Maja ibinunyag kung bakit nakipagbalikan sa ex-BF na si Rambo: ‘Sobrang laking bagay talaga ng family niya…’

NAGKAROON ng rebelasyon ang aktres na si Maja Salvador kung bakit nakipagbalikan siya sa kanyang ex-boyfriend at ngayo’y fiancé na si Rambo Nuñez. ‘Yan ay sa kabila ng naging pahayag noon ni Maja na hindi niya gawaing makipagbalikan sa past relationships. Sa kanyang panayam kasama ang King of Talk na si Boy Abunda, inamin ni […] The post Maja ibinunyag kung bakit nakipagbalikan sa ex-BF na si Rambo: ‘Sobrang laking bagay talaga ng family niya…’ appeared first on Bandera......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: EditorialMay 25th, 2023Related News

P16.35-million cocaine seized at NAIA

An El Salvador national was arrested at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3 in Pasay City on Monday for allegedly smuggling P16.35 million worth of cocaine into the country......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsMay 23rd, 2023Related News

El Salvador mourns 12 killed in soccer stadium stampede

El Salvador was in shock Sunday after 12 people died and hundreds were injured in a stampede at a soccer stadium, as the country's president vowed an investigation. Authorities said initial reports pointed to a crush of fans who tried to enter the 35,000-seat Cuscatlan Stadium in the Central American country's capital San Salvador to watch a game between two local teams, Alianza and FAS. The match was suspended as emergency personnel evacuated people from the stadium, where hundreds of police officers and soldiers gathered as ambulance sirens wailed. Carlos Fuentes, spokesman for the emergency services group Comandos de Salvamento, said they were treating more than 500 people for various injuries, while civil protection authorities said 88 people in total were hospitalized. The stampede apparently started after a stadium gate fell, causing people to crowd together, Fuentes said. Fredy Alexander Ruiz, a 28-year-old survivor, said he was "traumatized from seeing people thrown on the ground, dead, bruised, with their faces stepped on." The stampede started 10 minutes into the game and after it was suspended even the players joined in the frantic rescue efforts. "I had five people on top of me that were suffocating me," said Ruiz. "Thank God, I was able to grab the foot of a policeman, and he and a friend of mine pulled me out." El Salvador's President Nayib Bukele said authorities would investigate the incident and those responsible would be punished. "Everyone will be investigated: teams, managers, stadium, box office, league, federation," Bukele said on Twitter. He warned that "whoever the culprits are, they will not go unpunished." Survivor Sandra Guzman described chaos at the stadium in the moments the stampede began. "A huge crowd of people fell on me. I couldn't even breathe, they were choking me," Guzman, 40, told AFP early Sunday as she was leaving the Rosales National Hospital. When she was in front of the stadium gate that collapsed, she said, "people were pushing me to get in. They did not give me a chance to go back." She panicked when people toppled onto her, Guzman said. "I fainted, and when I woke up I was in the hospital." The Salvadoran Football Federation (Fesfut) said in a statement it "deeply regrets" the events that occurred at the stadium and "expresses its solidarity" with the families of those "affected and killed." "Fesfut will immediately request a report of what happened and will communicate the relevant information as soon as possible," it said. Due to the incident, the federation said "all soccer is suspended at the national level" on Sunday. The chief of world soccer body FIFA offered his condolences after the "tragic" stampede. The tragedy comes seven months after 135 people, including more than 40 children, were killed in a stampede following a football match in Malang, Indonesia. The post El Salvador mourns 12 killed in soccer stadium stampede appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsMay 21st, 2023Related News

Nine dead in El Salvador stadium stampede at soccer match: police

Nine people were killed Saturday in a stampede at an El Salvador stadium where soccer fans had gathered to watch a local tournament, police said. "The number of deaths after the stampede at the Cuscatlan Stadium amounts to nine," the National Civil Police posted on Twitter. The security agency also noted that "several" injured people, including at least two in critical condition, were being taken to nearby hospitals. The police said initial reports point to a crush of fans who tried to enter the stadium in the Central American country's capital San Salvador to watch a match between teams Alianza and FAS. El Salvador's Interior Minister Juan Carlos Bidegain said the civil protection service's first responders were on the scene and attending to people impacted by the incident. The match was suspended as emergency personnel evacuated people from the stadium, where hundreds of police officers and soldiers gathered as ambulance sirens wailed. Health Minister Francisco Alabi said the country's hospital network was "providing medical care to all patients" in the aftermath of the stampede. The tragedy comes seven months after 135 people including more than 40 children died in a stampede following a football match in Malang, Indonesia. The post Nine dead in El Salvador stadium stampede at soccer match: police appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsMay 21st, 2023Related News

Maja, Awra discover each other’s quirks while co-hosting TV5’s Emojination

Maja Salvador and Awra Briguela got to discover each other’s quirky side while taping the latest game show Emojination, a collaboration between TV5 and APT Productions, which airs Sundays on the Kapatid network......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: MoviesMay 19th, 2023Related News

College student downed by speeding car

A 22-year-old college student was injured after she was hit by a speeding car in Manila on Tuesday afternoon. Initial reports from the Manila District Traffic Enforcement Unit-Vehicular Traffic Investigation Section said that the victim — identified as Jo-anne Ramos — was walking on the sidewalk along Dapitan Street in Sampaloc, Manila when she was struck by a red Honda City sedan. The car, which was being driven by a 60-year-old individual identified as Merlita Aday, lost control and jumped up onto the sidewalk, hitting Ramos. Ramos was taken to the UST Hospital by ambulance. She suffered a broken leg and a head injury. She is currently in stable condition. Aday has been arrested and charged with reckless imprudence resulting in serious physical injuries. She has also pledged to shoulder the cost of Ramos’ medical expenses. The post College student downed by speeding car appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: LifestyleMay 17th, 2023Related News

Bukidnon solon induction swells Lakas-CMD registry

Lakas-CMD retains control of the House of Representatives after welcoming another member on Tuesday, bringing the party’s total strength in the chamber to 71. Bukidnon Rep. Jonathan Keith Flores, the newest member of the House’s most prominent political clan, was sworn into office by  Speaker Martin Romualdez. “I thank Cong. Flores for joining the right political party whose commitment is to work towards a better future for our nation. We are honored to welcome you today as the 71st House member of Lakas-Christian Muslim Democrats, a dedicated advocate for positive change,” said Romualdez, the party’s president. Some House leaders, including House majority leader Mannix Dalipe and chairperson emeritus and former president, now Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, witnessed the event. The party’s growing membership, according to Romualdez, is to steamroll legislative support to the presidential agenda for prosperity and socio-economic development. “Let us join together in our drive for meaningful progress in addressing our country’s critical issues,” said the House chief. The late then-president Fidel V. Ramos founded and served as chairperson emeritus of the Lakas-CMD in 1999, which Romualdez now leads with Vice President Sara Duterte. During the campaign season for last year’s polls, the Lakas-CMD actively supported the Marcos-Duterte tandem and is now considered an administration party. The number of its members ballooned days before Marcos held his first State of the Nation Address in July. Meanwhile, President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. on Tuesday urged Northern Luzon lawmakers to strengthen the “Solid North” regional bloc and maintain its unity and relevance for the country’s benefit. The President made the call during the oathtaking ceremony of the newly elected officials of the Northern Luzon Alliance held in Malacañang. In his speech, Marcos recalled the difficult times when the group was considered politically irrelevant. “(T)hose times that we went through that, the Ilocano bloc remained solid. And the result is that we are now here celebrating the taking the oath of new officers of the Northern Alliance here in the Palace,” Marcos said. The post Bukidnon solon induction swells Lakas-CMD registry appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsMay 16th, 2023Related News

Pauline Amelinckx nais mapanood ang pagsabak ni Michelle Dee sa Miss Universe sa El Salvador

UMUUSOK pa rin ang social media dahil sa mga reaksyon sa katatapos na 2023 Miss Universe Philippines pageant, kung saan nagwagi ang aktres at pageant veteran na si Michelle Dee. Ngunit nagpahayag na ng galak ang fan favorite na si Pauline Amelinckx para sa susunod na kabanata ng bagong reyna. “And maybe if there are […] The post Pauline Amelinckx nais mapanood ang pagsabak ni Michelle Dee sa Miss Universe sa El Salvador appeared first on Bandera......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: EditorialMay 16th, 2023Related News

Preserving the Philippine Eagle sanctuary in Bukidnon

The preservation of the environment has never been more critical than it is today. The world is facing a dual crisis: climate change and biodiversity loss. These crises are interconnected and addressing them requires an integrated approach. The Filinvest Group, through subsidiary FDC Misamis Power Corporation, has partnered anew with the Philippine Eagle Foundation to establish an initial 20-hectare reforestation and carbon sink area in Barangay Guilang-guilang, Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon. Under the Memorandum of Agreement recently signed by FDC Misamis and PEF, within the next three years, PEF will lead the reforestation of the grasslands planting endemic species, while FDC Misamis will provide funding for the entire project. Within the project area is Mt. Tago, home to a pair of Philippine Eagles — female Kalabugao and male Guilang-guilang — and their eaglet Maluko. PEF first released Kalabugao into the wild in 2010 after nursing her back to health, following a period where she was kept as a pet by a local farmer. After her release, Kalabugao crossed to the new-found territory at Mt. Tago, where she met Guilang-guilang. Their first nesting attempt failed but succeeded the following courtship season, successfully hatching Maluko. Just recently, PEF, along with forest guards, spotted their second eaglet. According to PEF research and development director Dr. Jayson Ibanez, Kalabugao's milestone "became the world's first case of a rescued, rehabilitated and released juvenile Philippine eagle surviving to sexual maturity and breeding in the wild." The Philippine eagles have thrived in the area through the years with the help of the local community, specifically the Guilang-guilang Apo Datu Nanikonan Association, Inc., as the site is part of their ancestral domain. Carbon sink management, eagle preservation and the involvement of indigenous peoples are essential components of environmental sustainability. These issues are interrelated, thus a balanced approach is necessary for long-term success. "FDC Misamis understands that managing carbon sinks is necessary to mitigate the impacts of climate change while preserving the Philippine eagle is crucial to maintaining biodiversity. Indigenous peoples, who have longstanding relationships with these ecosystems, play an essential role in ensuring these efforts succeed," said FDC Misamis president and CEO Juan Eugenio L. Roxas. [caption id="attachment_132490" align="aligncenter" width="525"] PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY OF THE FILINVEST GROUP | Officials of PEF, FDC Misamis, GADNAI and LGU Manolo Fortich during the unveiling of the GADNAI Kapulinagan Carbon Forest: (from left) PEF research and development director Dr. Jayson Ibañez, PEF executive director Dennis Salvador, FDC Misamis president and CEO Juan Eugenio L. Roxas, GADNAI chairman and head claimant Datu Honorio Sumohoy, Manolo Fortich municipal administrator Joey Gaid and Guilang-guilang barangay captain Glenn Sumohoy Gulle.[/caption] "We are happy to link GADNAI with FDC Misamis and help build this new partnership. Hopefully, this collaboration will prosper into the future not only for the eagles but for the benefit of the people and ultimately for the nation's interest," said PEF executive director Dennis Salvador. GADNAI plays a critical role in reforestation's success. Part of the project component is capacity building for locals and providing alternate livelihood. Indigenous communities have often been excluded from conservation efforts or have had their knowledge and practices disregarded. Their involvement in these efforts can promote social and environmental justice. "By recognizing and respecting GADNAI's rights and contributions, we can work toward a more equitable and sustainable future," added Roxas. FDC Misamis owns and operates a 405-megawatt thermal baseload power plant in Villanueva, Misamis Oriental, which significantly contributes to the stability of the Mindanao grid. Its parent company, FDC Utilities, Inc., the power and utility arm of the Filinvest Group, is also pursuing the development of sustainable energy projects such as solar, hydropower, biomass and waste-to-energy projects. The carbon sink management program is the Filinvest Group's second project with PEF. Initial conservation efforts started in 2019 when Filinvest, through FDCUI, adopted Philippine Eagle PE-A-84-WM022 formally, now known as Dagitab. The post Preserving the Philippine Eagle sanctuary in Bukidnon appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsMay 14th, 2023Related News

Ilang beauty queens ‘proud na proud’ sa panalo ni Michelle Dee sa Miss Universe PH 2023: ‘We will support you all the way!’

NAGBUNYI ang ilang Pinay beauty queens matapos koronahan bilang bagong Miss Universe Philippines si Michelle Marquez Dee. Magugunitang 37 na iba pang mga kandidata mula sa iba’t-ibang panig ng ating bansa ang naglaban-laban upang maging kinatawan ng Pilipinas sa gaganapin na international competition sa bansang El Salvador ngayong taon. Dahil diyan, naghayag sila ng suporta […] The post Ilang beauty queens ‘proud na proud’ sa panalo ni Michelle Dee sa Miss Universe PH 2023: ‘We will support you all the way!’ appeared first on Bandera......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsMay 14th, 2023Related News

Bong Go aids struggling residents in Misamis Oriental towns

Senator Christopher "Bong" Go on Thursday, 11 May, dispatched his team to Naawan and Jasaan, Misamis Oriental to provide assistance to residents in need. In a video message, Go called upon his fellow Filipinos to unite and support one another during these difficult times. He emphasized the importance of collective action, stating, "Mga kababayan ko, mayro'n lang po kaming kaunting tulong sa inyo. Magtulungan lang po tayo. Sino ba namang magtutulungan kung 'di tayo lang po, mga kapwa nating Pilipino." Held at the Senior Citizen Building in Naawan and the Municipal Social Welfare and Development Office in Jasaan, Go’s team handed out vitamins, shirts, masks, and snacks to a total of 100 residents. They also provided shoes, and balls for basketball and volleyball to select individuals. The Department of Social Welfare and Development also extended financial aid to the indigents. Chair of the Senate Committee on Health, Go encouraged the residents to seek medical assistance from the Malasakit Centers located at Northern Mindanao Medical Center and J.R. Borja General Hospital in Cagayan de Oro City. Malasakit Centers bring together representatives from the DSWD, Department of Health, Philippine Health Insurance Corporation, and Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office. These one-stop shops aim to support impoverished patients in reducing their hospital bills to the least possible amount. The Malasakit Centers program was initiated by Go in 2018 and was later institutionalized under the Malasakit Centers Act of 2019, which he primarily authored and sponsored. To date, there are 157 Malasakit Centers in the Philippines that have helped over seven million poor and indigent patients nationwide, according to the DOH. Go, who serves as Vice Chair of the Senate Committee on Finance, likewise supported the flood control projects in Magsaysay, Medina, and Gingoog City; construction of multipurpose buildings in Initao, Magsaysay, and Gingoog City; rehabilitation of local roads in Balingasag, Initao, Lagonglong, Laguindingan, Libertad, Lugait, Magsaysay, Manticao and El Salvador City; and construction of water systems in Balingasag and Jasaan. He was also instrumental in the construction of a drainage system and flood control structures along the Iponan River, the acquisition of several ambulance units and fire and dump trucks, and the construction of a three-story multipurpose building in Barangay 33 in Cagayan de Oro City. On 10 May, Go’s team also aided residents in Gingoog City where they distributed similar assistance. They, likewise, aided impoverished communities in the town of Gitagum on 29 April. The post Bong Go aids struggling residents in Misamis Oriental towns appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsMay 14th, 2023Related News

Michelle Dee, Pauline Amelinckx, Jannarie Zarzoso, Angelique Manto, Airissh Ramos pasok sa Top 18 ng Miss Universe PH 2023

PASOK sa Top 18 finalists ang mga early favorites ng pageant fans sa ginaganap ngayong Miss Universe Philippines 2023 grand coronation night sa Mall of Asia Arena. Kabilang sa mga kandidatang magpapatuloy sa next round ng naturang national pageant sina Jannarie Zarzoso, Agusan del Norte; Pauline Amelinckx, Bohol; Angelique Manto, Pampanga; Airissh Ramos, Eastern Samar; Michelle Marquez Dee, Makati; Clare Dacanay, Paranaque; Afia […] The post Michelle Dee, Pauline Amelinckx, Jannarie Zarzoso, Angelique Manto, Airissh Ramos pasok sa Top 18 ng Miss Universe PH 2023 appeared first on Bandera......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsMay 14th, 2023Related News

Michelle Dee, daughter of Melanie Marquez, is crowned Miss Universe Philippines 2023

Michelle Dee from Makati has been crowned as Miss Universe Philippines 2023 and will represent the country at the 72nd Miss Universe pageant to be held later this year in El Salvador......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: MoviesMay 13th, 2023Related News

Miss Universe Philippines 2023 winners, major and special prize awardees

Here is the list of winners in last night's Miss Universe Philippines 2023 held at the SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City: [caption id="attachment_132148" align="aligncenter" width="525"] (Photo by Kim Sancha)[/caption] Miss Universe Philippines 2023 - Michelle Marquez Dee (Makati City) Miss Universe Philippines 1st Runner-Up - Christine Opiaza (Zambales) Miss Universe Philippines 2nd Runner-Up - Mary Angelique Manto (Pampanga) Miss Charm Philippines - Krishnah Marie Gravidez (Baguio City) Miss Supranational Philippines - Pauline Amelinckx (Bohol)   Major awards: Best in Swimsuit - Krishnah Marie Gravidez (Baguio City) Best in Evening Gown - Michelle Marquez Dee (Makati City)   Special awards: Best National Costume - Airissh Ramos (Eastern Samar) Glam Challenge Winner - Jannarie Zarzoso (Agusan Del Norte) Runway Challenge Winner - Mary Angelique Manto (Pampanga) Swimsuit Challenge Winner - Pauline Amelinckx (Bohol) Miss Friendship - Shayne Glenmae Maquiran (Capiz) Face of Social Media - Jannarie Zarzoso (Agusan Del Norte) Fan Vote Winner - Princess Anne Marcos (Bulacan)   The post Miss Universe Philippines 2023 winners, major and special prize awardees appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsMay 13th, 2023Related News

Bill gifting P1M to 101-year-old Pinoys passed

The House of Representatives has approved on the third and final reading the bill gifting Filipinos who reach the age of 101 a cool P1 million in cash. Garnering 257 votes, the bill improved on the previous law giving P100,000 incentives to those 100 years of age. House Bill 7535 will also grant Filipino citizens P25,000 upon reaching 80, 85, 90, and 95 whether they are living here or abroad. Those 101 years old will likewise get greetings from the president of the Philippines. Through the legislation, the House “would like to honor our countrymen for their years of service to the country and for their discipline in ensuring that they live a long, healthy, and fruitful life,” said Speaker Martin Romualdez. “Of course, we also want our octogenarians and nonagenarians to enjoy this benefit while they still can without having to wait until 101 years old, so we also provided a cash gift for them,” he added. National Commission of Senior Citizens is set to implement the measure when it formally becomes law. Senior Citizens party-list Rep. Rodolfo Ordanes said the new grant will not only help the centenarians’ families financially but also bolster the morale of the elderly. There are an estimated 662 Filipino centenarians, according to the Department of Social Welfare and Development. Aside from Ordanes, the other principal authors of the bill are Representatives Jude Acidre, Sonny Lagon, Daphne Lagon, Brian Yamsuan, PM Vargas, Toby Tiangco, Salvador Pleyto, Roy Loyola, LRay Villafuerte, Loreto Amante, Jam Baronda, Eric Yap, Edvic Yap, Paolo Duterte, Migs Nograles, Lani Mercado-Revilla, and Gus Tambunting. The post Bill gifting P1M to 101-year-old Pinoys passed appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsMay 9th, 2023Related News

Of battles and bottles: Books on Norzagaray and Philippine history and culture

Whether it’s heavy rains or times of drought, attention is given to the level of water in a number of water reservoirs in the country, which are mostly located in the island of Luzon. One of these reservoirs, which are massive engineering feats of the 20th century, is the Angat Dam in the province of Bulacan, which supplies water for irrigation in the Central Luzon province and adjacent Pampanga and for domestic use in Metro Manila. A common misconception is that this dam is in the town of Angat as its name suggests, but it is geographically and politically located within the town of Norzagaray. The dam was built in the 1960s at the upper portion of the Angat River, hence the name. Apart from the Angat Dam, Norzagaray has another dam called Ipo, located downstream from the former. The present Ipo Dam was completed in 1984 but the old one which was replaced by the current one was completed in 1938 and was the site of the Battle of Ipo Dam in 1945. Historic battles In that battle, the dam was taken by the Filipino and American forces from members of the Shimbu group of the Japanese army commanded by General Shizuo Yokohama, which had control of the important water supply installations for Manila and its environs. Half a century prior, the town also had its share of history during the battles for Philippine independence. In the Philippine Revolution against Spain, a local unit of the Filipino revolutionaries was organized by Sinfroso de la Cruz and made the Pinagrealan Cave in the village of Minuyan as their hideout and secret meeting place. His group was involved in battles against the Spanish forces in Norzagaray, Angat and San Jose in 1896 to 1897. Now, the said cave is a tourist destination in the town together with other natural and cultural sites. These pieces in Norzagaray’s history are discussed in the recently released book, Casaysayan ng Norzagaray Año 1860, by Bulacan historian and cultural advocate Jaime Salvador Corpuz. [caption id="attachment_130022" align="aligncenter" width="525"] Photographs courtesy of Jaime Corpuz | A book on the history of Norzagay, Bulacan.[/caption] Corpuz also presents different facets of the town’s culture and heritage including the Dumagat ethnic group, which also inhabits the area, being a part of the Sierra Madre Mountain Range; its foundation as an independent town from Angat in 1860; its church dedicated to San Andres de Apostol; the Philippine-American War, Commonwealth and World War II; educational development; barangays; known personalities; and the history of the Norzagaray, Culture, History, Arts and Tourism Council, the publisher of the book. The book, an added resource in the study of local histories, is a product of a cultural heritage mapping done more than five years ago. Uncapping the history of bottles Corpuz also recently launched another book on the history of bottles in the country, the first of its kind in the Philippines. A novelty and an important undertaking, the book MaBOTEng Usapan: Samu’t Saring Kuwentong Bote is his joint project with fellow author Kyle Gianan, who is popularly known as the “Filipino Picker.” It was co-published by Corpuz’s Bahay Makabayan in Marilao, Bulacan and Gianan’s Museo ng Kahapon in Mandaluyong. The book presents the various stories about bottles in the country including those that are now considered rare such as the Balintawak Beer, Halili Beer and Mactan Softdrinks of San Miguel in Bulacan. [caption id="attachment_130023" align="aligncenter" width="525"] A book on the history of bottles in the Philippines.[/caption] The book is replete with information on the role of bottles in Philippine movies and old print advertisements. It even tells about how bottles for alcoholic drinks were reused as disinfectant alcohol bottles during the early stages of the coronavirus pandemic. This book is important as it delves into a lesser known or lesser discussed aspect of Philippine society and history. These bottles are artifacts that are historically, culturally, economically, scientifically and socially significant. They are mute witnesses in the planning of revolutions and important events as well as significant social gatherings. This undertaking by Corpuz and Gianan is laudable and is definitely a source of “ma-boteng usapan” among its readers. The post Of battles and bottles: Books on Norzagaray and Philippine history and culture appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: EditorialMay 8th, 2023Related News

Bossing Vic sa P30-M utang sa kanya ng TAPE bilang host ng Eat Bulaga: ‘OK na, bayad na!’

KINUMPIRMA ng veteran comedian at TV host na si Bossing Vic Sotto na nabayaran na ng TAPE, Inc. ang pagkakautang sa kanya na nagkakahalaga ng mahigit P30 million. Kanina sa presscon ng bago niyang sitcom sa GMA 7, ang “Open 24/7” kasama sina Maja Salvador at Jose Manalo, natanong nga si Bossing tungkol sa nasabing […] The post Bossing Vic sa P30-M utang sa kanya ng TAPE bilang host ng Eat Bulaga: ‘OK na, bayad na!’ appeared first on Bandera......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsMay 8th, 2023Related News

‘Women in Blockchain’ empowers women in tech

Binance recently held a "Women in Blockchain" event in Manila, in collaboration with blockchain play-to-earn games Yield Guild Games, to celebrate gender equality and empower more women to pursue careers in Web3. Female representatives in the Philippines' Web3 space, such as Prayer Trairatvorakul, Marketing director, APAC at Binance, and Mary Rose E. Magsaysay, assistant secretary of Cybercrime Investigation Coordinating Center, convened with other female community members at this event to share insights, network and discuss the opportunities that Web3 offers women globally. As an industry leader, Binance aims to increase the freedom of money globally. A crucial part of this is bringing more diversity to the crypto ecosystem to ensure blockchain lives up to its full potential. Binance seeks to empower all crypto-curious women to become crypto-fluent through various ongoing initiatives and events. This "Women in Blockchain" event is the first in the Philippines. At the event, Kenneth Stern, general manager of Binance in the Philippines, emphasized the importance of supporting the increasing number of women entering the Web3 space. He added, "As a company, representing women is our priority, and we have a female workforce higher than the industry average." Prayer Trairatvorakul, Binance's Marketing Director, APAC, delivered an insightful keynote at the event and touched on how more women can enter the Web3 industry if companies encourage inclusivity, leverage existing networks to open doors and create products specifically for women. She revealed how shaping careers without gender preconceptions has succeeded for Binance, "A lot of people that I work with started as interns and are now leading global teams. An advantage of working in the Web 3 sector is that there is lower bureaucracy, which allows people, regardless of gender, to progress in their career." Creating their place Other female speakers at the "Women in Blockchain" event also shared their experience working in Web3 and how they have been building their careers in this male-dominated space. Mary Rose E. Magsaysay, CICC assistant secretary, highlighted the effectiveness of women in leadership roles: "When we talk about the government, some of the best managers are women since about 70 percent of managerial jobs are handled by women." Myrtle Anne Ramos, serial entrepreneur and angel investor, encouraged women to find other women in the tech space and collaborate with them to make a difference. She said people should "create the world you want to see. What we need to do is build that inclusive world that we're creating. Make a safe space for everyone and look for mentors." Kimberly Rocha-Delgado, director of Galeria Paloma, advised women to seek out companies that value their strengths and make them allies in making space for others to shine. "By raising awareness about these issues, we can work towards greater representation and equality," she said. Een Mercado, gaming content creator, and YGG ambassador, advised women to carve out their own space and pursue their paths in the highly competitive gaming industry. "While it may be difficult to create content that hasn't been done before, it's important to keep trying and find a unique way to stand out. Ultimately, success in the gaming world comes from having fun, enjoying the competition, and being persistent in pursuing one's own goals," Mercado said. As part of Binance's commitment to increasing female representation in Web3 and reducing the gender gap, the exchange has created its first formal internship and graduate programs, offering more access to crypto careers for diverse talent, including women. Binance also provides guidance and career advice to women through Binance Academy's educational courses, female mentorship programs, and talent workshops to teach more women how to break into a career in Web3. The post ‘Women in Blockchain’ empowers women in tech appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

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PBBM need to reform MUP pension system — Diokno

The Marcos administration has to reform the retirement and pension funds for military uniformed personnel (MUP) since keeping the current system could cause a significant increase in the national debt and expenditure in the coming years, Finance Secretary Benjamin Diokno said. In a recent briefing, Diokno said the current formula for the MUP pension system, which started under the Ramos administration, is financially unsustainable. He mentioned that the military uniformed personnel "does not contribute" to the pension system, adding that government wholly finances their retirement benefits through yearly appropriations. Diokno stated that the current pension system is expected to cost the government approximately P848.39 billion per year for the next two decades. It is also estimated that the level of total unfunded pension liabilities is at P9.6 trillion, which is equivalent to nearly half of the country’s economy last year. Furthermore, he noted that the mounting pension obligations may lead to an up to 25 percent rise in public debt by 2030. "They (the MUP) have no contribution, yet they receive a huge amount. I think this really has to be discussed openly," Diokno said. "We can no longer afford to keep this around," the Finance Chief added. The country's outstanding debt could potentially increase by around P3.43 trillion, primarily due to the need to finance the pension system. This projection excludes any other government borrowings for various purposes over the next seven years. Diokno emphasized that meeting the financial requirements to cater to future pensioners and their dependents would be tough if the government would not immediately resolve the unfunded liabilities. Since this reform would require approval from Congress, Diokno expressed confidence that President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. has the necessary political influence to pursue such a measure. “He (Marcos) has signified that he is willing to spend his political capital for important reforms. We have no choice. We have to face this problem,” Diokno said. Diokno pointed out that Rep. Joey Salceda is one of the advocates who will introduce a bill to revamp the MUP pension system. The finance secretary is optimistic that MUP members will begin contributing to their pension system by January 2024. Diokno cited an instance, stating that a retired general is receiving a tax-free monthly pension of P131,000. He further mentioned that the current pension system could impact other government projects such as education and healthcare. The Department of Finance (DOF) plans to talk with other government agencies and the military to address this matter. Additionally, Diokno stated that "no military official had approached" him to oppose the proposition, necessitating soldiers to contribute 1 to 3 percent of their monthly income initially. “We can no longer afford to ignore this elephant in the room. Somebody has to really fix this formula, otherwise, we will be facing a fiscal crisis,” Diokno said. “If this continues, we are crowding out some important projects like education and health because we keep on prioritizing the military pension,” he said. Instead of incremental changes, Diokno suggested that the government should establish a unified separation, retirement, and pension system for the MUP. Diokno explained that the proposed solution should cover all members of the MUP agencies, including those who are still in active service or have recently joined. Currently, the monthly pension for retirees is automatically linked to the salary of the next-in-rank in the active service. Consequently, salary increases for active personnel result in an increased funding requirement for retired members. MUP members can choose to retire early after serving for at least 20 years, even before reaching the mandatory retirement age of 56. The post PBBM need to reform MUP pension system — Diokno appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

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