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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: philstar philstarSep 13th, 2017

PH slips 1 notch in human capital index

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

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsSep 13th, 2017

Philippines remains partly free in world freedom index

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines maintained its "partly free" status in the 2018 world freedom index released by human rights advocacy group Freedom Hou.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 17th, 2018

EDITORIAL - Fifth in impunity

Thanks to the creation of a presidential task force, the Philippines improved by a notch from last year’s ranking in the latest annual index of impunity in m.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 2nd, 2017

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:  philstarRelated NewsOct 7th, 2017

EDITORIAL - Second worst

After the precipitous drop of 10 notches in the 2016 Global Competitiveness Index, it’s good to see the Philippines improving even by a notch in this year’s.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 28th, 2017

Human Capital of Maritime Philippines

Human Capital of Maritime Philippines.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsAug 11th, 2017

Impact of MSCI China inclusion watched

INCLUSION of mainland Chinese shares in Morgan Stanley Capital International’s (MSCI) influential global benchmark equity index may trigger fund outflows from emerging markets like the Philippines once the rebalancing starts, but impact on local equities can be expected to be limited, stock market analysts said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJun 22nd, 2017

Front Page: Impact of MSCI China inclusion watched

INCLUSION of mainland Chinese shares in Morgan Stanley Capital International's (MSCI) influential global benchmark equity index may trigger fund outflows from emerging markets like the Philippines once the rebalancing starts, but impact on local equities can be expected to be limited, stock market analysts said yesterday......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJun 22nd, 2017

Opinion: Thinking Beyond Politics -- Victor Andres Manhit: "Harnessing the Filipino potential"

While the Philippines has enjoyed rapid economic growth, poverty and inequality rates remain high. Unsurprisingly, in terms of human development, the Philippines ranks behind its peers in ASEAN. To ensure that growth becomes more inclusive, the current administration should address persistent concerns on human capital formation and start preparing for the potentially disruptive effects of new technologies. If they do so, our people will gain a better chance of enjoying the benefits of economic and technological progress......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsApr 4th, 2017

Index falls below 7,300

MANILA, Philippines - Share prices closed lower yesterday amid doubts about the future policy agenda of the Trump administration in the US and lack of strong.....»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 27th, 2017

Public perception on cops’ lifestyle, ethics falls 11 % – Napolcom

MANILA, Philippines - The National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) has lost public trust as far as lifestyle, moral and ethics of policemen are concerne.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 14th, 2017

UN chief bucks capital punishment

MANILA, Philippines – The United Nations human rights chief is opposing the imposition of capital punishment in all circumstances, saying death penalty is “n.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 31st, 2016

Unique finds now in malls as MSMEs up the competition

  Products of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) will finally get a regular "showing" at CityMall's Go Lokal stores without risking their modest and hard-earned capital. Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez formally launched Go Lokal recently at CityMall- Anabu in Imus, Cavite. The event signaled the opening of similar stores in the 25 CityMall branches all over the Philippines. As Lopez pointed out in his speech during the launch, markets for MSMEs were often limited by their inability to pay rental fees required by large mall chains or the establishments' practice of paying suppliers only after 30-90 days. Sometimes, big malls get MSME products on consignment, keep...Keep on reading: Unique finds now in malls as MSMEs up the competition.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News1 hr. 12 min. ago

Democracy has never been more alive in PH – Cayetano

MANILA, Philippines – Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano slammed Human Rights Watch (HRW) for saying that President Rodrigo Duterte "plunged the Philippines in its worst human rights crisis" since the Marcos dictatorship. Cayetano claimed the exact opposite, even as thousands die in Duterte's drug war , and as government ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated News6 hr. 38 min. ago

PAO chief on charges vs cops in teen slays: No state-sponsored killings

MANILA, Philippines — The filing of murder charges against two Caloocan City policemen for the killing of two minors in the country’s capital proved that the.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated News8 hr. 38 min. ago

Cayetano slams Human Rights Watch for misleading international community

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine government on Saturday slammed New York-based rights observer Human Rights Watch for supposedly “misleading” the interna.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated News8 hr. 38 min. ago

Palace, DFA brush off HRW ‘fiction’

MALACAÑANG dismissed as “fiction” a Human Rights Watch (HRW) Report that said the human rights crisis in the Philippines under President Duterte was at its worst since the time of the late President Ferdinand Marcos. “That’s fiction,” presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said. Roque, who is also the President’s adviser on….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated News10 hr. 51 min. ago

Market gains 1.08%

  The local stock barometer yesterday rallied on selective buying of large cap-stocks, led by a rebound in share prices of big banks. Tracking mostly upbeat regional markets, the main-share Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) racked up 95.18 points or 1.08 percent to close at 8,915.92. The index was led by BPI, which surged by 7.39 percent and was the day's most actively traded company. Metrobank also rose by 2.04 percent while its parent conglomerate GT Capital Holdings rose by 6.34 percent. Both BPI and Metrobank recently announced massive stock rights offering plans, respectively amounting to P50 billion and P60 billion. BDO, SM Investments and AGI all ad...Keep on reading: Market gains 1.08%.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 19th, 2018

UP journalism professor dares Duterte spokesman to resign

MANILA, Philippines – Amid mounting attacks against press freedom, University of the Philippines (UP) professor Danilo Arao dared Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque, a former human rights lawyer, to resign. “Hinahamon kita, Harry, kung hindi mo na masikmura ang ginagawa mo ngayon bilang tagapagsalita ng isang mapanupil na pangulo, you should ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 19th, 2018

‘Duterte plunged PH into worst human rights crisis since Marcos’–HRW

  President Duterte has brought the Philippines into its "worst human rights crisis" since 1986, New York-based Human Rights Watch (HRW) said.   "President Rodrigo Duterte has plunged the Philippines into its worst human rights crisis since the dictatorship of Ferdinand Marcos in the 1970s and 1980s," HRW wrote in its World Report 2018 releasedThursday.   Duterte's crackdown against illegal drugs launched after he took office in June 2016 snuffed the lives out of about 4,000 drug suspects, according to Philippine National Police (PNP) data as of September 2017. However, human rights advocates said the number could be as high as 12,000.   HRW d...Keep on reading: ‘Duterte plunged PH into worst human rights crisis since Marcos’–HRW.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 19th, 2018