Complete your WFH/LFH set-up with HP laptops

A lot of people were overwhelmed by the so-called “new normal” learning and working setup because of the COVID-19 pandemic. It was a bitter pill to swallow for both schoolchildren and their parents, many of whom are also working. Fortunately, they were quick to adjust......»»

Category: techSource: thestandard thestandardSep 22nd, 2020

Tropang Giga seek 6th straight win, quarterfinals

Talk ‘N Text is hoping it would finally complete the job as it returns to action today, playing sister team NLEX Road Warriors in the PBA Philippine Cup at the AUF Sports Arena and Cultural Center powered by Smart 5G in Angeles City......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated News3 hr. 52 min. ago

Direk Cathy nag-warning sa mga kaibigan: May poser ako na nanghihingi ng kung anu-ano

NAGBABALA ang blockbuster direktor na si Cathy Garcia Molina sa lahat ng kakilala at nakakakilala sa kanya na meron siyang poser na nanghihingi ng kung anu-ano. Sa zoom conference para sa fundraising project niyang “Pakpak ng Pangarap” para sa 100 laptops na ibibigay sa mga estudyanteng walang magamit sa kanilang online classes ay naikuwento niya […] The post Direk Cathy nag-warning sa mga kaibigan: May poser ako na nanghihingi ng kung anu-ano appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 25th, 2020

Pacquiao seeks probe of Rice Tarrification Law, RCEF

Boxing icon and Sen. Manny Pacquiao has sought a Senate inquiry into the implementation of the Rice Tarrification Law, particularly the utilization of the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF). Senator Manny Pacquiao(EPA/JOSEPH VIDAL / PRIB / MANILA BULLETIN FILE PHOTO) In a resolution, Pacquiao said the purpose of Republic Act (RA) 11203, also known as the Rice Tariffication Law, is to ensure food security and to make the country’s agriculture sector viable, efficient, and globally competitive. President Duterte signed RA 11203 on Feb. 14, 2019. ‘’But after more than a year of its implementation, we have yet to fully account for the utilization of the RCEF,’’ Pacquiao stressed. Pacquiao said that before the implementation of RA 11203, the farm gate price of palay averaged P21.39 per kilo but when imported rice started flooding the market, it instantly dropped to P17.88 per kilo. Recent accounts from farmers disclosed that in Pampanga, Nueva Ecija, Sorsogon, Tarlac, and Laguna, the farm gate price is P7 up to P10 per kilo. Pacquiao said RA 11203 has provided the framework for the establishment of the RCEF which was set up to improve rice farmers’ competitiveness and income amid liberalization of the Philippine rice trade policy that lifted quantitative restrictions on rice imports and replaced it with tariffs, among others. The RCEF or the Rice Fund has a P10-billion annual appropriation for the next six years which will be drawn from taxes generated from rice import tariffs. The Department of Finance (DoF) and the Bureau of Customs (BoC) which are the lead agencies responsible for the collection of the import tariffs must account for the volume of rice imports since the lifting of the quantitative restriction on rice imports, the amount of tariffs collected, and the amount allocated to the RCEF, Pacquiao pointed out. The Department of Agriculture (DA) which is primarily tasked to manage the RCEF must provide a complete and detailed report on the disbursement and the utilization of the fund which was supposed to cushion the impact of rice import liberalization to the Filipino farmers, he added......»»

Category: newsSource: NewsOct 24th, 2020

Estrella-Pantaleon bridge to open in 2021

The Department of Public Works and Highways said it is on track to complete by next year the construction of Estrella-Pantaleon Bridge Replacement Project......»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 23rd, 2020

FRs complete TESDA training on land prep

BUTUAN CITY, Oct. 22 - A total of 24 former rebels (FRs) in Agusan del Norte have completed the skills training given by the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA).TESD.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsOct 23rd, 2020

FRs complete TESDA training on land prep

BUTUAN CITY, Oct. 22 - A total of 24 former rebels (FRs) in Agusan del Norte have completed the skills training given by the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA).TESD.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsOct 23rd, 2020

Cimatu to Cebu City: Aim for zero in COVID-19 cases

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu challenged Cebu City to reach zero in the cases of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Cimatu said that with the improvement of the COVID-19 situation, the city government must aim for a complete recovery. For October 2020, Cebu City recorded no additional death of the COVID-19, reduced […] The post Cimatu to Cebu City: Aim for zero in COVID-19 cases appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 22nd, 2020

Stars to grace SMB’s first virtual festival on October 31

The Dawn, Razorback ft. Kevin Roy, Mayonnaise, Kylie Versoza, Alyssa Muhlach, PBA star June Mar Fajardo and other performers are set to join in SMB’s first virtual festival on October 31. The country’s largest producer of beer, San Miguel Brewery Inc. (SMB), comes up with an exciting and fun way to reach out despite the social limitations. Last October 17, and again this coming October 31, SMB brought the Oktoberfest party to homes through its first San Miguel Oktoberfest Beer and Music Virtual Festival. The two-day festival, co-presented by Stream and in cooperation with Set & Stage and Network Rentals, offers plenty to the varying and evolvingentertainment preferences of its target market through its multi-stage setup. Audiences can choose to rock out loud at the Band Stage, move to the beat at the Dance Stage, or hangout with the stars at the Backstage via Zoom. To join, simply visit the Facebook pages of San Miguel Oktoberfest and your beloved SMB brands to catch the live event and take part in this once in a lifetime beer and music virtual festival. To complete the festival experience, SMB offers official merchandise for the San Miguel Oktoberfest Beer and Music Virtual Festival......»»

Category: newsSource: NewsOct 22nd, 2020

Northrail spent P232 M for relocation without a single family relocated –COA

Some P232.89 million in government funds spent for the relocation program for informal settlers displaced as a result of the Northrail Project went down the drain with no actual relocation undertaken despite the huge expenditure. Worse, the five parcels of land tapped as relocation site have been assessed by the Mines and Geosciences Bureau as “vulnerable to natural hazards, hence, not considered appropriate as residential area,”  the Commission on Audit (COA) has reported. In the recently released  Expanded Audit of the Northrail Project initially implemented by the North Luzon Railways Corporation (Northrail), COA also disclosed that out of the disbursements totaling P505.35 million for additional right-of-way acquisition, P423.46 million in expenditures were found to be irregular. “Northrail spent around P232.89 million for the relocation program in a joint undertaking with the Provincial Government of Bulacan (PGB) and Alto Projekt Asia Inc. (APAI) without actual relocation undertaken,” COA said. Auditors disclosed that  at least 10,000 families living in the PNR property and the right-of-way in Bulacan were to be relocated to give way to the Northrail project. To jumpstart the relocation of affected families Northrail entered into a memorandum of agreement with  the PGB which then received P10 million and 50 hectares of land in Norzagaray, Bulacan for the implementation of the project. ”While the PGB committed to complete the relocation on June 30, 2011, there was no actual relocation undertaken by PGB,” COA noted. By that time, Northrail already spent P232.89 million for the “purported relocation program without relocating a single family.” In the same special audit report, COA also flagged some P505.35 million expenditures for the right of way acquisition, noting that P423.46 million in disbursements were “found with deficiencies.”.....»»

Category: newsSource: NewsOct 22nd, 2020

Nograles leads turnover of 356 housing units

Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles led national and local officials in the turnover of completed housing units in Baybay, Leyte, on Oct. 19 as part of the Duterte administration’s push to complete the promised aid to Typhoon Yolanda’s victims......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 22nd, 2020

Capture every style with the realme 7i on October 21

realme Philippines, the top 2 smartphone brand in the country will complete its latest 7 Series with the realme 7i......»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 21st, 2020

ASICS World Ekiden takes virtual racing to new level

ASICS recently announced the inaugural ASICS World Ekiden 2020: the ultimate running challenge that will see teams of up to six people from across the globe come together to complete a combined marathon. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 20th, 2020

First Gen donates P33m to complete Pantabangan water supply

First Gen Hydro Power Corp. of the Lopez Group pledged P33 million in financial support to help the local government of Pantabangan in Nueva Ecija complete the town’s water supply and distribution system......»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 20th, 2020

Racal not about to exit bubble yet; Erram is pasta guy

Alaska wingman Kevin Racal is staying put inside the bubble for the meantime to show support to his teammates despite a complete ACL tear on his right knee......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 18th, 2020

PNB plans to establish digital bank subsidiary

The Philippine National Bank (PNB) is thinking of putting up a digital bank either as a subsidiary or stand-alone unit, according to its president and CEO Jose Arnulfo “Wick” Veloso. PNB president and CEO Jose Arnulfo “Wick” Veloso  “We’re discussing internally with the principals,” said Veloso. “They really want us to set up a digital bank” and a pure digital bank at that. The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) has drafted a circular for the establishment of digital banks in the country and the banking community is currently being consulted on this, including the proposal to impose a minimum capitalization of P1 billion for a digital banking license.  “Clearly, as we get to see more regulations (or) the regulatory body encouraging digital bank participation, we would like to also review that and probably put into a subsidiary or stand alone,” said Veloso. “I understand there is going to be different regulatory relief or ease of doing business for those that are going to set up purely digital banks. That is something that we are seriously reviewing.” Veloso, in a virtual press briefing on Friday, said that in the digital banking landscape as it is currently set up now, PNB is one of the leaders in the digital experience and since March when the lockdowns were implemented, the bank has been trying to convince clients to go digital.  “Others claim to be ahead of space in the digital world. I can proudly say that the only thing they are ahead of us are  — for one bank, the end-to-end account opening, and for another bank, it’s because of the end-to-end check deposit. But otherwise, there is no dfference with what they’re sharing with everyone else,” said Veloso. The bank has seen an increase of 18 percent in its digital and mobile transactions during the height of the pandemic lockdowns. As of end-September, they now have 696,000 users of their digital platforms, up 31 percent year-on-year.  “We want our customers to understand how they can easily manage their funds and transact by going online using our digital channels. We also want more people to learn about the products that are meant to fit all their needs (with digital banking experience),” said Veloso. Presently, PNB branches across the country are “reaching out to customers who have not yet registered with internet banking or mobile banking”. In the BSP proposed circular on digital banks, any existing banks applying to shift to digital banking are given three years to complete conversions including the closure of branches or branch lite units. The BSP said a digital bank will be confined to a digital platform and/or electronic channels “with minimal to no reliance” on physical touchpoints. It will not have a branch or branch-lite unit but it can offer offer financial products and services through cash agents and other delivery partners. However it will be required to keep a head office in the Philippines as its main point of contact and as a “central hub for receiving and resolving customer complaints.” There are three banks that are already applying to deliver digitized financial services but these applications are not digital bank applications but are applying under existing BSP banking classification, pending the digital banking regulation......»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 18th, 2020

Mapua offers fully online engineering, IT programs

Mapua University now offers fully online degree programs that allow working students and those living in provinces to complete a premier engineering and information technology  degree......»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 17th, 2020

Lapu-Lapu cops profiling those frequenting city hall compound

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — The Lapu-Lapu City Police Office (LCPO) is now conducting a profiling of individuals who frequents the city hall compound. Police Colonel Clarito Baja, LCPO director, said that this was part of their investigation in the burglary incidents that happened here. Read: Laptops, cellphone, cash stolen from Lapu Social Welfare and Dev’t […] The post Lapu-Lapu cops profiling those frequenting city hall compound appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 16th, 2020

Cebu-Cordova Link Expressway Now 50% Complete

The Cebu-Cordova Link Expressway construction is at 50% completed, according to ACCIONA. The P19-B Cebu-Cordova Link Expressway constructed by Cebu Link Joint Venture (CLJV), the consortium of ACCIONA, First Balfour Inc., and DM Consunji Inc. will become the longest cable-stayed bridge in the Philippines. The express link will help decongest the traffic on both Mactan […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsOct 16th, 2020

43 Cavite and Quezon mentees complete DTI s KMME-MME program

CALAMBA CITY, Laguna, Oct 17 (PIA) --Forty-three micro, small, and medium enterprises from the provinces of Quezon and Cavite had completed the Online KAPATID Mentor Me-Money and Market Encounter (.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsOct 16th, 2020

Making Purchases Online without a Card via CVV Shops

You could be wondering, is it possible to buy something online without a credit card? One way to get a credit card for online purchases is to buy it via a CVV shop. Carding platforms and similar websites offer dumps, or complete credit card information for a price. Mode of payments have considerably expanded since […] The post Making Purchases Online without a Card via CVV Shops appeared first on Kagay An......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 14th, 2020