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Tough Storms Ahead

PAGASA has declared the end of summer. The heat is going…going…gone, but  the rains come knocking. We are told to expect  twenty five banshee visitors this coming rainy season: Ambo, Butchoy, Carina, Dindo, Enteng, Ferdie, Gener, Helen, Igme, Julianm Karen, Lawin, Marce, Nina, Ofel, Pepito, Quinta, Rolly, Siony, Tonio, Ulysses, Vicky, Warrend, Yoyong and Zosimo.(Whew! […]


Umbrella Girl

Note: We encourage regional news/articles/blogs from all over the country- in this case, from Zamboanga City.              My love affair with umbrellas began at an early age. Mom used to buy me  what she called parasols whenever she gets to go to Baclaran or Divisoria.  My first one was  yellow […]


“Killing me Softly” at the Workplace

by Rosanna M. Tubelonia Filipinos are generally music-loving so I think most are familiar with the title of this article which also a  song popularized by Roberta Flack. But as one who has been working in the area of work safety and health, this is also what comes to my mind when I think of […]


Heat Illness Prevention for Filipino Workers (Updated)

by:  Rosanna M. Tubelonia Its’ the beginning of March! You can feel that summer is fast approaching. PAG ASA said that we will stop experiencing the “hanging amihan” which brought in cool air since the start of the year. Temperatures are expected to soar, more even so that the “El Nino” rages on, bringing drought […]


On the Spotlight 5: The Call Center Agent: (From One Who Has Been One)

  The call center industry is in a unique position today. While 2012 got us a 3rd place ranking by a US firm named Tholons, recent rankings put us in the number one spot today. We have beaten India to the top spot, another call center giant in Asia. Those in the industry attribute our […]