Wage Increase Order Issued For BARMM Workers

Members of the Bangsamoro Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board – Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BTWPB-BARMM) issued its first-ever wage order that provides for an increase in workers pay at the agriculture and non-agriculture sectors of the region. Wage Order No. BARMM-01 provides that all minimum wage earners of the private sector in the BARMM shall receive a basic wage increase of PHP20.00 per day for the provinces of Maguindanao, Lanao del Sur, Basilan, Sulu, Tawi-Tawi and the cities of Marawi and Lamitan. For Cotabato City and the 63 barangays in North Cotabato, those in the non-agriculture sector shall…

Spotlight

The Return Of My Inner Jedi: “The Rise of Skywalker” Movie Review

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Adobo Festival Of Ideas Is Coming Back To Explore The “Connectivity Economy” Of Merging Industries And Sectors This December

adobo magazine will be hosting the fifth annual adobo Festival of Ideas on Thursday, December 5, 2019 at the Newport Performing Arts Theater,…

Mindanao News

Surigao Mayor Matugas Jr.: Hatchery Project Seen To Boost Fishery Sector In Surigao

A hatchery project with an estimated cost of PHP35 million is seen to boost the fishery industry in Surigao City and nearby towns in Surigao…

MinDa Asst. Sec. Montenegro: Mindanao 2019 GRDP Projected At 7.2%

Mindanao's Gross Regional Domestic Product (GRDP) for 2019 is expected to hit 7.2 percent, an official of the Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) said. In a…

Surigao Sur Folks Welcome New Flood Control Project

Village officials in Cantilan town, Surigao del Sur welcomed the completion of the PHP70.4 million flood control project that aims to protect thousands of residents…

Sports News

Ampverse Signs Exclusive Partnership With Thailand’s Largest Esports Team

Gaming and esports media company, Ampverse today announces an exclusive partnership with Bacon Time, one of Southeast Asia’s most prominent and successful esports…

Direct Switzerland-Manila Flights Eyed

Talks for the opening of direct flights between Switzerland and the Philippines are ongoing, a Swiss tourism official said Tuesday night. "There are…

Local News

Visa And Ayala Malls Cinemas Announce Contactless Acceptance In The Philippines

Visa has announced that Filipinos can now use their contactless cards to make payments at 19 Ayala Malls Cinemas across…

Pres. Duterte Satisfied With Phivolcs Response On Taal Volcano’s Activity

President Rodrigo Duterte is satisfied with the warnings issued by the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) about Taal…

Establishment Of Permanent Evacuation Centers Sought

Amid the ongoing eruption of Taal volcano, two senators on Wednesday renewed their call for the establishment of permanent evacuation…

World News

Turkish Airlines Halts Flights To Manila Amid Volcano Activity

Turkey's national flag carrier Turkish Airlines temporarily suspended its scheduled…

Vietnam Boosts Defense Cooperation Among Asean Members

Vietnam looks forward to continued support and contributions from fellow…

Tech

Your Favorite Globe At Home Prepaid Devices Are Now More Affordable Than Ever!

To connect more Filipino homes to high-speed and affordable Internet, Globe At Home Prepaid WiFi devices are now at much lower prices.  Globe…

Microsoft Announces It Will Be Carbon Negative By 2030

Microsoft Corp. on announced an ambitious goal and a new plan to reduce and ultimately remove its carbon footprint. By 2030 Microsoft will…

Yedpay Secures Its Cloud Deployment With Fortinet To Power Business

Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT), a global leader in broad, integrated and automated cybersecurity solutions, today announced that merchant payment solutions company Yedpay has deployed…

Motoring

DOTr Reminds Angkas: Motorcycle Taxi Program Still On Pilot Run

The Department of Transportation (DOTr) issues a statement in reponse to claims made by Angkas on loss of jobs for its riders, clarifying key points…

Hino Bolsters Modern PUV Program With 300+ Modern Vehicles Turned Over Nationwide

Hino Motors Philippines (HMP), exclusive distributor of Hino trucks and buses in the Philippines, closes the year with more than 300 units of modernized PUVs…

Pasig Ferry Service Viable Alternative Transport

National and local government officials called on commuters to try the relaunched Pasig River Ferry Service (PRFS). During the relaunching ceremony at the Lawton Ferry…

Entertainment

The Best Of “Local Legends” Season 3 On Sunday’s Best ABS-CBN Shines The Spotlight On Four Filipino Masters Of Art

As our nation enters a new decade, Filipinos get a rare peek into the lives of four exceptional artists whose…

TFC Launches First Original Comedy Content Via “Stand Up For Laughs”

Welcome the new decade with lots of fun and laughter with TFC's latest offering, "Stand Up for Laughs", which can…

Alex Gonzaga Is Engaged!

Alex Gonzaga and non-showbiz boyfriend of 3 years, Mikee Morada, have officially tied the knot on January 16, which ICYDK…

Travel

OYO Boosts Startup European-Inspired Hotel In Alabang

Romantic, sophisticated and rich with history—this is how most people would describe Europe, one of the most popular tourist destinations…

KLM Carries Record Number Of Passengers In 2019 And Offers Flights To 172 Destinations In 2020

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines warmly thanked customers and employees who made 2019 a memorable year for KLM with a KLM…

Quirino Province Oks 5-Year Dev’t Plan For Governor Rapids

The provincial government has approved a five-year development plan for the eco-tourism facilities of the Governor’s Rapids, which boasts of…

Drink & Dine

Complete Your Celebrations With Max’s Crispy Pancit Canton

When it comes to celebrations and feasts, no one does it quite like Pinoys. Whether it’s Christmas, New Year, or…

Bottoms Up! Pizza Hut’s Intriguing New Dine-In Promo Offers FREE Bottomless Water

See if Pizza Hut’s newest promo won’t spark your curiosity. Starting January 14, Pizza Hut branches will offer dine-in customers…

4 Easy Holiday Recipes Using the Samsung Smart Oven

The convenience of quick fixes such as food deliveries and instant dishes has made families choose that over home-cooked meals.…

The Talk

Top 10 Places to Chill Out And Cool Down In Katipunan

The life of students is a stressful one. From school, they tend to go home to do work and repeat…

10 Organizations That Have Benefited From Miss Universe

The most beautiful pageant in the universe doesn't just boast "confidently beautiful" candidates; aside from the glamorous crown and title,…

10 Mind-Blowing Films That Will Lock You On Your Seats

It is probably safe to say that all of us are fond of movies, whether it revolves on the dramatic…

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