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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.....»»

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Walang pasok: Class suspensions for July 17

Classes were suspended on Tuesday, July 17, in some areas because of monsoon rains enhanced by Tropical Depression Henry......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: News6 hr. 30 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. 4 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. 4 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.....»»

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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. 17 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. 30 min. ago Related 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

Walang pasok: Class suspensions for July 16

Classes on Monday have been suspended in some areas because of monsoon rain and the passage of Tropical Depression Henry......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsJul 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

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

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

PBA: Yap after Game 1 loss: 'Masaya lahat ng Ginebra fans ngayon'

James Yap loves beating Brgy. Ginebra. That's just a fact. Big Game James relishes in the opportunity to make the legions of Ginebra fans disappointed at least for one night. [Related: PBA: Yap on upcoming semis: "Masarap talunin ang Ginebra"] Sunday is not one of those nights. The Gin Kings demolished Yap's Rain or Shine Elasto Painters to open the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup semifinals, scoring a convincing 102-89 decision. As his no. 1 ROS is all of a sudden down in the short best-of-5, Yap will give this night to Ginebra and its fans. "Masarap naman talaga maglaro pag maraming tao. Alam mo naman Ginebra yan eh. Masaya," Yap said on facing an old rival. "I’m sure masaya lahat ng Ginebra fans ngayon," he added. James Yap has had many fierce battles with Ginebra before so you already know he'll be eager to bounce back in Game 2. Yap had a nice 15 points and eight rebounds for ROS in the series opener but obviously, that was not enought. James and the rest of the Elasto Painters have some major adjustments to do in time for Game 2. "Bawi na lang kami next game," Yap said. "Kailangan yung defense namin, yun ang i-adjust namin. Siguro i-execute pa namin yung play namin. Kailangan ma-execute, minsan nagkakanya-kanya kami eh. So medyo walang flow. Yung flow ng offense namin, di masyadong maganda. Sana next game, okay na," he added.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJul 15th, 2018Related News

Top 10 richest House members in 2018

REP. Michael Romero of 1-Pacman party-list remains the richest member of the House of Representatives with a net worth of P7.29 billion, P282 million more than in 2017, according to that year’s Summary of the Statement of Assets, Liabilities and Net Worth (SALN) released by the House over the weekend. Romero, the principal author of [...] The post Top 10 richest House members in 2018 appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Source: Manilatimes_net Manilatimes_netCategory: NewsJul 15th, 2018Related News

Palace: War on graft yielding results

Malacaang pointed to graft cases filed against 17 local officials in Boracay as among those that showed progress in the Duterte administration's anticorruption campaign.   In a statement, presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said President Rodrigo Duterte's "Sibak, Sibak, Sibak" campaign did not spare even Cabinet officials.   The 8888 hotline, which the President had ordered set up to receive complaints from the people, had an "average resolution rate of 93.2 percent in 2017," according to Roque. ---Julie M. Aurelio...Keep on reading: Palace: War on graft yielding results.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jul 14th, 2018Related News