“No guarantee of right.” — This is the ominous message of an international alliance of labor rights groups to workers in countries, the Philippines included, which were rated as the world’s worst places to work.
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Residents here have started publicly airing their worry over the plan of private hospitals to bill in full the patients’ hospital expenses leaving the patients to collect by themselves the reimbursements from the office of the Philippine Health Insurance Commission (PhilHealth).
A former mayor is implicated by a human rights group’s report on “death squad” killings in Tagum City that felled around 300 people in the past four years.
Disaster preparedness marked the annual Brigada Eskwela or the nationwide school maintenance week Monday.
Their exact number could not be immediately determined but random interviews with some of them revealed that government teaching positions are currently the better, if not, the only option over issues of security of tenure, higher paying job and other perks.
The New People’s Army claimed they captured last week an army corporal involved in protecting a logging syndicate headed by local and police officials in Southern Mindanao and Caraga Regions.
“Since the start of power blackouts here, we have less customers because they prefer to go to internet cafés in malls where there are power generators,” lamented businesswoman Rhodora Khadil.
“WORLD PRESS Freedom Day has for many years been an occasion for mourning rather than celebration in the Philippines, where, since 1986, 140 journalists and media workers have been killed for their work, among them the 32 killed on November 23, 2009 in Ampatuan town, Maguindanao province. This year’s commemoration is no different,” the Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility (CMFR) said in a statement Friday.
The state weather bureau PAG-ASA warned that the dry spell episode will likely to be felt in June, bringing drier conditions and decreased rainfall in the country.
Small sari-sari store and carinderia owners here scored as “anti-poor” policy the new Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) memorandum requiring them to file income tax returns and to issue receipts to customers.