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Skyway workers lose battle to keep jobs

January 26, 2008

Employees of the Philippine National Construction Corp. (PNCC) lost a legal battle to prevent Citra Metro Manila Tollways Corp. from taking over the Skyway operations. Read the rest of this entry »

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TUCP backs P2-B safety net for workers

January 21, 2008

The country’s largest labor group will support the Senate ratification of the proposed Japan-Philippines Economic Partnership Agreement (JPEPA), provided the government agrees to establish a P2-billion safety net for workers who may be dislocated by the freer entry here of Japanese merchandise. Read the rest of this entry »

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TUCP seeks P2-B emergency fund if JPEPA ratified

January 20, 2008

The country’s largest labor union sought yesterday a P2-billion emergency fund for workers likely to be displaced when the Japan-Philippines Economic Partnership Agreement (JPEPA) takes effect. Read the rest of this entry »

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Lagen, Miniloc resorts win world’s green vote

January 19, 2008

A PRESTIGIOUS international magazine has listed two Palawan resorts among the 20 most eco-sensitive hotels in the world. Read the rest of this entry »

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Religious leaders most trusted, politicians least trusted, says study

January 18, 2008

FILIPINOS trust their religious leaders more than politicians and would probably elect them. Read the rest of this entry »

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Filipinos have low financial IQ, says Citibank

January 18, 2008

FILIPINOS are not financially savvy enough to help them tide over rough times and plan for a comfortable retirement, a survey by Citibank N.A. showed. Read the rest of this entry »

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Pinoys waste P22 M worth of rice every day – study

January 18, 2008

BAGUIO CITY – Filipinos are big “rice wasters.”

The National Food Authority (NFA) said at least 25,000 sacks of rice amounting to about P22 million are wasted daily. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dating in the workplace

January 17, 2008

I HAVE heard countless times about couples who met in the workplace. Some relationships headed for the altar, a few lasted only briefly as their careers. I don’t know if there are sure-fire rules, but what I know is, when you are dating someone from work, always practice discretion. No playing footsies in the conference room, or getting caught kissing in the pantry. That’s just a no-no and devoid of proper and professional decorum. Read the rest of this entry »

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RP dropped from list of world democracies

January 17, 2008

WASHINGTON – The Philippines was one of three countries relegated by a private democracy watchdog organization from a list of totally free countries to partly free. Read the rest of this entry »

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QC ranks among top 10 Asian cities, No. 1 in RP

January 17, 2008

Quezon City has joined the ranks of Hong Kong, Singapore and Taipei as one of the Top 10 Asian Cities of the Future. Read the rest of this entry »