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Lose P4.5 million without trying

So many people believe that it is time for President Bongbong Marcos to resign the position of Secretary of Agriculture and appoint a full time secretary in order for the department to get moving......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarJan 24th, 2023

Lose P4.5 million without trying

So many people believe that it is time for President Bongbong Marcos to resign the position of Secretary of Agriculture and appoint a full time secretary in order for the department to get moving......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 24th, 2023

Group calls for help for 1M Pinoys who may lose jobs due to Saudization

A migrant rights advocacy group has called on the Philippine government to provide due assistance to at least one million Filipinos facing threats of massive layoffs due to Saudization. The post Group calls for help for 1M Pinoys who may lose jobs due to Saudization appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsAug 17th, 2021

Bea Alonzo shares her fitness journey in recent vlog

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Invest in your health. This is what actress Bea Alonzo wants to share to her 1.74 million Youtube subscribers in her latest vlog.  The actress shared her fitness journey—from how she gained 20 lbs during the pandemic and her decision to lose that weight starting January of this year. “I cannot […] The post Bea Alonzo shares her fitness journey in recent vlog appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 20th, 2021

We’re losing fish, resources

The Philippines needs to hold its ground in the West Philippine Sea (WPS) or it will lose billions — approximately P720 million a month — to unreported and unregulated fishing by Chinese vessels in the area. Advocacy group Tugon Kabuhayan, an umbrella group of industry stakeholders promoting food security, on Monday said policymakers should ensure […] The post We’re losing fish, resources appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsMay 3rd, 2021

WHO warns PH on & lsquo;jumpers& rsquo;

The World Health Organization warned the Philippines it would lose 44 million doses of donated vaccines for the coronavirus if mayors and government officials continue jumping the line ahead of health frontliners and other persons on the priority list, the Palace said......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMar 26th, 2021

Palace to mayors: Don’t skip vaccine line or we lose 44M doses of COVID-19 jabs

MANILA, Philippines — Malacañang on Thursday cautioned local chief executives not to skip the line in the government’s COVID-19 vaccination program because such a breach of the priority ranking might result in the Philippines losing 44 million doses of the precious jabs. “It is wrong [to jump the line.] Mga mayor, tama na ‘yan. Kapag […] The post Palace to mayors: Don’t skip vaccine line or we lose 44M doses of COVID-19 jabs appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 25th, 2021

SSS sees P41-B loss in contributions if rate hike delayed

MANILA, Philippines — The state-run pension fund Social Security System stands to lose over P41 million worth of contributions if the scheduled increase in contribution rate is shelved, an official said Thursday. SSS president and chief executive officer Aurora Ignacio has projected a loss of P41.37 billion in contributions in 2021, as well as a […] The post SSS sees P41-B loss in contributions if rate hike delayed appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 21st, 2021

Punta Princesa residents lose homes to fire just 3 days before Christmas

CEBU CITY, Philippines — At least 12 families or an estimated 60 individuals may spend their Christmas on the cold pavement of evacuation centers after a fire gutted their homes at 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, December 22, 2020. Authorities said P7.5 million worth of properties went up in smoke due to the blaze that struck […] The post Punta Princesa residents lose homes to fire just 3 days before Christmas appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 23rd, 2020

Unemployment benefits: 12 million Americans may lose aid just after Christmas

Since March, Montgomery – a New Yorker who also works as a voice teacher and tour guide – has not been able to find........»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsNov 21st, 2020

PH set to lose $120m to video piracy in 2020

The industry association of video producers, distributors and aggregators may lose $120 million worth of potential revenues to piracy this year, studies show......»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 16th, 2020

2 million employees may lose Christmas bonus

About 2 million employees of micro, small and medium enterprises may have to spend Christmas without bonuses, the Employers Confederation of the Philippines said Tuesday......»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 6th, 2020

SMC insures 5,000 Cebu frontliners for P2 M each

Diversified conglomerate San Miguel Corporation (SMC) has provided life insurance coverage for about 5,000 medical front liners from 18 hospitals across Cebu, insuring them for P2 million each. SMC president and chief operating officer Ramon S. Ang “We started this initiative several months ago, at the height of COVID-19 cases in Cebu, when our medical front liners there were really having a hard time,” said SMC president Ramon S. Ang. He noted that, “Many of them were also testing positive for the coronavirus. We wanted to do something to help protect them, and to show our solidarity and support for them.” With the insurance packages, obtained through Cocolife, Ang said that medical front liners in Cebu can now have added security as they save lives and fight the virus. “Saving lives is still our highest priority. Unfortunately, COVID-19 can affect anyone, even our doctors and nurses. As much as possible, we cannot lose any more lives, especially not our medical front liners, because they are the ones tasked to save lives. Through this effort, we hope they feel that their everyday sacrifices are valued and appreciated,” Ang added. Under the program, SMC paid all the premiums for the insurance of medical front liners. Thus far, SMC’s P2 million coverage-each insurance package has benefited front liners in the following Cebu hospitals: Perpetual Soccour Hospital (459), Cebu Doctors University Hospital (254), Southwestern University Medical Center (36), St. Vincent General Shopital (99), Mendero Medical Center (77), Visayas Community Medical Center (62), Adventist Hospital Cebu (189),  Chong Hua Hospital (1,303), Cebu South General Hospital (125), Cebu Velez General Hospital (143), Cebu City Medical Center (12), Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center (65), Talisay District Hospital (30), Arc Hospital (44), Cebu North (91), Mactan Doctors’ Hospital (155), Allegiant Regional Care (305), Univeristy of Cebu Medical Center (278). Some 61 Infectious disease specialists and pulmonologists and hundreds of other medical workers were also provided the same insurance coverage......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 15th, 2020

After Meralco appeals P19-M fine, Gatchalian warns it could lose franchise

A lawmaker warned that the Meralco may lose its franchise after appealing a P19 million fine imposed by a regulator for the company's failure to clearly explain a spike in their monthly bills to customers......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 31st, 2020

570,000 Philippines aviation jobs at risk — IATA

More than half a million Filipinos in aviation and its supporting industries could lose their jobs as economic uncertainty continues due to the coronavirus disease 2019 crisis......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 25th, 2020

5 million more job cuts by yearend

As many as 5 million more workers will lose their jobs before the end of the year, bringing to 9 million the number of workers displaced by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said Wednesday......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJun 24th, 2020

AP Was There: Seles tops Graf in riveting French Open final

By The Associated Press EDITOR’S NOTE -- Every French Open features matches that are memorable for one reason or another. There are upsets. Comebacks. Dramatic moments. Historic accomplishments. The AP is republishing stories about a handful of such matches while the postponed Grand Slam tournament was supposed to be played. One match memorable for the drama and competition between two all-time greats was the 1992 final at Roland Garros between Steffi Graf and Monica Seles. Less than a year later, Seles was stabbed by a spectator at a match in Germany. The following story was sent June 6, 1992. ___ By STEPHEN WILSON AP Sports Writer PARIS (AP) — This was a match no one deserved to lose. Monica Seles and Steffi Graf dueled for two hours and 43 minutes Saturday, matching each other shot for shot, fighting for the lead game after game. Finally, after an epic third set lasting 18 games and 91 minutes, Seles emerged with a 6-2, 3-6, 10-8 victory for her third straight French Open title. “It’s the most emotional match I’ve ever played,” said Seles, who is now halfway to winning the Grand Slam. “This one’s always going to stay in my memory.” “It really couldn’t have been a better final,” she said. “It shows women’s tennis is getting more and more exciting. It’s just too bad for whoever lost. Both deserved to win.” Even in defeat, Graf agreed it was a memorable match. “If you play 10-8 in the final set, it definitely is special,” she said. “Those are very special matches, even if you lose.” Seles became the first woman to capture three consecutive French Opens since Germany’s Hilde Sterling accomplished the feat from 1935 to 1937. Seles, strengthening her hold on the No. 1 ranking, has now won six Grand Slams in her career, including the last five in which she has appeared. She missed Wimbledon last year, but will be competing there in two weeks to try to win the third leg of the Grand Slam. Saturday’s third set provided some of the greatest drama in tennis — men’s or women’s — in recent years. “I’ve never played a set like that in my life,” Seles said. There were furious rallies, fantastic gets, lunging winners, frequent shifts in momentum. Despite fatigue, both players were so pumped up they showed their emotions after nearly every point. Graf would yell “Yes!” clench her fist and slap her hip after a winner. When Seles lost a point, she would shriek “Noooo,” close her eyes and grimace in agony. The lead swung back and forth. Seles was up 5-3. Graf saved four match points in the next game and moved ahead 6-5 and 7-6. Seles broke and went up 8-7. Graf broke back for 8-8. Seles broke again and then finally held serve to close out the match. “I never thought it would last so long,” she said. “I was getting getting a little bit tired. But I could have stayed out there if I had to.” The 18 games in the final set was the most in a women’s final here since 1956, when Althea Gibson beat Angela Mortimer 6-0, 12-10. The 35 total games was one short of the record for a French final since the Open era began in 1968. The 36-game mark was set in 1973 when Margaret Court beat Chris Evert 6-7, 7-6, 6-4. Graf paid tribute to Seles’ refusal to give up. “You have seen it in other matches,” she said. “She is definitely a tough one. Even if it’s close, if she’s tired, she is always going for it. That is definitely a big, big quality.” Graf found no satisfaction in her own gutsy performance. “I mean it’s great the way I came back, the way I fought every time,” she said. “I think it was a very good effort, especially being down 5-3 in the third set. But I’m disappointed the way I played when I was leading.” “Every time I gave her those games,” she said. “I didn’t play those points good enough. I didn’t really try like the games before to run everything down and to go for every shot. But it’s difficult if you have to do that all the time.” The crowd was overwhelmingly in Graf’s favor, repeatedly breaking into rhythmic clapping and chants of “Steffi! Steffi!” “I really can’t say that I have had that support ever before,” Graf said. “It was just amazing.” Seles controlled the first set, winning 12 out the first 14 points. Graf started to raise the level of her play at the end of the first set, even breaking Seles at love in one game. The German seemed to get a psychological boost early in the second set when she saved a break point to prevent Seles from taking a 2-0 lead. Graf gained the edge when she broke for 4-3. She saved three break points to hold for 5-3, then broke Seles at love to win the set. Seles didn’t even bother to chase Graf’s forehand winner on set point. Seles was up a service break at 3-1, 4-2 and 5-3 in the final set. Then came the four match points on Graf’s serve. She erased the first with a deep forehand, the second with a forehand putaway, the third with a forehand into the corner, and the fourth with a skidding slice backhand approach shot. “I said to myself, ‘Just go for it,’” Graf said. “On those points I really didn’t give her a lot of chances. I was trying to be the one who is aggressive.” “Steffi played some great shots under pressure and I played too safe,” Seles said. Seles served for the match in the next game, but Graf kept dictating the points with her big forehand and broke at 15 to even the set at 5-5. The two continued on serve until Seles broke for an 8-7 lead as Graf missed on a short forehand. But Graf broke right back, hitting a perfect backhand drop shot on one point. In the next game, Seles crushed a short crosscourt backhand after a long rally to break for a 9-8 lead. Serving for the match for the third time, Seles went up 40-15. On match point No. 5, Graf responded by ripping a clean forehand winner. But on the sixth, she pounded a forehand into the net. “It was totally up and down,” Seles said. “One or two points really decided it.” Seles won $372,896, putting her over the $5 million mark in career earnings. Graf won $186,457......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 7th, 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

Baguio City studying privatization of waste management

The city government is projected to save P45 million with the proposed privatization of the collection and hauling of the garbage from source to the landfill......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated News51 min. ago

Soak the rich?

The privileged one percent need not lose sleep over proposals to impose a wealth tax......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated News12 hr. 31 min. ago

Over P18-M in infra damages recorded due to Davao de Oro earthquake

Infrastructure damages in Mindanao now rack up to P18.01 million after a magnitude 6 earthquake shook Compostela, Davao de Oro last Wednesday evening, leaving scores of individuals injured and almost a hundred houses in ruin......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 4th, 2023