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Cardinal Tagle laments poverty amid progress

Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, Archbishop of Manila, gestures during a press conference at Manila International Airport after arriving from Rome on March 21, 2013. Tagle has expressed alarm over the rising unemployment and worsening poverty in the Philippines despite the highly touted economic growth rates. AFP

Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle has expressed alarm over the rising unemployment and worsening poverty in the country despite the highly touted economic growth rates.

Posted: April 3rd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Didn’t finish college? Fret no more, you can still be hired if…

Sen. Benigno “Bam” Aquino IV

To help address the problem of job mismatch in the country,
Senator Bam Aquino on Wednesday called on private companies to “relax” their educational requirement in hiring employees even without a college degree.

Posted: March 26th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Demand outpacing supply of jobs, admits labor chief

Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz

The administration simply cannot keep up with the growing demand for jobs.

Posted: March 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

‘Steady’ unemployment a challenge to gov’t – Baldoz

Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The unemployment situation in the Philippines barely changes as the number of additional labor force cancels out the number of jobs created, Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz said on Thursday.

Posted: March 13th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

28 years after Edsa: PH yet to win fight vs poverty


Two neophyte senators believe that 28 years after the first People Power revolt in 1986, Filipinos have yet to win the fight against poverty and unemployment.

Posted: February 25th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Factory making CK, Gap to close, lay off 3,600


At least 3,600 workers of a multinational garments factory that supplies famous international brands would file a case of illegal closure in the labor department today against the company that “suddenly” stopped its operations in Biñan City, Laguna province.

Posted: February 24th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Did you know: Metro Manila’s employment rate

Metro Manila posted the lowest employment rate at 89.8 percent and the highest unemployment at 10.2 percent in October 2013, according to the latest Labor Force Survey. The country had an employment rate at 93.5 percent and unemployment at 6.5 percent. M. Medina, Inquirer Research

Posted: February 20th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Aquino on rise in joblessness: What went wrong?

Cabinet members enjoy a light moment before the arrival of President Aquino for Tuesday’s Cabinet meeting in Malacañang. They are (from left) Voltaire Gazmin (defense), Patricia Licuanan (Commission on Higher Education), Paquito Ochoa (executive secretary), Dinky Soliman (social welfare), Rogelio Singson (public works and highways), Cesar Purisima (finance) and Rene Almendras (Cabinet secretary).  LYN RILLON

Baffled by the high unemployment rate, President Aquino on Tuesday quizzed the Cabinet on its “action plan for poverty reduction” as the benefits of a strong economy were eluding the country’s middle class and poor.

Posted: February 12th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Jobless Filipinos hit 12.1M


The number of unemployed Filipinos in the last quarter of 2013 swelled to more than 12 million, making the 7.2-percent growth in the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) last year, considered the second-fastest after China, far from inclusive.

Posted: February 11th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Palace: Spike in unemployment expected after spate of calamities

Presidential spokesman Edwin Lacierda. FILE PHOTO

With the numerous calamities that devastated a large part of the country last year, a rise in the rate of unemployment is understandable, Malacañang said Monday.

Posted: February 10th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Looking for work, US jobless prod Congress for action


Four miles from Capitol Hill, Michael Tate looked for a job — any job — as he cringed at prospects of losing unemployment benefits and appealed to US lawmakers who left him and others in the lurch.

Posted: December 31st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

1.3 million losing unemployment benefits Saturday


More than 1 million Americans are bracing for a harrowing, post-Christmas jolt as extended federal unemployment benefits come to a sudden halt this weekend, entailing potentially significant implications for the recovering U.S. economy.

Posted: December 28th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Guiuan folk: How shall we live?

Typhoon Haiyan survivors walk at the destroyed port in the town of Guiuan, Eastern Samar, Friday, Nov. 15, 2013. AP FILE PHOTO

Fleeing to higher ground was not enough to save dozens of residents of this town last November 8 when Supertyphoon “Yolanda” (international name Haiyan) brought angry winds, peeling off sheets of corrugated metal from houses and buildings and uprooting thousands of coconut trees.

Posted: December 1st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

  1. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima
  2. Opinions split on Napoles turning state witness
  3. Delfin Lee: Blame Pag-Ibig, not me
  4. Plunder complaint filed vs PNP chief, firearms office head over license delivery deal
  5. Cedric Lee’s cohort flies out of PH despite look-out order – De Lima
  6. San Juan cops fail to arrest Cedric Lee
  7. More ‘Yolanda’ bodies found
  8. Gigi Reyes pins blame on aide
  9. Lawyer: Napoles ‘will tell all’
  10. Boy ‘sexually assaulted’ at Indonesia international school
  1. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima
  2. Gigi Reyes pins blame on aide
  3. Estrada: Gigi Reyes won’t testify vs JPE
  4. Bernice Lee arrested by NBI team
  5. Enrile chief aide back in PH ‘to face charges’
  6. ‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’
  7. Suspect in Vhong Navarro’s mauling wants to turn state witness – De Lima
  8. Reckless driver endangered lives of Aquino, entourage–report
  9. More legal woes for Cedric Lee
  10. Henares on Pacquiao bashing: I did not start this
  1. KL confirms Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 ended in Indian Ocean
  2. MRT passengers pass the hat for 6-year-old Ashley
  3. Rookie, lady cops lauded for quick response to MOA heist
  4. Malaysia averts another air tragedy; pilot lands troubled plane safely
  5. Revilla says he was joking; Lacson stands by his story
  6. Revilla ‘consulted’ Lacson on how he evaded arrest
  7. Cudia, dismissed for lying, got 99% in conduct
  8. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  9. Hammer-wielding robbers cause chaos at Philippines’ Mall of Asia
  10. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima


  • What Went Before: Malacañang allies alleged involvement in pork scam
  • Timeline: Napoles tell-all
  • 12 senators on Napoles ‘pork’ list, says Lacson
  • Napoles surgery in Makati hospital successful
  • Save the queen? Aide takes fall for Enrile, Gigi Reyes
  • Sports

  • Mixers trim Aces; Painters repulse Bolts
  • Donaire junks Garcia as coach, taps father
  • ’Bye Ginebra: No heavy heart this time
  • UAAP board tackles new rules
  • Baguio climb to decide Le Tour de Filipinas
  • Lifestyle

  • The best flavors of summer in one bite, and more
  • Homemade yogurt, bread blended with pizza, even ramen
  • Visiting chefs from Denmark get creative with ‘ube,’ ‘ buko,’ ‘calamansi,’ mangoes
  • Salted baked potatoes
  • A first in a mall: Authentic Greek yogurt–made fresh in front of diners
  • Entertainment

  • Return of ‘Ibong Adarna’
  • Practical Phytos plans his future
  • In love … with acting
  • From prison to the peak of success
  • ‘Asedillo’ location thrives
  • Business

  • This time, BIR goes after florists
  • Philippine Airlines to stop shipment of shark fins
  • PH banks not ready for Asean integration
  • Stocks down on profit-taking
  • Banks allowed to use ‘cloud’
  • Technology

  • ‘Unlimited’ Internet promos not really limitless; lawmakers call for probe
  • Viber releases new design for iPhone, comes to Blackberry 10 for the first time
  • Engineers create a world of difference
  • Bam Aquino becomes Master Splinter’s son after Wiki hack
  • Mark Caguioa lambasts Ginebra teammates on Twitter
  • Opinion

  • Editorial cartoon, April 24, 2014
  • Talking to Janet
  • Respite
  • Bucket list
  • JPII in 1981: walking a tightrope
  • Global Nation

  • PH seeks ‘clearer assurance’ from US
  • China and rivals sign naval pact to ease maritime tensions
  • What Went Before: Manila bus hostage crisis
  • Obama arrives in Tokyo, first stop of 4-nation tour
  • Believe it or not: Filipinos love US more than Yanks
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