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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

City Hall commits P1-M boat ramp for Coast Guard

By: Emme Rose Santiagudo THE Iloilo City government will fund the construction a ramp or slipway of the Philippine Coast Guard-District Western Visayas (CGDWV) base at Bo. Obrero, Lapuz district to improve disaster response operations at sea. Mayor Jose Espinosa III said that the project would shorten the response time of the disaster units in the […] The post City Hall commits P1-M boat ramp for Coast Guard appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsNov 23rd, 2018

Mindanao LGUs urged to adopt e-governance to improve efficiency

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/ 23 Oct) – Local government units in Mindanao must embrace e-governance to increase their efficiency, Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) chair Abul Khayr Alonto said. In his speech during the Livelihood Exchange 2018 and Innovation Summit at the Marco Polo Hotel Davao Monday, Alonto said the government has been banking on e-governance initiatives […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsOct 23rd, 2018

Platform launced to improve LGUs’ integrity

THE Local Government Integrity Circles (LoGIC) Network has formally launched a platform that is meant to promote a culture of integrity among local government units that includes the reduction of red tape......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsOct 19th, 2018

PNB merges thrift bank

Tobacco and airline magnate Lucio Tan is consolidating its banking units through the merger of Philippine National Bank (PNB) and PNB Savings Bank to further strengthen the group’s consumer lending business......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 28th, 2018

Max’s merges two units

Max’s Group, Inc. (MGI) is merging two of its subsidiaries in line with its goal to maximize operational synergies across its businesses. In a disclosure to the stock exchange on Wednesday, August 1, MGI said the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has approved the merger of its wholly-owned units, The Real American Doughnut Company, Inc […].....»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsAug 1st, 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

Walang Pasok: Class suspensions for January 21

A number of local government units called off classes on Monday, January 21, as their areas brace for Tropical Depression Amang......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated News13 hr. 45 min. ago

Salaries of Bicol rural nurses unpaid the past two months

LEGAZPI CITY, Philippines – Public health nurses assigned to far-flung villages and rural health units across the Bicol region have yet to receive their salary following the delayed release of funds from the Department of Budget and Management (DBM). Jimbo Guerrero, an official of Department of Health (DOH)-Bicol, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 19th, 2019

Govt still committed to green financing

THE government remains committed to improve green financing in the Philippines. “Climate change is the most pressing problem of our time. The challenges posed by climate change demand all hands…READ The post Govt still committed to green financing appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJan 19th, 2019

DBM launches financial management system

The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) recently launched a financial management platform which is expected to improve transparency, accountability and efficiency among government agencies......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 19th, 2019

Pay hike for LGU, GOCC workers gets DBM nod

Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno is allowing local government units (LGUs) and government corporations to start paying this year’s fourth and last annual salary increase for state workers......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 18th, 2019

PBA: Kevin Alas sees improvement in NLEX return

Returning NLEX Road Warriors guard Kevin Alas sees that his team and even himself still need fine tuning as the action in the 2019 PBA Philippine Cup continues to unravel. Alas, who is playing in his first game since tearing his anterior cruciate ligament last March, came off the bench and contributed 12 points and 4 assists in 29 minutes of playing time. However, his side was not able to carve out a win against the gritty Rain or Shine Elasto Painters side, falling 96-87 at the Cuneta Astrodome Friday evening. “It felt good pero syempre I wanted the win sana kasi we've been doing well sa offseason. They were the better team, personally. But sa akin personally it felt good kasi 8-10 months ako nawala,” said Alas. The team also paraded new big man Poy Erram, who added 10 markers and 5 rebounds to the team. Though it may it may not be impressive numbers in Erram's debut for his new squad, the former Ateneo big man sees opportunity, as he stressed improvement of chemistry with one another. Alas also shared that he was almost sleepless in anticipation of his return, as it was comparable his feelings before his own pro debut some few years back. With his return to the squad, Alas knows he still has a lot to improve upon as he will only get better in time. “I felt comfortable naman kanina. Pero siguro yung hangin ko kulang pa kasi iba yung hangin na nakukuha mo sa practice iba eh so kanina I felt kulang na kulang pa yung hangin ko,” he shared.   Follow this writer on Twitter, @philipptionary. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 18th, 2019