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Fewer jobless Pinoys noted in September

There were fewer Filipinos without jobs in September just but optimism over the availability of jobs in the next 12 months dropped, the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey showed.   The Sept. 23-27 survey found joblessness at 18.9 percent, or an estimated 8.7 million Filipino adults who were without jobs, from June's 22.2 percent or equivalent to 10.5 million adults.   However, the adult labor force participation rate declined in the third quarter to 73.1 (an estimated 46.1 million adults) from 74.7 percent (47.1 million adults) in June.   The latest joblessness rate is lowest since the recorded 18.4 percent in September 2016.   The nat...Keep on reading: Fewer jobless Pinoys noted in September.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: 5 hr. 35 min. ago Related News

More Pinoys bullish on economy

More Filipinos are upbeat about the economy and expect the quality of their lives to improve over the next 12 months, according to a recent Social Weather Stations survey.   The survey of 1,500 adults held from Sept. 23 to 27 showed 43 percent of respondents expected the economy to perform better next year, while 12 percent said it would get worse, resulting in an "excellent" net economic optimism score (optimistic minus pessimistic) of plus 30.   The latest figure is three points above the "excellent" plus 27 (39 percent optimistic minus 12 percent pessimistic) seen in June. ---MARIELLE MEDINA...Keep on reading: More Pinoys bullish on economy.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Dec 15th, 2017Related News

George Clooney gifted friends $1M each, says businessman Rande Gerber

It literally pays to be George Clooney's friend. On MSNBC's "Headliners," businessman and model Rande Gerber shared a tale about a special surprise cash gift he got from the actor in 2013. Clooney, a humanitarian, gathered his best friends called "The Boys" for dinner at his house on Sept. 27 that year. "'It was really important to me that while we're still all here together, that I give back,'" Gerber quoted Clooney as saying. When they arrived at his place, the 14 men were shocked to find suitcases at their places on the dinner table. Clooney explained that it was his way of giving back. "'Listen, I want you guys to know how much you've meant to me and how much you mean to...Keep on reading: George Clooney gifted friends $1M each, says businessman Rande Gerber.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Dec 14th, 2017Related News

TESDA eyes participation in Worldskills ASEAN Competition 2018

THE TECHNICAL Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) is planning to bring Filipino participants to the Worldskills ASEAN Competition 2018, schedule Aug. 31-Sept.2 in Bangkok, Thailand. Rolando V. dela Torre, TESDA Davao provincial director and co-vice chair of the national technical committee the Philippines, said in a media forum in Davao City that the country […] The post TESDA eyes participation in Worldskills ASEAN Competition 2018 appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: NewsDec 13th, 2017Related News

Why Sundays and Fridays will be particularly important travel days in 2018

Here's a general rule of thumb for booking air travel in 2018: to score the best international economy fares, clear out your Sunday, and book your departure flight for Friday. And whatever you do, avoid making any kind of reservations on Friday. That's the latest advice from a major report released jointly by Expedia and the Airlines Reporting Corporation (ARC), which combed through flight data spanning Sept. 1, 2016 to Aug. 31, 2017 to identify patterns on the best times to book air travel, and best times to fly next year. With a few exceptions, the numbers show that Sunday is the best day of the week to sit down at your laptop or scroll through your smartphone to find the bes...Keep on reading: Why Sundays and Fridays will be particularly important travel days in 2018.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Dec 13th, 2017Related News

118,335 overseas voters register

More than 118,000 Filipinos based abroad have been registered by the Commission on Elections (Comelec) as overseas absentee voters in the last 10 months. Commissioner Arthur Lim said the poll body's regional election registration boards (RERB) had approved the applications for registration of 118,335 overseas Filipino voters as of Sept. 30. "We have 118,335 registered overseas voters. Additional applications for registration [are] being readied for the next round of RERB hearings," said Lim, who heads the Office for Overseas Voting. The Comelec resumed its overseas voters' registration for the May 2019 midterm polls on Dec. 1, 2016. It will end on Sept. 30, 2018. So far, the ...Keep on reading: 118,335 overseas voters register.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Dec 11th, 2017Related News

Steelers lock up AFC North with 39-38 win over Ravens

By Will Graves, Associated Press PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers won one for injured star Ryan Shazier — and wrapped up the AFC North in the process. Chris Boswell made a 46-yard field goal with 42 seconds left and Pittsburgh’s defense overcame a sloppy night to stop one Baltimore’s last-gasp drive in the Steelers’ 39-38 victory Sunday night. The Steelers (11-2) trailed by 11 points going into the fourth quarter but capped an emotionally trying week following Shazier’s spinal injury to rally for their eighth straight victory and third division title in four years. Ben Roethlisberger threw for 506 yards and two touchdowns, becoming the first quarterback in NFL history to top 500 yards passing three times. Antonio Brown caught 11 passes for 213 yards, including two long gains in the fourth quarter that allowed the Steelers to recover after blowing an early 14-point lead. Le’Veon Bell had 125 yards of total offense and scored three touchdowns. Baltimore’s Joe Flacco threw for 269 yards passing with two touchdowns and one interception but was strip-sacked by rookie linebacker T.J. Watt on the Ravens’ final snap. Alex Collins ran for 120 yards and a touchdown for the Ravens (7-6). Javorius Allen scored two touchdowns of his own and Baltimore appeared to have things well in hand after Allen’s second touchdown run gave the Ravens a 38-29 lead with 6:44 to go. Then Roethlisberger and Brown went back to work. A 57-yard connection set up an 11-yard sprint by Bell with 3:29 to go. The Steelers forced the Ravens into a three-and-out and Roethlisberger calmly led Pittsburgh within field goal range, including a 34-yard lob down the sideline to Brown that set up Boswell’s winner. The Ravens had one last shot, but Watt chased down Flacco as Flacco scrambled to buy time. The ball rolled out of bounds and the clock expired before the Ravens could get off another play. Shazier, who remains in a Pittsburgh hospital recovering from a spinal injury suffered last week against Cincinnati, told his teammates to finish the work he helped start, and the Steelers raced to a quick 14-0 lead behind Bell. He lined up in the slot and worked free for a 20-yard touchdown reception on Pittsburgh’s first drive then bulled over from a yard out early in the second quarter to give the Steelers some breathing room. Then the adrenaline faded and the reality of replacing Shazier set in. The Ravens recovered from a slow start to get back in it, with Flacco finding Moore for a 30-yard score and Collins bouncing off a handful of defenders on his way to an 18-yard touchdown that helped Baltimore get to 20-14 at the break. HONORING SHAZIER The Steelers spent the week trying to deal with the emotional toll taken by Shazier’s injury while also trying to focus on the task at hand. Still, he remained very much a part of Pittsburgh’s division-clinching win. Linebacker James Harrison took to the field shirtless during warmups even as temperatures hovered in the low-30s, a nod to one of Shazier’s pregame rituals. Several players wore NFL-approved tributes to Shazier on their cleats. Defensive captain Cam Heyward carried Shazier’s No. 50 jersey out onto the field during introductions and when Roosevelt Nix drilled Moore on the opening kickoff, Nix lifted his jersey to show a black T-shirt with Shazier’s number on it inside a gold circle. UP NEXT Ravens: Visit winless Cleveland next Sunday. Baltimore beat the Browns 24-10 on Sept. 17. Steelers: Will try to beat Tom Brady and New England for the first time since 2011 next Sunday......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsDec 11th, 2017Related News

JG Summit’s P70-B paper wealth in Robinsons Land

Emeterio Sd. Perez ROBINSONS Land Corp. (RLC) is the property subsidiary of the group of companies owned by businessman John Gokongwei Jr. and his family. A public ownership report (POR) as of Sept. 30, 2017 listed JG Summit Holdings Inc. (JGS) as owner of 2,496,114,787 (2.496 billion) RLC common shares, equivalent to 60.973 percent of… link: JG Summit’s P70-B paper wealth in Robinsons Land.....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: Dec 5th, 2017Related News

JG Summit’s P70-B paper wealth in Robinsons Land

ROBINSONS Land Corp. (RLC) is the property subsidiary of the group of companies owned by businessman John Gokongwei Jr. and his family. A public ownership report (POR) as of Sept. 30, 2017 listed JG Summit Holdings Inc. (JGS) as owner of 2,496,114,787 (2.496 billion) RLC common shares, equivalent to 60.973 percent of 4,093,830,685 (4.094 billion) [...] The post JG Summit’s P70-B paper wealth in Robinsons Land appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Source: Manilatimes_net Manilatimes_netCategory: NewsDec 5th, 2017Related News

More Filipinos consider themselves poor in 3rd quarter of 2017

More Filipinos considered themselves poor in the third quarter of 2017, while the percentage of those who considered themselves poor in terms of food remained unchanged, according to a Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey conducted from Sept. 23 to 27. About 10.9 million or 47 percent of Filipino families considered themselves poor -- up from 10.1 million families, or 44 percent, in June. For nine consecutive quarters -- from the fourth quarter of 2014 to the fourth quarter of 2016 -- the percentage of self-rated poverty had been either steady or declining. However, it increased sharply to 50 percent in March 2017. According to the SWS survey, an estimated 7.4 million famili...Keep on reading: More Filipinos consider themselves poor in 3rd quarter of 2017.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Dec 2nd, 2017Related News

Over P500M remitted by privatization office as of end-Sept

The Finance department’s Privatization and Management Office (PMO) has generated over P500 million from property sales, cash dividends and other forms of revenue raised from assets owned by the government. In a report to Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez 3rd, acting chief privatization officer Gerard Chan said a total of P554.44 million had been remitted to [...] The post Over P500M remitted by privatization office as of end-Sept appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Source: Manilatimes ManilatimesCategory: Nov 28th, 2017Related News

Bale set to return to Madrid s squad after injury layoff

By Tales Azzoni, Associated Press MADRID (AP) — Gareth Bale is expected to make his return to Real Madrid's lineup in a Copa del Rey match this week after being sidelined for more than two months because of injuries. Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane said Monday that the Wales forward has recovered from a left leg muscle injury and will play at least part of Tuesday's match against Fuenlabrada at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium. Madrid won the first leg 2-0 against the third-division club. Bale hasn't played since Madrid's 3-1 win at Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League on Sept. 26. Plagued by injuries this season, his latest ailment came in practice while trying to recover from another muscle injury. "He will be with us tomorrow and will play," Zidane said. "But I still don't know for how long he will play. We will see how the match goes." The coach did not say whether the 28-year-old Bale will start or come off the bench. Bale has played only nine matches with Madrid this season, scoring three goals. He missed the final World Cup qualifiers with Wales, which was eventually left out of next year's tournament in Russia. Zidane said he is looking forward to seeing Bale, Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema playing together again, although that is not likely to happen on Tuesday. "We will take a look at some of the players from the youth team," Zidane said. "It's important to do that." Ronaldo and many other regular starters were left out of the first leg last month. Zidane said goalkeeper Keylor Navas is fully fit again and will be available for Tuesday's match, as will defensive midfielder Mateo Kovacic, who also had been nursing an injury. Defender Sergio Ramos, who broke his nose in the Spanish league match against Atletico Madrid nearly 10 days ago, has been practicing with a protective mask but will not play Tuesday. In other matches this week, Barcelona defends a 3-0 first-leg win against Murcia, while Atletico Madrid looks to overcome a 1-1 draw against Elche......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsNov 28th, 2017Related News

Over P500M remitted by privatization office as of end-Sept

The Finance department’s Privatization and Management Office (PMO) has generated over P500 million from property sales, cash dividends and other forms of revenue raised from assets owned by the government. In a report to Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez 3rd, acting chief privatization officer Gerard Chan said a total of P554.44 million had been remitted to… link: Over P500M remitted by privatization office as of end-Sept.....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: Nov 27th, 2017Related News

SWS poll:77% satisfied with efforts by Duterte gov’t to rebuild Marawi

EFFORTS by the Duterte administration to rebuild Marawi City yielded an excellent +70 net satisfaction rating, according to the latest results of the Third Quarter 2017 Social Weather Survey by the Social Weather Stations (SWS). The noncommissioned survey conducted Sept. 23-27 also found that 53% of Filipinos think it will take five years or more […] The post SWS poll:77% satisfied with efforts by Duterte gov’t to rebuild Marawi appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: NewsNov 24th, 2017Related News

SWS poll shows 60% ready, 20% undecided, 20% unready to help victims of Marawi crisis

SIXTY PERCENT of respondents in the Social Weather Stations’ (SWS) Third Quarter Survey expressed readiness to help victims in the recently resolved Marawi City crisis. But this latest snapshot of the SWS’ Third Quarter 2017 Social Weather Survey also showed a considerable 20% each of “undecided” and “unready” respondents. The noncommissioned survey was conducted Sept. […] The post SWS poll shows 60% ready, 20% undecided, 20% unready to help victims of Marawi crisis appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: NewsNov 21st, 2017Related News

SSS earnings up 10% to P146.17B at end-Sept

State-run Social Security System (SSS) said on Monday revenues as of September this year grew by 10 percent to P146.17 billion from P131.97 billion in the same period last year. In a statement, SSS said members’ contributions, which accounted for more than 80 percent of total revenues during the period, reached P119.5 billion, an 11.31-percent [...] The post SSS earnings up 10% to P146.17B at end-Sept appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Source: Manilatimes_net Manilatimes_netCategory: NewsNov 20th, 2017Related News

Crown Asia post 15% hike in Jan-Sept profit

MANILA, Philippines — Crown Asia Chemicals Corp., maker of premium PVC compounds and world-class Crown Pipes, reported a net income of P101.45 million in the.....»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: FinanceNov 20th, 2017Related News

UST law dean claims being ‘virtually exonerated’ in Atio hazing

Nilo Divina University of Santo Tomas (UST) law dean Nilo Divina insisted on his innocence in the Sept. 17 fatal hazing of law freshman Horacio "Atio" Castillo III, claiming he was "vir.....»»

Source: Manilanews ManilanewsCategory: NewsNov 18th, 2017Related News

Sept. remittances smaller; year-to-date flows up

By Melissa Luz T. Lopez Senior Reporter MONEY SENT HOME by Filipinos abroad dropped in September to a five-month low as Saudi Arabia sent more overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) back home under an extended repatriation program, the central bank reported yesterday, although year-to-date flows were still bigger than a year ago. OFW remittances totalled $2.186 […] The post Sept. remittances smaller; year-to-date flows up appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: FinanceNov 16th, 2017Related News

OFW remittances hit 5-mth low in Sept

Money sent home by overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) slumped to the lowest level of remittances in five months in September, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas reported on Wednesday. Personal remittances dropped to $2.44 billion from $2.62 billion a year ago, down 7 percent and the smallest monthly inflow since the $2.31 billion posted in April… link: OFW remittances hit 5-mth low in Sept.....»»

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