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SSI merges 2 units to improve efficiencies

SSI GROUP, Inc. will be merging two of its wholly owned units to improve operational efficiencies within the company. In a disclosure to the stock exchange on Monday, the Tantoco-led firm said its board of directors has approved the merger of Luxury Concepts, Inc. and Casual Clothing Retailers, Inc. (CCRI). CCRI will be the surviving […] The post SSI merges 2 units to improve efficiencies appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource: bworldonline bworldonlineApr 16th, 2018

Ayala merges two Cebu units to consolidate operations

Two Ayala-led firms based in Cebu are merging in order to consolidate their operations in the area, as well as achieve efficiencies in management. Cebu Holdings, Inc. (CHI) said in a statement that it will proceed with its merger with Cebu Property Ventures and Development Corp. (CPVDC), after securing shareholder approval during the company’s annual […] The post Ayala merges two Cebu units to consolidate operations appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsApr 25th, 2018

Recast 2019 budget to give LGUs their due, says Mandanas

The national government does not need to borrow to give local government units (LGUs) their share in customs revenues, and giving such share will even improve the country's credit rating, acco.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJul 13th, 2018

Duque: Access to primary health care depends on coordination with LGUs

MANILA, Philippines – Will the proposed universal health care law really improve Filipinos' access to health services? Asked this question during an open forum at a pre-SONA (State of the Nation Address) event, Health Secretary Francisco Duque III said that it depends on how well coordination with local government units ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 11th, 2018

Local governments to receive larger share of national taxes, SC rules

The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) lauded a recent ruling by the Supreme Court to increase the share of all national taxes allotted for local government units (LGUs). DILG officer-in-charge Eduardo M. Año welcomed the Supreme Court’s decision, claiming the increase will vastly improve the economic standing of LGUs, allowing them to better […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJul 6th, 2018

Bangsamoro power deal forged

The National Electrification Administration has inked a deal with a Japanese supplier for a 771-million yen (about P375 million) project to improve the power distribution system in the Bangsamoro area. NEA administrator Edgardo Masongsong said in a statement Osaka-based general trading firm Nishizawa Ltd. had submitted the best offer among five bidders for the Japan International Cooperation Agency-funded "Project for Improvement of Equipment for Power Distribution in Bangsamoro Area." Nishizawa won a contract for the provision of power supplies---including 425 units of transformers as well as poles and wires---and 16 brand-new boom trucks that will be used to rehabilitate the netw...Keep on reading: Bangsamoro power deal forged.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 18th, 2018

POPCOM-6 classes seen to reduce teen pregnancy

THE Commission on Population (POPCOM)-6 spearheaded adolescent health and development (AHD) classes in various schools and local government units in Western Visayas to help promote and improve the total well-being of adolescents here. Dubbed “Talk Tayo: Ikaw ang Bida Dito”, the program aims to engaging adolescents in making responsible choices in life and improve their […] The post POPCOM-6 classes seen to reduce teen pregnancy appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsDec 3rd, 2017

PopCom-6 AHD classes to reduce teen pregnancy

ILOILO CITY - The Commission on Population (PopCom) - 6 spearheaded adolescent health and development (AHD) classes in various schools and local government units in Western Visayas to help promote and improve the total well-being of adolescents here. Read More........»»

Category: newsSource:  filipinoexpressRelated NewsDec 3rd, 2017

Globe Seeks Closer Collaboration with Partners to Enhance Business Efficiencies, Improve Customer Service

Globe Seeks Closer Collaboration with Partners to Enhance Business Efficiencies, Improve Customer Service.....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsApr 18th, 2017

Alcohol & Heart Health: New study untangles the effects – Fox News

When it comes to alcohol and heart health, the back and forth between findings can leave you feeling dizzy: One study concludes that drinking is good for your heart, but then another says it's best to say no. At least part of this back and forth comes from a central problem in many studies: The group of &'8220;nondrinkers&'8221; in any study is likely to include both people who have never consumed alcohol at all and people who used to drink but don't anymore. And since at least some of those &'8220;former drinkers&'8221; likely gave up drinking because it caused health problems for them, a broad look at &'8220;nondrinkers&'8221; conflates many variables that should really be considered separately. So, in an effort to clear up the confusion , researchers in the United Kingdom decided to take a more nuanced look at the effects of alcohol on heart health. Their new study, published Wednesday (March 22) in The BMJ found that moderate drinking was linked to a lower risk of some, but notably not all heart conditions, compared with abstaining from alcohol. The research was led by Steven Bell, an epidemiologist at the University of Cambridge in England. [ Heart of the Matter: 7 Things to Know About Your Ticker ] In addition to including an array of heart conditions, the researchers made a point to distinguish between people who had never been drinkers and those who used to drink, but no longer do so. In the study, the researchers analyzed electronic medical records of nearly 2 million people in the United Kingdom. When the study began, all of the participants were 30 years old or older, and none had previously experienced any heart problems. During the follow-up period, which lasted six years on average, the researchers looked at the records to see whether the participants had been diagnosed with any of 12 heart problems , including heart attack, heart failure and chest pain linked to heart disease. The researchers focused on the first heart problem that each person developed. The medical records also included information about how much alcohol the patients reported drinking, according to the study. Based on their drinking habits, the people in the study were each placed in one of five groups: nondrinkers, former drinkers, occasional drinkers, moderate drinkers and heavy drinkers. The researchers defined moderate drinking using the National Health Services (NHS) guidelines , which means drinking no more than 14 &'8220;units&'8221; of alcohol a week. One unit of alcohol is defined as 8 grams of pure alcohol, according to the NHS. In more palatable terms, a pint of beer that's around 5 percent alcohol is equal to 3 units of alcohol, and a standard glass of wine is equal to about 2 units. [ Here's How Much Alcohol Is OK to Drink in 19 Countries ] The researchers found that there were no heart conditions for which the never-drinkers had the lowest risk. This suggests that drinking is not necessarily bad for heart health. They also found that, compared with people who never drank, moderate drinkers were less likely to be diagnosed with several conditions, including chest pain, heart failure, stroke and peripheral artery disease. So, score a few points for the idea that drinking does lower the risk of some heart problems. For other conditions, there was no statistically significant differences between the groups, the study said. However, heavy drinkers were more likely to be diagnosed with conditions such as heart failure, cardiac arrest, peripheral artery disease and stroke compared with moderate drinkers , the study found. So, this supports the idea that heavy drinking is probably not good for your heart health. Interestingly, the researchers found that heavy drinkers were less likely to be diagnosed with a heart attack than moderate drinkers were. But the researchers noted that this finding does not mean that heavy drinkers are not at risk for having a heart attack; rather, it's just less likely for this to be the first heart problem these individuals have. So, really, this finding doesn't detract from the idea heavy drinking is probably not good for your heart health. On the other side of the coin, the former drinkers were more likely that current moderate drinkers to be diagnosed with certain heart conditions, the researchers found. These conditions included chest pain, heart attack, cardiac arrest and aortic aneurysm , according to the study. But this doesn't mean that quitting drinking is necessarily a bad thing. Rather, the finding that former drinkers had a higher risk for certain conditions than moderate drinkers fits into the &'8220;sick quitters&'8221; hypothesis, which suggests that some people stop drinking partly because it is harming their health, the researchers wrote. Altogether, the findings suggest that moderate drinking is associated with a lower risk of several heart conditions, the researchers wrote. However, the researchers said they do not recommend that nondrinkers start drinking in an attempt to lower their risk of heart conditions. There are other, arguably safer ways to improve heart health , such as exercising and quitting smoking, that don't come with the risks of alcohol, they wrote. The researchers noted that the study had limitations. For example, the information on drinking habits was not only self-reported by the people in study to health care workers, meaning it could be unreliable, but also sorted into the different categories based on the judgment of the researchers, meaning the grouping [&'].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsMar 28th, 2017

2 bedroom Condominium For Sale in Paranaque City for 3,330,900 – Web reference 112857531 – Property for sale Philippines : Property24

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Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated News50 min. ago

EPD launches Adopt a Precinct Project

THE Eastern Police District (EPD) aims to improve the poor conditions and “dilapidated” precints in the Eastern Metro Manila to make it presentable and comfortable to the public who will go the precints to seek help and assistance. This after the EPD launched yesterday their “Adopt a Precint Project” wherein….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated News2 hr. 37 min. ago

Immigration e-gates at NAIA such a good idea

Direct hit THREE days ago, the Bureau of Immigration (BI) launched the much-awaited Electronic Gate System (E-Gates), assigning a total of 11 such gates at the NAIA Terminals 1 and 3 in an effort to further improve the processing of international passengers and reduce the long queues of air travelers.….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated News2 hr. 37 min. ago

Moody s: Federalism, contentious policies worry investors

MANILA, Philippines – Moody's Investors Service kept its investment-grade rating for the Philippines, but warned against threats to the economy due to  political developments and a possible shift to federalism . Moody's maintained a stable outlook on its Baa2 rating on Philippine debt and expected the economy to improve. ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated News7 hr. 50 min. ago

Alert level Charlie raised in Batanes as Josie intensifies

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) raised alert level Charlie in Batanes as Tropical Depression Josie slightly intensified and accelerated early Saturday afternoon, July 21, and was headed towards the Ilocos Region. Minimum critical activities that local government units (LGUs) should enforce in affected ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated News7 hr. 50 min. ago

2 bedroom Condominium For Sale in Pasig City for 3,100,000 – Web reference 112855300 – Property for sale Philippines : Property24

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Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated News12 hr. 50 min. ago

8ID Marawi heroes welcomed back in Samar

The 8th Infantry (Stormtroopers) Division welcome the 63rd Infantry (Innovator) Battalion, one of the Philippine Army’s fightingest units during the Marawi Siege, at the Calbayog Airport on July 5......»»

Category: newsSource:  samarnewsRelated News15 hr. 37 min. ago

200 more modern jeeps rolled out

By Nelson S. Badilla “Eventually everyone will get tired of riding the dilapidated jeepneys that are hazards on the road. The Department of Transportation (DoTr) and the Land Transportation and Franchising Regulatory (LTFRB) yesterday rolled out more than 200 modern public utility jeepney (PUJ) units to operators yesterday in Manila. The awarding of units by […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated News17 hr. 3 min. ago

UST’s enrollment conformé—discipline or discrimination?

Visit us on Instagram To be You; Facebook: To be You; e-mail inq.tobeyou@gmail.com As the oldest university in Asia, the University of Santo Tomas (UST) sets rules upon its students "intended to improve their character and attitude, as well as inculcate good behavior and moral self-discipline." While most of these rules have been widely accepted and observed, there are clauses in a recently released code of conduct that have incurred the ire of its students. Trouble started with the online circulation of an enrollment conform, which bans, among other things, "cross-dressing or wearing clothes of the opposite sex," "unconventional hair colors (male students are not allowed to...Keep on reading: UST’s enrollment conformé—discipline or discrimination?.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News19 hr. 3 min. ago

Criminal gang leader, accomplice arrested in Caloocan buy-bust

THE leader of a criminal gang operating in parts Metro Manila and Bulacan and his accomplice were arrested on Friday morning in a buy-bust operation in Caloocan City. Units of the Regional Drug Enforcement Unit-National Capital Region Police Office (RDEU-NCRPO), Station Drug Enforcement Unit of Caloocan City Police Station, and Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA)-NCR [...] The post Criminal gang leader, accomplice arrested in Caloocan buy-bust appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsJul 20th, 2018

NCAA: Letran scores one over San Sebastian

Letran fended off San Sebastian, 83-76, to get in the win column in the NCAA Season 94 men's basketball tournament Friday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan. The Knights wereholding on to a 61-54 leadmidway through the payoff period before a 14-3 blitzstretched their lead to 16 and put the game beyond reach. "The boys have settled down already and we addressed our previous mistakes. Our leaders really stepped up and they were able to bring up the team," said Knights head coach Jeff Napa as they improve to a 1-1 record. Letran went 27-for-59 from the field while San Sebastian shot a measly 29-for-81 as they fell to a 1-2 card. John Quinto led the Knights with 17 points ...Keep on reading: NCAA: Letran scores one over San Sebastian.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 20th, 2018