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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

SRP rises for noche buena items

FILIPINOS will have to tighten their belts a bit more as the holiday season approaches as more than half of noche buena products increased their suggested retail prices (SRP) this year, according to the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI). DTI undersecretary Ruth Castelo – who also heads the department’s consumer protection group — said […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated News3 hr. 12 min. ago

EDITORIAL - Decent jobs

Economic managers like to say that there are enough jobs in this country. Yet Filipinos continue to leave the country in droves, in search of employment that provides better pay, other forms of remuneration and social protection......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 8th, 2018

Mark Cuban donates $10M after Mavericks workplace probe

NBA press release The NBA today issued the following statement about the report by independent investigators regarding workplace conditions at the Dallas Mavericks, following allegations made in a Feb. 20, 2018 Sports Illustrated article: Upon learning of the allegations, Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban notified the NBA and an independent investigation was launched with oversight from the league office. Anne Milgram, former Attorney General of New Jersey, a Professor of Practice and Distinguished Scholar at New York University School of Law, and currently Special Counsel at Lowenstein Sandler LLP, and Evan Krutoy, who spent more than 20 years as a prosecutor in the Manhattan District Attorney’s office and currently heads Krutoy Law, P.C., led the seven-month investigation. The league’s oversight function was led by David Anders, a partner at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz and a former Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York. The report was based on information gathered from 215 interviews with current and former Mavericks employees who worked for the team during the past two decades and from the evaluation of more than 1.6 million documents, including emails and other electronic documents. Following the launch of the independent investigation, the Mavericks, under Mr. Cuban’s direction, hired a new Chief Executive Officer, Cynthia Marshall, a former AT&T senior executive, who has since implemented a massive overhaul to improve the organization’s workplace culture. While the investigation was ongoing, Mr. Cuban and Ms. Marshall took a series of steps to enhance the team’s workplace policies and procedures. Under Ms. Marshall’s direction, the Mavericks have replaced or added several new leadership positions in the organization, including a new head of Human Resources, a Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer, a head of Diversity & Inclusion and a new General Counsel. The Mavericks also instituted mandatory “Respect in the Workplace” training for all employees and ownership; created a confidential hotline for employees to share concerns, issues or allegations of misconduct; and established employee resource teams and an external advisory council to ensure a more diverse and collaborative work environment. Ms. Milgram’s and Mr. Krutoy’s extensive investigation, with full cooperation from Mr. Cuban and the Mavericks organization, resulted in a detailed understanding of the scope and substance of the issues. Among the investigation’s key findings: - The investigation substantiated numerous instances of sexual harassment and other improper workplace conduct within the Mavericks organization over a period spanning more than twenty years. - Among other things, the investigation found:     - Improper workplace conduct toward fifteen female employees by the Mavericks’ former President and CEO Terdema Ussery, including inappropriate comments, touching, and forcible kissing;     - Improper workplace conduct by former Mavericks ticket sales employee Chris Hyde, including inappropriate comments to women of a sexual nature, the viewing and sharing of pornographic images and videos, unsolicited and unwanted sexual advances, and violent and threatening outbursts toward co-workers; and     - Two acts of domestic violence perpetrated by former Mavs.com reporter Earl Sneed, including one against a team employee. - The investigators concluded that Mavericks’ management was ineffective, including a lack of compliance and internal controls, and that these shortcomings permitted the growth of an environment in which acts of misconduct and the individuals who committed them could flourish.  In particular, the investigators found:         - The Mavericks executive leadership team failed to respond adequately and committed a significant error in judgment by retaining Mr. Sneed following his domestic violence incidents; and         - The Mavericks’ executive leadership team was responsible for allowing Mr. Hyde to remain employed with the organization despite his inappropriate and problematic behavior, and failed adequately to address his various acts of misconduct.         - The investigators found no evidence that Mr. Cuban was aware of Mr. Ussery’s misconduct.  None of the 215 witnesses who were interviewed stated that they informed Mr. Cuban of Mr. Ussery’s actions, the investigators found no documentary evidence of such a communication, and Mr. Cuban stated that he did not know about the conduct.   The investigation report also contains a series of recommendations for changes to the Mavericks’ organization, including:     - Increasing the number of women on staff, including in leadership positions;     - Enhancing formal reporting processes for victims of misconduct;     - Implementing regular anonymous employee surveys to evaluate workplace culture; and     - Expanding and improving the Mavericks’ Human Resources department and instituting clear protocols for investigating workplace misconduct. The report confirms that several of these steps have already been taken, including the hiring of Ms. Marshall and other new senior female leaders, and notes that “we heard from employees of a sea change in the professional environment at the Mavericks that began almost immediately following” the publication of the Sports Illustrated article. In recognition of the institutional and other failures set forth in the report, Mr. Cuban has agreed to contribute $10 million to organizations that are committed to supporting the leadership and development of women in the sports industry and combating domestic violence.  These organizations will be selected by an advisory council of leaders from the Mavericks, including Mr. Cuban and Ms. Marshall, and the NBA, including President of Social Responsibility & Player Programs Kathy Behrens, President of Team Marketing & Business Operations and Chief Innovation Officer Amy Brooks, and Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer Oris Stuart. Additionally, the NBA is requiring the Mavericks to:         - Provide the league office with quarterly reports regarding the recommendations set forth in the report and their implementation;         - Immediately report to the league office any instances or allegations of significant misconduct by any employee;         - Continually enhance and update annual “Respect in the Workplace” training for all staff, including ownership; and         - Implement a program to train all staff, including ownership, on issues related to domestic violence, sexual assault, and sexual harassment. “The findings of the independent investigation are disturbing and heartbreaking and no employee in the NBA, or any workplace for that matter, should be subject to the type of working environment described in the report,” said NBA Commissioner Adam Silver. “We appreciate that Mark Cuban reacted swiftly, thoroughly and transparently to the allegations first set forth in Sports Illustrated – including the immediate hiring of Cynthia Marshall as CEO to effect change, but as Mark has acknowledged, he is ultimately responsible for the culture and conduct of his employees. While nothing will undo the harm caused by a select few former employees of the Mavericks, the workplace reforms and the $10 million that Mark has agreed to contribute are important steps toward rectifying this past behavior and shining a light on a pervasive societal failing -- the inability of too many organizations to provide a safe and welcoming workplace for women.” Following the allegations made in the Sports Illustrated article, the NBA conducted a thorough review of its existing policies and procedures related to respect in the workplace, and required all NBA teams to do the same. In addition, the league established a confidential leaguewide hotline for team and league employees to report workplace misconduct including, but not limited to, sexual harassment, discrimination and retaliation.  While many of the recommendations contained in the investigation report are already part of established practice at the league office, any that are not will shortly be adopted. The report of the independent investigation is available here......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 19th, 2018

House panel OKs substitute bill seeking stiffer penalties for child abuse

The House Committee on Welfare of Children has approved a substitute bill that seeks to deter the the exploitation of minors and impose stiffer penalties for those who abuse them. Following a hearing conducted last Sep. 3, the committee members approved a substitute bill that seeks to amend several sections of the "Special Protection of Children Against Child Abuse, Exploitation, and Discrimination Act" (Republic Act No. 7610). The substitute bill was authored by Bataan Rep. Geraldine Roman and 1-Pacman Party-list Rep. Michael Romero. In a statement, Roman said the law needed updating as the penalties imposed do not seem attuned to the 21st century. She said the government en...Keep on reading: House panel OKs substitute bill seeking stiffer penalties for child abuse.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 9th, 2018

Rody inks Occupational and Safety Law

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte has signed Republic Act 11058 or An Act Strengthening Compliance with Occupational Safety and Health Standards (OSHS), seeking to ensure the provision of safe and healthy workplace in the country. The law provides full protection for workers against hazards in their places of employment. It mandates the labor secretary to issue […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsAug 21st, 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