Philippines

Philippines: Keeping in step with what employers want

Philippines: Keeping in step with what employers want

It is said that some employees are hired because of their technical skills, but fired due to their behaviors or attitudes, such as arriving late or showing a lack of commitment to achieve the firms’ goals. This complaint seems to be frequently mentione…

by · Tuesday, 21 November 2017 · Philippines

Top palm-oil growers go on defensive against EU curb threat

Malaysia’s commercial palm-oil industry began in 1917, with expansion supported as part of government measures to alleviate poverty by increasing agricultural output. Palm plantations began replacing rubber from 1961 and became Malaysia’s main economic crop in 1989. In terms of net exports, palm …

by · Tuesday, 21 November 2017 · Malaysia, Philippines

Duterte reforms in coop sector key to poverty alleviation

The fast-track development in infrastructures, industries and agriculture are crucial to reduce poverty, but increasing the pie solves only half the problem; what is lacking is a fair distribution of the pie that can only happen if the poor themselves …

by · Tuesday, 21 November 2017 · Philippines

Palafox: Good urban plan for Marawi to attract investors

“We have to pull Mindanao out of the quagmire of poverty and ignorance. But to do this we have to be united, we have to work the full engagement of the community leaders, government and private to support this initiative from the efforts of the Preside…

by · Tuesday, 21 November 2017 · Philippines

Indonesia and the Philippines have 90% of Southeast Asia’s poorest

In 1990, there were about 1.9 billion people living below the poverty line, … And of the 132 million people who were lifted out of poverty from 2000 to …

by · Tuesday, 21 November 2017 · Indonesia, Philippines

Indonesia and the Philippines have 90% of Southeast Asia’s poorest

In 1990, there were about 1.9 billion people living below the poverty line, … And of the 132 million people who were lifted out of poverty from 2000 to …

by · Tuesday, 21 November 2017 · Indonesia, Philippines

Indonesia and the Philippines have 90% of Southeast Asia’s poorest

In 1990, there were about 1.9 billion people living below the poverty line, … And of the 132 million people who were lifted out of poverty from 2000 to …

by · Tuesday, 21 November 2017 · Indonesia, Philippines

‘Filipino poverty a challenge to Christians’

For the Catholic Church, the report saying Filipinos are among those living below the international poverty line is a challenge to everyone especially to Christians. Caceres Archbishop Rolando Tirona, chairman of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines National Secretariat for Social Action …

by · Tuesday, 21 November 2017 · Philippines

What does 6.9% economic growth mean for ordinary people?

Could it be that the Philippines will finally go the way of Vietnam, which dramatically reduced its poverty rate from 58 percent to 29 percent between …

by · Monday, 20 November 2017 · Philippines, Vietnam

Report: Poorest people in ASEAN live in PH, Indonesia

An estimated 36 million people in the region are living below the poverty line – almost 90 percent of them in the country and in neighboring Indonesia.

by · Monday, 20 November 2017 · Indonesia, Philippines