Dollar bills hidden in food magazine

The Bureau of Customs (BoC) Port of NAIA announced on Monday afternoon it had intercepted undeclared foreign currency worth $8,000 in $50 and $100 bills that were concealed between the pages of a food magazine. The amount was seized at the Fedex Warehouse at the NAIA Complex in Pasay City last Friday, 25 September. Port […] The post Dollar bills hidden in food magazine appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource: tribune tribuneSep 29th, 2020

Meralco rate seen flat in August billing

The customers of Manila Electric Company (Meralco) can rest easy in this month’s billing cycle as the utility firm is anticipating that its all-inclusive pass-on rate will be flattish or there could even be a slight reduction depending on the final billing of its power suppliers. “The overall rate movement looks to be flattish due to improved power situation for the July supply month,” Meralco Spokesman Joe Zaldarriaga has noted. The other factors that could potentially pull down electricity tariffs this month would be the strengthening value of the Philippine peso versus the US dollar; as well as the quarterly repricing of Malampaya natural gas prices. Meralco procures significant portfolio of its supply from power plants fueled by gas from the Malampaya field – hence, the quarterly reckoning of the gas price could have a softening impact on its pass-on cost to the consumers. Zaldarriaga qualified “there is a possibility for a minimal decrease in overall power rates and generation charge because of these factors.” On the supply situation, the Meralco executive noted “there were no yellow alerts in July; and power supply was more stable compared to June – with lower demand in the grid as well.” He indicated that the steady state of power supply in Luzon last month “may contribute to lower WESM (Wholesale Electricity Spot Market) prices and a decrease in generation charge.” And if the impact of the quarterly repricing of the Malampaya gas will be factored in, plus the reinforced value of the local currency, such elements could contribute to the overall lowering of the generation charge for the August billing. The generation charge accounts for roughly 55 to 60-percent of the overall pass-on cost in the electric bills, hence, a downtrend in that cost component could be substantially felt by consumers. Meralco’s electricity rates had been on declining drift in the past months –and this was precipitated by lower generation charge due to slowdown in demand; in addition to the company’s efforts on invoking force majeure claims with its supplier-companies; that in turn had resulted in lower rates for its customers.This year’s plague of the coronavirus pandemic had shifted consumption upswing on to residential end-users; hence, the rate reductions in the past months had been a valuable help in managing power budgets......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 3rd, 2020

After SONA, keep close watch on food, prices

  THE President’s State-of-the-Nation Address (SONA) last Monday listed 21 priority bills he asked Congress to enact in this second regular session of the 18th Congress. He again asked Congress to approve a bill reviving the death penalty for drug crimes. He proposed three housing-related bills, a bill on retirement and pensions for uniformed personnel, […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsJul 29th, 2020

Uber in talks to buy food delivery app Postmates

Uber is in talks to buy food delivery app Postmates in a multi-billion dollar deal, US media reported. The San Francisco-based company has been badly affected by the coronavirus pandemic — last month cutting a quarter of its global workforce — and has been looking to boost its growing food delivery service Uber Eats. Talks […] The post Uber in talks to buy food delivery app Postmates appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJun 30th, 2020

U.S. sanitizes dollar bills from China

Dollar bills from China are going into quarantine due to the coronavirus epidemic, as the Federal Reserve is putting extra precautions on money coming into the United States......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMar 8th, 2020

Be internet smart with these online safety tips

It’s 2020 and almost everything is now conveniently online--from banking, paying bills, online shopping, and even food deliveries. As people continue to enjoy the benefits of going digital, it has become more important now than ever to know your right and responsibilities in protecting your data......»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 28th, 2020

Jollibee offers first offshore dollar bonds, raises $600m

Jollibee Foods Corp., the largest food service company in the Philippines and one of the biggest in Asia, is raising $600 million from a maiden offshore bond offering......»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 17th, 2020

Jollibee plans to issue dollar debt paper to retire old loans

Fast-food giant Jollibee Foods Corp. plans to issue US dollar-denominated debt paper to refinance short term debt from the acquisition The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf......»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 9th, 2020

This Bites- A Slow Food Social and a Filipino NY s Eve

This Bites: A Slow Food Social and a Filipino NY's Eve Milwaukee Magazine.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsDec 22nd, 2019

For $10, Guerrilla Street Foods Filipino sinigang is the most pleasantly sour stew in town

For $10, Guerrilla Street Food's Filipino sinigang is the most pleasantly sour stew in town St. Louis Magazine.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsDec 10th, 2019

Hellalumpia Pop-up Is Part of a Filipino Food Movement In Dallas - D Magazine

Hellalumpia Pop-up Is Part of a Filipino Food Movement In Dallas D Magazine.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsDec 1st, 2019

‘Promoting food security for Filipinos at the heart of Gabriela’s legislative agenda’

It has also filed before the 18th Congress of the House of Representatives bills such as the Magna Carta for Day Care Workers, the amendments to Solo Parents Act, the repeal of Human Security Act and the value added tax on oil, and the resolution on water concession agreement. The post ‘Promoting food security for Filipinos at the heart of Gabriela’s legislative agenda’ appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsJul 8th, 2019

‘Indak’ director: Bantayan Island is a hidden paradise

CEBU CITY, Philippines — ”I fell in love with Bantayan Island.” This was the impression Movie Director Paul Basinillo where some scenes of the upcoming dance musical film, “Indak” were taken.  Basinillo described Bantayan Island to CDN Digital as a hidden paradise.  “People are so friendly and polite and the food is fantastic! I remember […] The post ‘Indak’ director: Bantayan Island is a hidden paradise appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 6th, 2019

PhilHealth to help Imelda party food poisoning victims

The Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) yesterday offered to help pay for the medical bills of more than 200 supporters who suffered food poisoning during the birthday celebration of former first lady Imelda Marcos......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 5th, 2019

Villar pushes for creation of fisheries research centers

    Senator Cynthia Villar said she hopes that the problem of dwindling fish catch in the country would be addressed when the bills creating provincial fisheries research and training facilities are signed into law. Villar, chair of the Senate Committee on Agriculture and Food, cited the Upper Chamber’s recent approval of three local measures […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsJun 18th, 2019

P.28-M fake money seized in Pasay casino

Fake dollar bills worth P287,700 were confiscated from three men – a Filipino, a Chinese and a Korean – at a casino in Pasay City on Wednesday night......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 16th, 2019

Pinch-me moment : Tyra Banks interviews Catriona Gray for V magazine

MANILA, Philippines – Supermodel Tyra Banks has never hidden her admiration for Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray's famous "lava" walk . Catriona, meanwhile, hasn't stopped freaking out over Tyra's reaction as well.  So you can only imagine the excitement when the two spoke to each other on the phone for V magazine. Tyra interviewed the Filipino-Australian beauty queen for the magazine's latest issue. ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 3rd, 2019

Cheat Sheet: These Recipes From "FOOD Tastings: Holiday Feast" Will Amp Up Your Noche Buena Spread

Check out these cool holiday dish suggestions from the last leg of FOOD Magazine's Food Tastings......»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 20th, 2016

Hot Stuff: Feast Your Way Through Christmas With FOOD Magazine's 21st Anniversary Issue

Check out the magazine's annual Presents Perfect catering to every taste and budget!.....»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 5th, 2016

Arts & Leisure: Book your cook up in the air

CHEF AND TV host Anthony Bourdain considers 'crazy' someone who eats airplane food. In a conversation with Bon Appétit magazine, he said: 'No one has ever felt better after eating plane food. I think people only eat it because they're bored. I don'.....»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsNov 9th, 2016

Counterfeit Dollars

The Manila Police District (MPD) presents to members of the media 389 pieces of counterfeit US dollar bills, which Chinese national Wong Kwok Ming tried to deposit at the Land Bank of the Philippines Malate Branch. The bank teller, however, noticed the id.....»»

Category: newsSource: NewsSep 29th, 2016