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Sunday, August 18, 2019

Robber Attacked OFW In Saudi Arabia

Overseas Filipino workers (OFW) work overseas for a better income but sometimes, untoward incidents are inevitable. An OFW in Saudi Arabia had been a victim of an armed robber taking the company money as well as his own cash which is allocated for his dialysis treatment.

Overseas Filipino workers work overseas for a better income but sometimes, untoward incidents are inevitable. An OFW in Saudi Arabia had been a victim of an armed robber taking the company money as well as his own cash which is allocated for his dialysis treatment.       Ads  Michael Arsolacia, the OFW was working inside their office in Saudi Arabia when a man disguised as a Saudi national entered their office posing as complaining about a certain employee of their office.   According to the statement of the OFW, the man approached him and grabbed a bag containing the shop's money Iqama and other valuables amounting to over SAR 2,000  including his own cash intended for his medication and hemodialysis treatment. The victim tried to recover the bag from the assailant but the man was holding a bladed weapon and threatened the victim using the said knife. The OFW tried to follow him but later retracted upon learning that the suspect was not alone.  Ads          Sponsored Links   The OFW victim is pleading for the Philippine government for help to locate and arrest the suspect. The Department of Foreign Affairs-OUMWA is summoning Arsolacia to their office in order to help him file the appropriate case against the suspect and to give him help as well.  labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III reminded the OFW's that should they have become a victim of any crimes, they should go immediately to the Philippine Overseas Labor Office or the consulate in their host country to seek help. He emphasized that these offices are there to help and protect them.

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Michael Arsolacia, the OFW was working inside their office in Saudi Arabia when a man disguised as a Saudi national entered their office posing as complaining about a certain employee of their office. 
According to the statement of the OFW, the man approached him and grabbed a bag containing the shop's money Iqama and other valuables amounting to over SAR 2,000  including his own cash intended for his medication and hemodialysis treatment. The victim tried to recover the bag from the assailant but the man was holding a bladed weapon and threatened the victim using the said knife. The OFW tried to follow him but later retracted upon learning that the suspect was not alone.
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The OFW victim is pleading for the Philippine government for help to locate and arrest the suspect. The Department of Foreign Affairs-OUMWA is summoning Arsolacia to their office in order to help him file the appropriate case against the suspect and to give him help as well.

labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III reminded the OFW's that should they have become a victim of any crimes, they should go immediately to the Philippine Overseas Labor Office or the consulate in their host country to seek help. He emphasized that these offices are there to help and protect them. 
©2019 THOUGHTSKOTO

Pag-IBIG Foreclosed Properties for Sale and Schedule of Public Auction




The following is the list of Pag-IBIG Fund acquired properties or foreclosed properties for sale through public auctions. So if you are looking for real properties to buy, foreclosed properties are a good option especially if you are looking for a cheaper property to acquire. Kindly check the following.


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Jbsolis.com is not affiliated nor connected with Pag-IBIG Fund. This post is for general purposes only. This list is not intended as a recommendation of any particular company or product. 

To find the right opportunity for you, regardless of cost, it’s important that you do your due diligence. Please transact only with the Pag-IBIG's authorized personnel. Jbsolis is not liable for any transaction or contract entered into that is related to this listing.
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Schedule of Public Auctions (With Discount)
NCR Branch:
When: August 29, 2019

Where: Roof deck JELP Business Solutions Center, 409 Shaw Blvd. Mandaluyong City





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Schedule of Public Auctions (With Discount)
NCR Branch:
When: August 28, 2019

Where: Roof deck JELP Business Solutions Center, 409 Shaw Blvd. Mandaluyong City



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Schedule of Public Auctions (No Discount)
Davao Housing Hub:
When: September 6, 2019

Where: 3rd Floor HDMF Training Room, Pryce Tower Condominium, Bajada, Davao City

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This article is filed under foreclosed properties, bankruptcy house, foreclosure listing, house and lot for sale, banks properties, and PAG-IBIG. 

©2019 THOUGHTSKOTO

Anti-Dengue Home Hacks

Dengue carrying mosquitoes are everywhere and every home must be protected from it. The first line of defense against the dreaded disease is prevention and we can all do it by doing these simple steps at home.

Dengue carrying mosquitoes are everywhere and every home must be protected from it. The first line of defense against the dreaded disease is prevention and we can all do it by doing these simple steps at home.      Ads      The Department of Health (DOH) recently declared a “national dengue epidemic” since dengue cases have been significantly increasing. This is 98% higher than the numbers in 2018, six hundred and twenty two people already lost their lives this year alone.  While the local government units are addressing the situation of the epidemic, the first step to prevent it starts from our homes.  Here are some home hacks that you can do to prevent mosquitoes from breeding to get rid of dengue.   The DOH recommends The Enhanced 4-S implantation which calls for everyone to be active in controlling the spread of mosquito population and avoiding any possible dengue deaths within the community.     1. Search  Find out where mosquitoes thrive and destroy their breeding sites. Mosquitoes lay their eggs in stagnant water, so throw all the containers where stagnant water can accumulate especially during rainy season. These include old tires, blocked drainage, flooded diggings, and even cracked concrete.     2. Secure self-protection  Wear mosquito-repellant, long pants, and long-sleeved shirts.  Aedes egypti are daytime biting mosquitoes but they can also bite during the night so it's best to wear an insect repellant most of the time especially when it is near dark time.  3. Seek early consultation  If the person shows most common symptom of dengue like fever, headache, eye pain, muscle and joint pain, rashes, nausea, vomiting, and unusual bleeding (nose or gum bleeding) do not hesitate to go to a nearby hospital or clinic for consultation. The first 24 to 48 hours of dengue infection are crucial and early treatment is important.  Ads      Sponsored Links        4. Support fogging or spraying in hot spot areas  DOH also encourages fogging and spraying in mosquito-breeding hotspots to be done by authorized and trained sprayers to achieve immediate knockdown of mosquitoes.   Installing creens on windows, doors, and vents,  using insect sprays and mosquito repellant both inside and outside the house can also help a lot.   Pet's drinking bowl should be checked and changed on a regular basis.  Drain rainwater tanks and water storage bins and nearby plants trimmed and under control.  Light-colored clothing has to be worn because mosquitoes are reportedly more attracted to dark colors.   These simple steps could help a lot to keep mosquitoes away. The war against dengue can be fought one home at a time.

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The Department of Health (DOH) recently declared a “national dengue epidemic” since dengue cases have been significantly increasing. This is 98% higher than the numbers in 2018, six hundred and twenty two people already lost their lives this year alone.

While the local government units are addressing the situation of the epidemic, the first step to prevent it starts from our homes.

Here are some home hacks that you can do to prevent mosquitoes from breeding to get rid of dengue.


The DOH recommends The Enhanced 4-S implantation which calls for everyone to be active in controlling the spread of mosquito population and avoiding any possible dengue deaths within the community.

Dengue carrying mosquitoes are everywhere and every home must be protected from it. The first line of defense against the dreaded disease is prevention and we can all do it by doing these simple steps at home.      Ads      The Department of Health (DOH) recently declared a “national dengue epidemic” since dengue cases have been significantly increasing. This is 98% higher than the numbers in 2018, six hundred and twenty two people already lost their lives this year alone.  While the local government units are addressing the situation of the epidemic, the first step to prevent it starts from our homes.  Here are some home hacks that you can do to prevent mosquitoes from breeding to get rid of dengue.   The DOH recommends The Enhanced 4-S implantation which calls for everyone to be active in controlling the spread of mosquito population and avoiding any possible dengue deaths within the community.     1. Search  Find out where mosquitoes thrive and destroy their breeding sites. Mosquitoes lay their eggs in stagnant water, so throw all the containers where stagnant water can accumulate especially during rainy season. These include old tires, blocked drainage, flooded diggings, and even cracked concrete.     2. Secure self-protection  Wear mosquito-repellant, long pants, and long-sleeved shirts.  Aedes egypti are daytime biting mosquitoes but they can also bite during the night so it's best to wear an insect repellant most of the time especially when it is near dark time.  3. Seek early consultation  If the person shows most common symptom of dengue like fever, headache, eye pain, muscle and joint pain, rashes, nausea, vomiting, and unusual bleeding (nose or gum bleeding) do not hesitate to go to a nearby hospital or clinic for consultation. The first 24 to 48 hours of dengue infection are crucial and early treatment is important.  Ads      Sponsored Links        4. Support fogging or spraying in hot spot areas  DOH also encourages fogging and spraying in mosquito-breeding hotspots to be done by authorized and trained sprayers to achieve immediate knockdown of mosquitoes.   Installing creens on windows, doors, and vents,  using insect sprays and mosquito repellant both inside and outside the house can also help a lot.   Pet's drinking bowl should be checked and changed on a regular basis.  Drain rainwater tanks and water storage bins and nearby plants trimmed and under control.  Light-colored clothing has to be worn because mosquitoes are reportedly more attracted to dark colors.   These simple steps could help a lot to keep mosquitoes away. The war against dengue can be fought one home at a time.

1. Search

Find out where mosquitoes thrive and destroy their breeding sites. Mosquitoes lay their eggs in stagnant water, so throw all the containers where stagnant water can accumulate especially during rainy season. These include old tires, blocked drainage, flooded diggings, and even cracked concrete.

Dengue carrying mosquitoes are everywhere and every home must be protected from it. The first line of defense against the dreaded disease is prevention and we can all do it by doing these simple steps at home.      Ads      The Department of Health (DOH) recently declared a “national dengue epidemic” since dengue cases have been significantly increasing. This is 98% higher than the numbers in 2018, six hundred and twenty two people already lost their lives this year alone.  While the local government units are addressing the situation of the epidemic, the first step to prevent it starts from our homes.  Here are some home hacks that you can do to prevent mosquitoes from breeding to get rid of dengue.   The DOH recommends The Enhanced 4-S implantation which calls for everyone to be active in controlling the spread of mosquito population and avoiding any possible dengue deaths within the community.     1. Search  Find out where mosquitoes thrive and destroy their breeding sites. Mosquitoes lay their eggs in stagnant water, so throw all the containers where stagnant water can accumulate especially during rainy season. These include old tires, blocked drainage, flooded diggings, and even cracked concrete.     2. Secure self-protection  Wear mosquito-repellant, long pants, and long-sleeved shirts.  Aedes egypti are daytime biting mosquitoes but they can also bite during the night so it's best to wear an insect repellant most of the time especially when it is near dark time.  3. Seek early consultation  If the person shows most common symptom of dengue like fever, headache, eye pain, muscle and joint pain, rashes, nausea, vomiting, and unusual bleeding (nose or gum bleeding) do not hesitate to go to a nearby hospital or clinic for consultation. The first 24 to 48 hours of dengue infection are crucial and early treatment is important.  Ads      Sponsored Links        4. Support fogging or spraying in hot spot areas  DOH also encourages fogging and spraying in mosquito-breeding hotspots to be done by authorized and trained sprayers to achieve immediate knockdown of mosquitoes.   Installing creens on windows, doors, and vents,  using insect sprays and mosquito repellant both inside and outside the house can also help a lot.   Pet's drinking bowl should be checked and changed on a regular basis.  Drain rainwater tanks and water storage bins and nearby plants trimmed and under control.  Light-colored clothing has to be worn because mosquitoes are reportedly more attracted to dark colors.   These simple steps could help a lot to keep mosquitoes away. The war against dengue can be fought one home at a time.

2. Secure self-protection

Wear mosquito-repellant, long pants, and long-sleeved shirts.  Aedes egypti are daytime biting mosquitoes but they can also bite during the night so it's best to wear an insect repellant most of the time especially when it is near dark time.
Dengue carrying mosquitoes are everywhere and every home must be protected from it. The first line of defense against the dreaded disease is prevention and we can all do it by doing these simple steps at home.      Ads      The Department of Health (DOH) recently declared a “national dengue epidemic” since dengue cases have been significantly increasing. This is 98% higher than the numbers in 2018, six hundred and twenty two people already lost their lives this year alone.  While the local government units are addressing the situation of the epidemic, the first step to prevent it starts from our homes.  Here are some home hacks that you can do to prevent mosquitoes from breeding to get rid of dengue.   The DOH recommends The Enhanced 4-S implantation which calls for everyone to be active in controlling the spread of mosquito population and avoiding any possible dengue deaths within the community.     1. Search  Find out where mosquitoes thrive and destroy their breeding sites. Mosquitoes lay their eggs in stagnant water, so throw all the containers where stagnant water can accumulate especially during rainy season. These include old tires, blocked drainage, flooded diggings, and even cracked concrete.     2. Secure self-protection  Wear mosquito-repellant, long pants, and long-sleeved shirts.  Aedes egypti are daytime biting mosquitoes but they can also bite during the night so it's best to wear an insect repellant most of the time especially when it is near dark time.  3. Seek early consultation  If the person shows most common symptom of dengue like fever, headache, eye pain, muscle and joint pain, rashes, nausea, vomiting, and unusual bleeding (nose or gum bleeding) do not hesitate to go to a nearby hospital or clinic for consultation. The first 24 to 48 hours of dengue infection are crucial and early treatment is important.  Ads      Sponsored Links        4. Support fogging or spraying in hot spot areas  DOH also encourages fogging and spraying in mosquito-breeding hotspots to be done by authorized and trained sprayers to achieve immediate knockdown of mosquitoes.   Installing creens on windows, doors, and vents,  using insect sprays and mosquito repellant both inside and outside the house can also help a lot.   Pet's drinking bowl should be checked and changed on a regular basis.  Drain rainwater tanks and water storage bins and nearby plants trimmed and under control.  Light-colored clothing has to be worn because mosquitoes are reportedly more attracted to dark colors.   These simple steps could help a lot to keep mosquitoes away. The war against dengue can be fought one home at a time.
3. Seek early consultation

If the person shows most common symptom of dengue like fever, headache, eye pain, muscle and joint pain, rashes, nausea, vomiting, and unusual bleeding (nose or gum bleeding) do not hesitate to go to a nearby hospital or clinic for consultation. The first 24 to 48 hours of dengue infection are crucial and early treatment is important.
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Dengue carrying mosquitoes are everywhere and every home must be protected from it. The first line of defense against the dreaded disease is prevention and we can all do it by doing these simple steps at home.      Ads      The Department of Health (DOH) recently declared a “national dengue epidemic” since dengue cases have been significantly increasing. This is 98% higher than the numbers in 2018, six hundred and twenty two people already lost their lives this year alone.  While the local government units are addressing the situation of the epidemic, the first step to prevent it starts from our homes.  Here are some home hacks that you can do to prevent mosquitoes from breeding to get rid of dengue.   The DOH recommends The Enhanced 4-S implantation which calls for everyone to be active in controlling the spread of mosquito population and avoiding any possible dengue deaths within the community.     1. Search  Find out where mosquitoes thrive and destroy their breeding sites. Mosquitoes lay their eggs in stagnant water, so throw all the containers where stagnant water can accumulate especially during rainy season. These include old tires, blocked drainage, flooded diggings, and even cracked concrete.     2. Secure self-protection  Wear mosquito-repellant, long pants, and long-sleeved shirts.  Aedes egypti are daytime biting mosquitoes but they can also bite during the night so it's best to wear an insect repellant most of the time especially when it is near dark time.  3. Seek early consultation  If the person shows most common symptom of dengue like fever, headache, eye pain, muscle and joint pain, rashes, nausea, vomiting, and unusual bleeding (nose or gum bleeding) do not hesitate to go to a nearby hospital or clinic for consultation. The first 24 to 48 hours of dengue infection are crucial and early treatment is important.  Ads      Sponsored Links        4. Support fogging or spraying in hot spot areas  DOH also encourages fogging and spraying in mosquito-breeding hotspots to be done by authorized and trained sprayers to achieve immediate knockdown of mosquitoes.   Installing creens on windows, doors, and vents,  using insect sprays and mosquito repellant both inside and outside the house can also help a lot.   Pet's drinking bowl should be checked and changed on a regular basis.  Drain rainwater tanks and water storage bins and nearby plants trimmed and under control.  Light-colored clothing has to be worn because mosquitoes are reportedly more attracted to dark colors.   These simple steps could help a lot to keep mosquitoes away. The war against dengue can be fought one home at a time.

4. Support fogging or spraying in hot spot areas
DOH also encourages fogging and spraying in mosquito-breeding hotspots to be done by authorized and trained sprayers to achieve immediate knockdown of mosquitoes.

Installing creens on windows, doors, and vents, 
using insect sprays and mosquito repellant both inside and outside the house can also help a lot.

Pet's drinking bowl should be checked and changed on a regular basis. 
Drain rainwater tanks and water storage bins and nearby plants trimmed and under control. 
Light-colored clothing has to be worn because mosquitoes are reportedly more attracted to dark colors. 

These simple steps could help a lot to keep mosquitoes away. The war against dengue can be fought one home at a time.
©2019 THOUGHTSKOTO

Saturday, August 17, 2019

OFW OWWA REBATE: You Can Receive P900 to P13,000 Depending On Your Contribution

OFW OWWA REBATE: You Can Have P900 to P13,000 Depending On Your Contribution
Any qualified OFW can receive P941 to P13,177 depending on your number of contribution. Read for more details below
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From OWWA webpage specifically for OWWA OFW Rebate, this OWWA Rebate program according to Republic Act 10801 or OWWA Act. This is for OFW that are 10-years members of OWWA who did not benefit from any program from the agency.
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Cash Assistance Bill for Newly-Hired OFWs Filed in Senate
More Details Here: THOUGHTSKOTO https://www.jbsolis.com/2019/08/cash-assistance-bill-for-newly-hired-OFWs-Filed-in-Senate.html
Mga OFWs, Suportado Umano ang Divorce Law sa 'Pinas!
More Details Here: THOUGHTSKOTO https://www.jbsolis.com/2019/08/OFW-Supports-Divorce-Law-How-About-You.htmlPresident Rodrigo Duterte has signed RA 11361 into a law on August 8 which seeks to reduce the cost of electricity as well as new law that aims to keep all power line corridors free of any obstructions that may disrupt the supply of electricity from power plants to consumers.        Ads    President Rodrigo Duterte has signed a law reducing electricity cost by allocating the government share from the Malampaya natural gas project in Palawan for the payment of debts of the National Power Corporation (Napocor).     The government share amounting to P208 billion  of the Malampaya funds will be allocated to pay for the stranded contract costs and stranded debts of the NPC that are being passed on to consumers.    The law’s main author Senator Sherwin Gatchalian said it will translate to a P172 worth of savings for a household consuming an average of 200 kilowatts per hour every month once implemented.    Under the law, the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) will provide a timely release of the amounts allocated and appropriated to the Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management Corporation (PSALM) in accordance with its debt and independent power producer payment schedule.    In the event the stranded costs, stranded debts and anticipated shortfalls in the course of the payment of such liabilities are fully paid before the exhaustion of the amount allocated in the law, the remainder will be utilized to finance energy resource development and exploitation programs under Presidential Decree 910.      Ads          Sponsored Links    Duterte has also signed the Anti-Obstruction of Power Lines Act (Republic Act 11361).    The new law aims to keep all power line corridors free of any obstructions that may disrupt the supply of electricity from power plants to consumers.    It prohibits the planting of tall growing plants, the construction of hazardous improvements, and the conduct of any hazardous activities within the power line corridor.    “[W]e will now be able to put in place a mechanism that will allow for the responsive maintenance and rehabilitation of transmission, sub-transmission, and distribution lines, which would prevent outages and ensure continuous supply of electricity,” Gatchalian said in a statement.    “The measure is timely for the rainy season when powerful typhoons barrel through our country.”
Murang Kuryente At Anti-Obstruction Of Powerlines Law, Pirmado Na Ni Pangulong Duterte

More Details Here: THOUGHTSKOTO https://www.jbsolis.com/2019/08/murang-kuryente-at-anti-obstruction-of.html

©2019 THOUGHTSKOTO

Friday, August 16, 2019

Cash Assistance Bill for Newly-Hired OFWs Filed in Senate






Poverty is one of the many reasons why many Filipinos choose to work abroad. But before you land a job in a foreign country, money is very much needed in your application as well as in the processing of many documents needed such as passport, medical certificate and other requirements. 

Aside from this, some jobs abroad require a placement fee. The result, many first time OFWs incurred huge debt from loan sharks or other lending institutions with high interest before they can start a job abroad. This is much harder for people who don't have properties to declare as collateral in those loans.

Read: Mga OFWs, Suportado Umano ang Divorce Law sa 'Pinas!

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This entire process or situation can be lessened if Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) Bill will pass into law. As of now, Senate Bill No. 801 is filed in the Senate by Senator Bong Revilla. Under the measure, newly-hired OFWs will be able to borrow up to P50,000 from the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) payable in 12 months.

The bill aims to provide credit assistance program to help newly-hired Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) financially provide for their families during the first three months of their employment.


Read: OFW Killed By Her Husband Over A Heated Argument About Debt

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Under this bill, prospective OFWs having a valid contract certified by the Philippine Overseas Employment Agency (POEA) may avail a cash loan payable in 12 months or more but not exceeding 24 months at a preferred interest rate of 6 percent per annum.

The senator believes that this program is a big help for living expenses of OFWs and their families during the first few months of their employment as well as other expenses incurred during pre-employment.

Read: Laid-Off Workers? You Can Now Apply For Unemployment Insurance

This article is filed under loan, credit assistance, loan assistance, OFWs, jobs abroad, OFWs financial assistance and OWWA.

©2019 THOUGHTSKOTO

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Pilipinas, Magkakaroon Na Ng Sariling Space Agency

Aside from the law that seeks to lessen the burden of Filipinos from paying the high electricity costs and eliminating the obstruction of power lines, President Rodrigo Duterte also signed a law creating the Philippine Space Agency (PhilSA).


Aside from the law that seeks to lessen the burden of Filipinos from paying the high electricity costs and eliminating the obstruction of power lines, President Rodrigo Duterte also signed a law creating the Philippine Space Agency (PhilSA).        Ads   Republic Act (RA) 11363 establishes the Philippine Space Agency (PhilSA) which is tasked to serve as the "primary policy, planning, coordinating, implementing, and administrative entity of the Executive Branch of the government that will plan, develop, and promote the national space program in line with the Philippine Space Policy."    The Philippine Space Policy, under RA 11363, will focus on national security and development; hazard management and climate studies; space research and development; space industry capacity building; space education and awareness; and international cooperation for development of science and technology applications to ensure the country's sustained progress.    The PhilSA will be an attached agency of the Office of the President for purposes of policy and program coordination, to ensure alignment in national policies and priorities.    The agency will be chaired by a director general who will be appointed by the President subject to the confirmation by the Commission on Appointments,    The PhilSA head will also have the rank and compensation of a Cabinet Secretary.    The law provides that the PhilSA proper will be composed of the Office of the Director General, the Offices of the Deputy Director General, and various divisions that will be created as deemed necessary.    A 30-hectare land under the administration of the Bases Conversion and Development Authority within the Clark special economic zone in Pampanga and Tarlac will be allocated exclusively for the PhilSA office and its research facilities.    RA 11363 also mandates the creation of the Philippine Space Council (PSC), which will be the principal advisory body for the coordination and integration of policies, programs and resources affecting space science and technology application.    The council will be chaired by the President and vice chaired by Science and Technology Secretary.    Other members of the PSC are secretaries of National Defense, Finance, Foreign Affairs, Agriculture, Environment, Trade, and Information; respective chairpersons of Senate and House science and technology committees; and National Economic and Development Authority adviser.    Duterte signed the law on August 8, 2019. Palace released a copy of the law on Wednesday, August 14.  Ads      Sponsored Links    Under the law, the PhilSA will be the central government agency addressing all national issues and activities related to space and science and technology applications.  The PhilSA will also be the primary policy, planning, coordinating, implementing and administrative entity of the Executive branch of the government that will plan, develop, and promote the national space program in line with the Philippine Space Policy.  It will be an administrative entity of the Executive branch of government.  The law also establishes the Philippine Space Development and Utilization Policy or the Philippine Space Policy which will serve as the country’s primary strategic roadmap for space development which will embody the country’s goal of becoming a space-capable and space-faring nation within the next decade.  It will prioritize areas of space science and technology applications (SSTAs) that would address national issues, promote the efficient utilization of space assets and resources, establish capacity-building measures for human resources development, strengthen national defense, and enhance international cooperation.  It will also focus on six key development areas namely: National Security and Development; Hazard Management and Climate Studies; Space Research and Development; Space Industry Capacity Building; Space Education and Awareness; and International Cooperation.

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Republic Act (RA) 11363 establishes the Philippine Space Agency (PhilSA) which is tasked to serve as the "primary policy, planning, coordinating, implementing, and administrative entity of the Executive Branch of the government that will plan, develop, and promote the national space program in line with the Philippine Space Policy."

The Philippine Space Policy, under RA 11363, will focus on national security and development; hazard management and climate studies; space research and development; space industry capacity building; space education and awareness; and international cooperation for development of science and technology applications to ensure the country's sustained progress.

The PhilSA will be an attached agency of the Office of the President for purposes of policy and program coordination, to ensure alignment in national policies and priorities.

The agency will be chaired by a director general who will be appointed by the President subject to the confirmation by the Commission on Appointments,

The PhilSA head will also have the rank and compensation of a Cabinet Secretary.

The law provides that the PhilSA proper will be composed of the Office of the Director General, the Offices of the Deputy Director General, and various divisions that will be created as deemed necessary.

A 30-hectare land under the administration of the Bases Conversion and Development Authority within the Clark special economic zone in Pampanga and Tarlac will be allocated exclusively for the PhilSA office and its research facilities.

RA 11363 also mandates the creation of the Philippine Space Council (PSC), which will be the principal advisory body for the coordination and integration of policies, programs and resources affecting space science and technology application.

The council will be chaired by the President and vice chaired by Science and Technology Secretary.

Other members of the PSC are secretaries of National Defense, Finance, Foreign Affairs, Agriculture, Environment, Trade, and Information; respective chairpersons of Senate and House science and technology committees; and National Economic and Development Authority adviser.

Duterte signed the law on August 8, 2019. Palace released a copy of the law on Wednesday, August 14.

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Under the law, the PhilSA will be the central government agency addressing all national issues and activities related to space and science and technology applications.

The PhilSA will also be the primary policy, planning, coordinating, implementing and administrative entity of the Executive branch of the government that will plan, develop, and promote the national space program in line with the Philippine Space Policy.

It will be an administrative entity of the Executive branch of government.

The law also establishes the Philippine Space Development and Utilization Policy or the Philippine Space Policy which will serve as the country’s primary strategic roadmap for space development which will embody the country’s goal of becoming a space-capable and space-faring nation within the next decade.

It will prioritize areas of space science and technology applications (SSTAs) that would address national issues, promote the efficient utilization of space assets and resources, establish capacity-building measures for human resources development, strengthen national defense, and enhance international cooperation.

It will also focus on six key development areas namely: National Security and Development; Hazard Management and Climate Studies; Space Research and Development; Space Industry Capacity Building; Space Education and Awareness; and International Cooperation.
©2019 THOUGHTSKOTO

Murang Kuryente At Anti-Obstruction Of Powerlines Law, Pirmado Na Ni Pangulong Duterte

President Rodrigo Duterte has signed RA 11361 into a law on August 8 which seeks to reduce the cost of electricity as well as new law that aims to keep all power line corridors free of any obstructions that may disrupt the supply of electricity from power plants to consumers.


President Rodrigo Duterte has signed RA 11361 into a law on August 8 which seeks to reduce the cost of electricity as well as new law that aims to keep all power line corridors free of any obstructions that may disrupt the supply of electricity from power plants to consumers.        Ads    President Rodrigo Duterte has signed a law reducing electricity cost by allocating the government share from the Malampaya natural gas project in Palawan for the payment of debts of the National Power Corporation (Napocor).     The government share amounting to P208 billion  of the Malampaya funds will be allocated to pay for the stranded contract costs and stranded debts of the NPC that are being passed on to consumers.    The law’s main author Senator Sherwin Gatchalian said it will translate to a P172 worth of savings for a household consuming an average of 200 kilowatts per hour every month once implemented.    Under the law, the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) will provide a timely release of the amounts allocated and appropriated to the Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management Corporation (PSALM) in accordance with its debt and independent power producer payment schedule.    In the event the stranded costs, stranded debts and anticipated shortfalls in the course of the payment of such liabilities are fully paid before the exhaustion of the amount allocated in the law, the remainder will be utilized to finance energy resource development and exploitation programs under Presidential Decree 910.      Ads          Sponsored Links    Duterte has also signed the Anti-Obstruction of Power Lines Act (Republic Act 11361).    The new law aims to keep all power line corridors free of any obstructions that may disrupt the supply of electricity from power plants to consumers.    It prohibits the planting of tall growing plants, the construction of hazardous improvements, and the conduct of any hazardous activities within the power line corridor.    “[W]e will now be able to put in place a mechanism that will allow for the responsive maintenance and rehabilitation of transmission, sub-transmission, and distribution lines, which would prevent outages and ensure continuous supply of electricity,” Gatchalian said in a statement.    “The measure is timely for the rainy season when powerful typhoons barrel through our country.”

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President Rodrigo Duterte has signed a law reducing electricity cost by allocating the government share from the Malampaya natural gas project in Palawan for the payment of debts of the National Power Corporation (Napocor).


The government share amounting to P208 billion  of the Malampaya funds will be allocated to pay for the stranded contract costs and stranded debts of the NPC that are being passed on to consumers.

The law’s main author Senator Sherwin Gatchalian said it will translate to a P172 worth of savings for a household consuming an average of 200 kilowatts per hour every month once implemented.

Under the law, the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) will provide a timely release of the amounts allocated and appropriated to the Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management Corporation (PSALM) in accordance with its debt and independent power producer payment schedule.

In the event the stranded costs, stranded debts and anticipated shortfalls in the course of the payment of such liabilities are fully paid before the exhaustion of the amount allocated in the law, the remainder will be utilized to finance energy resource development and exploitation programs under Presidential Decree 910.



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Meanwhile, President Duterte has also signed the Anti-Obstruction of Power Lines Act (Republic Act 11361).

The new law aims to keep all power line corridors free of any obstructions that may disrupt the supply of electricity from power plants to consumers.

It prohibits the planting of tall growing plants, the construction of hazardous improvements, and the conduct of any hazardous activities within the power line corridor.

“[W]e will now be able to put in place a mechanism that will allow for the responsive maintenance and rehabilitation of transmission, sub-transmission, and distribution lines, which would prevent outages and ensure continuous supply of electricity,” Gatchalian said in a statement.

“The measure is timely for the rainy season when powerful typhoons barrel through our country.”
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Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Mga OFWs, Suportado Umano ang Divorce Law sa 'Pinas!





After making series of consultations in and outside the country, Senator Pia Cayetano confirms that majority of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) supports Divorce Law in the Philippines. 

The country is one of the very few countries worldwide where divorce is not yet passed. According to Cayetano, they visit Malaysia, Hong Kong, and Japan to know the sentiments of OFWs regarding divorce and the supports or majority for divorce is very clear. The lady senator said that even in her social media, people are always asking about the update of divorce law.

Read: 5 Years of Separation Can Be a Ground For Annulment Under New Bill

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Cayetano explained that people have different stories on why they want to move on from an unhappy and failed marriage. And because some OFW women do not have the option to file a divorce, Cayetano said that they feel they are ‘legally and morally’ bound to their men.

Several bills filed in the Senate have revived debates on whether or not it's time for the Philippines to pass a divorce law.

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Aside from Cayetano, Senador Risa Hontiveros also filed another version of the bill. For Hontiveros, divorce will be able to grant couples a second chance at love and happiness after a toxic marriage.

On the other hand, some senators are known to opposed divorce in the Philippines. Instead of passing a divorce bill, Senators Francis Escudero, Joel Villanueva, and Sherwin Gatchalian said the existing process of annulment under the Civil Code should be made more affordable and accessible to Filipinos.


This article is filed under divorce law, divorce bill, legal separation, Family Code of the Philippines, and annulment. 

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Hunting for House Design? Here are 5 Boxy Houses Small to Spacious!






Boxy also known as box houses are so in right now. They can be small and simple to spacious and sleek houses you can choose for your family regardless of how many members you have. You don't need to worry about its style because basically, they belong in the modern category of houses. This means you should absolutely consider if you are hunting for house designs. 

Box house can be big or small, beautiful or simple! Small box houses can be considered as affordable living homes that you can build within your small budget. The construction cost of building this house can be minimal compared to other styles. So if you are looking for a small house design with two or three bedrooms, you may consider building a box house. Check these five examples that we have for your inspiration!

(If you are looking for more house designs, watch this video)

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This article is filed under box house, small house, house design and ideas, house with floor plan, affordable living homes, single-story houses. 

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