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PB member endorses PESO for towns, cities

April 7, 2006

A provincial board member would like to see leaders of towns and cities assist residents find work by putting up Public Employment and Service Offices in their respective areas. Read the rest of this entry »

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Index surges to highest level in nearly 7 years

April 7, 2006

Share prices rose for a third day, lifting the index to its highest close in almost seven years after the government said its deficit in the first quarter was probably lower than earlier forecast. Read the rest of this entry »

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Controlling elitism in higher education

April 7, 2006

Last week, an article at the New York Times reports efforts of Harvard to attract more low- and middle-income students by extending breaks for low-income parents. Harvard isn’t alone in trying to improve the social demographics of its student body. There are similar programs in Princeton, MIT, Stanford and Yale, among other Ivy League schools. It has become such that the NYT observed, the situation is turning into a financial aid arms race among the prestigious colleges. Read the rest of this entry »

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Workforce crisis

April 7, 2006

Filipinos worried about a looming crisis in public health care may find some comfort in the fact that the problem is global. The World Health Organization is dedicating the 56th World Health Day today to what it describes as “a growing health workforce crisis” in many parts of the world. Read the rest of this entry »

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ADB: No sharp growth for now

April 7, 2006

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) warned yesterday that there was virtually no chance for the Philippines to achieve dramatically higher economic growth in the short-term. Read the rest of this entry »

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‘One in four college grads to end up jobless’

April 7, 2006

One in four college students is likely to end up jobless after graduation, despite government assurances that lots of jobs exist, an independent research group reported yesterday. Read the rest of this entry »