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‘Kontra Abuso’ 24/7 hotline launched for strict NFA rice monitoring

THE National Food Authority (NFA) on Thursday launched a 24/7 hotline that will allow the public to report abuses in the sale of its rice in local markets. Dubbed “Kontra Abuso,” consumers may text or call 0927-871-5921 for their concerns, the state-run food agency said. “NFA’s Task Force Kontra Abuso guarantees to resolve issues or concerns brought [...] The post ‘Kontra Abuso’ 24/7 hotline launched for strict NFA rice monitoring appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource: manilatimes_net manilatimes_netJul 12th, 2018

200 complaints resolved under NFA Kontra Abuso

QUEZON CITY, July 17 --Five days after launching its hotline "NFA KONTRA ABUSO" on July 12, the National Food Authority already received more than 200 complaints which were promptly acted upon by the.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJul 17th, 2018

NFA launches Kontra Abuso hotline

QUEZON CITY, July 13 -- The National Food Authority (NFA) is launching a "Kontra Abuso" hotline to provide the public a facility to air complaints, report violations and to engage their participation.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJul 13th, 2018

NFA launches Kontra Abuso hotline

QUEZON CITY, July 13 — The National Food Authority (NFA) is launching a “Kontra Abuso” hotline to provide the public a facility to air complaints, report violations and to engage their participation Source link link: NFA launches Kontra Abuso hotline.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJul 13th, 2018

DOTA Kontra Droga launched in Camarines Norte

DOTA Kontra Droga launched in Camarines Norte.....»»

Category: newsSource:  bicolstandardRelated NewsNov 12th, 2018

NFA Ilocos Norte steps up monitoring of rice prices - pna.gov.ph

NFA Ilocos Norte steps up monitoring of rice prices - pna.gov.ph.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsNov 11th, 2018

Govt SRP program launched nationwide, violators penalized

THE National Food Authority (NFA), backed by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and the Philippine National Police (PNP) on Friday, began imposing sanctions against rice traders and retailers...READ MORE The post Govt SRP program launched nationwide, violators penalized appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsNov 9th, 2018

Boracay reopens amid strict monitoring

THE tourist island of Boracay officially reopened on Friday after a six-month closure for its rehabilitation, with the Inter-Agency Task Force set to strictly enforce the no-casino policy and tourist entry limit......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsOct 26th, 2018

Partylist nominees info sought

Poll monitoring group Kontra Daya yesterday urged the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to immediately release to the public pertinent information on aspirants under partylist groups who filed their certificate of nomination and acceptance. Comelec earlier had said that in accordance with its resolution 10429, the tentative list of candidates will be released on 5 November. […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsOct 22nd, 2018

DTI Notes Price Hike of 8 Basic Commodities; NFA 7 Assures Stable Supply of Rice

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Cebu reported that only eight, or 4.39 percent, out of the 182 basic commodities, they are monitoring have increased its prices as of Oct. 5. Hope Melgar, DTI Cebu officer-in-charge, in a meeting with members of the Provincial Local Price Coordinating Council chaired by Gov. Hilario P. Davide […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsOct 16th, 2018

Well-milled rice prices still up despite drop at farmgate

THE average farm-gate price of palay (unmilled rice) dropped by nearly one percent at the end of September but this was not reflected in retail trade as market prices remained high, data from the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) showed. In its latest price monitoring report, the PSA said the average quotation of palay in the [...] The post Well-milled rice prices still up despite drop at farmgate appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsOct 9th, 2018

PNP monitoring rice hoarders

The Philippine National Police is monitoring rice hoarders amid the increase in the price of rice as law enforcers continue to coordinate operations with other government agencies......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 1st, 2018

Duterte jokes: Rice shortage fault of drug addicts in rehab centers

  Blame it on drug addicts, again.   President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday shared a theory that the rice shortage in the country could have been caused by drug addicts in rehabilitation centers who now enjoy eating food.   He said the number of drug addicts surrendering to authorities has been increasing and they have been undergoing rehabilitation.   "Ngayon na marami ng na-rehab kaya tayo nagkaroon ng rice crisis," Duterte said in jest in a speech in Malacaang, eliciting laughter from his audience, mostly government career executives.   Mr. Duterte, who launched a brutal war on illegal drugs since he assumed the Presidency in June...Keep on reading: Duterte jokes: Rice shortage fault of drug addicts in rehab centers.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 27th, 2018

Mark Cuban donates $10M after Mavericks workplace probe

NBA press release The NBA today issued the following statement about the report by independent investigators regarding workplace conditions at the Dallas Mavericks, following allegations made in a Feb. 20, 2018 Sports Illustrated article: Upon learning of the allegations, Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban notified the NBA and an independent investigation was launched with oversight from the league office. Anne Milgram, former Attorney General of New Jersey, a Professor of Practice and Distinguished Scholar at New York University School of Law, and currently Special Counsel at Lowenstein Sandler LLP, and Evan Krutoy, who spent more than 20 years as a prosecutor in the Manhattan District Attorney’s office and currently heads Krutoy Law, P.C., led the seven-month investigation. The league’s oversight function was led by David Anders, a partner at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz and a former Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York. The report was based on information gathered from 215 interviews with current and former Mavericks employees who worked for the team during the past two decades and from the evaluation of more than 1.6 million documents, including emails and other electronic documents. Following the launch of the independent investigation, the Mavericks, under Mr. Cuban’s direction, hired a new Chief Executive Officer, Cynthia Marshall, a former AT&T senior executive, who has since implemented a massive overhaul to improve the organization’s workplace culture. While the investigation was ongoing, Mr. Cuban and Ms. Marshall took a series of steps to enhance the team’s workplace policies and procedures. Under Ms. Marshall’s direction, the Mavericks have replaced or added several new leadership positions in the organization, including a new head of Human Resources, a Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer, a head of Diversity & Inclusion and a new General Counsel. The Mavericks also instituted mandatory “Respect in the Workplace” training for all employees and ownership; created a confidential hotline for employees to share concerns, issues or allegations of misconduct; and established employee resource teams and an external advisory council to ensure a more diverse and collaborative work environment. Ms. Milgram’s and Mr. Krutoy’s extensive investigation, with full cooperation from Mr. Cuban and the Mavericks organization, resulted in a detailed understanding of the scope and substance of the issues. Among the investigation’s key findings: - The investigation substantiated numerous instances of sexual harassment and other improper workplace conduct within the Mavericks organization over a period spanning more than twenty years. - Among other things, the investigation found:     - Improper workplace conduct toward fifteen female employees by the Mavericks’ former President and CEO Terdema Ussery, including inappropriate comments, touching, and forcible kissing;     - Improper workplace conduct by former Mavericks ticket sales employee Chris Hyde, including inappropriate comments to women of a sexual nature, the viewing and sharing of pornographic images and videos, unsolicited and unwanted sexual advances, and violent and threatening outbursts toward co-workers; and     - Two acts of domestic violence perpetrated by former Mavs.com reporter Earl Sneed, including one against a team employee. - The investigators concluded that Mavericks’ management was ineffective, including a lack of compliance and internal controls, and that these shortcomings permitted the growth of an environment in which acts of misconduct and the individuals who committed them could flourish.  In particular, the investigators found:         - The Mavericks executive leadership team failed to respond adequately and committed a significant error in judgment by retaining Mr. Sneed following his domestic violence incidents; and         - The Mavericks’ executive leadership team was responsible for allowing Mr. Hyde to remain employed with the organization despite his inappropriate and problematic behavior, and failed adequately to address his various acts of misconduct.         - The investigators found no evidence that Mr. Cuban was aware of Mr. Ussery’s misconduct.  None of the 215 witnesses who were interviewed stated that they informed Mr. Cuban of Mr. Ussery’s actions, the investigators found no documentary evidence of such a communication, and Mr. Cuban stated that he did not know about the conduct.   The investigation report also contains a series of recommendations for changes to the Mavericks’ organization, including:     - Increasing the number of women on staff, including in leadership positions;     - Enhancing formal reporting processes for victims of misconduct;     - Implementing regular anonymous employee surveys to evaluate workplace culture; and     - Expanding and improving the Mavericks’ Human Resources department and instituting clear protocols for investigating workplace misconduct. The report confirms that several of these steps have already been taken, including the hiring of Ms. Marshall and other new senior female leaders, and notes that “we heard from employees of a sea change in the professional environment at the Mavericks that began almost immediately following” the publication of the Sports Illustrated article. In recognition of the institutional and other failures set forth in the report, Mr. Cuban has agreed to contribute $10 million to organizations that are committed to supporting the leadership and development of women in the sports industry and combating domestic violence.  These organizations will be selected by an advisory council of leaders from the Mavericks, including Mr. Cuban and Ms. Marshall, and the NBA, including President of Social Responsibility & Player Programs Kathy Behrens, President of Team Marketing & Business Operations and Chief Innovation Officer Amy Brooks, and Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer Oris Stuart. Additionally, the NBA is requiring the Mavericks to:         - Provide the league office with quarterly reports regarding the recommendations set forth in the report and their implementation;         - Immediately report to the league office any instances or allegations of significant misconduct by any employee;         - Continually enhance and update annual “Respect in the Workplace” training for all staff, including ownership; and         - Implement a program to train all staff, including ownership, on issues related to domestic violence, sexual assault, and sexual harassment. “The findings of the independent investigation are disturbing and heartbreaking and no employee in the NBA, or any workplace for that matter, should be subject to the type of working environment described in the report,” said NBA Commissioner Adam Silver. “We appreciate that Mark Cuban reacted swiftly, thoroughly and transparently to the allegations first set forth in Sports Illustrated – including the immediate hiring of Cynthia Marshall as CEO to effect change, but as Mark has acknowledged, he is ultimately responsible for the culture and conduct of his employees. While nothing will undo the harm caused by a select few former employees of the Mavericks, the workplace reforms and the $10 million that Mark has agreed to contribute are important steps toward rectifying this past behavior and shining a light on a pervasive societal failing -- the inability of too many organizations to provide a safe and welcoming workplace for women.” Following the allegations made in the Sports Illustrated article, the NBA conducted a thorough review of its existing policies and procedures related to respect in the workplace, and required all NBA teams to do the same. In addition, the league established a confidential leaguewide hotline for team and league employees to report workplace misconduct including, but not limited to, sexual harassment, discrimination and retaliation.  While many of the recommendations contained in the investigation report are already part of established practice at the league office, any that are not will shortly be adopted. The report of the independent investigation is available here......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 19th, 2018

Monitoring committee created to check rice prices in Davao City

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 18 Sep) – The City Government of Davao has created a body tasked to monitor the movement of price of rice in the city amid reports of uncontrolled and unmonitored price increases of the staple food. City Mayor Sara Duterte signed Executive Order 23 creating the Rice Supply and Price Monitoring […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsSep 18th, 2018

Rice prices jump to new highs in 4th week of August

MANILA, Philippines – As poor Filipinos struggled to keep up with elevated prices of fish, meat, and vegetables , prices of rice accelerated further to new highs in August. According to the latest price monitoring report of the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) , the average retail price of regular milled rice rose to P43.86 per ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 10th, 2018

Rody won’t fire Piñol, others over rice crisis

President Rodrigo Duterte said he will not fire Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol, National Food Authority Administrator Jason Aqui-no, and other NFA officials over the rice crisis that has led to a surge in prices of the staple. Instead of firing his people, Duterte said there should be strict implementation of….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsSep 2nd, 2018

State of calamity in Zamboanga City

ZAMBOANGA CITY: Local legislators have passed a resolution placing Zamboanga City under a state of calamity, citing shortage of rice supply that has resulted in high prices of grains in the market. The City Agriculturist Office has started monitoring rice prices in different areas here to ensure that traders follow suggested retail pricing of grains… link: State of calamity in Zamboanga City.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsAug 22nd, 2018

Zamboanga declares ‘state of calamity’ over rice shortage

ZAMBOANGA CITY – Local legislators passed a resolution placing Zamboanga City in a state of calamity following the shortage of rice supply here that resulted in high prices of grains in the market. The City Agriculturist Office also started monitoring rice prices in different areas here to ensure traders followed the suggested retail pricing of [...] The post Zamboanga declares ‘state of calamity’ over rice shortage appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsAug 21st, 2018

NFA brings rice to Zamboanga City villages after shortage

FOLLOWING A grave rice shortage in Zamboanga City in the past two weeks that saw regular mill rice sold at as much as P80 per kilogram, the National Food Authority (NFA) Zamboanga Peninsula regional office has launched a program to bring supply directly to the different villages. The post NFA brings rice to Zamboanga City villages after shortage appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsAug 19th, 2018

Hymns for Banaue

By Niña Elyca Ruiz, Contributor Significant efforts to conserve the Banaue Rice Terraces are music to our ears…sometimes literally. Recently, 20 composers were chosen to undergo a cultural immersion and fine-tune their music as part of the semi-final round of the very first Banaue International Music Composition Competition (BIMCC). Launched in November last year, the […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJul 19th, 2018