DOLE OK’s online job hiring

Philippine Labor Secretary Brion announced last Wednesday that recruitment agencies can now recruit over the internet. These are the guidelines they issued when it came to online jub hunting:

  • Carefully read all the information in the website. Examine whether the company name and profile appear believable. Check for its company profile or click the “about us” button to verify if the office address and phone numbers are correct.
  • Examine the website design and check all the links and pages. A legitimate recruitment agency is likely to invest in web design, while an illegal placement firm is likely to have a cheap-looking website. But this might always be the case.
  • Look at the instructions about submitting a résumé and application papers. Most legitimate websites prefer that applicants to fill out a résumé form online or send information via e-mail.
  • Examine the job offer. If it sounds too good to be true—as the saying says—it probably is.
  • Check the recruiter’s background and other information about recruiter or the company by using search engines, like Yahoo and Google. Do an Internet search using the name of the recruiting firm or other topics posted on its website.
  • Check the domain name of the website. A legitimate recruiter will have one, which features additional information about the company.
  • Report suspicious recruitment offers posted on the Internet to the POEA or other authorities.

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My thoughts on this
Pro’s for recruiters: better and wider reach to potential applicants.
Pro’s for applicants: easy access to job openings and therefore an increased opportunity to be employed.

Anybody can put up a website and claim to be a legal recruiter so do some homework first and try to research more about the recruiter or employer you are interested in. Being ignorant is never an excuse. :)

Bobath Pediatric Introductory Course in Manila

Course Objectives
At the end of the course the participant is expected to:

  • Understand the Bobath concept in its current form, and its applications in the assessment and treatment of the child with cerebral palsy.
  • Identify the needs of children with cerebral palsy based on the Bobath clinical classification.
  • Apply principles of Bobath in making sound assessment.
  • Discuss possible treatment strategies based on the Bobath approach.
  • Choose appropriate treatment options based on the needs of a child with cerebral palsy.
  • Demonstrate skill in handling and implementing tone influencing patterns during supervised practice sessions with a partner and supervised treatment sessions with a child with cerebral palsy.

Course Leaders
Mr. Jung-Sun Hong
Senior International Bobath Instructor; Vice-President of the ABPIA and Vice-Director of the Bobath Children’s Hospital, South Korea.

Mr. Katsumasa Kii
Senior International Bobath Instructor; Member of the ABPIA and Head of Children’s Center, Bobath Memorial Hospital, Tokyo, Japan.

With Bobath International Instructors and Bobath-trained medical professionals from the Korean Bobath Association and the Japan Bobath Association

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July 2007 Physical & Occupational Therapy Licensure Examination Results

Congratulations to all board exam passers! :)

The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) announces that 472 out of 1,119 passed the Physical and Occupational Therapy Licensure Examinations given by the Board of Physical and Occupational Therapy in the cities of Manila , Baguio and Cebu in July 2007.

The members of the Board of Physical and Occupational Therapy who gave the licensure examinations are Dr. Reynaldo R. Rey-Matias, Chairman; Raul G. Agustin, Marylynn B. Querouz and Bernadette M. Reyes, Members.

Source: Manila Standard

It’s not quite a large number but at least, there are still people taking up these courses even with the outstanding demand for nurses.

Find the complete list of successful examinees in the attached file below.
Physical & Occupational Therapy Licensure Examination Results (July 2007)

UST 2nd Sports Science Convention

2nd Sports Science Convention
Hydration & Human Performance: Scientific Concepts and Practical Applications

General Objective
To educate the participants on optimizing health and performance through research and education in hydration and condition science

Specific Objectives

  • to educate the participants on the physiology of fluid loss and replacement
  • to educate the participants on the importance of rehydration in training and competition of athletes
  • to demonstrate to the participants testing procedures used to assess endurance and fluid loss among athletes of selected sports
  • to present research findings on the performance of collegiate and elite athletes in physiologic testing and monitoring
  • to educate and demonstrate to the participants the importance of motor skills development
  • to enhance participants’ knowledge on plyometrics and core stability exercises
  • to educate and demonstrate specific skills to train for speed and endurance

About the Guest Speakers
Dr. Xiaocai Shi
A principal scientist, joined the Gatorade Sorts Science Institute in Barrington , Illinois in 1994. His major responsibility is to provide scientific, educational and technical support to the Gatorade business in Asia/Pacific. He obtained his bachelor’s degree from Shanghai Teacher’s University in 1982, his mater’s degree from ball State University in 1990 and his PhD from the University of Iowa in 1994. His research interests are mainly in the area of gastric emptying and intestinal absorption of water, carbohydrates and electrolytes. Dr. Shi is actively involved in many scientific conferences in Asia pacific and has made numerous presentations on fluid replacement, temperature regulation and intestinal absorption of carbohydrates, fluids and electrolytes in many Asian countries. He is a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine.

Prof. Chumpol Pholpramool, PhD, BSc (Hons)
He received his BSc (Hons) in Organic Chemistry from the University of Medical Sciences (currently Mahidol University ) in 1968. Then he was awarded a scholarship from the Rockefeller Foundation to study physiology at the University of Pennsylvania, USA . He was the Deputy Director at the Institute of Science and Technology for research and Development, Mahidol University and chaired the national Collaborative Research Network in Physiology sponsored by the Commission on Higher Education. At international level, he is the Past president of the Federation of the Asian and Oceana Physiological Societies (FAOPS). He is currently a member of the Gatorade Asia advisory board.

Jaime Poolton, PhD
Recently completed his PhD at the institute of Human Performance , The University of Hong Kong and holds a First Class Honors Degree in Sport and Exercise Science from the University of Birmingham, UK. Jaime’s interests are in understanding skill failure under pressure, with emphasis on the development of skill acquisition techniques to combat this debilitating phenomenon.

October 29-30, 2007

Medicine Cinematorium
University of Santo Tomas
Espana, Manila, Philippines

For registration, please call Anne, Finnie, Marty at 406-1611 or 786-1611 local 8454/8455/8280 or 7409713.

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