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Free Wi-Fi in Public Places Soon as DICT Fast Tracks ‘Pipol Konek’

With their goal of providing free internet access and promoting knowledge-building among the Filipino citizens, the Department of Information and Communications has recently formalized its partnership with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) expediting the roll-out of free wi-fi in...
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Expanded Maternity Law Will Cut One Year from SSS’s Fund Life

The additional benefits provided under the Expanded Maternity Leave Law, the fund life of the Social Security System (SSS) will shorten by one year. SSS Senior Vice President and Chief Actuary Edgar Cruz said in a press briefing that the...
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SSS’s PESO Fund Members May Pay Contributions through GCash

The Social Security System (SSS) has tapped Globe’s GCash as an additional partner to collect members’ contributions for its Personal Equity and Savings Option (PESO) Fund. According to SSS Acting President and Chief Executive Officer Aurora Cruz-Ignacio said that the...
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Pursue a Science and Technology Career through Scholarship Grants from the DOST

The Philippine Department of Science and Technology (DOST), through the Science Education Institute (SEI), offers scholarship grants to needy but deserving students who wish to take an undergraduate and graduate course related to Science and Technology and, eventually, pursue a...
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SSS New Contribution Rates Take Effect on April 2019

Starting in April 2019, the contribution rates for members of the Social Security System (SSS) will increase from its current rate of 11 percent to 12 percent. SSS Commissioner and Officer-in-Charge Aurora Ignacio stated that the increase in contribution rate...
dollar remittance

Dollar Remittances Reach $2.75B in January 2019

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) records a slight increase in the amount of dollar remittances from Filipinos abroad in January 2019, as compared to the same period last year. BSP Governor Benjamin Diokno said that personal remittances posted a...
One person corporation

Guidelines for Setting Up One Person Corporation, Up for Stakeholders’ Comments

Seeking to encourage more entrepreneurs to establish businesses in the country, the (SEC) has released a set of draft guidelines for the formation of a one-person corporation (OPC). This is after President Rodrigo Duterte signed Republic Act No. 11232 which is...
Department of Agriculture

DA to Fund Families Willing to Sell Coconut Water in the Metro

To help alleviate the plight of coconut farmers affected by the weak copra prices, the Department of Agriculture (DA) will be providing loans for poor families and out-of-school youth who are willing to sell coconut products in the streets of...
dairy sector

PH to Import Cattle to Help Boost Dairy Sector

Aiming to strengthen the country’s dairy industry, the country, through the National Dairy Authority (NDA), will be importing 1,500 cattle. P300 million worth of funds has been allocated by the NDA for the purchase of Girolando dairy cattle, according to...
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El Niño Affects Farmers and Businesses

The dry spell of El Niño is being felt around the country, particularly, by farmers and businesses. Data from the Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (DRRM) Operations Center of the Department of Agriculture reveals that the agricultural damage in the...
Leonora Galleros

Pinay CPA Opens Up Own Firm’s 4th Office in Madison Avenue

A native of Gingoog City, Misamis Oriental, Leonora Galleros is a Certified Public Accountant who owns Galleros Robinson, an accounting and auditing firm which serves about 300 non-profit and corporate clients and more than 700 individuals who needed assistance in...
Rodrigo Duterte

Duterte: ‘Fertilizers, seeds, and land, not bullets, to fight the insurgency.’

President Rodrigo Duterte expressed his intention to fight the insurgency in the country by purchasing and distributing fertilizers and seeds, instead of using the funds to buy bullets. In a speech delivered during the ceremonial distribution of certificate of land...
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56 Minutes Manila to Clark Travel, Possible with PNR Clark Phase 2

The first railway transportation system in the country that connects with an airport will soon be serving commuters, as the Department of Transportation (DOTr) has started inviting interested firms to join the bidding for the construction of the PNR Clark...
Bernadette Romulo-Puyat

‘Fun Philippines’ Conquers ITB Berlin

The Philippine booth is a hit at this year’s ITB Berlin, welcoming a mix of new customers and returning clients inquiring about several exciting places in the country. Leading the Philippine delegation is no less than Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat...