In difficult times

Except for about 5 million families in the Philippines, the balance of about 21 million is too vulnerable because of the current economic conditions. With that many households looking to the government for varying levels of support, there will not be enough government resources to accommodate the need. One of the earliest reports from the […] The post In difficult times appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerSep 23rd, 2022

Difficult times ahead for jeepney, tricycle drivers as oil price continue to hike

"No matter what we do, it seems that it is still not enough." The post Difficult times ahead for jeepney, tricycle drivers as oil price continue to hike appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsJun 17th, 2022

No neglecting RH

That we live in difficult and troubled times is a given......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 12th, 2021

Jerome, Nikko, Dave are your & lsquo;Good Vibes& rsquo; boys

When times are difficult, people usually look at the lighter side of things and what makes them happy. Keeping people of all ages entertained is the heart and soul of Puregold Channel on Facebook and YouTube......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 4th, 2021

TESDA online courses: How to survive COVID pandemic

The lockdowns imposed to prevent the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 in the country have prompted over a million Filipinos to acquire new skill sets that served them well during these difficult times......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 24th, 2021

Ben& Ben pays tribute to everyone suffering in this tough time

With life’s twists and turns, Ben&Ben offers a heartwarming tribute to the ones out there who might be going through a lot during these trying times with its new single, Magpahinga. As the title suggests, the song encourages listeners to take a respite from the difficult situation — to “rest” and heal on your own terms......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 28th, 2021

Sports execs launch & lsquo;Ayuda sa Atleta& rsquo;

A campaign to help raise funds and donations in kind for national athletes, both regular and the differently-abled ones, and dubbed “Ayuda sa Atleta” was launched recently as an initiative of the private sector to help them in these difficult times of the pandemic......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMay 5th, 2021

Make way for ADJENG

The current difficult times call for some bright love songs. Thus, it actually feels timely for a cut called “O Sige Lang” to drop in digital stores tomorrow, Friday. The title alone offers that good vibe......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 7th, 2021

PBA legends& rsquo; collectible jerseys, anyone?

Philippine basketball legends are joining hands by coming up with collectible jerseys aimed at raising funds and helping their fallen comrades during the difficult times of the COVID-19 pandemic......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsApr 7th, 2021

Lovi Poe stays optimistic amid rough times

After a difficult year for everyone, Lovi Poe is finding ways to feel positive about everything in her personal life and showbiz career......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 15th, 2021

Deepak Chopra and John Maxwell join Ismael Cala at the largest entrepreneurship event in the Americas

Deepak Chopra and John Maxwell, world deans of mindfulness and leadership, respectively, will join Ismael Cala, on February 16 and 17, in “The business of being you. Entrepreneurship Seminar”. “In difficult times, we demonstrate our leadership capabilities. Therefore, this is the time to undertake. I am happy to share this event with Ismael Cala and […] The post Deepak Chopra and John Maxwell join Ismael Cala at the largest entrepreneurship event in the Americas appeared first on Kagay An......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 31st, 2021

Yearender 2020 | Rights activists, truth-tellers living in precarious times

“Rights are not won through silence, through fence sitting and inaction. Rights are won and claimed through difficult, arduous, beautiful, creative and vibrant struggle.” The post Yearender 2020 | Rights activists, truth-tellers living in precarious times appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsDec 14th, 2020

Marawi hostage survivor, teachers shares story of hope and survival in Judy Ann s Paano Kita Mapasasalamatan

Four teachers share their inspiring stories about how their love for teaching served as their strength amid difficult times in last night's (Nov. 21) episode of “Paano Kita Mapasasalamatan” on A2Z channel, which is now seen on digital TV boxes such as ABS-CBN TVplus......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 22nd, 2020

Bria Homes expands product portfolio

Villar-owned Bria Homes has diversified its portfolio of housing developments to provide more options for Filipinos looking for dwellings that best suit their needs in these difficult times......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 20th, 2020

Maynilad, MWC shelve rate adjustments for 2021

Maynilad Water Services, Inc. (Maynilad) and Manila Water Company, Inc. are forgoing some water rate increases they are qualified to implement in the coming year, including the next tranche of the rate rebasing adjustment as well as the mandated Consumer Price Index (CPI) adjustment.  This was announced separately by both companies on Tuesday. In a text message, Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) Chief Regulator Patrick Ty said the MWSS-Regulatory Office (MWSS-RO) has been discussing this matter with both Maynilad and Manila Water since the start of this year. “We just received the proposals of the two Concessionaires and we are currently evaluating them,” Ty said.  In a statement, Maynilad said that with this deferral, the company “hopes to alleviate the day-to-day struggles of its customers as they and the whole country strive to recover from adversity and rise stronger than before, ready to start anew”. “During these difficult times when no one is spared the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, Maynilad is one with the government in finding ways to help our countrymen make the situation more manageable,” it also said. Manila Water, on the other hand, said “in the spirit of Bayanihan and to alleviate the plight of our customers due to the pandemic, Manila Water will not be implementing the rate adjustment in 2021 under the approved 2018 Rate Rebasing.” Done every five years, rate rebasing is review of water utilities’ past performance and the projection on their future cash flows.  It is supposed to set the water rates at a level that would allow both Maynilad and Manila Water to recover their expenditures and earn a rate of return. For 2020, Maynilad and Manila Water also volunteered to defer the implementation of the next tranche of annual rate hike approved under the current rate rebasing period, which started in 2018.  Their decision came as both companies were being scrutinized by no less than President Rodrigo Duterte for their allegedly onerous contracts with MWSS. To be implemented in tranches from 2018 to 2022, the approved increase in Maynilad’s rates under the fifth rate rebasing period would be P5.73 per cubic meter (/cu. m.). For this year, it was supposed to increase its rates by P1.95/cu.m, then another P1.95/cu.m in 2021.    As for Manila Water, the increase in its rates under rate rebasing would play around P6.22 to P6.55/cu.m.  This year, it was supposed to increase its rates by P2/cu.m, and another P2/cu.m by 2021.  By 2022, depending on the medium-term water sources project that the company will be allowed to pursue, the Ayala-led firm could charge its customers an increase of P0.76/cu.m up to P1.04/cu.m. The CPI adjustment, on the other hand, is the annual inflation adjustment and takes place every January. Maynilad is the largest private water concessionaire in the Philippines in terms of customer base.  It is the agent and contractor of the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) for the West Zone of the Greater Manila Area, which is composed of the cities of Manila (certain portions), Quezon City (certain portions), Makati (west of South Super Highway), Caloocan, Pasay, Parañaque, Las Piñas, Muntinlupa, Valenzuela, Navotas and Malabon all in Metro Manila; the cities of Cavite, Bacoor and Imus, and the towns of Kawit, Noveleta and Rosario, all in Cavite Province.  Meanwhile, Manila Water caters to the East Zone concession area covering the Cities of Makati, Mandaluyong, Pasig, Pateros, San Juan, Taguig and Marikina. It is also in charge of the southeastern parts of Quezon City, and Sta. Ana and San Andres in Manila. In the Province of Rizal, MWCI services the City of Antipolo and Municipalities of San Mateo, Rodriguez, Cainta, Taytay, Teresa, Angono, Baras, Binangonan, and Jala-jala......»»

Category: newsSource: NewsNov 3rd, 2020

Growth and momentum during difficult times

Businesses and organizations are struggling with momentum......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 2nd, 2020

Update on the Appeal to UNESCO regarding classification of Ampatuan massacre case as resolved

Greetings from the Philippines! We hope this letter finds you safe and well during such difficult times. We – the families of the journalists killed in the Ampatuan massacre, as well as media groups, civil society organizations, and concerned citizens who have stood with them in their continuing search for justice – wish to express our distress and disappointment as news reports, including from government media, have called attention to UNESCO’s classification of the entire case as “resolved” and citing this as an accomplishment of the Duterte administration and its efforts to protect journalists......»»

Category: newsSource:  davaotodayRelated NewsSep 24th, 2020

& lsquo;PBA games can provide relief& rsquo;

House Deputy Speaker and NorthPort owner Mikee Romero said giving the Philippine Basketball Association the green light to resume its games could be the best entertainment the government can give to Filipinos during these difficult times......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsSep 21st, 2020

PBA games can provide relief to entire nation – Romero

      House Deputy Speaker and NorthPort owner Mikee Romero said the public need something to watch and enjoy and giving the PBA the green light to resume its games could be the best entertainment the government could give to the nation in these difficult times. With almost everybody still dealing with the impact […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsSep 20th, 2020

SingLIfe, GCash provide innovative insurance in PH

Mobile-first insurance firm Singlife Philippines has teamed up with GCash, a homegrown mobile wallet and financial service app, to provide alternative yet better coverage for Filipinos especially during difficult times......»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsSep 20th, 2020

Okay not to be okay

“It’s okay not to be okay.” Times are difficult. I know that many leaders and their people are trying their best to manage stress and work demands, particularly, those working from home, especially if this is a first-time experience......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 13th, 2020