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Philippine army arrests wife of top militant in south

A screengrab from a video released by the Philippine Army on June 18, 2017 shows Abdullah Maute, right, looking at an improvised map of Marawi, while Isnilon Hapilon, second left, leader of hardlin.....»»

Source: Manilanews ManilanewsCategory: News2 hr. 12 min. ago Related News

Lawmaker richer by P200M in a year

Would you believe that a junior lawmaker became richer by more than P200 million in just 12 months? Leyte Rep. Vicente Veloso offers no secret formula for accumulating wealth but this: Declare your property accurately when filing your annual statement of assets, liabilities and net worth (SALN). His wealth surged by 826.8 percent to P228 million in 2017 from P24.6 million in 2016, easily topping the list of House members whose net worth more than doubled in a year's time. The retired Court of Appeals justice, however, explained that when he filed his SALN for 2017, he declared the current "assessed value" of his decades-old properties instead of their acquisition costs. T...Keep on reading: Lawmaker richer by P200M in a year.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: 7 hr. 12 min. ago Related News

More contractual workers in gov’t

(Editor's Note: President Rodrigo Duterte will deliver his third State of the Nation Address (Sona) on July 23. The Inquirer looks back at promises he made in Sona 2016 and Sona 2017, and how he and his administration performed on those promises. We will also look at major issues that marked his two years in office in our #Sona2018 series.) "The moment I assume the presidency, contractualization will stop." But more than 800 days since President Rodrigo Duterte made this promise during the campaign, what has happened is the reverse: The number of contractual workers in the government has risen by more than 65,000. In the private sector, thousands of workers remain contractua...Keep on reading: More contractual workers in gov’t.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: 7 hr. 12 min. ago Related News

Source: Uber facing probe into alleged gender discrimination

SAN FRANCISCO, United States --- Uber is facing a U.S. government investigation into allegations that the ride-hailing service set up a pay structure that discriminated against its female workers. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission opened the probe in August 2017, according to a person familiar with the investigation. The person insisted on not being identified because the inquiry is considered confidential. The Wall Street Journal first reported the ongoing investigation. The EEOC declined to comment Monday. Uber said it has already revamped its compensation practices and introduced other measures designed to ensure its male and female employees are treated ...Keep on reading: Source: Uber facing probe into alleged gender discrimination.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: 7 hr. 12 min. ago Related News

Withdrawing from the bank account of a deceased person

Matters relating to death are usually not a good topic to discuss. However, what is worse is not knowing what to do when one is faced with death-related situations, such as when the family of the deceased needs to pay the hospital bills or funeral expenses, or when funds are needed to transport or repatriate the deceased......»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: Finance16 hr. 25 min. ago Related News

Who s who: Richest, poorest House members in 2017

The House of Representatives over the weekend released a summary of its members' Statements of Assets, Liabilities and Net Worth in 2017......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: News18 hr. 25 min. ago Related News

DTI Bares Plans to Further Develop MSMEs

Trade and Industry Secretary Ramon Lopez bared future initiatives of the National Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) Development Council to further develop small businesses. “Guided by our MSME Development Plan 2017-2022, the council have outlined some programs to continue with our nationwide campaign of MSME seminars, Kapatid Mentor Me seminars, mentoring with Go Negosyo; […].....»»

Source: Metrocebu MetrocebuCategory: News20 hr. 38 min. ago Related News

More than 100 killed in Pakistan terror strike targeting political rally – CNN News

At least 149 people were killed and 186 injured in a suicide attack in Pakistan that targeted the convoy of […].....»»

Source: Mindanaoexaminer MindanaoexaminerCategory: NewsJul 16th, 2018Related News

Say ‘yes’ to the dress

JOHN HERRERA, the Filipino designer who was named Britain’s Top Designer in 2017, has just opened his eponymous flagship store at Edsa Shangri-La Plaza. There, 10 to 15 pieces of his off-the-rack bridal gowns and evening dresses are available......»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: FinanceJul 16th, 2018Related News

State spending to sustain GDP growth

THE Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) sees Philippine economic growth sustaining its 2017 growth pace until next year on the back of government spending that will take up the slack from weaker private consumption and export growth......»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: FinanceJul 16th, 2018Related News

Only 3 lawmakers not millionaires

The House of Representatives finally disclosed on Sunday the net worth of its 292 members in an aggregated list form, more than two months after the congressmen's April 30 wealth-reporting deadline. The list showed that Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez reported P96.54 million in assets and P4.84 million in liabilities in 2017 for a net worth of P91.69 million. Based on the House's list, Alvarez was the 49th richest representative in 2017, one rank higher than the previous year. Below P1M The list also revealed that of the House's 292 members, only three reported a net worth of below P1 million. The House's poorest members were Kabataan Rep. Sarah Jane Elago (P75,800), Gabriela Re...Keep on reading: Only 3 lawmakers not millionaires.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jul 15th, 2018Related News

Duterte’s mood changes lead peace talks with Reds nowhere

[Editor's Note: President Rodrigo Duterte will deliver his third State of the Nation Address (Sona) on July 23. The Inquirer looks back at promises he made in Sona 2016 and Sona 2017, and how he and his administration performed on those promises. We will also look at major issues that marked his two years in office in our #Sona2018 series.] Like a stormy romance, peace talks between the government and communist insurgents have always careened off the path to church. Peace in the negotiations has always depended on President Rodrigo Duterte's mood, although supporters of the effort to put an end to the insurgency that's been going on for half a century have not given up on their...Keep on reading: Duterte’s mood changes lead peace talks with Reds nowhere.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jul 15th, 2018Related News

3 billionaires in House of Representatives in 2017 - Rappler

3 billionaires in House of Representatives in 2017 - Rappler.....»»

Source: Googlenews GooglenewsCategory: NewsJul 15th, 2018Related News

OVERTIME, OVERPAID: COA questions Capitol’s overtime work policies

THE Commission on Audit (COA) called out the Iloilo provincial government for its lack of clear-cut policies on overtime work which led to unnecessary expenses. In its 2017 annual audit report on the provincial government, COA said: “the Iloilo Provincial Government does not have overtime work program nor written internal procedures on the rendition of […] The post OVERTIME, OVERPAID: COA questions Capitol’s overtime work policies appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Source: Thedailyguardian ThedailyguardianCategory: NewsJul 15th, 2018Related News

3 billionaires in House of Representatives in 2017

MANILA, Philippines – The number of billionaires in the House of Representatives rose to 3, based on lawmakers' 2017 Statements of Assets, Liabilities, and Net Worth (SALNs). A summary of the 2017 SALNs of members of the House of Representatives was released on Sunday, July 15. It showed that the ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJul 15th, 2018Related News

At least 15 dead in Myanmar jade mine landslide

YANGON, Myanmar – At least 15 people have been killed and dozens injured in a landslide at an old jade mine in northern Myanmar, state media reported on Sunday, July 15, as rains complicate the search for more victims. The accident is the latest to strike the multibillion dollar industry centred ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJul 15th, 2018Related News

Tom Petty box set coming in September

Tom Petty died in October 2017. Image: AFP/Timothy A. Clary A 60-track box set of music, including previously unreleased material by the late American singer, is due out Sept. 28, Billboard.com rep.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsJul 15th, 2018Related News

Jolo Revilla s Bola muna bago droga remark draws laughs, flak

Image: Instagram/@jolo_revilla Cavite vice governor Jolo Revilla's viewing of the match between Bacoor City Strikers and Bulacan Kuyas last Thursday, July 12, at Strike Gym, Bacoor City, Cavit.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsJul 15th, 2018Related News

E-vehicle industry sees 2018 as ‘tipping point’

THE Electric Vehicle Association of the Philippines (EVAP) expects sales of electric jeepneys to hit 500 units this year, up from the 200 in 2017, with the group expecting a “tipping point” for the industry......»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: NewsJul 15th, 2018Related News

BIR, Transport reach compromise penalty

City public transport operators will still have to pay a “compromise penalty” to the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) Cordillera after the agency’s failure to collect the quarterly income tax return (ITR) of transport operators for the past ten years......»»

Source: Nordis NordisCategory: NewsJul 15th, 2018Related News