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Kristel Serran

4 Top Philippine Universities Make It To The 2019 QS World University Rankin...

Four Philippine universities have made it onto this year’s Quacquarelli Symonds’ (QS) world university rankings.The University of the Philippines (UP), De La Salle University (DLSU), Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU), and University of Santo Tomas (UST) w...

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How to Avoid Becoming A Victim of Investments Scam in the Philippines
Dino Mari Testa

How To Avoid Becoming A Victim Of Investment Scams

Earlier this month, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued a cease-and-desist notice to Kapa-Community Ministry International (KAPA), a religious group that solicits investments from its members with a promise of guaranteed returns.In a press stat...

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Dino Mari Testa

How The Universal Health Care Act Will Benefit All Filipinos

Earlier this week, President Rodrigo Duterte signed the Universal Health Care (UHC) Act, which will provide healthcare coverage to all Filipinos. It's one of the priority bills by the President during his last State of the Nation Address (SONA).And now we’r...

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Extended Maternity Leave Philippines
Cloey Mangali

Maternity Leave Bill Signed Into Law

The Expanded Maternity Leave (EML) Bill has been signed into law.Today, February 21, the Palace confirmed that President Rodrigo Duterte has signed the EML into law.According to executive secretary Salvador Medialdea, the president signed the law on Wednesday,...

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Law Increasing SSS Contributions
Cloey Mangali

New Law Increasing SSS Contributions Approved

A new act meant to protect and increase the Social Security System (SSS) funds has been approved and signed into law by President Rodrigo Duterte. The Social Security System Rationalization Act (RA No. 11199), which is now signed into law, sets down implementi...

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Dino Mari Testa

Provincial Buses To Be Banned On Edsa Starting April

Starting April this year, provincial buses will no longer be able to use Edsa, according to the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA). In a report by GMA News Online, MMDA General Manager Jojo Garcia said that provincial buses will now only be allowed to d...

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Cloey Mangali

MMDA Seeking Harsher Penalties For Jaywalkers

Arson, murder, and. . .jaywalking?The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) was formed to look into some of the worst crimes in the Philippines. One way that they do so is by maintaining a database of offenders from all over the nation. When you get an NBI cl...

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Cloey Mangali

Philippines Improves Ranking In 2018 Corruption Perceptions Index

The Philippines has moved 12 places to improve its ranking in the Corruption Perception Index.The Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) ranks 180 different countries all over the world according to their perceived levels of public sector corruption. The CPI uses ...

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Cloey Mangali

'Murang Kuryente Bill' Approved By Senate And House Of Representatives

A bill seeking to reduce electricity rates in the country has been approved by the House of Representatives and the Senate. This is made possible through net national share of the government from the Malampaya funds that can be used to pay for the stranded deb...

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Cloey Mangali

House Approves Bills Legalizing Angkas And Regulating Student Fare Privilege...

The operations of motorcycle hailing service Angkas, habal-habal, and other two-wheeled public utility vehicles will soon be legalized after the approval of House Bill 8959, otherwise known as the “Motorcycles-for-Hire Act” on January 30.The House of Repre...

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