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UK body confers outsourcing award to PHL

October 31, 2010

The Philippines is an “abundant graduate workforce” that makes it a “veritable offshore giant for the UK BPO market,” a UK-based outsourcing trade association said when it gave the Offshoring Destination of the Year Award to the country for the third time. Read the rest of this entry »

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Japanese premier vows to help RP nurses, road users

October 31, 2010

HANOI, Vietnam – Philippine road users and nurses stand to benefit from assistance from Japan following talks between President Benigno Aquino III and Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan during the 17th summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations. Read the rest of this entry »

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Asia-Pacific most prone to natural disasters but unprepared—UN report

October 31, 2010

INCHEON, South Korea—Countries in Asia and the Pacific are more prone to natural disasters than those in other parts of the world, with people in the region four times more likely to be affected by natural catastrophe than those in Africa and 25 times more vulnerable than Europeans or North Americans, a United Nations report released last week shows. Read the rest of this entry »

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Double-digit import growth to continue until year-end–Neda

October 31, 2010

DESPITE the slowdown in main export markets like the United States and Japan, the National Economic and Development Authority (Neda) is confident that hitting double-digit import growth will continue for the rest of the year. Read the rest of this entry »

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Ecozones register $30.3B in 3 quarters, up by 29%

October 31, 2010

DOLLAR earnings raked in by exporters in the different economic zones (Ecozones) in the country jumped by 28.96 percent in the first three quarters of the year to $30.275 billion. Read the rest of this entry »

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Coed accuses Bocaue college principal of sexually abusing her

October 31, 2010

BOCAUE, Bulacan —The principal of the night shift high school department of a college school here will spend All Saints’ Day behind bars after police arrested him when an 18 years old female student accused him of allegedly sexually molesting her. Read the rest of this entry »

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Zambo DILG official faces sexual harassment charges

October 31, 2010

A HIGH ranking official of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) has been charged with sexual harassment at the Sandiganbayan’s third division. Read the rest of this entry »

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‘Ghost families’ exorcised from CCT —Palace

October 31, 2010

The Palace claimed yesterday that the Aquino administration had exorcised the controversial P21-billion conditional cash transfer (CCT) program of so-called ghost-family recipients and that beneficiaries in the program are guaranteed to be among the poorest of the Filipino poor while expressing confidence yesterday Social Welfare Secretary Corazon “Dinky” Soliman, who will implement the program, will hurdle the confirmation process in the powerful Commission on Appointments (CA). Read the rest of this entry »

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Emotional intelligence key to performance, study says

October 31, 2010

NEW YORK — Measuring the emotional intelligence of employees, from their ability to read body language to controlling frustration, could be good for business, according to a new study. Read the rest of this entry »

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Senators eye eligibility for contractual workers

October 31, 2010

With the tenure of non-career executive service officials expiring on Sunday, six senators seek granting civil service eligibility to temporary government workers. Read the rest of this entry »