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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

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

Palace asked to certify bill on Philippine Rise development body

Malacañang has been asked to certify the bill installing the Benham or Philippine Rise Protection and Development Authority (PRPDA) "to guarantee that all natural resources within the 13 million-hectare undersea region are preserved for the exclusive enjoyment of future generations of Filipinos.".....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsFeb 26th, 2018

Bello: Arrest of slain PH maid’s employers won’t lift OFW ban

The arrest of the Arab employers of Filipino maid Joanna Demafelis is just one factor in a Philippine decision whether to lift the ban on the deployment of migrant workers to Kuwait, Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said on Sunday. The Kuwaiti government must also agree to regulate working conditions for Filipinos in the wealthy Gulf state before the Duterte administration lifts the ban, Bello said. "We will see what the Kuwaiti government will do. But the most important thing [now is whether] they will sign [an agreement for] the protection of [Filipino workers]. If they will do that, [then] maybe the President will lift the deployment ban," he added. President Rodrigo D...Keep on reading: Bello: Arrest of slain PH maid’s employers won’t lift OFW ban.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 26th, 2018

Nowitzki disgusted by report of hostile workplace for Mavs

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dirk Nowitzki said Wednesday night (Thursday, PHL time) he was “disgusted” to read about allegations of inappropriate sexual conduct by former team president Terdema Ussery in a Sports Illustrated report that described a hostile workplace for women. The 20-year player who has spent his entire career with the Mavericks told reporters after the first post-All-Star break practice in Los Angeles that he was glad the franchise was addressing the situation by hiring outside counsel to investigate the allegations. “It’s very disappointing,” Nowitzki told The Dallas Morning News. “It’s heartbreaking. I’m glad it’s all coming out. I was disgusted when I read the article, obviously, as everybody was. I was shocked ... that our franchise, my franchise, that stuff like that was going on.” Ussery was accused of making sexually suggestive remarks to several women. He spent 18 years with the team before going to the sports apparel company Under Armour in 2015. Ussery, who was investigated by the team over similar claims in 1998, denied the allegations in a statement to SI. The report said team website reporter Earl Sneed was twice accused of domestic assault while working for the Mavericks, including a guilty plea in a case that was dismissed when he met the conditions of the agreement. The team said Sneed had been fired, and Mavericks owner Mark Cuban told SI that he fired human resources director Buddy Pittman after learning details of the magazine’s report. The Mavericks said Wednesday (Thursday, PHL time) they hired Evan Krutoy and Anne Milgram to lead the independent investigation. Krutoy served as a prosecutor at the Manhattan District Attorney’s office for over 20 years and served as Acting Deputy Bureau Chief of the Sex Crimes Unit. Milgram is a professor at New York University School of Law, and a former New Jersey attorney general. A day earlier, the NBA said the Mavericks had informed the league of the allegations involving Ussery and Sneed. The league said it would “closely monitor” the investigation. “Their findings are going to go directly to Mark Cuban and (Commissioner) Adam Silver, and the Mavericks will abide by whatever recommendations are made,” coach Rick Carlisle said after practice. “I can tell you that when it comes to anything involving the Mavericks, Mark Cuban is a strong believer in extreme ownership, extreme accountability.” SI contacted six female former Mavericks or American Airlines Center employees who claimed they left the sports sector because of a structure that left them feeling vulnerable and devalued while protecting powerful men who misbehaved. A male former department head said there was “built-in protection for a lot of men.” A woman who had recently been hired as a support staffer said Ussery made sexually suggestive remarks to her in the media dining room before a game during the 2010-11 season, when the Mavericks won their only NBA championship. The woman said she had been told by others to be wary of Ussery. “Obviously there’s a problem in the Mavericks organization and we’ve got to fix it,” Cuban told the magazine. “I’m embarrassed, to be honest with you, that it happened under my ownership, and it needs to be fixed.” Cuban declined comment to The Associated Press on Wednesday (Thursday, PHL time). Two women claimed Ussery harassed them for years, incidents that ranged from inappropriate remarks to requests for sex to touching women’s calves and thighs during meetings. Ussery had left Nike to join the Mavericks and had previously served as commissioner of the old Continental Basketball Association. He was praised by former NBA Commissioner David Stern and served as the Mavericks’ alternate governor with the league. “I am deeply disappointed that anonymous sources have made such outright false and inflammatory accusations against me,” Ussery said. “During my nearly 20-year tenure with the Mavericks, I am not aware of any sexual harassment complaints about me or any findings by the organization that I engaged in inappropriate conduct.” Ussery said he had raised concerns about other Mavericks employees who he said engaged in inappropriate sexual conduct and the organization didn’t address those concerns. “I believe these misleading claims about me are part of an attempt to shift blame for the failure to remove employees who created an uncomfortable and hostile work environment within the Mavericks organization,” Ussery said Cuban told the magazine that the team was establishing a hotline for counseling and support services for past and current employees. He is mandating sensitivity training for all employees, himself included......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 22nd, 2018

Philippine officials to visit Kuwait amid worker row

MANILA, Philippines – Philippine officials are headed to Kuwait on Thursday, February 22, to seek greater protection for migrant workers after a diplomatic row over the alleged mistreatment of Filipinos in the Gulf state. Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III told reporters on Wednesday, February 21, one of ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 21st, 2018

PH officials off to Kuwait to seek better OFWs protection

Philippine officials are headed to Kuwait on Thursday to seek better protection for migrant workers after a diplomatic row over the alleged mistreatment of Filipinos in the Gulf state.   Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello told reporters on Wednesday that one of his deputies would lead the delegation, and that the officials would also stop in Saudia Arabia and Qatar to urge reforms.   Philippine officials are expected to primarily demand during the visit that Filipino workers be allowed to keep their cellphones and passports, which can be confiscated by employers.   The Kuwait trip comes after President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered a total deployment ban o...Keep on reading: PH officials off to Kuwait to seek better OFWs protection.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 21st, 2018

‘DOUBLE WHAMMY’ | HIV infection rate grows; persons living with HIV suffer workplace discrimination

Human Rights Watch seeks the government’s creation of a public education campaign about HIV, as well as an awareness campaign for persons living with HIV to know their rights regarding workplace discrimination. In what Human Rights Watch researcher Carlos Conde calls a “double whammy,” persons living with HIV are afraid that they cannot seek justice […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsFeb 15th, 2018

HIV-infected workers forced to quit jobs, face discrimination due to lack of gov’t support

THE Philippines’ labor department maintains no records of anti-discrimination cases filed by workers infected with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), New York-based Human Rights Watch (HRW) said in its latest report. As a result, “there is little evidence that the government is adequately enforcing the laws to prevent and punish workplace discrimination” especially those against… link: HIV-infected workers forced to quit jobs, face discrimination due to lack of gov’t support.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsFeb 10th, 2018

HIV-infected workers forced to quit jobs, face discrimination due to lack of gov’t support

THE Philippines’ labor department maintains no records of anti-discrimination cases filed by workers infected with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), New York-based Human Rights Watch (HRW) said in its latest report. As a result, “there is little evidence that the government is adequately enforcing the laws to prevent and punish workplace discrimination” especially those against […] The post HIV-infected workers forced to quit jobs, face discrimination due to lack of gov’t support appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsFeb 9th, 2018