German car maker building PH plant

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German-TrademarkA German company will build a multi-billion-peso motor vehicle parts facility in one of the special economic zones to support the projected rise in automobile production. German-Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry business development manager Brenda Baylon did not identify the company, but said the manufacturing facility would employ 2,000 people, once it was fully operational. “I would say this is the first German firm to engage in motor vehicle parts manufacturing.

7.5 million Filipinos not registered

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Sen. Grace PoeMANILA, Philippines—At least 7.5 million Filipinos, including children, are vulnerable to trafficking and may also find it difficult to enrol in schools, find jobs, travel or run for office—all because their births were not registered. Birth registration establishes the official identity of a child and protects them from harm and exploitation, according to Sen.

Change of the academic System

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Inquirer.netWith more schools planning to adjust their academic calendar to that of the rest of the world, the Commission on Higher Education (CHEd) is weighing the proposal of the “big four” universities for a change in the start of the academic year to August or September. But Patricia Licuanan, CHEd chair, said on Friday that the proposal would be carefully studied to determine its impact and implications on the wider education system in the Philippines.