HR Talk: Did You Know SSS Provides Funeral Benefits (It’s Php 20,000 to 40,000!)?

Did you know that SSS provides Funeral Benefits to its Members? One of the not-so-much-talked-about benefits is the Funeral Benefits provided by our Social Security System (SSS). From August 2015, deceased members can receive a Php 20,000 to Php 40,000 funeral benefit from the SSS, depending on how their Average Monthly Salary Credit (AMSC), which […]

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Opinion Only: Do I Think Filipino Employees in General are Underpaid?

I used to think Filipino employees were way way way underpaid. But when I worked here vs. overseas, I realized why the relatively lower salaries: 1. ABSENCE WITHOUT LEAVE (AWOL) IS A CONSTANT PROBLEM Hindi papasok kasi walang magaalaga ng anak. Gusto mag give up agad. Magprovince daw bukas, etc. Overseas, NOBODY knows what AWOL […]

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My Practical Views on “Bale” or Cash Advance

Allowing cash advance in company = Inviting more headaches. We have a “No cash advance or bale” policy in place. It is contained in our rules and regulation and also written in the employment contract. If staff wants a cash advance, they can borrow from SSS and Pagibig. Basta ang policy namin, buo ang sweldo […]

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My Top 20 Lessons in HR for 2020

MY TOP 20 LESSONS IN HR FOR 2020: It’s almost the new year! To end the year with a bang, here are my top 20 lessons in HR that I learned this 2020: 1. When government puts everyone on lockdown, stop stressing and being depressed. Walang pakialam ang government kung depressed ka. Hindi dadagdag ang […]

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10 Thoughts during the ECQ

1. It doesn’t matter how much money you have. Rich people can be unhappy and shoot themselves. It’s better to be poor and alive than to be wealthy and dead. 2. It’s hard to be disciplined if those that lead are not. Paano hindi titigil ang sabong if kasama si kapitan at kagawad? In good […]

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Businesses First? No, Your Workers First.

There’s a lot of things we need to reflect on while we are in Expanded Community Lockdown. As I am at home, sipping my coffee and catching up on work, I realized that not everyone is as calm as me. Many businessmen are anxious, shouting “bankruptcy” even if it’s just the 12th day of temporary […]

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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 to riches story and his face is still at the site’s web page. Here was […]

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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 rank and file employees working at the admin office in the mall’s second floor. He […]

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Highly Recommended: 10 Locations in One Day via the Beautiful Tanay Group Tour

I enlisted the Tanay Group Tour for our company outing this year. My father-in-law said that Tanay was very similar to Baguio, and looking at the photos, I was intrigued by the fact that a slew of activities can be done in just one day. We departed Manila on time at 4am. It was still […]

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Words of Wisdom from Philippine Restaurant Tycoon, Mr. Enrico “Rikki” Dee

  Thanks to the ANVIL Business Club, I had the pleasure of hearing Mr. Enrico “Rikki” Dee, CEO and Founder or Foodee, talk about his success secrets as a restaurant tycoon. The enlightening talk happened last February 19 at the Marco Polo Ortigas. You may find his brands familiar as they are as follows: MESA: Classif […]

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10 Things I Love About Davao City

I have just returned from a brief trip to Davao, and these are the things I love about the city. 1. The taxis are pretty honest. Compared to Manila’s dinky taxis, most drivers here use the meter and don’t get you lost to charge more money. If they overcharge you, you can report them to […]

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