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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 »

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  6. More legal woes for Cedric Lee
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  9. ‘Mom, I love you,’ says text from student on sinking ferry
  10. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  1. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  2. Suspect in Vhong Navarro mauling tries to leave PH
  3. More legal woes for Cedric Lee
  4. Fr. Suarez says last Mass on Easter before returning donated land to San Miguel
  5. ‘Mom, I love you,’ says text from student on sinking ferry
  6. MH370 co-pilot made mid-flight phone call – report
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  8. I’ll follow my conscience on Estrada, says JV Ejercito
  9. Massive infra spending set
  10. OFW brings MERS virus to Philippines
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  2. MRT passengers pass the hat for 6-year-old Ashley
  3. Rookie, lady cops lauded for quick response to MOA heist
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  6. Revilla says he was joking; Lacson stands by his story
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  9. Cudia, dismissed for lying, got 99% in conduct
  10. Hammer-wielding robbers cause chaos at Philippines’ Mall of Asia


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  • A nutty finale for ‘Scandal,’ TV’s craziest show
  • EXO postpones release of mini album ‘Overdose’
  • ‘X-men’ filmmaker slams ‘fabricated’ sex attack claims
  • Singer Chris Brown’s bodyguard on trial in DC
  • Business

  • US commerce secretary spells out economic facet of ‘pivot to Asia’
  • Italy sells luxury state cars on eBay
  • Asian shares mostly up in quiet trade
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  • Barbie doll has a problem
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  • Opinion

  • Editorial cartoon, April 17, 2014
  • A humbler Church
  • Deepest darkness
  • ‘Agnihotra’ for Earth’s health
  • It’s the Holy Week, time to think of others
  • Global Nation

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  • Multicultural flock marks Good Friday in San Francisco
  • Las Vegas ‘Pinoy Pride’ fest hails Filipino heritage
  • Marking Jesus’ journey on Good Friday
  • Filipina accomplice arrested for fake bills in Malaysia
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