Stay home, PNP chief exhorts public

August 05, 2020
Philippine National Police chief General Archie Francisco F. Gamboa made this appeal to Unauthorized Persons Outside of Residence (UPORs),  callin on the public to fully cooperate with authorities as they strictly enforce Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ) rules in Metro Manila and the provinces of Bulacan, Cavite, Laguna and Rizal.

PhilHealth execs grilled over graft

August 05, 2020
“Yun pong all case rate policy na binabanggit ko sa inyo kahit na anong gawin niyong computerization, nako-computerize na ho ang corruption diyan sa loob ng PhilHealth,” the lawmaker told PhilHealth president and CEO Ricardo Morales.

COVID-19 claims

During the hearing, Senior Vice President Nerissa Santiago said that based on their estimate, there will be 209,000 COVID cases in the country by the end of the year and the payouts for this will reach P45 billion.

Rufa Mae nasanay sa sa buhay-Amerika dahil sa lockdown

August 05, 2020
Hindi ikinakaila ng singer-actress-comedienne na hindi siya sanay na matagal mamirmihan sa Amerika dahil nasa Pilipinas ang kanyang trabaho.  Mas sanay na umano sila ng anak niyang si Athena na pabalik-balik ng Amerika.  May pagkakataon naman na si Trevor ang umuuwi ng Pilipinas kapag nagkakaroon siya ng bakasyon.  Pero dahil sa lockdown, nabuo ang kanilang pamilya ng mahabang panahon (almost seven  months) at unti-unti na rin siyang nakapag-adjust sa buhay sa Amerika. Masaya rin si Athena dahil parati niyang kasama ngayon ang kanyang mommy at daddy.

Anthony Taberna at Gerry Baja lilipat na sa TV5?

August 05, 2020
Wala mang balak umalis ng mag-kumbachero na sina Anthony at Gerry sa Kapamilya Network na kumupkop sa kanila ng mahigit dalawang dekada, wala naman silang magagawa kundi ang maghanap din ng ibang mapapaglikuran to support their families.  May lumulutang na balita na malamang daw na lumipat ang dalawa sa TV5 which is reviving and re-energizing its programming ngayong wala na sa free broadcast ang giant media network, ang ABS-CBN.

Tax perks for firms keeping workers mulled

August 05, 2020
“We’re trying to consider for companies that they do not reduce workforce could be given an additional year of tax holiday or tax incentive as a way to incentivize them not to remove workers. This has been considered now,” Lopez said during the joint webinar of European business groups.

5-mo. remittances shrink 6.2% to  $12.8B

August 05, 2020
The decline in cash remittances was due to the negative effects of the continued limited operating hours of some banks and institutions that provide money transfer services during the lockdown and the repatriation of many OFWs in March this year.

Pushing PH credit market, economic recovery

August 05, 2020
“It is crucial for the finance industry to be proactively identifying both risks and opportunities early on to mitigate credit losses and strengthen customer relationships during these trying times. CreditVision provides a more stable view of which consumers represent good credit risk, positioning it to drive strong consumer and business benefits as the country navigates challenging economic conditions. It also helps those who were previously under the radar be considered as the additional variables and attributes now in play help lenders understand shifts or patterns in the consumer’s behavior, which will enable lenders to offer the right products,” said TransUnion Philippines president and chief executive officer Pia Arellano. 

Religious intolerance and crucifix ban

The partylist congressman’s constituents are  supposedly the urban poor, but he admits he unabashedly represents the interest of the sect, which insists that the crucifix is not to be venerated because it is “a curse, a symbol of shame, and an instrument of the death” of Jesus Christ on the cross.