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First oil contract under Duterte admin signed

Malacañang on Thursday, October 18, confirmed that President Rodrigo Roa Duterte has signed the first-ever petroleum service contract under his administration that would pave the way for the conduct of more oil exploration activities in the country. The President attended on Wednesday the ceremonial signing of the Petroleum Service Contract (PSC) for Area 4 (East […].....»»

Category: newsSource: tribune tribuneOct 18th, 2018

PH signs deal with Israeli firm for oil exploration east of Palawan

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines has signed an oil exploration deal with Israeli firm Ratio Petroleum Ltd, allowing the company to explore for oil and gas resources in an area east of Palawan. The Petroleum Service Contract (PSC) was signed by President Rodrigo Duterte, Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi, and Ratio ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 18th, 2018

Israeli helps Manila find oil

Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi attended on Wednesday the ceremonial signing of the Petroleum Service Contract (PSC) for Area 4 (East Palawan Basin) of the Fifth Philippine Energy Contracting Round (PECR5) at the Heroes Hall, of Malacañang Palace. President Duterte signed the PSC on behalf of the government while Itay Raphael Tabibzada, company president and CEO, […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsOct 18th, 2018

Philippines to cancel Landing’s $1.5 bln casino project – Duterte’s spokesman

MANILA- Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte will cancel Landing International Development Ltd’s $1.5 billion integrated casino project in the capital, his spokesman said minutes after the Hong Kong-listed firm broke ground on Tuesday. Presidential spokesman Harry Roque said the lease contract that Landing signed with a state-owned foundation in March has significantly put the government at a disadvantage […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsAug 9th, 2018

It’s now up to Congress to abolish ‘endo,’ says Escudero

The ball is now in the court of Congress to decide the fate of "endo" (end of contract), Sen. Francis "Chiz" Escudero said on Wednesday.   Employers who practice endo offer tenures shorter than six months, the threshold at which a worker must be made permanent and entitled to benefits.   Escudero made the statement a day after President Rodrigo Duterte signed Executive Order No. 51 prohibiting certain forms of short-term employment while allowing schemes, like seasonal or project-based jobs of janitors and maintenance workers, to continue.   The executive order (EO) basically reiterated existing policies on contracting, and the President called on Con...Keep on reading: It’s now up to Congress to abolish ‘endo,’ says Escudero.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 3rd, 2018

Duterte signs executive order on ‘endo’

CEBU CITY --- President Rodrigo Duterte signed here on Labor Day an executive order (EO) that prohibits illegal labor contracting but still allows some forms of contractualization, a scheme used by employers to avoid regularizing workers. The EO dismayed labor groups and got some members of the business community worried. The President, whose campaign promise was to end contractualization and "endo,'' acknowledged that a more comprehensive action on contractualization had to be done by revisiting the Labor Code, which he described as "outdated." Endo, or end of contract, refers to a contractualization scheme that offers short-term and unprotected temporary work arrangements....Keep on reading: Duterte signs executive order on ‘endo’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 2nd, 2018

Duterte signs executive order vs illegal ‘endo’

As a Labor Day treat to workers, President Duterte yesterday signed an executive order prohibiting illegal contracting in workplaces, commonly known as end-of-contract or “endo.”.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 1st, 2018

Duterte bans illegal workers’ contractualization

DAVAO CITY – President Rodrigo Duterte has signed the executive order banning illegal contract for workers or the practise by […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsMay 1st, 2018

De Lima tells Malacañang: Don t divert the issue, Navy Frigate contract was awarded and signed by Duterte Administration

January 26, 2018. Opposition Senator Leila M. de Lima today defended former President Benigno S. Aquino III against allegations that the controversial P16-billion frigate acquisition program for the Philippine Navy (PN) was concluded during his administration. De Lima, a former justice secretary, said the Duterte… Source link link: De Lima tells Malacañang: Don't divert the issue, Navy Frigate contract was awarded and signed by Duterte Administration.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJan 26th, 2018

Philippines, Papua New Guinea ink deal on agriculture cooperation

MANILA, Philippines – The governments of the Philippines and Papua New Guinea signed a deal on agriculture cooperation on Friday afternoon, November 16 at Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, during President Rodrigo Duterte's visit. The memorandum of agreement will formalize cooperation on rice production reasearch and development, and in rice farming technology between ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 17th, 2018

New law orders gov t, schools, media to use Filipino Sign Language

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte has signed into law Republic Act No. 11106 or the Filipino Sign Language (FSL) Act, which officially recognizes FSL as the official sign language to be used by government, schools, and media when relating to the deaf in the Philippines. RA 11106 , signed ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 16th, 2018

Duterte signs law on safe payment systems

President Duterte signed into law on Oct. 30 a measure that regulates payment systems in the country......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 16th, 2018

New law gives Bangko Sentral control over payment systems

President Rodrigo Duterte has signed into law a bill allowing the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) to regulate all payment systems in the country to increase efficiency and lessen risks…READ The post New law gives Bangko Sentral control over payment systems appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsNov 16th, 2018

Duterte renews franchise of 3 broadcast firms

President Duterte has signed into law a bill that renews the franchises of Manila Broadcasting Co. (MBC) and two other broadcast firms for another 25 years......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 16th, 2018

Cora gets new deal from Red Sox through 2021 season

By Kyle Hightower, Associated Press BOSTON (AP) — Alex Cora brought a new voice and culture to the Boston Red Sox that helped propel them to their latest World Series title. The Red Sox rewarded him for bringing home a championship in his first year with the team by giving him a new contract with an additional guaranteed year through the 2021 season. The deal containing the extension was announced Wednesday by Boston also includes a club option for 2022. In his rookie season as a major league manager, Cora guided the Red Sox to a franchise-record 108 victories and the team’s fourth championship in 15 seasons. He finished second in the AL Manager of the Year voting announced Tuesday. “We have consistently been impressed by Alex at every turn,” Red Sox chairman Tom Werner said in a statement. “His knowledge of the game, ability to connect with our players, and his incredible instincts and decisiveness led us to an historic championship season. We know we are in good hands and could not be more pleased to know he will be with us for the foreseeable future.” Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski was in search of new direction for the club when he fired former manager John Farrell after back-to-back Al Division Series losses in 2016 and 2017. After the historic regular season, Cora then steered Boston past the 100-win Yankees and Astros in the AL playoffs before downing the Dodgers in the World Series. “For me, 2018 was not only historic, but it was special as well, both on and off the field,” Cora said in a statement. “We have a great appreciation for our accomplishments this past year, but now our focus moves forward to the season ahead and defending our World Series title.” During Boston’s run Cora got the best out his young talent, led by AL MVP favorite Mookie Betts. They shined in player-centric approach in which Cora encouraged an aggressive hitting mentality, lots of hit-and-runs and active running of the bases. Cora also the most out of his pitching staff, which included clutch performances in the postseason by Chris Sale and David Price. Neither pitcher had logged a playoff victory as a starter prior to this season. Price had a tough time acclimating to Boston’s rugged sports environment during his first two seasons of the seven-year, $217 million deal he signed in 2015. He’s found a groove late in the season, pitching the clinching Game 5 of the ALCS to help the Red Sox advance. “Just his demeanor. It doesn’t change,” Price said last month. “I know it’s easy to not change when your team wins 108 games in the regular season. But he hasn’t changed one bit.” A member of the Red Sox’s 2007 World Series title team as a player, Cora was the bench coach on Houston’s 2017 championship team. He learned from manager A.J. Hinch that being close to players would be beneficial. “Talking to players is not bad, having a relationship with players is not bad,” Cora said in describing his managerial philosophy. “Doing that, you’re going to get the best out of them. People may think that crossing that line is not helpful, but I see it the other way around, and I lived it.” Cora became the first manager from Puerto to guide a team to a championship. It came more than a year after Hurricane Maria devastated island, prompting Cora during initial contract negotiations last October to ask the Red Sox to help his people with relief efforts. Ownership responded by sending a chartered plane full of supplies. Days after winning the World Series, they again obliged Cora’s request to take the trophy to his hometown of Caguas, Puerto Rico......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 15th, 2018

Duterte signs Payment Systems Act into law

President Rodrigo Duterte has signed into law a measure that regulates payment systems in the country. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 15th, 2018

Duterte extends MBC franchise for another 25 years

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte extended the franchise of the Manila Broadasting Company (MBC) by another 25 years. Duterte signed Republic Act 11109 on October 30, copies of which were given to…READ The post Duterte extends MBC franchise for another 25 years appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsNov 15th, 2018

Duterte OKs renewal of franchise of MBC, 2 others

      President Rodrigo Duterte has approved the renewal of franchise granted to the Manila Broadcasting Company (MBC). Duterte signed Republic Act No. 11109 last Oct. 30, which grants the renewal for another 25 years of MBC's franchise. A copy of the law was shared to the media on Thursday. MBC is a radio and television network currently owned by the FJE Group of Companies, which also operates hotels and a Pasay-based amusement theme park. Its AM flagship station, dzRH is the oldest radio station in the country. Duterte, likewise, approved for another 25 years the franchises of Bright Star Broadcasting Network Corporation and Vanguard Radio Network C...Keep on reading: Duterte OKs renewal of franchise of MBC, 2 others.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 15th, 2018

PRRD Declares March 22, 2019 as ‘Emilio Aguinaldo Day’

President Rodrigo R. Duterte declared Mar. 22, 2019 as “Emilio Aguinaldo Day” to commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of the country’s first and youngest Philippine president and revolutionary hero. Under Proclamation No. 621, which was signed by Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea by authority of the President, the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) will […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsNov 14th, 2018

With new declaration, questionable hero Emilio Aguinaldo now has a day

President Rodrigo Duterte’s declaration of Emilio Aguinaldo Day on March 22 was criticized due to the many controversies linked to the country’s first president. Duterte signed Proclamation 621 last week that declared March 22, 2019 as the commemoration of Aguinaldo’s 150th birth anniversary. He designated the National Historical Commission of the Philippines as the lead agency […] The post With new declaration, questionable hero Emilio Aguinaldo now has a day appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsNov 14th, 2018

Watchdog warns vs signing Kaliwa Dam loan deal with China

An economic watchdog on Wednesday warned the Duterte government not to sign the bilateral loan agreement to fund the Kaliwa Dam project during the visit of China President Xi Jin Ping.   The Freedom from Debt Coalition (FDC) said the attached loan conditions had terms that were "patently unfavorable" for the Philippines.   "We fear that in the rush to get the project signed, the legitimate concerns of key stakeholders including indigenous peoples, local government units and local communities are being ignored," FDC president Rene Ofreneo said.   For instance, FDC cited the condition of limiting project bidders to only Chinese firms, adding that the co...Keep on reading: Watchdog warns vs signing Kaliwa Dam loan deal with China.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 14th, 2018