Category Archives: Current Events

HR Hacks: 12 Confusing Common Questions Answered About DSWD SAP, DOLE CAMP, and SSS SBWS

After receiving (or not receiving) government aid, many people are still confused as to what they are, and what they’re supposed to get. Hence, I consolidated the answers in one post just to clear things up. 1. What is CAMP, … Continue reading

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HR TALK: “I was terminated during ECQ! What now?!” and 11 Other Questions Answered About Getting Fired in the Philippines

First of all, I’m sorry that you got terminated during ECQ. Losing one’s job is no joke. I know you are angry, and you want to hit back. But before you complain, let’s find out first if what your employer … Continue reading

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COVID-19 Update: Seniors, Please Stay at Home!

Senior citizens are protesting the government’s movement to stay at home. They said they want to go out, shop, buy medicines. They say it is unconstitutional to stay home, saying it feels like house arrest. The well-respected businessman and blogger, … Continue reading

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Current Events: “Sorry, Pare!” and the Dasma Makati Story

How Javier Salvador Parre, the Spanish National who lived in the exclusive Makati Dasmarinas Village could have solved his legal problems after his maid Cherelyn was caught not wearing a mask by the Makati police —- “Sorry, pare.” Continue reading

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10 Invaluable Lessons for Employees During the ECQ (And Things to Prepare so We Don’t Panic Again)

Hindsight is the greatest teacher. While people are suffering due to the no work no pay policy during the ECQ, I cannot help but think that there’s invaluable lessons for employees from this ECQ experience. Not everyone goes through the … Continue reading

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HR Talk: How to Deliver Bad News during the Lockdown

How did ECQ affect your industry? We are in the retail industry so all mall are closed. So our entire operations is temporarily closed, and there’s no work, no pay for our company. What kinds of challenges did ECQ bring … Continue reading

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Stepping Up in an Emergency

It’s time for businessmen to step up in an emergency. COVID-19 is not under the government’s control. Every country is experiencing this, and everyone is affected. The main question we businessmen is, “What have we done for our own staff?” … Continue reading

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How else can companies help out their staff in the midst of the Coronavirus?

A LITTLE FINANCIAL AID GOES ALONG WAY We can’t work from home because we are in retail. We have to be at the store to keep operations open. If the mall is open, we are contractually obliged to open. Our … Continue reading

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Should We Panic Now that the Coronavirus is HERE?!

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) is already here in the Philippines. As of today, the current count is 24 confirmed cases, and this number will further increase as the days go by. As of March 10, here are the current statistics: As … Continue reading

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Current Events: How to Handle an ex-Frontrow or MLM Employee?

Yesterday, Dave Villanueva, a disgruntled popular multi-level marketing employee went to Raffy Tulfo to complain about FrontRow Millionaire’s Club’s failure to pay for his earnings due to some misunderstandings last year. Dave Villanueva was tauted as one of Frontrow’s rags … Continue reading

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Only in the Philippines: When a Hostage Taker Becomes the Good Guy

Yesterday, March 2, an armed man named Archie Paray y Pedraza, 40 years old, went into the mall admin office of V-Mall in Greenhills, San Juan, fired three gunshots, shot one person and took hostage up to 70 people, mostly … Continue reading

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The Chinese has invaded Ortigas CBD

I remember St. Francis Square at Ortigas Center with fondness. The building used to house the Christ’s Christian Fellowship (CCF) weekly services, and it was there that the church grew to one of Philippine’s megachurches of today. St. Francis was … Continue reading

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