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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Pres. Duterte To Hold Bilateral Meeting With Indonesia Pres. Widodo, Brunei Sultan Bolkiah This Week

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Philippine President Rodrigo Roa Duterte will welcome this week Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah of Brunei and President Joko Widodo of Indonesia for a formal bilateral meeting.

In a press briefing in MalacaƱang on Wednesday, April 19, ASEAN 2017 National Organizing Council (NOC) Director General for operations Marciano Paynor said the meeting with the Brunei leader will be held on April 28 and on April 29 with the Indonesian leader.

Laos has also requested to pay a courtesy call to President Duterte, according to Paynor. 

He said President Duterte may have “pull-aside” meetings with the other leaders.

At the same time, President Widodo will join President Duterte at the launching of the Davao-General Santos-Bitung Ro-Ro sea linkage route on April 30 in Davao.

President Duterte will hold a gala dinner for all the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) leaders.

The 10 leaders will also meet at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) and will have a retreat at the Coconut Palace.

In terms of security preparations, Paynor said the government is beefing up security elements following the recent incident in Bohol where soldiers clashed with members of the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG).

“So we try as much as we can to – so-called hardened tar – hardened venues et cetera, in our security preparations. Keeping in mind also the President’s directive that we should not hamper or hinder the normal flow of daily activities here in the Metro Manila area,” he said.

In the same briefing, acting Foreign Affairs Spokesperson Robespierre Bolivar said the recent visit of President Duterte to three Gulf states ended on a high note as he brought home with him millions of dollars worth of investments.

He said the President witnessed the signing of over $925 million worth of investment deals involving businessmen from Saudi, Bahrain and Qatar, which are expected to create 62,000 jobs here in the country.

During the same briefing, the Palace welcomed the result of the Deloitte’s 2017 millennial survey conducted by one of the leading professional services firms in the country, Navarro Amper & Co., which showed that 89 percent of Filipino millennials expect improvement in the country’s overall economic situation in the next 12 months.

Presidential spokesperson Ernesto Abella noted that this is significantly higher than the global average of 45 percent and regional average of 53 percent.

The survey, where 8,000 millennials from 30 countries participated, also showed that 84 percent of Filipino millennials have expressed a positive outlook on the country’s social and political situation, higher than the global average of 36 percent.

Abella also announced a recent report done by the world's leading mid-market business survey, Grant Thornton International Business Report (IBR), which showed that Philippine business leaders are among the most optimistic business leaders in the world, gaining a rate of 98 percent and placing the country in second place next to Indonesia.

This is 18 percentage points higher than the 80 percent in the fourth quarter of 2016 and also the highest level gained by the Philippines since 2003, Abella said.

The results of the survey reflected the sentiments of 2,400 business leaders in 36 economies.

Source: CNPH

1,200 Campers Complete Jr. NBA Free Basketball Clinic In Bacolod City

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Bacolod City set a record-breaking 1,223 attendees in the just-concluded Jr. NBA free basketball clinic held at the Bacolod Tay Tung High School covered court last February.

The two-day event registered 630 participants on Day 1, and 593 on the second day where former Philippine Basketball Association MVP Willie Miller and Philippine Women’s National Team veteran Ewon Arayi impressed the campers.

Jr. NBA Philippines’ Kalvin Sangalang said the surprising attendance underscored the love for basketball of Bacolod City and Negros Occidental which have abundant talents.

“I think this is the biggest attendance we ever had in many of the clinics in the provinces. And, the venue here is remarkably conducive and comfortable for learning,” he said.

Sangalang said this year’s Regional Selection Camp will be held in Cebu with the best performers going to Manila with an all-expense paid trip for the National Training Camp.

Best campers will be chosen from the Camp and will be part of the Jr. NBA All-Star Team which will be rewarded with an authentic NBA experience abroad.

Source: Sunstar PH

Leonard, Mills Lead San Antonio Spurs By Memphis Grizzlies For 3-2 Series Lead

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Kawhi Leonard had 28 points and the San Antonio Spurs rebounded from two discouraging road losses to beat the Memphis Grizzlies 116-103 on Tuesday night and take a 3-2 lead in their first-round NBA playoff series.

San Antonio shot 14 for 28 on 3-point attempts, two off its postseason record, including 5-for-7 shooting by Patty Mills.

Mills finished with 20 points and Tony Parker added 16.

Mike Conley had 26 points and Marc Gasol added 17 for the Grizzlies, who have lost nine straight postseason games in San Antonio.

With each team winning on its homecourt, Game 6 is Thursday night in Memphis.


Source: Associated Press

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Duterte Gov’t To Open The New World-Class Puerto Princesa International Airport Next Week

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The Department of Transportation (DOTr) under the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte has scheduled the inauguration of upgraded Puerto Princesa International Airport.

The new and improved airport in Palawan was previously scheduled to open first quarter of this year, however, construction was extended 90 days because of the development of perimeter road.

“On May 03, 2017, the DOTr will inaugurate the Puerto Princesa Airport, a newly developed international airport which was designed to accommodate 1.9 million passengers annually and expected to be one of the Philippines’ gateway to Asia,” DOTr said.

The P4 billion worth development project included the construction of new passenger and cargo building, apron, taxiways and navigation facilities.

The government targets to increase tourists arrivals to around 1.3 million this year, after the opening of the world-class airport.

In 2014, Kumho Industrial Co. Ltd.-GS Engineering and Construction joint venture (Kumho-GS) won the bidding for the $82.9-million design-and-build contract for the airport development project.

The contract gave the joint venture 30 months to complete the project.





Source: UPH

Ex-AFP Chief Roy Cimatu Is President Duterte’s Special Envoy For OFW Refugees

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MalacaƱan on Sunday, April 23, confirmed that former Armed Forces of the Philippines Chief Roy Cimatu is now a member of President Rodrigo Durterte’s Cabinet.

In his speech at the opening of the Palarong Pambansa 2017 in Antique, President Duterte mentioned Cimatu and addressed the former military chief as “secretary.”

“The other member of the Cabinet is really Secretary Roy Cimatu,” President Duterte said. “He is an Ilocano. Many, many years ago, he was assigned in a division in Davao. Doon kami nagkakilala,” the President said.

“He’s a candidate for another [position] – Cabinet na siya ngayon, eh. But this time, I transferred him to a busier job,” he added.

Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella said in a statement following President Duterte’s speech that Cimatu’s Cabinet position is Special Envoy for OFW Refugees.

In his visit to the Middle East during the Holy Week, President Duterte announced that he was talking with Cimatu for a possible Cabinet position.

Cimatu was appointed by President Duterte as his special envoy to the Middle East last year.

President Duterte said during his Middle East visit that Cimatu was Arroyo’s go-to man for the mass evacuation of overseas Filipino workers.

Cimatu, a member of the Philippine Military Academy Class of 1970, was AFP Chief from May to September in 2002.

Source: CNPH

Employees Earning P21,000 Monthly And Below To Pay Zero Tax On Revised Comprehensive Tax Reform Under Pres. Duterte

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Employees receiving a monthly income of P21,000 will be exempted from paying personal income tax (PIT), allowing over P20,000 in savings annually, under the first package of the comprehensive tax reform plan (CTRP) of the Duterte administration.

Finance Undersecretary Karl Kendrick Chua said the revised CTRP Package One under House Bill 4774 that was filed by Representative Dakila Carlo Cua retained the DOF-proposed exemptions on the first P82,000 in earnings from the 13th month pay and other bonuses received by taxpayers.

This proposal will also increase the threshold for those who will pay zero tax under the tax reform plan.

Cua has agreed in principle to tackle the bill as a package, which puts to rest concerns that the Congress might abandon the revenue-generating measures of the proposal and only pass the revenue-eroding portion of lowering income tax rates.

“Tax rates for 99 percent of taxpayers will gradually decrease over the next few years of implementation under HB 4774,” Chua said.

“The simplified tax system will increase the take-home pay of most individuals, putting more money in people’s pockets, which they can use to save for the future or spend on their families’ needs, such as for tuition or school expenses of their children,” Chua added.

Cua, who chairs the House panel that will study the CTRP, filed HB 4774 seeking various amendments to the National Internal Revenue Code last January 17.

HB 4774’s proposed amendments to the Tax Code call for the lowering of PIT rates and a corresponding set of measures to compensate for the revenue losses arising from the reduced tax rates and raise much-needed funds for the Duterte administration’s public investment program.

Cua’s bill retained the original DOF proposal of exempting those with a net taxable income of P250,000 and below, but included a provision exempting the first P82,000 in 13th month pay and other bonuses from the computation as well.

The revised package under HB 4774 also includes lowering the rates for estate and donor’s taxes, adjusting automobile and fuel excise taxes, and expanding the value-added tax (VAT) base but retaining the exemptions enjoyed by senior citizens and persons with disabilities.

Complementary reforms to this revised tax package include introducing a sugar-sweetened beverage tax, indexing the motor vehicle user’s charge to inflation, and granting an amnesty to past estate tax cases.

The estate tax, which is a tax imposed on the privilege of transferring ownership of properties upon the death of the owner, will also be reduced from the current maximum rate of 20 percent to 6 percent, under HB 4774.

Source: Manila Bulletin

PCSO Lotto Results For Wednesday, April 26, 2017 Draws

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The Latest Philippine PCSO Lotto Results for Wednesday, April 26, 2017 Draws:

LOTTO GAME:  4-Digit Lotto
DRAW DATE:  04/26/2017
EVENING 9:00PM:  
JACKPOT PRIZE:
WINNER(S):
Winning numbers in exact order.

LOTTO GAME:  Suertres 3-Digit Lotto
DRAW DATE:  04/26/2017
MORNING 11AM:  0-4-7
WINNER(S):
AFTERNOON 4PM:  6-7-8
WINNER(S):
EVENING 9PM:  
WINNER(S):
JACKPOT PRIZE:  4,500.00
Winning numbers in exact order.

LOTTO GAME:  EZ2 2-Digit Lotto
DRAW DATE:  04/26/2017
MORNING 11AM:  22-01
WINNER(S):
AFTERNOON 4PM:  09-23
WINNER(S):
EVENING 9PM:  
WINNER(S):
JACKPOT PRIZE:  4,000.00
Winning numbers in exact order.

LOTTO GAME:  Grand Lotto 6/55
DRAW DATE:  04/26/2017
COMBINATION:  
CURRENT JACKPOT:
WINNER(S):
Winning numbers in any order.

LOTTO GAME:  Mega Lotto 6/45
DRAW DATE:  04/26/2017
COMBINATION:  
CURRENT JACKPOT:
WINNER(S):
Winning numbers in any order.

The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office says all prizes are tax-paid.

PCSO Lotto Results For Tuesday, April 25, 2017 Draws

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The Latest Philippine PCSO Lotto Results for Tuesday, April 25, 2017 Draws:

LOTTO GAME:  6-Digit Lotto
DRAW DATE:  04/25/2017
EVENING 9:00PM:  6-4-8-0-4-0
JACKPOT PRIZE:  623,023.66
WINNER(S):  0
Winning numbers in exact order.

LOTTO GAME:  Suertres 3-Digit Lotto
DRAW DATE:  04/25/2017
MORNING 11AM:  9-4-2
WINNER(S):  766
AFTERNOON 4PM:  2-2-7
WINNER(S):  383
EVENING 9PM:  6-2-0
WINNER(S):  1064
JACKPOT PRIZE:  4,500.00
Winning numbers in exact order.

LOTTO GAME:  EZ2 2-Digit Lotto
DRAW DATE:  04/25/2017
MORNING 11AM:  04-01
WINNER(S):  246
AFTERNOON 4PM:  21-24
WINNER(S):  247
EVENING 9PM:  14-23
WINNER(S):  523
JACKPOT PRIZE:  4,000.00
Winning numbers in exact order.

LOTTO GAME:  Ultra Lotto 6/58
DRAW DATE:  04/25/2017
COMBINATION:  03-27-23-29-47-57
CURRENT JACKPOT:  50,000,000.00
WINNER(S):  0
Winning numbers in any order.

LOTTO GAME:  Super Lotto 6/49
DRAW DATE:  04/25/2017
COMBINATION:  02-08-26-24-36-37
CURRENT JACKPOT:  26,022,512.00
WINNER(S):  0
Winning numbers in any order.

LOTTO GAME:  National Lotto 6/42
DRAW DATE:  04/25/2017
COMBINATION:  37-20-07-28-09-08
CURRENT JACKPOT:  12,426,020.00
WINNER(S):  0
Winning numbers in any order

The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office says all prizes are tax-paid.

PCSO Lotto Results For Monday, April 24, 2017 Draws

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The Latest Philippine PCSO Lotto Results for Monday, April 24, 2017 Draws:

LOTTO GAME:  4-Digit Lotto
DRAW DATE:  04/24/2017
EVENING 9:00PM:  3-1-8-0
JACKPOT PRIZE:  34,403.00
WINNER(S):  27
Winning numbers in exact order.

LOTTO GAME:  Suertres 3-Digit Lotto
DRAW DATE:  04/24/2017
MORNING 11AM:  8-7-1
WINNER(S):  576
AFTERNOON 4PM:  8-0-8
WINNER(S):  910
EVENING 9PM:  2-2-9
WINNER(S):  1377
JACKPOT PRIZE:  4,500.00
Winning numbers in exact order.

LOTTO GAME:  EZ2 2-Digit Lotto
DRAW DATE:  04/24/2017
MORNING 11AM:  05-30
WINNER(S):  281
AFTERNOON 4PM:  23-31
WINNER(S):  146
EVENING 9PM:  25-26
WINNER(S):  485
JACKPOT PRIZE:  4,000.00
Winning numbers in exact order.

LOTTO GAME:  Grand Lotto 6/55
DRAW DATE:  04/24/2017
COMBINATION:  12-01-09-02-06-05
CURRENT JACKPOT:  30,000,000.00
WINNER(S):  0
Winning numbers in any order.

LOTTO GAME:  Mega Lotto 6/45
DRAW DATE:  04/24/2017
COMBINATION:  40-03-17-34-27-37
CURRENT JACKPOT:  9,000,000.00
WINNER(S):  0
Winning numbers in any order.

The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office says all prizes are tax-paid.

PCSO Lotto Results For Sunday, April 23, 2017 Draws

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The Latest Philippine PCSO Lotto Results for Sunday, April 23, 2017 Draws:

LOTTO GAME:  Suertres 3-Digit Lotto
DRAW DATE:  04/23/2017
MORNING 11AM:  6-4-2
WINNER(S):  590
AFTERNOON 4PM:  6-4-0
WINNER(S):  712
EVENING 9PM:  4-0-4
WINNER(S):  1201
JACKPOT PRIZE:  4,500.00
Winning numbers in exact order.

LOTTO GAME:  EZ2 2-Digit Lotto
DRAW DATE:  04/23/2017
MORNING 11AM:  08-24
WINNER(S):  341
AFTERNOON 4PM:  23-15
WINNER(S):  217
EVENING 9PM:  23-04
WINNER(S):  834
JACKPOT PRIZE:  4,000.00
Winning numbers in exact order.

LOTTO GAME:  Ultra Lotto 6/58
DRAW DATE:  04/23/2017
COMBINATION:  47-09-06-48-56-17
CURRENT JACKPOT:  50,000,000.00
WINNER(S):  0
Winning numbers in any order.

LOTTO GAME:  Super Lotto 6/49
DRAW DATE:  04/23/2017
COMBINATION:  07-08-29-40-48-25
CURRENT JACKPOT:  23,274,576.00
WINNER(S):  0
Winning numbers in any order.

The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office says all prizes are tax-paid.

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