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‘Work-from-home’ plan for call center agents

August 31, 2009

MANILA, Philippines – Call center agents working the graveyard shift are no strangers to crime. Read the rest of this entry »

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Cebu is 4th best island in Asia for 2009

August 31, 2009

CEBU, Philippines — Cebu ranked no. 4 among Asian island destinations, according to Travel + Leisure magazine, which recently rleased the results of its World’s Best Awards 2009, a listing of the best hotels, airlines, cruises in islands and cities all over the world. Read the rest of this entry »

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Pinoys to contest UK rules on migrant carers

August 31, 2009

MANILA, Philippines — Are overseas migrant workers eligible to apply for permanent settlement after five years of continued stay in the United Kingdom even if there are gaps in their employment and stay in the UK due to changing UK migration policies? Read the rest of this entry »

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Lesbians given equal birth rights

August 31, 2009

Women in same-sex relationships can now register both their names on the birth certificate of a child conceived as a result of fertility treatment. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sykes Career Grand Prix

August 31, 2009

Sykes Job Fair September Schedules

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Worse than Gloria

August 31, 2009

It’s been on many people’s lips: “The way Manny Villar is buying up everyone and everything with his money in clearing his path to the presidency. He’ll be worse than Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo” who has bought with corruption money everything from elections and watchdogs, to police and AFP generals, princes of the Catholic Church and other Christian sects, US diplomats, poll surveys, media, NGOs, opposition politicians, ad nausea. Villar, who isn’t even in Malacañang yet, has been doing pretty much the same thing with much more gusto and vehemence than Gloria ever did before she was thrust to the top. Aside from spending what some estimate to be between P350 to P800 million on his media blitzes, Villar is also known to be spending even bigger amounts buying local and provincial politicians to his side, bringing his pre-election expenditure already in the billions. Read the rest of this entry »

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RP lags behind in global broadband speed test

August 31, 2009

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines ranks 72nd in the world in Internet connection speed, according to recent test results from speedtest.net. Read the rest of this entry »

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50,000 OFWs set to be hired in Guam

August 31, 2009

MANILA, Philippines – At least 50,000 Filipino construction and other skilled workers are set to be hired in Guam to construct a large military base in that US territory, the government said yesterday. Read the rest of this entry »

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Energy efficiency: clean energy’s less popular cousin

August 31, 2009

It was apparent from the Asian Clean Energy Forum (ACEF) held at the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the USAID sponsored Private Financing Investment Forum held in Manila during the same week last June 15-19, that energy efficiency is enjoying an increased attractiveness for investments, like its more popular cleantech cousin, renewable energy. More than 500 delegates from around the world, policy makers, government officials, investors, entrepreneurs, media, attended the event. ACEF was co-sponsored by ADB, USAID, AusAID, Japan ODA, and the Spanish, Swedish and Norwegian governments, as one prelude to the Copenhagen summit on climate change later this year. Read the rest of this entry »

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Manila among world’s cheapest cities–UBS

August 31, 2009

MANILA, Philippines—Manila is among the world’s cheapest cities but is also one of those that pay the lowest hourly wages, according to a study comparing the purchasing power of 73 cities around the globe. Read the rest of this entry »