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Daily Archives: 2017-11-14

Suspension of Filipinos for overseas work effective from 13 Nov until 1 Dec

Department of Labour and Employment of Philippines announced on Friday (10 November) of the suspension of Filipinos to work overseas with effect 15 working days from 13 November to 1 December. In a press release, it wrote, "In view of the persistent reports of illegal recruitment activities including direct hires, and in order to protect the public from the pernicious activities …

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GONGOs’ presence in ASEAN civil society conference needs to be addressed

by Jean Chong Yesterday I was terribly upset by what I saw. The ASEAN civil society conference (ACSC) is a parallel event to the ASEAN summit that brings civil society organizations (CSOs) together yearly for solidarity, to discuss issues and to draft a statement to be submitted to Governments. Every year, we see GONGOs (Government Organised Non-Government Organisations) from Laos …

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Loans: Exploring the Good vs the Ugly

by Value Penguin Most people believe that debt is bad, and try to minimise liabilities of all kinds to ensure the mounting debt doesn’t catch them off-guard. Of course, accumulating a large amount of credit card debt and personal loans could potentially turn one’s life upside down. However, it is important to note that not all kinds of debt is necessarily …

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WP achieved progress in spite of adverse political environment

by Tan Kwong Moh The Workers' Party just celebrated its 60th anniversary on 3 Nov 2017 and launched a Commemorative Book (WALKING WITH SINGAPORE), to commemorate its achievements and progress for the past few decades. At the same time, Mr Low Thia Khiang announced he will be stepping down as Secretary-General next year. This is to pave the way for …

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Morning delay on North South Line caused by train fault at Toa Payoh

According to feedback from commuters, North-South Line (NSL) experienced service delays on Tuesday morning (14 Nov) due to a train fault at Toa Payoh. As there is no official announcement was made by the transport operator, SMRT, it is unknown when did the fault occur. But based on tweets complaining about the delay, it started at around 7.30am and extended beyond …

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You can inherit a house but you can also lose it

A common question, if you have co-borrowers, is what happens when one of you passes away (or if it's your spouse and you get divorced). The answer depends on a wide variety of factors, like whether you're insured, or how much of the house each borrower owns. Here's the rundown on what to expect: What happens if a co-borrower dies? …

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Singaporeans launch new media company based on trust, transparency, and accountability

The closure of The Middle Ground and the discontinuation of the Asian Wall Street Journal have reduced options for Singaporeans looking for independent media sources. These, combined with the retrenchments at Singapore Press Holdings, suggest an unfavourable market for the media in Singapore overall. Yet amidst this, four Singaporeans have launched a new online media website, New Naratif (www.newnaratif.com), with …

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Human Rights and Children under the Spotlight at the 17th Informal ASEM Seminar

The 17th Informal Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) Human Rights Seminar brought together over 70 experts, professionals, academics, civil society and government officials from Europe and Asia to discuss the status of rights of children on 7-9 November 2017 in Sofia, Bulgaria. In his opening speech on 7 November, the Minister of Labour and Social Policy of Bulgaria, Mr. Biser PETROV, has called …

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