After provincial bus crackdown, MMDA to revive driver-only car ban along EDSA
CNN Philippines - 2019-06-12
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 12) -- The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) wants to fully implement its ban on provincial buses on Epifanio de los Santos Avenue (EDSA) and ...

Funding universal health care
philstar.com - 2019-06-11
Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office, and the PhilHealth budget, will not be enough to fund the UHC during the first five years, and will resulted in an accumulated deficit of more than P400 billion. For the Department of Health (DOH), the shortfall needs ...

Infowars, Alex Jones to pay $15,000 settlement over Pepe the Frog copyright infringement
New York Daily News - 2019-06-11
Infowars has agreed to pay a $15,000 settlement to resolve a copyright infringement lawsuit over its use of Pepe the Frog, an amphibious cartoon hijacked by the far-right and often at the center of racist memes online. Conspiracy theorist and Infowars co ...

BO-PK councilors push to void sale of SRP lots
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-11
The 45-hectare property was sold to the SM-Ayala consortium and Filinvest Land Inc. in August 2015. In a resolution, Councilor Sisino Andales asked the City Council to declare as void the P1.9 ...

BI arrest overstaying Kuwaiti national in Guimaras
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-11
MANILA, Philippines -- Agents from the Bureau of Immigration (BI) have arrested an overstaying Kuwaiti national in Guimaras island, the immigration agency said on Tuesday. BI chief intelligence ...

Too good to be true: Why the government is shutting KAPA down
philstar.com - 2019-06-11
MANILA, Philippines -- President Rodrigo Duterte last week said he wants KAPA-Community Ministry International, Inc. shut down amid allegations that the non-stock corporation is operating a fraudulent investment scheme. Duterte issued the order during his ...

Top 100 Cebuano Personalities - Hilario G. Davide, Jr.
philstar.com - 2019-06-11
He currently serves as member of the Philippine National Group of the Permanent Court of Arbitration ... He earned his Bachelor of Laws in 1959 from the University of the Philippines Diliman. He was awarded honorary doctoral degrees in law, public ...

Most of Cabinet members richer in 2018
philstar.com - 2019-06-11
Also richer last year were National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr. (P25.745 million from P25.25 million), Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III (P16.38 million from P15.75 million), Presidential Legislative Liaison Office chief Adelino Sitoy (P10.04 ...

Over 11K jobs available at simultaneous Independence Day job fairs in CV
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-11
CEBU CITY, Philippines--The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) and other government agencies will conduct simultaneous Independence Day job and business fairs in Central Visayas on ...

Makati to Cubao via Edsa in 5 minutes? Travel at 180 kph
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-11
MANILA, Philippines -- When President Rodrigo Duterte vowed on Saturday to make travel time from Makati to Cubao in southern Quezon City only 5 minutes, how will he carry out his plan? "Surprise!

Russia open to forge labor deal with Philippines
philstar.com - 2019-06-11
Arroyo was invited to speak at the SPIEF, one of the leading global platforms for members of the business community to meet and discuss the key economic issues facing Russia, emerging markets, and the world as a whole.

Dealing with money
BusinessMirror - 2019-06-10
Supply and demand for currency in any country depend on many factors, including inflation rates, prevailing interest rates, economic growth, system of taxation and political stability. For a ...

Group continues fight to retain Filipino, Panitikan in language curriculum
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-10
MANILA, Philippines -- In a last ditch effort to convince the Supreme Court to retain Filipino and Panitikan in the language curriculum, members of the Alyansa ng mga Tagapagtanggol ng Wikang ...

Court freezes KAPA bank accounts, properties
CNN Philippines - 2019-06-10
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 10) -- The Court of Appeals has issued a freeze order on money and properties linked to the Kapa-Community Ministry International, Inc. as authorities shut ...

Ease of doing business at the BIR
BusinessWorld - 2019-06-10
I even met some of the familiar faces from the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) who are tasked to implement the provisions of the Ease of Doing Business Law within the Bureau. Their mission is not easy. Breaking down decades-old practices and mindsets at ...

Angara: PhilHealth needs more managers, fraud investigators than doctors
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-10
Those type of professionals because we should transform (it into) a really professional insurance corporation," Angara ... that would increase the excise tax on tobacco products.

CCCI to hold tax management clinics
Sun Star - 2019-06-10
One particular vulnerable point of business compliance in the Philippines is taxation ... In partnership with the Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants (Picpa), the chamber will provide assistance in the management of taxes through its ...

2019 Independence Day lead celeb set in Lapu-Lapu City
Gov - 2019-06-10
The event will serve as the one-stop shop for services from the following government agencies: Social Security System (SSS), Pag-IBIG, Philhealth, Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR), Philippine Overseas Employment ...

Criminal raps readied vs Kapa over investment scam
Sun Star - 2019-06-10
SEC has also petitioned the Court of Appeals (CA) to freeze Kapa's assets. Kapa has managed to get a Regional Trial Court in General Santos City to issue a preliminary injunction against the CDO issued by the SEC. But Aquino cited Section 179 of the ...

SC urged to reconsider ruling on removal of Filipino, Panitikan as core college subjects
philstar.com - 2019-06-10
MANILA, Philippines-- The Alyansa ng mga Tagpagtanggol ng Wikang Filipino on Monday urged the Supreme Court to reconsider its ruling upholding the removal of Filipino and Panitkian as required subjects in college. Tanggol Wika submitted a letter to Chief ...

Asian stocks rise as Chinese trade data beats expectations
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-10
SINGAPORE -- Asian financial markets advanced Monday after China released better-than-expected trade data for May, though worries remain over trade negotiations between the Washington and Beijing.

American fugitive nabbed in Tarlac
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-10
MANILA, Philippines - An American fugitive was arrested by the Bureau of Immigration (BI) in his residence in Tarlac City. Ricky Masanque Sanchez, 44, is wanted by American authorities for ...

POEA announces process for nursing jobs in Saudi Arabia
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-10
MANILA, Philippines -- The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is looking to hire 1,000 specialist nurses with a basic salary of more than P50,000, according to the Philippine Overseas Employment ...

African-American freedom fighter
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-09
On June 12, 1898, the first democratic Republic outside of the Western Hemisphere was established in Asia ... Fagen was a member of the 24th Cavalry Regiment that sailed for the Philippines in June 1899, a few months after hostilities broke out between ...

Best investment of all time
BusinessMirror - 2019-06-09
A former colleague in the Bureau of Immigration, Thea Ifurung, is one other person who wisely invested her resources in organizing efforts to distribute water filters (converting rain water to ...

Cebu Chamber, PICPA to hold tax counselling sessions
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-09
is partnering with the Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA) for the conduct of tax compliance seminars for chamber members. An advisory issued by CCCI president Virgilio ...

Mass housing developers prod government on establishment of one-stop processing centers
philstar.com - 2019-06-09
MANILA, Philippines -- Mass housing developers urged the government to prioritize the housing of one-stop processing centers in various regions of the country. The Organization of Socialized and Economic Housing Developers of the Philippines (OSHDP) and ...

BIR retains original P2.33 T collection goal
philstar.com - 2019-06-08
MANILA, Philippines -- The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) has reverted back to its P2.33 trillion collection target for 2019 after adjusting it downwards last April, in line with the implementation of the Lateral Attrition Law. Under Revenue Memorandum ...

Car catches fire on EDSA
philstar.com - 2019-06-08
Labor said he was heading to the airport from the University of the Philippines in Diliman, Quezon City when the incident happened. The fire was declared out at 1:14 p.m. No one was hurt during the incident, police said. Personnel of the Metropolitan ...

The unseen struggles of ensuring every Filipino has a home
philstar.com - 2019-06-08
MANILA, Philippines -- For the past 49 years ... for many as an estimated backlog is reported to have reached 6.7 million as of 2015. A study by the University of Asia and Pacific showed the Philippines would need 12.3 million housing units by 2030.

Rights group asks for worker-safety probe at Tokyo Olympics
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-07
Mary Harvey is the CEO of the Geneva-based Centre for Sport and Human Rights, the type of organization that pressured Qatar to reform labor practices -- particularly regarding migrant labor ...

Structures of Independence
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-07
A year later, the foundation stone was laid for the building ... It is also a recreational space for joggers and students from the nearby university. Tourists can also visit the museum in the ...

A new kind of surveillance is coming to US skies-in a balloon
BusinessMirror - 2019-06-07
Asked if the company would sell access to police departments, Andrew Antonio, director of business development for World View, said "flying a Stratollite is no different" than how "domestic ...

Blogger nabbed in Iloilo for libel
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-07
ILOILO CITY -- Policemen arrested Iloilo blogger and radio blocktimer Manuel "Boy Mejorada on Friday night over a libel complaint filed by Iloilo Gov. Arthur Defensor. A team from the police ...

SC allows Bohol Governor-elect Arthur Yap to travel abroad
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-07
Yap, together with former Department of Science and Technology (DOST ... the P15.8 million car plan of the Philippine Rice Research Institute in 2008 and 2009. He was charged in his capacity ...

WATCH: Sedan catches fire on Edsa
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-07
A Twitter alert from the Metro Manila Development Authority confirmed the incident that happened around 1:00 p.m. Traffic enforcers are already at the site, according to MMDA. A Makati Central ...

Provincial bus ban on Edsa faces 3rd opposition at SC
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-07
MANILA, Philippines -- The controversial provincial bus ban policy on Edsa faced its third opposition before the Supreme Court (SC) after Bayan Muna representatives filed a temporary restraining ...

'Trump effect' on closure of US immigration international offices
philstar.com - 2019-06-07
Form I-730 or refugee/asylee relative petition should be filed with the Nebraska or Texas Service Center while ... Including the Philippines, the number of visas granted lowered to 12% in the first two years of the Trump administration. Data from the ...

Pageant training harder than Bar preparations - Bb. Pilipinas contestant
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-07
Pilipinas titles this year. Reigning Miss Universe Catriona Gray will relinquish her national crown, together with Miss Intercontinental Karen Gallman, Miss International runner-up Ahtisa Manalo ...

Tourism stakeholders welcome new Tieza tax incentives law
BusinessMirror - 2019-06-07
"Aside from the incentives, we need to make the process of setting up business here easier. Tieza is the infrastructure arm of the Department of Tourism and is tasked to oversee the development ...

Plight of Clark airport employees dims ahead of privatization
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-07
The Department of Labor and Employment (Dole) has yet to act on the complaint of the Samahan ng mga Manggagawa sa Diosdado Macapagal International Airport (SMD) against Ciac and the consortium for ...

Fed says economic gains tempered by trade worries
BusinessMirror - 2019-06-06
In this April 23, 2019, file photo, building cranes are seen at the construction site of a condominium complex with the Lower Manhattan skyline seen in the background in Weehawken, New Jersey.

Making agriculture sexy
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-06-06
A former immigration lawyer-turned-farmer, he is among a growing number of young, college-educated Africans out ... In Ghana, the government has rolled out an ambitious national initiative to raise agricultural productivity and entice young people back ...

Government urged to intensify crackdown vs oil smuggling
BusinessMirror - 2019-06-06
The business group asked the government to strictly implement the Customs Modernization and Tariff Act and the Anti-Agricultural Smuggling to deter illicit trading. "The government must focus on ...

IAAF seeks reversion
BusinessMirror - 2019-06-06
THE International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) will seek a "swift reversion" to a decision from the Federal Supreme Court of Switzerland which allows Caster Semenya to compete ...

IMF chief warns US-China spat to slash 2020 global growth
BusinessWorld - 2019-06-06
International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde arrives for the Women's Forum Americas, at Claustro de Sor Juana University in Mexico City in this May 30 photo. WASHINGTON -- The International Monetary Fund (IMF) does not see the threat of ...

Minsaad partners affirm commitment
Sun Star - 2019-06-06
The Minsaad is a special project of DAR funded by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (Jica) and the government of the Philippines which will ... of Trade and Industry (DTI), Department of Science and Technology (DOST), and the Department of Social ...

Defense officials no-show in amparo hearing by NUPL
BusinessWorld - 2019-06-06
Duterte and seven other government officials: National Security Adviser Hermogenes C. Esperon, Jr., Defense Secretary Delfin N. Lorenzana, Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Chief-of-Staff Gen. Benjamin R. Madrigal, Jr., AFP Deputy Commander for ...

Despite court of appeals ruling: BOPK bloc nixes lot property sale
philstar.com - 2019-06-06
CEBU, Philippines -- Councilors in Cebu City allied with outgoing Mayor Tomas OsmeƱa have approved a resolution as a first step in a move to declare as void the sale of 45 hectares of land at the South Road Properties during the term of former mayor ...

Jobless rate falls to 5.1% in April
philstar.com - 2019-06-06
MANILA, Philippines -- Unemployment eased in April due to the robust growth in hirings in the services sector during the election season, the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) said yesterday. Results of the April 2019 round of the ...

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