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Nine brands achieve Superbrand status

May 31, 2010

MANILA, Philippines – Nine of the country’s strongest brands received the prestigious Superbrands status during the 2nd Superbrands Certificate Cocktail Presentation for Volume VI held last March at Zuni’s Restaurant in Greenbelt V, Makati. Read the rest of this entry »

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Comelec proclaims 28 winning party-list groups

May 31, 2010

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Monday proclaimed the 28 winning party-list organizations in the 2010 automated polls.

Comelec chairman Jose Melo, reading an en banc resolution, announced on Monday afternoon that the following party-list organizations will be awarded seats in the 15th House of Representatives: Read the rest of this entry »

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TUCP hits Malacañang for delays in wage hike for NCR

May 31, 2010

Saying it is almost a month since Labor Day, a moderate labor group questioned Malacañang Monday over the delay in granting a wage hike for laborers in Metro Manila. Read the rest of this entry »

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No child warriors in NPA, say Reds

May 31, 2010

MANILA, Philippines—The New People’s Army (NPA) does not recruit child warriors or brutalize children caught up in its struggle with government forces, a leader of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) on self-exile in the Netherlands said yesterday. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aquino urged to implement agrarian reform

May 31, 2010

REDISTRIBUTING property rights through agrarian reform is a key policy direction that should be taken by the new administration of President-apparent Benigno Aquino III to help the country adapt to climate change, experts on land and asset reform said at a recent conference. Read the rest of this entry »

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Experts pitch BNPP to Aquino

May 31, 2010

MORONG, Bataan—The incoming administration of President-apparent Benigno Aquino III should seriously consider the use of nuclear energy, including the opening of the Bataan Nuclear Power Plant (BNPP), nuclear power experts said at the weekend. They also think the government should make available the needed power supply amid the increasing energy shortage that has been causing hours-long brownouts all over the country. Read the rest of this entry »

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RP saves nuke meet from collapse, reaps praises

May 31, 2010

The Philippines saved the landmark nuclear review conference from collapse by putting forward a last-minute compromise formula after countries failed to reach an agreement on a number of issues in four weeks of intense, and sometimes heated negotiations in the United Nations. Read the rest of this entry »

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Make RP economy knowledge-based

May 31, 2010

The new president’s incoming administration must enact policies to enable the Philippines to have a knowledge-based economy, a step ahead from the service-based economy it is now developing into, according to XMG Global, a Canadian think-tank with an Asia Pacific office in Makati City. The new administration must also craft policies to strengthen the foundations of e-government in the country, with priority placed on online services, which meet basic social needs of Filipinos such as education and public health. Read the rest of this entry »

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1Q GDP seen as unsustainable

May 31, 2010

The country’s economic expansion during the first quarter—the highest in 30 years—is unsustainable because it depended solely on election spending, a former Cabinet secretary said. Benjamin Diokno, the former Budget secretary during the Estrada administration, said the better-than-expected growth the Philippines experienced during the first three months was not sustainable because it was mainly driven by election-related spending and because of base effects. Read the rest of this entry »

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Decent work for domestic workers: towards new international labour standards

May 31, 2010

Domestic work employs millions of workers, mostly women, around the world. The June 2010 session of the International Labour Conference will hold a first discussion on a new international labour standard for a domestic workforce that is growing worldwide. ILO Online spoke with Manuela Tomei, Director of the ILO’s Conditions of Work and Employment Programme, about working conditions of domestic workers, and how they can be improved. Read the rest of this entry »