(Yearender) Utilization of PhilHealth benefits by poor members on uptrend

December 27, 2015 10:28 am· Comments Off on (Yearender) Utilization of PhilHealth benefits by poor members on uptrend 

By Leilani S. Junio

MANILA, Dec. 25 (PNA) — The Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) has noted a big increase in the utilization of benefits among PhilHealth members included in the National Household Targetting System for Poverty Reduction (NHTS-PR) — a data bank and information management system that identifies who and where the poor are in the country.

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DOH recorded 55 firecracker-related injuries as of December 26

December 27, 2015 10:28 am· Comments Off on DOH recorded 55 firecracker-related injuries as of December 26 

MANILA, Dec. 26 –The Department of Health (DOH) recorded Saturday a total of 55 firecracker-related injuries on its fifth day of surveillance from its sentinel hospitals(December 26).

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'Islam changed my viewpoint'

December 27, 2015 10:28 am· Comments Off on 'Islam changed my viewpoint' 

TEHRAN, Dec. 26 — The winner of precious Mustafa (PBUH) Prize said Islam has changed her viewpoint towards her life and goals.

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Star Wars' breaks Christmas day box office record!

December 27, 2015 10:27 am· Comments Off on Star Wars' breaks Christmas day box office record! 

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 26 — "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" continues to add feats to its list of box office records and now has the biggest Christmas Eve domestic gross with USD 27.5 million, defeating previous record holder "Avatar" which took in USD 11.2 million in 2009.

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(Yearender) PHL sails through uncertainties; still one of Asia’s fastest-growing major economies

December 27, 2015 10:26 am· Comments Off on (Yearender) PHL sails through uncertainties; still one of Asia’s fastest-growing major economies 

By Leslie D. Venzon

MANILA, Dec. 25 (PNA) — The Philippines has cemented its position as one of Asia’s fastest-growing major economies despite uncertainties in 2015, and now appears en route to becoming a member of the upper middle-income countries over the next six years.

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Solon makes final push to lower individual income tax

December 27, 2015 10:26 am· Comments Off on Solon makes final push to lower individual income tax 

By Sammy F. Martin

MANILA, Dec. 26 (PNA) — One of the vice chairmen of the House Committee on Ways and Means is making a final push for the reduction of the income tax of an individual taxpayer to be based on the current Consumer Price Index (CPI).

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2016 national budget favors education, elderly

December 27, 2015 10:26 am· Comments Off on 2016 national budget favors education, elderly 

By Sammy F. Martin

MANILA, Dec. 26 (PNA) — The chairman of the House committee on Appropriations has said that the General Appropriations Act of 2016 which will be effective Jan. 1 was heavily concentrated on education, both basic and higher.

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SSS offers calamity relief package for members affected by Typhoon "Nona"

December 27, 2015 10:26 am· 1 Comment 

MANILA, Dec. 26 –Members of the Social Security System (SSS) from areas devastated by Typhoon "Nona" can avail of a calamity relief package that includes early renewal of salary loans, advance disbursement of pensions and preferential terms for house repair and improvement loans starting on Jan. 4, 2016.

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DOT to add more overseas market reps next year

December 27, 2015 10:26 am· Comments Off on DOT to add more overseas market reps next year 

By Azer N. Parrocha

MANILA, Dec 26 (PNA) — More overseas market representatives of the Department of Tourism (DOT) are set to join the department next year to further promote the country as a destination, a tourism official said.

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Dalal Street heads for worst ride in 4 yrs; FPIs spoil party

December 27, 2015 10:26 am· Comments Off on Dalal Street heads for worst ride in 4 yrs; FPIs spoil party 

MUMBAI, Dec. 26 — After a roller-coaster ride, Dalal Street is headed for its worst performance in four years in 2015 — when foreign investors pushed the benchmark Sensex to a life-time high before puncturing the rally by pulling out billions of dollars from their 'favourite' market.

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