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PH slips 1 notch in human capital index

PH slips 1 notch in human capital index.....»»

Category: newsSource: manilatimes_net manilatimes_netSep 13th, 2017

Philippines falls a notch in WEF’s Human Capital Index

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines has dropped anew in a global ranking which measures countries’ ability to make the most of their populations’ economic.....»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 13th, 2017

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

PSEi slips but clings to 8,900

The local stock barometer ended flat but stayed afloat the 8,900 level on Wednesday as some investors reassessed their portfolios after the recent run-up to record highs. The main-share Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) shed 3.43 points or 0.04 percent to close at 8,920.29. While US stocks continued to rally overnight, the local market was "tired" after its successive winning sessions from the last days of December, said Luis Gerardo Limlingan, managing director at local stock brokerage Regina Capital Development. "Index saw some pullback amid a lack of news flow in local front and as investors await the corporate results season which will be in full swing next month," ...Keep on reading: PSEi slips but clings to 8,900.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 10th, 2018

GOCC remit record dividends in H1

Government-owned and -controlled corporations (GOCC) have posted record remittance that will go a long way in helping the Duterte administration hold down deficits and sustain its aggressive spending on infrastructure and human capital development, Department of Finance (DoF) Secretary Carlos Dominguez III said Friday. Dominguez described as “remarkable financial achievement” the 54 GOCC’s combined P32 […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated News21 hr. 11 min. ago

4Ps bill OK’d on 2nd reading

THE House of Representatives has approved on second reading a proposed law institutionalizing the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) to provide a yearly P26,400 subsidy to every poor family. House Bill (HB) No. 7773 institutionalizes the 4Ps to reduce poverty and promote human capital development. The program will be implemented….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsAug 17th, 2018

Myanmar panel probing Rohingya crisis pledges independence

NAYPYITAW, Myanmar --- Members of a commission established by Myanmar's government to investigate human rights violations in western Rakhine state, from which 700,000 members of the Muslim Rohingya minority fled brutal army operations, have pledged to be impartial. The Independent Commission of Enquiry held its first formal meeting Thursday in the capital, Naypyitaw, a day after holding talks with the country's leader, State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi. The commission's chairwoman, former Philippine diplomat Rosario Manolo, said at a news conference that the panel will be "independent, impartial and neutral." The commission was established after rights groups called for the ...Keep on reading: Myanmar panel probing Rohingya crisis pledges independence.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 16th, 2018

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

Financial, Capital Markets Inspired By SONA

Positive sentiments on President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s statements in his third State of the Nation Address (SONA) lifted both the Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) and the peso Tuesday. PSEi recovered and went up 0.95 percent, or 70.22 points, to 7,447.02 points. It was followed by the broader All Shares index, which increased by 0.71 […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsJul 25th, 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

PSEi keeps pace with optimistic Asian neighbors, marking 3rd day of rally

The local stock barometer gained for the third straight session yesterday, tracking mostly firmer regional markets. The main-share Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) added 16.85 points or 0.23 percent to close at 7,350.58. The index was boosted by gains eked out by the financial, industrial, holding firm and services counters. On the other hand, the mining/oil and property counters slipped. Value turnover was still thin at P5.53 billion. There were 106 decliners that edged out 84 advancers, while 46 stocks were unchanged. The PSEi was led higher by Megaworld, which gained 4.03 percent. GT Capital added 3.82 percent while Metrobank, the day's most actively traded ...Keep on reading: PSEi keeps pace with optimistic Asian neighbors, marking 3rd day of rally.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 12th, 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

Myanmar downgraded in U.S. trafficking report

YANGON, Myanmar – Myanmar is not doing enough to tackle human trafficking, according to a US State Department report that downgraded its ranking to the worst tier. The annual Trafficking in Persons (TIP) report said Myanmar slipped backward on its trafficked person's index to Tier 3 for failing to protect ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 29th, 2018

Stock market rises on bargain-hunting

The stock market regained some strength on Tuesday, returning to the 7,000 territory as investors resorted to bargain-hunting. The bellwether Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) gained 0.29 percent or 20.33 points to close at 7,007.21. The wider All Shares, on the other hand, dipped 0.05 percent or 2.10 points to finish at 4,309.31. Regina Capital Development [...] The post Stock market rises on bargain-hunting appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsJun 27th, 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

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

PSEi falls to 7,400 on Eurozone concerns

THE stock market fell to the 7,400 level in early trading Wednesday as political turmoil in the eurozone continues to dampen sentiment. The benchmark index fell 120.51 points or 1.59 percent to pause at 7,481.85 at the noonday break. The wider All Shares dropped 62.88 points or 1.36 percent to 4,577.79. Regina Capital Development Corp. Managing Director [...] The post PSEi falls to 7,400 on Eurozone concerns appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsMay 30th, 2018