Philippines Report
Prepare workers for ‘jobs of the future,’ gov’t urged

Prepare workers for ‘jobs of the future,’ gov’t urged

With the Philippines having among the highest jobless rates in Asia due to prolonged quarantine and the pandemic-induced economic slump, the state-run think tank Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS) has urged policymakers to nurture a healthy and resilient workforce [...]

October 16, 2021 News
Ravenas hoop it up in Japan

Ravenas hoop it up in Japan

The Ravena brothers are enjoying life in Japan even as they miss family, loved ones and home with Kiefer and Thirdy focused on making an impact in the B.League as Asian basketball imports. They live about a two-hour drive away [...]

October 16, 2021 Sports
India fears Taliban fallout in Kashmir

India fears Taliban fallout in Kashmir

As Prime Minister Narendra Modi set out his Taliban worries to world leaders this week, Indian forces staged raids and battled Kashmir militants who he fears could be emboldened by the Islamists’ victory in Afghanistan. Kashmir rebel shootings of civilians [...]

October 16, 2021 News
BSP bills rate decline

BSP bills rate decline

The average interest rate of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) securities dropped to 1.7764 percent during Friday’s (Oct. 15) auction, while demand continued to be strong, according to BSP Deputy Governor Francisco G. Dakila Jr. The BSP offered P100 [...]

October 16, 2021 Business
40% chance of Sara running as president

40% chance of Sara running as president – Bato

Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio could be close to a tipping point in deciding whether or not to run for president in next year’s elections amid the prodding of her supporters to join the race, Sen. Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa [...]

October 16, 2021 Headlines, Politics
Public warned against use of illegal transmitters

Public warned against use of illegal transmitters

Globe Telecom warned the public against the use of illegal signal boosters/repeaters, cellular signal blockers and jammers, saying these caused network disruptions and even loss of cell phone signals. In a statement welcoming government efforts to run after portable text [...]

October 15, 2021 Technology
CSC warns gov’t workers against engaging in political activities

CSC warns gov’t workers against engaging in political activities

The Civil Service Commission (CSC) has warned that it will impose sanctions on government workers who engage in partisan political activities. CSC Commissioner Aileen Lizada cited Joint Circular 001, which was crafted by the CSC and the Commission on Elections [...]

October 15, 2021 News
Cargo deluge tests Ohio airport amid US shipping snarls

Cargo deluge tests Ohio airport amid US shipping snarls

After months of managing increased demand, officials at Rickenbacker International Airport in the United States realized this spring that they were too strained to accept all new business. “There are actually flights being turned away only because we want to [...]

October 15, 2021 Business
Workers must get 13th month pay, Palace reminds

Workers must get 13th month pay, Palace reminds

Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque reminded companies Thursday, Oct. 14 that there are no exceptions when it comes to releasing 13th month pay to employees, even amid the protracted coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. “Ang sagot po ay hindi dahil yan po [...]

October 15, 2021 Business
Comelec earmarks P864 million for vote counting machines

Comelec earmarks P864 million for vote counting machines

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has increased its budget for the lease of 10,000 additional vote counting machines (VCMs) for use in the 2022 polls by at least P263.520 million, more than a month after it declared a failure of [...]

October 15, 2021 Headlines