'GoldenDinagyang food aid program eyes 10,000 kids

By: Isabella Marie A. Zerrudo ON ITS 8th year, Philippine Red Cross (PRC) Iloilo Chapter, along with Iloilo Dinagyang Foundation Inc. (IDFI) and the Rotary Club of Metro Iloilo, aims to feed 10,000 schoolchildren through the Dinagyang Food Aid Program starting Jan 11, 2017. “We are expecting around 9,000 to 10,000 public schoolchildren for this year […] The post #GoldenDinagyang food aid program eyes 10,000 kids appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource: thedailyguardian thedailyguardianJan 12th, 2018

NNC 7 Pushes HCFP to Help ECCD F1K Program

The National Nutrition Council Region 7 (NNC 7) pushes Home and Community Food Production (HCFP) to help the Early Childhood Care and Development in the First 1000 Days (ECCD F1K) program. The HCFP help participants to produce their own food and ensure food security in different participating municipalities in the Province of Cebu. According to […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsJun 19th, 2018

Single father’s woes open eyes to state of health services

  Construction worker Joseph Salibio, 38, couldn't imagine life getting worse than it already was, when he could hardly make ends meet for his brood of seven and couldn't find a better job because he never went to school.   But when his wife died in 2016, his eldest daughter had to stop schooling to care for her younger siblings, and one or two kids had to stay with relatives so they could survive.   In January 2017, just months after burying his spouse, Salibio met with Aklan Gov. Florencio Miraflores and poured out his woes as a suddenly single father.   To his surprise, his wife's death would later pave the way to better health for the resi...Keep on reading: Single father’s woes open eyes to state of health services.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 17th, 2018

BPI eyes $2 billion from offshore debt market

Ayala-led Bank of the Philippine Islands is raising as much as $2 billion from the offshore debt market with the establishment of a medium term note program......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 14th, 2018

Government eyes tax amnesty in April 2019

The government is planning to postpone the implementation of its tax amnesty program to April next year, in time with the income tax filing season of the Bureau of Internal Revenue, the Department of Finance said on Wednesday......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 14th, 2018

Finance dep’t eyes April 2019 for tax amnesty

THE GOVERNMENT is looking at offering its planned one-time tax amnesty program in April next year, coinciding with the deadline for filing income tax returns, the Department of Finance (DoF) said. The post Finance dep’t eyes April 2019 for tax amnesty appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJun 14th, 2018

Zomato Gold now available in Ahmedabad, Chandigarh

New Delhi [India], June 12 (ANI): Restaurant discovery and online food ordering platform, Zomato, announced the rollout of its premium subscription program 'Zomato Gold' in Ahmedabad and Chandigarh. T.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJun 12th, 2018

Zomato Gold now available in Ahmedabad, Chandigarh

New Delhi [India], June 12 (ANI): Restaurant discovery and online food ordering platform, Zomato, announced the rollout of its premium subscription program 'Zomato Gold' in Ahmedabad and Chandigarh. T.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJun 12th, 2018

NHMFC eyes guarantee model for reverse mortgage program

The National Home Mortgage Finance Corp. (NHMFC) plans to implement a guarantee model for its reverse home mortgage program in a bid to lure more senior citizen borrowers......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 9th, 2018

House okays bill on marine protection

THE House of Representatives has approved on third and final reading a proposed law seeking to establish a National Mariculture Program to strengthen the Philippine fisheries and aquaculture sector and ensure our country’s food security. House Bill 7506 or “The National Mariculture Program Act” principally authored by Batangas Rep. Vilma….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJun 6th, 2018

DNL eyes more partnerships with global food manufacturers

D&L Industries, Inc. (DNL) targets to seal more partnerships with global food manufacturing companies, similar to its existing one with United States-based food manufacturer Ventura Foods, in a bid to further grow its exports business. The post DNL eyes more partnerships with global food manufacturers appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJun 4th, 2018

Tite uneasy over Mastercard food rewards for Neymar goals

By Mauricio Savarese, Associated Press LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — There are some things money can't buy. And one of them seems to be Brazil coach Tite's approval of a Mastercard charity food campaign that gets a boost every time Neymar scores. The credit card giant is a sponsor of the five-time World Cup champions and has promised to donate the value of 10,000 meals to a United Nations program for every goal scored by the Brazil striker — and Argentina's Lionel Messi — until 2020. During Saturday's news conference at Anfield, where Brazil will play Croatia in a friendly on Sunday, Tite was asked if Mastercard's campaign put extra pressure on Neymar to score in the World Cup. It was not clear whether the person asking the question was a journalist or not. As the question was being asked, Tite looked down, wrote notes and took a deep breath before answering. "Mastercard, I will tell you something. This donation is very beautiful. It is beautiful and great. And it will still be if you give meals if every Argentina and Brazil player scores," Tite said. "Here we work as a team, and with all these values it can be a little frustrating," the coach said. Mastercard did not immediately reply to a request for comment from The Associated Press. Brazil is in Group E at the World Cup with Switzerland, Costa Rica and Serbia. Its first game is against Switzerland on June 17......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 3rd, 2018

Key to this Ironkid’s success: Less screen time, more training

SUBIC -- Most kids spend much of their free time in front of their smartphones or computers. But a few like Rob Jarrel Balderas have their eyes on the finish line rather than glued on a gadget. The 12-year-old Balderas was the fastest in his age group to complete a 300-meter, six-lap swim and two-kilometer, two-loop run in the Ironkids Philippines on Saturday at WOW Recreation and Activity Center here. Balderas, however, wouldn't have finished first if he wasn't disciplined enough to wake up way earlier than his classmates in the morning before school to train and still have the strength to get at it again after in preparation for the aquathlon event he just won. "I train...Keep on reading: Key to this Ironkid’s success: Less screen time, more training.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 2nd, 2018

PVL: Cool Smashers set eyes on first outright semis seat

Crowd favorite Creamline zeroes in on the first outright semifinals seat when the Cool Smashers meet BaliPure-National University Saturday in the Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference Season 2 at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan. The Cool Smashers are on a three-game winning streak for a 4-1 win-loss record at solo top spot but taking that fourth straight victory and officially punching a Final Four ticket won’t be a walk in the park. “’Yan ‘yung maraming energy,” said prized Creamline hitter Alyssa Valdez of the youthful Water Defenders squad, which is composed of the core of the four-time UAAP high school champion NU. Game time is at 2:00 p.m. and will air live on ABS-CBN S+A Channel 23, ABS-CBN S+A HD Channel 166 and via livestream. Valdez, Thai import Kuttika Kaewpin and Serbian Nina Asceric will face off not only with prolific scorer American import Janisa Johnson and imposing compatriot middle blocker Alexis Matthews but also with promising players in Alyssa Solomon, Princess Robles and Faith Nisperos. Creamline’s top setter Jia Morado and veteran libero Mel Gohing will also have their hands full with BaliPure-NU playmaker Joyme Cagande and libero Jennifer Nierva. “Napapanood ko lang sila, siyempre nagi-game viewing din also. Nakikita namin ang potential and the talent of these young kids,” said Valdez, who once donned the Water Defenders colors two years ago. “Excited kami to face the BaliPure Water Defenders, we’re looking forward na maipakita namin and mailabas din namin ang game namin sa kanila,” she added. “Nagtutulungan tayo dito para mas maganda ang game and siyempre hoping for a good match.” The Cool Smashers are coming of a straight sets 25-14, 27-25, 26-24, win over Tacloban in Batangas last week. BaliPure saw its three-game winning streak snapped, 19-25, 25-10, 17-25, 21-25, by defending champion Pocari Sweat-Air Force last Wednesday. The Water Defenders hold a 3-2 slate tied with PayMaya.     ---   Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 2nd, 2018

Here’s what I learned after 5 days of doing absolutely nothing

Here at Preen, we're fully aware that adult life doesn't always go as smoothly (and look as beautiful) as curated Instagram feeds. We all face challenges amidst all the good things. Meet Mikka Wee, a former food editor-turned-working gal inSingapore, who's about to share all the ups and downs that come with adulting and living. Welcome to Bless This Mess! Alright. It's not like I stared at my ceiling the entire day---I finished The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz, finished the second season of 13 Reasons Why (didn't like it but loved the music), and cried my eyes out and bawled multiple times as I watched Wonder. Basically, those were the only things I could do because I was to...Keep on reading: Here’s what I learned after 5 days of doing absolutely nothing.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 26th, 2018

New Zealand offers P18-M Marawi aid

THE Government of New Zealand will make available P18 million (NZ$500,000) in humanitarian assistance to help the people affected by the Marawi siege. New Zealand Ambassador to Manila David Strachan said the fund will be coursed through the World Food Program. “New Zealand recognizes the magnitude of the challenges confronting….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsMay 25th, 2018

Angeles City impresses national selectors in PNG rugby 7s tournament

MANILA, Philippines – All eyes were fixed on the excitement and performance of Angeles City in the Philippine National Games (PNG), boasting a development program of key members of the Philippine Rugby development program. After 26 matches, Angeles City steamrolled with dominance, outpacing a determined Makati City 36-7 in the gold ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 22nd, 2018

DOF eyes tax amnesty before yearend

The much-awaited amnesty program for delinquent taxpayers may happen before the year ends as the Department of Finance eyes passage of pending legislation in June. 'To prepare for conditions o.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsMay 21st, 2018

Meet the 2018 batch of Jr. NBA PH All-Stars

Jr. NBA PH press release PASAY CITY, METRO MANILA – Eight boys and eight girls were named as Jr. NBA Philippines All-Stars from a total of 74 participants during the Jr. NBA Philippines 2018 presented by Alaska National Training Camp to become the eleventh batch of Jr. NBA All-Stars. Headlined by Sacramento Kings center Willie Cauley-Stein and WNBA Hall of Famer Sheryl Swoopes, the National Training Camp was held at the Gatorade Hoops Center on May 18, at Don Bosco Technical Institute on May 19 and SM Mall of Asia Music Hall on May 20. The National Training Camp players were the top performers in Regional Selection Camps in Bacolod, Baguio, Butuan, Metro Manila and Alaska Power Camp, which were led by Jr. NBA Coaches Carlos Barroca and Rob Newson, together with Alaska coaches led by PBA Legend Jeffrey Cariaso. Jr. NBA alumni were in attendance throughout the camp with Thirdy Ravena and Ricci Rivero visiting the Gatorade Hoops Center and Kai Sotto and Rhayyan Amsali highlighting the participants of the Jr. NBA Alumni All-Star Game in SM Mall of Asia. The Jr. NBA All-Stars showcased skills on the court and exemplified the Jr. NBA core S.T.A.R. Values of Sportsmanship, Teamwork, a positive Attitude, and Respect. Prince Ray Alao, 14, of San Beda University; Ethan Rod Alian, 14, of La Salle Greenhills; John Lester Amagan, 14, of St. Robert’s International Academy of Iloilo; Seven Gagate, 14, of Chiang Kai Shek College; Nathan Jan Jundana, 14, of Bacolod Tay Tung; Christian Joi Mesias, 14, of Jose Maria College of Davao; Kim Aaron Tamayo, 13, of National University; and Rhon Khaniel Telles, 13, of St. Anthony de Carmelli Academy of Cavite topped the boys division, while Madelyn Flores, 14, of Bukidnon National High School; Gin Kayla Huelar, 13, of St. La Salle University, Bacolod; Aishe Solis, 13, of Corpus Christi School in Cagayan De Oro; Pauline Angelique Valle, 13, of Misamis Oriental General Comprehensive High School; Christine Nichole Venterez, 12, Baguio City National High School; Marielle Vingno, 14, of Escuela de Sophia of Caloocan Inc.; Amber Esquivel, 14, and Kyla Marie Mataga, 13, of De La Salle Zobel were the outstanding performers in the girls’ division. Pauline Angelique Valle and Prince Ray Alao were named this year’s Jr. NBA Most Valuable Players while Marielle Vingno and Ethan Rod Alian were selected as Alaska Ambassadors. Hazel Yambot of Baguio and Mark “Tata” Belangel of Bacolod were chosen as the Coaches of the Year. In addition, special awards were handed out to Kayla Marie Mataga and Javier Louis Jugo as Gatorade Hustle awardees, Merylle Cuasay and Czarlo Salvador as Panasonic Rising Stars, and Aishe Solis and Kim Aaron Tamayo, Cloudfone Awesome Players of the Game. “The Jr. NBA program gives us the opportunity to contribute to our goal of getting more kids to play the game of basketball and help them understand how working hard on their craft can open doors and unlock greater opportunities in life,” said Hall of Famer Sheryl Swoopes.  “I came here to inspire you but your passion and eagerness to learn inspire me and I’m so grateful for that,” shared Sacramento Kings center Willie Cauley-Stein to the campers. An NBA experience trip in Shanghai, China awaits the All-Stars in October where they will be joined by other Jr. NBA All-Stars from Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam in training and friendly competitions as they catch the NBA China Games 2018 featuring the Philadelphia 76ers and the Dallas Mavericks. Jr. NBA Philippines presented by Alaska, the league’s global youth basketball participation program for boys and girls, continues to promote proper nutrition and an active lifestyle, serving as an effective platform in implementing Alaska Milk’s NUTRITION.ACTION.CHAMPION. program that helps address the issue of overweight and undernourished children in the country. AXA, Cloudfone, Gatorade, Globe Telecom and Panasonic serve as Official Partners of the Jr. NBA in the Philippines, while Spalding is a Supporting Partner. ABS-CBN Sports + Action, Basketball TV and NBA Premium TV are the Official NBA Broadcasters of the Jr. NBA in the Philippines. Fans can also follow Jr. NBA at and on Facebook. For all the latest news and updates on the NBA, visit and follow the league on Facebook and Twitter. To learn more about the Alaska Milk Corporation, visit and follow PlayPH at and on Facebook and Twitter......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 21st, 2018

Global firms join Globe in enhancing teacher training

Global brands led by Adobe, Da Vinci Kids and Quipper have joined Globe Telecom and the Department of Education (DepEd) in expanding the Global Filipino Schools (GFS) program to further enhance the delivery of world-class education in public schools nationwide......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 16th, 2018

House committee eyes retention, expansion of tax, non-tax incentives

THE HOUSE Committee on ways and means is looking to retain and even expand tax and non-tax incentives for those sectors with good performances and in need of a boost, its chairman said, as it is set to begin public hearings on the second package of the tax reform program. Dakila Carlo E. Cua (Quirino), […] The post House committee eyes retention, expansion of tax, non-tax incentives appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMay 16th, 2018