‘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

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 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

‘Dengvaxia monitoring’ mobile app launched

A MOBILE phone application that allows parents to report symptoms of dengue experienced by their children to concerned government agencies has been launched. The Abizo dengue vaccine monitoring service will also serve as a channel for parents to receive advisories and surveys directly from the Departments of Education and Health and ambulance service. Education Secretary [...] The post ‘Dengvaxia monitoring’ mobile app launched appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJul 16th, 2018

NCRPO chief relaunches old hotline numbers

Chief Supt. Guillermo Eleazar has scrapped the direct hotline to the National Capitol Region Police Office (NCRPO), just a month after it was launched by his predecessor, Director Camilo Cascolan. Instead, Eleazar relaunched old but lesser known NCRPO hotline numbers last Friday. Dubbed "Pulis na abusado, pusher at mga loko... agad i-send mo sa Team NCRPO," the new number are 0915-888-8181 and 0999-901-8181. In an interview, Eleazar said the numbers were already available as early as 2010 but few people knew about them. In contrast to the national government emergency numbers 8888 and 911, the NCRPO lines will connect callers directly to its Regional Tactical Operations C...Keep on reading: NCRPO chief relaunches old hotline numbers.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 1st, 2018

Hotline vs erring cops, crimes, drugs launched - Tempo

Hotline vs erring cops, crimes, drugs launched - Tempo.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsJun 30th, 2018

NCRPO launches hotline

The National Capital Region Police Office yesterday launched a hotline system where the public can send complaints against police scalawags and report crimes......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 30th, 2018

NCRPO launches hotline for reports on erring cops, crimes

MANILA, Philippines – The National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) on Friday, June 29, launched its hotline for crimes and complaints against erring cops. The NCRPO hotline numbers are 0915-888-8181 for Globe subscribers and 0999-901-8181 for Smart subscribers. The NCRPO said in a statement that the hotline seeks to provide ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 29th, 2018

Tips on illegal drugs swamp PRO-6 hotline

AS EXPECTED, majority of text messages sent to the hotline numbers Chief Superintendent John Bulalacao, Police Regional Office (PRO)-6 director, was all about the illegal drug trade. Bulalacao launched the hotlines on June 21 so that the public can relay information on police scalawags and crimes in the community. He personally checks the messages sent […] The post Tips on illegal drugs swamp PRO-6 hotline appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsJun 29th, 2018

Next tourist hub

Tagged as the “Eighth Wonder of the World,” the breathtaking Banaue Rice Terraces are being eyed by President Rodrigo Duterte as the next major tourist destination, given Ifugao province’s well-preserved natural environment and indigenous culture, customs and traditions. The provincial government has launched a homestay drive where residents are encouraged to accept tourists into their […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJun 24th, 2018

PRO-6 launches hotline for erring cops

DO YOU know any erring cops or have information on a crime? The Police Regional Office (PRO)-6 has launched a hotline where the public can report information on police scalawags or report crimes. The information could be reported to mobile numbers 0998-9673651 and 0998-5629523. Chief Superintendent John Bulalacao, Western Visayas police chief, said he would […] The post PRO-6 launches hotline for erring cops appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsJun 22nd, 2018

So. Leyte Village Produces ‘Nutripak’ to Fight Malnutrition

Barangay Sta Cruz, one of the 30 barangays of Macrohon is working its way out in the fight against malnutrition by producing the healthy nutripak – a mixed grind of rice, mongo, and sesame seeds. According to Sta. Cruz Punong Barangay Dexter O. Pelegro during the monitoring of nutrition program at Macrohon last May 21 […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsJun 3rd, 2018