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COA: Many anomalies in DOT during Teo s term

COA: Many anomalies in DOT during Teo s term.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource: pep pepJul 12th, 2018

Faces of the News: Wanda Tulfo-Teo

The Commission on Audit has unearthed more anomalies under the term of resigned Tourism Secretary Wanda Tulfo-Teo.   This time, Teo and former Undersecretary for Administration and Special Concerns Rolando Caizal were found to have withdrawn various merchandise --- including luxury bags and cosmetics, chocolates and kitchenware --- from the state-owned Duty Free Philippines Corp. (DFPC).   State auditors said some P2.17 million worth of goods were unlawfully deducted from the Department of Tourism's (DOT) share of Duty Free's net profits.   Another P346,446.80 worth of items pulled out were not recorded in DFPC's books.   As an attached agency ...Keep on reading: Faces of the News: Wanda Tulfo-Teo.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 30th, 2018

Elgin man gets 15-year prison term for sexually assaulting child during a trip to the Philippines - Chicago Tribune

Elgin man gets 15-year prison term for sexually assaulting child during a trip to the Philippines - Chicago Tribune.....»»

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Barangay officials should look at entrepreneurship with developmental mindset – Usec. Maglaya

DTI Undersecretary Zenaida Cuison-Maglaya urged the barangay chiefs present during the Zamboanga Peninsula Barangay Negosyo Summit to look at entrepreneurship with developmental mindset to help their constituents in a long-term basis......»»

Category: newsSource:  samarnewsRelated NewsNov 16th, 2018

If elected, Binay wants Congress’ investigative powers reviewed

Former vice president Jejomar Binay vowed to review the investigative powers of Congress if he gets elected in the 2019 mid-term elections to uplift the integrity of the House of Representatives......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 16th, 2018

Term deposit rates climb

Term deposit rates rose across-the-board to hit record levels ahead of the rate-setting meeting of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) scheduled today......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 14th, 2018

The measure of a patriot

It is said that you can find patriotism in the simple act of doing one’s duty. Ask not what your country can do for you — as the famous quote by John F. Kennedy goes — ask what you can do for your country. In his term as Secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsNov 14th, 2018

The press — enemy of the people or of politicians?

The spectacle of President Donald Trump berating and insulting members of media at a press conference he held after the US mid-term elections was so reminiscent of a similar emasculation of a journalist by President Rodrigo Duterte several months ago......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsNov 13th, 2018
Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsNov 13th, 2018

Net Garbo

The biggest piece still missing in the narco politics puzzle during the term of President Noynoy Aquino is former Philippine National Police (PNP) deputy director general Marcelo Garbo Jr. who was reputed as a shoo-in for the PNP chief post had Liberal Party (LP) standard bearer and now senatorial bet Mar Roxas won the presidency. […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsNov 12th, 2018

Tagum City eyes sustainable, eco-friendly urban dev’t

With its economic improvement, the city government of Tagum wants to push an urban development that is both sustainable in long term while addressing the issues of climate change......»»

Category: newsSource:  davaotodayRelated NewsNov 12th, 2018

Imelda Marcos conviction debunks martial law myths, says Diokno | ABS-CBN News

The conviction of former First Lady and Ilocos Norte Rep. Imelda Marcos proves that anomalies did happen during their reign, contrary to what the family claim, the son of Martial Law victim Jose 'Pepe.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsNov 12th, 2018

Robredo: Democrats’ takeover of House in recent US elections ‘inspiring’

Vice President Leni Robredo on Sunday said that the Democrats’ taking control of the US House of Representatives in last week’s mid-term elections is “inspiring.” Source link link: Robredo: Democrats’ takeover of House in recent US elections ‘inspiring’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsNov 12th, 2018

A greatness of heart and soul

There is a saying in Filipino that captures the spirit of today's Gospel: "Isusubo na lang, ibibigay pa sa iba." This succinctly expresses the spirit of generosity and giving that marked the poor widow's giving: "...but she, from her poverty, has contributed all she had." This description of her generosity is better expressed in the synonymous term "magnanimity," the magna anima, the great soul. The poor widow's giving was one that came from a greatness of soul. This is the power of her example: not what or how much she gave, but how or why she gave out of poverty, that allowed her to tap into her core and give with great soul. A parallel example is Peter's own giving in the Act...Keep on reading: A greatness of heart and soul.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 11th, 2018

De Lima ops

Prosecuting rice cartel ringleader Davidson Bangayan aka David Tan will likely result in detained Sen. Leila de Lima being implicated in the rice smuggling operations during the term of former President Noynoy Aquino. De Lima is proving to be Noynoy’s or her Liberal Party’s errand girl for bigtime funds generation, such as raising election campaign […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsNov 10th, 2018

Netizens predict Imelda’s ‘escape’ strategy

Although the Philippine National Police has vowed to "gladly abide" with the court order to arrest newly convicted Ilocos Norte Rep. Imelda Marcos, netizens seem to agree that languishing behind bars was the farthest thing on the mind of the former first lady.   The 89-year-old widow of dictator Ferdinand Marcos on Friday was found guilty of graft on seven counts for transferring more than $200 million to seven Swiss foundations during her term as Metro Manila governor in 1975. She was sentenced to a maximum of 11 years in prison for each count.   "She will be treated as a normal detainee," PNP Director General Oscar Albayalde said. "We don't give special attent...Keep on reading: Netizens predict Imelda’s ‘escape’ strategy.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 10th, 2018

Pru Life UK pilots millennial-focused product 

Consistent with its goal of bridging the so-called protection gap in the country, Pru Life UK launched an affordable and flexible product aimed at the millennial crowd. Marketed as the PRUlife Your term, policyholders own a yearly-renewable term insurance customizable to suit every protection and investment need of its customers. “Pru Life UK aims to […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsNov 9th, 2018

Ex-First Lady Guilty of 7 Counts of Graft: Sandiganbayan

The Sandiganbayan on Friday convicted former First Lady and now Ilocos Norte 2nd District Rep. Imelda Marcos of seven counts of graft due to her “financial interests and participation in the management of private foundations in Switzerland” when she served as a Cabinet official during her late husband’s term. The anti-graft court also sentenced Marcos […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsNov 9th, 2018

Pimentel Should Be Allowed to Run for Reelection: Zubiri

Senate Majority Leader Juan Miguel Zubiri on Thursday said Senator Aquilino Pimentel III should not be disqualified to run for reelection in next year’s mid-term elections despite having served as senator of the Republic in the 16th Congress. “I would like to put it on record that Senator Pimentel should be able to seek his […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsNov 9th, 2018

Sandiganbayan convicts, sentences Imelda for graft

The Sandiganbayan on Friday convicted former First Lady and now Ilocos Norte 2nd District Rep. Imelda Marcos of seven counts of graft committed as a Cabinet official during her late husband’s term. The anti-graft court also sentenced Marcos from six years and one month as minimum up to 11 years as maximum for each count […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsNov 9th, 2018

Naomi Osaka headed for big money with Japan, global appeal

By Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press TOKYO (AP) — Naomi Osaka used a powerful forehand and a matching serve to win the U.S. Open against Serena Williams two months ago, soaring as high as No. 4 this season in the WTA tennis rankings. Off the court — on the marketing front — she has the same potential. Maybe more. "It's very, very rare to find a Japanese-born female athlete who appeals to an international audience," said Bob Dorfman, a sports marketing expert and creative director at Baker Street Advertising in San Francisco, California. Serena Williams topped the Forbes list of the highest-earning female athletes this year at $18 million, almost all endorsements. Osaka appears to be the right woman in the right sport at the right time with the draw to overtake Williams. "What's more, tennis, especially women's tennis, is a sport that lends itself to a broad variety of sponsors: sporting goods, health and beauty, fashion, lifestyle, travel, personal care, you name it," Dorfman said. "And the sport's international following brings with it a large, loyal and affluent fan base. All the more reason why so many companies are lining up to sign her up." The big question is: Can she keep this up? Much has happened very quickly for her, notes former tennis star Chris Evert. "You know, it's going to be life-changing for her and very, very important," Evert said. "From what I see, she is very humble and from what I see, her parents are very humble people. Hopefully they won't go Hollywood on us. We don't want that to happen." Osaka's multicultural background — Japan-born but raised in the U.S. by a Haitian-American father and a Japanese mother — adds to her wide appeal, endearing her to fans in Japan and elsewhere. Her disarming charm, off and on the court, including how she handled the turmoil surrounding her win over Williams, is also winning people over. "She appeals to the young and old, men and women, everyone," said Shigeru Tanaka, advertising manager at Citizen, her sponsor since August. Tokyo-based Citizen Watch Co.'s 80,000 yen ($700) Naomi Osaka watch is selling out at stores in Japan, thanks to the exposure it got on her wrist at the U.S. Open. Citizen was quick to take advantage of her Grand Slam win, taking out a one-third page ad in the Yomiuri newspaper's extra edition report of her win. Companies won't say how much her contracts are worth, but they tend to be written so that if she keeps winning, her earnings will keep going up. If one company won't pay, another will just snatch her up, marketing experts say. Although Japanese baseball players like Ichiro and Shohei Ohtani are superstars, that sport doesn't have the global appeal of tennis. There are Olympians, but their appeal tends to come and go every four years. Japan is "just starving for a star," Evert said. Osaka has been wearing various Citizen watches in matches and in photo ops and has told reporters the first watch she got from her mom was a Citizen. She has also said her father drove a Nissan while she was growing up — another in a growing line of sponsors. Besides Citizen, Osaka has deals with instant noodle-maker Nissin Foods Group, Japanese badminton and tennis racket maker Yonex Co., and athletic-wear and sneaker giant Adidas. Nissan Motor Co. signed Osaka as its three-year "brand ambassador" in September. The deal was in the works for a while, but the timing couldn't have been better, coming right after the U.S. Open. The Yokohama-based automaker is mulling a "Naomi Osaka model" car. She is also getting keys to a silver GT-R sports car. Investing in Osaka enhances brand image for the long-term, said Masao Tsutsumi, general manager in charge of Osaka-related marketing at Nissan. He said her transformation from "every girl" to superstar parallels the automaker's commitment to technological innovation. "She also is such a nice person while being utterly professional," he added. Yonex has been supplying rackets to Osaka since she was 10, after receiving a letter from her mother. The Osaka effect is evident in the growing popularity of Yonex rackets among younger Americans, the company says. Appearing before Yonex employees in Tokyo, Osaka drew affectionate laughter by insisting on addressing the crowd in Japanese, though she managed only a few words, including "onaji," or "the same," says Nori Shimojo, the company's official in charge of tennis player service. At just 21, Osaka's got plenty of time to learn the language of her birthplace if she wants to. As for her sponsorship windfall, she is shrugging it all off. "I wouldn't really know because I have never been in this territory," she said during a recent tournament in Singapore. "For me, I just focus on my matches, and, I mean, like I'm a tennis player, so I just play tennis." ___ Sandra Harwitt in Singapore contributed to this report......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 9th, 2018