The funding for the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) System, the first ever to be operating soon in Metro Manila, helping thousands of commuters, has been approved by the World bank on Friday.
The BRT operation will be implemented, in coordination with the Manila and Quezon City LGUs, by the Department of Transportation (DOTr) as it operates by 2020.
From beginning to the end, the real life of OFWs are colorful indeed. To work outside the country, they invest too much, spend a lot. They start making loans for the processing of their needed documents to work abroad.
NATIONAL PORTAL AND NATIONAL BROADBAND PLAN TO SPEED UP INTERNET SERVICES IN THE PHILIPPINES
In a Facebook post of Agriculture Secretary Manny Piñol, he said that after a presentation made by Dept. of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) Secretary Rodolfo Salalima, Pres. Duterte emphasized the need for faster communications in the country.Pres. Duterte earlier said he would like the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) "to develop a national broadband plan to accelerate the deployment of fiber optics cables and wireless technologies to improve internet speed." As a response to the President's SONA statement, Salalima presented the DICT's national broadband plan that aims to push for free WiFi access to more areas in the countryside.
NATIONWIDE SMOKING BAN SIGNED BY PRESIDENT DUTERTE
In January, Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial said that President Duterte had asked her to draft the executive order similar to what had been implemented in Davao City when he was a mayor, it is the "100% smoke-free environment in public places."Today, a text message from Sec. Manny Piñol to ABS-CBN News confirmed that President Duterte will sign an Executive Order to ban smoking in public places as drafted by the Department of Health (DOH).
How to File Employment Compensation for Private Workers
If you know someone who is sick, had an accident or relatives of an employee who died while on duty, you can help them and their families by sharing them how to claim their benefits from the government through Employment Compensation Commission.
Requirements and Fees for Reduced Travel Tax for OFW Dependents
According to TIEZA ( Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority), it is a levy imposed by the Philippine government on individuals who are leaving the Philippines, as provided for by Presidential Decree (PD) 1183.
A full travel tax for first class passenger is PhP2,700.00 and PhP1,620.00 for economy class. For an average Filipino like me, it’s quite pricey. Overseas Filipino Workers, diplomats and airline crew members are exempted from paying travel tax before but now, travel tax for OFWs are included in their air ticket prize and can be refunded later at the refund counter at NAIA.
However, OFW dependents can apply for standard reduced travel tax. Children or Minors from 2 years and one (1) day to 12th birthday on date of travel.
Accredited Filipino journalist whose travel is in pursuit of journalistic assignment and