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[OPINION] The future (2)

4 January, 2019 at 16:35

This is the conclusion of my column last week on technological advances we are seeing now, and what we will see in the coming years.

[OPINION] Coping with FIRe

12 December, 2018 at 10:00

I had the privilege to listen to Dr. Aniceto Orbeta of the Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS), the government think tank, when he made a presentation on Labor and Global Development…

Soon to be signed DOLE-Ecop pact seen...

12 December, 2018 at 08:00

The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) is aiming to double the count of regularized workers next year upon signing of a forthcoming memorandum of agreement…

While PH was sleeping, IT-BPM industry grew

7 December, 2018 at 13:00

Efrille goes back to her hometown in Bohol only twice a year—once for new year, and then in August for her daughter’s birthday.

[OPINION] Is manufacturing losing steam?

6 December, 2018 at 15:00

After averaging 7-8 percent annual growth over the last eight years, the manufacturing sector posted a lackluster growth rate of 4 percent in the third quarter (Q3).

BIR says health card premiums not taxable

3 December, 2018 at 13:00

The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) has clarified that health insurance premiums are not taxable.

[OPINION] Inflexible labor regulations have negative consequences

29 November, 2018 at 13:00

After more than two years in office, the Duterte administration has not fulfilled its promise to end contractualization. Reports indicate that there are an estimated 1.3 million Filipinos…

Study finds Philippines’ talent competitiveness eroded

21 November, 2018 at 13:20

The Philippines’ ability to develop, attract and retain highly skilled professionals worsened in 2018 due to a persistent job-skills mismatch despite increasing investments in education…

Trade dep’t makes pitch for TRABAHO bill...

31 October, 2018 at 08:00

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is hoping to reach a compromise with the Department of Finance (DoF) on provisions of the Tax Reform for Attracting Better and High-quality Opportunities (TRABAHO) Bill…

TRABAHO Bill could cut apparel work force...

23 October, 2018 at 17:00

Apparel exporters said layoffs in the industry could amount to 40% of the workforce if investment incentives are rationalized under the Tax Reform for Attracting Better and Higher-Quality Opportunities bill.

[OPINION] Our two economic legs

11 October, 2018 at 13:19

Our economy has been standing precariously on two legs all these many decades — OFW remittances and BPO earnings. Both have provided jobs to Filipinos many of whom would otherwise be jobless.

As is, ‘Trabaho’ bill could cause 30,000...

11 October, 2018 at 10:28

Manufacturers in the Subic Bay Freeport Zone may be forced to lay off at least 30,000 workers to survive the rationalization of tax incentives under the current version of the Trabaho bill.

‘Trabaho’ bill to stem job generation in...

10 October, 2018 at 16:05

The latest tax reform bill championed by the country’s economic managers could result in tepid hiring of new workers in the business process outsourcing (BPO) industry by the year 2022—or just 300,000 vacancies…

Chambers flag risk from contracting ban

5 October, 2018 at 11:23

Local and foreign business groups voiced their opposition to a legislative measure backed by President Rodrigo R. Duterte that bans project and seasonal employment schemes…

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