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Salaries Of Philippine Politicians And Government Officials
Kristel Serran

Here Are The Updated Salaries Of Philippine Politicians And Government Offic...

The Salary Standardization Law IV (SSL IV) was signed by President Benigno Aquino in February 2016 to approve the wage increase of government employees.It was applied in four tranches, starting from January 1, 2016 to January 1, 2019. More than the income adju...

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Poverty Incidence
Dino Mari Testa

A Filipino Family Needs P10,481 A Month To Meet Basic Needs - PSA

What does it mean to be poor in the Philippines nowadays?Well, according to the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), a family of five would need at least P10,481 to cover the basic costs of living, including food and non-food needs every month. Within the sa...

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Kristel Serran

Philippine Residential Real Estate Market Sees A Price Increase In Q4 2018

On March 29, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) posted a media release showing a marginal increase in the prices of residential properties nationwide. This was for the fourth quarter of 2018.According to the BSP, the entire country saw a small but notable i...

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Lower Water Bills For Manila Water Customers
Kathryn Jalbuena

Lower Water Bills For Manila Water Customers? Minimum Charge Waived In April...

Manila Water customers have been experiencing water shortages and interruptions since March. While the water service provider is still struggling to provide uninterrupted water service, customers will have some relief in the form of lower water bills.According...

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World’s Poor Pay More For Clean And Safe Water Than The Rich
Cloey Mangali

World’s Poor Pay More For Clean And Safe Water Than The Rich, Says UN

Safe and affordable drinking water and sanitation facilitiesare a basic human right. Yet, according to the United Nations (UN), 2.1 billionpeople worldwide lack access to safe and affordable drinking water, and another4.3 billion people don’t have access to ...

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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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