4ID holds a 2-day 2020 Public Affairs workshop via zoom

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Nov. 21 (PIA) - The 4th Infantry Division kicked-off the first of its two-day 2020 Public Affairs seminar workshop for Visayas, EASTMINCOM, and WESTMINCOM leg at Camp Evangelis.....»»

Category: newsSource: philippinetimes philippinetimesNov 22nd, 2020

GMA& nbsp;News and Public Affairs wins big at Asian Academy Creative Awards

GMA Network’s News and Public Affairs programs and personalities triumphed as National Winners in the prestigious Asian Academy Creative Awards (AAA’s) 2020, dominating the Philippine contingent in the news and documentary categories......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 22nd, 2020

House’s PhilHealth probe temporarily shelved

The Lower Chamber’s continued probe on the graft and corruption cases in Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) will be temporarily shelved after the House leadership decided to cancel all committee meetings or hearings for one week starting Monday, Oct. 19.  This was disclosed by Anakalusugan partylist Rep. Michael Defensor, chairperson of the House Committee on Public Accounts, in a Viber message to the House media, a day before the scheduled joint investigation of the House Committees on Public Accounts and Good Government and Public Accountability on the PhilHealth anomalies.  “In compliance with the memo of the Majority Leader as per guidance of the Speaker, all committee hearings are cancelled temporarily for the leadership to regroup and coordinate priority legislative measures. I apologize for this, but I’m assured the Committee on Public Accounts may resume its deliberations after this,” Defensor said.  This week, eight committee meetings/hearings have been scheduled.  House Majority Leader and Leyte 1st District Rep. Martin Romualdez issued a one-page memorandum to all committee chairpersons directing the cancellation of meetings.  “Upon the instructions of the Speaker, all committee meetings/hearings are hereby ordered cancelled for the period October 19-26, 2020. This is to allow the House to review and refocus its priorities for the 2nd Regular session,” according to the memo dated October 18. Aside from the House Committees on Public Accounts and Good Government and Public Accountability, the House Committees on Rural Development,  People’s Participation, Public Works and Highways, Suffrage and Electoral Reforms, Aquaculture and Fisheries, Persons with Disabilities (PWDs), and Overseas Workers Affairs are scheduled to conduct meetings this week.  The meeting of the Public Works and Highways was already marked as cancelled, according to the chamber’s committee schedule posted on its website......»»

Category: newsSource: NewsOct 18th, 2020

Reyes, Aquino, Infiesto, Ingcad lead National Executive chess entries

Leonard Raymond Reyes, a manager of Infopro Business Solutions, Inc. Rodrigo Aquino, a lawyer at Public Attorney’s Office in Gapan City, Nueva Ecija, IA/FT James Infiesto, Board Member, National Council on Disability Affairs and Engineer Mark Oliver Ingcad, President at MSI Konstruct, Inc. head the list of participants when the 2020 National Executive Online Chess Championship gets underway on October 18, 2020, 7:00pm at»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 16th, 2020

Centro Escolar University announces virtual Annual Stockholders’ Meeting

  Centro Escolar University announced that its 2020 Annual Stockholders’ Meeting shall be held online on October 30, 2020 via remote communication over the Zoom platform. In light of current public health concerns, stockholders may participate only by remote communication, and vote electronically in absentia/proxy. Interested stockholders must first register at»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsOct 5th, 2020

Probe alleged PhilHealth anomalies, solon urges

Surigao del Norte 2nd District Rep. Robert Ace Barbers has joined the list of lawmakers seeking an investigation on the alleged corruption in the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (Philhealth). He filed House Resolution No. 1068 seeking to direct the House Committee on Public Accounts, chaired by Anakalusugan partylist Rep. Michael Defensor to look into the alleged anomalies besetting the government corporation that is mandated to help provide affordable, available and accessible health care service for all Filipinos. “There is a need to determine and address the alleged corruption issues to safeguard the Philhealth’s fund and determine the accountability of the Philhealth officials in order to ensure provision of quality, credible, and reliable services to its members,” he said. He noted that it was uncovered last June 2019, that there were some Philhealth officials who allegedly created a scheme where medical clinics or establishment continue to receive payoffs for dialysis treatment even after the death of the patients.  “On July 23, 2020, another corruption controversy circulated on social media in which three Philhealth officials resigned from their posts after alleged corruption activities in the agency were accidentally revealed during a Zoom meeting. One of the said officials who tendered his resignation is the anti-fraud legal officer of Philhealth, Atty. Thorsson Montes Keith, citing widespread corruption as one of his reasons,” Barbers said.  He said even Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque bared the supposed “systemic corruption” in Philhealth involving those in the agency’s higher echelons.  “Atty. Roque revealed that an investigation has been conducted on the alleged anomalies on the overprices purchased of an IT system worth over P2 billion,” Barbers said.  Defensor also filed House Resolution No. 1069 seeking  motu proprio investigation on the corruption issues hounding Philhealth that led to the resignation of several personalities.  “When there seems to be a pattern of alleged abuses where loopholes can be taken advantage of by the unscrupulous, a systemic change needs to be done to overhaul the present set up,” he said......»»

Category: newsSource: NewsAug 1st, 2020

SC allows remote notarization

The Supreme Court (SC) has decided to allow the remote notarization of documents to help prevent the spread of the deadly 2019 novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).  “Safeguarding the public’s health in view of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Supreme Court will allow the notarization of documents through videoconferencing in cases where the notary public holds office in an area under community quarantine,” the SC Public Information Office (SCPIO) said in a statement on Friday.  The SCPIO said the high tribunal has issued instructions on this under Administrative Matters (AM) No. 20-07-04-SC, the 2020 Interim Rules on Remote Notarization of Paper Documents.  “Until the SC directs otherwise, the Rules shall apply to permit the performance of notarial acts through the use of videoconferencing facilities in cases where the notary public or at least one of the principals resides, holds office, or is otherwise situated in a locality that is under community quarantine due to COVID-19, as directed by the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging and Infectious Diseases (IATF), the provincial governors or mayors, both governors and mayors having the concurrence of the relevant regional counterpart body of the IATF,” read the interim rules. Under the rules, the notary public should not accept the notarial act requested “if the principal or witnesses refuse/s to appear before the notary public through videoconference.” The rules also state that a notary public may “refused to perform the notarial act in the event that the principal or witnesses exhibit/s behavior that engenders reasonable doubt as to his or her or their understanding of the instrument or document or otherwise indicates a defect in his or her or their consent thereto.” The SCPIO said the rules shall be “limited to the notarization of paper documents and instruments with handwritten signatures or marks through the use of videoconferencing facilities,” adding it “shall not apply to the execution of notarial wills.”  The SCPIO noted the rules will take effect 15 days following its publication in the Official Gazette or in at least two newspapers of national circulation.  The SC also directed the Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) “to create and disseminate to the general public a register of notaries public in all the chapters of the IBP who shall undertake the performance of notarial acts in accordance with these Rules.”  “This register shall indicate the names, contact numbers, e-mail addresses of the said notaries public, and the territorial jurisdiction of the court which issued their respective commissions,” and “published by the IBP in its website, and in any medium it may deem appropriate,” it added......»»

Category: newsSource: NewsAug 1st, 2020

MLB: Players want more games, no more salary cuts

By RONALD BLUM AP Baseball Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Baseball players appeared likely to propose increasing the number of regular-season games this year while holding to their demand for full prorated salaries, people familiar with their deliberations told The Associated Press. A day after Major League Baseball proposed a sliding scale of salary slashing for a pandemic-delayed season in ballparks without fans, the union held a conference call that included its executive board, player representatives and alternate player representatives, the people said. They spoke on condition of anonymity because no details were announced. One of the people said many players were angered by the proposal teams made Tuesday. It was unclear when the union will respond to MLB's plan, the people said. Stars Mike Trout and Gerrit Cole would lose the most under MLB's plan, about 77% of the $36 million each they were set to be paid this season. In all, there are 133 players whose contracts call for salaries of $10 million or more, not including shares of signing bonuses. A big leaguer earning $1 million or less would keep at least 43% of his salary under the six-tier scale. That includes a share of $200 million earmarked for players that is contingent on the postseason being completed. About 460 of approximately 900 players on rosters and injured lists when spring training was stopped in mid-March due to the new coronavirus make $1 million or less. Trout and Cole would be cut to about $8 million each. Colorado’s Nolan Arenado would drop from $35 million to $7.84 million. “Interesting strategy of making the best most marketable players potentially look like the bad guys,” Milwaukee pitcher Brett Anderson tweeted. The players’ association called the proposal “extremely disappointing.” The union has argued players already accepted a cut to prorated shares of their salaries in a March 26 agreement and should not have to bargain again. MLB would like to start the season around the Fourth of July in empty ballparks and proposed an 82-game regular-season schedule. It claims teams would lose billions of dollars by playing with no ticket money and gate-related revenue. “This season is not looking promising,” New York Mets pitcher Marcus Stroman tweeted. “Keeping the mind and body ready regardless.” Union head Tony Clark has not commented publicly on MLB’s proposal and has said very little publicly since late March. Agent Scott Boras has repeatedly criticized MLB for proposing more salary reductions and has questioned the accuracy of management’s financial claims. “Hearing a LOT of rumors about a certain player agent meddling in MLBPA affairs,” Cincinnati pitcher Trevor Bauer tweeted Wednesday. “If true — and at this point, these are only rumors — I have one thing to say... Scott Boras, rep your clients however you want to, but keep your damn personal agenda out of union business.” Boras did not respond to a request for comment on Bauer’s remarks. “Working together to manage the public health issue has brought great solidarity among the players,” Boras said earlier in the day. “They are a strong united front and resolute in their support of the MLBPA.” A season with more games would lead to players earning a higher percentage of their original salaries. MLB says that without fans each additional game would result in a $640,000 loss. Brewers chairman Mark Attanasio told the Greater Milwaukee Committee on Tuesday “the be-careful-what-you-wish-for part is hours every day.” “It’s got to come together very quickly or we won’t be able to, we will just run out of time," he said. “To pay players at a full contract rate, pretty much 90% of that would go to pay them and wouldn’t cover any other costs.” Details of the plan have been disclosed to the AP by several people familiar with the proposal. They spoke on condition of anonymity because details had not been announced. MLB’s proposal says that within 48 hours of the ratification of an agreement for player compensation terms and health and safety protocols, the commissioner’s office would announce a proposed timeline for the resumption of the season. The resumption would include a training period of at least 21 days, and each team would be allowed a maximum of three exhibition games, all in the final seven days of the training period. Opening day would be in early July, and the final scheduled regular-season game would be no later than Sept. 27 — the same as in the original 2020 schedule. Issues such as roster size, trade deadlines, series length and treatment of the luxury tax would be delegated to a subcommittee. ___ AP Sports Writer Steve Megargee in Milwaukee contributed to this report......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 28th, 2020

GMA scores 2 medals at the New York fest

GMA Public Affairs has given the country new set of recognitions after winning two world medals and scoring the most number of shortlisted entries from the Philippines at the prestigious 2020 New York Festivals “World’s Best TV and Films” Competition......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsApr 26th, 2020

NCCA holds project proposals workshop in Ozamiz

OZAMIZ CITY, MISAMIS OCCIDENTAL, July 24 (PIA)--The National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) and the Culture and Arts Office of La Salle University conducted a one-day 2020 Call for Proj.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsAug 19th, 2019

Mandaue seniors to get cash aid in December

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu — Senior citizens in Mandaue City will already be getting the last tranche of their 2020 cash assistance amounting to P4,000 from City Hall next month. In an advisory, the City Public Information Office said that the distribution of the seniors’ cash aid is scheduled starting on December 7. The distribution will […] The post Mandaue seniors to get cash aid in December appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 21st, 2020

Old woman found dead beside Compostela river

CEBU CITY, Philippines –An unidentified woman was found dead beside a river in Compostela town this Saturday, November 21, 2020. Police Staff Sergeant Daryl Rondina of the Compostela Police Station is appealing to the public to help them identify the woman who was found lifeless on the rocky portion of the river in Barangay Estacada, […] The post Old woman found dead beside Compostela river appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 21st, 2020

19 jeepneys expected to ply Cebu City streets on Saturday

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Residents of Barangays Guadalupe and Lahug in Cebu City will finally see the “kings of the road” back on the streets starting Saturday, November 21, 2020. The results of the first day of the one-stop-shop inspection for the roadworthiness of public utility jeepneys (PUJs) has resulted in 19 jeepneys passing the […] The post 19 jeepneys expected to ply Cebu City streets on Saturday appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 21st, 2020

PISTON-Cebu: ‘We have been suffering for eight months’

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu- The Pinagkaisang Samahan ng mga Tsuper at Operator Nationwide (PISTON)-Cebu Chapter appealed to the governments of Mandaue City and Cebu City to allow the traditional public utility jeepneys to ply the city streets soon. This as members of PISTON-Cebu staged a rally on Tuesday morning, November 17, 2020, in front of the […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  balitaRelated NewsNov 18th, 2020

One-stop-shop for PUJ special permit application to be set up in Mandaue City

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu—For easier and more convenient application of special permits for traditional public utility jeepneys (PUJs) drivers to operate here, the Mandaue City government is putting up a one-stop-shop at the Mandaue City Cultural and Sports Complex starting Wednesday, November 18, 2020. The one-stop-shop for the issuance of a special permit to operate will […] The post One-stop-shop for PUJ special permit application to be set up in Mandaue City appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 17th, 2020

7 in Consolacion issued with citation tickets for quarantine violations

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu – Policemen in Consolacion town issued citation tickets to a total of seven individuals on Sunday, November 15, 2020, for violation of health and safety protocols. These individuals were found to be roaming the public market in this northern Cebu town without wearing face masks and failing to observe the requirement for […] The post 7 in Consolacion issued with citation tickets for quarantine violations appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 16th, 2020

Navy deploys more rescuers in Cagayan

(PNA file photo) MANILA – The Philippine Navy (PN) on Saturday said it will deploy two water search-and-rescue (WASAR) teams to augment the current inter-agency rescue efforts for flood-affected families and residents of Cagayan. Lt. Commander Maria Christina Roxas, PN public affairs office chief, said the WASAR-trained teams will come from the Naval Forces Northern Luzon facility […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  balitaRelated NewsNov 15th, 2020

2021 Cebu City budget is a little late, but it will be passed — Garcia

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The second week of November 2020 is ending, but the budget hearing for the 2021 annual budget has yet to start. Despite this, Cebu City Councilor Raymond Alvin Garcia, majority floor leader of the City Council, assured the public that the P10.8 billion annual budget for 2021 will be passed on […] The post 2021 Cebu City budget is a little late, but it will be passed — Garcia appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 12th, 2020

Gabbi shares passion with Khalil & lsquo;In Real Life& rsquo;

Real-life life couple Gabbi Garcia and Khalil Ramos are taking the viewers for the ride tonight on GMA Public Affairs’ newest offering, a youth-oriented reality program that aims to capture the millennial and Gen Z markets......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsNov 11th, 2020

Second alarm remains over Marikina River as its level rises further

Marikina Mayor Marcelino Teodoro inspects a rescue boat in preparation for the onslaught of Typhoon Ulysses on Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020. (Photo from the Marikina Public Information Ofifice) MANILA, Philippines — The second alarm remains raised over the Marikina River as its water level rose further to 17 meters due to rains brought by Typhoon […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  balitaRelated NewsNov 11th, 2020

Gabbi Garcia, masaya!

  BY JUN NARDO   Ramdam ang kaligayahan ng actress na si Gabbi Garcia nang huling makausap ng press dahil may bago nang show e tumalon pa sa GMA ang boyfriend na si Khalil Ramos. Sa bagong show ni Gabbi na “IRL (In Real Life)” mula sa News and Public Affairs, si Khalil ang unang […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsNov 11th, 2020