 9, 2019 The second package of the Duterte administration’s tax reform program has a new name and, if conflicting proposals by two government agencies are settled, would have a new character, too. A new version of the second package, formerly called Tax Reform for Attracting Better…

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Philippine GDP growth still below target at 5.5% in Q2 2019

Published by rudy Date posted on August 8, 2019

(UPDATED) The Philippine government’s economic team must play catch up, as growth slows down again in the 2nd quarter of 2019 – the lowest in 17 quarters by Ralf Rivas, Rappler, Aug 8, 2019 MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – The impact of politicians bickering over the 2019 national budget lingers on, as the country’s gross domestic…

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Inflation cools to 2-year low 2.4% in July

Published by rudy Date posted on August 7, 2019

by Czeriza Valencia (The Philippine Star), Aug 7, 2019 MANILA, Philippines — Growth in consumer prices further eased to 2.4 percent in July, the slowest in two years, on the back of cheaper rice, fuel and utilities, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) said in a report yesterday.

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ILO: PH needs 9.5M jobs by 2030

Published by rudy Date posted on August 2, 2019

by (Philexport News and Features), Aug 2, 2019 THE Philippines has to take decisive action to prepare for the challenges that new forces—technology, climate change and demography—are bringing to the world of work, according to the head of the International Labor Organization (ILO)-Philippines.

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Robots to invade PH industries, but won’t be terminators—DTI

Published by rudy Date posted on July 25, 2019

by Roy Stephen C. Canivel, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Jul 25, 2019 The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is already preparing for the impact of automation on the Philippine labor force, anticipating a massive loss of jobs and finding ways to keep Filipinos employed amid fierce competition from robots.

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PSA report shows 127 listed targets under PDP unlikely to be met in 2022

Published by rudy Date posted on July 24, 2019

By Cai Ordinario, Businessmirror, Jul 24, 2019 The Philippines may not achieve 127 targets listed under the Philippine Development Plan (PDP) as of 2018, according to the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA).

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Pernia: Security of tenure bill must be fair to both employers, workers

Published by rudy Date posted on July 24, 2019

by Ben O. de Vera, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Jul 24, 2019 MANILA, Philippines – The country’s chief economist on Wednesday said the pending security of tenure bill awaiting President Duterte’s signature needed to be tweaked in order to be fair to both business and labor sectors.

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Review of rice tariff law pushed

Published by rudy Date posted on July 18, 2019

by Karl R. Ocampo, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Jul 18, 2019 Industry stakeholders are appealing to President Duterte to order a review of the rice import liberalization law after palay prices reached its breakeven point, leaving local rice producers without any profit.

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‘Right conditions’ necessary for next round of EU-Phl FTA talks

Published by rudy Date posted on July 12, 2019

by Louella Desiderio (The Philippine Star) – Jul 12, 2019 MANILA, Philippines — The next round of talks for a free trade agreement (FTA) with the Philippines would take place when the conditions are right as the country’s implementation of conventions on human rights, labor rights, environment as well as good governance are seen by…

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Inflation slows down to 2.7% in June 2019

Published by NTUCPHL Date posted on July 6, 2019

Inflation slows down to 2.7% in June 2019 (UPDATED) This is well within the government’s target and the lowest inflation rate since September 2017 Ralf Rivas Published: 9:03 AM July 5, 2019 Updated: 1:20 AM July 6, 2019 MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – After the slight increase in May, inflation slowed down to 2.7% in June,…

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Robots to take 20 million jobs, worsening inequality: study

Published by rudy Date posted on June 26, 2019

by Agence France-Presse, Jun 26, 2019 WASHINGTON, United States—Robots are expected to take over some 20 million manufacturing jobs worldwide by 2030, extending a trend of worsening social inequality while boosting overall economic output, a new study shows.

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