Sunday, February 28, 2021

World Vision Assisted 64,000 People Affected By Typhoons Rolly And Ulysses

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Sarah Geronimo To Crown Phoenix SUPER LPG’s Kalderoke Winner

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Phoenix Petroleum Bags 4 Trophies At 56th Anvil Awards

Congratulations, Phoenix! Phoenix Petroleum won a Gold Anvil and three Silver Anvils during the 56th Anvil Awards for its excellent campaign programs.

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.

Salceda Files Bill To Modernize Gov’t Services

Salceda Files Bill To Modernize Gov’t Services

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World Vision Assisted 64,000 People Affected By Typhoons Rolly And Ulysses

To date, World Vision has helped 64,000 people devastated by typhoons Rolly and Ulysses.

Sarah Geronimo To Crown Phoenix SUPER LPG’s Kalderoke Winner

Popstar Royalty Sarah Geronimo will crown the Kalderoke winner this Saturday, February 27! Sino kaya ang mananalo?

Phoenix Petroleum Bags 4 Trophies At 56th Anvil Awards

Congratulations, Phoenix! Phoenix Petroleum won a Gold Anvil and three Silver Anvils during the 56th Anvil Awards for its excellent campaign programs.

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.

A measure seeking to streamline inefficient government processes to modernize the delivery of citizen services has been filed at the House of Representatives.

Albay Rep. Joey Salceda filed on Jan. 25 House Bill No. 8455, which seeks to institute comprehensive reforms such as the abolition of the cedula, one-day business registration, and the ‘portability’ of all social benefits such as the Philippine Health. Insurance Corporation. (PhilHealth), Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program, and other social programs.

The bill allows the President to suspend requiring the Community Tax Certification or cedula in government transactions.

Salceda said the cedula has become obsolete for almost all intents and purposes, noting that it is an inadequate form of identification and an ineffective tool for local government collection, and hence redundant on most occasions.

“It’s time we phase it out… The cedula was established when the use of government identification cards was not yet widespread. That is no longer the case. As a government requirement, punitin na natin ang (let us tear up the) cedula,” Salceda said.

Salceda said the bill also proposes to ease venue rules and link social benefits to a nationwide database, such as the national ID system so that eligible citizens can avail of the benefits anywhere in the country.

He said that one reason benefits get politicized is that they are linked to specific local government units or territorial jurisdictions.

He added that transport costs prevent the poor from fully benefiting from social programs.

The bill includes powers that will help cut business registration time to just one day.

“If the powers provided in this bill are used fully, business registration in the country could be reduced to just one day, with the client-facing just one clearing agency,” Salceda said.

Salceda said the bill would empower the President to eliminate redundant authorizations within the executive branch.

Furthermore, the bill could also lead to a single national ID for businesses, which he said, would dispense with the need for multiple, overlapping permits.

“My office did a study. When a business registers, it interacts with at least 10 government offices. That’s too much. Our plan is simple: one single business registration agency. No overlapping registrations. The registration agency will take care of processing it with other agencies,” he said.

The House leadership has assured the public that the chamber will quickly enact the urgent measure. (PNA)

Ilocos Norte SP On Lockdown, Over 100 Employees Undergo Swab Test

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DOT Backs Vaccine Passport For Tourism Recovery

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PH Covid-19 Recoveries Climb To 522,941

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The Joint Venture To Develop 1 GW Of Data Center Capacity Over The Next Decade

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#GlobeofGood: Globe Builds Own COVID-19 Testing Facility To Support Employees

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PH Covid-19 Recoveries Reach 522,874

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Ilocos Norte Beefs Up Livestock Supply

WOW! May pa-libreng biik sa Ilocos.

Spotlight

World Vision Assisted 64,000 People Affected By Typhoons Rolly And Ulysses

To date, World Vision has helped 64,000 people devastated by typhoons Rolly and Ulysses.

Sarah Geronimo To Crown Phoenix SUPER LPG’s Kalderoke Winner

Popstar Royalty Sarah Geronimo will crown the Kalderoke winner this Saturday, February 27! Sino kaya ang mananalo?

Phoenix Petroleum Bags 4 Trophies At 56th Anvil Awards

Congratulations, Phoenix! Phoenix Petroleum won a Gold Anvil and three Silver Anvils during the 56th Anvil Awards for its excellent campaign programs.

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.

Lifestyle

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Sinovac Covid-19 Vaccine Is Safe: FDA

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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!

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Vice Ganda: “Baka Akala Ng Mga Foreigners Sila Lang Kayang Bumili Nito”

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

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Travel

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Motoring

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