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Five Mabilog aides could lose jobs

FIVE of the 16 executive assistants of former Iloilo City Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog may soon find themselves jobless. This, as Iloilo City Mayor Jose Espinosa III said will not reappoint five executive assistants of his predecessor. “There will be five or six nga indi na naton pag-re-appoint as executive assistants,” said Espinosa. But he […] The post Five Mabilog aides could lose jobs appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

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LTFRB, DOLE to provide work opportunities for Angkas drivers

With Angkas shuttering its operations in Metro Manila effective this Saturday, November 18, the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has teamed up with the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) to provide livelihood opportunities for drivers who might find themselves without a job. LTFRB board member Aileen Lizada said that next month they would hold a dialogue with the drivers of the app-based transport service as well as habal-habal drivers to discuss transport issues with them. A job fair will also be hosted by the agency, in partnership with DOLE. Among the jobs to be offered are those in the delivery service, such as food and courier. Earlier thi...Keep on reading: LTFRB, DOLE to provide work opportunities for Angkas drivers.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: 22 hr. 30 min. ago Related News

Manufacturing surges, boosting GDP contributions by 22.4% in Q3 2017 – Lopez

  MAKATI –– “The Philippine economy smashed expectations to post a 6.9% growth as a robust manufacturing industry expanded by 9.4% and increased its share to GDP by 22.4% in the third quarter of 2017,” Secretary Ramon M. Lopez of the Department of Trade Industry stated. “This economic feat is creating meaningful and well-paying jobs […].....»»

Source: Boholnewsdaily BoholnewsdailyCategory: NewsNov 17th, 2017Related News

IN PHOTOS: Kean Cipriano, Chynna Ortaleza s gothic wedding

MANILA, Philippines — All eyes might be on Kapamilya stars Anne Curtis and Erwan Heussaff for trying the knot in New Zealand......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: MoviesNov 17th, 2017Related News

Anne Curtis wore boots: Inside the Heussaffs’ stylish and scenic wedding

  It was an unexpected choice, but showbiz sweetheart Anne Curtis and businessman Erwan Heussaff couldn't have chosen a more picture-perfect locale for their hush-hush wedding last weekend. Curtis, whose dad is Australian, and Heussaff, who's half-French, picked a late-spring wedding in the picturesque resort town of Queensland in New Zealand's South Island. The couple, who dated for seven years, announced their engagement late last year. The outdoor wedding was held on Sunday in an orchard, with breathtaking views of the emerald waters of Lake Wakatipu and the alpine terrain beyond, still snowcapped at this time of year. (Queensland is known for outdoor adventures.) ...Keep on reading: Anne Curtis wore boots: Inside the Heussaffs’ stylish and scenic wedding.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Nov 17th, 2017Related News

LOOK: Anne Curtis wears ‘something old’ on her wedding day

Anne Curtis followed the wedding tradition to wear something old when she married her longtime beau Erwan Heussaff in New Zealand. On Instagram, the new Mrs. Heussaff shared that she wore her father's antique moonshine ring, which he gave her as a 30th birthday present. She had it restored just in time for the nuptials to match her wedding gown, made by renowned fashion designer Monique Lhuillier. "Something old. For my 30th birthday, my Father gave me his antique moonstone ring which he owned in his youth. I had it restored so I could wear it on my special day," Curtis captioned. Something old For my 30th birthday, my Father gave me his antique moonstone ring which he...Keep on reading: LOOK: Anne Curtis wears ‘something old’ on her wedding day.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Nov 16th, 2017Related News

Philippines, New Zealand Forge Ties on Education

President Rodrigo Duterte and New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Tuesday, November 14, witnessed the signing of a Memorandum of Cooperation that would strengthen Philippines – New Zealand ties in the field of education.... The post Philippines, New Zealand Forge Ties on Education appeared first on MetroCebu News......»»

Source: Metrocebu MetrocebuCategory: NewsNov 16th, 2017Related News

Peru beats New Zealand and is last to qualify for World Cup

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Peru beat New Zealand 2-0 on Wednesday night to win a two-leg playoff and earn the 32nd and last spot in the 22-team World Cup field in Russia. Peru won at home after tying 0-0 on Saturday in New Zealand. It last reached the World Cup in 1982. Jefferson Farfan opened the scoring Wednesday in the 27th minute from the edge of the box. Defender Christian Ramos made it 2-0 in the 64th minute after a mistake from New Zealand's defense. Peruvian players dedicated the win to striker Paolo Guerrero, who was suspended on doping suspicions. New Zealand failed in a bid to reach its third World Cup......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsNov 16th, 2017Related News

Russia is lowest-ranked team in draw for its home World Cup

ZURICH (AP) — Russia will be the lowest-ranked team in the draw for the World Cup it is hosting after Peru sealed the last qualifying spot. FIFA uses its October rankings for the Dec. 1 draw in Moscow, which means No. 65 Russia is two places below Saudi Arabia, which will be lowest-ranked nation in the pot of fourth-seeded teams. Despite the rankings, Russia will be the top seed in Group A — the status FIFA gives all World Cup host nations. The No. 10-ranked Peru clinched the last place in the 32-team tournament when it beat No. 122 New Zealand in an intercontinental playoff late Wednesday in Lima. Peru's win pushed No. 38 Serbia down into the fourth-seeded pot as a dangerous outlier. Serbia is likely to be drawn in a tough group with Brazil or Argentina, the only top-seeded teams from outside Europe. FIFA limits each of the four-team groups to a maximum of two European teams. No two teams from any other continental confederation can be drawn together Potentially tough draws could group Brazil, Spain, Egypt and Serbia, and Germany with England, Costa Rica and Nigeria. FIFA has changed how it allocates teams in the draw and now uses rankings alone for all four pots. At previous World Cups, only pot 1 was for seeded teams, and the other three pots were decided by a geographical spread. Russia will play the tournament opener on June 14. The 2018 World Cup final will be held on July 15. Both showpiece games are at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow. ___ World Cup draw seedings (FIFA ranking in October): Pot 1: Russia (65), Germany (1), Brazil (2), Portugal (3), Argentina (4), Belgium (5), Poland (6), France (7). Pot 2: Spain (8), Peru (10), Switzerland (11), England (12), Colombia (13), Mexico (16), Uruguay (17), Croatia (18). Pot 3: Denmark (19), Iceland (21), Costa Rica (22), Sweden (25), Tunisia (28), Egypt (30), Senegal (32), Iran (34). Pot 4: Serbia (38), Nigeria (41), Australia (43), Japan (44), Morocco (48), Panama (49), South Korea (62), Saudi Arabia (63)......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsNov 16th, 2017Related News

PH-New Zealand energy deal.

PH-New Zealand energy deal......»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: FinanceNov 15th, 2017Related News

Give displaced Rohingya jobs to prevent human trafficking, companies told

 Businesses could cut the risk of human trafficking and exploitation of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya in Bangladesh who have fled violence in Myanmar by giving them decent job opportunities, experts said on Wednesday. Source link link: Give displaced Rohingya jobs to prevent human trafficking, companies told.....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: Nov 15th, 2017Related News

Philippines, New Zealand pact strengthens education cooperation

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines and New Zealand have signed an agreement that is expected to enhance the Filipinos’ access to quality education in Well.....»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsNov 15th, 2017Related News

Jedinak stars as Australia qualifies for 2018 World Cup

JOHN PYE, AP Sports Writer SYDNEY (AP) — Mile Jedinak didn't miss when it counted, propelling Australia into next year's World Cup with three goals in Wednesday's 3-1 intercontinental playoff victory over Honduras. The Australia captain was in doubt for the series with a groin injury that had forced him to miss end of the Asian qualifying campaign, when his team narrowly missed out on direct entry to the tournament in Russia. But Jedinak played a full game in the 0-0 draw in San Pedro Sula last Friday and, aided by the state-of-the-art rehabilitation program on Australia's charter flight home, took the free kick that broke the scoring drought in the 54th minute at Sydney's Olympic stadium. His free kick curled to the left of the wall and deflected sharply in off defender Henry Figueroa, bringing the parochial 77,060-strong crowd at Sydney's Olympic stadium to life. He converted from the spot in the 72nd after referee Nestor Pitana penalized Bryan Acosta for a hand ball and again calmly slotted home another penalty after Robbie Kruse was dragged down in the area in the 85th to ensure Australia qualified for its fourth consecutive World Cup. "I'll take them all," Jedinak said. "It wouldn't have mattered who scored. I'm happy to chip in." Honduras scored a consolation goal deep in injury time in a scramble in front of goal with Alberth Elis and Maynor Figueroa both swiping at the ball from close range. The result meant Asia got a full quota of five teams into the World Cup in Russia, with 31 of the 32 places decided. Peru was hosting New Zealand for the last spot later Wednesday. Under-fire coach Ange Postecoglou said he was delighted for his team, and declined to comment on his future with the Socceroos amid speculation that he may not stay on for the World Cup. "They got what they deserved — it wasn't by luck or by chance," Postecoglou said. "They believed in something that we started, and right to the end they displayed the kind of resilience and belief that has made me proud all the way along. They did it their way, and got great rewards for it." While the Australians invested heavily in the charter flight to get home Sunday after the first leg, the Honduras squad took a commercial flight and arrived a day later. But with veteran skipper Maynor Figueroa returning, and with Elis adding pace on the flank, Honduras lifted its tempo in the first half and frustrated the Australian attack. Honduras coach Jorge Luis Pinto said the Australians clearly worked to neutralize Elis out wide, and the momentum shift was too great after the opening goal. "Australia were very strong and aggressive and put pressure on us. In the first half the game was more balanced — in the second half, the (first) goal took a toll," Pinto said. "The second goal, there was contact with the player's hand, but it wasn't intentional." Honduras earned a playoff spot with a 3-2 win over Mexico on a hectic last day of qualifying in North and Central America and the Caribbean, securing fourth spot and ensuring the U.S. missed out. Australia advanced after beating Syria for fifth place in Asian qualifying, with veteran Tim Cahill scoring twice in Sydney, and setting up the intercontinental playoff. Cahill was involved when Australia edged Uruguay on penalties in a playoff in 2005 to qualify for the following year's World Cup in Germany. He was also there when the Australians qualified directly from Asia for 2010 and 2014. There is a good chance he'll be in Russia, too, even after he has turned 38. The final word went to the jubilant Jedinak, a veteran midfielder who plays for Aston Villa in England. "We got the job done and that's all that matters — it's going to be a big 2018," he said......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsNov 15th, 2017Related News

France to host 2023 Rugby World Cup, stunning South Africa

ROB HARRIS, AP Sports Writer LONDON (AP) — France will host the Rugby World Cup in 2023, a year before the Olympic Games in Paris, after surprisingly beating South Africa and Ireland in a vote on Wednesday. The World Rugby Council disregarded the recommendation of an evaluation report to hand the tenth edition of its showpiece tournament to South Africa. A secret vote by member nations instead saw France, which hosted the 2007 World Cup, beat South Africa 24-15 in a second round. "If you look there wasn't a great deal between France and South Africa in the evaluation report," World Rugby president Bill Beaumont said. "It was very close." It means France will host four prestigious sporting events within six years, with golf's Ryder Cup in Paris next year and soccer's Women's World Cup across France in 2019. The French sports ministry said the decision to award it the Rugby World Cup so close to the Olympics and Paralympics in Paris in 2024 "demonstrates the excellence of the French know-how in organizing major sporting events." The Rugby World Cup final is set to be played at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, just outside Paris. Eight other cities that will host matches: Bordeaux, Lille, Lyon, Marseille, Nantes, Nice, Saint-Etienne and Toulouse. South Africa, which staged the Rugby World Cup in 1995, has now failed with four successive bids to land the tournament again. Fans gathered in the capital Pretoria expecting to celebrate victory in the vote. Instead, some of the crowd, dressed in the colors of the South African flag, was in tears as they watched the announcement from England. "Why has it gone against the recommendation when most of the unions said they would vote with the recommendation?" Joel Stransky, who kicked the dropped goal that won the 1995 final for South Africa against New Zealand, said on SuperSport television. "What is the point of having an independent auditor if you're not even going to take heed of their recommendation?" ___ AP Sports Writers Samuel Petrequin in Paris and Gerald Imray in Cape Town contributed to this report......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsNov 15th, 2017Related News

New Zealand, UN-FAO, PH renew partnership for peace and development in Mindanao

MANILA – Rt Hon Winston Peters, Deputy Prime Minister of New Zealand and Minister of Foreign Affairs announced that New Zealand has earmarked US$2.5 million to support agricultural development and food security in Mindanao. The New Zealand assistance will fund a project that aims to reach at least 3,000 farming families in Maguindanao and Cotabato provinces......»»

Source: Kagay_an Kagay_anCategory: NewsNov 15th, 2017Related News

Technology is taking over jobs — study

Forget robots. The real transformation taking place in nearly every workplace is the invasion of digital tools......»»

Source: Interaksyon InteraksyonCategory: TopNov 15th, 2017Related News

Philippines, New Zealand ink deal to improve tertiary education

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines and New Zealand inked a memorandum of cooperation that aims to improve the quality of education in the country. Source link link: Philippines, New Zealand ink deal to improve tertiary education.....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: Nov 15th, 2017Related News

New Zealand’s Ardern talks to Duterte about peaceful governance 

NEW Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern strongly advocated her country’s peaceful policies in a meeting with President Rodrigo Duterte late Tuesday night. Ardern made the pitch after Duterte praised Ardern’s governance of her country and mused over Auckland’s lack of nuclear bases and armed policemen. “There are 50,000 or more Filipinos, which you are hosting, [...] The post New Zealand’s Ardern talks to Duterte about peaceful governance  appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Source: Manilatimes ManilatimesCategory: Nov 15th, 2017Related News

7 times you became Yael Yuzon at 'theWanforAnne wedding

MANILA, Philippines – When it comes to celebrity weddings, Anne Curtis and Erwan Heussaff’s New Zealand wedding is right up there among the most memorable, not only for the genuine love and happiness jumping out of the photos, or the entire events picture-perfection – but also for the heavily instagrammed after-party.  The post-wedding festivities ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsNov 14th, 2017Related News

New Zealand s Ardern talks to Duterte about values of peace

MANILA, Philippines – New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, the youngest country leader who attended the ASEAN Summit, met septuagenarian President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday, November 14. The 37-year-old Ardern, New Zealand’s youngest chief executive since it became self-governing in 1856, had a bilateral ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsNov 14th, 2017Related News