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500 typhoon-hit workers to be recruited abroad

ABS-CBNnews.comPosted at 11/28/2013 7:12 PM | Updated as of 11/28/2013 7:12 PMMANILA –

Five hundred workers from typhoon-hit areas will be recruited by two licensed recruitment agencies, free of charge, for employment overseas.

Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz said Skills International Co., and International Skills Development (ISD), have committed to assist worker-victims of super typhoon Yolanda (international name: Haiyan).

In a letter sent to Baldoz, Skills International Co., expressed its readiness “to help 200 affected families by sending a family member to work abroad free of charge”.”We would like to work in partnership with the DOLE in any project to help the Filipinos,” said Marivic Daas, president of Skills International Co., Inc.ISD, through Administrator Hans Leo Cacdac of the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA), meanwhile pledged to recruit more than 300 workers in typhoon-hit areas, specifically Samar and Leyte, for its overseas client, ABV Rock Group in Saudi Arabia.

Cacdac reported that ISD President Levi De Mesa wrote to inform him that ISD recruitment personnel will be in Cebu City to coordinate worker recruitment from Samar and Leyte.

De Mesa said ABV Rock Group’s manpower requirements include a worker for each of the following positions: electrical supervisor; tiling foreman; civil engineering supervisor; finishing supervisor; assistant civil engineer; civil engineer; mechanical engineer; finishing marble works foreman; finishing for doors, gypsum and ceiling foreman; assistant supervisor, finishing group assistant supervisor; finishing supervisor; general foreman; technician; and welder.

The company also needs to hire electrical foremen (2 personnel); mason block works and plastering foremen (3); masons, block works and plastering workers (25); tiling and finishing masons (15); marble fixers/installer masons (15); finishing carpenters for doors, gypsum and ceiling (34); shuttering carpenters (62); painters (27); steel fixers (52); scaffolders (15); scaffolding foremen (2); and steel fixers (35).

“This is a magnanimous and timely offer of employment assistance. It complements our thrust to intensify the provision of local and all other employment services through the DOLE’s regional offices, Public Employment Service Offices (PESOs), and attached agencies,” said Baldoz of the ISD pledge.

The POEA also said that it will visit Ormoc City from December 13-14 to conduct a relief and medical mission and profile candidates for a January 2014 job fair.

“Aside from the relief and medical mission, we will already profile prospective OFWs, see to it that they have basic documents, such as birth certificates and clearances, and alert them of the overseas job fair.

In that way, we will already know their basic skills and inclination and so tailor the job fair vacancies that our partners will bring,” said Cacdac.



Why you won’t be seeing Coca-Cola ads for a while

AFP News - Coca-Cola bottles are pictured at a grocery store. Coca-Cola FEMSA of Mexico is to take control of the US soft drink firm's bottling operations in the Philippines in a $688.5 million cash deal, the buyer announced on its website Friday

AFP News – Coca-Cola bottles are pictured at a grocery store. Coca-Cola FEMSA of Mexico is to take control of the US soft drink firm’s bottling operations in the Philippines in a $688.5 million cash deal, the buyer announced on its website Friday


By Kim Arveen Patria | Yahoo Southeast Asia Newsroom – Tue, Nov 19, 2013


You will not be seeing advertisements from a popular beverage brand for a while—and for good reason.

Coca-Cola Philippines has announced that it will be suspending all advertisements for all its brands via all media channels “from November 18 until further notice.”

“Any committed advertising space will be redirected to the relief and rebuilding efforts for the people in Visayas,” Coca-Cola’s statement on Tuesday read.

It was referring to rehabilitation operations the government and other organizations have launched in areas heavily affected by monster typhoon “Yolanda.”

About 4,000 have been confirmed dead in the aftermath of the storm, which is said to be the strongest to make landfall in the world’s recorded history.

Millions have also been displaced, especially in areas where the storm made landfall. Tacloban City, for instance, was flattened by storm sea surges from Yolanda.

Coca-Cola said the move intends to rechannel its capacity to “extend aid and demonstrate our commitment to uplift the lives of the people in the affected communities.”

The advertising money that will be saved through the effort adds to the funds Coca-Cola as a global company already vowed to give to Yolanda victims.

Coca-Cola earlier pledged $2.5 million in cash and in kind to help in relief efforts in stricken areas. $1 million will come from the company’s Philippine arm.

Another million, meanwhile, will be given by the Coca-Cola Foundation through the American National Red Cross. It has also donated bottled water valued at $590,000.

Coca-Cola added that it is working closely with government agencies, the Armed Forces and the Philippine Red Cross, which are on top of relief operations.

“We will make certain that the Coca-Cola system in the Philippines is mobilized to help however we can,” Coca-Cola said.

taken from ph.news.yahoo.com