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SSS, affordable savings option for Filipinos

BANGUED, Abra, June 14 (PIA) -- The Personal Equity and Savings Option (PESO) Fund of the Social Security System (SSS) is the most attractive, accessible and affordable savings option for the working.....»»

Category: newsSource: manilanews manilanewsJun 14th, 2018

Duterte signs Philippine Mental Health law

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte has signed the landmark Mental Health Law, which would provide affordable and accessible mental health services for Filipinos Senator Risa Hontiveros on Thursday, June 21, lauded Duterte, saying the signing of Republic Act 11036 would “set the path for the government’s policy in integrating ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 21st, 2018

May 13th declared Day of Courage

MANILA, Philippines,  – Allianz has declared May 13 as a Day of Courage, with three events that are designed as a test of mettle and to encourage more Filipinos to live a healthy lifestyle. These three events, the PHA Heart Run Powered By Allianz together with the Philippine Heart Association (PHA) at SM By the Bay; the Allianz Conquer Challenge in Vermosa, Laguna; and the Bayanihan Walk in Singapore, will help bring out the best in the participants as they challenge not only physical limits but also to promote the value of courage.  The PHA Heart Run powered by Allianz, which will be held at the SM By The Bay area gives participants the opportunity to become Heart Warriors and bring awareness to cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) that are affecting many Filipinos today. Doctors and healthy heart advocates from the PHA will be joined by running coaches Toni and Jim Saret, in a race that will be led by heart condition survivors who will run in the 1k advocacy division in a bid to shine a light on the prevention and primary care of CVDs. Allianz PNB Life President Olaf Kliesow reiterates the need for Filipino families’ to monitor their health conditions and be wary of increasing medical expenses, especially for a great majority whose savings and insurance protection levels are very much wanting. To make the fun run more exciting, Allianz will be giving out P100,000 worth of personal accident life insurance to all participants, and two lucky 21k and 10K participants will win all-expense paid trips to Thailand, to join the Allianz Ayudhaya World Run! Those who want to level up their game may register at the Allianz Conquer Challenge, an obstacle course race that tests speed, endurance and strategy. The race is made even more special with the participation of Jamil Faisal Saro Adiong, a recipient of the Sultan Kudarat Award for Peace and Community Development. Marawi City, his home province of Lanao del Sur, was besieged with a very big challenge last year, as it was still reeling from the effects of a tropical storm, it was also battered by a war. Jamil is one of the local heroes who was involved in Marawi’s rehabilitation efforts. “I am offering my participation in the race to all my fellow Maranaos, in the hope that we may all triumph in our aspirations with mutual respect through harmonious relationships and inclusive economic development as we rise stringer and more resilient than before,” he shares. Joining the obstacle course race is a testament to his own journey and a call to all Filipinos to embrace peace and tolerance amidst diversity. As with the PHA Heart Run, Allianz will be giving out P100,000 worth of personal accident life insurance to all participants of the challenging course race that has divisions for kids, beginners, and pros. To further amplify their message to dare to take on life’s challenges because Allianz is there to support your family and your life’s dreams, Filipinos in Singapore are invited to join the Allianz PNB Life and Philippine Embassy–supported Bayanihan Walk, which will take place at the Labrador Park. The 3.88km fun walk aims to raise funds to support the Philippine Bayanihan Society Singapore’s charity works and for the maintenance of the Bayanihan Centre. Rei Abrazaldo, Allianz PNB Life Brand Communications and Digital Director, shares that the company’s mission is to empower Filipinos to face new experiences and daily challenges with courage. “We enable every Filipino the courage to live a healthy lifestyle as embodied in our collaboration with the Philippine Heart Association in the upcoming PHA Heart Run Powered by Allianz.  We inspire Filipinos the courage to overcome obstacles as exemplified in our partnership with Conquer Challenge Philippines in the approaching Allianz Conquer Challenge Race, and we empower Filipinos overseas to have the courage to be there for each other in our alliance with the Philippine Bayanihan Society,” Abrazaldo explains. He further emphasizes that at Allianz they believe that life would be better if people had more courage than fear. “There is no better time to agree that we need more courage, to experience that there is more to life than what we were thought of to just be content and not aspire for something better,” he adds. Allianz is the Filipinos’ partner in finding that courage, he says. “Our customers and prospects want to have an insurance which supports them, backs them up, which helps them to live their life to the fullest – and does not scare them or stop them from doing what they want to do. Each one of us has the capacity and the capability to explore life. With the coverage that we provide our clients, they do not need to be alone in exploring life.”  - RELEASE.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 11th, 2018

What the Divorce Law Means For Us

Yesterday, the Divorce Bill was passed in its second reading. It's now another step closer to getting implemented into law which is a good thing. We know there are those who are against divorce and how it destroys the sanctity of marriage, et cetera, et cetera. It's understandable, but people need to realize that this law will benefit couples who are in unhappy marriages. Our columnist B. Wiser said that people "get married with the best intentions,wishing it to endure as a happy, fruitful, and mutually beneficial union for as long as it reasonably can." However, when it goes awry, Filipinos have the option to separate from their spouses or to get an annulment. The latter is co...Keep on reading: What the Divorce Law Means For Us.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 16th, 2018

The new Courtyard Technology Hub is now here to serve Tagbilaran’s Digital Nomad

Dandreb James Arro   Freelancing has been a viable option for many Filipinos. In fact, there are more than 2 million Filipino freelancers despite slower internet in the country, with these freelancers earning an estimated $10 to $50 per hour, depending on the job. Apart from having to earn above daily minimum wage, freelancers are […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  boholnewsdailyRelated NewsMar 13th, 2018

Bank of Makati to open 40 branch-lite offices

BANK of Makati, Inc. (BMI) wants to open branch-lite offices this year to tap the unbanked and underserved Filipinos in rural areas. During the launch of BMI’s new building in Makati City on Friday, BMI President Luis M. Chua said the savings lender is looking at opening 40 branch-lite offices nationwide. “Right now, easily we […] The post Bank of Makati to open 40 branch-lite offices appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMar 10th, 2018

Health dep’t calls for more private investment in affordable medicine, hospitals, digital systems

HEALTH Secretary Francisco T. Duque III on Wednesday asked the business sector to invest in improving health services for Filipinos, particularly in the areas of affordable medicine and the construction of medical facilities. “I propose this challenge to the business sector to innovate and bridge the existing gaps (in health care) and become a partner […] The post Health dep’t calls for more private investment in affordable medicine, hospitals, digital systems appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsFeb 28th, 2018

DA Rolls Out ‘Bigas Ng Masa’ Affordable Rice Program

The Department of Agriculture (DA) set its “Bigas ng Masa” affordable rice program rolling on Wednesday, initially launching it in Quezon City and shortly farming it out to its regional offices nationwide. To make it more accessible to more Filipinos, the DA said Bigas ng Masa outlets can be set up in the regions, where […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsFeb 15th, 2018

PH looks to India pharma sector for cheaper meds

NEW DELHI---Philippine and Indian officials will meet in March to discuss cooperation in the pharmaceutical sector in hopes of giving Filipinos better access to affordable medicines and pave the way for the establishment of Indian drug factories in the Philippines.   President Duterte made a pitch to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for expanded Indian investments in the Philippines when the two leaders met on Thursday ahead of the Asean-India Commemorative Summit, according to Preeti Saran, secretary of India's Ministry of External Affairs.   Joint working group   Asean is the Association of Southeast Asian Nations whose members are Vietnam, Myanm...Keep on reading: PH looks to India pharma sector for cheaper meds.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 27th, 2018

PH-India cooperation on cheap drugs eyed

OFFICIALS from India and the Philippines will meet in March to discuss cooperation in the pharmaceutical sector, hoping to give Filipinos better access to affordable medicines and pave the way for Indian drug manufacturers to set up shop on Philippine soil. President Rodrigo Duterte made a pitch to Indian Prime….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJan 26th, 2018

House okays bill on more affordable, accessible annulment

WITHOUT jeopardizing the indissolubility of marriage, the House of Representatives on Tuesday night approved on second reading a proposed law seeking civil recognition of church-decreed annulment of all religions to make it accessible and not expensive to many Filipinos. Right now, the State recognizes divorce under the Code of Muslim….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJan 24th, 2018

Duterte Opens Bank Dedicated to the Needs of Overseas Filipinos

President Rodrigo Duterte launched on Thursday the Overseas Filipino Bank, a fruition of his campaign promise to establish the first-ever bank dedicated to the needs of overseas-based Filipinos. In his speech during the launching of the Overseas Filipino Bank at the former Philippine Postal Savings Bank (PostBank) head office in Liwasang Bonifacio, Manila, the President […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsJan 22nd, 2018

BSP approves Landbank acquisition of postal bank

THE central bank has approved the acquisition of the Philippine Postal Savings Bank (PPSB) by Land Bank of the Philippines (Landbank), which intends to position the takeover target as a lender for overseas Filipinos. At a signing ceremony involving the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) and the Philippine Competition Commission (PCC), BSP Deputy Governor Chuchi […] The post BSP approves Landbank acquisition of postal bank appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsDec 22nd, 2017

Awesome Christmas gift ideas for the Pinoy sports fan in your life

Christmas season is here, and along with the cold weather comes the bevy of various NBA games and sporting events that makes any Pinoy sports fan feel the Holidays even more. What better way to make the sports fan in your life happy this Yuletide season than to give them some awesome athletics gear? In this list, we try and offer some great gift ideas for your special someone who happens to be a sports fan.  From your loved one, to your family, friends, and even your inaanak, we've got you covered. Official NBA Apparel No professional sports league celebrates the holiday season better than the NBA.  From its special uniforms, to its yearly tradition of cheery commercials, and its epic slate of Christmas day games, the Association certainly knows how to tickle each and everyone’s holiday soft spot. For the NBA fan in your life, there are lots of choices in officially licensed apparel. Nothing else comes close than wearing your favorite player or team’s threads. Official jerseys and shirts that have licensed logos and designs? This is a classic gift, a no-brainer. NBA Tops  Stephen Curry Nike Statement name and number tee (P1,395) NBA Shorts Cleveland Cavaliers Nike Swingman Shorts (P2,975)   NBA for Youth Los Angeles Lakers Toddler Logo Tee (P1,295)   NBA Caps Golden State WarriorsTwo-tone Wordmark Strapback (P1,790)   Sneakers Nike KD Trey5 V (P4,795) Fresh set of kicks Imagine going to your family Christmas trip with new sneakers on. That’s just the best feeling for any sports fan, and you can help them by trying out any of these fresh kicks. adidas Harden Vol. “1 Driveway” (P8,500) Inspired by Houston Rockets superstar James Harden and his early basketball days, adidas introduces Harden Vol. 1 Driveway. Taking design cues from Harden’s LA home, the latest edition features a cream upper with contrasting Primeknit threads and suede toe shroud.     The Driveway colorway is now available in select adidas retailers and shop.adidas.com.ph. adidas EQT Cushion ADV(P7,500) An evolution of the original EQT Cushion 91 model, the EQT Cushion ADV shoe design features a fluid Primeknit upper with welded synthetic overlays and structural nubuck quarter panels, accented by webbing tape 3-stripes marks, and reflective accents The EQT Cushion ADV will be available in select adidas stores and shop.adidas.com.ph starting 7th December 2017.  adidas Ultraboost ATR (P9,995) Got a runner in the family? Help them shatter their excuses with the latest additions to the UltraBOOST family. The adidas Ultraboost ATR is designed to empower runners and encourage them to embrace any condition whether rain, hail, darkness or cold.  It has features that can help withstand even the most unpredictable weather. The new UltraBOOST All Terrain and UltraBOOST X All Terrain are now available in adidas.com.ph/UltraBOOST and leading adidas stores and retailers.  Merrell Chameleon 7 Stretch in Boulder (Php 5,995.00) The Merrell Chameleon 7 collection is inspired by the adaptable animal itself, and it recently got an upgrade. This core style and fan favorite features an iconic look, style, durability and function. Check out the Chameleon 7 collection in Merrell stores at Glorietta 3, TriNoma, SM North EDSA Annex, Market! Market!, Robinsons Place Manila, Festival Mall, SM Dasmarinas, Marquee Mall, Harbor Point, SM City Cebu, SM Iloilo, SM City Davao, SM Lanang, Abreeza Mall, Gaisano Mall Davao, LimKetKai Mall, and Centrio Mall, select specialty & department stores nationwide and online at merrell.com.ph.   Ultraboost laceless (P10,000) adidas has broken down barriers by working closely with athletes to test and re-work its renowned PrimeKnit upper to create a compression fit which supports and guarantees peak performance from the wearer without the need for laces.  The UltraBOOST Laceless hit stores on 6th December 2017, and retails in shop.adidas.com.ph and leading adidas stores and retailers.   Sports Tech Fitness has become a common interest and lifestyle among many Filipinos as different types of workouts become more accessible and convenient.  These advanced peripherals from Samsung would make anyone drool. Whether your loved one is a fitness nut, or a tech geek, they’ll certainly appreciate the features of each gadget that’s packed into such a luxurious piece of technology. Gear Icon X (P8,490) Listening to music to get that extra pump during your workout is made easier with the Gear IconX.  No more running with your phone in hand and tangled cord because while the Gear IconX are wireless Bluetooth earphones, you can also load them up with your favorite workout playlists. It also boasts up to 7 hours of battery life.   Samsung Gear Sport (P14,990) This device can do everything from tracking your exercise and calorie intake down to replying to notifications and playing music. This smartwatch is packed with functionalities yet comfortable to wear.   Samsung Gear Fit 2 Pro (P8,990) Featuring a minimalist, no-nonsense aesthetic, the Gear Fit 2 Pro offers flawless functionality and seamless integration with your smartphone. You have the option to custom design exercises and goals, and let the software do all the heavy lifting when it comes to tracking your progress.  You can get your own Samsung Gear device starting November 17, 2017 in Samsung Experience Stores, partner retailers, Lazada, and Abenson.com.      A piece of history Adidas Telstar 18 (P6,500) Telstar 18, the official 2018 FIFA World Cup™ game ball is the perfect gift for the dedicated football fan.  It pays homage to the first ever adidas World Cup ball, the 1970 Telstar. It’s a reinvention of the classic with a brand new panel design and the latest in ball technology and it will be used by the world’s best players as they seek to claim the biggest prize in football next summer. The Telstar now available at select adidas retail stores and the adidas online shop at shop.adidas.com.ph. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 15th, 2017

ABS-CBN launches new digital shows

With more affordable smartphones and Internet services available, Filipinos are acquiring and developing the habit of watching shows on their smartphones any.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 5th, 2017

Filipinos increased savings in 2nd quarter

Filipinos increased savings in 2nd quarter.....»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJun 11th, 2017

PLDT offers lowest call rate to all networks

LEADING telecoms and digital services provider, PLDT, introduces its lowest call plan offer, the All Net Fam Call 299, starting April. The All Net Fam Call 299 allows subscribers to make 100 minutes of landline call to all networks for as low as P299 per month. Those who subscribe to the plan will enjoy an exclusive promo rate of P99 per month or P1/minute call rate on the first month of their subscription. The lowest call plan of PLDT Home to date, the All Net Fam Call 299 allows the landline to make calls to all networks including Smart, Sun Cellular, TNT, Globe Telecom, and TM. “This new offer is part of our commitment to provide affordable and innovative call services to more Filipinos. Now, they will be able to enjoy four times lower call rates across all networks,” said PLDT FVP and Head of Home Business Oscar Reyes Jr. PLDT subscribers will enjoy the All Net Fam Plan 299 as an add-on to their existing PLDT plan, available for Voice, Home DSL, and Home Fibr plans. For more information, log on to www.pldthome.com  .....»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsApr 13th, 2017

How Trump’s health care loss will shape his presidency – CNN News

The fate of Donald Trump's presidency may hinge on what he does next. His failure to convert the core campaign promise of repealing and replacing Obamacare &'8212; even with a GOP monopoly on power in Washington &'8212; has left the White House reeling. Trump and his advisers must now regroup and try to figure out how to avoid another legislative debacle on their next big issue, tax reform. They will do so knowing that a second failure could throttle his presidency. Once, Trump's aides viewed health care reform, presumably an easy early win, as a way to deliver momentum to his presidency and to build toward more sweeping change picked from his ambitious agenda. But the effort's ignominious defeat Friday has severely weakened the President, electrified Democrats and left Trump's declarations that he is the ultimate dealmaker who can change Washington looking increasingly hollow. Trump surprised some of those close to him with his reaction to Friday's health care collapse. He did not vent or rage. Instead in the Oval Office afterward Trump was &'8220;sullen and quiet&'8221; as he contemplated his first blow, dealt by the Washington swamp he had vowed to drain, one insider source said. The President was well aware he failed to deliver on an issue that stirs the passions of his political base. He was also mindful that the health care disaster would make his quest to tackle a behemoth tax package that much more difficult, the source said. Indeed, the early failure means that hundreds of billions of dollars in federal savings that the White House had earmarked to bankroll a tax code overhaul are nowhere to be seen. &'8220;It makes everything harder moving forward,&'8221; one Trump adviser said. Another senior administration official told CNN's Gloria Borger that tax reform could now have to be a &'8220;smaller version,&'8221; than originally planned and the problem would be explaining to the public that because the repeal of Obamacare didn't happen, there's &'8220;a trillion dollars less to deal with.&'8221; Already casting an eye toward the midterm elections, which typically hurt the President's own party, some of Trump's advisers fear Obamacare's underdog survival will provide a rallying point for their political foes. &'8220;Democrats will feel emboldened and their base will feel emboldened,&'8221; a senior administration official said. As the White House grasps for a bounce back strategy, his team must take another look at one of the most important questions that Trump faced when he took power, one lent more urgency by his humiliation over health care. They must consider whether his brand as an outsider &'8212; with broad strokes politics that exacerbates grievances, has little time for dissenters and is anchored around his imposing, unpredictable personality &'8212; can actually prosper in Washington. Ironically, it was the same forces of inertia and division in the capital that soured Trump's voters on the political establishment and helped elevate him to power that combined to defeat him in his first legislative venture. &'8220;I think what happened is that Washington won,&'8221; said Trump's budget director Mick Mulvaney, in a frank moment Sunday on NBC's &'8220;Meet the Press.&'8221; &'8220;I think the one thing we learned this week is that Washington was a lot more broken than President Trump thought that it was,&'8221; said Mulvaney, adding &'8220;the status quo wins and, unfortunately, the folks back home lost.&'8221; Mulvaney's comments marked a stunning admission, given that he works for a President who brashly predicted he knew politics better than the politicians and would soon bring the city to heel with his negotiating flair and mastery of sealing a deal. Instead, two-thirds of the way through his crucial First 100 days, Trump is nowhere near any significant legislative victory. And health care reform's failure is not his only problem. His travel ban on citizens on a list of predominantly Muslim nations has twice been turned back by the courts. His budget, which features steep cuts in diplomacy spending to finance an increase for the military, is facing stiff resistance in Congress. A building intrigue over his campaign's ties to Russia is clouding the White House's mood. It now appears that the most tangible success of Trump's first months in office will be the expected confirmation of his Supreme Court pick, Judge Neil Gorsuch &'8212; though even that will further polarize Washington. Republicans are vowing to invoke the &'8220;nuclear option&'8221; by changing Senate rules so that Gorsuch can be confirmed with 51 votes, along party lines, rather than with the super-majority traditionally required for nominees to the nation's top bench. In one sense, it should not be surprising that Trump is struggling. He is the most inexperienced new president in history, and lacks the political networks and insider contacts that most commanders-in-chief take for granted when they take office. Capitol Hill sources report that the President appeared unfamiliar with the in-depth details of the health care bill, as he tried to move votes in meetings with holdout Republican lawmakers. And while his processor, Barack Obama, spent months marshaling Obamacare through Congress, Trump tried to ram through the repeal bill in a matter of weeks. That was part of a White House strategy to get a fast start in the First 100 Days to create a shock-and-awe sense of momentum. But the tactic appears to have backfired &'8212; especially in the case of Obamacare and the travel ban where too little time was spent assessing the political and [&'].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsMar 27th, 2017

Legarda Seeks to Increase Affordable Housing for Filipinos

Legarda Seeks to Increase Affordable Housing for Filipinos.....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsOct 3rd, 2016

Duterte to housing stakeholders: Unite for decent Filipino homes

Cagayan De Oro City - President Rodrigo Duterte has called on all economic housing development stakeholders to unite in formulating development action plans aimed at providing affordable and decent homes to Filipinos......»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsAug 24th, 2016

Malacañang launches President Duterte’s Social Initiatives

During the first Social Development Initiatives Summit in Davao City last August 17 to 18, Malacañang launched President Duterte’s social initiatives which includes securing Filipinos with affordable housing, enough food, accessible jobs, decent.....»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsAug 19th, 2016