THE Social Security System (SSS) issued guidelines on the payment of the expanded maternity benefits following the singing of a law in February, setting the eligibility date at March 11 for those making claims for child deliveries, miscarriages, and emergency terminations.
THE Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Tuesday identified five brands of vinegar found to have used synthetic acetic acid, in possible violation of food labeling rules which require vinegar producers to use fermented sugarcane and other such crops as their raw material.
MANUFACTURING activity expanded in May in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), driven by expansions in output and new orders, according to the Nikkei ASEAN Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) prepared by IHS Markit.
THE Asia Society said it backed improving education systems and providing upskilling programs in collaboration with all stakeholders as a means of preparing the region for the changing nature of the workplace.
THE Philippines was the least likely to benefit from the United States-China trade war out of 13 Asia-Pacific economies, Japanese banking group Nomura said in a report, which assessed their first quarter trade performance.
JOB RECRUITMENT site Monster.com said April online hiring activity rose 11% year on year led by strong growth in the fast-moving consumer goods segment.
THE Department of Agriculture (DA) said it is set to meet with a Japanese government delegation to tackle greater access for some Philippine agricultural products to Japan.
THE House of Representatives and the Senate ratified on Monday the bills that seeks to expand the powers and functions of Authority of the Freeport Area of Bataan (AFAB).
THE House of Representatives and the Senate ratified on Monday the proposed measure granting a renewable energy distribution franchise to Solar Para Sa Bayan Corp. (SPSBC).
THE Department of Finance (DoF) hopes to fully implement the electronic invoicing system by December 2022, resulting in administrative savings for the government and streamlining of tax processes, the Department of Finance said.
THE Luzon grid went on yellow alert for six hours Tuesday as power reserves thinned.
MALACAÑANG on Tuesday said there is enough legal basis to drop the partnership of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) with Smartmatic, saying the company “has not been efficient” in the previous elections.
PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte has appointed retired Army General Ricardo C. Morales as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS), replacing the Board’s Vice Chairperson Reynaldo V. Velasco.
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LAWYER Teodoro D. Regala, one of the leading figures in the country’s legal profession and a co-founder of the Angara Abello Concepcion Regala & Cruz Law Offices (ACCRALAW), passed away on June 1. He was 85.
MALACANAÑG ON Tuesday reiterated that the Department of Justice (DoJ) should move to have the P60 million paid by the Department of Tourism (DoT) to Bitag Media Unlimited Inc. for ad placements at government network PTV-4 returned to the government.
THE DEPARTMENT of Justice (DoJ) has submitted for resolution the estafa complaint against Peter Joemel Advincula in connection with the beauty pageant he organized in 2018, after he did not show up again in the preliminary investigation.
A NEW flood control structure along the right bank of the Marikina River in Barangay Batasan Hills, Quezon City has been completed, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) announced.
THE PUBLIC-Private Partnership (PPP) Center has approved the provision of project preparation and transaction advisory support for the 70-hectare Agro-Industrial and Information Technology Parks Project of the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) in Laguna.
CEBU GOVERNOR-elect Gwendolyn F. Garcia has again asked the outgoing provincial administration to stop the construction of the 20-storey Capitol Resource Center, a brainchild of Governor and now vice governor-elect Hilario P. Davide III.
THE COURT of Appeals (CA) affirmed the 2017 Ombudsman decision perpetually denying former Makati City mayor Jejomar Erwin “Junjun” S. Binay from holding public office.
BANGSAMORO AUTONOMOUS Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) Chief Minister Alhadj Murad Ebrahim called for support towards a “better Bangsamoro” as the Islam community, along with the rest of the nation, observes the Eid’l Fitr holiday.
THE Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Tuesday has withdrawn the five original Duterte Youth nominees but has yet to decide if National Youth Commission (NYC) Chair Ronald Gian Carlo L. Cardema will be the first nominee of the youth party-list group.
THE proposed bill reinstating the Reserve Officers’ Training Course (ROTC) program in senior high school will not hurdle the 17th Congress, even as President Rodrigo R. Duterte certified it as urgent.
MALACAÑANG on Tuesday said it has lifted its ban on “official trips” to Canada.
FOLLOWING a successful run in the previous Philippine Basketball Association tournament where they finished runner-up, the Magnolia Hotshots Pambansang Manok make their Commissioner’s Cup debut, taking on the Alaska Aces in the scheduled double-header today at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
PARIS -- Defending champion Simona Halep continued to tighten her grip on the French Open as she demolished Polish teenager Iga Swiatek to reach the quarterfinals on Monday.
JOLLIBEE continues its partnership with the Philippine Rugby Football Union (PRFU) to support not only the Philippine Volcanoes, but also the PRFU leagues and PRFU Get Into Rugby youth development program.
LOS ANGELES -- Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson is questionable for Game 3 of the NBA Finals after an MRI exam on his injured left hamstring revealed only a strain, the team announced Monday evening.
THE Cleanfuel-Motul Racing Team dominated the first round of 2019 Formula V1 Challenge in Batangas Racing Circuit.
LOS ANGELES -- Nationals ace Max Scherzer allowed just one run and three hits with a season-high 15 strikeouts over eight masterful innings as Washington defeated the host Cincinnati Reds 4-1 on Sunday in the rubber match of their three-game series.
WEEKS AFTER the conclusion of the Philam Life 7s Football League Season 3 Manila, the sport will return with the first-ever Philam Vitality KAMPEON 7s Cup slated this coming July 27 and 28 at the McKinley Hill Stadium in Taguig City.
THE FIDE-Rated Meralco Youth Rapid Chess tourney will unfurl on Sunday, June 9 at the Multi-Purpose hall, Meralco compound, Ortigas Avenue, Pasig City.
The first two weeks of the Philippine Basketball Association Commissioner’s Cup have been eventful in more ways than one.
As if the Warriors needed more obstacles to come between them and a third consecutive National Basketball Association championship, their return home was greeted by news that slotman Kevon Looney looks to be out for the remainder of the Finals with a fractured collarbone. With Kevin Durant still decommissioned by a right calf strain, DeMarcus Cousins nowhere near to peak form just six weeks removed from a left quadriceps muscle tear, and Andre Iguodala playing through a left leg injury, the last thing they needed was yet another development that portrayed them as walking wounded.
LOCAL STOCKS failed to sustain their climb on Tuesday, reflecting the performance of the Nasdaq index which fell as US technology shares tumbled on antitrust concerns.
THE PESO strengthened further against the dollar on Wednesday to hit a six-week high as market participants priced in dovish pronouncements from the US central bank.
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MANUFACTURING in the country picked up in May after business for factories improved at the slowest pace in nine months in April, with the increase in new orders “the most marked in four months” on the back of a “moderate” improvement in demand that was nevertheless “the greatest since February,” according to the latest monthly survey IHS Markit conducted for Nikkei, Inc.
HONG KONG -- Factory activity contracted in most Asian countries last month as an escalating trade war between Washington and Beijing raised fears of a global economic downturn and heaped pressure on policy makers in the region and beyond to roll out more stimulus.
SENATORS on Monday approved on third and final reading a proposal to increase excise taxes on tobacco products to P60 by 2023, a day before the 17th Congress ends.
THE FINANCE department (DoF) estimates that local government units (LGUs) have been foregoing about P30.5 billion in collections a year under the current system for updating schedules of market values (SMV) for real property tax, which has proven impractical for political reasons.
THE Romero-led F&S Holdings, Inc. increased its stake in the operator of Philippines AirAsia, Inc. to become the single largest shareholder in the low-cost carrier ahead of its planned initial public offering (IPO) later this year.
THE Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has given the green light for Petron Corp. to offer perpetual preferred shares worth up to P20 billion.
PHILWEB Corp. has signed a P292-million share purchase agreement (SPA) with Palmary Corp., as the firms embark on the joint development of their electronic bingo (e-bingo) businesses starting this month.
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