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LTFRB limits cars under ride-hailing apps to 45,700

MANILA, Philippines – The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has set the maximum number of cars operating ride-hailing applications like Grab and Uber  at 45,700. LTFRB board member Aileen Lizada shared LTFRB Memorandum Circular 2018-03  to reporters on Thursday, January 18. The MC would be published in the Philippine Star on Friday, January ........»»

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Pope marries couple on papal plane

ON BOARD THE PAPAL PLANE – Pope Francis married a couple of airline employees aboard the papal plane as it flew over Chile on the third day of his South American trip. Francis formally joined in matrimony 41-year-old Carlos Ciuffardi and Paula Podest, 39, who have two children and are both ........»»

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Cebu Aims to Become Int’l Cruise Ships Destination

More than 1,100 Japanese retirees made a brief stop here on board M/V Peace Boat which made its port call in Cebu on Monday. Despite the early morning rains and continuous shower, the tourists stepped off the boat and swayed with the Sinulog dancers who welcomed them together with officials of the Department of Tourism […].....»»

Source: Metrocebu MetrocebuCategory: News4 hr. 33 min. ago Related News

Cebu Transport Group Seeks P5.50 Fare Hike

A local transport group is set to submit its petition for a Php5.50 fare hike in view of the increasing price of fuel and higher excise tax on petroleum products. Ryan Benjamin Yu, chairman of the Cebu Integrated Transport Cooperative (Citrasco), said they would submit their petition to the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board […].....»»

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52 people killed in Kazakhstan bus fire

“On January 18 at 10:30 am, a bus caught fire … 55 passengers and two drivers were on board. Five people who managed to escape are receiving medical assistance. The rest died on the spot,” the ministry said, without elaborating on the cause of the blaze. #BeFullyInformed 52 people killed in Kazakhstan bus fire Fifty-two… link: 52 people killed in Kazakhstan bus fire.....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: 5 hr. 33 min. ago Related News

Gov’t earmarks Php2-B  for MSME development

To continue the Department of Trade and Industry’s programs to develop Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs), the government has set aside Php2 billion to aid entrepreneurs and create an entrepreneurial revolution in the country that will result in more jobs generated for Filipinos. “We are committed in our goal of providing job opportunities for […].....»»

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More than 34,000 people displaced as Philippine volcano spews lava

Residents with their belongings board a truck as they prepare to depart to the evacuation center after Mayon volcano spews ashes, in Ligao city, Albay province… Source link link: More than 34,000 people displaced as Philippine volcano spews lava.....»»

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Budget deficit goal likely missed – DoF

The government likely missed its 2017 deficit target but the full-year result is still expected to be an improvement from 2016, the Finance department said on Wednesday. The Duterte administration pledged to implement an expansionary fiscal policy to accelerate economic growth, raising the budget deficit target for the year to 3 percent of gross domestic [...] The post Budget deficit goal likely missed – DoF appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Source: Manilatimes_net Manilatimes_netCategory: News20 hr. 33 min. ago Related News

BPI plans P50B stock rights offer

Ayala-led Bank of the Philippine Islands plans to raise as much as P50 billion from the sale of new shares to existing shareholders, beefing up its war chest to fund both organic growth and potential acquisitions. BPI has obtained approval from its board to conduct a stock rights offering equivalent to as much as 567 million new shares, the bank disclosed to the Philippine Stock Exchange on Wednesday. "The bank believes that the Philippine banking sector continues to present significant growth prospects in the short to medium term and that it is well-positioned to capitalize on them," BPI said. As such, BPI said it's conducting this stock rights offering to support growth an...Keep on reading: BPI plans P50B stock rights offer.....»»

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UAAP voids NU Bullpups 1st round win over UE Junior Warriors

MANILA, Philippines – The UAAP board has nullified a victory by the National University (NU) Bullpups over the University of the East (UE) Junior Warriors in the 1st round of the UAAP Season 80 Juniors basketball tournament due to an ineligible player fielded by NU. In a letter dated January 12, 2018 ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJan 17th, 2018Related News

Hindi ko naman alam kung ibibigay sa atin -- PBA OIC Marcial

Philippine Basketball Association officer in-charge Willie Marcial remains non-committal about being appointed as league commissioner for good. Marcial said he’d rather wait until the 30-day grace period of his appointment as OIC has lapsed before making the appropriate move. His appointment as league caretaker is only good for a month or at least until the end of January. “No comment ako. Hihintayin ko na lang na matapos ko yung 30-days,” said Marcial, who was the special guests in the first Philippine Sportswriters Association (PSA) Forum for the year at the Tapa King Restaurant at Farmers Market in Cubao on Wednesday. “Hindi ko naman alam kung ibibigay sa atin, kung ano yung expectations nila, at kung ano rin yung expectations ko sa kanila. Kaya hindi ko rin masabi.” A long time PBA personnel who rose from the ranks, Marcial was appointed OIC after the resignation of former commissioner Chito Narvasa became effective at the start of the year. A selection committee in-charge of choosing the next commissioner will be formed when the league board holds its first monthly meeting for 2018 next week. But if asked of his two cents worth regarding the qualities of the next league chief, Marcial mentioned two major attributes. “Dapat abugado o kaya (may alam) sa marketing,” said Marcial in the public sports program presented by San Miguel Corp., Tapa King, and the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. “Kasi tatakbo naman yung liga kapag iyo ang mga kasama mo. Alam na nila yung sistema dahil matatagal na sila dito.” “Kaya kung sinuman ang magiging commissioner ng PBA, huwag siyang mag-alala sa mga empleyado ng liga dahil hindi nila ito pababayaan.” Marcial, the long-time league external affairs and communications head, was joined in the weekly session by PBA and D-League technical director Eric Castro, technical official Roscelle Teotico, D-League tournament supervisor Junior Bengua, and Tapa King  vice chairman Julius Magallanes, who reiterated his all-out support to the weekly Forum. “Nakita ko yung impact ng sports (sa tao) like discipline and competitiveness. I think malaking tulong ito para sa mga kabaatan na malayo sa mga bisyo. And this is one of our advocacies in our company,” said Magallanes. Castro meanwhile, also made use of the opportunity to invite the public for the opening of the D-League Aspirants Cup on Thursday. Marinerong Pilipino battles Zark’s Jawbreakers in the lone opening game at the Ynares Sports Arena.     .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJan 17th, 2018Related News

Bukidnon placed under state of calamity

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 17 January) – The Provincial Board of Bukidnon on Tuesday declared a state of calamity covering the entire province over the devastation brought by tropical storm “Vinta,” estimated at P583.96 million. The board adopted the resolution passed by the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC) on January 8 recommending […].....»»

Source: Mindanews MindanewsCategory: NewsJan 17th, 2018Related News

Claims Board confident of full reparations of martial law victims

Human Rights Victims’ Claims Board (HRVCB) chairperson Lina Sarmiento Wednesday expressed confidence that her office can achieve full reparations of the vict.....»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsJan 17th, 2018Related News

Metrobank plans stock rights offering

Ty family-led Metropolitan Bank & Trust Co. plans to raise fresh capital to expand its fast-growing loan book, riding on the country's strong macroeconomic prospects. In a disclosure to the Philippine Stock Exchange on Wednesday, the country's second biggest lender said its board had approved a stock rights offering of up to a maximum of 819.83 million common shares equivalent to the remaining unissued shares from it authorized capital stock. "Timing and size of the transaction are subject to other details such as the offer price and are subject to receipt of regulatory approvals as well as market and other conditions," the disclosure said. Metrobank, which has grown its lo...Keep on reading: Metrobank plans stock rights offering.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jan 17th, 2018Related News

Griffin, Clippers help LA schoolchildren with vision issues

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Every student in the Los Angeles Unified School District who needs an eye exam and glasses will be getting them in a partnership with the L.A. Clippers Foundation. The team, along with owner Steve Ballmer and star Blake Griffin, announced Tuesday (Wednesday, PHL time) that over the next two years LAUSD students in kindergarten through 12th grade will be provided free exams and glasses. Of the district’s over 600,000 students, an estimated 15 to 20 percent need glasses, but don’t have them in part because their families are low income and have difficulty finding affordable vision care. “I truly believe in this program,” Griffin said. “If you get behind in first grade, then you’re behind every grade from then on.” Griffin says he was inspired to join the team’s efforts because his older brother Taylor struggled with poor vision as a child. Taylor Griffin accompanied his brother to Lovelia P. Flournoy Elementary in south Los Angeles on Tuesday. “I was always so jealous that he got to wear glasses and I didn’t. I wanted to do everything he did,” Griffin said. “I remember thinking about like the next time I go to the eye doctor I might just fudge this test a little bit so I could get some glasses, but I never did.” Blake Griffin put glasses on a succession of students who lined up to meet him. “The kids were very, very excited,” he said. “It’s also really cool because they get to pick out their glasses, they get to pick out the color, it makes it like personal for them. When you get to do something like that and not just wear a generic pair of glasses, I think they really take pride in it.” The eye exams are underway at all LAUSD schools. The program includes student visits to Clippers games and future school visits by Ballmer, Griffin and other Clippers. Three years ago, the Clippers worked with non-profit Vision To Learn to bring vision services to 12,000 students in Inglewood. Last year, the team helped 80,000 students in Long Beach, and now the program is expanding all over Los Angeles......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJan 17th, 2018Related News

BFAR opens recruitment exam for fisheries scholarship

Regional Director Nestor Domenden of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) in Region 1 said BFAR will conduct its nationwide recruitment examination for the Fisheries Scholarship Progra.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsJan 16th, 2018Related News

BFAR opens recruitment exam for fisheries scholarship

Regional Director Nestor Domenden of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) in Region 1 said BFAR will conduct its nationwide recruitment examination for the Fisheries Scholarship Progra.....»»

Source: Manilanews ManilanewsCategory: NewsJan 16th, 2018Related News

Albay under state of calamity

ALBAY province yesterday was placed under a state of calamity as Mayon threatens a hazardous eruption. The provincial board yesterday approved the request of Albay Governor Al Francis Bichara to declare a state of calamity in the province to allow the local government to fully mobilize all agencies and resources….....»»

Source: Journal JournalCategory: NewsJan 16th, 2018Related News

Payments management body recognized

An entity established by banks has been recognized by monetary authorities as a management body for the nascent National Retail Payments System (NRPS). “Notice is hereby given that the Monetary Board, in its Resolution No. 59 dated 11 January 2018, recognized the Philippine Payments Management Inc. (PMMI) as the payments system management body (PSMB) under [...] The post Payments management body recognized appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Source: Manilatimes_net Manilatimes_netCategory: NewsJan 16th, 2018Related News

Korina Sanchez Inserted What to Her Face?! 

If you haven't seen Korina Sanchez-Roxas' billboard (on EDSA or on social media), then you are truly missing out. Her new campaign with Belo Medical blew up the Internet as they reveal the secret behind her look! Korina is nothing but transparent about how she's trying to fight off gravity. In an Instagram post, she said that she went through Thermage, a non-invasive procedure that she's been doing for the last three years. So what is it exactly? Thermage makes use of RF and lasers to reach the deeper levels of the skin tissue to tighten and activate collagen production. The result is smoother, tighter skin and a face that doesn't need a brush of contour. Would just lik...Keep on reading: Korina Sanchez Inserted What to Her Face?! .....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jan 16th, 2018Related News