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Authorities arrest maid for using another woman’s Emirates ID

Authorities arrested an Asian domestic helper was arrested for presenting another woman’s personal ID to be able to enter a building to clean flats. Dubai Police arrested the 40-year-old Filipina domestic helper on April 9 who presented an Emirates ID of a different...

Amnesty program for overstaying expats in UAE to begin on August 1

UAE’s three-month amnesty program for visa violators is set to begin on August 1, a senior official announced on Thursday, June 20. Acting Director General of Foreigners Affairs and Ports Department at the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship (FAIC),...

Pinoy student blames online addiction for stabbing cashier to death

A 34-year-old cashier who works at a convenient store in Batangas succumbed to death after getting stabbed by a student. The suspect admitted to the crime, blaming his being sleep-deprived due to excessive use of computer, reported ABS-CBN. "Nagdilim lang po talaga...

State of mental health in PH needs better attention

President Rodrigo Duterte signed into law the Republic Act 11036 or the Mental Health Law, which will secure affordable and accessible aid for people suffering from mental disorders. Senator Risa Hontiveros, author and principal author of the bill in the Senate, said...

PH drops 9 places in world competitiveness report

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The Philippines dropped nine places in the 2018 World Competitiveness Yearbook (WCY) ranking published by the International Institute of Management Development (IMD).

The Philippines ranked 50th in the list this year, a drop from last year’s rank of 41.

This was described as the biggest drop in the Southeast Asian region and the sharpest plummet in the country’s history in the list. The Philippine’s average rank in the last four years is 41.5.

The WCY ranks the competitiveness of 63 countries based on four indicators – economic performance, government efficiency, business efficiency, and infrastructure.

The Philippines’ ranking dropped on all four indicators.

Economic performance plunged from last year’s number 26 to number 50 this year. The massive drop in the country’s economic ranking was attributed to the current account deficit or the difference between imports and exports, the depreciation of the Philippine peso, and the quickening inflation.

In terms of infrastructure, which dropped to number 60 from number 54 last year, the report observed the need to invest on social infrastructure and not only on physical infrastructure.

Business efficiency also dropped from number 28 to 38. The report noted that the country was less competitive in terms of labor, management practices, and attitudes and values.

Government efficiency fell from number 37 to number 44 due to a decline in the public finance, business legislation, and societal framework sub-indicators.

Meanwhile, the USA redeemed the number 1 spot, replacing Hong Kong which placed second this year. Singapore, Netherlands, and Switzerland were also part of the top 5.

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