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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

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

WB sees Ph sustaining 6.7% growth

The World Bank expects the Philippines to sustain stable economic growth this year and the next, noting the country should invest more in infrastructure and human capital to achieve further growth. In its East Asia and Pacific Economic Update released on Thursday, the Bank said the Philippine gross domestic product….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsApr 17th, 2018

WB Sees PH Sustaining 6.7% GDP Growth

The World Bank (WB) expects the Philippines to sustain stable economic growth this year and the next, noting the country should invest more in infrastructure and human capital to achieve further growth. In its East Asia and Pacific Economic Update released on Thursday, the Bank said the Philippine gross domestic product (GDP) is projected to […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsApr 14th, 2018

‘Dangerous’ heat starts – Pagasa

    The summer "init factor" has reached fever pitch again in the Philippines, as the heat indices started reaching a "dangerous" 41 Celsius in several parts of the country this week.     The "heat index" or the "human discomfort index," colloquially dubbed "init factor," is the temperature people feel, as opposed to the temperature measured by a dry-bulb thermometer. High air temperatures and high relative humidity will give high heat indices.   The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) started measuring the heat index after the onset of the dry season for the year was announced last Tu...Keep on reading: ‘Dangerous’ heat starts – Pagasa.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 13th, 2018

Manila ranks 3rd in top 10 most popular Easter destinations for Asia-Pacific travelers

Thanksno doubt to the fact thatEaster falls during the same period as this year'scherry blossom season, Tokyo has topped a list of the most popular Easter destinations among Asia-Pacific travelers for 2018. In the ranking, compiled by onlinehotelbooking site Agoda, the Japanese capital knocked out last year'schart-topper, Manila, to take this year'stop spot. While the Philippines has the largest Christian population in Asia-Pacific and hosts no shortage of religious events for the holiday, the results of the list suggest that this year, travelers are keenerto witness the miraculous beauty of Japanese cherry blossoms over the long weekend. The list is based on A...Keep on reading: Manila ranks 3rd in top 10 most popular Easter destinations for Asia-Pacific travelers.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 29th, 2018

ALPSIDE DOWNED: Human (rights) targets

BERN, Switzerland (MindaNews / 27 March) –  In a human rights forum that I helped organize here in the Swiss capital early this month, I became acutely aware of the imminent threats now being faced by human rights workers in the Philippines. Carlos Conde, Philippines researcher of the Human Rights Watch Asia division, was telling […] The post ALPSIDE DOWNED: Human (rights) targets appeared first on MindaNews......»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsMar 27th, 2018

Alpside Downed: Human (rights) targets

BERN, Switzerland (MindaNews / 27 March) –  In a human rights forum that I helped organize here in the Swiss capital early this month, I became acutely aware of the imminent threats now being faced by human rights workers in the Philippines. Carlos Conde, Philippines researcher of the Human Rights Watch Asia division, was telling […] The post Alpside Downed: Human (rights) targets appeared first on MindaNews......»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsMar 27th, 2018

WORLD JUSTICE PROJECT | PH falls hardest out of 113 countries in terms of adherence to rule of law

Since the WJP Rule of Law Index in October 2016, the Philippines dropped 18 positions to rank 88th out of 113 countries......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsFeb 1st, 2018

Philippines in middle cluster of Human Freedom Index

WASHINGTON – The Philippines has landed in 71st place among 159 countries ranked in a new Human Freedom Index (HFI) that presents a broad measure of personal.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 1st, 2018

PHL ranks 71st out of 159 countries in freedom index

By Arjay L. Balinbin THE Philippines ranks 71st out of 159 countries in the 2017 Human Freedom Index (HFI) by the Fraser Institute. Based on 2015 data, the 2017 global index on personal and economic freedoms (collectively human freedom) places the Philippines with a human freedom score of 6.97 (in a range of 0-10), with […] The post PHL ranks 71st out of 159 countries in freedom index appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJan 25th, 2018

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