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The Effect of President Noynoy Aquino’s U.S. Trip on Philippine Jobs

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As the new Philippine president brings a loot of promises in foreign direct investments from his recent United States visit, the Department of Labor and Employment has issued a statement there are 40,000 job openings within the next three years as a result of Noynoy’s trip.

These job openings specifically call for the following positions: call center agent, customer service assistant, technical support staff, fork lift operator, accounting clerk, mechanical engineer, sales clerk, driver, cashier and production worker.

Notice that “Nursing” is not part of it despite many of the country’s student population are still taking up that degree which is not anymore in demand in First World countries. A re-training of out-of-work nurses will definitely be a must if they would like to compete for those 40,000 new job openings.

Source: ABS-CBN News

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Britain urges Aquino to live up to his campaign pledge

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MANILA, Philippines (Xinhua) – Visiting British Foreign Office Minister of State Jeremy Browne today urged President Benigno Aquino III to live up to his pledge to institute reforms in the government, fight corruption, and improve the country’s investment climate.

Speaking before Philippine senior business executives about the United Kingdom’s increased interest in Asian markets and its advantages as an investment site, Browne said he is “excited” with the new government’s pronouncements of change, saying such encouragement from Aquino would stir up investments in the country.

Read more at Philippine Star

Kris Aquino Ad on Facebook – Really?

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There’s a Facebook Ad you’ll sometimes see that says “Kris Aquino Online,” the daughter of the former Philippine President and late Cory Aquino; Kris also happens to be the current Presidential candidate Noynoy Aquino.

When you click on the ad, it brings you to which is titled “Kris Aquino And ABS-CBN Talents Online” with a tag line at the bottom “The Online Showbiz Chika About Kris Aquino.” However, the very first thing you see is a poll question, “Suma Sang-ayon ka ba na Gawing Bayani ng Democrasya Si Tita Cory” with Yes, No or No Comment selection of answers.

Mighty generous of the Kris fan to do this, eh? Or is it a fan? In this time of day nearing the national and presidential elections in the Philippines, one wonders what any of these mean.

Written by Raffy Pekson II

April 1, 2010 at 2:27 pm