Tuesday, December 30, 2014

INDONESIA:::Airbus A320-200 Govt confirms debris from AirAsia

The Transportation Ministry’s acting director general of air transportation, Djoko Murjatmodjo, confirmed on Tuesday that wreckage discovered in Pangkalan Bun, Central Kalimantan, was from AirAsia flight QZ8501.
“It has been confirmed that it is debris from an aircraft bearing red and white colors,” Djoko said, citing that the debris was found by the ministry’s rescue team.
“The recovery process will now be centered in the debris location in coordination with Basarnas [the National Search and Rescue Agency],” he continued.
Flight QZ8501, en route to Singapore from Indonesia’s second-biggest city of Surabaya in East Java, was officially declared missing on Sunday morning.

Philippines:::$1-M US grant to bolster PH workers' rights

MANILA, Philippines - The United States government’s $1-million technical assistance grant to the International Labor Organization (ILO) will bolster the Philippines’ labor inspection capacity and workers’ rights.
US embassy spokesman Kurt Hoyer said the assistance would accelerate the country’s compliance with global labor standards.
The International Labor Affairs Bureau (ILAB) of the US Department of Labor announced the grant, which was awarded to the ILO for implementation.