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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

More Filipinos jobless in Q3 – SWS survey

MANILA, Philippines – Over a million more Filipino adults became jobless in September, according to the results of a Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey released  on Saturday, November 10. The Third Quarter 2018 Social Weather Survey, conducted from September 15 to 23, shows that adult joblessness increased to 22% ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 10th, 2018

DFA assures Filipinos in Northern Marianas of assistance after ‘Yutu’

  The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Saturday has assured the Filipino community in the Northern Marianas of assistance in the wake of the devastation brought by Typhoon "Yutu."   According to the DFA, it would be sending personnel from the Philippine Consulate General in Agana to the islands of Tinian and Rota to check on the situation of the Filipinos.   The islands of Tinian and Rota were devastated by Yutu. Some 600 Filipinos reside in Tinian while there are 300 Filipinos in Rota, the DFA said.   Earlier, the DFA sent a two-man team to look into the situation of the 15,000 Filipinos in Saipan which was als...Keep on reading: DFA assures Filipinos in Northern Marianas of assistance after ‘Yutu’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 3rd, 2018

Palace: Good rating for Cabinet shows public appreciates efforts vs inflation

The Social Weather Stations poll suggesting that the Cabinet's net satisfaction rating improved in the third quarter showed that Filipinos appreciate the government's efforts to address the rising prices of goods, Malacañang said Sunday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 21st, 2018

Morenas, these MFF beauty trends are for you

Fashion shows are pretty good indicators of the beauty trends we'll be seeing everywhere from editorials to everyday life. Personally, I like looking at the more wearable ones and think, "Oh, this one works with any skin tone. So it might work with my morena skin!" There are also times wherein certain makeup looks would convince me to try colors I never thought of using before. During the last four days of Panasonic Manila Fashion Festival, we hung out backstage and saw models getting their makeup done before and during shows. This gave me the opportunity to observe the beauty trends that people of any complexion can try. Check them out below. Solid colors Dak Bonite's model...Keep on reading: Morenas, these MFF beauty trends are for you.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 20th, 2018

When Marcos outlawed student councils, Jessie fought back

Jessie Gimenez passed away as the AFP was unleashing an absurd, troubling campaign against campus activism. Not too many Filipinos have heard of Jessie, who died suddenly of a heart attack. But he played a role in Philippine history that young Filipinos should know about especially now that the AFP under Duterte is once again to turning to dangerous red-baiting intimidation tactics they used during the regime of Ferdinand Marcos. The photo above shows a highlight of Jessie's activist career. That's him in the center with his right hand raised taking his oath as the new vice chair of the UP Student Council. Standing next to him at UP Diliman's Quezon Hall is Malou Mangahas, the ...Keep on reading: When Marcos outlawed student councils, Jessie fought back.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 8th, 2018

Clean Water for Healthier Lives

How important is water in helping children live healthier lives? Recent data from the World Health Organization and the United Nations’ Children’s Fund’s Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply, Sanitation, and Hygiene shows that while 91% of Filipinos have access to basic drinking water services, only 61% are using drinking water facilities that are accessible […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsOct 7th, 2018

License to kill, Palparan in bilibid, social media moderators | Midday wRap

Today on Rappler: A 6-month investigation by Rappler shows strong indications the police outsourced extrajudicial killings to a vigilante gang they later on accused of murder. Retired army major general Jovito Palparan is moved to the national penitentiary Wednesday night from military detention. A documentary about Filipinos who moderate content on social media will be screened ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 4th, 2018

Groups blast poll finding of high public satisfaction with drug war

Human rights groups on Monday blasted a Social Weather Stations (SWS) poll finding that most Filipinos were "satisfied" with President Rodrigo Duterte's brutal war on drugs. The rights group Karapatan said the finding could not mean the killings of thousands of mostly poor drug users and peddlers in the campaign were justified. Taken from June 27 to 30, the poll shows that 78 percent of 1,200 respondents are "satisfied" while 13 percent are "dissatisfied" with the drug war, for a net satisfaction rating of +65 percent, a slight improvement from +64 in March. Why 'satisfied?' SWS does not explain whether "satisfied" and "dissatisfied" mean the respondents approve or disapp...Keep on reading: Groups blast poll finding of high public satisfaction with drug war.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 24th, 2018

Workers urge Roque: Check market prices

Labor groups urged presidential spokesperson Harry Roque on Monday to go to market --- a nod to a nursery rhyme --- to get a sense of how Filipinos were hard-pressed in stretching their budgets amid soaring prices of basic commodities. They issued the challenge after Roque said on Friday that while the 6.4-percent inflation rate in August was higher than usual, "it's nothing to be worried about." The public may not find comfort in the Palace official's assurance as fuel prices have increased anew, a development that can thwart efforts to tame inflation. For the fifth week in a row, oil companies in the country increased pump prices. Prices of diesel, gasoline and kerosene we...Keep on reading: Workers urge Roque: Check market prices.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 11th, 2018

London show explores hidden world of facial recognition

LONDON --- Don't judge by appearances. It's an age-old piece of advice that is being roundly ignored by corporations, governments and law-enforcement agencies around the globe. British police use facial-recognition technology to scan crowds for suspects. Owners of the latest iPhones can unlock their phones with face ID. Whole Foods and other retailers are testing facial recognition as a way of eliminating check-out tills in stores. Modern technology means your face is both your identity and a commodity --- but as an exhibition going on display in London shows, that technology is far from perfect. "Face Values," the U.S. entry at the multinational London Design Biennale, expl...Keep on reading: London show explores hidden world of facial recognition.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 4th, 2018

Reality check: Iñigo Pascual’s tweet on street children, family planning, poverty goes deeper

Iñigo Pascual’s tweet on street children, poverty and family planning were met with varied reactions from Filipinos who both criticized and supported his belief. According to him, he is “so done seeing kids asking for money from people in cars… kids are meant to have a childhood.” The actor’s first lines were met with ire […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsAug 30th, 2018

No Filipinos severely affected by Hurricane Lane in Hawaii – DFA

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Saturday, August 25 said no Filipinos have been reported severely affected by Hurricane Lane that continues to threaten Hawaii.  "The Department of Foreign Affairs continues to check on the situation of the 375,000-strong Filipino community in Hawaii as it monitors the progress ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 25th, 2018

Bongbong: Critics should see bid to abolish PCGG as cue to ‘move on’

  Answering questions on the issue of his father's strongman rule, former senator Bongbong Marcos said that the proposed abolition of the Presidential Commission on Good Government (PCGG) is proof that their critics should "move on." Marcos was explaining to reporters during a forum in Quezon City on Friday the reason behind the comments of her sister, Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos who asked people to move on from the issues that have hounded their family. In the process, the former lawmaker said: "PCGG has been abolished, ano pa ang gagawin natin dito?" A check on the status of the PCGG shows the agency created 35 years ago remains to be a government entity. Acc...Keep on reading: Bongbong: Critics should see bid to abolish PCGG as cue to ‘move on’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 24th, 2018

Aquino urges Filipinos to campaign, vote for opposition bets in midterm polls

Former president Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III on Tuesday campaigned for opposition candidates in the 2019 polls, whom he said would serve as a check on the administration......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 21st, 2018

From bubbles to bullet holes: Filipinos explore alternative designs for 2019 SEA Games logo

As the Philippines gears up to host the 30th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games next year, the logo for the upcoming sports event was unveiled during the 37th Olympics Council of Asia General Assembly last Sunday, Aug. 19. The logo for the games was presented by chairman of the Philippines SEA Games Organizing Committee (PHISGOC), foreign affairs secretary Alan Peter Cayetano. His presentation was later posted on the Facebook page of the 30th SEA Games. The logo shows 11 circles that apparently stand for the 11 rings of the SEA Games, all bound together in what was supposed to be the shape of the Philippine archipelago. However, people had negative reactions to the logo, with some ...Keep on reading: From bubbles to bullet holes: Filipinos explore alternative designs for 2019 SEA Games logo.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 21st, 2018

Neil Gaiman’s love for Philippine mythology shows richness of Filipino culture

British fantasy and comic book writer Neil Gaiman reminded Filipinos to learn to love their homegrown talents after a fan asked him if he would ever write about the Philippines’ folklore and mythology. A shoutout from a great The bestselling author made the statement on Twitter after a Filipino fan asked if he would write […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsAug 9th, 2018

New Zealand offers support to develop Philippine Rugby

New Zealand gave Philippine rugby a huge boost after sending in club team Mangatainoka Barbarians to help reinforce their support for the sport's growth in the country.  An exhibition match was played between the Mangatainoka Barbarians and their Filipino counterparts at the International School Manila in Taguig.  Aside from treating fans to some quality rugby, New Zealand Ambassador David Strachan passed over a check for P800,000 to the Philippine Rugby Football Union (PRFU).  The financial aid was in support of the PRFU project “Rugby for All”, which aims to offer equal opportunities to youth and increase participation in sport.  The grant will help provide rugby training, clinics and festivals in Negros Occidental and will be implemented in 60 schools and provide equal opportunity for boys and girls to participate in organized sport. An added highlight to the evening was a haka performed by the visiting team.  It was the first time for many fans to witness the ancient Māori war dance traditionally performed by New Zealand teams in tournaments around the world. “Whenever someone thinks of New Zealand, rugby and the All Blacks come to mind. We are delighted to share this passion with young Filipinos with the help of the Philippine Rugby Football Union. It is an honour for New Zealand to support the development of rugby in the Philippines,” said Ambassador Strachan. ‘Rugby —A Sport for All’ is PRFU’s contribution to the Asia 1 Million Project initiative of Asia Rugby, to kick start the growth of the sport across the region. The Mangatainoka Barbarians will be hosting various clinics for the public, children, local club teams and opportunities to meet the players and participate in event around the Philippines. The team will head to Clark, Pampanga on 8 August for a Rugby Open Day. From there, they will fly to Puerto Princesa, Palawan to participate in the third Annual Palawan Rugby Festival. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 7th, 2018

Existing Naia location favored, survey shows

Most Filipinos are optimistic about the rehabilitation of Manila's Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia), according to a March 2018 survey conducted by Social Weather Stations (SWS). The f.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsAug 6th, 2018

WATCH: Team Lakay shows you how to shop Baguio-style

Ah, Baguio City, the so-called 'Summer Capital of the Philippines.' Baguio is known for quite a lot of things, among them being strawberries, the ukay-ukay markets, and of course, Team Lakay, the Philippines' top mixed-martial arts stable.  Based in La Trinidad, Benguet, Team Lakay is home to some of the country's top mixed-martial artists, including reigning ONE Championship world champions Geje 'Gravity' Eustaquio and Kevin 'The Silencer' Belingon, as well as former ONE world champions Eduard 'Landslide' Folayang and Honorio 'The Rock' Banario just to name a few.  And of course, if you wanted to experience some of the best sights and sounds that Baguio has to offer, who better to take you around, other than this group of Baguio City natives?  Watch as Team Lakay Head Coach Mark Sangiao and the rest of the team show you how to go on an ukay-ukay shopping spree, as well as the many products that you can get from strawberries!  For more ONE Championship content, check out our ONE Championship section! .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 6th, 2018

Asian Games: Christian Standhardinger excited to play under Yeng Guiao

Returning Gilas player Christian Standhardinger is very excited for another tour of duty donning the Pilipinas jersey, this time at the 2018 Asian Games. The Fil-German forward, who was among the 14 included in the lineup announced by the PBA, exclaimed that he is very much excited playing for long-time coach Yeng Guiao. "I’m excited to see what’s the playing style of coach (Yeng), what system he’s gonna bring to hopefully be successful. I have to see and check who we play against. I think it’s without Australia and without New Zealand exactly. And the only team to beat is China and South Korea. I hope that we can go all out and obviously make the country proud." Even though nursing a left knee injury, Standhardinger is willing to sacrifice when country calls him.  "I want to represent the country. I want to make my fellow Filipinos proud, our countrymen proud and I hope that we can do that." The number one pick of the 2017 PBA Rookie Draft even managed to tweet a message of thanks just before the introduction of the starting lineup in Game 5 of the PBA Commissioner's Cup Finals. Now trying to juggle training between the Beermen and the national squad, Standhardinger sets his priorities straight, and that is the conference crown. "So yeah, for me obviously, the first priority is to try to win the finals here. That’s very important for me. That’s very important for San Miguel. And then I can completely focus on hopefully getting some victories in the Asian Games." __   Follow this writer on Twitter, @philipptionary......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 5th, 2018