3,230 workers were retrenched in the first quarter of 2019, compared with 2,510 in the last quarter of 2018. That's a big spike. There's also been a spate of high-profile retrenchments that just won't fade from our memory, including the SPH retrenchment exercise in 2018 that saw their headcount reduced by about 10 per cent. Then there was the StarHub retrenchment exercise during the same period which saw about 300 full-time employees losing their jobs. Just a few days ago, Deutsche Bank announced that they're going to undertake a huge retrenchment exercise affecting their offices in Asia, so the Singapore office is holding its breath. Singapore tends to be overwhelmingly pro-business, which translates to weak employee rights. There are actually some rules pertaining to retrenchment as set out by MOM, but how much protection do they really offer? Well, guess what, employers are actually obliged to pay retrenchment benefits to employees who have served the company for at least two years. … [Read more...] about What are the MOM retrenchment benefits in Singapore?
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MANILA, Philippines — For the past 49 years, one organization has been relentless in making its mission of providing a home for every Filipino a reality. The Subdivision and Housing Developers Association, Inc. (SHDA) is celebrating 49 years of actively ensuring the right of Filipinos to own a house that they can call their own. Comprised of members from different property development companies, the organization has been active in vocalizing the advocacy of the housing industry in the country, which includes partnering with the government and other sectors toward undertaking programs and policies that foster a sustained housing industry vis-à-vis the economic growth of our country. The real state of Filipino real estate Owning a home remains a top priority and aspiration of many Filipinos, however, this remains impossible for many as an estimated backlog is reported to have reached 6.7 million as of 2015. A study by the University of Asia and Pacific showed the Philippines … [Read more...] about The unseen struggles of ensuring every Filipino has a home
MANILA, Philippines — There is a day in a year wherein children get to show their appreciation for their selfless and untiring love that only a mother can provide. There is really no way to match the amount of love that flows from the heart of a mother, but it is always a good idea to reciprocate by treating mom to the gifts that match her heart’s desires. For the pretty in pink mom Cara Delevingne for Dior Addict Stellar Shine Pink, according to Peter Philips, Creative and Image Director of Dior Makeup, is the color of happiness, freedom and femininity, which is why it was among the most favorite colors and the “lucky color” of legendary designer Christian Dior. As such, the brand recently launched Dior Addict Stellar Shine, a new collection of 24 luminous pink hues, ranging from subtle nudes, to fiery corals, seductive reds and bold plums. The range also boasts of a new formula with micro-pearls for shine; natural beeswax for a lightweight … [Read more...] about LIST: Mother’s Day treats for ‘it’ moms
For Mother’s Day this year, we’ve asked several men to pen a piece about the person who helped shape who they are today. While the truth that these exceptional individuals owe a lot from the woman who raised them might not be entirely earth-shattering, it definitely always bears repeating. My goals in life are threefold: first, to visit as many countries as possible in my lifetime; second, to receive the best education in the world; and third, to give back to the country in the best way that I could. These weren’t borne out of thin air. I have my phenomenal mother, Silvana Diaz, to thank. Not only did she help shape these dreams for me; she helped me achieve them in the best way possible. More exceptional women: Silvana Diaz: from Italian outsider to art world pioneer The first Filipina senator was a silent worker: “I would project my work, rather than myself” Whang-Od and Lang Dulay, and the legacy of the Filipina as artisan Sagada’s best-kept … [Read more...] about The woman who raised me: Illac Diaz on his mother Silvana
By Julie Jargon WSJ Tues., April 30, 2019 Divorce can bring out the worst in parents who are already accustomed to bickering with each other. Even an argument about whether a kid should join a soccer team—and who will pay—can end up in a courtroom. To minimize discord and unnecessary court time, family-law judges increasingly order warring parents to use co-parenting apps. The new tools may not solve every problem, but experts say they can ease the stress on children caught in the crossfire. Created by divorced parents, family-law attorneys and judges who saw a need to create a better way for families to communicate, the apps can allow parents to document their compliance with the parenting plan. Some have a check-in feature so parents can prove that they picked up or handed off their children when and where they were supposed to. Others use artificial intelligence to flag messages written in an aggressive tone, reminding parents to keep their communications … [Read more...] about When parents divorce, apps can reduce the child-custody acrimony