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Philippines Sees Job Opportunities in Call Center Business

When people have problems understanding their computers, they often pick up a phone and call the computer maker’s help desk. Increasingly, that help desk may be in the Philippines, a growing player in the outsourcing market. More companies from high cost labor markets are shifting call center jobs to Read more »

Philippine troops defuse second bomb after blast kills 6; police blame militants

MANILA, Philippines Authorities dismantled a second bomb Wednesday in the insurgency-wrecked southern Philippines, a day after suspected al-Qaida-linked militants detonated an explosive, killing six people. The explosion late Tuesday blasted a stall selling alcohol during a festival in the town of Makilala, 950 kilometers (590 miles) southeast of Manila, Read more »

My Personal Ordeal with the Arrogant Managers of McDonald's

My name is Gary Granada, I am a Kaalagad volunteer, and I need 5 seconds of your time to help reduce the use of styrofoam in fast food chains. What was meant to be a nice and simple Saint Francis Day motorcade-march to McDonald’s yesterday turned out to be a Read more »

Take Them Down

Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, center, is briefed by Bayani Fernando, right, chair of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) on the progress of dismantling giant billboards towering above major roads in Manila (background) during her visit to a major highway known as EDSA south of Manila Monday Oct. Read more »

Communist rebels attack new airport

Manila – Communist rebels on Sunday attacked the construction site of a new international airport project in the central Philippines, torching various equipment, police said. The raid occurred before dawn in the outskirts of Silay City in the central province of Negros Occidental, according to Superintendent Celestino Guara, city police Read more »

RP joins call for North Korea to halt nuclear test

(AP) MANILA, Philippines President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo on Saturday urged North Korea to halt a planned nuclear test, saying it would endanger Asia’s security and set back peace-building efforts and set back peace-building efforts of a Southeast Asian security forum.