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

Movies And Television Shows About Chinese-Filipinos -

Movies And Television Shows About Chinese-Filipinos Cosmopolitan Philippines Check out these clips and trailers of movies and TV shows about Chinese-Filipinos......»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsFeb 5th, 2019

Pangilinan slams Ressa’s arrest, urges Filipinos ‘to stand on the side of truth’

Updated (8:39 p.m.) MANILA, Philippines --- Senator Francis Pangilinan slammed the arrest of veteran journalist Maria Ressa as he urged the public to stand on the side of the truth. "This is a clear case of the powerful harassing those whose duty is to keep them in check,"Pangilinan said in a statement moments after Ressa, Rappler's Chief Executive Officer, was arrested inside her news agency's headquarters in Pasig City on Wednesday. "Inuunti-unti at dinadahan-dahan ang bawat institusyong maaaring tumindig laban sa pang-aabuso ng kapangyarihan (They are taking each institution that may stand up against the abuses of those in power)," he said. READ: BREAKING: Rappler's Maria ...Keep on reading: Pangilinan slams Ressa’s arrest, urges Filipinos ‘to stand on the side of truth’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 13th, 2019

Hontiveros ‘elated’ Filipinos favor 15 as age of criminal responsibility

MANILA, Philippines --- Sen. Risa Hontiveros is happy about the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey, which shows that majority of Filipinos agree that the minimum age for criminal responsiblity (MACR) should be 15 years old. "They say that it takes a village to raise a child. Well, the survey warns, those who want to lower the MACR will answer to an entire nation. The writing on the wall is clear. The people have spoken. Leave our children alone," Hontiveros said in a statement issued on Tuesday. "I hope this will signal a turn in the tide on this issue, end the fake and unscientific debate on arbitrary numbers and guide us lawmakers in making the right decision," she a...Keep on reading: Hontiveros ‘elated’ Filipinos favor 15 as age of criminal responsibility.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 29th, 2019

Internet goes wild with Tito Boy s newfound basketball stardom

The internet is a wild place. Make that especially wild if you happen to be a public figure, a celebrity of some sort, an icon in Pinoy popular culture so ingrained in Filipinos' psyche that one small moment can catapult you into tons of internet memes and onto people's screens. Such is the case of Boy Abunda, the King of Talk, a veteran host and is considered as one of Filipino television's gems. What started out as a rather pedestrian interview with teen celebrity Grae Fernandez, son of action star Mark Anthony ended with Tito Boy giving the younger Fernandez a basketball as a Christmas gift. The veteran host then immediately showed off his handles --replete with a low and wide stance-- that would eventually spawn all sorts of hilarious memes online. Memes such as this video, which has already garnered over four million views on Facebook, that shows Tito Boy wearing a Gilas Pilipinas jersey dunking all over Ricky Rubio and the Utah Jazz, taking off from the free throw line ala Michael Jordan:  Here's one depicting Tito Boy as he crosses up Chris Paul:  Some memes even crossed Abunda over to anime territory, putting the host in the hit anime 'Kuroko No Basket', all to hilarious results:  Tonight With Boy Abunda's official Twitter and Instagram accounts even joined in, mashing up his name to other popular NBA players and making him a cover of NBA 2K19:          View this post on Instagram                 Change of career ngayong 2019? Why not 😂😂😂 Happy Sunday, Abundants! 💙 📷:ctto A post shared by Tonight With Boy Abunda (@twbaofficial) on Jan 6, 2019 at 5:03am PST LeBoy James, Kareem Abdul Abunda o Lonzo Boy? — TONIGHTw/BoyAbunda (@TWBAofficial) January 10, 2019 In case you were wondering, yes, the memes have reached the King of Talk himself, and has reacted in stride, even thanking the people behind the memes......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 11th, 2019

Survey shows Duterte still popular

THE PALACE thanked the Filipinos after President Rodrigo Duterte’s net satisfaction rating jumped by six points in the latest Social […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsJan 6th, 2019

DFA checking if Filipinos among casualties in bridge train accident in Denmark

MANILA, Philippines --- The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Wednesday said that they are checking if any Filipinos were among those who were reported killed and injured in a bridge train accident in Denmark. READ: 6 killed, 16 injured in Danishbridge train accident The DFA in a statement said that it is "monitoring the aftermath" of the accident "to check if there are Filipinos among the six people reported killed and 16 injured." Ambassador to Denmark Jocelyn Batoon-Garcia, according to the DFA, reported that Philippine Honorary Consul General Poul Krogh is coordinating with local authorities to determine if any of the 12,000 members of the Filipino community in Denm...Keep on reading: DFA checking if Filipinos among casualties in bridge train accident in Denmark.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 2nd, 2019

Palace: Pinoys’ New Year optimism shows ‘demolition job’ vs Duterte has no impact

Malacañang on Tuesday welcomed the results of an opinion poll showing majority of Filipinos welcoming the New Year with hope, even as the latest reading was lower than the record-breaking optimism recorded last year......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 1st, 2019

Rookie Ladder: Nets Kurucs taking full advantage of big opportunity

By Drew Packham, There’s an international rookie from the Barcelona pipeline making waves this season. No, not Luka Doncic (although he’s not doing too shabby himself). The other foreign phenom is doing his work in Brooklyn – Rodions Kurucs. Kurucs, whom the Nets grabbed with the No. 40 pick in the 2018 Draft, has burst onto the scene, becoming a key contributor as resurgent Brooklyn has won nine of its last 10. Kurucs saw his playing time spike after Allen Crabbe went down with a knee injury, and he’s made the most of his opportunity. Since becoming the starter, the 6'9" Latvian has averaged 12.9 points and 6.0 rebounds in 29.2 minutes over seven games. His energy and defensive effort has won over coach Kenny Atkinson. “He’s just confirming, it doesn’t seem like this is a flash in the pan,” Atkinson said. “This is sustainable to me.” With Crabbe close to returning, Atkinson has a decision to make, but the team’s winning ways will make it hard to remove Kurucs from the starting lineup. Kurucs grabbed his first career double-double in Sunday’s (Monday, PHL time) 111-103 win over the Suns, then tallied another one Wednesday night (Thursday, PHL time) in Brooklyn’s 132-132 win over Charlotte in double-OT, notching 13 points, 12 rebounds, three assists and three steals. “I’m just playing basketball. I was hungry. I didn’t play for years; Now I’m enjoying it,” said the 20-year-old Kurucs, the youngest foreign-born player to ever start for the Nets. “I think also the thing I wasn’t playing in Barcelona it helped me mentally to prepare myself to be together, work harder and someday come back, I just kept working on my game and that’s it.” * * * 1. Luka Doncic, Dallas Mavericks Last week: 1st Doncic had some memorable moments over the past week: First, he dazzled with a career-high 32 points last Thursday (Friday, PHl time) in a loss to the Clippers. Then, he put up 23 points, 11 rebounds, nine assists and hit one of the craziest shots at the buzzer to force OT in Portland (the Mavs would eventually lose 121-118). To close out the week, Doncic just missed a triple-double with 21 points, nine rebounds and 10 assists to help the Mavs end a six-game winning streak. Doncic also hit the game-clinching free throws with 30 seconds left to seal the win. Ayton is nipping at his heels with some monster games, but Doncic is the Mavs’ everything right now, and he’s not letting up. 2. Deandre Ayton, Phoenix Suns Last week: 2nd Ayton is so close to taking over the top rung from Doncic. (If you ask his coach, Igor Kokoskov, it’s no contest for Rookie of the Year, which is saying something since the Suns coach managed Doncic on the Slovenian national team.) After jumping last week back to the second rung, Ayton is putting up monster numbers to give Doncic a run at the No. 1 spot. Check out some of the Suns big man’s numbers: Over his last three games, Ayton is averaging 20.0 points, 15.7 rebounds and 2.3 blocks while shooting 68.3 percent from the field. He’s grabbed double-digit rebounds in six straight and nine of his last 10 games. What’s most important, though, are the three shots he’s blocked in each of the last two games. “You’re seeing him put games together,” Suns veteran Jamal Crawford said. “Not just games, but quarters together. He’s doing it every single night. That’s a sign of going from good to great.” 3. Kevin Knox, New York Knicks Last week: 3rd The Knicks are mired in a five-game losing streak, but Knox has emerged as the team’s best player. Knox says the game is “starting to slow down,” and it shows in his numbers. In December he’s averaging 17.9 points and 6.1 rebounds thanks to a stretch in which he’s scored 20-plus in his last three games and five of his last eight. Knox credits his ability to hit his floater in the lane for his recent success. “It’s been really consistent the last few games,” Knox told Newsday. “So I’ve just been able to do that without going in the paint to the bigs. The bigs in this game are really good at walling up and not fouling, so being able to go to a floater [and use my] really good touch around the basket [works].” 4. Jaren Jackson Jr., Memphis Grizzlies Last week: Not ranked Jackson rejoins the Top 5 after a monumental performance against the Lakers. Jackson scored 27 points, including a game-clinching three-pointer in the final minute – over LeBron James, no less – to help Memphis snap a five-game losing streak. L.A. had no answer for Jackson, who also grabbed nine rebounds in the 107-99 win. It was the kind of performance that shows just how good Jackson can become. Over his last four games, Jackson is averaging 16.5 points, 5.5 rebounds and 1.8 blocks while shooting 52.9 percent from the field, 44.4 pct. on three's. ''With that size, length and speed, he's a tough matchup -- period,'' coach J.B. Bickerstaff said after the win in L.A. ''He's coming into his own still, trying to figure all of this stuff out that's going on, but the skill set is unique.'' 5. Rodions Kurucs, Brooklyn Nets Last week: Not ranked Over his last three games, the Latvian has put up numbers on par with the top rookies. He’s averaged 17.7 points, 8.3 rebounds, 1.3 steals and 1.0 block while seeing 35.4 minutes per game. He’s been incredibly efficient, as well, shooting 54.3 percent from the field and 55.6 percent on three's. If you haven’t had a chance to catch a Nets game, they’re playing an energetic, fun style of basketball and Kurucs seems to always be in the mix when the Nets need a big bucket or rebound. There’s no way Atkinson can keep him off the floor once Allen Crabbe returns considering the impact he’s had in the last few weeks. Just missed the cut: Trae Young, Atlanta Hawks The Hawks point guard had a decent week shooting, scoring 14.7 points on 41.2 percent shooting (40.0 pct on three's). He also put up 8.3 assists per game as the Hawks went 2-1, picking up wins in New York and Detroit before faliling at home to the Pacers. Collin Sexton, Cleveland Cavaliers Sexton drops out of the Top 5 for the first time since Nov. 29 after struggling from the field. Teams are starting to figure out how to defend Sexton, and his numbers have dipped. After averaging 16.1 ppg on 45.0 percent shooting in November (48.1 pct on three's), Sexton’s numbers dipped to 15.4 ppg while shooting 41.2 percent, 33.3 on three's. Wendell Carter Jr., Chicago Bulls The Bulls’ big man fell off the chart last week, but jumps back in as other rookies have faltered. Carter averaged 9.0 points, 8.0 rebounds and helped the Bulls go 2-1 this week, picking up wins over the Magic and Cavs. He’s only seeing about 20-25 minutes per night, but it’s clear to see the talent is there. With increased time and maturation, Carter could become a big-time big man. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, LA Clippers Gilgeous-Alexander has literally been up-and-down over his past 12 games, going from scoring in double digits to single digits every other game. It’s quite odd, really. This week, SGA had 14 points and six assists in a win over the Nuggets, then disappeared against the Warriors with three points and two assists. Wednesday (Thursday, PHL time), the Clippers rookie put up 13 points on 6-for-11 shooting to help LA hold off a Kings rally. Landry Shamet, Philadelphia 76ers After jumping into the Top 5 with some clutch performances, the Sixers’ sharpshooter takes a tumble after a quiet week in which he scored eight points over two games, going 1-for-6 from three-point range. * * * (All stats through Thursday, Dec. 27).....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 28th, 2018

Young Filipinos favor new Muslim region in Mindanao-

Young Filipinos favor new Muslim region in Mindanao. Philippine survey shows overwhelming support for ratifying legislation to create new autonomous region in restive south.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsDec 11th, 2018

Goings on

Technolux helps Filipinos get into laundry business   Entrepreneurs are invited to the Technolux Business Series (TBS) that will focus on the potential of investing in a coin-operated laundry business.   TBS will be held on Dec. 13 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Mall of Kitchens at 9703 Kamagong St., Corner Lawaan St., San Antonio Village, Makati City.   Technolux, the country's biggest distributor of premium laundry machines for 43 years, recently launched its self-service, coin-operated laundry business.   For more information, contact Fersus Lacia at 0917-5697054 or call Technolux at 8964941 loc.4002.   Check out &...Keep on reading: Goings on.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 8th, 2018

Gov. Nakamura shows respect for Filipinos

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Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 3rd, 2018

Most Filipinos shy away from banks, World Bank survey finds

Most Filipinos do not have bank accounts for a number of reasons. But living outside of the banking system also means getting left out of some economic opportunities. With fintech solutions, the concerns of the unbanked sector are being addressed. Most Filipinos shy away from banks, World Bank survey finds Source link: Most Filipinos shy away from banks, World Bank survey finds.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsNov 25th, 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