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Demand for construction-related jobs soars

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 17 April) – Demand for construction-related jobs has increased due to the boom in real estate business, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) in Davao Region said Monday. DOLE XI said such jobs have so far topped the list of domestic jobs to be offered during the two-day Labor Day […] The post Demand for construction-related jobs soars appeared first on MindaNews......»»

Category: newsSource: mindanews mindanewsApr 17th, 2018

ICC to inquire on raps vs Rody

ROQUE: MERE PROCESS TO DETERMINE BASIS President Duterte intends to defend himself, “if need be,” on the crimes against humanity charges that his opponents filed against him before The Hague-based International Criminal Court (ICC), presidential spokesman Harry Roque said yesterday. Roque, an international law expert, explained that the ICC’s recognition was simply a proceeding to determine if the case has basis to proceed or not.Roque said Malacañang has received ICC’s notice for a “preliminary examination” on the complaints filed by the lawyer of self-confessed Davao Death Squad (DDS) assassin Edgar Matobato, who is under the care of Duterte’s chief critic Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV.Roque said the 72-year-old Chief Executive is ready to submit himself before the proceedings once he is summoned to The Hague.“The President and I met about this extensively for two hours last night. The President welcomes the preliminary examination because he is sick and tired of being accused,” Roque told reporters. “Obviously, this is intended to embarrass the president. They will fail. The President said that if need be, he will argue his case before the ICC,” he added.Matobato’s counsel Jude Sabio, in April last year, submitted to the ICC a petition against Mr. Duterte on the basis of his apparent admission of “killing” suspected drug traffickers and criminals in Davao City when he was still its Mayor.By June, Trillanes and Magdalo Partylist Rep. Gary Alejano filed a supplemental complaint against the Chief Executive also at the ICC. The complaint is based on the series of extrajudicial killings attributed to the Duterte administration’s narcotics crackdown.Sabio, in a text message, claimed that the given development is already a victory on their end.“I feel so elated and vindicated. Finally, Mr. Duterte and his cohorts will face criminal investigation by the ICC prosecutor as a prelude to formal criminal investigation,” Sabio said. “It is a huge triumph toward justice. Duterte’s system of death squad killings that he continued in his war on drugs will be investigated and hopefully an arrest warrant will be issued against him and justice will be done,” he added.“I am confident that, based on my communication, as well as that of Sen. Trillanes’ and (Magdalo) Rep. (Gary) Alejano’s, we will hurdle this first big step, and hopefully a warrant of arrest will be issued soon by the ICC against Duterte and his cohorts,” he added. Critics overjoyedTrillanes, for his part, claimed that the ICC’s recognition of their complaint should remind Mr. Duterte that he is not above the law.“This development should jolt Duterte into realizing that he is not above the law. More importantly, this is the first step for the victims’ families’ quest for justice,” the senator said.But Roque said Trillanes and his group should not celebrate yet.“No one should claim victory… If they think the President has been indicted, they are so wrong,” he said.“There will be no formal investigation to be conducted in the country because at the level of the preliminary examination, where the Court does not include the budget for the prosecutor to come to the Philippines because it is not yet a preliminary investigation,” he said.“Now the objective is to determine if there is reasonable basis to proceed with the formal investigation,” he added.In Sabio’s complaint addressed to ICC chief prosecutor Fatou Bensouda, he said that the international criminal court’s action “would... be the beginning of the end of this dark, obscene, murderous and evil era in the Philippines.”“Crimes against humanity are crimes of universal jurisdiction, but where a State like the Philippines fails to assume such universal jurisdiction for crimes against humanity continuously being committed in its very own territory, then the International Criminal Court will have to intervene into a situation that is grave by any human standard,” Sabio said.“The grim statistics of more than 7,000 drug-related killings cannot be anything but grave, especially if viewed in the context of just seven months since Rodrigo Duterte became the President, compared to only about 3,000 committed during the 20-year Marcos regime. These more than 7,000 drug-related killings translate to roughly 1,000 killings per month,” he added.Two other opposition senators urged Malacañang, instead of criticizing this development, to deal with the issues being hurled at the President.“That shouldn’t come as a surprise considering the magnitude of deaths reaching thousands upon thousands in less than two years,” Sen. Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan.“This is the chance for the government to answer the accusations raised against them. There is no reason to be afraid if the administration is not hiding anything,” Sen. Bam Aquino said.Aquino said this should be a welcome opportunity for the administration to make their case to an unbiased and globally respected tribunal. Villarin wants Roque charged, tooAkbayan Rep Tom Villarin said the entry of the ICC into the issues raised against Duterte gives hope to the thousands killed under the latter’s war on drugs. “It is a welcome development and gives hope to thousands of EJK (extra judicial killings) victims that finally justice will be served,” Villarin said.“This will also hold President Duterte and other top officials involved in the bloody war against drugs accountable as well as it gives us an opportunity to implead other enablers of EJKs, including possibly Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque,” Villarin added.While the Akbayan lawmaker said that the investigation may not lead to Duterte’s puster, he said that it will be damning and damaging to his administration in the eyes of our people and the international community.“I am hopeful that people will now realize the truth and demand accountability from him with all constitutional options available,” Villarin said.Alejano said that the preliminary examination will determine whether there is sufficient evidence to warrant an investigation. “I hope that the preliminary examination will be allowed to carry on – unhindered and with full cooperation from concerned authorities, organizations, and personalities,” Alejano, one of those who brought the EJK issue before the ICC, said.“I am confident on the communication we sent to the ICC and strongly believe that President Duterte and those who perpetuate and defend this policy of killing should be held accountable before the law,” Alejano said. Angie M. Rosales, Gerry Baldo.....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJun 7th, 2018

April factory output expands by 31%

Manufacturing output jumped by almost a third in April on the back of the strong production of food and construction-related materials, the National Economic and Development Authority (Neda) said y.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJun 6th, 2018

Gov’t opens ‘Jobs, Jobs, Jobs’ portal to bolster building boom

The Duterte administration on Tuesday launched an online job matching platform to help meet the growing demand for skilled workers for the government’s ambitious infrastructure program......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 29th, 2018

Business of Football - Philippines highlights football s growth in the country

MANILA -  The recent success of The Azkals, with their Asian Cup qualification, and their FIFA ranking at its highest at 111, has given football a renewed confidence, and a positive outlook in terms of the growth of the sport in the Philippines.   Football is now tipped to become the fastest growing sport in the country, with the largest potential for success commercially, and in terms of on-pitch success.  The sport which is currently number 3 in the Philippines in terms of popularity and participation, after basketball and boxing, is said to be still further behind compared to other sports, such as volleyball, billiards, etc., in terms of TV coverage. These were among the insights and trends gathered from top-notch executives of organizations such as AFC, PFF, PFL, LaLiga, Dentsu X, SMG Insight, Globe Telecom, RSportz, Toby Sports and Manila Times, at the ‘Business of Football - Philippines’, organized by MMC Sportz.  The sold-out event was attended by more than 185 local and foreign delegates on 18 May 2018 at the New World Makati Hotel.   MMC Sports CEO Eric Gottschalk says, “Research in this market, shows that TV is still the number one platform here in the Philippines, and is the number one medium that advertisers are looking for, to spend their budgets on.  We also learned that live TV coverage actually stimulates stadium attendance, and not vice versa.  If there’s more football on TV, we will see more fans in the stadium.  Currently football is not ranked among the top 100 TV programmers in the Philippines and is only number 3 sport in terms of participation and popularity after basketball and boxing.  Football needs media in order to drive commercial revenues for the clubs.”   “Now is also the perfect time to get involved in football since sponsorship and advertising opportunities are currently very affordable compared for example to basketball, but this is predicted to change within the next 6-12 months, as values are expected to increase sharply.  Football also needs to create more idols and heroes to attract more media coverage overall, other than just covering game scores. Each team has a unique story which just needs to be told,” says Gottschalk. Following the presentation about the Philippines Football League (PFL) it was agreed that the PFL now fills the lack of regular created football content as the leagues matches (87 in 2018/19 season) contribute year-round stories to keep football in the news. In the past, the main talking points were around the Azkals which only play very few home matches each year.      Public education about the game of football is also needed on all levels as many people in the Philippines are still not aware about the rules or aware of programs available like coaching academies, amateur competitions, or how and where to follow the professional league.  Ten thousand (10,000) qualified grassroots coaches are also needed to satisfy the local demand and to trigger strong football development and growths. Investors on the other hand are looking for consistency and credibility of the football product but with the PFL in the second season and foreign sponsors expected to invest in the Philippines, local brands should consider to follow suit.  On the sports retail side, only 1.5% of current retail sales are attributed to football, while basketball enjoys a healthy 46% market share. As a result, only limited line items and stocks are available in stores and entry level boots and replica jerseys are too high priced to be affordable for the average consumer. The national player registration program, MY PFF, has been launched with the objective to collect vital statistics and data about the football community which is urgently needed to support the youth football development strategy of the PFF and to develop a players pathway.  As FIFA has mandated to register the estimated 1.5 million players in the Philippines, the PFF has urged organizers and players to already register online as by next month only registered players will be allowed to participate in sanctioned events. The “Business of Football – Philippines” conference also announced 36 career opportunities related to sports and football, including positions in marketing, legal, competition management and coaching, with all these listing being available online with MMC Sportz or for direct inquiries with the PFF. In his closing remarks, MMC Sportz CEO Eric M. Gottschalk stated that “More importantly, Don’t Break the 12th Man! It is important that all stakeholders don’t forget to engage with the fans. The fans are the most important aspect of the development of football in the Philippines – if there are no fans of football then there is no media, no spectators, no players, no games, no business. Everyone is required to ensure we keep the fans (football consumers) engaged year-long and the first step would be to get the media behind the game. There is a strong football - community out there already and hopefully, we the TV broadcasters will take another look at football and give them at least some consideration on the program schedule.  I believe today’s conference was a great success.  We brought the football community together, stimulated thinking, exchanged ideas and transferred a lot of knowledge. Now it is up to the football stakeholders to continue the progress.  From our end (and with the approval of the PFF) we will stage the 2nd edition of BOF early 2019 and hopefully we will be able to report on some of the changes initiated today.”    Speakers who shared their insights include LaLiga Managing Director for South East Asia, Japan, Korean and Australia Ivan Codina, AFC Head of MA Services Domeka Garamendi, SMG Insight Managing Director Frank Saez, Azkals Team Manager Dan Palami, Globe Director for OIC, Citizenship and Advocacy Marketing Miguel Bermundo, PFL CEO Lazarus Xavier, PFF General Secretary Atty. Edwin Gastanes, Ignite Sports Group Managing Director Michael Reyes,  Asian Replica Designs Founder & Owner Jonathan Mallinson, Quorum Group President & COO Jose Claudio, Jr., Mediapro Asia Director of Sales and Sponsorship Salauddin Sinnakandu, and MMC Sportz Marketing CEO Eric Gottschalk.  Organized by MMC Sportz Asia, the event was sanctioned by the Asia Football Confederation (AFC) and the Philippines Football Federation (PFF), and sponsored by La Liga, Dentsu X, SMG Insight, RSportz, Globe Telecom, Toby’s Sports, Manila Times and Platinumlist. - RELEASE  .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 22nd, 2018

DTI, CIAP conduct Regional Planning Conference in drafting of the Construction Industry Roadmap

The DTI and the Construction Industry Authority of the Philippines (CIAP) recognize the critical role of the construction industry in the development of the country as this has contributed significantly to economic development, particularly in terms of the number of construction jobs. It also brings huge investments from foreign investors.   With the continuation of […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  boholnewsdailyRelated NewsMay 15th, 2018

Sales Assistant – Mirage International Corporation – Valenzuela – Manila Jobs

* at least High School Graduate or College level * with related sales experience gained from department stores or supermarket * have worked as Sales Lady… PHP 13,000 – PHP 13,500 a monthFrom Indeed – Fri, 11 May 2018 10:56:40 GMT – View all Valenzuela jobs Source link link: Sales Assistant – Mirage International Corporation – Valenzuela – Manila Jobs.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsMay 12th, 2018

Opportunities Opening Up for Filipino Workers Via VA Jobs

Better opportunities await Filipinos going into virtual assistant (VA) jobs for Australian clients. “There is a large demand for VAs in Australia,” Says Linh Podetti, founder and director of Outsourcing Angel, a VA recruitment company based in Australia. Virtual assistants are independent contractor providing administrative services to clients while operating outside the client office. Many […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsMay 10th, 2018

Unilever opens new facility in Laguna

Unilever Philippines had inaugurated a new facility in Cabuyao, Laguna, its largest distribution center in the Philippines. The company said the growing market demand drove it to expand in order to “accelerate delivery of goods, create economies of scale, and generate local jobs across the whole supply chain.” “It serves as the distribution and transport […] The post Unilever opens new facility in Laguna appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMay 9th, 2018

Globe spends P6.6 billion in Capex in 2018 1Q

Globe Telecom, Inc. posted consolidated service revenues of P33.2 billion for the first three months of 2018. Service revenues benefitted from the demand for data-related products across all segmen.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsMay 7th, 2018

Pilipinas Shell to export bitumen

PILIPINAS SHELL Petroleum Corp. (PSPC) targets to export the bitumen coming from its Tabangao refinery in Batangas City as the company shifts to producing the road construction material to offset the declining demand for fuel from power plants. “Southeast Asia as a whole is short on bitumen, including probably China. So those are the countries […] The post Pilipinas Shell to export bitumen appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMay 6th, 2018

BPO workers ask for security of tenure

BPO workers under the banner BPO Industry Employees Network (BIEN) joined millions of workers around the world and in the Philippines in celebrating the International Labor Day yesterday, May 1. The group echoed the call of labor groups to end contractual work and demand the government to provide secure jobs….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsMay 1st, 2018

DOE holds 5th ‘E-Power Mo’ conference

The Department of Energy (DOE) held on Tuesday in Baguio City its fifth 'E-Power Mo' conference, focusing on issues related to energy efficiency as it relates to the current administration's energy policy. DOE Assistant Secretary Robert Uy delivered on behalf of Secretary Alfonso Cusi a message highlighting "governance and resiliency" as important components in implementing the country's energy roadmap. "DOE believes that efficiency will reduce demand for energy, leading to increased energy security.This is a win-win situation for all," Cusi said. Cusi's message also touched on DOE's support of the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Bill, which is currently in the third reading ...Keep on reading: DOE holds 5th ‘E-Power Mo’ conference.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 24th, 2018

Automation to increase jobs but more training needed — ADB

THE ASIAN Development Bank (ADB) has allayed concerns over fears of job losses as a result of the so-called “fourth industrial revolution,” but added that economies need to offer specialized training to meet the demand for higher-skilled jobs. The ADB said that new technologies only automate routine tasks that form part of certain jobs, such […] The post Automation to increase jobs but more training needed — ADB appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsApr 13th, 2018

Meet global demand, local aerospace industry urged

The country’s aerospace industry is urged to take advantage of the robust global demand through enhanced investments, which in turn will create more jobs here. During the press launch of the Aeromart Summit Clark - Philippines here Friday, Trade and Industry Secretary Ramon Lopez said that the rising demand for….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsApr 9th, 2018

DM Consunji bags P16-billion new projects in 2017

By Krista Angela M. Montealegre, National Correspondent THE construction arm of DMCI Holdings, Inc. nearly doubled its newly awarded projects last year, with the higher cost of construction materials prompting an increase in the real estate business’ selling prices even as demand continues to be robust. In a statement, D.M. Consunji, Inc. said it bagged […] The post DM Consunji bags P16-billion new projects in 2017 appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMar 11th, 2018

Holcim’s 2017 profit down 65%

Holcim Philippines Inc. booked a 65-percent drop in profit in 2017 as cement demand declined amid sluggish growth of the construction industry and tighter competition......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsMar 4th, 2018

Sugar workers expected to shift to construction jobs

THE sugar industry is facing a labor crunch due to the attractiveness of construction jobs becoming available under the government’s ambitious infrastructure program, the Sugar Regulatory Administration said. “With ‘Build, Build, Build’ almost all milling districts are affected. If you are a cane cutter, you would prefer construction because the pay is higher,” Administrator Hermenegildo […] The post Sugar workers expected to shift to construction jobs appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsFeb 28th, 2018

SKYathon 2018 returns to Boracay

SKYathon Beach Run is back and bigger on its ninth year with the opening of participation to international runners as it aims for greater awareness to raise funds that would help rehabilitate the reefs of Boracay. Organizers of the first destination run in the country are excited with this development. “Among the avid participants of the race are foreigners vacationing in the island. To open this to international delegates will elevate the race not just to a fun run but a race that the running communities around the world will look forward to each year,” said Mr. Delbert Santos, a senior marketing manager from SKY. Set to happen on April 21 at Epic Boracay, it features three categories for runners to choose from; 3K, 5K, and 10K. SKY plays its part in protecting nature by supporting this initiative. A portion of the proceeds from SKYathon will go to the coral reef rehabilitation program. Other than reef rehabilitation there is also a mangrove planting partnership with the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources in the area. This year SKYathon introduces #LoveBoracay, a call for a turn towards responsible tourism. Santos said that with the current environmental troubles facing not only the island but also some major tourist spots in the country it’s important for vacationers to keep in mind preserving these natural resources. He said, “This year, besides pushing for the rehabilitation of the coral reefs in Boracay, we’d also like to send out a call to all tourists to take care of the places they are going to. We have to practice responsible tourism so that we can keep the beauty of nature not just for us but most especially for future generations.” Also back this year is Coach Rio de la Cruz’ RunRio, which will organize event. “Since it is RUNRIO’s 4th year in participating the SKYathon run, I am glad that we still continue to organize events like this in Boracay island each year. I believe that because of this event we are not only promoting an active and healthy lifestyle to the people, but also saving Boracay island itself,’ said Rio de la Cruz. Registration is ongoing and can be done online through www.runrio.com or onsite via selected branches of registration partners Rudy Project, Chris Sports, and Olympic Village. The Boracay Foundation Inc. Secretariat in Boracay can also accept registrations.   About ABS-CBN Corporation ABS-CBN Corporation is the Philippines’ leading media and entertainment organization. The Company is primarily involved in television and radio broadcasting, as well as in the production of television and radio programming for domestic and international audiences and other related businesses. ABS-CBN produces a wide variety of engaging world-class entertainment programs in multiple genres and balanced, credible news programs that are aired on free-to-air television. The company is also one of the leading radio broadcasters, operating eighteen radio stations throughout the key cities of the Philippines. ABS-CBN provides news and entertainment programming for eight channels on cable TV and operates the country’s largest cable TV service provider. The Company also owns the leading cinema and music production and distribution outfits in the country. It brings its content to worldwide audiences via cable, satellite, online and mobile.  In addition, ABS-CBN has business interests in merchandising and licensing, mobile and online multimedia services, glossy magazine publishing, video and audio post production, overseas telecommunication services, money remittance, cargo forwarding, TV shopping services, theme park development and management, property management and food and restaurant services, and cinema management, all of which complement and enhance the Company’s strength in content production and distribution. The Company is also the first TV network in the country to broadcast in digital. In 2015, it commercially rolled out its digital TV box, ABS-CBN TVplus, to prepare for the country’s switch to digital TV.   About SKY Cable Corporation SKY Cable Corporation is a leading cable and broadband technology provider in the Philippines, offering an array of innovative and pioneering products with rich content delivered on various platforms. Its products are a showcase of top-of-mind choices among Filipinos: SKYcable, known for its top-notch programming; One SKY, which offers complete entertainment & internet bundle with fiber-boosted broadband, HD Cable TV and mobile internet options; SKYdirect, a direct-to-home television technology that brings superior cable entertainment nationwide;  SKY on Demand, an on-demand video streaming and entertainment service allowing content viewing on any screen; and SKYmobi, a mobile pocket wifi service that offers access to SKYcable’s slew of shows even outside the home. SKY Cable is a subsidiary of ABS-CBN, the Philippines’ leading media and entertainment company......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 26th, 2018

Bosch opens 1st one-stop shop in Philippines

BOSCH PHILIPPINES recently opened its first one-stop shop for power tools in the country, as it anticipates robust demand for construction technology solutions amid the government’s massive infrastructure program. “The government’s aggressive infrastructure efforts coupled with the rise of opportunities in the construction segment has led Bosch to step up in providing the most efficient […] The post Bosch opens 1st one-stop shop in Philippines appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsFeb 20th, 2018

Bosch launches store as demand for construction tools go up

Bosch, the brand better known locally for its power tools, opened its first one-stop shop in Quezon city to cover the demand for construction technology solutions. Bosch Philippines Power Tool Country Sales Director William Go in a statement said that the shop is a response to the increasing power tool demand as the construction sector […] The post Bosch launches store as demand for construction tools go up appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsFeb 20th, 2018