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Valenzuela gov’t workers’ ‘half-hearted’ service prompts memo

#BRB (Be right back) at work! To remove distractions so they can just "do their jobs," local government employees in Valenzuela City have been prohibited from using cell phones or logging on to their social media accounts during office hours. In a Sept. 27 memo, Valenzuela Mayor Rexlon Gatchalian said the ban was prompted by complaints about the "lukewarm and half-hearted" service provided by distracted City Hall workers. Exempted from the order are department heads and field personnel who are on-call. The rest can use their phones or log on to their social media accounts only during breaks. Violators face disciplinary measures, including suspension and dismissal, as provided...Keep on reading: Valenzuela gov’t workers’ ‘half-hearted’ service prompts memo.....»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerOct 18th, 2017

Trump, under pressure, orders flags flown at half-staff for McCain

U.S. President Donald Trump, under political pressure for offering only a half-hearted tribute for the late Senator John McCain, said on Monday he respected his service to the nation and ordered U.S. flags to be flown at half-staff in his honor. Source link link: Trump, under pressure, orders flags flown at half-staff for McCain.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsAug 27th, 2018

Britain mulls making firms disclose ethnicity pay gap

LONDON --- The British government is considering making companies reveal the pay gap between white and non-white workers, in a bid to end disadvantages faced by employees from ethnic minorities. Prime Minister Theresa May says revealing the figures might "uncover some uncomfortable truths." She says "too often ethnic minority employees feel they're hitting a brick wall when it comes to career progression." Last year the government told companies with 250 or more employees to disclose the difference in median wages between men and women. The government said Thursday that businesses including accountants KPMG, advertising firm Saatchi & Saatchi and the civil service had si...Keep on reading: Britain mulls making firms disclose ethnicity pay gap.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 11th, 2018

De Lima hails health workers selfless service

September 29, 2018. Opposition Senator Leila M. de Lima has commended the public health workers for their selfless service and dedication in upholding standard health quality service despite the myriad challenges they constantly face in their job. In her message read during the recent 2nd Convention of the Aksyon… Source link link: De Lima hails health workers' selfless service.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsSep 29th, 2018

Duterte to visit Kuwait in October 2018

President Duterte is set to visit Kuwait next month after the Philippines and the gulf state resolved their diplomatic row over alleged abuse of Filipino household service workers there......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 28th, 2018

8 MRT workers hurt in mishap

Eight employees of the Metro Rail Transit Line 3 (MRT-3) were injured after two of the rail line’s maintenance service vehicles collided between its Guadalupe and Buendia stations in Makati City before dawn yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 27th, 2018

NCAA Season 94: Red Robins repeat over Greenies

Mapua University completed its elimination round sweep of defending champion CSB-La Salle Greenhills, 93-87, to solidify its hold of the second spot in the NCAA Season 94 juniors basketball competition at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan Tuesday. The Red Robins captured its ninth win in 12 games while handing the Greenies, who remained at solo top spot, their second defeat after 12 outings in a rematch of last year’s Finals.  Dan Arches and Jonnel Policarpio led the charge of Mapua with 23 and 21 points, respectively. Paolo Hernandez finished with 13 points, Clint Escamis had 11 while Roseler Sarias registered 10 for the Red Robins, who held off CSB-LSGH’s second half run after a shaky start. Mapua built a 19-point cushion in the first half and kept their safe distance in the last two quarters to stave off the Greenies’ repeated comeback attempts. Joel Cagulangan came up short of a double-double with 22 points and nine rebounds while Joshua David got 19 markers and 12 boards for CSB-LSGH. Meanwhile, Arellano University defeated University of Perpetual Help, 70-66, to tie its victim at 5-6 win-loss slate. Romuel Junsay and Lars Sunga posted 12 points each while Brian Javier got 10 for the Braves. Yukihiro Kawamura had 21 points while Emman Gaiman had 19 for the Junior Altas.   Box scores: First game: Mapua (93) --- Arches 23, Policarpio 21, Hernandez 13, Escamis 11, Sarias 10, Diaz 7, Mariano 3, Smith 2, Quimado 2, Lazarte 1, Dennison 0, Tagal 0. CSB-LSGH (87) --- Cagulangan 22, David 19, Fornillos 18, Sangco 13, Calimag 9, Valenzuela 3, Cortez 2, Natividad 1, Morales 0, Mosqueda 0, Palencia 0, Lepalam 0, Lao 0. Quarters: 24-19, 51-32, 69-61, 93-87   Second game: AU (70) --- Junsay 12, Sunga 12, Javier 10, Fermin 9, Fornis 8, Espiritu 8, Recto 4, Templonuevo 3, Domingo 2, Sahali 2, Liangco 0, Nepomuceno 0. UPHSD (66) --- Kawamura 21, Galman 19, Galoy 10, Oguinsanya 6, Orgo 5, Barcuma 2, Romilla 2, Nunez 1, Duka 0, Dela Cruz 0, Defante 0. Quarters: 15-14, 33-35, 52-51, 70-66.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 18th, 2018

Jobs await in BPO, sales, food service

The Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) announced more employment opportunities for workers in the business process outsourcing (BPO), sales and food service industries. In a report, the Bureau of Local Employment said there are 4,616 vacancies in the sales sector, 4,173 vacancies in the BPO industry, particularly for call center agents and 835 vacancies […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsSep 17th, 2018

PLDT now open to draw up regularization plan for workers – DOLE chief

After nearly a year of defying the Department of Labor and Employment's (DOLE) order for it to regularize its more than 7,300 workers, the Philippine Long Distance Telephone Co. (PLDT) is now open to draw up a regularization plan which would initially cover at least half of the firm's contractual workers.   Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said that he would meet with PLDT chair and CEO Manuel V. Pangilinan to discuss the details of their "compromise agreement." Among the issues expected to be threshed out are the timeline of the regularization plan and identification of first batch of employees that would be regularized.   Bello added that he would also try to "...Keep on reading: PLDT now open to draw up regularization plan for workers – DOLE chief.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 31st, 2018

Robredo to gov’t officials: Time to serve the people is ‘fleeting and swift’

For Vice President Leni Robredo, the untimely death of her husband, former Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo, is a reminder to all government officials that their time to serve the people is "fleeting and swift." "Jesse's short life and his death is a reminder to us as elected leaders, government workers, and public servants that our time to serve is fleeting and swift," the Vice President said in a speech during the launch of her husband's biography, "Jesse Robredo: His Story," on Tuesday. Robredo reminded government officials that public service is a privilege given to a select few. Hence, those who are given the opportunity to serve should find ways to maximize it to make a diffe...Keep on reading: Robredo to gov’t officials: Time to serve the people is ‘fleeting and swift’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 28th, 2018

Losing a hero

A flag flies at half mast at the Capitol US dome in Washington DC as the world mourns the passing of US Sen. John McCain. The late war hero will lie in state at the US Capitol on Friday, followed by a memorial service at the National Cathedral before being laid to rest at the […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsAug 27th, 2018

US OPEN 18: Serena Williams makes her return to New York

By Howard Fendrich, Associated Press Women to watch at the U.S. Open, where play begins Monday: ___ SIMONA HALEP Seeded: 1 Ranked: 1 Age: 26 Country: Romania 2018 Match Record: 46-8 2018 Singles Titles: 3 Career Singles Titles: 18 Grand Slam Singles Titles: 1 — French Open ('18) Last 5 U.S. Opens: '17-Lost in 1st Round, '16-QF, '15-SF, '14-3rd, '13-4th Aces: Won two hard-court titles this season. ... Claimed her first Grand Slam title at the French Open in June. ... Wins nearly half of all return games, WTA's best rate. Topspin: A year ago, exited in the first round against Maria Sharapova. This year, could face a Williams sister in the fourth round. ... If she's healthy, could make a deep run. ___ CAROLINE WOZNIACKI Seeded: 2 Ranked: 2 Age: 28 Country: Denmark 2018 Match Record: 32-12 2018 Singles Titles: 2 Career Singles Titles: 29 Grand Slam Singles Titles: 1 — Australian Open ('18) Last 5 U.S. Opens: '17-2nd, '16-SF, '15-2nd, '14-F, '13-3rd Aces: Third among active women with 21 career hard-court titles, trailing only the Williams sisters. ... Converts 52.1 percent of break-point chances, No. 2 on tour in 2018. Topspin: Loves that she no longer has to hear questions about why she hasn't won a major tournament. ... Her counter-punching clearly can succeed in New York, where she's twice reached the final. ___ SLOANE STEPHENS Seeded: 3 Ranked: 3 Age: 25 Country: United States 2018 Match Record: 27-13 2018 Singles Titles: 1 Career Singles Titles: 6 Grand Slam Singles Titles: 1 — U.S. Open ('17) Last 5 U.S. Opens: '17-Won Championship, '16-Did Not Play, '15-1st, '14-2nd, '13-4th Aces: First attempt to defend a Grand Slam title. ... Last year's triumph capped a comeback after foot surgery. Topspin: Boom-or-bust streak in Grand Slam tournaments continues: She has either reached the final (twice) or lost in the opening round (three times) at her past five majors. ___ ANGELIQUE KERBER Seeded: 4 Ranked: 4 Age: 30 Country: Germany 2018 Match Record: 40-14 2018 Singles Titles: 2 Career Singles Titles: 12 Grand Slam Singles Titles: 3 — U.S. Open ('16), Australian Open ('16), Wimbledon ('18) Last 5 U.S. Opens: '17-4th, '16-W, '15-3rd, '14-3rd, '13-4th Aces: Reached at least the fourth round at 12 of 14 tournaments she entered this year, the best rate among top-10 players. Topspin: Returned to the height of her powers with a Wimbledon title last month; one third of her career trophies came at majors. ___ MADISON KEYS Seeded: 14 Ranked: 14 Age: 23 Country: United States 2018 Match Record: 21-11 2018 Singles Titles: 0 Career Singles Titles: 3 Grand Slam Singles Titles: 0 — Best: Runner-Up, U.S. Open ('17) Last 5 U.S. Opens: '17-Runner-Up, '16-4th, '15-4th, '14-2nd, '13-1st Aces: Winning 61.6 percent of service points this season, ranking third on tour. Topspin: Run to French Open semifinals showed overall development of her game. No reason she couldn't have another long stay in New York. ___ SERENA WILLIAMS Seeded: 17 Ranked: 26 Age: 36 Country: United States 2018 Match Record: 12-5 2018 Singles Titles: 0 Career Singles Titles: 72 Grand Slam Singles Titles: 23 — U.S. Open ('99, '02, '08, '12, '13, '14), Wimbledon ('02, '03, '09, '10, '12, '15, '16), Australian Open ('03, '05, '07, '09, '10, '15, '17), French Open ('02, '13, '15) Last 5 U.S. Opens: '17-DNP, '16-SF, '15-SF, '14-W, '13-W Aces: Trying to win her first U.S. Open title since claiming a third in a row in 2014. ... Missed the tournament last year because she gave birth on Sept. 1. Topspin: You've heard it here before and you'll hear it again: Never count out Williams, no matter what her form appears to be entering a tournament. ___ MARIA SHARAPOVA Seeded: 22 Ranked: 21 Age: 31 Country: Russia 2018 Match Record: 2018 Singles Titles: 0 Career Singles Titles: 36 Grand Slam Singles Titles: 5 — U.S. Open ('06), Wimbledon ('04), Australian Open ('08), French Open ('12, '14) Last 5 U.S. Opens: '17-4th, '16-DNP, '15-DNP, '14-4th, '13-DNP Aces: 11-0 in first-round matches at Flushing Meadows. ... Hasn't been past the fourth round since 2012; missed the U.S. Open three of the past five years. Topspin: Made Grand Slam return in New York in 2017 after absence of more than 1½ years because of a doping ban......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 25th, 2018

Social protection in Asia improving, but reforms still needed — ADB

Social protection systems in Asia are showing gains in coverage and adaption of new technology for delivery of service, but still needs improvement to shield workers from inflation and rise of new occupations, said the Asian Development Bank......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 22nd, 2018

Gov’t debt service bill rises 10%

THE GOVERNMENT debt service bill in the first half was P415 billion, up 9.92%, the Bureau of the Treasury (BTr) said. The post Gov’t debt service bill rises 10% appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsAug 21st, 2018

Son feels ashamed after South Korea s upset loss to Malaysia

By John Pye, Associated Press BANDUNG, Indonesia (AP) — In his last start a week ago Son Heung-min helped Tottenham to a win in the Premier League. In his last start in a South Korea jersey Son scored late in a World Cup upset group stage win over 2014 champion Germany in late June. He was a long way from there on Friday, when his belated start to the Asian Games ended in a 2-1 loss to Malaysia that left him feeling ashamed in front of 4,125 fans on the outskirts of Bandung, the capital of Indonesia's West Java province. After getting permission from Tottenham to pursue a gold medal that would earn him an exemption from national military service, Son finally got on the field in the 57th minute of South Korea's second group game. By then, the defending champions were down 2-0 after a pair of first-half goals from Safawi Rasid and all the warnings Son had given his young teammates about the potential threats of every opponent appeared to have gone unheeded. "I feel ashamed about this shocking loss," Son said in Korean. "The players sort of took it easy. After the Malaysians scored two goals, the players were perplexed." He was unable to spark a comeback win at SI Jalak Harupat Stadium, the art deco-inspired 27,000-seat stadium that is set amid volcanic hills and tea plantations about a four-hour drive southeast of Jakarta. Son had some good touches but, after Hwang Ui-jo scored for South Korea in the 87th, he pushed a long-range free kick wide in the last minute. South Korea had more than two-thirds of the possession and took 14 shots to Malaysia's five but lacked finish in the front third and were exposed early in defense. Defense is the key for this South Korean team. A gold medal will exempt them from 21 months of military service, an obligation Son is otherwise expected to start within the next two years. That's the kind of commitment that could hurt his playing career. He's at the Asian Games in Indonesia as one of the three wildcard — or overage players — in the under-23 South Korean squad. And he's one of four members of South Korea's World Cup squad selected for the roster, along with Hwang Hee-chan, Lee Seung-woo and goalkeeper Jo Hyeon-woo. Only one of them — Hwang — started against Malaysia. South Korea coach Kim Hak-bum admitted he made a tactical blunder by rotating his players too early in the tournament. "That was my mistake ... I regret that," Kim said through a translator. "Because of today's result we've got a difficult pathway to the finals. First place and second place in this group is quite different in the round of 16 ... but we'll get through." Kim responded to question about Son's limited playing time by saying the star player had only been with the squad a couple of days and his fitness and condition had to be properly managed. The 25-team tournament is not officially recognized by FIFA, but Tottenham allowed the 26-year-old Son to leave England after the 2-1 win at Newcastle. Son missed South Korea's run to the Asian Games title in 2014 because he was not released by former club Bayer Leverkusen, adding to the pressure on him to win gold this time. "I should have controlled the game better and helped the (young) players in their mind controls — I feel a big responsibility for that," Son said. "I and our coach told players that we could face a big trouble if we lowered our guard. Of course, this thing should not happen, but I feel very relieved that this happened during the group preliminaries. I hope our players have learned that." South Korea will round out the group stage against Kyrgyzstan on Monday and will need a big win to restore confidence ahead of the knockout stage. Malaysia leads Group E with two wins and is three points clear of South Korea, which had opened its campaign by thrashing Bahrain 6-0 on Wednesday. Bahrain and Kyrgyzstan had a 2-2 draw Friday to pick up their first points of the tournament and remain in contention. The top two teams from each group and four best-performing third-placed teams advance to the round of 16......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 18th, 2018

Son’s Korea drubs Bahrain

BANDUNG, Indonesia — Son Heung-min watched from the bench as South Korea tore apart Bahrain 6-0 at the Asian Games on Wednesday to boost the Tottenham Hotspur striker’s chances of avoiding military service by winning gold. Son, who only joined the squad this week, cheered on the defending champions as Hwang Ui-jo netted a first-half […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsAug 17th, 2018

CSC releases 2nd semester schedule of COMEX

QUEZON CITY, August 16 --The Civil Service Commission released the Computerized Examination (COMEX) schedule for the second half of 2018. There are 12 examinations to be held in the CSC Central Office.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsAug 16th, 2018

China developing satellites to monitor territory in South China Sea

China is developing a satellite system that will allow it to closely watch the South China Sea, the China News Service reported, helping it to consolidate control over the disputed waters. The first of 10 satellites is expected to be launched in the second half of 2019, China News said, citing the Sanya Institute of […] The post China developing satellites to monitor territory in South China Sea appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsAug 16th, 2018

Udonis Haslem having talks with Heat, deciding on return

By Tim Reynolds, Associated Press MIAMI (AP) — Udonis Haslem is creating jobs, while working toward getting his Miami Heat job back for another season. Haslem has had talks with the Heat in recent days as he continues working through the process of deciding whether to return for a 16th season. There is no timetable for a decision, but there are now indications that he is clearly leaning toward a return. “It was a great conversation,” Haslem said at the opening of his latest Einstein Bros. Bagels, one of several franchises that he and his business partners have collaborated on in the Miami area in recent years. “At the end of the day, it’s was a conversation about if they want me back and if I want to be back.” He’s also planning a meeting with Heat coach Erik Spoelstra in the coming days. Heat officials, including team president Pat Riley, have said they want Haslem back. Haslem’s on-court role has been limited over the last three years. He appeared in only 14 games last season, all off the bench, and hasn’t gotten more than 20 minutes in any game since Jan. 1, 2017. But his voice in the locker room is vital. The 38-year-old Miami native remains one of the team’s captains, and it’s not uncommon for him to mentor teammates on the bench during games or raise his voice at halftime — even before coaches enter the room — when things are not going to his liking. Even this week, several Heat players joined him for his usual midday outdoor workout under the sweltering Miami sun. “I was glad to have them,” Haslem said. “It’s usually lonely out there.” He’s taken the same approach that he’s brought to basketball to the business world. Haslem and his partners have created well over 200 jobs with their food-service ventures, with more projects looming. “I like being invested in the things I’m investing in,” Haslem said. “I don’t just sit around and wait for the check. My life has pretty much become basketball, working out, business and my family. Those are my four vices.” Haslem has played with 126 different Heat teammates, not even counting those players who were signed for training camps and never actually appeared in a regular-season or playoff game. His return for a 16th year would mean that he’s been with the franchise for more than half its history; the Heat had played 15 seasons before he signed with them in 2003. For his career, Haslem has averaged 7.7 points and 6.8 rebounds. He was a starter on the Heat championship clubs in 2006, 2012 and 2013......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 15th, 2018

DPWH launches job portal under Duterte’s Build Build Build program

DPWH launches an online job matching service for those job seekers and skilled workers who want to work in the infrastructure projects under Pres. Duterte’s Build Build Build (BBB) program......»»

Category: newsSource:  samarnewsRelated NewsAug 13th, 2018

Here s the Filipino team behind Kris Aquino s Crazy Rich Asians looks

MANILA, Philippines – When Kris Aquino commits to a role – be it in films, TV series, or endorsements – you can be sure it’s never half-hearted. For her role in the highly-anticipated movie adaptation of Crazy Rich Asians, the Philippines’ “Queen of All Media” spared no expense in making ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 8th, 2018