BSP check shows most Filipinos unbanked

MAJORITY of Filipinos still did not have bank accounts as of 2017 due to lack of funds to meet required minimum balances, a study of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) showed......»»

Category: financeSource: bworldonline bworldonlineJul 11th, 2018

Italian shows how design and social enterprise can light up the Philippines

Italian Sergio Boero was a consultant of exporter Hacienda Crafts in Bacolod in 2009 when he discovered that many artisans had to stop working before 5 p.m. because they lived in an off-grid area and had no electricity. "I was affected by the fact that people lived without electricity," recalled Boero, president of the Italian Chamber of Commerce (ICC) here. Over 16 million Filipinos have no access to electricity, according to a research by the Philippine Institute for Development Studies in 2013. Most of them live in far-flung areas outside the scope of power companies. Very poor communities also could not afford electricity. The same may be true with the rest of the world as ...Keep on reading: Italian shows how design and social enterprise can light up the Philippines.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 17th, 2018

Game over? Fans mourn as Game of Thrones completes shooting final season

The hit television series Game of Thrones has finished shooting its eighth and final season which is expected to air in 2019. Fans worldwide are bracing for the finale of one of the past decade’s biggest hit shows and Filipinos are part of the mourning denizens. Bidding farewell Members of the cast of Game of […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsJul 10th, 2018

Manny Pacquiao says players involved in Gilas-Australia FIBA brawl should apologize

Eight-division boxing world champion Manny Pacquiao is no stranger to throwing punches on the biggest stages in the world.  That is, after all, what made him a household name all over the world.  The thirteen players involved in the ugly brawl that ensued during the Gilas Pilipinas versus Australia FIBA World Cup Qualifiers match at the Philippine Arena however, had no business throwing hands at all.  The fight, which of course went viral within minutes of happening, left four Australians and nine Filipinos ejected from what was an otherwise non-bearing game.  Australia went on to win, 89-53, by default, and the FIBA will be reviewing the incident and most likely, sanctions will be handed out.  When asked about the fiasco, Pacquiao said that the players involved should have done a better job of keeping their emotions in check, especially the boys in blue, being that the Philippines was the host for the night.  "Para sa akin, tayo dapat ang mag-control sa sarili natin because tayo ang host eh." Pacquiao told ABS-CBN News' Dyan Castillejo. "Kumbaga, dapat ipakita natin yung magandang, yung passion natin para sa kanila, yung pag-papakumbaba natin para makita ng buong mundo na mapag-kumbaba tayo." Pacquiao, who once owned a team and even played in the PBA, added that while the mounting tension in a very physical contest was understandable, it should not have escalated the way it did.  Instead of jumping in the melee, the other players should have tried to pacify the situaiton.  "Hindi naman natin maiiwasan yung mga ganung pang-yayari pero, yung ibang mga sumali, naki-gulo, dapat hindi na nangyari yun. Dapat between them lang, yung naglalaro, yung dalawang players, ang pangyayari. Dapat ang away nila, awatin nila." "Nakakahiya kasi host tayo eh." Pacquiao continued.  Sen @mannypacquiao ‘s insight re AUS vs PH “ dapat tayo ang magcontrol dahil tayo ang host, dapat ipakita natin ang passion at pagpapakumbaba. hindi naman maiiwasan ang mga ganyang gulo. #FIBA #PacquiaoMatthysse — DYAN CASTILLEJO (@DYANCASTILLEJO) July 3, 2018 While many have their opinions on Pacquiao in and out of the ring, one thing that can be said about the "Pambansang Kamao" is that he's always been gracious, whether in victory or defeat.  The boxing Hall of Famer and Philippine senator agreed that the players who figured in the physicality should offer up an apology.  "Yung mga players na naki-halo sa gulo, especially yung mga nasa bench lang na humalo, naki-gulo, ganun dapat." "Ang gulo, madali pasukan, anytime, pwede ka mag-hanap ng gulo. Ang problema dun, yung record mo, yung panglan natin." Sen @mannypacquiao thinks that the players involved should apologize. He adds “ ang gulo anytime madali yang pasukan, anytime pwede ka maghanap ng gulo pero ang importante dun ah ang record, ang pangalan natin. #FIBAWCQ #FIBAWC #PacquiaoMatthysse — DYAN CASTILLEJO (@DYANCASTILLEJO) July 3, 2018 A day after the incident, players involved such as NBA player Thon Maker and Gilas stars Japeth Aguilar, Andray Blatche, and Gabe Norwood have also offered apologies for the mess.   .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 3rd, 2018

ARMM Village Exhibit Shows Culture, Traditions and Rich History of Bangsamoro People

COTABATO CITY – To enlighten many Filipinos who are still unfamiliar with Bangsamoro’s rich cultural heritage, the Autonomous Region in […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsJun 29th, 2018

American woman’s racist rant shows how Filipinos are not safe from discrimination in US

An American woman’s hateful rant against Filipinos in a grocery story was caught on video and has gone viral showing how anti-immigrant discrimination and racism in the US could also be affecting the millions of overseas Filipino workers there. While many have come to the Filipino-American community’s defense, the video shows how their long-established presence […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsJun 18th, 2018

78% of Filipinos satisfied with how democracy works – SWS

MANILA, Philippines – A majority of Filipinos remain satisfied with how democracy is working in the country and prefer it to any other kind of government, a Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey held in March but released only on Tuesday, June 12, shows. The results of the First Quarter 2018 Social Weather Survey ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 12th, 2018

5 patriotic monuments of the Philippines

This June 12 Philippine Independence Day is the perfect time for Filipinos across the world to show their patriotism and love for their mother country. Throughout the years, statues and monuments have been erected to honor heroic actions and events throughout the archipelago's history. Here are a few you may want to check out:   Rizal Monument Filipinos across the country know of the great sacrifices Dr. Jose P. Rizal made advance the cause of Filipino liberation from the iron grip of the Spanish colonizers. With his status as the catalyst for the archipelago's freedom, the Rizal Monument, a great statue of this amazing man, was built in Luneta Park.   Sigaw ...Keep on reading: 5 patriotic monuments of the Philippines.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 8th, 2018

FACT CHECK: Duterte s reaction to Canada helicopters deal taken out of context

Claim: President Rodrigo Duterte said in his speech that he will use the helicopters from Canada to “kill Filipinos if I want to.” The blog in its June 4 post ran the headline, “DUTERTE: STUPID CANADIANS! I WILL USE HELICOPTERS TO KILL FILIPINOS IF I WANT TO.” ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 8th, 2018

Pinay missing after Taiwan quake

A Filipina caretaker is among those missing in the 6.4-magnitude quake that shook the east coast of Taiwan, authorities yesterday said. “We have a report that a Filipina caretaker is missing and presumed trapped in one of the damaged (buildings),” said the Manila Economic and Cultural Office (Meco) in Taiwan.The earthquake caused buildings to crumble in the Taiwanese city of Halien, trapping people inside. Taiwan government said the quake had left seven dead and 200 injured.Meco chairman Lito Banayo, in a television interview, said a team led by Philippine Labor Attache Cesar Chavez has reached the site to check on the search operations for the Filipina caretaker.The team, he added, is also checking on possible injured Filipinos in the hospitals damaged by the tremor, but it has seen none so far.According to Banayo, four commercial buildings in the area are either collapsed or tilting following the quake, while two residential buildings were also damaged.“It’s not as bad as it may sound,” he said. In Hualien, rescue workers pulled survivors and bodies from buildings tilting precariously in the Taiwanese city.Emergency responders were focusing on a 12-story apartment block and a nearby hotel, both of which were leaning dangerously with their lower floors pancaked after the 6.4-magnitude quake hit the popular tourist city late Tuesday. There were grave concerns for the badly leaning Yun Tsui residential building, which also housed a restaurant, shops and a hostel. The national fire agency said 88 persons were unaccounted for as of 2 p.m. (0600 GMT) but it was not immediately clear how many of those were trapped inside buildings. Dozens of residents — and a string of pets — were rescued with ropes and ladders overnight. But fire department staff at the site told Agence France Presse at least four bodies had been pulled out of the building in the day. Officials temporarily suspended rescue efforts late afternoon over fears the building might slip further as engineers raced to push large concrete clocks and steel bars against the leaning side.At the Marshal Hotel, which was also leaning and badly damaged, at least two persons were killed when the lower floors collapsed. But most residents got out and authorities said they believed there were no more people trapped inside. Tourists rescued President Tsai Ing-wen visited the apartment block Wednesday morning.“Now is the prime time for our rescue efforts, our first priority is to save people,” she said in a Facebook post.Hualien is one of Taiwan’s most popular tourist hubs as it lies on the picturesque east coast rail line and near the popular Taroko Gorge.The government said 17 foreigners sought medical treatment for minor injuries.Local resident Blue Hsu said some of those carried out of the hotel were foreigners. “The lower floors sunk into the ground and I saw panicked tourists being rescued from the hotel,” eyewitness Blue Hsu told AFP.Officials also said 214 persons had been injured in the quake, with 117 rescued from damaged buildings so far. Some 830 people were in shelters while 1,900 houses were without power. Jason Faustino with AFP.....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJun 7th, 2018

ABS-CBN S+A, Liga to broadcast the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™

Filipino football fans are in for the biggest treat of their lives as they can watch the much-anticipated 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ LIVE on TV and online through ABS-CBN Integrated Sports’ channels and website starting June 14 at 11 pm, when Russia takes on Saudi Arabia in the opener. All 64 matches of the tournament will be aired, with 56 matches shown LIVE and 8 matches shown on Delay on cable TV via LIGA and LIGA HD, while ABS-CBN S+A and S+A HD will carry over 30 matches including the Semifinal and Final matches. All matches will also be available via livestreaming on Check out the full telecast schedule:  Those who will miss the games can watch updates and highlights in the special edition of “The Score” that will air daily for the duration of the competition. Respected football analysts, former and current pro and collegiate football players, and celebrity football enthusiasts will join anchors Mico Halili and Anton Roxas in the show. Everyone is looking forward to see if the German national squad, which demolished Brazil in the semifinal of the 2014 World Cup 7-1, and claimed the title with a 1-nil victory over Argentina in the Final, can dominate the competition once more given how loaded the squad is for the 2018 edition. However, fans can also expect stiff competition from teams such as Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal, Leo Messi’s Argentina, Harry Kane’s England, Eden Hazard’s Belgium and Antoine Griezmann’s France. As the official broadcasters of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™, S+A and LIGA continue the mission of ABS-CBN Integrated Sports in giving Filipinos the best in sports entertainment. Ahead of the June 14 kick-off, fans have been enjoying World Cup qualifiers on LIGA and S+A and a special “Road to Russia” coverage airing every Friday on “The Score.” Viewers have also seen some of the world’s top players in S+A’s live airings of English Premier League, La Liga, and UEFA Champions League matches. With the telecast of the grandest tournament of the “beautiful game,” ABS-CBN’s sports arm hopes to further strengthen Filipinos’ passion for the number one sport in the world. Don’t miss top-notch world football action as the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia final fires off on June 14, LIVE from Russia on S+A, S+A HD, LIGA, LIGA HD, and via livestreaming on at 11 pm. For more information and stories, visit ABS-CBN’s sports hub and follow ABS-CBN Sports on Facebook and Twitter......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 5th, 2018

We are all ‘Citizen Jake’

The comeback film of Mike de Leon, "Citizen Jake," will slug it out with superheroes and teen heartthrobs in cineplexes starting this week In this forum, we gather some of the cast members of "Citizen Jake" to explain why Filipinos shouldn't miss this movie. As one of them so eloquently put it: "We all can be Citizen Jake." ADRIAN ALANDY: This movie will be talked about for years to come. It is something relevant to our republic. It shows that if you fight for what you stand for, all the pieces will fall into place someday. NONIE BUENCAMINO: It's a brilliantly crafted film by Mike de Leon, who rarely directs and produces films. It has an engaging story that compels th...Keep on reading: We are all ‘Citizen Jake’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 22nd, 2018

DFA checking for injured Pinoys in Texas school shooting

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) is checking if Filipinos were injured after a shooting incident inside a local high school in the southeastern city of Santa Fe in Texas. "The Consulate General is checking with members of the Filipino Community to check if there were any Filipinos among the casualties," DFA said in a statement on Saturday. DFA said about 1,994 Filipinos reside in Galveston County where Santa Fe is located. Initial reports from the New York Times said 10 people were killed and 10 others were injured after a 17-year old student opened fire at his schoolmates, using a shotgun and a caliber .38 revolver. /vvp...Keep on reading: DFA checking for injured Pinoys in Texas school shooting.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 19th, 2018

[OPINION] The persistence of blaming the poor

    The issue is not Secretary Ben Diokno. You can blame him but he was of course not the first person to say it. That hard work is the panacea to poverty is a pervasive belief among many Filipinos. The International Social Survey Programme shows that for 92% of Filipinos, hard ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 7th, 2018

FACT CHECK: Sizeable majority of Filipinos currently not in favor of federalism

Claim: The blogsite claims that majority of Filipinos are "actually in favor of changing the present system of government to a federal system."  Published on Friday, May 4, the story cited numbers to back its claim – stating that 57% of Filipinos are open to federalism. It also tried to ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 7th, 2018

Poll shows 64% of Filipinos opposed to Charter Change

MAJORITY OR 64% of Filipinos are not in favor of charter change, a poll released Wednesday by Pulse Asia showed. The March 2018 Pulse Asia nationwide survey found that only 23% favored that move, a key initiative in President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s program of government, while 13% were found ambivalent on the matter. In comparison […] The post Poll shows 64% of Filipinos opposed to Charter Change appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMay 2nd, 2018

Pulse Asia poll on Cha-Cha, Ombudsman on Paolo Duterte, Moon on North Korea | Evening wRap

Today on Rappler: A Pulse Asia survey shows majority of Filipinos or 64% oppose amending the 1987 Philippine Constitution.  A Social Weather Stations survey shows Vice President Leni Robredo's net trust rating is down by 13 points, from +52 last December to +39 in the first quarter of 2018.  The special fact-finding panel of the Office of the Ombudsman clears resigned Davao City ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 2nd, 2018

ABL: Just hours after Game 4 loss, Alab already headed home to prepare for Game 5

BANGKOK, THAILAND – Alab Pilipinas won’t be staying long in the place where they fell short of winning the championship in the 2017-2018 Asean Basketball League. “We’re outta here tonight,” head coach Jimmy Alapag told reporters after he and the Filipino team surrendered an 83-88 decision to Mono Vampire in Game 4 of the Finals on Monday at the Stadium 29 here. With that decision, the best-of-five championship series is now all even at 2-2. The winner-take-all Game 5 is then scheduled on Wednesday at the Sta. Rosa Multi-Purpose Complex Arena in Laguna. The Philippines is wasting no time in getting ready for that do-or-die matchup – as after Game 5, they will only be going back to their hotels to get their things and check out. Right after, they are boarding a plane back to Manila. For Alab, there is no other concern other than that Game 5. “Just on to Game 5. We (wanted to go to) Thailand and get a split. We got a split,” Alapag said. He then continued, “Now, we got Game 5 at home.” Indeed, before travelling to Bangkok, the head coach said their primary objective is to “get one in Thailand.” The Filipinos already did that two days ago and Game 4 was just one of their two golden opportunities to win their country’s first title since 2013. And so, even after losing Game 4, they have another shot at a championship – and homecourt advantage is in their favor. That is exactly why the Philippines has remained upbeat about its chances. As local standout Ray Parks Jr. put it, “We just gotta stay positive and let this one go. we came here to get a split and we got the job done.” He then continued, “It’s just (now about) coming home and getting the championship in our home.” As always, Game 5, tipping off at 8:00 PM, will be on S+A, S+A HD, and livestream. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 30th, 2018

Roque on Boracay closure, Pulse Asia survey, Aquino on 2019 elections | Evening wRap

Today on Rappler: Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque downplays the lack of any written order to close Boracay, two days before its shutdown.  The Supreme Court en banc recognizes divorce in marriages with foreigners.  A Pulse Asia survey shows the top concerns of most Filipinos are rising inflation and increasing workers’ pay.  Former president Benigno Aquino says he has no ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 24th, 2018


See HBO’s Emmy Award-winning science fiction series “Westworld” come to life in SKY Alive! as it heads to SM City Iloilo from April 20 to 22. SKY Alive! is SKY’s experiential family cable fair mall tour that allows Filipinos to step into the world of their favorite cable shows and meet famous TV celebrities and […] The post HBO’S ‘WESTWORLD’ COMES TO LIFE IN SKY ALIVE! ILOILO appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsApr 20th, 2018

Alvarez: Rating drop ‘a challenge’

  Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez on Wednesday said that the drop in his net satisfaction rating was a sign that Filipinos had yet to feel the impact of new legislation under his leadership and a "challenge for us to do our work."   The Social Weather Stations' first-quarter survey showed that Alvarez' net satisfaction rating fell to plus 1, from plus 14 in December last year.   "I believe that the 17th Congress has done its job in passing laws that respond to the needs of our people... The SWS survey result, however, shows many of our people have yet to feel the impact of these new laws," he said. --- DJ YAP...Keep on reading: Alvarez: Rating drop ‘a challenge’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 19th, 2018