Duterte offers business training to returning OFWs

Duterte offers business training to returning OFWs.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource: pep pepDec 8th, 2017

TESDA to give displaced OFWs from Kuwait, rebel returnees free skills training

THE Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA)-Region 11 office has set up a desk at the Davao International Airport to provide immediate assistance to returning overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) from Kuwait who would be displaced by the current ban on the Gulf state. TESDA-11 Information Officer Mafel Joan N. Gamale told media in a […] The post TESDA to give displaced OFWs from Kuwait, rebel returnees free skills training appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMar 6th, 2018

TESDA to give free skills training to returning OFWs from Kuwait

TAGBILARAN CITY, Pebrero 19 (PIA)–The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) will provide free skills training to returning Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) from Kuwait. TESDA-Bohol Information Officer Marichu Cua said that returning Boholano OFWs from Kuwait can enroll for free in technical-vocational (tech-voc) courses offered by their agency. According to Cua, TESDA Director General […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  boholnewsdailyRelated NewsFeb 20th, 2018

Duterte extends ban on OFW deployment to other countries

THE deployment ban of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) will extend to other countries, President Rodrigo Duterte said, demanding that Filipinos be treated with dignity. In his speech during a gathering of the Filipino-Chinese business community at the Manila Hotel on Monday night, Duterte recognized how jobs provided by other countries to OFWs contribute significantly to the Philippine [...] The post Duterte extends ban on OFW deployment to other countries appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsFeb 20th, 2018

Duterte to Lucio Tan: ‘I’m going to forever shut up’ on past tax liabilities

President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday cleared business tycoon Lucio Tan of his past tax liabilities, saying he would "forever shut up" on the subject. His statement came after Tan, chairman and chief executive officer of Philippine Airlines (PAL), offered an additional plane to fly home repatriated overseas Filipino workers (OFW) from Kuwait. "Mr. Lucio Tan, I'm going to shut up forever," Duterte said in his speech welcoming 150 distressed OFWs at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia) in Pasay City. "Wala ka na marinig sa akin na salita na di ka nagbayad." [You will no longer hear me mention that you did not pay.] The President was referring to PAL's P6 billion in ...Keep on reading: Duterte to Lucio Tan: ‘I’m going to forever shut up’ on past tax liabilities.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 13th, 2018

Duterte offers 42 virgins to visitors of Philippines

New Delhi - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte told a group of Indian and Filipino business leaders in New Delhi that he would like to attract visitors to his country by offering "42 virgins". In a.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJan 29th, 2018

Duterte offers 42 virgins to visitors of Philippines

New Delhi - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte told a group of Indian and Filipino business leaders in New Delhi that he would like to attract visitors to his country by offering "42 virgins". In a.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJan 29th, 2018

Duterte introduces ‘senatoriable’ Bello in Pampanga event

CLARK FREEPORT ZONE, Pampanga---Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III for senator in 2019? President Rodrigo Duterte floated this idea on Thursday as he welcomed dozens of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) at the Clark International Airport here.   "Madali namang kausapin si Senator Bello---ay, Secretary Bello---secretary, secretary, Cabinet member siya ngayon. Tatakbo ka ba?" Duterte said in jest as he addressed the returning overseas Filipino workers.   (Senator Bello---I mean secretary, secretary Bello, he is a Cabinet member---is easy to talk to. Are you running?)   When asked by the press in a chance interview after the event, Bello immediately d...Keep on reading: Duterte introduces ‘senatoriable’ Bello in Pampanga event.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 7th, 2017

LOOK: President Duterte leads distribution of Christmas gifts to 34 returning OF…

LOOK: President Duterte leads distribution of Christmas gifts to 34 returning OFWs from Qatar to Clark, Pampanga. – 4 OFWs received I-DOLE cards – 8 OFWs received P50,000 each – 8 OFWs received P10,000 worth of appliances each – 5 OFWs received P3,000 worth of appliances each – 11 OFWs received special gift items (📷… link: LOOK: President Duterte leads distribution of Christmas gifts to 34 returning OF….....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsDec 7th, 2017

‘Runaway’ OFWs returning with Rody from Saudi, Qatar

DOHA – President Duterte will bring home with him more than 150 Filipino migrant workers who availed themselves of the Saudi Arabian government’s amnesty for.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 16th, 2017

Qatar biz forum

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte meets with Qatari businessmen during the Philippines-Qatar Business Forum on April 15, 2017 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Doha, Qatar.  Duterte is returning to the Philippines on Easter Monday, April 16, after visiting Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Qatar. TOTO LOZANO/Presidential Photo.....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsApr 16th, 2017

Returning OFWs from Saudi Arabia grateful to 'generous' Duterte

Returning OFWs from Saudi Arabia grateful to 'generous' Duterte.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 31st, 2016

Migrant rights group lauds OFWs exemption from onerous gov’t certificate

“We urge President Duterte to not only limit the exemption to returning OFWs, but to abolish the OEC permanently.”.....»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsAug 13th, 2016

Deal gives new terms for OFWs in Kuwait but ban stays

Filipino workers in Kuwait will now be allowed to keep their mobile phones, collect their salaries through banks and deposit their passports with Filipino officials, but the ban on new contracts in the emirate will have to stay.   "I am not about to lift" the ban, Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said after a new memorandum of understanding (MOU) was reached with visiting Kuwaiti labor officials.   Bello said the ban would remain until Kuwait filed charges against the employers of Joanna Demafelis, whose body was recently found stuffed in a freezer in Kuwait a year since she went missing.   President Rodrigo Duterte ordered a ban against the deploy...Keep on reading: Deal gives new terms for OFWs in Kuwait but ban stays.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News20 hr. 16 min. ago

[OPINION] Part 2: Markets vs. Duterte: Are blanket bans a good idea?

In a previous piece, we explored President Rodrigo Duterte’s tendency to threaten, harass, and extort the private sector, especially big business. Here we explore yet another aspect of Duterte’s relationship with markets: his penchant to ban, prohibit, or crack down on economic activities he deems inappropriate, repugnant, or simply ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 16th, 2018

Air21 builds BPO training center in Isabela State University

MANILA, Philippines — The business process outsourcing unit of Filipino logistics giant Air21 will set up shop at the Isabela State University (ISU)-Cauayan.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 15th, 2018

DTI 7 trains new batch of Negosyo Center Business Counselors

The Department of Trade and Industry Region 7 conducted the Small Business Counselors Course 101 (Diagnosing an Enterprise) for its 30 new negosyo center business counselors last March 5-9, 2018 at MJ Hotel and Suites, Cebu City. The Association of Development Facilitation and Enterprise Counselors (ADFEC Inc.) facilitated the training through discussions and simulation exercises […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  boholnewsdailyRelated NewsMar 15th, 2018

New-look Manny Pacquiao begins training for Lucas Mathysse

Now that the WHO, WHEN, and WHERE has been answered regarding Manny Pacquiao's next move inside the boxing ring, it's time to get down to business.  With the eight-division boxing champion set to take on WBA welterweight world champion Lucas Mathysse in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia this coming June 24th, Manny has already started getting work in.  Via a tweet from ABS-CBN's Dyan Castillejo Monday morning, the boxer-turned-senator did some cardio, some shadow-boxing, and some core work to start preparations for his 69th pro fight.  Manny starts his training for the fight vs Lucas Mathysse. The bout will take place in Kuala Lumpur on June 24. Pacquiao says he’s excited to fight Mathysse as he is an aggressive fighter. @abscbnsports — DYAN CASTILLEJO (@DYANCASTILLEJO) March 12, 2018  "Champion siya, at naniniwala ako na magandang fight yung maipapakita namin, hindi yun umaatras eh," Pacquiao said about his upcoming Argentinian challenge. "Sugod ng sugod, so maraming aksyon sa itaas ng ring."  Also, peep Pacquiao's new look!  The 39-year old Pinoy boxing icon has shaved off his iconic bigote-at-balbas combo, making himself look a bit more youthful in the process, wouldn't you say?  The official announcement of the Pacquiao-Mathysse fight is expected to take place later this month. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMar 12th, 2018

Rose embraces new home, blocks out doubters

By Steve Aschburner, MINNEAPOLIS – Don’t let go of the rope. It’s one of Tom Thibodeau’s most familiar exhortations, a mantra of sorts to keep his teams locked in, digging down and generally committed through whatever grueling test they’re facing, be it a game, a road trip, a spate of injuries or the entire season. The trouble for Derrick Rose with that particular Thibs-ism is, so often, he has been the rope. On one side of an unfortunate tug o’ war, we’ve had the Rose loyalists, the fans, friends and family who believe that the 2010-11 NBA Most Valuable Player’s return from injury hell to elite status is just one more, legit opportunity away. Pulling from the other side, there is a growing group of Rose skeptics who are convinced that the Chicago kid’s best days – his most explosive, elusive, game-changing moves – are behind him, strewn on the floors of too many surgical rooms and rehab gyms. Rose, 29, knows they’re there. One group pulling for him, the other doubting him. And in an unusually candid and forceful moment Saturday (Sunday, PHL time), the normally soft-spoken Rose delivered a stark message to them all. “Yeah,” Rose said after his first full practice since signing a minimum-salary contract Thursday (Friday, PHL tie) to join the Minnesota Timberwolves. “This is how I feel about the whole perspective on it: You can have your perspective on me as far as I’m a bum, I can’t play, I can’t shoot, this and that. All right. Cool. I have no hard feelings with that. I’m cool with that. If that’s how you feel, that’s how you feel. “But at the same time, I don’t need your [bleeping] validation.” Rose’s eyes burned bright, in a direct response to the many health challenges he has endured from acquaintances and strangers both, picking at whatever good or bad is left of his basketball career. “I know who I am,” Rose continued. “I know the type of player I am. So, you respect that and I respect that, and we should be good. That’s how I feel about it.” In other words, you work your side of the street, Rose will continue to work his. If there are NBA administrators like Thibodeau, the Wolves’ head coach and president of basketball operations, willing to give him another chance, he’ll be chasing the ghost of his own self while trying to help somebody win. One more chance Rose’s latest grab at faded glory could begin in Sunday’s (Monday, PHL time) matinee against the defending champion Golden State Warriors at Target Center (editor's note: Rose wound up playing just seven minutes off the bench. He finished with two points on 1-of-5 shooting with a rebound, two assists, and two turnovers). It probably is his last, best shot to salvage something from a 2017-18 season that’s been largely lost due to injury, yes, but other factors outside Rose’s control as well. What looked like a terrific opportunity back in training camp – signing with Eastern Conference power Cleveland Cavaliers and home to the game’s best player (and Rose nemesis) in LeBron James – got sideways fast. In the Cavs’ second game, on a drive to the rim, Rose got whacked across the face and neck by Milwaukee center Greg Monroe. He landed badly on the baseline, suffering a “jacked-up” left ankle that left him in a walking boot and sidelined him for 11 of Cleveland’s next 15 games. Then word got out just before Thanksgiving that Rose had left the team, reportedly to contemplate his future as an NBA player. He was gone for nearly two weeks, at least part of it back home in Chicago, during what Cavs GM Koby Altman called “a very challenging and difficult time for Derrick.” Rose didn’t play again until Cleveland’s 44th game. In nine appearances over the next three weeks, he was a shell of the three-time All-Star he’d once been, averaging 6.3 points, 1.6 assists and 13.3 minutes, while shooting 39 percent. On Feb. 8 (Feb. 9, PHL time), he was one of six Cavaliers players dealt by Altman at the NBA trade deadline, sent to Salt Lake City as a throw-in to acquire Utah’s Rodney Hood and Sacramento’s George Hill. Two days later, the Jazz waived Rose. Four weeks passed before Thibodeau got the green light from Minnesota owner Glen Taylor to sign Rose. The Oklahoma City Thunder had sniffed in his direction, only to opt for veteran backup Corey Brewer. Rose had family duties to attend to – he and Alaina Anderson had a baby girl in Chicago to start the week – but he also had spent time working out by himself in the Cavs’ facility or at Cleveland State’s gym. The end seemed near. Given Rose’s limited involvement this season, he probably would have been a long shot to land with one of the league’s 30 teams in 2018-19, had Thibodeau not reached out. The people on the dark end of Rose’s rope were winning. Now, this buys him time for a shout-out to the folks on the other end. “‘Don’t give up,’ Rose said he would tell them. Talking later at the downtown Minneapolis hotel where he’s staying, he wanted to assure people that his desire to play remains strong, his passion to keep trying still burns, and his mental fitness for this and future challenges on or away from the court is fine. “I still have faith,” Rose said, two bags of ice strapped to each leg. “No matter what happens, I still have a lot of faith in myself and my ability. It’s just about opportunity and catching a rhythm. Whenever I do catch a rhythm, I’d rather see what it is then. Than to, like, give up knowing I have so much left. Like, ‘Damn, I should have kept playing.’ “I’m going to give it my all. And once I do, then it’s like, ‘All right, cool. I gave it my all, now what’s this next phase in my life?’ “But as far as right now, I’m still in it. I’ve got two kids that can look at me now. The oldest, my boy [P.J.] is 5 years old. He’s looking at me right now. He sees everything. I’m going to tell him, ‘No excuses. Don’t come to me cryin’, this and that. Nah.’ He’ll see what I’ve had to go through. ‘Now suck it up and go out there and do what you’ve got to do.’” A career interrupted For some NBA players whose careers got waylaid by injuries – Brandon Roy, Greg Oden, Penny Hardaway – their bodies finally refused to cooperate. They went from 60-to-0, no wiggle room on whether they would continue. Rose, for all his setbacks, has worked his way back – not back to his previous form – from each and every injury. From the ACL blowout that started him down his hobbled path in April 2012 to three subsequent meniscus knee surgeries, from the left orbital fracture he suffered when he caught teammate Taj Gibson’s errant elbow in the face in the opening practice of 2015-16 to the lingering ankle sprain dealt by Monroe’s blow in October. In that sense, Rose is more like Bernard King, Sam Bowie or Grant Hill, standout players whose career trajectories were forever altered – but not ended – by injuries. Rose speaks as if he has reached some level of peace with his maladies, referring to his injuries as “part of the game” and his particular “cross” to bear. “I’ve just had five surgeries more than other people,” he said. “That’s the way I look at it. That don’t mean that I can’t play. That don’t mean that I lost my love for the game. No.” What Rose doesn’t like is the “fragile” label that’s been affixed to him. He’s less interested that he has played in only 486 of approximately 789 regular-season games so far, while proud of the 130 he logged with the Bulls (2015-16) and Knicks (2016-17) more recently. It seems clear that the reckless abandon with which Rose played – and the excruciating torque he put on his knees with his bounding, zig-zag attacks through the lane – wreaked havoc on his knees. Beyond that, though, he’s not buying any pattern business. “You see how I was injured [in October]? I was taken out of the air,” Rose said. “People are like, ‘Aw, he’s always injured.’ Are you just watching highlights, just looking at clips, like new fans are these days? Or are you watching an entire game? Are you just reading reports that come up on your phone?” Scouts say that Rose has lost both quickness and leaping ability, without developing a perimeter game to compensate. They also bundle his Cleveland hiatus with the AWOL episode last season with the Knicks, when Rose left the team without notice before a game against New Orleans, to question his reliability and commitment. Rose disputes the comments about his game, citing the circumstances in New York and Cleveland. “I could sit here and tell you, ‘I’m gonna try to change this. Do this and do that.’ Nah, I always felt, it starts with my rhythm,” he said. “[In] New York ... I was playing the triangle [offense favored by former Knicks president Phil Jackson] and still playing pretty well [18.0 ppg, 4.4 apg, 32.5 mpg]. In Cleveland, when did I really have a chance to catch a rhythm? When did I play 20 games straight? Or 10 games? Five games?” As for his reliability – or likelihood to take a powder on the Wolves the way he did on the Knicks and seemed to do on the Cavs – Rose said there is no issue there, either. In the past couple weeks, Toronto’s DeMar DeRozan (depression) and Cleveland’s Kevin Love (panic attacks) have opened up about psychological challenges they and other athletes face. But Rose shook his head as the question was asked. “Oh no, no, no,” he said. “I’m blessed, man. Beyond blessed. It’s not even ... what do I have to complain about? I don’t have anything to complain about. Of course, I wish I was on the court more. I think in time, with the right opportunity, I’ll be out there more. “I’m not depressed, even though I think everybody deals with some depression in some way. It’s about how you deal with it. We’re emotional creatures. We hold onto things. I try to meditate, try to do little things to change my mindset and try to read things to easy my nerves.” Rose admitted he did wonder if he would get another chance, once the Cavs traded him to a Jazz team that had no use for him. “Especially when you get dropped by a team like Cleveland, that needed players,” he said. “It makes other teams think, ‘Damn, if they didn’t keep him...’” Rose has not spoken with James since being dealt, he said. “The way I take it, I don’t take it as personal,” Rose said. “They didn’t need my services. That’s the way I look at it, OK? I understand. It’s business. Does that stop me from working hard? Does that stop me from still putting out goals and trying to reach my goals? No.” Familiar faces aid return Now Rose is reunited with Thibodeau, Gibson, Jimmy Butler (sidelined after his own meniscus surgery) and familiar coaches and staff making up the “TimberBulls.” He even trusts Thibodeau, often criticized for the heavy minutes he loads on his top players, not to break him. “If anything, I want him to play me,” Rose said. “I want to show to him that I can still play. I want him to see me and be like, ‘Damn, he’s still got it.’ I want him to count on me. I want to be held accountable. You know what I mean? I don’t just want to be, like, an average guy on the team riding along just to see how far they go. I really want to add.” Said Thibodeau, who ran Rose Saturday (Sunday, PHL time) through a rigorous refresher course on his playbook: “Obviously when he was at an MVP level, that was the peak. But he also, my last year in Chicago, he had a great year. ... He still has the potential to be very good. He’s young, that was the other part of it. He knows some of our guys, he knows the system. “Like all stories, there’s a beginning, there’s a middle and there’s an end,” the Wolves coach added. “I don’t think it’s a finished story.” Gibson thinks Rose can shoulder some of Butler’s late-game duties, simply because the scoring guard has strong muscle memory of such situations. He, too, hopes Rose’s story can take a happy turn. “I’ve got my fingers crossed,” the veteran forward said. “I truly believe in him. He’s got a lot left in the tank. It’s just, sometimes life doesn’t go your way and you have to push through it and keep fighting.” Thibodeau has said that Rose, like starter Jeff Teague and backup Tyus Jones, can play both backcourt spots, so he can mix-and-match based on situations. Rose anticipates no problem walking that line between asserting his game and rocking the Wolves’ boat. “My job coming here, I’m not trying to step on nobody’s toes. I’m not trying to take someone’s spot,” he said. “I’m not trying to show myself. Nah. I’m here to win. Me going out there and playing, hopefully you all see that. ‘He’s making money plays. He’s playing to win. And that’s what we wanted from him.’” Not that Rose, lest we forget from up top, needs anyone’s bleeping validation. Boosters and doubters can pull this way or that, but he said he’ll be the one who decides when his time is up. “When my love of the game is not there,” Rose said, sounding sincere near the end of his 10th season overall. “When I get tired of going to the gym. “Don’t get me wrong, we all go through that. But after a couple of days, I get antsy, I want to be in the gym. When a week or two goes by and I haven’t touched the gym, even in the summer, oh yeah, I’d know it was over.” Steve Aschburner has written about the NBA since 1980. You can e-mail him here, find his archive here and follow him on Twitter. The views on this page do not necessarily reflect the views of the NBA, its clubs or Turner Broadcasting......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMar 12th, 2018

US firms woo PH partners amid China push

The head of a US business delegation rated the Philippines' as one of the most attractive destinations for foreign direct investments owing to the country's positive economic prospects, and urged local stakeholders to work more closely with American firms on the technology front. In an interview, Ambassador Michael Michalak of the US-Asean Business Council said he had led a group of US business people to meet with government officials and learn more about the plans of the Duterte administration for the Philippines. "We were all impressed by what we heard from the economic managers," he said. "If only half of what they said they would do would happen, that would make the country ver...Keep on reading: US firms woo PH partners amid China push.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 9th, 2018

Chelsea offers to develop Davao, Bohol airports

The private sector's surging interest in the upgrade of the inadequate air infrastructure in the Philippines has reached President Duterte's home turf. Chelsea Logistics Holdings Corp., controlled by businessman Dennis Uy, disclosed to the Philippine Stock Exchange yesterday that it had submitted an unsolicited proposal to develop and operate the Davao and New Bohol (Panglao) International airports. The offer, which Chelsea said was first submitted on Feb. 5, sought a 30-year concession and estimated the project cost at P67 billion. Uy is a known friend of President Duterte, who was the longtime mayor of Davao City before becoming President in 2016. In a text message, Uy said...Keep on reading: Chelsea offers to develop Davao, Bohol airports.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 9th, 2018