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Duterte-signed peso bills out next week – BSP

MANILA, Philippines – The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) is set to release the initial batch of banknotes bearing the signature of President Duterte starting next week. BSP Governor Amando Tetangco Jr. said the new generation currency (NGC) bills bearing [...]

December 14, 2016 Business

Cigar makers told to also put graphic health warnings

It’s not just Cigarette makers; even cigar makers were reminded by an anti-smoking group to comply with the impending implementation of the graphic health warning (GWH) Law. “Cigarette makers are also sternly reminded to follow the existing GHW Law as [...]

October 23, 2016 Business, Health, Lifestyle, News, What The Papers Say

High-wire Act

Linesmen of the Davao Light and Power Company stand perilously on cables about 40 feet from the ground as they install power lines on this newly-erected post in Lanang, Davao City in the wee hours of Saturday. The next posts [...]

October 23, 2016 Business, News, What The Papers Say

President Duterte details Scarborough Shoal compromise

Filipinos may soon regain access to the traditional fishing grounds in the disputed South China Sea but with certain limitations following his meeting with the leaders of China, President Rodrigo Duterte announced on Sunday, October 23. The president shared the [...]

October 23, 2016 Business, Headlines, News, Politics, What The Papers Say, World
Technical Education and Skills Development Authority

TESDA crafts plans for drug dependents

In full support to President Duterte’s campaign promise of curbing illegal drugs, Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) formulates its intervention on drug abuse prevention and post rehabilitation program of drug dependents. This initiative is part of Technical Education [...]

October 18, 2016 Business, Headlines, News, What The Papers Say
Labor and Employment Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III

DOLE to suspend firms that implement ‘endo’

Labor and Employment Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III directed the 17 Regional Offices to cancel or suspend the Certificates of Registration under Department Order 18-A of contractors and subcontractors practicing illegitimate contracting and subcontracting arrangements, including “endo.” Secretary Silvestre H. [...]

October 18, 2016 Business, Headlines, News, Politics, What The Papers Say
Senadora Cynthia Villar

Livelihood Projects para sa Mamamayang Pilipino

Nakikiisa si Senadora Cynthia Villar, chairperson ng Senate Committee on Social Justice, Welfare and Rural Development, sa Villar SIPAG at iba’t ibang ahensiya ng pamahalaan para magbigay ng livelihood projects sa Baseco residents. Nagsagawa rin si Senadora Cynthia Villarsila ng regular na paglilinis sa [...]

October 18, 2016 Business, Headlines, News, Politics, What The Papers Say
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Pangalagaan at Protektahan ang mga magsasaka

Maaaring hindi batid ng mga mamamayan sa Metro Manila na binabalot ng krisis ang mga magsasaka ng bigas at mais sa bansa, na lumuluha na dahil sa pananamantala ng mga mapang-abuso at ganid na negosyante. Ang mga negosyanteng ito ay [...]

October 14, 2016 Business, Headlines, News, What The Papers Say
Social Security System

Bagong SSS Chairman si Dean Amado Valdez

Asahan ang makabuluhang pagbabago sa pangangasiwa sa Social Security System sa pagkakahirang kay constitutionalist and former law dean Amado Valdez bilang bagong SSS board chairman. Ang bagong Social Security System board chairman ay former dean of the University of the [...]

October 14, 2016 Business, Headlines, News, What The Papers Say
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Foreign direct investment sa bansa tumaas ayon sa Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas

Tumaas sa 79 percent ang foreign direct investments (FDI) na bumuhos sa Pilipinas sa unang pitong buwan ng taong kasalukuyan. Ayon sa Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, umakyat sa 4.69 billion dollars ang foreign direct investments mula Enero hanggang Hulyo na [...]

October 12, 2016 Business, Headlines, News, What The Papers Say, World