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Cash transfer terms for Marawi shelved

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has suspended until December 2018 conditionalities for the government’s Conditional Cash Transfer program for the poor for CCT households affected by the Marawi siege. Officer-in-Charge Emmanuel Leyco of the DSWD on Friday noted that the suspension, initially only until March 2018, has been extended to complement the [...] The post Cash transfer terms for Marawi shelved appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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Enabling e-commerce: Reducing friction and improving the customer experience

Twenty-five percent. That’s what the Trade department expects e-commerce to contribute to the economy by 2020. Domestic e-commerce revenues have grown more than 50 percent since 2015, buoyed by widespread cellular penetration and rapid adoption by small and medium enterprises. SMEs, which account for over 99% of all businesses in the Philippines, are gravitating towards [...] The post Enabling e-commerce: Reducing friction and improving the customer experience appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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BoP to hit $1.4-B deficit in 2017 – BSP

The country will likely post a substantially higher balance of payments (BoP) deficit this year, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas announced on Friday. Projections of a greater net outflow in the financial account could lead to an overall BoP deficit of $1.4 billion, officials said in a briefing, much higher than the previous forecast of [...] The post BoP to hit $1.4-B deficit in 2017 – BSP appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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PH upgrade to boost global bond offering

The Philippines’ upgraded investment rating bodes well for a planned global bond offering, Treasury and Finance officials said. Fitch’s move to raise the country further into investment-grade territory, they claimed, was an endorsement of the Duterte administration’s economic strategy, which is anchored on a comprehensive tax reform plan and a massive infrastructure modernization program. “We [...] The post PH upgrade to boost global bond offering appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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World Bank hikes PH growth forecast

The World Bank has updated its Philippine growth forecast for 2017, taking into account a stronger-than-expected third quarter expansion. The Washington-based lender now expects gross domestic product growth of 6.7 percent, up from 6.6 percent previously. The updated forecast, which falls within the government’s 6.5-7.5 percent target, is lower than last year’s actual 6.9-percent growth. [...] The post World Bank hikes PH growth forecast appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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Over 170,000 Pinoys affected by Uber breach

The massive data breach that hit ride-hailing company Uber last year affected about 171,000 Filipino drivers and passengers, the National Privacy Commission (NPC) said on Friday. In a statement, NPC Commissioner Raymund Enriquz Liboro said Uber confirmed the news to his agency last Thursday. “Uber made public additional information earlier made available to us on [...] The post Over 170,000 Pinoys affected by Uber breach appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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OFW remittances post Oct rebound

Money sent home by overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) bounced back in October, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) reported on Friday, boosting the year-to-date tally past the $25-billion mark. Personal remittances rose to $2.55 billion from $2.32 billion a year ago, up 9.7 percent and recovering from September’s five-month low of $2.44 billion. Year to [...] The post OFW remittances post Oct rebound appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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SKudarat police foil bombing try

SHARIFF AGUAK, Maguindanao: The Philippine National Police (PNP) in Isulan, Sultan Kudarat province has foiled a bombing attempt with the killing of a suspected bomber and at the same time a drug trafficker along the national highway of Sultan Kudarat. Senior Supt. Raul Supiter, Sultan Kudarat PNP director, said police operatives on Tuesday were to [...] The post SKudarat police foil bombing try appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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One-year suspension for mayor, vice mayor

ASINGAN, Pangasinan: The municipal mayor and vice mayor here were both suspended for one year without pay by the Office of the Ombudsman for violating three administrative offenses when they placed their names and pictures in an ambulance acquired by the municipal government. In a decision, a copy of which was obtained by The Manila [...] The post One-year suspension for mayor, vice mayor appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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4 more Calabarzon mayors stripped of police powers

The National Police Commission (Napolcom) has released a new list of local chief executives in Calabarzon who will be stripped of their powers over the local police. Calabarzon is composed of Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal and Quezon. Ronald Banzuela, acting provincial officer of Napolcom Batangas, said Resolution 2017-611 containing the list was approved on November [...] The post 4 more Calabarzon mayors stripped of police powers appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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Consumers urged to shun toxic Christmas gift items

A chemical safety watch group has reminded consumers to be on the lookout for potentially dangerous gift products as it released the list of non-toy gift items laden with hidden toxins such as cadmium and lead. Thony Dizon, Chemical Safety campaigner of EcoWaste Coalition, said the items are inadequately labeled, providing not even a clue [...] The post Consumers urged to shun toxic Christmas gift items appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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Batangas pursues big infrastructure projects

Batangas Gov. Hermilando Mandanas has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with a real estate Chinese firm for the development of an airport, a seaport and railways in the province. In a recent trip to Hong Kong, Mandanas signed the MoU with Teamrise Group Co. Ltd. for six major projects geared toward the promotion of [...] The post Batangas pursues big infrastructure projects appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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A person can’t donate more than he can by will

Dear PAO, I am an only son. My mother died when I was 18 years old. After her death, my father donated all his pieces of property to his brothers and sisters, including his best friend. Apparently, when my father died, the donations he made had practically left me deprived of any inheritance. According to [...] The post A person can’t donate more than he can by will appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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PDEA to deploy 110 fresh graduates to seaports

The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) will deploy 110 of its fresh graduates to monitor 13 major seaports and 1,200 seaports nationwide, the agency reported in a statement on Thursday. Meanwhile, 16 of its fresh graduates will be assigned to PDEA’s financial investigation unit to train them to follow “drug money trail” and investigate possible [...] The post PDEA to deploy 110 fresh graduates to seaports appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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US govt gives 1 million books to public schools

THE United States government has donated a total of 1.1 million library books to the country’s public schools to boost reading skills and promote learning. The donation is part of the US government’s continuing early grade reading assistance through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). “The US government continues to support the Department [...] The post US govt gives 1 million books to public schools appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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11 dioceses nationwide vacant – CBCP

The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) has revealed that 11 dioceses in the country are vacant. The dioceses of Iba (Zambales) and Mati (Davao Oriental) were left vacant after Bishop Florentino Lavarias of Iba was appointed as archbishop of San Fernando (Pampanga) in 2014 and Bishop Patricio Alo of Mati retired, also in [...] The post 11 dioceses nationwide vacant – CBCP appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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1,300 passengers, 200 vehicles stranded in NSamar

Catarman, Northern Samar: The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) based in Allen, Northern Samar, has reported that 1,292 passengers and a total of 204 vehicles (19 buses, 167 cargo trucks and 18 light cars) in three ports here were stranded as the entire Samar Island was placed under storm Signal No.1. The PCG prevented the vehicles [...] The post 1,300 passengers, 200 vehicles stranded in NSamar appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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‘Urduja’ : More areas under storm signal

Over 15 areas have been placed under storm Signal No.1 as tropical depression Urduja (international code name: Kaitak) slightly intensified on Thursday, according to the state-run weather bureau. The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) on Thursday morning said these areas in Luzon are Catanduanes, Camarines Sur, Albay, Sorsogon, Masbate and Romblon. Affected [...] The post ‘Urduja’ : More areas under storm signal appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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Today’s Front Page December 15, 2017

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Vitarich to conduct 2nd debt-equity swap

AGRIBUSINESS firm Vitarich Corp. will conduct another debt-to-equity program to wipe out its existing P400-million debt. In a news conference on Tuesday, Vitarich Corp. President and Chief Executive Officer Ricardo Manuel Sarmiento said they had already filed the plan before the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), with approval expected within the next six months. “This [...] The post Vitarich to conduct 2nd debt-equity swap appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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