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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

WARNING: Sing the Lupang Hinirang in the Right Tune Or Be Fined for P100K


The way you sing the national anthem may not be a big deal to you in the past but this time you need to do it right or you might end up paying a fine up to P100,000. House Bill 5224 (HB 5224) or the "Flag and Heraldic Code of the Philippines." has been approved by The House of Representatives  on third and final reading  updating the rules on the rendition of the Philippine National Anthem. The House of Representatives said HB 5224 "updates, among others, the rules on the rendition of the national anthem, expressly repealing Republic Act No. 8491 or the "Flag and Heraldic Code of the Philippines." HB 5224 urges all individuals to be committed in memorizing   the national anthem by heart. According to the Bill, the rendition of the national anthem shall be in accordance to the composition of Julian Felipe. The National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP), in coordination with proper agencies, "shall disseminate an official music score sheet that reflects the manner in which the national anthem shall be played or sung", thus, making the rendition standard.  The anthem must be sung in Filipino. However, rendition of the anthem  in other languages and dialects must be approved by NHCP.  House Bill 5224 warns the anthem shall not be played and sung on certain events like of those for recreation, amusement or entertainment purposes.  However, it can be played and sung on these instances: International competitions where the Philippines is the host or has a representative National or local sports competitions During the "signing off" and "signing on" of radio and television broadcasting stations Before the initial and last screening of films and before the opening of theater performances Other occasions as may be allowed by the NHCP.  HB 5224 will impose penalties should the provisions not be followed, among them a fine of not less than P50,000 but not exceeding P100,000. Source: CNN Read More:            How to register online:  1. Go to www.philhealth.gov.ph  2. Fill-out the needed information correctly.   3. You will then receive a confirmation e-mail and your log-in password. Click the link provided in the e-mail and log-in using your details.   4. After clicking the link, you will get a notification that your account is activated and you can now log-in to your Philhealth account.  5.  On log-in, you may need to enter an answer to a security question. It could be  any one of the three answers you provided earlier.   6. Congratulations! You successfully created and activated your Philhealth account.  You can now access your Philhealth members profile.  You can check the contributions you made  as well.  Should you find any error or discrepancies in your MDR, you may email Philhealth at actioncenter@philhealth.gov.ph     Once you are already registered, you can now get your Philhealth ID. Visit the nearest Philhealth office in your area and ask for the Philhealth Member Registration Form or PMRF.  Fill-out the form and submit it. In a few minutes, you can claim your printed Philhealth ID.  For premium payments, you can pay online through these Electronic Payment Facilities:  OneHUB (Unionbank Of The Philippines) Expresslink (Bank Of The Philippine Islands) Citiconnect (Citibank) Digibanker (Security Bank) Or via e-Gov (Bancnet) Asia United Bank China Banking Corporation CTBC Bank (Philippines) Corporation Development Bank of the Philippines East West Banking Corporation Metropolitan Trust & Bank Company Philippine National Bank Philippine Veterans Bank RCBC Savings Bank  For OFWs, you can pay your premium contributions through these accredited  collecting agents only:   Overseas Collections Over-the-counter collection system Bank Of Commerce Development Bank Of The Philippines IRemit, Inc. Landbank Of The Philippines Ventaja International Corporation  *Beware of unauthorized collecting agents issuing fake Philheath Official receipts. Visit the nearest Philhealth office in your area and ask for the Philhealth Member Registration Form or PMRF.  Fill-out the form and submit it. In a few minutes, you can claim your printed Philhealth ID.  Overseas Workers Welfare Organization (OWWA)  Administrator hans leo Cacdac has disclosed that OWWA board of trustees  has recently approved a resolution allotting financial aid for Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW), who were affected by the ongoing clash between the government forces and the Maute terror group in Marawi City.   The approved financial aid amounting to P100 million will be distributed by the agency to the affected OFW families.     According to Admin Hans Cacdac, the calamity component involves cash assistance of P3,000 for active members and P1,000 members who are not active.   OWWA Region 10 office is already in the process of determining the number of  qualified beneficiaries for the cash assistance.     “Our Region 10 director is on the ground in Iligan and Cagayan de Oro, determining the amount to be given to the beneficiaries. Distribution will happen in the coming week,” Cacdac said.   The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), for its part,  earlier said that it will provide livelihood aid to  the displaced workers due to the crisis.  Marawi residents, including OFW families had voluntarily evacuated their homes in area since last week due to the rising tension. Most of them went to the nearby areas like Iligan and Cagayan de Oro City.  Their villages had been under Maute terror and they need to be somewhere safe.  President  Rodrigo Duterte already declared martial law in  the entire Mindanao  ordering the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the Philippine National Police (PNP) to intensify counter offensives against the ISIS-inspired group.  Meanwhile, Department of Social Welfare and Development opened various evacuation centers in Mindanao following the exodus of the residents in Marawi City. According to DSWD Sec. Judy Taguiwalo, they have  food packs and non-food items on standby for distribution for affected residents from Marawi City.  DSWD assures to keep the safety of every residents in the area especially the women, children and the elderly.  Evacuation Center  Location  Buruun School of Fisheries  Iligan City  Maria Cristina Gymnasium  Iligan City  Tomas Cabili Gymnasium  Iligan City  Iligan School of Fisheries Gymnasium  Iligan City  MSU-IIT CASS Building  Iligan City  Lanao del Sur Provincial Capitol  Marawi City  Gomampong Ali's Residents  Baloi, Lanao del Sur  Saguiaran Municipal Hall  Saguiaran, Lanao del Sur  People's Plaza  Saguiaran, Lanao del Sur  Old Madrasa  Saguiaran, Lanao del Sur  Old Masjid  Saguiaran, Lanao del Sur  BFP Office  Saguiaran, Lanao del Sur  DepEd Kinder Room  Saguiaran, Lanao del Sur  Source: Manila Bulletin Overseas Workers Welfare Organization (OWWA) Administrator hans leo Cacdac has disclosed that OWWA board of trustees has recently approved a resolution allotting financial aid for Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW), who were affected by the ongoing clash between the government forces and the Maute terror group in Marawi City. The approved financial aid amounting to P100 million will be distributed by the agency to the affected OFW families.The biggest challenge to returning OFWs who lost their jobs from hostilities or distressful situations abroad is how to sustain the needs of their family now that they have lost their jobs. OWWA is now ready to help them start over with programs suited to help displaced OFWs.  Ms.Rosalina B. Casuga is a worker from Malaysia for six months. She is a returnee from San Carlos Heights, Baguio City. She applied under the Balik Pinas Balik Hanap Buhay Program at OWWA CAR and received her starter kits livelihood assistance on June 2, 2017.  The program is a package of livelihood support to returning OFW's who are either displaced by hostilities, distressed workers or other distressful situations. The aim is to help the returning OFWs  by providing livelihood that will generate everyday income for the family.  The OWWA “Balik Pinas! Balik Hanapbuhay!” Program is a non-cash livelihood support/assistance intended to provide immediate relief to returning member-OFWs who were displaced from their jobs due to wars/political conflicts in host countries, or policy reforms, controls and changes by the host government; or were victims of illegal recruitment and/or human trafficking or other distressful situations.  It is a package of livelihood assistance amounting to Ten Thousand Pesos (Php 10,000.00) maximum consisting of techno-skills and/or entrepreneurship trainings, starter kits/goods and/or such other services that will enable beneficiaries to quickly start a livelihood undertaking through self/wage employment.  The program aims to enable the beneficiaries to be multi-skilled through access to training services by training institutions like TESDA, DTI, and NGOs. It also equips the beneficiaries with skills that are highly in demand in the local labor market and enables them to plan, set-up, start and operate a livelihood undertaking by providing them with ready-to-go rollout self-employment package of services, consisting of short-duration trainings, start-up kits/goods business counseling and technical and marketing assistance.  To avail of the livelihood assistance and livelihood starter kit from OWWA you can contact the following:  OWWA Main Ground Floor, Rm 101, OWWA Center  7th St. corner F. B. Harrison St., Pasay City  Telephone Numbers: +632 891 7601 to 24  Hotline: +632 551-1560; +632 551-6641  E-mail Address: rmd@owwa.gov.ph   NATIONAL REINTEGRATION CENTER FOR OFWs  Ground Floor, Blas F. Ople Development Center (Old OWWA Building)  Corner Solana and Victoria Streets  Intramuros, Manila  Telephone Numbers: 527-6184/526-2633/526-2392  E-mail Address: nrcoreintegration@gmail.com   BUREAU OF WORKERS WITH SPECIAL CONCERNS  9th Floor, Antonino Bldg.  J. Bocobo St. cor. T. M. Kalaw Ave.  Ermita, Manila  Tel. No.: 404-3336  Fax No.: 527-5858  Email: mail@bwsc.dole.gov.ph  Or visit any OWWA Regional Offices near you. Claiming SSS Disability benefits seems easy. Just fill-out and submit the needed documents and Voila!, You got your benefit.But how is the actual experience  in claiming it really like?An OFW on vacation tried to apply for the disability benefit of her brother shared the actual experience she had. As she described it, it was like "passing through a needle eye."  ©2017 THOUGHTSKOTO www.jbsolis.com SEARCH JBSOLIS, TYPE KEYWORDS and TITLE OF ARTICLE at the box below


The way you sing the national anthem may not be a big deal to you in the past but this time you need to do it right or you might end up paying a fine up to P100,000.

House Bill 5224 (HB 5224) or the "Flag and Heraldic Code of the Philippines." has been approved by The House of Representatives  on third and final reading  updating the rules on the rendition of the Philippine National Anthem.
The House of Representatives said HB 5224 "updates, among others, the rules on the rendition of the national anthem, expressly repealing Republic Act No. 8491 or the "Flag and Heraldic Code of the Philippines."
The way you sing the national anthem may not be a big deal to you in the past but this time you need to do it right or you might end up paying a fine up to P100,000. House Bill 5224 (HB 5224) or the "Flag and Heraldic Code of the Philippines." has been approved by The House of Representatives  on third and final reading  updating the rules on the rendition of the Philippine National Anthem. The House of Representatives said HB 5224 "updates, among others, the rules on the rendition of the national anthem, expressly repealing Republic Act No. 8491 or the "Flag and Heraldic Code of the Philippines." HB 5224 urges all individuals to be committed in memorizing   the national anthem by heart. According to the Bill, the rendition of the national anthem shall be in accordance to the composition of Julian Felipe. The National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP), in coordination with proper agencies, "shall disseminate an official music score sheet that reflects the manner in which the national anthem shall be played or sung", thus, making the rendition standard.  The anthem must be sung in Filipino. However, rendition of the anthem  in other languages and dialects must be approved by NHCP.  House Bill 5224 warns the anthem shall not be played and sung on certain events like of those for recreation, amusement or entertainment purposes.  However, it can be played and sung on these instances: International competitions where the Philippines is the host or has a representative National or local sports competitions During the "signing off" and "signing on" of radio and television broadcasting stations Before the initial and last screening of films and before the opening of theater performances Other occasions as may be allowed by the NHCP.  HB 5224 will impose penalties should the provisions not be followed, among them a fine of not less than P50,000 but not exceeding P100,000. Source: CNN Read More:            How to register online:  1. Go to www.philhealth.gov.ph  2. Fill-out the needed information correctly.   3. You will then receive a confirmation e-mail and your log-in password. Click the link provided in the e-mail and log-in using your details.   4. After clicking the link, you will get a notification that your account is activated and you can now log-in to your Philhealth account.  5.  On log-in, you may need to enter an answer to a security question. It could be  any one of the three answers you provided earlier.   6. Congratulations! You successfully created and activated your Philhealth account.  You can now access your Philhealth members profile.  You can check the contributions you made  as well.  Should you find any error or discrepancies in your MDR, you may email Philhealth at actioncenter@philhealth.gov.ph     Once you are already registered, you can now get your Philhealth ID. Visit the nearest Philhealth office in your area and ask for the Philhealth Member Registration Form or PMRF.  Fill-out the form and submit it. In a few minutes, you can claim your printed Philhealth ID.  For premium payments, you can pay online through these Electronic Payment Facilities:  OneHUB (Unionbank Of The Philippines) Expresslink (Bank Of The Philippine Islands) Citiconnect (Citibank) Digibanker (Security Bank) Or via e-Gov (Bancnet) Asia United Bank China Banking Corporation CTBC Bank (Philippines) Corporation Development Bank of the Philippines East West Banking Corporation Metropolitan Trust & Bank Company Philippine National Bank Philippine Veterans Bank RCBC Savings Bank  For OFWs, you can pay your premium contributions through these accredited  collecting agents only:   Overseas Collections Over-the-counter collection system Bank Of Commerce Development Bank Of The Philippines IRemit, Inc. Landbank Of The Philippines Ventaja International Corporation  *Beware of unauthorized collecting agents issuing fake Philheath Official receipts. Visit the nearest Philhealth office in your area and ask for the Philhealth Member Registration Form or PMRF.  Fill-out the form and submit it. In a few minutes, you can claim your printed Philhealth ID.  Overseas Workers Welfare Organization (OWWA)  Administrator hans leo Cacdac has disclosed that OWWA board of trustees  has recently approved a resolution allotting financial aid for Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW), who were affected by the ongoing clash between the government forces and the Maute terror group in Marawi City.   The approved financial aid amounting to P100 million will be distributed by the agency to the affected OFW families.     According to Admin Hans Cacdac, the calamity component involves cash assistance of P3,000 for active members and P1,000 members who are not active.   OWWA Region 10 office is already in the process of determining the number of  qualified beneficiaries for the cash assistance.     “Our Region 10 director is on the ground in Iligan and Cagayan de Oro, determining the amount to be given to the beneficiaries. Distribution will happen in the coming week,” Cacdac said.   The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), for its part,  earlier said that it will provide livelihood aid to  the displaced workers due to the crisis.  Marawi residents, including OFW families had voluntarily evacuated their homes in area since last week due to the rising tension. Most of them went to the nearby areas like Iligan and Cagayan de Oro City.  Their villages had been under Maute terror and they need to be somewhere safe.  President  Rodrigo Duterte already declared martial law in  the entire Mindanao  ordering the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the Philippine National Police (PNP) to intensify counter offensives against the ISIS-inspired group.  Meanwhile, Department of Social Welfare and Development opened various evacuation centers in Mindanao following the exodus of the residents in Marawi City. According to DSWD Sec. Judy Taguiwalo, they have  food packs and non-food items on standby for distribution for affected residents from Marawi City.  DSWD assures to keep the safety of every residents in the area especially the women, children and the elderly.  Evacuation Center  Location  Buruun School of Fisheries  Iligan City  Maria Cristina Gymnasium  Iligan City  Tomas Cabili Gymnasium  Iligan City  Iligan School of Fisheries Gymnasium  Iligan City  MSU-IIT CASS Building  Iligan City  Lanao del Sur Provincial Capitol  Marawi City  Gomampong Ali's Residents  Baloi, Lanao del Sur  Saguiaran Municipal Hall  Saguiaran, Lanao del Sur  People's Plaza  Saguiaran, Lanao del Sur  Old Madrasa  Saguiaran, Lanao del Sur  Old Masjid  Saguiaran, Lanao del Sur  BFP Office  Saguiaran, Lanao del Sur  DepEd Kinder Room  Saguiaran, Lanao del Sur  Source: Manila Bulletin Overseas Workers Welfare Organization (OWWA) Administrator hans leo Cacdac has disclosed that OWWA board of trustees has recently approved a resolution allotting financial aid for Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW), who were affected by the ongoing clash between the government forces and the Maute terror group in Marawi City. The approved financial aid amounting to P100 million will be distributed by the agency to the affected OFW families.The biggest challenge to returning OFWs who lost their jobs from hostilities or distressful situations abroad is how to sustain the needs of their family now that they have lost their jobs. OWWA is now ready to help them start over with programs suited to help displaced OFWs.  Ms.Rosalina B. Casuga is a worker from Malaysia for six months. She is a returnee from San Carlos Heights, Baguio City. She applied under the Balik Pinas Balik Hanap Buhay Program at OWWA CAR and received her starter kits livelihood assistance on June 2, 2017.  The program is a package of livelihood support to returning OFW's who are either displaced by hostilities, distressed workers or other distressful situations. The aim is to help the returning OFWs  by providing livelihood that will generate everyday income for the family.  The OWWA “Balik Pinas! Balik Hanapbuhay!” Program is a non-cash livelihood support/assistance intended to provide immediate relief to returning member-OFWs who were displaced from their jobs due to wars/political conflicts in host countries, or policy reforms, controls and changes by the host government; or were victims of illegal recruitment and/or human trafficking or other distressful situations.  It is a package of livelihood assistance amounting to Ten Thousand Pesos (Php 10,000.00) maximum consisting of techno-skills and/or entrepreneurship trainings, starter kits/goods and/or such other services that will enable beneficiaries to quickly start a livelihood undertaking through self/wage employment.  The program aims to enable the beneficiaries to be multi-skilled through access to training services by training institutions like TESDA, DTI, and NGOs. It also equips the beneficiaries with skills that are highly in demand in the local labor market and enables them to plan, set-up, start and operate a livelihood undertaking by providing them with ready-to-go rollout self-employment package of services, consisting of short-duration trainings, start-up kits/goods business counseling and technical and marketing assistance.  To avail of the livelihood assistance and livelihood starter kit from OWWA you can contact the following:  OWWA Main Ground Floor, Rm 101, OWWA Center  7th St. corner F. B. Harrison St., Pasay City  Telephone Numbers: +632 891 7601 to 24  Hotline: +632 551-1560; +632 551-6641  E-mail Address: rmd@owwa.gov.ph   NATIONAL REINTEGRATION CENTER FOR OFWs  Ground Floor, Blas F. Ople Development Center (Old OWWA Building)  Corner Solana and Victoria Streets  Intramuros, Manila  Telephone Numbers: 527-6184/526-2633/526-2392  E-mail Address: nrcoreintegration@gmail.com   BUREAU OF WORKERS WITH SPECIAL CONCERNS  9th Floor, Antonino Bldg.  J. Bocobo St. cor. T. M. Kalaw Ave.  Ermita, Manila  Tel. No.: 404-3336  Fax No.: 527-5858  Email: mail@bwsc.dole.gov.ph  Or visit any OWWA Regional Offices near you. Claiming SSS Disability benefits seems easy. Just fill-out and submit the needed documents and Voila!, You got your benefit.But how is the actual experience  in claiming it really like?An OFW on vacation tried to apply for the disability benefit of her brother shared the actual experience she had. As she described it, it was like "passing through a needle eye."  ©2017 THOUGHTSKOTO www.jbsolis.com SEARCH JBSOLIS, TYPE KEYWORDS and TITLE OF ARTICLE at the box belowThe way you sing the national anthem may not be a big deal to you in the past but this time you need to do it right or you might end up paying a fine up to P100,000. House Bill 5224 (HB 5224) or the "Flag and Heraldic Code of the Philippines." has been approved by The House of Representatives  on third and final reading  updating the rules on the rendition of the Philippine National Anthem. The House of Representatives said HB 5224 "updates, among others, the rules on the rendition of the national anthem, expressly repealing Republic Act No. 8491 or the "Flag and Heraldic Code of the Philippines." HB 5224 urges all individuals to be committed in memorizing   the national anthem by heart. According to the Bill, the rendition of the national anthem shall be in accordance to the composition of Julian Felipe. The National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP), in coordination with proper agencies, "shall disseminate an official music score sheet that reflects the manner in which the national anthem shall be played or sung", thus, making the rendition standard.  The anthem must be sung in Filipino. However, rendition of the anthem  in other languages and dialects must be approved by NHCP.  House Bill 5224 warns the anthem shall not be played and sung on certain events like of those for recreation, amusement or entertainment purposes.  However, it can be played and sung on these instances: International competitions where the Philippines is the host or has a representative National or local sports competitions During the "signing off" and "signing on" of radio and television broadcasting stations Before the initial and last screening of films and before the opening of theater performances Other occasions as may be allowed by the NHCP.  HB 5224 will impose penalties should the provisions not be followed, among them a fine of not less than P50,000 but not exceeding P100,000. Source: CNN Read More:            How to register online:  1. Go to www.philhealth.gov.ph  2. Fill-out the needed information correctly.   3. You will then receive a confirmation e-mail and your log-in password. Click the link provided in the e-mail and log-in using your details.   4. After clicking the link, you will get a notification that your account is activated and you can now log-in to your Philhealth account.  5.  On log-in, you may need to enter an answer to a security question. It could be  any one of the three answers you provided earlier.   6. Congratulations! You successfully created and activated your Philhealth account.  You can now access your Philhealth members profile.  You can check the contributions you made  as well.  Should you find any error or discrepancies in your MDR, you may email Philhealth at actioncenter@philhealth.gov.ph     Once you are already registered, you can now get your Philhealth ID. Visit the nearest Philhealth office in your area and ask for the Philhealth Member Registration Form or PMRF.  Fill-out the form and submit it. In a few minutes, you can claim your printed Philhealth ID.  For premium payments, you can pay online through these Electronic Payment Facilities:  OneHUB (Unionbank Of The Philippines) Expresslink (Bank Of The Philippine Islands) Citiconnect (Citibank) Digibanker (Security Bank) Or via e-Gov (Bancnet) Asia United Bank China Banking Corporation CTBC Bank (Philippines) Corporation Development Bank of the Philippines East West Banking Corporation Metropolitan Trust & Bank Company Philippine National Bank Philippine Veterans Bank RCBC Savings Bank  For OFWs, you can pay your premium contributions through these accredited  collecting agents only:   Overseas Collections Over-the-counter collection system Bank Of Commerce Development Bank Of The Philippines IRemit, Inc. Landbank Of The Philippines Ventaja International Corporation  *Beware of unauthorized collecting agents issuing fake Philheath Official receipts. Visit the nearest Philhealth office in your area and ask for the Philhealth Member Registration Form or PMRF.  Fill-out the form and submit it. In a few minutes, you can claim your printed Philhealth ID.  Overseas Workers Welfare Organization (OWWA)  Administrator hans leo Cacdac has disclosed that OWWA board of trustees  has recently approved a resolution allotting financial aid for Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW), who were affected by the ongoing clash between the government forces and the Maute terror group in Marawi City.   The approved financial aid amounting to P100 million will be distributed by the agency to the affected OFW families.     According to Admin Hans Cacdac, the calamity component involves cash assistance of P3,000 for active members and P1,000 members who are not active.   OWWA Region 10 office is already in the process of determining the number of  qualified beneficiaries for the cash assistance.     “Our Region 10 director is on the ground in Iligan and Cagayan de Oro, determining the amount to be given to the beneficiaries. Distribution will happen in the coming week,” Cacdac said.   The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), for its part,  earlier said that it will provide livelihood aid to  the displaced workers due to the crisis.  Marawi residents, including OFW families had voluntarily evacuated their homes in area since last week due to the rising tension. Most of them went to the nearby areas like Iligan and Cagayan de Oro City.  Their villages had been under Maute terror and they need to be somewhere safe.  President  Rodrigo Duterte already declared martial law in  the entire Mindanao  ordering the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the Philippine National Police (PNP) to intensify counter offensives against the ISIS-inspired group.  Meanwhile, Department of Social Welfare and Development opened various evacuation centers in Mindanao following the exodus of the residents in Marawi City. According to DSWD Sec. Judy Taguiwalo, they have  food packs and non-food items on standby for distribution for affected residents from Marawi City.  DSWD assures to keep the safety of every residents in the area especially the women, children and the elderly.  Evacuation Center  Location  Buruun School of Fisheries  Iligan City  Maria Cristina Gymnasium  Iligan City  Tomas Cabili Gymnasium  Iligan City  Iligan School of Fisheries Gymnasium  Iligan City  MSU-IIT CASS Building  Iligan City  Lanao del Sur Provincial Capitol  Marawi City  Gomampong Ali's Residents  Baloi, Lanao del Sur  Saguiaran Municipal Hall  Saguiaran, Lanao del Sur  People's Plaza  Saguiaran, Lanao del Sur  Old Madrasa  Saguiaran, Lanao del Sur  Old Masjid  Saguiaran, Lanao del Sur  BFP Office  Saguiaran, Lanao del Sur  DepEd Kinder Room  Saguiaran, Lanao del Sur  Source: Manila Bulletin Overseas Workers Welfare Organization (OWWA) Administrator hans leo Cacdac has disclosed that OWWA board of trustees has recently approved a resolution allotting financial aid for Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW), who were affected by the ongoing clash between the government forces and the Maute terror group in Marawi City. The approved financial aid amounting to P100 million will be distributed by the agency to the affected OFW families.The biggest challenge to returning OFWs who lost their jobs from hostilities or distressful situations abroad is how to sustain the needs of their family now that they have lost their jobs. OWWA is now ready to help them start over with programs suited to help displaced OFWs.  Ms.Rosalina B. Casuga is a worker from Malaysia for six months. She is a returnee from San Carlos Heights, Baguio City. She applied under the Balik Pinas Balik Hanap Buhay Program at OWWA CAR and received her starter kits livelihood assistance on June 2, 2017.  The program is a package of livelihood support to returning OFW's who are either displaced by hostilities, distressed workers or other distressful situations. The aim is to help the returning OFWs  by providing livelihood that will generate everyday income for the family.  The OWWA “Balik Pinas! Balik Hanapbuhay!” Program is a non-cash livelihood support/assistance intended to provide immediate relief to returning member-OFWs who were displaced from their jobs due to wars/political conflicts in host countries, or policy reforms, controls and changes by the host government; or were victims of illegal recruitment and/or human trafficking or other distressful situations.  It is a package of livelihood assistance amounting to Ten Thousand Pesos (Php 10,000.00) maximum consisting of techno-skills and/or entrepreneurship trainings, starter kits/goods and/or such other services that will enable beneficiaries to quickly start a livelihood undertaking through self/wage employment.  The program aims to enable the beneficiaries to be multi-skilled through access to training services by training institutions like TESDA, DTI, and NGOs. It also equips the beneficiaries with skills that are highly in demand in the local labor market and enables them to plan, set-up, start and operate a livelihood undertaking by providing them with ready-to-go rollout self-employment package of services, consisting of short-duration trainings, start-up kits/goods business counseling and technical and marketing assistance.  To avail of the livelihood assistance and livelihood starter kit from OWWA you can contact the following:  OWWA Main Ground Floor, Rm 101, OWWA Center  7th St. corner F. B. Harrison St., Pasay City  Telephone Numbers: +632 891 7601 to 24  Hotline: +632 551-1560; +632 551-6641  E-mail Address: rmd@owwa.gov.ph   NATIONAL REINTEGRATION CENTER FOR OFWs  Ground Floor, Blas F. Ople Development Center (Old OWWA Building)  Corner Solana and Victoria Streets  Intramuros, Manila  Telephone Numbers: 527-6184/526-2633/526-2392  E-mail Address: nrcoreintegration@gmail.com   BUREAU OF WORKERS WITH SPECIAL CONCERNS  9th Floor, Antonino Bldg.  J. Bocobo St. cor. T. M. Kalaw Ave.  Ermita, Manila  Tel. No.: 404-3336  Fax No.: 527-5858  Email: mail@bwsc.dole.gov.ph  Or visit any OWWA Regional Offices near you. Claiming SSS Disability benefits seems easy. Just fill-out and submit the needed documents and Voila!, You got your benefit.But how is the actual experience  in claiming it really like?An OFW on vacation tried to apply for the disability benefit of her brother shared the actual experience she had. As she described it, it was like "passing through a needle eye."  ©2017 THOUGHTSKOTO www.jbsolis.com SEARCH JBSOLIS, TYPE KEYWORDS and TITLE OF ARTICLE at the box belowHB 5224 urges all individuals to be committed in memorizing   the national anthem by heart.
According to the Bill, the rendition of the national anthem shall be in accordance to the composition of Julian Felipe. The National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP), in coordination with proper agencies, "shall disseminate an official music score sheet that reflects the manner in which the national anthem shall be played or sung", thus, making the rendition standard.

The anthem must be sung in Filipino. However, rendition of the anthem  in other languages and dialects must be approved by NHCP.

The way you sing the national anthem may not be a big deal to you in the past but this time you need to do it right or you might end up paying a fine up to P100,000. House Bill 5224 (HB 5224) or the "Flag and Heraldic Code of the Philippines." has been approved by The House of Representatives  on third and final reading  updating the rules on the rendition of the Philippine National Anthem. The House of Representatives said HB 5224 "updates, among others, the rules on the rendition of the national anthem, expressly repealing Republic Act No. 8491 or the "Flag and Heraldic Code of the Philippines." HB 5224 urges all individuals to be committed in memorizing   the national anthem by heart. According to the Bill, the rendition of the national anthem shall be in accordance to the composition of Julian Felipe. The National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP), in coordination with proper agencies, "shall disseminate an official music score sheet that reflects the manner in which the national anthem shall be played or sung", thus, making the rendition standard.  The anthem must be sung in Filipino. However, rendition of the anthem  in other languages and dialects must be approved by NHCP.  House Bill 5224 warns the anthem shall not be played and sung on certain events like of those for recreation, amusement or entertainment purposes.  However, it can be played and sung on these instances: International competitions where the Philippines is the host or has a representative National or local sports competitions During the "signing off" and "signing on" of radio and television broadcasting stations Before the initial and last screening of films and before the opening of theater performances Other occasions as may be allowed by the NHCP.  HB 5224 will impose penalties should the provisions not be followed, among them a fine of not less than P50,000 but not exceeding P100,000. Source: CNN Read More:            How to register online:  1. Go to www.philhealth.gov.ph  2. Fill-out the needed information correctly.   3. You will then receive a confirmation e-mail and your log-in password. Click the link provided in the e-mail and log-in using your details.   4. After clicking the link, you will get a notification that your account is activated and you can now log-in to your Philhealth account.  5.  On log-in, you may need to enter an answer to a security question. It could be  any one of the three answers you provided earlier.   6. Congratulations! You successfully created and activated your Philhealth account.  You can now access your Philhealth members profile.  You can check the contributions you made  as well.  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Fill-out the form and submit it. In a few minutes, you can claim your printed Philhealth ID.  Overseas Workers Welfare Organization (OWWA)  Administrator hans leo Cacdac has disclosed that OWWA board of trustees  has recently approved a resolution allotting financial aid for Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW), who were affected by the ongoing clash between the government forces and the Maute terror group in Marawi City.   The approved financial aid amounting to P100 million will be distributed by the agency to the affected OFW families.     According to Admin Hans Cacdac, the calamity component involves cash assistance of P3,000 for active members and P1,000 members who are not active.   OWWA Region 10 office is already in the process of determining the number of  qualified beneficiaries for the cash assistance.     “Our Region 10 director is on the ground in Iligan and Cagayan de Oro, determining the amount to be given to the beneficiaries. Distribution will happen in the coming week,” Cacdac said.   The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), for its part,  earlier said that it will provide livelihood aid to  the displaced workers due to the crisis.  Marawi residents, including OFW families had voluntarily evacuated their homes in area since last week due to the rising tension. Most of them went to the nearby areas like Iligan and Cagayan de Oro City.  Their villages had been under Maute terror and they need to be somewhere safe.  President  Rodrigo Duterte already declared martial law in  the entire Mindanao  ordering the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the Philippine National Police (PNP) to intensify counter offensives against the ISIS-inspired group.  Meanwhile, Department of Social Welfare and Development opened various evacuation centers in Mindanao following the exodus of the residents in Marawi City. According to DSWD Sec. Judy Taguiwalo, they have  food packs and non-food items on standby for distribution for affected residents from Marawi City.  DSWD assures to keep the safety of every residents in the area especially the women, children and the elderly.  Evacuation Center  Location  Buruun School of Fisheries  Iligan City  Maria Cristina Gymnasium  Iligan City  Tomas Cabili Gymnasium  Iligan City  Iligan School of Fisheries Gymnasium  Iligan City  MSU-IIT CASS Building  Iligan City  Lanao del Sur Provincial Capitol  Marawi City  Gomampong Ali's Residents  Baloi, Lanao del Sur  Saguiaran Municipal Hall  Saguiaran, Lanao del Sur  People's Plaza  Saguiaran, Lanao del Sur  Old Madrasa  Saguiaran, Lanao del Sur  Old Masjid  Saguiaran, Lanao del Sur  BFP Office  Saguiaran, Lanao del Sur  DepEd Kinder Room  Saguiaran, Lanao del Sur  Source: Manila Bulletin Overseas Workers Welfare Organization (OWWA) Administrator hans leo Cacdac has disclosed that OWWA board of trustees has recently approved a resolution allotting financial aid for Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW), who were affected by the ongoing clash between the government forces and the Maute terror group in Marawi City. The approved financial aid amounting to P100 million will be distributed by the agency to the affected OFW families.The biggest challenge to returning OFWs who lost their jobs from hostilities or distressful situations abroad is how to sustain the needs of their family now that they have lost their jobs. OWWA is now ready to help them start over with programs suited to help displaced OFWs.  Ms.Rosalina B. Casuga is a worker from Malaysia for six months. She is a returnee from San Carlos Heights, Baguio City. She applied under the Balik Pinas Balik Hanap Buhay Program at OWWA CAR and received her starter kits livelihood assistance on June 2, 2017.  The program is a package of livelihood support to returning OFW's who are either displaced by hostilities, distressed workers or other distressful situations. The aim is to help the returning OFWs  by providing livelihood that will generate everyday income for the family.  The OWWA “Balik Pinas! Balik Hanapbuhay!” Program is a non-cash livelihood support/assistance intended to provide immediate relief to returning member-OFWs who were displaced from their jobs due to wars/political conflicts in host countries, or policy reforms, controls and changes by the host government; or were victims of illegal recruitment and/or human trafficking or other distressful situations.  It is a package of livelihood assistance amounting to Ten Thousand Pesos (Php 10,000.00) maximum consisting of techno-skills and/or entrepreneurship trainings, starter kits/goods and/or such other services that will enable beneficiaries to quickly start a livelihood undertaking through self/wage employment.  The program aims to enable the beneficiaries to be multi-skilled through access to training services by training institutions like TESDA, DTI, and NGOs. It also equips the beneficiaries with skills that are highly in demand in the local labor market and enables them to plan, set-up, start and operate a livelihood undertaking by providing them with ready-to-go rollout self-employment package of services, consisting of short-duration trainings, start-up kits/goods business counseling and technical and marketing assistance.  To avail of the livelihood assistance and livelihood starter kit from OWWA you can contact the following:  OWWA Main Ground Floor, Rm 101, OWWA Center  7th St. corner F. B. Harrison St., Pasay City  Telephone Numbers: +632 891 7601 to 24  Hotline: +632 551-1560; +632 551-6641  E-mail Address: rmd@owwa.gov.ph   NATIONAL REINTEGRATION CENTER FOR OFWs  Ground Floor, Blas F. 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House Bill 5224 warns the anthem shall not be played and sung on certain events like of those for recreation, amusement or entertainment purposes.

However, it can be played and sung on these instances:
  • International competitions where the Philippines is the host or has a representative
  • National or local sports competitions
  • During the "signing off" and "signing on" of radio and television broadcasting stations
  • Before the initial and last screening of films and before the opening of theater performances
  • Other occasions as may be allowed by the NHCP.


HB 5224 will impose penalties should the provisions not be followed, among them a fine of not less than P50,000 but not exceeding P100,000.
Source: CNN
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How to register online:  1. Go to www.philhealth.gov.ph  2. Fill-out the needed information correctly.   3. You will then receive a confirmation e-mail and your log-in password. Click the link provided in the e-mail and log-in using your details.   4. After clicking the link, you will get a notification that your account is activated and you can now log-in to your Philhealth account.  5.  On log-in, you may need to enter an answer to a security question. It could be  any one of the three answers you provided earlier.   6. Congratulations! You successfully created and activated your Philhealth account.  You can now access your Philhealth members profile.  You can check the contributions you made  as well.  Should you find any error or discrepancies in your MDR, you may email Philhealth at actioncenter@philhealth.gov.ph     Once you are already registered, you can now get your Philhealth ID. Visit the nearest Philhealth office in your area and ask for the Philhealth Member Registration Form or PMRF.  Fill-out the form and submit it. In a few minutes, you can claim your printed Philhealth ID.  For premium payments, you can pay online through these Electronic Payment Facilities:  OneHUB (Unionbank Of The Philippines) Expresslink (Bank Of The Philippine Islands) Citiconnect (Citibank) Digibanker (Security Bank) Or via e-Gov (Bancnet) Asia United Bank China Banking Corporation CTBC Bank (Philippines) Corporation Development Bank of the Philippines East West Banking Corporation Metropolitan Trust & Bank Company Philippine National Bank Philippine Veterans Bank RCBC Savings Bank  For OFWs, you can pay your premium contributions through these accredited  collecting agents only:   Overseas Collections Over-the-counter collection system Bank Of Commerce Development Bank Of The Philippines IRemit, Inc. Landbank Of The Philippines Ventaja International Corporation  *Beware of unauthorized collecting agents issuing fake Philheath Official receipts.

Overseas Workers Welfare Organization (OWWA)  Administrator hans leo Cacdac has disclosed that OWWA board of trustees  has recently approved a resolution allotting financial aid for Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW), who were affected by the ongoing clash between the government forces and the Maute terror group in Marawi City.   The approved financial aid amounting to P100 million will be distributed by the agency to the affected OFW families.     According to Admin Hans Cacdac, the calamity component involves cash assistance of P3,000 for active members and P1,000 members who are not active.   OWWA Region 10 office is already in the process of determining the number of  qualified beneficiaries for the cash assistance.     “Our Region 10 director is on the ground in Iligan and Cagayan de Oro, determining the amount to be given to the beneficiaries. Distribution will happen in the coming week,” Cacdac said.   The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), for its part,  earlier said that it will provide livelihood aid to  the displaced workers due to the crisis.  Marawi residents, including OFW families had voluntarily evacuated their homes in area since last week due to the rising tension. Most of them went to the nearby areas like Iligan and Cagayan de Oro City.  Their villages had been under Maute terror and they need to be somewhere safe.  President  Rodrigo Duterte already declared martial law in  the entire Mindanao  ordering the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the Philippine National Police (PNP) to intensify counter offensives against the ISIS-inspired group.  Meanwhile, Department of Social Welfare and Development opened various evacuation centers in Mindanao following the exodus of the residents in Marawi City. According to DSWD Sec. Judy Taguiwalo, they have  food packs and non-food items on standby for distribution for affected residents from Marawi City.  DSWD assures to keep the safety of every residents in the area especially the women, children and the elderly.  Evacuation Center  Location  Buruun School of Fisheries  Iligan City  Maria Cristina Gymnasium  Iligan City  Tomas Cabili Gymnasium  Iligan City  Iligan School of Fisheries Gymnasium  Iligan City  MSU-IIT CASS Building  Iligan City  Lanao del Sur Provincial Capitol  Marawi City  Gomampong Ali's Residents  Baloi, Lanao del Sur  Saguiaran Municipal Hall  Saguiaran, Lanao del Sur  People's Plaza  Saguiaran, Lanao del Sur  Old Madrasa  Saguiaran, Lanao del Sur  Old Masjid  Saguiaran, Lanao del Sur  BFP Office  Saguiaran, Lanao del Sur  DepEd Kinder Room  Saguiaran, Lanao del Sur  Source: Manila Bulletin
Overseas Workers Welfare Organization (OWWA) Administrator hans leo Cacdac has disclosed that OWWA board of trustees has recently approved a resolution allotting financial aid for Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW), who were affected by the ongoing clash between the government forces and the Maute terror group in Marawi City. The approved financial aid amounting to P100 million will be distributed by the agency to the affected OFW families.The biggest challenge to returning OFWs who lost their jobs from hostilities or distressful situations abroad is how to sustain the needs of their family now that they have lost their jobs. OWWA is now ready to help them start over with programs suited to help displaced OFWs.  Ms.Rosalina B. Casuga is a worker from Malaysia for six months. She is a returnee from San Carlos Heights, Baguio City. She applied under the Balik Pinas Balik Hanap Buhay Program at OWWA CAR and received her starter kits livelihood assistance on June 2, 2017.  The program is a package of livelihood support to returning OFW's who are either displaced by hostilities, distressed workers or other distressful situations. The aim is to help the returning OFWs  by providing livelihood that will generate everyday income for the family.  The OWWA “Balik Pinas! Balik Hanapbuhay!” Program is a non-cash livelihood support/assistance intended to provide immediate relief to returning member-OFWs who were displaced from their jobs due to wars/political conflicts in host countries, or policy reforms, controls and changes by the host government; or were victims of illegal recruitment and/or human trafficking or other distressful situations.  It is a package of livelihood assistance amounting to Ten Thousand Pesos (Php 10,000.00) maximum consisting of techno-skills and/or entrepreneurship trainings, starter kits/goods and/or such other services that will enable beneficiaries to quickly start a livelihood undertaking through self/wage employment.  The program aims to enable the beneficiaries to be multi-skilled through access to training services by training institutions like TESDA, DTI, and NGOs. It also equips the beneficiaries with skills that are highly in demand in the local labor market and enables them to plan, set-up, start and operate a livelihood undertaking by providing them with ready-to-go rollout self-employment package of services, consisting of short-duration trainings, start-up kits/goods business counseling and technical and marketing assistance.  To avail of the livelihood assistance and livelihood starter kit from OWWA you can contact the following:  OWWA Main Ground Floor, Rm 101, OWWA Center  7th St. corner F. B. Harrison St., Pasay City  Telephone Numbers: +632 891 7601 to 24  Hotline: +632 551-1560; +632 551-6641  E-mail Address: rmd@owwa.gov.ph   NATIONAL REINTEGRATION CENTER FOR OFWs  Ground Floor, Blas F. Ople Development Center (Old OWWA Building)  Corner Solana and Victoria Streets  Intramuros, Manila  Telephone Numbers: 527-6184/526-2633/526-2392  E-mail Address: nrcoreintegration@gmail.com   BUREAU OF WORKERS WITH SPECIAL CONCERNS  9th Floor, Antonino Bldg.  J. Bocobo St. cor. T. M. Kalaw Ave.  Ermita, Manila  Tel. No.: 404-3336  Fax No.: 527-5858  Email: mail@bwsc.dole.gov.ph  Or visit any OWWA Regional Offices near you.

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