CHEd asked to regulate enrolment of maritime courses

The country’s mariners urged the Commission on Higher Education (CHEd) Thursday to regulate enrolment of maritime courses, saying there is a surplus of marine graduates who remain jobless or end up working in a different field or become victims of illegal recruitment. Milton Unso, president of the Mariners Association for Regional and International Networking Organization…

Youth group questions the direction of education reforms, lambasted the increasing precariousness of available jobs

As the Philippine celebration of United Nation’s International Youth day opens today, the APL Youth questioned the wisdom behind the government’s education reforms and at the same time lambasted the increasing precariousness of jobs that are available to the youth. “The crisis in the education system will not be solved by expanding the basic education…

Letter to the editor on 11% unemployment rate rise

March 18, 2004 Dear Sir/Madam, President Arroyo’s admission that her administration failed to ease unemployment should be seen in light of the constitutional mandate to promote full employment. Not only has government failed to fulfill this mandate, it is moving away from full employment. Despite strong economic growth in the last five years, joblessness has…