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DOLE ordered Jollibee to regularize more than 6K workers

The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has ordered Jollibee Foods Corp. (JFC) to regularize 6,482 workers deployed by its two contractors.

In a statement Wednesday, DOLE National Capital Region (NCR) Director Henry John Jalbuena said he has also directed the Filipino fast food giant to refund illegally collected payments to 426 affected workers in the amount of PHP15.43 million for Coop Share, Coop Christmas Party Paluwagan Fund, and Coop Savings Fund. 263 more words

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Death sentence sa amo ni Joanna Demafelis sa Kuwait, hustisya sa kanya at lahat ng inaping OFW


Ang death sentence by hanging na ipinataw in absentia ng Kuwait criminal court sa mag-asawang employer ni Joanna Demafelis, ang OFW na pinatay at nilagay sa freezer sa Kuwait, ay unang hakbang sa hustisya, ika nga. 380 more words


Living in the Gaps (with diagrams)

I made a diagram of society’s systems, and how they apply to me –

To survive, I must –

Ask people for help. Friends get asked for help in various ways, but I don’t borrow money or stuff. 218 more words

What Other People Know About Eczema

The hierarchy is, from least to most knowledgable –

  • Know-It-Alls. You seem to have a nervous twitch, and perhaps you should see a psychiatrist.
  • Know-It-Alls #2.
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Prize-Winning Wines (and Parker Points): Marie-Thérèse Chappaz

I fell for it again, that headline about Marie-Thérèse Chappaz’s 99-Parker-point wine. Then I reminded myself that I hate, HATE wine-scoring. I hate doing it (though sometimes I have to) and I find it a pointless and – by its very nature – subjective exercise. 1,591 more words



Sleep, walk, eat, talk that more or less sums up a day in the life of a trekker. Last night I shared the lodge with a father and son from the Netherlands who were on a three week trek of the Khumbu including a crossing of Cho La and Renjo La and a Korean couple that was going to Gokyo but would skip the recommended acclimatisation time in Dole and go on to Machermo. 221 more words