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Japan’s NEC to supply P440-M system to Phivolcs

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Japanese technology firm NEC Corp. will supply the Philippine government with about one billion yen or P440.9 million worth of disaster prevention system that will provide local government units (LGUs) clear-cut data on earthquakes.

Posted: March 17th, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

Unemployment worsens to 7.5%

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Job fair in SM City Davao. INQUIRER MINDANAO FILE PHOTO

The Philippines’ unemployment rate rose to 7.5 percent in January from 7.1 percent a year ago, the Philippine Statistics Authority announced Tuesday.

Posted: March 12th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

More farm workers lost jobs in 2013

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Bad weather in 2013 snuffed out some 334,000 farm jobs, causing a record 2.8-percent contraction in agricultural employment, according to the Bureau of Labor and Employment Statistics.

Posted: February 2nd, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

PH to withstand impact of sudden capital outflow

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AMID the volatility in financial markets, a top economic manager has reiterated that local monetary and fiscal authorities had enough ammunition to take on various challenges that threaten to slow down the country’s economic growth momentum.

Posted: January 17th, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

Bamboo houses for calamity-hit areas

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The Philippine Bamboo Foundation Inc. is set to collaborate with the government and international organizations to produce alternative green structures for the calamity-stricken areas in Bohol, Cebu, Leyte and Samar. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Philippine Bamboo Foundation (PBF) has been in collaboration with Habitat for Humanity and the Department of Social Welfare and Development for the development of bamboo-cement technology to be used to make sturdy, earthquake- and storm-proof houses for earthquake-stricken Bohol and Supertyphoon “Yolanda”-hit areas.

Posted: January 17th, 2014 in Inquirer Features,Property Guide | Read More »

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