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Landbank account holders can now pay taxes online

MANILA, Philippines — State-run Land Bank of the Philippines launched yesterday an electronic payment system which allows its account holders to pay their ta.....»»

Category: financeSource: philstar philstarOct 13th, 2017

RCBC offers first online forex trading platform

RCBC is now the first bank in the country to offer an online foreign exchange (forex) platform that allows existing clients and account holders to buy and sell currency online. RCBC offers first online forex trading platform Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation (RCBC) is now the first bank in the country to offer an online foreign… link: RCBC offers first online forex trading platform.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJul 4th, 2018

Republican Karen Handel beats Jon Ossoff in runoff – The Guardian

Democrats fell short of a special election victory yet again on Tuesday when Jon Ossoff, long the best hope of Democrats to win a special election in the Trump administration, suffered a narrow loss to Republican Karen Handel in the Sixth Congressional District. The race was the latest in a series of special elections in Republican seats where Democrats managed to deliver moral victories – rather than actual victories – as they proved unable to notch a major electoral win in the Trump administration. With 100% of precincts reporting, Handel had 52.7% and Ossoff had 47.3%. Sporadic downpours and flash flood warnings helped to put a damper on Democratic turnout in base precincts and on the hopes of progressives to thwart Republican efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Combined with an energized Republican base that kept Ossoff from accumulating a significant lead among early voters, it doomed the hopes of the anti-Trump activists who made the first time Democratic candidate a minor political celebrity. The runoff came after a first round of voting in April where Ossoff won just over 48% of the vote and Handel finished second in a splintered Republican field with just under 20% of the vote. However, Ossoff struggled to match that total as Handel consolidated the Republican vote in a traditionally conservative district in the northern suburbs of Atlanta and ended up falling a percentage point short of his much hyped performance in the first round of voting. Trump took to Twitter to hail the result as a personal victory “Thank you @FoxNews “Huge win for President Trump and GOP in Georgia Congressional Special Election.” The seat had been vacated by Tom Price when the former congressman joined Trump’s cabinet to become secretary of health and human services and previously held by Republican stalwarts like Senator Johnny Isakson and former speaker Newt Gingrich. Although Price won by 23% in 2016, Donald Trump only narrowly won this wealthy, well-educated district by just over 1%. Trump’s narrow win sparked optimism among Democrats that the district, where nearly 60% of residents have a college degree, could flip as part of the political realignment around the president’s upset victory in 2016. Roughly $50m ended up being spent by both parties and allied groups in the race as it became the most expensive congressional campaign in the history of the United States. However, while Democrats had motivated their base and won over skeptical Republicans, the conservative slant of district proved too much even for the nearly unprecedented resources that Democrats invested in the race, even flying in volunteers for last minute doorknocking as local television stations had been saturated by 30-second advertisements. The two candidates took different tones in their election night speeches after the race was called. Ossoff, speaking to a distraught crowd in a packed ballroom, cast the race in historical terms. “As darkness has crept across this planet you have provided a beacon of hope to people in Georgia and people in around the world,” Ossoff told attendees. He cast the race in broader metaphysical terms. “The fight goes on, hope is still alive,” said Ossoff. In contrast, Handel gave a far more traditional speech. She mentioned the obligation that came with “being the first Republican woman elected to Congress from the great state of Georgia” and cast herself an inspirational story, telling attendees “anything is possible with hard work, inspiration, grit and people that believe in you.” Handel also touched on policy priorities like “finishing the drill on health care” and lowering taxes including repeal of the estate tax. Although the race had been cast a referendum on Trump – an opinion the President seemed to endorse after the result had been reported – both candidates awkwardly danced around his looming presence on the campaign trail. At Handel’s campaign events, Trump’s name went unmentioned by the candidate and introductory speakers. Instead, there was constant refrain of attack on Ossoff for his ties to House minority leader Nancy Pelosi and praise for previous holders of the seat like Price and Gingrich. Ossoff was regularly bashed for the amount of money he raised out of state, for having “San Francisco values” and, particularly, for the fact that he did not actually live in the district. Handel, who suggested in the first televised debate of the campaign that Trump should use Twitter less often, told the Guardian in an interview on Monday that she didn’t pay attention to the president’s use of social media. She said “I am focused on my campaign, I have precious little time to be on Twitter.” Several hours later, her campaign sent out a fundraising email signed by the former secretary of state with the subject line “did you see what Trump just tweeted?” after the President used his ubiquitous social media account to tout her campaign. Ossoff has also been measured in his attacks on Trump in a traditionally Republican district albeit one that the president barely won in 2016. Instead, the lanky and measured political neophyte focused on banal and politically non-controversial issues like government waste and turning Atlanta into “the Silicon Valley of the South” and let the progressive anti-Trump enthusiasm of the Democratic base carry him. Instead, he has focused on Handel’s stint as Georgia secretary of state as well as her brief stint with the Susan Komen Race For The Cure, a charity which combats breast [&'].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsJun 21st, 2017

DBP chief transferred to Landbank in reshuffle

President Rodrigo Duterte has appointed new board members for Land Bank of the Philippines (Landbank) and Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP) amid a leadership reshuffle at government financial institutions….READ The post DBP chief transferred to Landbank in reshuffle appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsFeb 20th, 2019

Foreign selling tagged as PSEI falls

THE stock market fell to a month low on Tuesday on account of foreign selling and investors were also said to have repositioned portfolios ahead of the resumption of US-China…READ The post Foreign selling tagged as PSEI falls appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsFeb 19th, 2019

Pacquiao seeks inquiry on IOC cash grant to POC - The Manila Times Online

SEN. Emmanuel Manny Pacquiao wants the Philippine Olympic Committee to account for the reported $450,000 grant that the International Olympic Committee (IOC) gave to the Philippines through the POC. T.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsFeb 6th, 2019

Pacquiao seeks inquiry on IOC cash grant to POC

SEN. Emmanuel “Manny” Pacquiao wants the Philippine Olympic Committee to account for the reported $450,000 grant that the International Olympic Committee (IOC) gave to the Philippines through the POC. The…READ The post Pacquiao seeks inquiry on IOC cash grant to POC appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsFeb 4th, 2019

US seeks NKorea arms inventory, offers ties - The Manila Times Online

WASHINGTON, D.C.: A US negotiator called on Thursday (Friday in Manila) on North Korea to provide a detailed account of its weapons to seal a peace deal, saying President DonaldREAD The post US seeks.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsFeb 2nd, 2019

US seeks full account of NKorea weapons, offers ties

WASHINGTON, D.C.: A US negotiator called Thursday on North Korea to provide a detailed account of its weapons to seal a peace deal, saying President Donald Trump was ready to…READ The post US seeks full account of NKorea weapons, offers ties appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsFeb 1st, 2019

Customs post-tax audit on Pampanga factory yields fake insecticides

OPERATIVES of the Bureau of Customs-Enforcement Group (BoC-EG) accidentally discovered a clandestine factory manufacturing fake and toxic insecticides in Pampanga during a post-audit inspection to determine if duties and taxes…READ The post Customs post-tax audit on Pampanga factory yields fake insecticides appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsJan 30th, 2019

SSS members can now create PRN for contribution payments via mobile app

    MANILA, Philippines --- With the enhanced mobile application of the Social Security System (SSS), its members can now generate their payment reference number (PRN) online to pay for their monthly contribution.   In a statement on Sunday, the SSS noted that self-employed, voluntary,overseas Filipino workers and non-working spouses members could download the agency's mobile app and log in with their My.SSS account's user ID and password and immediately get their PRN and pay for their monthly contribution.   "There are reports that some of our members are having difficulties in obtaining their PRNs, so we included PRN generation as one of the im...Keep on reading: SSS members can now create PRN for contribution payments via mobile app.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 27th, 2019

Group backs bill raising tobacco, alcohol taxes

An advocacy group has supported the proposed increase in excise taxes on alcohol and tobacco products. “Sin taxes prove to be both pragmatic and crucial as a policy measure. This…READ The post Group backs bill raising tobacco, alcohol taxes appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJan 26th, 2019

Landbank: Still no takers for revised PDSHC offer

Philippine Dealing System Holdings Corp. (PDSHC) stakeholders appear to be snubbing Land Bank of the Philippines’ (Landbank) offer for the fixed income bourse operator. “No confirmed sellers of PDSHC shares…READ The post Landbank: Still no takers for revised PDSHC offer appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJan 20th, 2019

Stock market climbs back to 8,000 level

THE stock market returned to 8,000 territory on Monday, closing at a nine-month high on account of foreign fund inflows and last-minute buying. The benchmark Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi)…READ The post Stock market climbs back to 8,000 level appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJan 14th, 2019

Passport data breach more serious than DFA has disclosed

IT is striking that Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. chose Twitter as the medium for disclosing the alarming information that the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has lost the personal data information of millions of Filipino passport holders because an outsourced passport maker for the DFA “took all” applicants’ data on account of the termination… link: Passport data breach more serious than DFA has disclosed.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJan 14th, 2019

Bring birth certificates when renewing ‘older’ passports — DFA

MANILA, Philippines --- The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) is now requiring holders of "older" or non-electronic passports for renewal to submit their birth certificates after the agency revealed that it had lost data to a previous contractor. "Because previous contractor got pissed when terminated it made off with data. We did nothing about it or couldn't because we were in the wrong," DFA Secretary Teddy Boy Locsin said in his personal twitter account. "It won't happen again. Passports pose national security issues and cannot be kept back by private entities. Data belongs to the state," he added. This was in response to a tweet by DFA Assistant Secretary Elmer Cato, where...Keep on reading: Bring birth certificates when renewing ‘older’ passports — DFA.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 12th, 2019

Sin tax to ensure funding for health care - Ejercito | The Manila Times Online

SEN. Joseph Victor Ejercito on Wednesday said President Rodrigo Dutertes support for additional excise taxes on tobacco and alcohol products is beneficial to the governments health care program. That.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJan 10th, 2019

Sin tax to ensure funding for health care – Ejercito

SEN. Joseph Victor Ejercito on Wednesday said President Rodrigo Duterte’s support for additional excise taxes on tobacco and alcohol products is beneficial to the government’s health care program. “That is…READ The post Sin tax to ensure funding for health care – Ejercito appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsJan 10th, 2019

Fitch unit still bearish on peso

The Philippine peso will continue to lose ground against the dollar in 2019, a Fitch Group unit said, with factors such as country’s trade and current account deficits and still…READ The post Fitch unit still bearish on peso appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsJan 10th, 2019

More gas stations impose higher fuel excise taxes

Over 260 retail stations have already applied the second round of fuel excise taxes this year, the Department of Energy (DoE) revealed. In a press briefing, Energy Undersecretary Felix William…READ The post More gas stations impose higher fuel excise taxes appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsJan 8th, 2019

BSP’s monetary policy seen to loosen in Q2

THE Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) is likely to loosen its monetary policy as early as the second quarter of 2019 on account of easing price pressures, according to London-based…READ The post BSP’s monetary policy seen to loosen in Q2 appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJan 7th, 2019