COURTESY OF CONTACT CENTER ASSOCIATION OF THE PHILIPPINESCALL CENTER workers said 100% work-from-home (WFH) arrangements are workable following a government ruling setting limits on hybrid work in the Information Technology and Business Process Management (IT-BPM), insisting that companies should be allowed to adopt flexible work arrangements for safety reasons.“We assert that a 100% permanent WFH not only has a legal ...

REUTERSADDITIONAL sanctions on Russia if it escalates the Ukraine war could lead to higher pump prices paid by consumers in Asia, with the crude oil price benchmark for the region possibly rising as high as $200 per barrel, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) said.The projection was contained in a report, the Asian Development Outlook 2022 Supplement.The bank said the main ...

PHILSTARTHE Philippine Center for Postharvest Development and Mechanization (PhilMech) said it expects to provide P5 billion worth of equipment to rice farmers in the remaining months of the year.“PhilMech will provide rice processing and drying equipment to more qualified farmers’ cooperatives and associations (FCAs) and local government units (LGUs), and the acquisition of the processing and drying facilities will be ...

With the continuing improvement of information and technology, it is becoming easier and easier for taxpayers to transact business on a global scale. While this situation provides a number of opportunities, issues with tax administration appear to be an inevitable consequence. One of the main issues is the risk the taxpayer will shift revenue to a low-tax country. Thus, in ...

ACTIVISTS and campaigners for various sectors march along Commonwealth Avenue in Quezon City on July 25, 2022 ahead of President Ferdinand R. Marcos, Jr.’s first State of the Nation Address. — PHILIPPINE STAR/ RUSSELL PALMAHUMAN rights campaigners and progressive groups on Monday held protests before President Ferdinand R. Marcos, Jr.’s first address to Congress, calling attention to accountability and pressing ...

DACONTINUED smuggling operations undermine the goals of the rice tariff law of modernizing Philippine agriculture, improving farmers’ income and reducing the retail price of the staple food, said a senator on Monday.  “(T)he problem here is that it is not going down fast enough because the issue of smuggling remains prevalent,” Senator Mary Grace S. Poe-Llamanzares, presumptive chair of the Economic ...

OFFICIALS of the Taraka local government, Mindanao Development Authority, and the Development Bank of the Philippines lead the inauguration of the partially operational solar-powered irrigation system on Aug. 10, 2021. — TARAKA MUNICIPAL GOV’TA PIONEERING solar-powered irrigation and water supply project in Taraka, a small agricultural town in southern Philippines, nears completion with farmers of 700 hectares of land and ...

FREEPIKThe concept of diversity and inclusion (D&I) remains a topic of debate. Starting with the feminist movement, many organizations have made great efforts to promote progressive and liberal ideologies in the last 50 years. The discourse has shifted significantly from addressing women as one group, to recognizing the heterogeneity of experiences and addressing the inequalities that people experience at home, ...

STEVEN DIAZ-UNSPLASH JAPAN is on the cusp of two big decisions: extent to which it can expand its defense capabilities and where to find the money to pay for it. The belligerent region Japan inhabits requires more resources devoted to national security, regardless of the ambivalence voters have historically felt toward a more assertive military. Prime Minister Fumio Kishida must ...

This paper will expand my hypothesis that I mentioned last week — that Europe and North America will deindustrialize in the short- to medium-term and many companies there will migrate to Asia. The Philippines should prepare for this.DEGROWTH AND BLACKOUT ECONOMICSI encountered for the first time the concept of Degrowth economics from these articles:1. “Climate Change Modeling of ‘Degrowth’ Scenarios ...