BI agents banned from conducting operations this Christmas

December 16, 2010 1:27 am· Comments Off on BI agents banned from conducting operations this Christmas 

MANILA, Dec. 15 – In a bid to prevent unscrupulous personnel from using the holidays to harass suspected illegal aliens, the Bureau of Immigration (BI) is banning its intelligence agents from conducting operations during the Christmas season.

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POEA opens kiosks in SM malls to facilitate faster processing of exit permit

December 16, 2010 1:27 am· Comments Off on POEA opens kiosks in SM malls to facilitate faster processing of exit permit 

MANILA, Dec. 15 — Returning overseas Filipino workers can now go to SM Malls in Manila for faster processing of their work documents, POEA Administrator Jennifer Jardin-Manalili said.

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Phl, other Asian workers positive despite post-recession wage drop

December 16, 2010 1:27 am· Comments Off on Phl, other Asian workers positive despite post-recession wage drop 

By Mediatrix P. Cristobal

MANILA, Dec. 15 — The Philippines and other Asian countries continue to experience slow but steady wage growth than any other countries in the world despite the negative effects of the worldwide financial and economic crisis in 2008 and 2009, according to a new report by the International Labor Office (ILO).

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Aquino cites indomitable and unrelenting spirit of Mangyans

December 16, 2010 1:27 am· Comments Off on Aquino cites indomitable and unrelenting spirit of Mangyans 

MAGSAYSAY, Occidental Mindoro, Dec. 15 — President Benigno S. Aquino III cited the Mangyan’s indomitable and unrelenting spirit in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds to achieve their life-long dream to finally call the land they till and live their very own.

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Employment rate unchanged, now more unemployed males than females — NSO

December 16, 2010 1:27 am· Comments Off on Employment rate unchanged, now more unemployed males than females — NSO 

MANILA, Dec. 15 — The latest Labor Force Survey (LFS) showed there are more jobless male in their productive years than their female counterpart, partly making up the the 7.1 percent of the surveyed unemployed Filipinos in October.

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CA confirms appointments of four P-Noy Cabinet members

December 16, 2010 1:27 am· Comments Off on CA confirms appointments of four P-Noy Cabinet members 

MANILA, Dec. 15 – The powerful Commission on Appointments (CA) confirmed at the plenary session on Wednesday the appointments of four Cabinet members of President Benigno S. Aquino III.

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FPI calls for P500M budget to acquire smuggled goods

December 16, 2010 1:27 am· Comments Off on FPI calls for P500M budget to acquire smuggled goods 

Manila, Dec. 15 — The Federation of Philippine Industries (FPI) has asked Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile to move for the allocation of at least P500 million in the 2011 budget that will be used as revolving fund in acquiring grossly undervalued imported goods.

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Palace assures the safety of churchgoers for Simbang Gabi

December 16, 2010 1:27 am· Comments Off on Palace assures the safety of churchgoers for Simbang Gabi 

MANILA, Dec. 15 — With Christmas just 10 days away and the traditional Simbang Gabi to begin Thursday at 4 a.m. Malacanang assured church goers Wednesday that police precincts will be manned by two desk officers while foot patrols will be around churches to ensure the safety of church goers.

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Another kidnap victim released in Basilan

December 16, 2010 1:27 am· Comments Off on Another kidnap victim released in Basilan 

MANILA, Dec. 15 – Another kidnap victim was released in Basilan province on Monday night, after almost a month under the captivity of suspected Abu Sayyaf bandits.

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Employed Filipinos hit 36.5M in October

December 16, 2010 1:27 am· Comments Off on Employed Filipinos hit 36.5M in October 

MANILA, Dec. 15 — The number of employed Filipinos in October was estimated at 36.5 million, mostly from the services sector, according to the National Statistics Office (NSO).

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