Thursday, February 25, 2021

Eight SM Companies Receive Golden Arrow Awards On Corporate Governance

Eight SM Companies were given Golden Arrow Awards for their excellant practice of corporate governance.

JG Summit Invests In Fintech Focused On Emerging Markets

JG Summit Holdings Inc. invests in Tyme, one of the world’s fastest-growing digital banks based in South Africa.

Reinvent And Go This 2021 With Globe Virtual Hangouts

What can everyone expect from Globe Virtual Hangouts this 2021?

Doblehin Ang Diskarte With Globe At Home’s Fastest Home Prepaid WiFi Ever!

Swak sa budget na WiFi ba para sa buong pamilya ang hanap mo? Narito na ang Advanced Home Prepaid WiFi ng Globe At Home!

DFA Cuts Off Foreign Travels To Replenish Passport Revolving Fund

DFA Cuts Off Foreign Travels To Replenish Passport Revolving Fund

Spotlight

Eight SM Companies Receive Golden Arrow Awards On Corporate Governance

Eight SM Companies were given Golden Arrow Awards for their excellant practice of corporate governance.

JG Summit Invests In Fintech Focused On Emerging Markets

JG Summit Holdings Inc. invests in Tyme, one of the world’s fastest-growing digital banks based in South Africa.

Reinvent And Go This 2021 With Globe Virtual Hangouts

What can everyone expect from Globe Virtual Hangouts this 2021?

Doblehin Ang Diskarte With Globe At Home’s Fastest Home Prepaid WiFi Ever!

Swak sa budget na WiFi ba para sa buong pamilya ang hanap mo? Narito na ang Advanced Home Prepaid WiFi ng Globe At Home!

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) is cutting off foreign travels as it looks for ways to replenish its already depleted passport revolving fund, reportedly “eaten up by travel allowances, insurance” and other expenses, Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin, Jr. said Thursday.

“I am cutting off foreign travels. There’s tons of money there. No more conference trips. There’s Zoom. (I) will get (Budget Secretary Wendel) Avisado to help me realign. I stopped building renovation and capital expenses. Government needs every peso for vaccination,” he said in a tweet.

The Filipino top diplomat revealed on Wednesday that the government’s “entire passport revolving fund is gone” and its arrears to APO Production Unit, the country’s passport printing contractor, has reached PHP388 million.

“Our entire passport revolving fund is gone; and we are in arrears to APO P388 million for printing passport booklets; apparently the fund was eaten up by travel allowances (huh?), insurance, miscellany (what?),” he wrote in a tweet.

The official, in the meantime, appealed for patience, saying the agency will look for money to replenish the fund.

Under the Philippine Passport Act of 1996, the DFA may charge a service fee of not more than PHP250 for the processing and issuance of passports requiring special consideration, waiver or issuance beyond regular office hours.

The passport revolving fund collected from these fees may be used by the DFA “for the improvement of its passporting and consular services and other department services except travel and transportation allowances and expenses”. (PNA)

Two Best Pinoy Singing Cooks To Battle For Phoenix SUPER LPG’s Kalderoke Grand Finals

Phoenix SUPER LPG Kalderoke grand finale competition will take place this February 20 and 27 on the Kapamilya Channel.

Faith Amid Covid-19: Ash Wednesday Observance Takes Twist

The sprinkle blessed ash is the new observance for Ash Wednesday reminds people that "life is short," said QC Fr. Mandy Malijan.

SBMA Ready For Covid-19 Vax Rollout

Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) is ready for the eventual release and distribution of the Covid-19 vaccines in the Freeport.

Only PRC Labs Allowed To Perform Saliva Testing: DOH

Home or do-it-yourself saliva test kits in the market are not approved, warns the DOH saying that only PRC labs are legit for saliva testing.

Sarangani Allots P48.5-M For Hospitalization Needs Of Indigents

Sarangani government allots some PHP48.5 million to support the residents in need of advanced and critical care services in private hospitals.

Online Biz Promotes Local, Eco-Friendly Products

'Alibot PH' an online store that transforms scraps into attractive and useful crafts is managed by three Pinay creatives.

DPWH Proposal To Upgrade Currimao Seaport Access Road OK’d

The improvement of the access road leading to the International Seaport of Currimao has already obtained the approval of the national government to improve transport services in the area.

Jamie Rivera Sings PH’s ‘500 Years Of Christianity’ Mission Song

Jamie Rivera introduces "We Give Our Yes," the official mission song of 'The 500 Years of Christianity in the Philippines' in a remarkable performance on "ASAP Natin 'To."

Duterte Defers Holding Pilot Face-To-Face Classes Until Vaccine Rollouts

President Duterte says no to the resumption of face-to-face classes saying he doesn’t want to put the lives of students and teachers at risk until after vaccination rollout.

#Reinvent Wellness With Globe At Home FB Live Event On Feb 27, Saturday 10AM

Experience the virtual Fitfest for all with Globe this coming February 27 on their official Facebook page.

Spotlight

Eight SM Companies Receive Golden Arrow Awards On Corporate Governance

Eight SM Companies were given Golden Arrow Awards for their excellant practice of corporate governance.

JG Summit Invests In Fintech Focused On Emerging Markets

JG Summit Holdings Inc. invests in Tyme, one of the world’s fastest-growing digital banks based in South Africa.

Reinvent And Go This 2021 With Globe Virtual Hangouts

What can everyone expect from Globe Virtual Hangouts this 2021?

Doblehin Ang Diskarte With Globe At Home’s Fastest Home Prepaid WiFi Ever!

Swak sa budget na WiFi ba para sa buong pamilya ang hanap mo? Narito na ang Advanced Home Prepaid WiFi ng Globe At Home!

Lifestyle

Jollibee USA Serves Next-Level Chickenjoy In New Musical Advertisement

Jollibee USA's new Chickenjoy commercial leaves viewers the Last Song Syndrome ‘LSS’ effect. Mapapakanta ka na lang talaga habang nagki-crave.

Sinovac Covid-19 Vaccine Is Safe: FDA

FDA Director General Eric Domingo says "its safety profile is good" referring to Sinovac Biotech's Covid-19 vaccine with an efficacy rate of 65.3 to 91.2%.

Pwede More Or Sana All: Order A Variety Of Max’s Group Favorites

You can now order a variety of items from different brands in just one transaction with Max's Group's latest innovation!

Online Biz Promotes Local, Eco-Friendly Products

'Alibot PH' an online store that transforms scraps into attractive and useful crafts is managed by three Pinay creatives.

Entertainment

Regine Promises New Repertoire And Surprise Guest In “Freedom” Concert

Alamin ano itong panibagong pasabog na ihahatid ni Regine Velasquez-Alcasid sa kaniyang mga fans sa nalalapit nitong concert.

“Tunay Na Buhay” Turns 10, Features Life Story Of Vic Sotto

In celebration of "Tunay na Buhay" 10th anniversary features personal stories of Vic Sotto including his childhood memories, how TVJ group started, and his principles as a father.

Explosive New Cinematic Adventure “Mortal Kombat” Drops First Trailer

Have you seen the newest trailer of 'Mortal Kombat'?

More Stories

SM Foundation Bags Four Anvil Awards

Congratulations! SM Foundation (SMFI) bags four awards in the recent 56th Anvil Awards.

Ilocos Norte To Hire Seniors, OSYs As Tourism Aides

The Ilocos Norte Tourism Office (INTO) will be going to hire some tourism aides, including senior citizens and out-of-school youths (OSY).

SBMA Ready For Covid-19 Vax Rollout

Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) is ready for the eventual release and distribution of the Covid-19 vaccines in the Freeport.

Ilocos Norte Beefs Up Livestock Supply

WOW! May pa-libreng biik sa Ilocos.

Regine Promises New Repertoire And Surprise Guest In “Freedom” Concert

Alamin ano itong panibagong pasabog na ihahatid ni Regine Velasquez-Alcasid sa kaniyang mga fans sa nalalapit nitong concert.

Travel

Palawan Eyes Reopening Of Calauit Safari Park In March

Palawan government eyes to open the Calauit Safari Park in Palawan by March.

DENR-Davao Intensifies Mt. Apo Trekking And Camping Policy

DENR-Davao pushes striker trekker rules in Mt. Apo but if remains unfollowed the government might decide to temporarily close the site for rehabilitation.

DOT Backs Vaccine Passport For Tourism Recovery

The Department of Tourism (DOT) supports the proposed vaccine passport for arriving visitors, a concept it believes would help further build travel confidence.

Hopes Up On Ilocos Norte Eco-Adventure Park Revival

An eco-adventure park in Ilocos Norte could soon be in development!

Motoring

MMDA To Open Zipper Lane For EDSA People Power Anniversary

MMDA sets to open a zipper lane along White Plains Avenue in Quezon City on Thursday (Feb.25) for the celebration of the 35th EDSA People Power Revolution.

DPWH Proposal To Upgrade Currimao Seaport Access Road OK’d

The improvement of the access road leading to the International Seaport of Currimao has already obtained the approval of the national government to improve transport services in the area.

Subic Bay Freeport Expressway Inaugurated

Bukas na ang 8.2km Subic Freeport Expressway!