ILO backs DOLE’s ‘Yolanda’ employment programs

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ILOThe United Nations’ International Labor Organization (ILO) on Monday expressed its full support to the Department of Labor and Employment’s (DOLE) typhoon emergency employment programs for victims of supertyphoon “Yolanda.” ILO said in a statement that it is giving technical expertise and financial support to DOLE’s emergency employment programs for Typhoon Yolanda victims.

Phone lines and taglines: PLDT celebrates 85 years

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Ramon-Isberto-PLDTIn the Philippines, families have gone from the rotary phone to the touch pad in the last 85 years of Philippine Long Distance Telephone Co. (PLDT) service. The simple rotary telephone is symbolic of connections, and this, perhaps, is the one picture that tells the story that is PLDT. To commemorate the telephone and its significance to the Filipino family,

55% of Filipinos can’t buy Medicines

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PHPMANILA, Philippines – More than half of Filipinos said they had trouble buying medicines and paying for other basic expenses, a research group said Thursday. IBON Foundation, an independent development institution, said that of the 1,500 respondents surveyed from October 12 to 19, 55.4 percent said they had difficulty paying for medicines and medical treatment in the past three months. Meanwhile, 32.4 percent said they did not have the same problem.