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Filipinos with HIV need protection vs workplace discrimination

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine government should ensure that the growing number of HIV positive Filipinos will not result in workplace discrimination,.....»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarFeb 9th, 2018

Filipinos with HIV need protection vs workplace discrimination

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine government should ensure that the growing number of HIV positive Filipinos will not result in workplace discrimination,.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 9th, 2018

Gerald Anderson places fifth in first ever Skechers Performance Run

In the first ever Skechers Performance Run headlined by Gerald Anderson, the celebrity-athlete placed fifth in the 5KM route after clocking in at 23 minutes and 20 seconds, Sunday morning at the Mall of Asia Complex. Sporting the latest Skechers Performance shoes outfitted with all-new Flight Gen midsole technology, Anderson ran alongside teammates from MPBL team Marikina Shoemasters and Star Magic Basketball Team. Flight Gen is a new generation midsole designed to provide a highly responsive ride with plenty of cushion protection. Anderson wore specifically a Go Run 6 model in black and red colorway. The run featured three categories: 5k, 10k, and 21k run distances to cater to all sorts runners, from beginners to veterans. In the 21KM route, Joseph Mururi placed first at 1:15:13. While in the 10KM route, Edward Macalalad, with a time of 37:12, finished first. Joseph Odhuno clocked in at 19:22 to top the 5KM division. The Skechers inaugural event which was participated by hundreds of Filipinos was brought to you by Skechers Performance, co-presented by Takbo.ph and Leadpack......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 7th, 2018

Where are the Filipinos in Harvard discrimination lawsuit?

Harvard University campus. AP PHOTO It's worth mentioning my Harvard experience up front because Harvard is front page news with that lawsuit filed over Asian Americans' admissions. But w.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsAug 7th, 2018

Allianz PNB, HSBC unit roll out new products

As they enter the second year of their partnership, Allianz PNB Life and HSBC Insurance Brokers (Philippines) Inc. launched a collection of protection products that offer to deliver the "fastest fund accumulation" in the local market. "Our primary mission is to provide sound financial advice to empower Filipinos in their decision-making," Olaf Kliesow, CEO and president of Allianz PNB Life, said in a statement. HSBC is banking on young Filipinos seeking professional advice and its network of clients on the lookout for exceptional investment opportunities. "This year, we are looking forward to offering new investment opportunities to ensure the quality of life for generations to ...Keep on reading: Allianz PNB, HSBC unit roll out new products.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2018

7 People Face 40 Raps for Cyberporn, Child Abuse Offenses

Seven Filipinos are facing strings of charges for qualified trafficking, child abuse and sexual abuse filed by the Police Women and Children Protection Center in Central Visayas last July 5. The filing of at least 40 charges against the suspects was made following the conviction of Swedish national Bengt Kristoffersson, 58, in a court in […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsJul 11th, 2018

More protection, attention to social pension for poor elderly Filipinos

  Since 2011, the government, through the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), has implemented the SocPen (Social Pension) Program, which gives a noncontributory monthly pension of P500 to qualified seniors, i.e., indigent Filipinos aged 60 years and above. SocPen was established to help fulfill objectives ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 30th, 2018

Duterte-church dialogue, minor tambays, MacBook free repairs | Evening wRap

Today on Rappler: President Rodrigo Duterte  forms a 3-member committee to dialogue with the Catholic Church .  Human Rights Watch or HRW  slams the anti-tambay campaign  as another effort to target poor Filipinos. President Rodrigo Duterte says ‘tambays’ or loiterers below 18 years old  should be taken into police custody for their own protection. Myanmar's military says it ‘purged’ Major General Maung Maung Soe , the former head of the western command in Rakhine. Apple acknowledges the problem with its keyboards ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 26th, 2018

DoLE urgers workers to report age-discrimination in the workplace

The Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) urged workers to report companies who violate the Anti-Age Discrimination Law. “It is clearly stated in the law that age discrimination in workplaces is prohibited, “said Mr. Nicanor V. Bon, program and policy division chief ng Bureau of Working Conditions (BRW). “Even labor organizations are not allowed to […] The post DoLE urgers workers to report age-discrimination in the workplace appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJun 22nd, 2018

American woman’s racist rant shows how Filipinos are not safe from discrimination in US

An American woman’s hateful rant against Filipinos in a grocery story was caught on video and has gone viral showing how anti-immigrant discrimination and racism in the US could also be affecting the millions of overseas Filipino workers there. While many have come to the Filipino-American community’s defense, the video shows how their long-established presence […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsJun 18th, 2018

Maternity protection in the workplace

Every second Sunday of May, we honor and pay tribute to our mothers for their strength, resilience and the pivotal role they play in shaping us into the people we are today. From a legal standpoint, we may also pay tribute to mothers in a way that extends beyond the purely personal sphere. The Philippines has an obligation [...] The post Maternity protection in the workplace appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsMay 17th, 2018

Parts of Philippine Rise declared protected area

'Around 50,000 hectares of the Philippine Rise shall become a Strict Protection Zone limited to scientific studies - at this time only Filipinos. I do not want (foreigners)... Only Filipinos,&.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsMay 16th, 2018

May 13th declared Day of Courage

MANILA, Philippines,  – Allianz has declared May 13 as a Day of Courage, with three events that are designed as a test of mettle and to encourage more Filipinos to live a healthy lifestyle. These three events, the PHA Heart Run Powered By Allianz together with the Philippine Heart Association (PHA) at SM By the Bay; the Allianz Conquer Challenge in Vermosa, Laguna; and the Bayanihan Walk in Singapore, will help bring out the best in the participants as they challenge not only physical limits but also to promote the value of courage.  The PHA Heart Run powered by Allianz, which will be held at the SM By The Bay area gives participants the opportunity to become Heart Warriors and bring awareness to cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) that are affecting many Filipinos today. Doctors and healthy heart advocates from the PHA will be joined by running coaches Toni and Jim Saret, in a race that will be led by heart condition survivors who will run in the 1k advocacy division in a bid to shine a light on the prevention and primary care of CVDs. Allianz PNB Life President Olaf Kliesow reiterates the need for Filipino families’ to monitor their health conditions and be wary of increasing medical expenses, especially for a great majority whose savings and insurance protection levels are very much wanting. To make the fun run more exciting, Allianz will be giving out P100,000 worth of personal accident life insurance to all participants, and two lucky 21k and 10K participants will win all-expense paid trips to Thailand, to join the Allianz Ayudhaya World Run! Those who want to level up their game may register at the Allianz Conquer Challenge, an obstacle course race that tests speed, endurance and strategy. The race is made even more special with the participation of Jamil Faisal Saro Adiong, a recipient of the Sultan Kudarat Award for Peace and Community Development. Marawi City, his home province of Lanao del Sur, was besieged with a very big challenge last year, as it was still reeling from the effects of a tropical storm, it was also battered by a war. Jamil is one of the local heroes who was involved in Marawi’s rehabilitation efforts. “I am offering my participation in the race to all my fellow Maranaos, in the hope that we may all triumph in our aspirations with mutual respect through harmonious relationships and inclusive economic development as we rise stringer and more resilient than before,” he shares. Joining the obstacle course race is a testament to his own journey and a call to all Filipinos to embrace peace and tolerance amidst diversity. As with the PHA Heart Run, Allianz will be giving out P100,000 worth of personal accident life insurance to all participants of the challenging course race that has divisions for kids, beginners, and pros. To further amplify their message to dare to take on life’s challenges because Allianz is there to support your family and your life’s dreams, Filipinos in Singapore are invited to join the Allianz PNB Life and Philippine Embassy–supported Bayanihan Walk, which will take place at the Labrador Park. The 3.88km fun walk aims to raise funds to support the Philippine Bayanihan Society Singapore’s charity works and for the maintenance of the Bayanihan Centre. Rei Abrazaldo, Allianz PNB Life Brand Communications and Digital Director, shares that the company’s mission is to empower Filipinos to face new experiences and daily challenges with courage. “We enable every Filipino the courage to live a healthy lifestyle as embodied in our collaboration with the Philippine Heart Association in the upcoming PHA Heart Run Powered by Allianz.  We inspire Filipinos the courage to overcome obstacles as exemplified in our partnership with Conquer Challenge Philippines in the approaching Allianz Conquer Challenge Race, and we empower Filipinos overseas to have the courage to be there for each other in our alliance with the Philippine Bayanihan Society,” Abrazaldo explains. He further emphasizes that at Allianz they believe that life would be better if people had more courage than fear. “There is no better time to agree that we need more courage, to experience that there is more to life than what we were thought of to just be content and not aspire for something better,” he adds. Allianz is the Filipinos’ partner in finding that courage, he says. “Our customers and prospects want to have an insurance which supports them, backs them up, which helps them to live their life to the fullest – and does not scare them or stop them from doing what they want to do. Each one of us has the capacity and the capability to explore life. With the coverage that we provide our clients, they do not need to be alone in exploring life.”  - RELEASE.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 11th, 2018

Pursuing greater heights

Obtaining a degree in higher education for Filipinos is highly important. According to reports, Filipinos, in comparison to the global average, strongly believe in the correlation of educational attainment and having better employment opportunities, including that of higher income in the workplace. While completing an undergraduate degree has become a norm, obtaining a postgraduate degree, […] The post Pursuing greater heights appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsApr 30th, 2018

Workplace sex discrimination a continuing problem

These days, employers generally know that gender discrimination, i.e., singling out someone for negative treatment just because of their sex, is illegal. Employers may have a handbook saying all the right words to discourage gender discrimination. However, the existence of an employer's written anti-discrimination policy does not mean that it is followed in practice.   Even today, the "glass ceiling" -- that invisible barrier that prevents women from obtaining upper-level positions (and it is often women who are victims of gender discrimination) -- remains intact. More disturbingly, these glass ceilings are harder to recognize and more difficult to combat, particularly whe...Keep on reading: Workplace sex discrimination a continuing problem.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 27th, 2018

House panel OKs bill to protect public school teachers, staff vs child abuse cases

The House committee on basic education and culture has approved a bill that seeks to strengthen the protection of public school teachers and personnel against allegations of child abuse as well as institute support mechanisms for them.   House Bill 58 or the "Teacher Protection Act of 2016," principally authored by ACT-Teachers Reps. Antonio Tinio and France Castro, aims to amend Republic Act 7610 or the "Special Protection of Children Against Abuse, Exploitation and Discrimination Act."   Tinio said public school personnel, most especially teachers, are at the forefront of the delivery of education services to millions of students every day.   But this h...Keep on reading: House panel OKs bill to protect public school teachers, staff vs child abuse cases.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 23rd, 2018

DENR calls for end to impunity in environmental crimes

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has called for an end to impunity in crimes against the environment and for Filipinos to fill the gap in law enforcement, especially those that relate to the protection of resources......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 22nd, 2018

Duterte to travel to Kuwait to witness signing of agreement for OFW protection

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday said that he would go to Kuwait “anytime” to oversee the signing of an agreement between the Philippines and the Gulf state on overseas Filipino workers (OFW). Speaking before thousands of Filipinos in Hong Kong, Duterte said that the Kuwaiti government was gracious enough to accept his numerous demands for [...] The post Duterte to travel to Kuwait to witness signing of agreement for OFW protection appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsApr 12th, 2018

Duterte to fly to Kuwait for signing of OFW protection agreement

By Arjay L. Balinbin WITH the Kuwaiti government’s approval of the conditions he set for his visit, President Rodrigo R. Duterte said he will soon fly to the Gulf state “to witness” the signing of the agreement on the protection of Filipinos who work there. Mr. Duterte made the announcement during his meeting with the […] The post Duterte to fly to Kuwait for signing of OFW protection agreement appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsApr 12th, 2018

Ban on Filipinos going to work in Kuwait stays as talks fail

    MANILA, Philippines --- A ban on sending Filipinos to work in Kuwait will continue indefinitely after the nations failed to conclude a migrant labor protection pact, the Philippine labor secretary said Friday after talks sparked by the discovery of a maid's body last month in an apartment freezer.   Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has said the ban won't be lifted unless Filipinos get better protection in the oil-rich Arab nation and justice is served for the Filipina woman, Joana Demafelis, whose death in Kuwait has sparked outrage in the Philippines.   Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III told reporters that although the negotiators fail...Keep on reading: Ban on Filipinos going to work in Kuwait stays as talks fail.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 16th, 2018

Kuwait agrees to PH demands on OFWs’ welfare

KUWAIT has informally agreed to Manila’s demands for the protection of over 250,000 Filipinos in the Middle East country, Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said yesterday. President Rodrigo Duterte earlier this month banned the deployment of new OFWs to oil-rich Kuwait after Filipina maid Joanna Demafelis was found dead in….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsMar 7th, 2018