QUESTIONABLE PDOS DEAL

By the OpinYon Reportorial Team

DISGUSTED and betrayed.

This is how several non-government organizations (NGOs) advocating for the welfare and protection of Filipino migrant workers felt over plans by Overseas Workers Welfare Administrator Hans Leo Cacdac to hand-over the conduct of pre-departure orientation seminars (PDOS) for all departing OFWs exclusively to a favored group.

Poe Gratela spokesman of NGO Movement to Enhance PDOS (Movement Enhance) said Cacdac’s plan to authorize only placement agencies under the banner of Coalition of Licensed Agencies for Domestic and Service Workers (CLADS) “if true is highly questionable and anomalous”.

 

Conveniently Forgotten

He noted that…

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P160-B TRAFFIC SOLUTIONS

FIRST the good news: the government has allotted P160.8- B to address traffic woes in Metro Manila through a series of road-widening projects and construction of flyovers, underpasses and interchanges.

Now the bad news: since there will be a wave of construction works in different areas, traffic gridlocks are bound to get worse than it is today for the next three years.

The total tab: somewhere around P160.8 billion. 

“We are on our way.  This year, we are spending P160.8 billion for traffic decongestion. It’s a big investment of the government for infrastructure projects,” DPWH Secretary Mark…

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 ‘UBER DA BAKOD'

IT WAS a classic case of a solution turning into a hell of a problem itself. 

To a certain extent, it can be likened to a cure that turned-out to be a poison that might kill the patient. 

We refer here to ride- sharing services Uber and Grab which instead of reducing the number of vehicles plying Metro Manila’s already crowded streets resulting to daily heavy traffic jams, have now become one of the major contributors in this predicament.

 

Great Idea

That was in complete contrast to the original vision when the concept of transport network vehicle…

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STOP HIGH HEELS IN WORKPLACES

By Ehlorra Mangahas

THE practice of forcing women employees especially those in the service industry to wear high heels must be stopped as it is unfair and clearly a form of sexism.

Because beneath the sweet smiles of comely and neatly-dressed salesladies and waitresses in any major shopping malls and high-class restaurants, hide the intolerable pain and hardship that they have to endure everyday just to earn a living and support their respective families.

And it has long been the policy in the service industry such as malls, hotels, airlines – that female employees had to wear shoes with heels…

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P30-B SMOKE

By Ehlorra Mangahas, Trainee

NOT enough.

This is how economists and tax experts have described the proposed P30-B settlement by giant cigarette firm Mighty Corporation to the government over its alleged non-payment of correct taxes.

They said the P30-B settlement was comparable to the smoke from the cigarettes sold by Mighty Corporation using fake stamps that subsequently vanished into thin air.   

The observers added the government could have bargained for more from the firm to punish it for its past sins of deliberately refusing to pay the appropriate taxes during its several decades of operations.

 

Major Player    

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