Archive for the ‘Bam Aquino’ Category

18
Sep
The Philippine government has been called upon to intervene in the sorry state of Philippine Internet infrastructure, with calls for public regulation of local Internet service providers (ISPs)—particularly local telco giant PLDT. A Senate hearing spearheaded by Sen Read more [...]

17
Sep
InterAksyon.comThe online news portal of TV5 MANILA, Philippines -- The Senate may not have enough time to pass the draft Bangsamoro Basic Law this year but Senate President Franklin Drilon sees the measure’s passage before the end of March next year. ”We cannot pass it this year but there is plenty of time to finish it before the end of the first quarter of next year or before March 30 in 2015 Read more [...]

17
Sep
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16
Sep
[Executive Edge] Ways that Filipinos can make money online Rappler In other words, Filipinos can earn some serious income by freelancing online, and that's part of the reason why Senator Bam Aquino expressed his support for the industry. Read more [...]

16
Sep
InterAksyon.comThe online news portal of TV5 MANILA, Philippines – Senator Bam Aquino on Monday filed a bill seeking to allow foreign ships to call on multiple local ports to help reduce shipping costs of micro, small and medium enterprises in the import and export industries.In the proposed Senate Bill No. 2364, Aquino said that studies showed the high cost of goods in country can be traced from the costly and cumbersome inter-island shipping, which tended to burden consumers in terms of higher costs, and also hampered the growth of micro, small and medium enterprises."As an archipelago composed of more than 7,100 islands, the country relies heavily on sea routes interconnecting the islands. Read more [...]

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15
Sep
Senators yesterday hailed Mayor Joseph E. Estrada for finally giving in and lifting the truck ban in Manila Read more [...]

14
Sep
'There's no monetary equivalent to the joy of teaching, but realistically, you can't help your students if you can't help yourself,' a young teacher says SALARY RAISE. Public school teachers get support for their demand for higher pay Read more [...]

12
Sep
InterAksyon.comThe online news portal of TV5 MANILA, Philippines - Good news for 10 million overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) burdened by the tedious and costly process of sending balikbayan boxes to loved ones back home. Sending balikbayan boxes and other low-value and low-risk packages to the Philippines will be faster and cheaper if the proposal of Senator Bam Aquino to update the current de minimis threshold is enacted into law. "Sending a balikbayan box home, especially this coming Christmas season, becomes burdensome for these modern-day heroes. Currently, these packages undergo a tedious process in the customs and are charged fees that are discouraging for OFWs to send more regularly," the senator said."There is a need to provide the 10 million Filipinos abroad, who have already been contributing greatly to the economy the past four decades, a better customs administration by reducing the de minimis threshold," he added.Currently, the Philippines has the lowest de minimis threshold, or the minimal volume of customs declaration for consignments, in the ASEAN, at PhP10 or US$0.23.The ASEAN average threshold is $100."The extremely low Philippine threshold has not been changed since 1957 and is clearly antiquated Read more [...]

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11
Sep
Sen. Bam Aquino yesterday lauded the netizen behind the viral photo on the EDSA kidnapping and robbery last September 1 Read more [...]

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10
Sep
Copying and distributing are prohibited without permission of the publisher September 10, 2014 - 15:29 GMT Location: London KEYWORDS: lme officials Base metals were range-bound in official trading on the London Metal Exchange on Wednesday September 10, following sharp falls earlier in the week on dollar strength and selling. "Macro funds were the main sellers of metals across the board yesterday," an analyst said in a note. Read more [...]

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