DFA improving passport application system

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Category: newsSource: cnnphilippines cnnphilippinesJan 13th, 2018

GSIS extends submission of application for multi-asset strategy fund managers

Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) said it extended its multi-asset strategy program to last another month until April 13 as it wants to receive more applicants who will manage their funds. “We want more fund managers to choose from,” Jesus Clint O. Aranas, GSIS President and General Manager Jesus Clint O. Aranas told reporters in […] The post GSIS extends submission of application for multi-asset strategy fund managers appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMar 20th, 2018

23 nabbed in crackdown on fixers selling passport appointment slots

At least 23 individuals who sold passport appointment slots were arrested in separate entrapment operations in DFA-ASEANA, Parañaque, Pasay and in Taguig, the DFA announced. It reminded the public to shun fixers, saying it was expanding its passport service system to meet demand......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsMar 4th, 2018

Prominent baseball agent suggests spring training boycott

By Ronald Blum, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — A prominent baseball agent said players are angered over the slow free-agent market and suggested they consider boycotting spring training. Brodie Van Wagenen, co-head of CAA Baseball, floated the idea in a statement released Friday, less than two weeks before spring training workouts are to start in Florida and Arizona. He also raised the possibility of a collusion grievance, as did another agent, Seth Levinson of Aces. A rising tide... @MLB_PLAYERS — Brodie Van Wagenen (@bvanwagenen) February 2, 2018 "The players are upset. No, they are outraged. Players in the midst of long-term contracts are as frustrated as those still seeking employment," Van Wagenen said. "I would suggest that testing the will of 1,200 alpha males at the pinnacle of their profession is not a good strategy for 30 men who are bound by a much smaller fraternity." J.D. Martinez, Eric Hosmer, Mike Moustakas, Jake Arrieta, Yu Darvish, Alex Cobb, Greg Holland and Lance Lynn remain among the dozens of unsigned free agents. "A boycott of spring training may be a starting point, if behavior doesn't change. Players don't receive their paychecks until the second week of April. Fine them? OK, for how much? Sue them? OK, they'll see you in court two years from now." CAA represents more than 150 baseball players, including Robinson Cano, Yoenis Cespedes, Buster Posey, Shohei Ohtani, Adam Jones, Jacob deGrom and Noah Syndergaard. Van Wagenen's free agents this offseason include Todd Frazier. Van Wagenen said he chose to speak out now because spring training was approaching. "The sentiment that I'm hearing from players is that something radical may be necessary to show the other side there is unity and strength in in their frustration," he said in a telephone interview. Spring training workouts begin Feb. 14, but participation is voluntary until the mandatory reporting date on Feb. 24 — the day after major league spring training games are to start. Levinson praised Van Wagenen and agreed with his conclusions. "It is disconcerting, and disheartening for clubs that are awash in revenue and or are fully capable of improving its product to choose to do otherwise," he said. "Further, it is deeply troubling to encounter that almost all clubs are operating in a strangely similar fashion. There are no coincidences in a monopoly." Large-market teams, including the Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Yankees, are cutting payrolls to get under the $197 million threshold for luxury tax payrolls. "Every market's different. There's different players, different quality of players, different GMs, different decisions, new basic agreement, different agents who have particular prominence in a particular market in terms of who they represent," Commissioner Rob Manfred said Thursday. "Those factors and probably others that I can't tick off the top of my head have combined to produce a particular market this year. Just like there's been some markets where the lid got blown off in terms of player salary growth, I think I can honestly suggest that occasionally you're going to have some that are a little different, not quite as robust." New York Mets general manager Sandy Alderson, speaking to fans at Citi Field on Thursday, said analytics contributed to the slow pace of negotiations. "Big data is the reason we've seen so little movement in the free-agent market, because as data becomes more pervasive in the game, as it has, it tends to narrow the range of different evaluations," he said. "The evaluations become much uniform." The average salary, according to the players' association, rose 3.3 percent last year to nearly $4.1 million following an increase of just 0.35 percent in 2016, the lowest rise since 2004. The new collective bargaining agreement, the first since Tony Clark succeeded Michael Weiner as union head, added surtaxes to the competitive-balance tax and additional penalties for high payrolls, including lesser choices in the amateur draft. "The CBT is designed to be a restraint on the spending of high-payroll clubs," Manfred said. "I think that the system, without singling out the CBT, actually is working pretty well in the sense that the standard deviation of our payrolls that are being projected next year has actually gone down significantly, suggesting that our payrolls are more compressed, top-down, the bottom-up, which we feel is important in terms of preserving the competitive balance in the game." Clark issued a statement that did not address a boycott or a grievance. "For decades free agency has been the cornerstone of baseball's economic system and has benefited players and the game alike," he said. "Each time it has been attacked, players, their representatives and the association have united to defend it. That will never change." Baseball has enjoyed labor peace since a 7.5-month strike in 1994-95 led to the first cancellation of the World Series in 90 years, and the labor contract runs through the 2021 season. The players' association won three collusion grievances against the clubs for behavior toward free agents following the 1985-87 seasons, cases management settled for $280 million. Van Wagenen, a former Stanford baseball player, says current behavior by teams "feels coordinated, rightly or wrongly." "Many club presidents and general managers with whom we negotiate with are frustrated with the lack of funds to sign the plethora of good players still available, raising further suspicion of institutional influence over the spending," he said. "Even the algorithms that have helped determine player salaries in recent years are suggesting dramatically higher values than owners appear willing to spend.".....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 3rd, 2018

Philippines probes sale of passport endorsements

By Paterno Esmaquel II/ – The Philippine government is investigating the sale of passport application endorsements from government agencies, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said on Tuesday, January 30, as criticism floods the DFA over passport application problems. “Some people are selling endorsements from government agencies. That’s the sad Read more ».....»»

Category: newsSource:  thepinoyRelated NewsJan 31st, 2018

Philippines probes sale of passport endorsements

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine government is investigating the sale of passport application endorsements from government agencies, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said on Tuesday, January 30, as criticism floods the DFA over passport application problems. "Some people are selling endorsements from government agencies. That's the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 30th, 2018

Passport On Wheels, First-time OFW Portal Effective: Applicants

January 2018 has been a busy month for the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) as it launched several initiatives to ease serious problems facing its passport appointment system. Some overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) and those from areas far from consular offices were among those who initially benefitted from the actions taken by the DFA. Last […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsJan 30th, 2018

Napolcom to Administer PNP Entrance, Promotional Exams on April 22

The National Police Commission (Napolcom) here is set to administer the Philippine National Police (PNP) Entrance and Promotional Exams on 22 April 2018 at the Cagayan National High School in this city. Danilo N. Pacunana, Napolcom regional director, said the On-Line Examination Application Scheduling System (OLEASS) will open at exactly 12 pm on 29 January, […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsJan 24th, 2018

DFA opens 100,000 new slots for passport appointments

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Tuesday, January 23, announced it had opened up 100,000 additional passport appointment slots for February to June. The news follows social media hubbub about the shortage of slots in the DFA's online scheduling system, making it nearly impossible for Filipinos ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 23rd, 2018

1K passport slots opened for 1st-time OFWs

THE Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) yesterday announced that 1,000 passport application slots will be made available daily to first-time overseas Filipino workers. Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano said first-time OFWs can apply for passports through portals accessed by at least 170 Licensed Recruitment Agencies (LRAs) accredited by the Philippine….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJan 19th, 2018

No need to be tall for wannabe cops

  Short people no longer need to despair if they want to serve the country through law enforcement, after officials announced the removal of height requirement for members of the Philippine National Police.   National Police Commission (Napolcom) vice chair and executive officer Rogelio Casurao said the agency had decided to do away with the requirement to coincide with the launch of the commission's online examination application scheduling system (Oleass).   Thus, Casurao said, interested Filipino college graduates need only to be no more than 30 years old to qualify and they can apply to take the entrance examination on April 22.   Previous...Keep on reading: No need to be tall for wannabe cops.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 19th, 2018

DFA opens passport application portal for OFWs

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) opened yesterday its passport application portal for Filipinos working abroad for the first tim.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 19th, 2018

‘Passport on Wheels’

PEOPLE should welcome the launching of the “Passport on Wheels” (POW) program of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) to decongest the pestering backlogs in the agency’s online scheduling system. In the view of many, the launching of the scheme is one of the best ways to show that the….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJan 17th, 2018

GSIS to revive global investment program

State-run Government Service Insurance System unveiled yesterday the pension fund’s plan of reviving its global investment program this year amid improving overseas economic environment. #BeFullyInformed GSIS to revive global investment program State-run Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) unveiled yesterday the pension fund’s plan of reviving its global investment program this year amid improving overseas economic… link: GSIS to revive global investment program.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJan 16th, 2018

CARD Bank launches mobile app

DAVAO CITY — A microfinance provider part of a huge group of companies that provides services to the poor is introducing its newly implemented mobile application in a nationwide scale. Based on its statement released to BusinessWorld, (Center for Agriculture and Rural Development) Bank, Inc. said it is looking at deploying the core banking system […] The post CARD Bank launches mobile app appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJan 16th, 2018

SOMEONE ELSE’S WINDOWS: What’s with federalism? Part 2

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 15 January) – Proponents of federalism blame the economic inequities between the rich and poor regions of the country on the unitary political system controlled by the central government in Manila. Changing the form of government is supposed to address this lopsided development as a way of improving the people’s social […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsJan 15th, 2018

Comment on Council urges closure of ‘smelly’ Oton piggery by Sonie D. Nadala

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Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsJan 13th, 2018

DFA opens more slots for passport application

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) will increase passport application slots and boost its capacity in the coming months to address.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 13th, 2018

Most powerful passports: Philippines in weaker half

MANILA, Philippines — Despite improving its position, the Philippine passport remained in the lower half of the latest annual rankings for world’s most power.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 11th, 2018

DFA: OFWs can avail priority lane for passport application

MANILA, Philippines — Overseas Filipino workers need not acquire an appointment schedule with the Department of Foreign Affairs to renew their passports, Off.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 10th, 2018

Snap developing Stories Everywhere for sharing content outside Snapchat – report

MANILA, Philippines – Snap, the company behind the Snapchat application, is working on a new feature or system to allow users to share their content outside the Snapchat application. The report from livestreaming news network Cheddar says the feature will be called Stories Everywhere. Cheddar's report also says Snap has ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 28th, 2017