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Gov’t investing more for human capital dev’t

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Finance (DOF) said the government is investing heavily on human capital development programs to train its young workf.....»»

Category: financeSource: philstar philstarOct 7th, 2017

Police arrest 100,000 for loitering in 2 months

More than 100,000 people in Metro Manila have been arrested or taken into custody by the Philippine National Police less than two months after President Duterte ordered a crackdown on street loiterers, a less deadly campaign than the war on drugs. The National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) said that between June 13 and 3 a.m. on Tuesday, its five police districts arrested 101,223 for violating city ordinances, which some human rights groups say has had a "chilling effect" on the metropolis. After critics pointed out that the President's original order to round up loiterers was illegal under Republic Act No. 10158, which has decriminalized vagrancy, police began to zealously ...Keep on reading: Police arrest 100,000 for loitering in 2 months.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 8th, 2018

Violence continues in Bangladesh capital as students protest

DHAKA, Bangladesh -- Police in Bangladesh's capital fired tear gas and rubber bullets Monday to disperse hundreds of demonstrating students, while a prominent human rights group demanded the r.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsAug 7th, 2018

Gov’t takes stock of performance

A GOVERNMENT SCORECARD that plots the Philippines’ progress in hitting economic development targets bared progress in macroeconomy, justice, human capital and environment, but poor performance in agriculture, housing and governance......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJul 19th, 2018

Infra, human capital still budget priorities

Investments in infrastructure and human capital development remain the government’s top priorities, the Budget department said on Friday, with public works and education to given the highest allocations under the proposed P3.757-trillion outlay for next year. “We are sticking to our plan of focusing on ‘Build Build Build’ and social services,” Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno [...] The post Infra, human capital still budget priorities appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsJul 13th, 2018

Education, infrastructure get highest budget for 2019

Education and infrastructure agencies will continue to get the highest budget allocations in 2019 in line with the Duterte administration’s thrust to address public infrastructure and improve human capital development, according to the Department of Budget and Management......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 13th, 2018

PH among worst in ease of doing business, education – report

MANILA, Philippines– The Philippines retained the 73rd spot out of 126 economies in the 2018 Global Innovation Index (GII). The GII ranks countries according to their capacity and success in innovation. The survey looks into a country’s institutions, infrastructure, business and market sophistication, knowledge and technology outputs, human and capital ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 11th, 2018

CHR invited to coordinate with PNP for upcoming Sona — NCRPO chief

The Philippine National Police (PNP) wants to coordinate with the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) for the upcoming State of the Nation Address (Sona) according to National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) director PCSupt. Guillermo Eleazar. "The guidance also of the [PNP Chief Oscar Albayalde] is for us to coordinate with the Commission on Human Rights to invite a representative para sumama sa amin doon (to come with us)," Eleazar said in a press briefing. "We will invite them [para] mayroon silang (so that they will have a) representative who will join us in our command center... even in our communication van," he added. There are two purposes behind the move of transp...Keep on reading: CHR invited to coordinate with PNP for upcoming Sona — NCRPO chief.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 11th, 2018

Build, build, build institutions

The daily suffering of our commuters, the congestion in our cities, and the inefficient movement of goods are tied ultimately to weaknesses in our institutions. In the Department of Transportation (DOTr), for example, what’s the adequacy, quality and resilience of its human capital? Improving mobility in our cities will require new infrastructure and better services. [...] The post Build, build, build institutions appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJul 7th, 2018

The barriers entrepreneurs hurdle

ENTREPRENEURS continue to have difficulty accessing credit, markets and technology while others lack entrepreneurial ability and human capital, making it difficult for their businesses to thrive......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJun 26th, 2018

Countries investing in the Philippines (Q1 2018)

By Lourdes O. Pilar, Researcher In the first quarter of 2018, foreign investors committed P14.21 billion for capital investments in the Philippines. Pledges by Japanese investors accounted for more than half of the total foreign investment commitments during that period, with P7.86 billion. //embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js The post Countries investing in the Philippines (Q1 2018) appeared first… link: Countries investing in the Philippines (Q1 2018).....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJun 23rd, 2018

Countries investing in the Philippines (Q1 2018)

By Lourdes O. Pilar, Researcher In the first quarter of 2018, foreign investors committed P14.21 billion for capital investments in the Philippines. Pledges by Japanese investors accounted for more than half of the total foreign investment commitments during that period, with P7.86 billion. The post Countries investing in the Philippines (Q1 2018) appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJun 23rd, 2018

Migration prospects can prevent brain drain — World Bank

Labor exporting countries like the Philippines can even benefit from the occurrence of the so-called brain drain if their education systems remain elastic to overseas demand and there is continued investment in human capital, according to a new report by the World Bank......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 19th, 2018

When to sell

DEN SOMERA Rebalancing requires the act of selling. However, as discussed in the last two articles of this column, the question of “when to sell” is more rooted to the basic objectives of stock investing and trading, which are basically, capital preservation and profit-taking. Like most of the players in the virtual stock trading challenge,… link: When to sell.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJun 8th, 2018

When to sell

Rebalancing requires the act of selling. However, as discussed in the last two articles of this column, the question of “when to sell” is more rooted to the basic objectives of stock investing and trading, which are basically, capital preservation and profit-taking. Like most of the players in the virtual stock trading challenge, investors normally [...] The post When to sell appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJun 7th, 2018

Developing human capital for economic growth

To a layman, the relationship between education and economic growth is relatively straightforward. An educated population is a productive work force, and higher productivity equals higher economic gains. Therefore, a country should invest in education to develop its ‘human capital’ — the ability of a population to perform labor to produce economic value. The esteemed […] The post Developing human capital for economic growth appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMay 30th, 2018

Peso touches 12-year low

The Philippine peso hit its lowest level in almost 12 years during intraday trading yesterday as traders braced themselves for the possibility of more capital outflows next month. The local currency declined to as low as P52.60 to the dollar during the morning session after the US Federal Reserve released details from their latest meeting pointing to the possibility of a rate hike in June. Higher interest rates in the world's largest economy make investing in securities more attractive, resulting in investors selling pesos to buy dollars. The peso opened the session weaker at 52.50 and slid to 52.60 --- the lowest since July 2006 --- before recovering slightly to 52.45 to a doll...Keep on reading: Peso touches 12-year low.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 24th, 2018

NMP remains with the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE)

NMP should remain as part of the human capital development rather than as part merely of the shipping and transportation or whatever the DOTr has planned, says Labor Undersecretary Jacinto V. Paras......»»

Category: newsSource:  samarnewsRelated NewsMay 14th, 2018

NCRPO to deploy human rights cops at May 1 rallies

Aside from thousands of police units, the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) is also set to deploy human rights officers in the series of Labor Day rallieson Tuesdayto respond to any incident of human rights violations. NCRPO chief Regional Dir. Camilo Pancratius P. Cascolan saidon Mondaythat human rights officers from the regional and district headquarters would be deployed together with representatives of the Commission of Human Rights (CHR). The team is in addition of the civil disturbance management (CDM) team stationed in different rally points in Metro Manila. "Together representatives from the Commission on Human Rights, Chief of Regional Human Rights Affairs O...Keep on reading: NCRPO to deploy human rights cops at May 1 rallies.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 30th, 2018

SEC flags 14 cryptocurrency investment companies

THE Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) warned the investing public against 14 online investment scams, including entities riding on the growing popularity of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies to lure investors. The country’s corporate regulator advised against investing in the following entities: NewG, Smart Capital, Gener8X, Paid2Prosper, CMT (Coins and Mining Trading), PSO (PSOPOWER Apps), TradeConnect, […] The post SEC flags 14 cryptocurrency investment companies appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsApr 18th, 2018

World Bank says Philippine human capital investments to counter overheating

The Philippines needs more investments in infrastructure and human capital, particularly upgrading the skill sets of workers for higher-paying jobs to be able to counter risks of an overheating economy, the World Bank Group said......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 18th, 2018