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Sparkling holidays

As the festive season is now in full swing, Anya Resort Tagaytay made sure that the spirit of the holidays is warmly felt in its charming property......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarDec 22nd, 2017

Makati lights up holidays with native fabric flair

  It's going to be a native Christmas in the country's premier business and lifestyle district this year.   Makati City has turned on its streetlights to welcome the holiday season as a Filipino Christmas wonderland, with larger-than-life Yuletide symbols featuring the patterns of native woven fabrics, such as the Inabel and Burdado of Luzon, Banig Tikogo of Visayas, and T'Boli, Ukol and Yakan of Mindanao.   Behind these sparkling attractions along Ayala Avenue, Paseo de Roxas, and Makati Avenue is Zenas Pineda, an interior designer specializing in visual merchandising and events styling.   Over the last eight years, Makati has kept this tradi...Keep on reading: Makati lights up holidays with native fabric flair.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 4th, 2017

Davao city council to deliberate incentive package for new parking spaces

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 15 Jan) – The City Council will deliberate on Tuesday the passage of an ordinance that will grant special tax holidays to properties that will be developed into parking spaces to address traffic congestion in the city. The six-page proposed ordinance, a copy of which was released to the media on […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsJan 15th, 2018

Daddy days for Derek

  Derek Ramsay got to spend the recent holidays with his 14-year-old son Austin Gabriel, who's vacationing from Dubai. Derek, who won best actor for "All of You" at the Metro Manila Film Festival, brought Austin along to the grand Parade of Stars held in Muntinlupa two days before Christmas. "It was great to share with him the experience of making many people happy," Derek told the Inquirer. Right before Christmas, Derek gifted Austin with a gaming laptop called Alienware, which the kid now treats like a cherished baby. Derek's official Christmas present, however, was a pair of Austin's "favorite Jordan shoes." Welcoming 2018 Immediately after the awards night,...Keep on reading: Daddy days for Derek.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 13th, 2018

Adjusted mall hours effective in easing Edsa traffic—MMDA

  Adjusting opening hours of shopping malls situated along Edsa would help further ease traffic alongthe congested 24-kilometer highway, according to the Metro Manila DevelopmentAuthority (MMDA). In a Radyo INQUIRER report on Saturday, MMDA spokeswoman Celine Pialagosaid they urged mall operators to maintain the adjusted mall operating hours of 11:00a.m. to 10:00 p.m., which was implemented during the holidays.   Pialago said this was part of the government's proposed traffic reduction measures in Metro Manila. Last October, the MMDA said mall operators agreed to open late and hold nighttime deliveriesfor nonperishable goods to reduce the volume of traffic on...Keep on reading: Adjusted mall hours effective in easing Edsa traffic—MMDA.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 13th, 2018

MMDA urge mall owners to retain extended shopping hours

Mall operators have been urged to make permanent the adjustment of mall hours originally meant to ease traffic during the holidays. Source link link: MMDA urge mall owners to retain extended shopping hours.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJan 12th, 2018

Gov’t losing P301B in tax holidays yearly

Over P300 billion in potential annual revenues are being lost due to income tax holidays and other incentives with no time limits, the Finance department claimed on Thursday. In a statement, Finance Undersecretary Karl Kendrick Chua said that based on 2015 data, income tax holidays and special rates enjoyed mostly by large businesses accounted for [...] The post Gov’t losing P301B in tax holidays yearly appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsJan 12th, 2018

Corporate tax incentives estimated at 2% of GDP

REVENUE foregone by the government via incentives to large enterprises totaled P301 billion in 2015, equivalent to 2% of the economy, the Department of Finance (DoF) said. In a statement, Finance Undersecretary Karl Kendrick T. Chua said income tax holidays and special rates account for P86.25 billion of the foregone revenue, while customs duty exemptions […] The post Corporate tax incentives estimated at 2% of GDP appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJan 12th, 2018

Tax holidays, other perks costing govt P300B/year – DOF

Tax holidays and other incentives granted mostly to big business are costing government over P300 billion a year in foregone revenues, the Department of Finance said......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsJan 12th, 2018

Rediscount borrowings climb ahead of holidays

MORE BANKS tapped the central bank’s rediscount window in December to get hold of fresh money supply, at a time of strong demand for cash for the holidays. Peso rediscount loans reached P447 million last month, rising from the P171 million availed by local lenders in November and P11.5 million borrowed in December 2016, data […] The post Rediscount borrowings climb ahead of holidays appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJan 10th, 2018

Term deposits met with strong investor demand

By Melissa Luz T. Lopez Senior Reporter DEMAND for week-long term deposits continued to climb to reach more than triple the amount offered by the central bank yesterday, driving yields lower as market liquidity normalizes after the holidays. Banks wanted to place as much as P127.119 billion as term deposits under the Bangko Sentral ng […] The post Term deposits met with strong investor demand appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJan 10th, 2018

Batangas town mayor orders probe of P10-M rice purchase

BATANGAS, Philippines – Tanauan City Mayor Antonio Halili has formed a fact-finding committee to look into complaints on the quality of rice that the city government distributed to thousands of households during the Christmas holidays. Under Administrative Order No. 1 Series of 2018, Halili appointed  City Legal Officer ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 10th, 2018

7 items you can buy on sale at Zalora for the new year

MANILA, Philippines – There is no better time than the new year to update your wardrobe with some new clothes, especially with many brands going on sale at the end of the holidays. You don't even have to leave your desk – just head to the Zalora sale online. Treat yourself ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 10th, 2018

Enrique Gil takes ‘huge step’ in introducing Liza Soberano to family in Spain

https://www.instagram.com/p/BcO3XU5Hfjw/?taken-by=enriquegil17 Enrique Gil introduced Liza Soberano to his family in Spain during their trip to Europe over the holidays. It was a "huge step," shared Gil to ABS-CBN News. "It's my first time to introduce somebody to my family sa Spain. It was crazy." Soberano, who celebrated her 20th birthday in Spain, and Gil's grandmother hit it off. Gil said his grandmother was all praises for the actress. "Sinasabi niya sa akin na she loves Liza so much. Very edukada, very well-brought up woman. Natuwa naman ako(She told me she loves Liza so much. Very educated, very well-brought up woman. It made me happy), " he said. https://www.instagram.com/...Keep on reading: Enrique Gil takes ‘huge step’ in introducing Liza Soberano to family in Spain.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 9th, 2018

Liza Soberano meets Enrique Gil s family in Spain

MANILA, Philippines – Coming from their European vacation over the holidays, Enrique Gil shared that his family in Spain has met his on-screen partner Liza Soberano. In an interview with ABS-CBN , Enrique admitted it was a big step for him to introduce Liza to his family. "It's my first time to ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 8th, 2018

Families call center employees who died in Davao fire to receive P5-M aid

MANILA, Philippines – A total of $115,000 (P5.7 million*) will be given to families of Research Now SSI employees who lost their lives during the holidays in the fire that engulfed the NCCC mall in Davao City where their office was located. The company is currently preparing to release the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 8th, 2018

A month by month calendar of thriftiest North American destinations to visit in 2018

Image: LeoPatrizi/Istock.com via AFP Relaxnews With a new travel year unfolding before us, the most eager among us are already plotting out their 2018 holidays. For those with lighter post-h.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJan 8th, 2018

More millennials shopped online during holidays

MANILA, Philippines — More millennials shopped online and used cashless payments in the last two months of 2017, according to PLDT Inc.’s digital innovations.....»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 6th, 2018

Staying connected and Apple’s humble offer

LAST week, my family and I spent some time in Japan for the holidays. But this time, we were fully connected to the internet almost throughout the week. We availed of a package called Flytpa.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJan 5th, 2018

Fires and avalanche alerts as Storm Eleanor batters Europe

PARIS, France – The French Alps were on maximum avalanche alert Thursday, January 4, as Storm Eleanor swept through Europe, killing at least four people and fanning rare winter wildfires in Corsica. With the mountains packed with skiiers for the school holidays, major resort Val d'Isere closed its runs for the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 4th, 2018

DFA Starts Issuing Passports with 10-Year Validity

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Wednesday (December 3) announced that issuance of passports with 10-year validity starts January 3. “Since January 1 and 2 were holidays, passport applications made starting today, January 3,... The post DFA Starts Issuing Passports with 10-Year Validity appeared first on MetroCebu News......»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsJan 4th, 2018