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BIR opens its doors to corruption probe opening salvo

“It is a welcome move as it will assist us with our continuing effort to rid of BIR of the remaining ‘bad eggs,’” BIR Commissioner Caesar Dulay said......»»

Category: financeSource: philstar philstarOct 29th, 2020

Singapore-based loan firm opens doors to Cebu clients

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A Singapore-based loan provider is opening its doors to entrepreneurs in Cebu who want to get a kickstart in their recovery plans. Right Choice Finance Corporation (RCF), in a virtual press conference on Wednesday, October 14, 2020, announced that it had officially expanded its operations in Cebu. “We don’t want to […] The post Singapore-based loan firm opens doors to Cebu clients appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 15th, 2020

Senate opens probe into PhilHealth ‘corruption’ mess

MANILA, Philippines — The Senate, constituted as the committee of the whole, opened on Tuesday its investigation into allegations of massive corruption in the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth). The probe was initiated through a resolution filed by Senate President Vicente Sotto III and Senator Panfilo Lacson as allegations of widespread corruption in PhilHealth gained […] The post Senate opens probe into PhilHealth ‘corruption’ mess appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 4th, 2020

NCAA Season 96 opening depends on health crisis situation

The NCAA remains hopeful that it will be able to hold the shortened Season 96 in the early months of next year. However, Management Committee chairman Fr. Vic Calvo, OP of season host Letran said that everything is still dependent on the situation of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The NCAA is hoping to open the season in March 2021 assuming that the government will allow athletes to resume training by November.   “It’s actually 12 to 14 weeks bago mo makuha ang kondisyon mo eh. We’re assuming as early as November based on available data or December. Kaya ang proposed po namin ay March (ang opening),” said Calvo on Tuesday during the online session of the Philippine Sportswriters Association Forum where he was joined by former ManComm chairman Peter Cayco of Arellano. “Ang assumption namin dyan kapag in-allow ang practice you count three months saka tayo mag-game. Ayaw naman naming i-sacrifice ang quality ng games,” Calvo added in the session presented by San Miguel Corporation, Go For Gold, Amelie Hotel Manila, Braska Restaurant, and the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR), and powered by Smart. The NCAA announced earlier that only mandatory sports basketball, volleyball, swimming and track and field are the only events to be held in the coming season. But the league is not closing its doors to adding other sports including online chess and E-sports depending on the health situation in the coming months.       Calvo also mentioned that health and safety protocols will be observed once the season opens. The league is also considering holding closed-door games while the gyms from member schools will serve as game venues. The ManComm head added that they have different options regarding their plans and programs for the season but their main concern right now is to when they will be able to push through with the opening. “Hopeful naman tayo based dun sa mga reports na naririnig natin na the vaccine is coming on the way. Baka pagdating ng November, for example, pwede na mag-practice, by February pwede na tayo mag-NCAA,” said Calvo. “Depende pa rin naman sa decision ng ManCom then i-suggest naming sa Policy Board. Kasi yung safety issues importante rin yun.” Last March, the NCAA cancelled Season 95 affecting second semester sports volleyball, football, beach volleyball, athletics, lawn and soft tennis and cheerleading. And with the country still trying to cope with the health crisis, the NCAA just like other leagues and sports events could only just hope for the situation to get better.   “Mahirap kasi kung tatanungin kami nu’ng definite answer (kung kailan ang opening) hindi kami makakapag-bigay ng ganoon,” said Calvo.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 23rd, 2020

Pasig City opens Government Internship Program

PASIG CITY, Jan. 27 (PIA) -- The City Government of Pasig is opening its doors for interns via its Government Internship Program (GIP).Application is now open. Interested applicants must be:.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJan 27th, 2020

PHILBEX Cebu 2019 Opens its Doors to “A World Built Bolder”

Now on its 17th year, the Philippine Building and Construction Expo Cebu or simply PHILBEX Cebu is back with a daring vision to usher in “A World Built Bolder” with another trailblazing trade show presentation. To officially open its doors, a grand opening ceremony was held last September 12 at the venue lobby. Present during […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsSep 12th, 2019

New school building opens doors to Balanga pupils

In time for the opening of school year 2019-2020, SM Prime through SM Foundation turned over a fully furnished two-story, four-classroom school building to the Balanga Elementary School in Balanga City, the capital of Bataan......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 10th, 2019

DOST opens scholarships for 2020

KALIBO, Aklan, June 21 (PIA) -- The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) here is once again opening its doors to Aklanon Grade 12 students who wish to go to college as scholars and pursue pr.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJun 22nd, 2019

DOST opens scholarships for 2020

KALIBO, Aklan, June 21 (PIA) -- The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) here is once again opening its doors to Aklanon Grade 12 students who wish to go to college as scholars and pursue pr.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJun 21st, 2019

Kapamilya’s opening salvo ‘A  Love To Last’

ABS-CBN opens the year 2017 with the premiere of the much-awaited family drama, A Love to Last, on Primetime Bida......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 2nd, 2017

Labor & Management: Uber opens doors for drivers with hearing impairments

OPPORTUNITIES for the hearing-impaired are opening up with the availability of driving jobs at ride-sharing service Uber Technologies Inc......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsOct 13th, 2016

Grand Hyatt Manila provides a grand escape

Luxury five-star hotel Grand Hyatt Manila, led by the indefatigable Federal Land Inc. chairman Alfred Ty, Bonifacio Landmark Realty and Development Corp. president Hans Hauri, and Grand Hyatt Manila general manager and area vice president Gottfried Bogensperger, opens its doors to those who wish to escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated News18 hr. 39 min. ago

Duterte won’t name, probe corrupt congressmen

President Duterte won’t name lawmakers allegedly benefiting from corruption in government projects, saying he cannot investigate members of a separate and co-equal branch of government......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 24th, 2020

Duterte won t name lawmakers involved in corruption, says he has no authority

President Rodrigo Duterte will not name the lawmakers who are allegedly benefiting from corruption in government projects, saying he cannot probe members of a separate and co-equal branch of government......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 24th, 2020

Opening up retail trade

One of our readers, Justin Jose, sent an email that opens a discussion on one of the key economic reforms by way of legislative action that the Philippine government has been pushing for......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 24th, 2020

TF against corruption to probe Leni Robredo’s office if…

The Task Force against corruption would investigate the Office of the Vice President only if there is a complaint filed against it. This was the response of Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra when asked if the OVP was included in the list of agencies to be probed by the task force formed by the President to […] The post TF against corruption to probe Leni Robredo’s office if… appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsNov 19th, 2020

LTO-7 opens office in Ronda town

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Land Transportation Office in Central Visayas (LTO-7) has opened an additional satellite office in Cebu Province at Barangay Poblacion, Ronda town, in southwestern Cebu. The construction of said office only took 20 days and opened its doors on Wednesday, November 18, 2020, with the inauguration ceremony led by key officials […] The post LTO-7 opens office in Ronda town appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 18th, 2020

DPWH opens Las Piñas quarantine center

More rooms are now available for COVID-19 patients in Las Piñas City with the opening of a quarantine facility yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 16th, 2020

Sheraton, Hilton hotels open for staycations

Sheraton, Hilton hotels open for staycations Louella Desiderio (The Philippine Star) – November 13, 2020 – 12:00am MANILA, Philippines — Five-star hotels Sheraton Manila and Hilton Manila will begin accepting guests for staycations this month. Sheraton Manila general manager Anna Vergara said the hotel would be opening its doors for staycation starting today and would […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  balitaRelated NewsNov 13th, 2020

Duterte affirms confidence in Duque, Villar

Two Cabinet members have earned praises anew from President Duterte for their integrity and competence. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte (ARMAN BAYLON / PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO / FILE PHOTO / MANILA BULLETIN) In a meeting on the government’s typhoon response Monday, the President has voiced his confidence in Health Secretary Francisco Duque III, saying he cannot find a reason to suspend him.The President also described Public Highways Secretary Mark Villar as “an honest man,” adding that he needs his expertise in the Cabinet.Both Duque and Villar were present in the meeting with the President, other Cabinet members and government officials at the Malago clubhouse in Malacañang Park to discuss disaster response and relief efforts Monday.The President first commended Duque after the latter delivered his report on the Department of Health’s efforts to address the needs of the communities hit by typhoon Rolly.“Thank you, Secretary Duque. It was a good report. Ang nahalata ko dito sa panahon mo is the surveillance and the vigilance in keeping track of possible outbreaks, I like that, and you have been doing it,” Duterte said.“That’s why I cannot find any plausible or even a meager argument for your — for your suspension. Wala akong nakitang ano — ang trabaho mo maganda (I cannot see… your work is good). The surveillance that you are doing and the vigilance sa public health is amply protected,” he said.Some lawmakers earlier called for the removal and prosecution of Duque over the alleged irregularities in the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth). The President, however, has rejected calls for Duque’s dismissal, saying he has not stolen public funds.In the same meeting, the President said he has no question about the integrity of Villar.“Not only that he is honest, he has money. Siya ang — may pera siya (He has money) and I do not question his integrity or loyalty,” Duterte said about the DPWH secretary.“If not, bakit nandito pa nga siya sa Cabinet? Meaning to say that kailangan ko siya (If not, why is he still in the Cabinet? Meaning to say, I need him). I need his expertise, his talent,” he said.The President earlier directed the Department of Justice to conduct allegations of corruption in the entire government and prosecute those involved. Frustrated with the rampant corruption in the bureaucracy, Duterte told the DOJ to expand its corruption probe on PhilHealth to cover the Department of Public Works and Highways and other state agencies.Duterte, in his remarks Monday, lamented that corruption in government has persisted regardless of the sitting administration. He noted that long before his Cabinet members were appointed, corruption has already been prevalent in some agencies.He warned anew that those implicated in corruption in PhilHealth and other government offices would be held liable. He noted that several PhilHealth officials have already been placed on preventive suspension by the Office of the Ombudsman pending a probe.“They are being investigated and if there’s enough evidence, they will be prosecuted in court. And eventually they will land in jail. And that could be a problem not only for the family and everybody,” he said......»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsNov 3rd, 2020

Mega task force focusing on big fish

The Department of Justice mega task force created to probe corruption in government convened last Friday to set three parameters in launching an investigation and establish the initial five agencies to be investigated for corrupt practices......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 31st, 2020