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BNPP reopening sparks debate

Published by rudy Date posted on January 28, 2009

Proposals to re-open the mothballed Bataan Nuclear Power Plant has sparked anew debates regarding its safety, economic viability and sustainability issues.

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EU keeps CPP-NPA in list of terror groups worldwide

Published by rudy Date posted on January 28, 2009

BRUSSELS – The New People’s Army and the Communist Party of the Philippines, and 45 other organizations worldwide, remain on the European Union’s list of terrorist groups after the removal of The People’s Mujahideen of Iran on Monday.

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Chronic bitterness syndrome

Published by rudy Date posted on January 21, 2009

Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago is certainly sick.

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Rich not paying enough taxes, research firm says

Published by rudy Date posted on January 15, 2009

MOST of the rich Filipinos evade taxes, and many are members of civil society groups preaching compassion and demanding the rule of law, an official said yesterday.

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Ponencia

Published by rudy Date posted on January 15, 2009

Now we know: between associate justices endorsing a decision and the Chief Justice promulgating it lies Purgatory.

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12 simple things to reduce your carbon footprint

Published by rudy Date posted on January 11, 2009

The UNDP is the UN’s global development network, advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience, and resources to help people build a better life. In 2000, at the Millennium Summit, world leaders pledged to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which aim to cut poverty in half by 2015. The Country Director of…

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Karapatan

Published by rudy Date posted on December 31, 2008

by Honesto General from Philippine Daily Inquirer On Dec. 10, in observance of the 60th year of the of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the group Karapatan, at a news briefing in a Quezon City restaurant, presented a 32-page 2008 Human Rights Report, which was featured by the Philippine Daily Inquirer in a front-page…

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Winners, Lossers in Financial Crisis

Published by rudy Date posted on December 30, 2008

by Cris Evert Lato from Cebu Daily News CEBU CITY, Philippines – About 30 percent of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) are working in the United States, according to research group Ibon Foundation.

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A Puzzling Economy

Published by rudy Date posted on December 20, 2008

by Cielito Habito from Philippine Daily Inquirer MANILA, Philippines – Ever notice how our economy has been behaving strangely lately? The latest strange (but welcome) behavior is how job generation based on the last two quarterly Labor Force Surveys (July and October 2008) appeared healthy even in the face of the world economic slowdown that…

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IQ + EQ + group support = outlier

Published by rudy Date posted on December 15, 2008

I am a self-confessed fan of Malcolm Gladwell, author of the international bestsellers The Tipping Point and Blink. He is an exceptional journalist who writes for The New Yorker, and was formerly a business and science reporter at the The Washington Post. His celebrity status pushed Fast Company to label him “a rock star, a…

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Bloodied banking sector licks wounds after year of horror

Published by rudy Date posted on December 15, 2008

WASHINGTON, D.C.: Banks floundered, grabbed government lifelines, and failed in 2008 as the global financial crisis shredded their own vaunted reputations for security.

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Am I in trouble or in process?

Published by rudy Date posted on December 12, 2008

Like me, you could be one of many Filipinos currently facing a major problem, a crisis, or dilemma. You might be an employer now facing the difficult decision of having to let people go because you are out of business or out of a job.

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SWS: Self-rated poverty declines

Published by rudy Date posted on December 9, 2008

Fewer Filipino families now consider themselves poor, as self-rated poverty declined by seven percentage points in the latest survey of the Social Weather Stations (SWS).

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(REBEL WITHOUT A CLUE) Double-barreled

Published by rudy Date posted on December 2, 2008

by Patricia Evangelista from Inquirer MANILA, Philippines — There is a reason why traditional democratic discourse rejects active military involvement in politics, and stresses civilian supremacy. The reason is this: that violence, or the threat of violence, which the military utilizes in the enforcement of its goals, must be without bias in its service to…

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Japan in recession; Citi lays off 52,000

Published by rudy Date posted on November 18, 2008

by Reuters from Inquirer.net WASHINGTON — Japan on Monday became the latest major economy to fall into recession, and Citigroup said it would cut 52,000 jobs, one of the largest layoffs in history, adding to worries the global economic slump might deepen.

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Top 10 Tips for Digging Out of Debt

Published by rudy Date posted on November 15, 2008

Union Debt Help Paying off debt is a matter of making more money than you spend, and then allocating the extra funds to outstanding balances — easier said than done, right? To some it may be just that easy, but to most, debt is so common that it eventually becomes a way of life. In…

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UN: Financial meltdown will cost 20M their jobs

Published by rudy Date posted on October 20, 2008

by ALEXANDER G. HIGGINS Associated Press Writer from FindLaw GENEVA (AP) – The global financial crisis will add at least 20 million people to the world’s unemployed, bringing the total to 210 million by the end of next year, the U.N. labor agency said Monday. That will be the first time in a decade of…

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New polls on reproductive health

Published by rudy Date posted on October 18, 2008

by Mahar Mangahas from Philippine Daily Inquirer MANILA, Philippines—The third quarter 2008 Social Weather Survey, fielded Sept. 24-27, had two modules on the topic of reproductive health (RH), one module of three items done on SWS’ own initiative, and a second module of three items commissioned by the Forum for Family Planning and Development (FFPD),…

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A law against age discrimination

Published by rudy Date posted on September 16, 2008

by Ernesto F. Herrera from The Manila Times CAN age have something to do with one’s ability to do a job? I would have to say it could. But don’t get me wrong. I am not advocating age discrimination. I am in fact very much against it. But age can have a bearing in a…

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Panda wisdom

Published by rudy Date posted on September 12, 2008

Cito Beltran Philippine Star What you trained for all your life is not necessarily your destiny. This “gem” of a thought came to mind as I watched the animated movie “Kung Fu Panda”. I must confess that I am my daughter’s equal when it comes to being cartoon movie addicts. Perhaps I am a child…

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TUCP: Probe Hanjin accidents

Published by rudy Date posted on August 21, 2008

from The Manila Times The Senate and House committees on labor and employment should investigate “the unusually high incidence of accidental deaths” of building workers at the $1.6-billion shipyard project of Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction-Philippines Inc. in the Subic Bay Freeport Zone, a labor group official said Wednesday.

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Cut growth

Published by rudy Date posted on July 5, 2008

by Alex Magno from Philippine Star It’s pretty much like tearing off a limb to save one’s life. In the face of galloping inflation driven by unabated oil price increases, most economies have taken defensive measures by choosing to cut growth. The most obvious way of doing that is to raise interest rates. The European…

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Malaysian execs reject RP’s residency suggestion

Published by rudy Date posted on July 5, 2008

Asia News Network Inquirer.net KOTA KINABALU, Malaysia — A Philippines government suggestion that its citizens who have been in Sabah for a long time be accorded Malaysian permanent resident status has drawn opposition from state leaders. “Malaysia has its ways of dealing with illegal immigrants and as far as I know, this is not one…

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WTO: Why India and China Said No to U.S.

Published by rudy Date posted on July 3, 2008

by Bruce Einhorn and Mehul Srivastava from Business Week Trade talks broke down July 29 as India and China refused to bow to U.S. demands on agricultural subsidies It’s not often that China and India find themselves on the same side. They’re the world’s most populous countries and have two of the fastest-growing economies, but…

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