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Wage hike could lead to migration woes – group

A LABOR group claimed that the new wage increase rates in Western and Central Visayas will bury workers in extreme poverty. In a statement on June 12, 2018, Alan Tanjusay, spokesperson of labor group Associated Labor Unions (ALU), said the wage adjustments in two of the richest regions in the Visayas “will create more poverty […] The post Wage hike could lead to migration woes – group appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource: thedailyguardian thedailyguardianJun 12th, 2018

TUCP seeks P320 wage hike in Metro Manila

THE country's biggest labor group has filed a petition that seeks a P320 across-the board wage increase for the more than six million minimum-wage earners in the National Capital Region (NCR o.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJun 15th, 2018

Palace insists across-the-board wage hike ‘impossible’

An across-the-board wage hike is “legally impossible,” Malacañang insisted yesterday, after a labor group assailed President Duterte’s order for regional wage boards to discuss pay adjustments because of rising prices of goods......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 10th, 2018

Manila traders against $15 wage hike

MANILA: A big and influential group of the country's businessmen and employers said their warning of possible closure arising from the passage of a proposal pending in Congress for a $15 acros.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJun 3rd, 2018

Wage boards to assess possible salary hike amid higher prices

The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has ordered wage boards across the country to study a possible wage increase for workers following an appeal from a labor group, GMA News’ Oscar Oida reported on 24 Oras on Friday. Source link link: Wage boards to assess possible salary hike amid higher prices.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsMay 25th, 2018

Labor group seeks minimum wage hike as prices rise in light of TRAIN

A labor group on Friday has called on government to increase the minimum wage in the wake of surging prices resulting from the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN). “Workers, especially the majority of wage earners who gained nothing from TRAIN yet ending up devastatingly hit by inflation, clearly need a wage hike now,” […] The post Labor group seeks minimum wage hike as prices rise in light of TRAIN appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMay 25th, 2018

Are the Sixers too young for playoff success?

By Shaun Powell, NBA.com The learning curve of the Philadelphia 76ers has taken on a new, more direct and simpler geometric shape. It’s now a straight line, pulled and yanked that way by an impatient team determined to take the expressway from now on. And so this is where The Process has led them, to the NBA playoffs, a place exclusively reserved for Big Boy Basketball, where we get to see if the Sixers will skip another floor in their rapid developmental rise or if youth is about to get served a lesson. Hey, if nothing else, it beats wiping away the stench of losing, which is what coach Brett Brown was doing this time the last few years before this club finally grew up and as we now see, blew up. "This year we exceeded 50 wins and when you do that, you get into NBA elite territory which is something different for us,” he said. “But what’s interesting is we want more. We have more room to grow and we want to do that now.” Yes, the Sixers, finally sprung free of the dark ages, have crashed the annual spring show and are doing so rather emphatically in addition to surprisingly. Surely you saw this coming this quickly, no? On Christmas Eve they were 14-18. Their sensational big man, Joel Embiid, was getting the kid glove treatment, rarely playing extended minutes or consecutive games because of his brittle injury history. Their top draft pick, Markelle Fultz, was out with a bad shoulder and a broken jumper. Obviously, they’d just emerged from their four years of Tankapalooza with the trepidation of a chick stumbling from the nest. And quite simply, four months ago they just weren’t good enough to be lumped with the lead pack. Yet. But since then, what the hell just happened? “This group has come together from a toughness standpoint, a spirit standpoint,” Brown said. To say the least. The Sixers are 50-game winners, with a strong Kia Rookie of the Year candidate in Ben Simmons and a top-10 talent in Embiid, whose orbital injury that cost him the final eight regular season games should be healed for the playoffs at some point. Everything has fallen into place to make Philly a basketball destination once again, and these Sixers find themselves in a unique situation heading into the weekend. That’s because the playoff landscape in the East is favorable for someone like Philly to pull a surprise or two. Can they last a round? Of course; they’ll be a favorite initially. How about reaching the Eastern Conference finals? That’s trickier, and it’ll come down to matchups, but stranger things have happened. And, the NBA Finals? Well. Consider that there’s no true beast taking up space in the East and sending shivers everywhere. All of the contenders are showing a scratch or two: Toronto brings a blah playoff history; some of LeBron James’ supporting cast in Cleveland is untested; the Celtics are without Kyrie Irving, not to mention Gordon Hayward. The Sixers are the wild card in the playoff picture. Their wart is their inexperience in these matters. And so: Are they too young to be taken seriously? “I understand why people might think that, but I think we’ll be fine,” said JJ Redick, the resident senior citizen at age 33. “I don’t expect any of us to play differently than we have lately. These young guys are all gamers.” The Sixers are uniquely built; their twin core of Simmons and Embiid has played a combined three NBA seasons. Redick is the only starter with playoff experience and is also the only player in the rotation who ever played a major role in the playoffs. The Sixers are cubs compared to most of the East, even those teams below them. Essentially, the veterans on the Sixers orbit around the youngsters, instead of vice versa. Brown regularly takes the temperature of his players and has yet to pause at the results he’s seeing. For the most part, this has worked out better than he and they expected. “At this stage you figure how you deliver a team to the playoffs, how do you arrive at the playoffs,” Brown said. “Well, you can check three boxes: Their health, their spirit and their form. And finally: Are they playing good basketball? They’re all very interconnected, they’re all closely intertwined. Those things rule my day when I watch film and see how hard and long we’re going to go in practice. These guys have embraced and improved in those areas. Our defense has been excellent and we’re regularly getting 30 assists as a team, another example of a team enjoying each other’s company.” This makes for an interesting postseason baptism. There’s hope in Philly that Simmons and Embiid and Robert Covington and Dario Saric won’t know the difference between March basketball and May basketball. “We’ll just come and play the same way we’ve been doing,” Simmons said. The other advantage for Philly is Simmons appears well beyond his years. His expression is stoic, no matter the game circumstances, and his poise has yet to shatter memorably and cost the Sixers when it counts. He’s giving 16 points, eight rebounds and eight assists a night and had at least 10 points, five rebounds and five assists in 58 games, second only to Russell Westbrook and LeBron James. He is the first rookie in NBA history to average eight assists on a 50-win team. It remains to be seen how a 56-percent free throw shooter will respond if he’s put in that situation with the game on the line. Otherwise, his court direction and ability to reach the rim should not suffer from springtime stage fright. “Ben sits behind a glass wall and watches everyone else on the other side,” Redick said. “There’s nothing that affects him. He plays with the same demeanor and purpose no matter what’s going on around him. He brings a calm presence, and the maturity he plays with is beyond his years. Impressive.” Brown said: “He’s the stone cold Rookie of the Year and to me it’s not even close.” Philly’s best player is Embiid, though, and he’ll play with a mask once he does return, perhaps sometime in the first round. If he doesn’t suffer any lasting effects from the facial injury (vision, lack of balance), he’ll be the premier big man on the floor in the East. This allows the Sixers to exploit their low-post advantage over the Celtics, Raptors and Cavs should Philly meet any of those contenders along the way. The Sixers are also working with a pair of bonuses in Fultz and Ersan Ilyasova, two players they didn’t anticipate being in the playoff mix just a few months ago. Fultz is finally free of his shoulder woes and his shooting is starting to come around, to the point where Brown says he’ll find a role for Fultz in the rotation. Basically, the Sixers feel safe enough to put him on the floor, something that would’ve been a reach before he was activated, when he showed a nasty mechanical hitch in a jumper that somehow went south on him. “We don’t feel we’re going to be caught off guard with him,” Brown said. Ilyasova was gift-wrapped to Philly by the Hawks at midseason and has since been a solid source of scoring (17 points in a two-point win over Cleveland last week) and deepened the Sixers’ bench, allowing Brown to use a variety of different lineups and strategies. In all, the manner in which the season has come together is paying off at the right time for Philly. “We didn’t have this level of maturity in November and December,” Redick said. “If you look at some of our losses early in the season I felt they were immature losses. We’re more focused, more together, developed a mental toughness. Sometimes in life and in this league you have to go through things and experience things to grasp how to do them. There’s no better learning tool than the actual experience. So blowing a lead or coming back from a large halftime deficit, you have to do those things to understand that you can do it. Having those lessons early in the season has prepared us to have a great run since Christmas; we have the second best record in the league since then. This is better than what I expected or even hoped for. It’s been a long sustained growth period.” What does it all mean? Well, even though they’re entering the playoffs with the force of a hurricane, this isn’t the NCAA tournament. This is best-of-seven basketball, which means a team must prove itself worthy of moving on, instead of hoping to get lucky or hot. In the case of Philly and others in the East, that means beating LeBron four times in a series, and that hasn’t happened since 2010. You could also make the case the Sixers are playing with house money at this point, no matter what happens; after enduring The Process and painful progress, this is a blessing, a reward. The Sixers aren’t seeing it that way, though, not after growing up in a hurry. They want to seize the opportunity now, and any playoff success will largely depend on how they handle this as first-timers. Your guess is as good as Brown’s. “You really don’t know what to expect,” Brown said. “There’s no body of work. I will give our guys the benefit of the doubt. The poise they have shown in the regular season, the poise they’ve shown in big games and key moments, gives me tremendous confidence that we will handle this stage with a greater level of poise than what I might have guessed in October, or what I might have guessed not so long ago if you asked me questions about how will rookies and young guys handle this very different part of the season.” Veteran NBA writer Shaun Powell has worked for newspapers and other publications for more than 25 years. You can e-mail him here or follow him on Twitter. The views on this page do not necessarily reflect the views of the NBA, its clubs or Turner Broadcasting. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 11th, 2018

PBA Finals Game 3 By the Numbers: Super effort for San Miguel

The 2018 PBA Philippine Cup Finals is starting to turn into a demonstration just how powerful San Miguel is and how the rest of the league can just submit themselves to an already-ongoing Beermen dynasty. For about three quarters, it appeared that Magnolia has solved its Finals woes and was ready to give the Beermen an actual fight. And then the fourth quarter happened. San Miguel just smashed Magnolia anew, registering yet another dominant win. To make matters worse for the Hotshots, more than half of the Beermen's vaunted starting 5 sat out the fourth quarter, including four-time league MVP June Mar Fajardo. Before we move on to a pivotal Game 4, let's take a quick look back at the numbers that defined Game 3 and how San Miguel might be on its way to a fourth straight All-Filipino title if Magnolia can't figure thins out.   24 Largest lead of the game for San Miguel Beer and the final margin of victory. The Beermen led by as many as 20 in Game 1. The Beermen led by as many as 21 in Game 2. The Beermen led by as many as 24 in Game 3. Do we really need to say more?   3 Number of quarters played by June Mar Fajardo in Game 3. Despite sitting out the fourth period, the Kraken was good for 21 points and 17 rebounds. Is Magnolia in trouble in these Finals? Yes, yes they are.   17 Point difference in the fourth quarter. Magnolia was in it to win it in Game 3 for three quarters. But then the Beermen just flipped the switch in the fourth, unloading a 17-3 run to start led by Marcio Lassiter and Brian Heruela to put the game away early. San Miguel took the fourth, 36-19, and they also took the lead in the series, 2-1.   33 Number of bench points for the Beermen. The key for San Miguel turning this series around has been the play of its second group. After the bench registered only one point in Game 1, which was actually courtesy of Chris Ross, the Beermen reserves have come alive since with Game 3 being their best performance so far. Heruela (11 points) continues to be a spark for the champs while Gabby Espinas (9 points) has joined the party as well.   37 percent Magnolia shot just 37 percent from the field in Game 3. With the Hotshots' defense crumbling anew, allowing 111 points for the Beermen on 50 percent shooting, Magnolia just can't afford to have its offense struggle as well. Paul Lee talked about the Hotshots wanting to give themselves a chance in these Finals. You have zero chance if you shoot 37 percent against San Miguel.   ---- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 2nd, 2018

Labor group seeks P104 wage hike in Davao Region

THE Associated Labor Unions-Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (ALU-TUCP) filed before the Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board (RTWPB) on Monday, March 26, a petition for a P104 daily wage increase across-the-board and region-wide. “We still don’t have feedback from the employers’ group since we just filed the petition with RTWPB early this morning,” […] The post Labor group seeks P104 wage hike in Davao Region appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMar 26th, 2018

Duterte urged to raise wages of workers; last big one was P25 in 1989

Labor group ALU-TUCP is urging President Rodrigo Duterte declare a nationwide across-the-board wage hike to raise the wages of workers amid falling purchasing power of daily pay and rising cost of living......»»

Category: newsSource:  samarnewsRelated NewsSep 4th, 2017

Labor group reiterates call to Duterte for across-the-board wage hike - The Manila Times

Labor group reiterates call to Duterte for across-the-board wage hike - The Manila Times.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsAug 6th, 2017

Dismissal of wage hike plea sought as board review nearing its end

THE LARGEST group of private employers in the Philippines has formally asked Metro Manila's wage board to junk a string of petitions seeking an across-the-board hike in the daily minimum wage, with public debates on the plea set for conclusion by July 27......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJul 16th, 2017

Group seeks P675/day wage hike - The Standard

Group seeks P675/day wage hike - The Standard.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsJul 6th, 2017

NCR starts new round of wage hike pleas

THE COUNTRY’s biggest labor group has formally asked for a P184 increase in daily minimum wage of private sector workers in the National Capital Region (NCR) -- much higher than the P157 it had intended last month -- setting off a fresh round of similar applications in the country’s 17 other regions......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMay 24th, 2017

Front Page: NCR starts new round of wage hike pleas

THE COUNTRY's biggest labor group has formally asked for a P184 increase in daily minimum wage of private sector workers in the National Capital Region (NCR) -- much higher than the P157 it had intended last month -- setting off a fresh round of similar applications in the country's 17 other regions......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMay 24th, 2017

Labor group seeks P184 wage hike

Labor group seeks P184 wage hike.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsMay 23rd, 2017

Belgium, team of tomorrow, hopes to finally win now

By Ronald Blum, Associated Press MOSCOW (AP) — Belgium is the team of tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow. De Rode Duivels, as the Red Devils are known, have been playing for 114 years and remain in search of their first major title. A polyglot known for waffles, chocolate and beer, the nation of 11 million hopes for soccer to join the national identity, boosted by a golden generation that includes Romelu Lukaku, Eden Hazard and Kevin De Bryune. Belief is growing. Philippe, King of the Belgians, was on hand wearing a bright red tie and team scarf. "Belgium is a small country, you know? So we're very happy that we have this kind of talent," defender Toby Alderweireld said after Saturday's 5-2 rout of Tunisia all but clinched a round-of-16 World Cup berth. "Hopefully we can do something special." Lukaku tied Cristiano Ronaldo for the tournament lead with four goals, becoming the first with consecutive two-goal games in the World Cup since Diego Maradona and Gary Lineker in 1986. Hazard also scored twice , and Michy Batshuayi added a 90th-minute goal after failing to convert a trio of prime chances. Belgium opened with a 3-0 victory over Panama and has an 8-2 goal difference. Ranked third in the world behind defending champion Germany and Brazil, the Red Devils have become a chic choice to join the exclusive club of eight World Cup winners: Brazil (five), Germany and Italy (four), Argentina and Uruguay (two), and England, France and Spain (one). "Belgium was not the favorite because of the history of the country — and especially the history of the other countries," said former Dutch midfielder Clarence Seedorf, now a Fox analyst. "They're growing. Also, they're playing with important team spirit. So for me, it's not really a big surprise what they're doing at the moment." Training is conducted in English under Spanish coach Roberto Martinez, who spent a decade managing in England. Postgame interviews sound like a corridor at European Union headquarters in Brussels, with players alternating among English, French, Dutch and Spanish. Goalkeeper Simon Mignolet has picked up a Scouse accent after five seasons with Liverpool. Seventeen of the 23 players were on Champions League clubs last season, a glamorous group that includes Chelsea, Tottenham, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain. "That gives them the confidence and the experience to play at the highest level. That is what a World Cup is about," Mignolet said. "For us, it's now the third tournament in a row where we play, which gives you the experience, so nobody's really fussed about the occasion anymore. Maybe the two tournaments were a bit different where we arrived and we were thinking about what was going to happen. Everything was new." After completing the group stage against England on Thursday, Belgium would face Colombia, Poland, Senegal or Japan in the second round, and then could have a possible quarterfinal against Germany, Brazil or Mexico. Since losing their first match under Martinez to Spain two years ago, Belgium is unbeaten in 21 games (16 wins) and has outscored opponents 72-17 during the run. But while outscoring Panama and Tunisia by 8-2, the defense and goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois looked like they could be exploited by better opposition. "Today what I saw is a team that it was prepared to suffer, prepared to work for each other, and we look well-balanced in that respect," Martinez said. "So when you've got that, then the individuals can show their talent." Lukaku has 15 goals in his last 10 international matches but left in the 59th minute after injuring an ankle ligament. Hazard came off nine minutes later with a calf problem, and forward Dries Mertens came out in the 86th after an ankle issue. Belgium came closest to a title at the 1980 European Championship, losing 2-1 to a German team that got a pair of goals from Horst Hrubesch. It has reached semifinals twice at major events, losing 2-1 to West Germany at the 1972 Euros and to Maradona's Argentina at the 1986 World Cup. After missing two straight World Cups, the Red Devils returned four years ago, beat the U.S. in extra time in the round of 16, then lost to Argentina in the quarters. At the 2016 Euros, they wasted an early lead in a 3-1 quarterfinal loss to Wales. Given the past and the sound and fury that would follow any misstep, Martinez wants to manage expectations. "To be a favorite in a World Cup, you need to have the know-how of winning a World Cup," he said. "The World Cup is something that probably gives you an advantage psychologically when you've won it before.".....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated News13 hr. 49 min. ago

Messi needs to dig deep to end Argentina s woes at World Cup

Argentina's Lionel Messi reacts after the group D match between Argentina and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Nizhny Novgorod Stadium in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, Thursday, June 21, 201.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated News21 hr. 36 min. ago

PH clings to ASEAN chess lead, Sulu player surprises

    MANILA, Philippines  – The Philippines' top players clung to the lead in the Under-20 division of the 19th Asean Age Group chess championship after the 5th round Thursday night, June 21, in Davao City. The defending champion Filipinos were ahead in 7 age categories, followed by Vietnam with 6 and Indonesia ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 22nd, 2018

Workers blast Lopez for ‘inutile leadership’

A labor group slammed Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez over the country’s wage rates that it describes as so small and inadequate for workers to cope with the extraordinary inflation. The workers group the Associated Labor Unions (ALU) said workers need significant increase in the light of the extraordinary inflation which it attributed to what it […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJun 22nd, 2018

Diego Costa scores again, Spain beats Iran 1-0 at World Cup

By SAMUEL PETREQUIN,  AP Sports Writer KAZAN, Russia (AP) — Diego Costa scored on a deflection to lead Spain to a 1-0 win over Iran on Wednesday at the World Cup. Costa broke the deadlock in the 54th minute after being set up by Andres Iniesta. The powerful striker turned in the area and took a shot but the ball deflected off Ramin Rezeian before bouncing back onto Costa's knee and into the net. Costa, who also scored two goals in the opening match, has three goals at this year's World Cup, trailing Cristiano Ronaldo by one. He also has nine goals in his last nine starts for Spain. Both Spain and Portugal have four points in Group B following their 3-3 draw and subsequent 1-0 victories. Iran has three points but Morocco has been eliminated. Trailing in the second half, Iran nearly equalized when Saeid Ezatolahi had a goal was ruled out on video review......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 20th, 2018