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December 31, 2018 6:24 AM Senator Joel Villanueva's New Year message

The New Year marks a fresh start to do life-changing leaps not only for ourselves but also for our fellow countrymen. This past year has been filled with challenges that tested our resilience and resolve as Filipino people. Unemployment, job generation, labor abuses --these are just some of the pressing issues that we will continue to address as we head on to a full new year brimming 89

December 5, 2018 4:11 AM Unemployment inches up in October 2018

While unemployment slightly rises in October 2018, underemployment or the number of people looking for additional jobs goes down According to the PSA's Labor Force Survey (LFS), the country's unemployment rate inched up to 5.1%, slightly higher than the recorded 5% in October 2017. Meanwhile, the underemployment rate or the number of people who have jobs but expressed 80

June 7, 2018 4:24 PM America’s best cities 2018 ranked

New Yorkers be proud: the Big Apple has been named the best city in America for 2018. For the latest ranking from Resonance Consultancy, America’s biggest cities were scored across six broad metrics and 28 subcategories. The overall themes include place (crime rate, air quality, weather); product (attractions and infrastructure, museums, sports teams 21

June 4, 2018 9:30 PM KMU: Does China have an unemployment problem?

The militant labor group Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU) urged the Department of Labor and Employment (Dole) on Monday to restrict the issuance of working visas to foreigners, especially Chinese nationals, because this would worsen the country’s unemployment. Samuel Malunes, KMU deputy secretary general, said Dole should be more circumspect in issuing working 15

May 31, 2018 3:14 AM Trump planning tariffs on European steel, aluminum

This combination of file pictures created on May 8, 2017 shows, French president Emmanuel Macron (left) on May 8, 2017; and United States President Donald Trump speaking at the White House on May 4, 2017 in Washington, DC. (AFP PHOTO / STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN AND MANDEL NGAN) WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s administration is planning to impose tariffs 34

May 16, 2018 10:18 AM Senate OKs bill seeking to support innovative startups

The Senate on Wednesday passed on third and final reading a measure that seeks to support innovative startups through financial subsidies like tax breaks and grants, easier business registration, technical assistance and training programs. Authored by Sen. Paolo Benigno “Bam” Aquino IV, Senate Bill No. 1532 was approved with 18 affirmative votes, no negative 34

May 2, 2018 3:47 AM Palace: Gov’t remains committed to address employment issues

Malacañang on Wednesday assured the public that the government is addressing labor issues in the Philippines after a report showed an increased number of underemployed and part-time workers under the Duterte administration. Citing latest official labor force data, think tank Ibon Foundation said the number of underemployed Filipinos grew by 1.1 million 18

April 29, 2018 8:09 AM Poland looks east to plug manpower gap

WARSAW - From behind the wheel of his new Mercedes, a Polish entrepreneur eyes the bus in front of him. It features an ad from an employment agency boasting "Builders, welders: workers from Ukraine and Bangladesh". Speaking of the Warsaw logistics company he manages, the entrepreneur tells AFP: "Right now we mostly take on Ukrainians and some Belarussians 56

March 16, 2018 12:25 PM 600 Miascor workers in Cebu staring at unemployment

CEBU CITY—Around 600 employees of aviation service provider Miascor are in danger of losing their jobs after the private operator of the Mactan Cebu International Airport (MCIA) decided not to push through with hiring the firm starting May this year. They have been given until midnight of May 24, 2018 to vacate all the spaces they are occupying at the MCIA after 62

October 25, 2017 12:25 PM Duterte supporters are not fanatics, says author

'Populist supporters negotiate their support with the president every single time, every day. It's not like they are fanatics' MANILA, Philippines – The country seemed to have found a salvation in the powerful persona that was the popular president Rodrigo Duterte. However, fanaticism is not the word fit to describe the massive adoration the Filipino 67