THE House contingent to the Bicameral Conference Committee is ready to sign the committee report for the P3.757-trillion 2019 national budget, Rep. Rolando G. Andaya, Jr. of the 1st district of Camarines Sur, who chairs the chamber’s Appropriations Committee, said on Wednesday.
THE Employers Confederation of the Philippines (ECoP) said it will sign an agreement with the Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) for the voluntary regularization of workers at ECoP member companies.
THE Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is in discussions with businessmen Ramon S. Ang and Lucio C. Tan, Sr. for possible cooperation in river clean-ups around Metro Manila to support the government’s Manila Bay rehabilitation program.
THE Aboitiz group, a Villar-controlled company and Udenna Infrastructure Corp. are expected to receive original proponent status (OPS) soon for their separate unsolicited proposals for the airports in Laguindingan, Misamis Oriental; Iloilo; and Bacolod.
THE Department of Agriculture warned air travelers not to violate quarantine rules against the import of fresh fruit, plants and meat, citing the threat to the hog and banana industries in particular.
THE Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said it will appeal the exclusion of health safety-related processes from the Ease of Doing Business (EoDB) law to avoid the recurrence of the Dengvaxia crisis.
THE Bureau of Immigration (BI) will seek more documentation from foreigners seeking special working permits (SWP) and provisional working permits (PWP).
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“You have to have a dream, whether big or small. Then plan, focus, work hard and be very determined to achieve your goals” -- Henry Sy, Sr.
The matter of cleaning up Manila Bay and our surroundings boils down to effective waste management. And this, to me, is not just a question of proper disposal. We should address the problem at the source, and this means targeting to minimize if not eliminate waste altogether. And this is where policies like the Food Waste Reduction Act come into place.
“Walang forever ” (There is no forever) is a Tagalog slang commonly used by those who got dumped, those who don’t believe in love, and those who hate seeing couples showing affection to each other. But, did you know that there are some Human Resource Management aspects we could learn from this phrase?
The World Health Organization (WHO) recently came out with a list of the top 10 threats to global health that will demand attention from WHO and its health partners in 2019.
All men start as good-natured spirits. No one is born evil. Everyone is presumed innocent until proven guilty. All children are innocents although they may commit wrongdoing. These are evident.
ELECTIONS seem to bring out the creativity of candidates and their campaign supporters. Even before the list of official candidates was finalized, there were already tarps of likely aspirants popping up all over the place -- just a big photo and a short message. The posters are out there to greet passers-by (also known as “eyeballs”), extend congratulations to successful graduates, greet one and all happy holidays, or simply stake out slogans (daughter of the revolution). There is, of course, no mention of the position they are seeking. It’s presumed to be obvious. (Psst -- I’m running for mayor) The effort is merely to raise awareness of the brand.
THE Alaska Aces notched their first win in the PBA Philippine Cup on Wednesday, beating the now-skidding Columbian Dyip, 94-72, at the Mall of Asia Arena.
WITH its AFC Champions League (ACL) bid abruptly coming to an end on Tuesday night in Bacolod City, top local club football team Ceres-Negros FC shifts its focus to the AFC Cup where it hopes to do better.
BOSTON -- Hundreds of thousands of football fans packed into Boston’s streets on Tuesday to catch a glimpse of the New England Patriots after their record-tying sixth Super Bowl win.
LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Lakers informed the New Orleans Pelicans on Tuesday they are pulling of trade talks for star Anthony Davis, the Los Angeles Times reported. But Lakers’ president of basketball operations Magic Johnson still wants the Pelicans to start making counteroffers and will listen to them, according to league sources at ESPN.
TWO THOUSAND entries all over the nation including the country’s top players are expected to join the 12th Prima Pasta Badminton Championships set Feb. 22, 23, 24, 25 and March 2 and 3 at the Powersmash badminton courts in Chino Roces Avenue, Makati City.
This is a continuation of our coverage of the 2019 Gibraltar Masters tournament, won by two 20 year-olds, Vladislav Artemiev at 1st and Karthikeyan Murali at 2nd.
Given the justifiably aggressive stance the Lakers have taken in trying to pry All-Star Anthony Davis away from the Pelicans, it’s fair to wonder how all the chatter affects those who wear the purple and gold. The players have been asked numerous times, to be sure, and, outwardly, they’re giving all the right answers. It’s part of the business, they note, and, at the end of the day, they will continue to have gainful employment. A few even go so far as to seemingly welcome inclusion in trade talks, arguing it to be a reflection of value.
THE PESO recovered against the dollar on Wednesday ahead of likely upbeat signals from the central bank’s monetary policy meeting.
LOCAL EQUITIES slumped on Wednesday despite surging intraday, as investors earlier cheered the slower-than-expected January inflation print but eventually succumbed to profit taking.
A JOINT House panel on Wednesday recommended charges against former president Benigno S.C. Aquino III and other officials in connection with the Dengvaxia controversy.
ON THE heels of US President Donald J. Trump’s second State of the Union address, analysts sought for comment on Wednesday said trade ties between the US and China, stricter US immigration policy, and Mr. Trump’s upcoming second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jung-on in Vietnam will have a direct impact on the Philippines.
THE Provincial Prosecutor in Sulu on Wednesday charged before the regional trial court in Jolo five suspected members of the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) linked to the Jan. 27 bombing of the Jolo Cathedral, an official from the Department of Justice (DoJ) said.
THE Senate on Wednesday approved on third and final reading the bill extending for another 25 years the broadcasting franchise of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP).
THE National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) arrested on Monday a businessman alleged to be the mediator in the smuggling of P6.4-billion worth of shabu which authorities discovered in Valenzuela City in May 2017.
THE Commission on Appointments (CA) on Wednesday confirmed Eduardo M. Año as the Interior Secretary, Rolando D. Bautista as Social Welfare Secretary, and Aileen A. Lizada as commissioner of the Civil Service Commission (CSC).
THE DEPARTMENT of Justice (DoJ) has recommended the filing of a cyber-libel case against Rappler, Inc., Chief Executive Officer Maria Angelita Ressa, and one of its reporters over an article published in 2012 in connection with businessman Wilfredo D. Keng.
THE METROPOLITAN Manila Development Authority (MMDA) and the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) have agreed to donate the steel components of the Estrella-Pantaleon (or Rockwell Bridge), which is up for replacement, to the Pangasinan provincial government for the construction of a bridge that will link the island town of Bolinao to the mainland.
TWO BRIDGES in Manila will be temporarily closed for repairs and to give way to an infrastructure project.
MANDAUE is now one step closer to becoming a lone congressional district after the Senate approved on Monday Bill 8511 separating the city from the 6th District of Cebu province.
THE Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board-Davao Region office (LTFRB-11) has ordered a one-month suspension on the operation of 34 Metro Shuttle buses owned by Davao Metro Shuttle Corp. after a deadly collision with a bus of another company last Monday.
THREE GRENADE explosions hit different areas in Lanao del Norte on the eve of the second round of the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) plebiscite on Wednesday, but the voting day itself went generally smoothly, according to election and security officials.
DAVAO CITY’s Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Fund Investment Plan (CDRRMFIP) for 2019 has been approved with an allocation of about P436 million.
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THE OVERALL INCREASE in prices of widely used goods cooled for the third straight month in January, marking the slowest year-on-year reading in 10 months and making the case for monetary authorities to keep interest rates steady at their meeting on Thursday.
THE OVERALL INCREASE in prices of widely used goods cooled for the third straight month in January, marking the slowest year-on-year reading in 10...
INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION in the country marked December with double-digit drop that was the worst reading in 13 months, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) reported on Tuesday.
TWO PROVINCES in two regions in Mindanao stand to lose parts of their areas as towns and villages cast their votes on Wednesday on whether or not to be part of the new Bangsamoro region.
CAL-COMP Technology (Philippines), Inc. plans to push through with its initial public offering (IPO) by the third quarter of this year to finance its expansion plans in the country.
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