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Another PhilHealth acting president accused of corruption

Nov 08, 2018 - 7:50 PM

Employees tell the Ombudsman PhilHealth acting president and CEO Roy Ferrer continued to be reimbursed by PhilHealth as a private doctor while receiving salaries and allowances as its board member

INVESTIGATION. PhilHealth Acting President Roy Ferrer faces a complaint filed by his own employees before the Ombudsman. Photo from PhilHealth

FWD Life Philippines launches new financial protection Set for Tomorrow

Sep 10, 2018 - 4:58 PM

Set for Tomorrow is financial protection for those you leave behind

Cyber insurance market to double by 2020, says reinsurance firm

Sep 10, 2018 - 12:32 PM

Companies may more than double their spending on cyber insurance from $3.4 to $4 billion in 2017 to $8 to $9 billion by 2020, according to Munich Re


BSP shuts down Batangas-based Tiaong Rural Bank

Aug 03, 2018 - 8:26 PM

Tiaong Rural Bank, Inc. is the 6th problmatic bank to be shut down this year

COA to PhilHealth: Return P164-M illegal perks

Aug 03, 2018 - 8:47 AM

The Commission on Audit reminds PhilHealth that its operating fund is mainly sourced from members' contributions which 'should be managed and protected with utmost integrity'

Duterte to certify as urgent universal healthcare coverage bill

Jul 10, 2018 - 10:27 AM

Supporters of the bill say the proposed measure would give Filipinos the 'full spectrum' of health services but its critics fear it would allow private facilities to dominate the health care system

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte presides over the 27th Cabinet Meeting at the Malacañan Palace on July 9, 2018. ROBINSON NIÑAL JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

The millennials' guide to choosing a financial advisor

Jul 09, 2018 - 6:24 PM

Chances are, you’ve already encountered one or more of these kinds of advisors

Employees hold nationwide vigil to protest PhilHealth mismanagement

Jun 08, 2018 - 3:21 PM

(UPDATED) From Luzon to Mindanao, employees unite to protest the grave abuses inside the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation. They send photos deliberately blurred to hide their identities.

SHOW OF FORCE. PhilHealth employees nationwide wear black shirts in protest of the mismanagement of the agency.

Congress pushes for climate-based crop insurance

Jun 04, 2018 - 6:11 PM

Senator Cynthia Villar, chair of the Senate agriculture committee, says she expects the climate-based crop insurance law to be approved within the year

VEGETABLE FROST. A Benguet agriculturist is seen monitoring the cause of 'andap' or vegetable frost, which comes with a continued drop in temperature. File photo by Mau Victa

House to investigate PhilHealth OIC's excessive travels, hotel stays

Jun 01, 2018 - 9:28 PM

Surigao Del Norte 2nd District Representative Johnny Pimentel says he will schedule a probe in August into the lavish lifestyle of PhilHealth interim president Celestina De la Serna

Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Garin, Padilla face graft complaint over P10.6-B PhilHealth seniors' fund

May 29, 2018 - 6:10 PM

Former health secretary Janette Garin and ex-PhilHealth CEO Alex Padilla deny the accusation, saying there was no money lost or stolen when they used the fund to establish health centers nationwide

Contrary to OIC claim, PhilHealth rents housing for its officers

May 13, 2018 - 3:45 PM

Documents and photos contradict the claim of interim president Celestina Ma Jude de la Serna that PhilHealth 'doesn't have a service apartment' so she has to stay in hotels

Concerns over State Insurance Fund's sustainability after pension benefits hike

May 12, 2018 - 3:20 PM

Labor group Sentro raises questions on the sustainability of the State Insurance Fund after President Rodrigo Duterte signed an executive order raising pension benefits of disabled workers

PENSION BENEFITS. A labor group raises concerns over the newly signed executive order increasing pension benefits.

PhilHealth OIC seeks meeting with Duterte to defend trips

May 06, 2018 - 7:15 PM

'If somebody from Malacañang is watching, I am waiting for the President to call me or if I can set an appointment with him, at least hear my side,' says PhilHealth interim president Celestina Ma Jude de la Serna

PhilHealth OIC spends P627k for travels amid P9-B net loss in 2017

May 02, 2018 - 8:09 PM

State auditors ask PhilHealth interim president Celestina Ma. Jude de la Serna to explain the 'irregular' allowances she received, amounting to almost a million pesos in 2017

Photo from Philhealth website

GT Capital spending over P100 billion in 2018

Apr 01, 2018 - 10:00 PM

The listed holding firm of tycoon George Ty plans to go big this year with its banking unit's expansion plans

HUGE CAPEX. George Ty's GT Capital Holdings Incorporated is spending as much as P111.9 billion this 2018 alone. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Italian insurer Generali refocuses on lucrative PH market

Feb 21, 2018 - 6:25 PM

Having focused on niches such as employee benefits and BPOs since its partnership with BDO ended, Generali is now on expansion mode

SC suspends lawyer Eligio Mallari for delaying tactics

Feb 09, 2018 - 7:25 PM

Eligio Mallari is the lawyer who filed separate complaints against Overall Deputy Ombudsman Carandang and Chief Justice Sereno

SUSPENDED LAWYER Eligio Mallari (2nd from left) was among the lawyers who filed an impeachment complaint against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno. File photo by Bea Cupin/Rappler

Investing for your child and Paying it Forward

Jan 31, 2018 - 3:29 PM

The GradMaker app from Manulife gives parents the opportunity to invest in their child’s future and Pay It Forward to children in need

Shifting mindsets, Big Data, and mass personalization in the financial services industry

Jan 22, 2018 - 12:24 PM

How do financial institutions stay afloat – and sail on – in the face of rapid modernization? By listening closely to their clients, says Sun Life Financial’s Mylene Lopa

Storm caused 90 million euros in damage – Dutch insurers

Jan 19, 2018 - 5:36 PM

The Dutch Association of Insurers cautions it had not yet added in the cost of any havoc to businesses, government buildings and the agriculture sector

STORM. Builders fix the side wall of a house after it was blown away by windstorms in De Meern on January 18, 2018 during the second winter storm of the month. Photo by Robin van Lonkhuijsen/ANP/AFP

National Press Club wins anew in legal battle vs GSIS

Jan 08, 2018 - 8:16 PM

The Court of Appeals affirmed an order by the Regional Trial Court dismissing the estafa complaint filed by GSIS against former officers of the NPC in connection with the sale of a Vicente Manansala mural

U.S. drugstore chain CVS to buy medical insurer Aetna for $69B

Dec 04, 2017 - 9:02 AM

The merger between CVS and Aetna comes amid rising medical costs for many citizens and employers, including prescription medicines

PHARMA GIANT. In this file photo, a sign is posted on the exterior of a CVS store on June 15, 2015 in San Francisco, California. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/AFP

COA holds SSS President Dooc liable for crashing office car

Nov 19, 2017 - 5:25 PM

Emmanuel Dooc is found negligent for dozing off behind the wheel of his government-issued car in 2015, when he still headed the Insurance Commission

GOVERNMENT CAR. The Commission on Audit makes SSS president accountable for crashing his government car.

Briones eyes mandatory financial literacy workshops for teachers

Nov 18, 2017 - 10:30 AM

Education Secretary Leonor Briones says teachers must be smart about their finances since they will soon teach students about financial literacy as mandated by law

DEPED CHIEF. Education Secretary Leonor Briones smiles during a Rappler Talk interview on November 16. Screenshot by Rappler

Criticisms vs DepEd over teachers' loans are 'misplaced' – Briones

Nov 17, 2017 - 6:05 PM

DepEd Secretary Leonor Briones says they had to step in and make sure teachers' loans from GSIS are being paid, because 26,000 teachers did not receive retirement benefits in 2016 due to unpaid debts

DEBT DILEMMA. Education Secretary Leonor Briones explains the urgent need for teachers to pay off their debts from the GSIS and Pag-IBIG Fund. Screenshot by Rappler

GSIS, SSS have biggest undistributed collections – COA

Nov 16, 2017 - 1:15 PM

GSIS has undistributed collections totaling P11.51 billion in 2016, while the SSS has P1.135 billion

PH leads call for innovative climate finance for vulnerable countries

Nov 15, 2017 - 10:52 PM

The Philippines needs to get support for data gathering and capacity building, says Senator Loren Legarda, head of the Philippine delegation at the 23rd UN Climate Change Conference

Duque wants universal healthcare in PH by 2030

Nov 08, 2017 - 1:28 PM

Health Secretary Francisco Duque III also aims to make the DOH the top performing government agency under the Duterte administration

AIMING HIGH. Health Secretary Francisco Duque III wants universal healthcare for all Filipinos by 2030. Screenshot by Rappler

SSS eyes benefits for unemployed in proposed charter amendment

Nov 05, 2017 - 10:45 PM

SSS Chairman Amado Valdez says they are studying the creation of an insurance program for Filipinos who are unemployed through no fault of their own

UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS. SSS says its aims to provide the necessary benefits to cover for situations where no employment is available. Rappler file photo

DepEd to restore teachers' loan deductions on October 30

Oct 30, 2017 - 4:05 PM

The DepEd says GSIS and Pag-IBIG Fund loan payments deducted from teachers' salaries this month would be returned to their bank accounts

RESTORED INCOME. A teacher holds a lesson in a public school in Marikina City on September 27. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

PhilHealth to reimburse fees regardless of hospitalization period

Oct 27, 2017 - 8:30 AM

PhilHealth members' confinement fees will now be covered if they were admitted due to pneumonia, acute gastroenteritis, and UTI even for just a day

WIDER COVERAGE. PhilHealth lifts its length of stay requirement in covering confinement fees due to 3 common diseases

DepEd assures teachers of P4,000 pay even with loan deductions

Oct 26, 2017 - 7:25 PM

Education Secretary Leonor Briones says they are examining emergency measures 'to assuage the situation' of teachers affected by the recent loan deductions

INCOME WOES. A teacher holds a lesson in an elementary school in Marikina City. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Teachers' group cries foul over loan deductions from take-home pay

Oct 24, 2017 - 12:45 PM

Education Secretary Leonor Briones says public school teachers' loans are now at P300 billion: 'Are you going to suffer the pain now and look for solutions or continue the same practice until your loans will accumulate?'

INCOME ISSUES. A public school teacher conducts a lesson in Marikina City on September 27. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

House passes bill giving all Filipinos health insurance

Sep 06, 2017 - 8:41 PM

A counterpart measure seeking universal health coverage Bill Number 1458 is pending before the Senate

PUBLIC HEALTH CARE OVERHAUL? The Philippine General Hospital in Manila. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

A mother overcomes struggles with the help of insurance

Aug 24, 2017 - 2:13 PM

Motivated by her kids Charlene did everything she could to keep them in school after her husband passed away

Rising migration demands 'roaming' health coverage

Aug 12, 2017 - 11:07 AM

ASEAN can be act as a launching pad for roaming coverage as does the EU which allows roaming health coverage for any EU citizen in any EU country

PUBLIC HEALTH. Nurses tend to a woman at the Jose Reyes Memorial Medical Center in Manila. File photo by AFP

DOH seeks more funds for health facilities in 2018

Aug 12, 2017 - 10:00 AM

The P103 602 billion proposed DOH budget for next year includes funds to build 1 497 barangay health stations improve 353 hospitals and hire around 24 400 medical practitioners

PUBLIC HEALTHCARE. Nurses tend to a woman at the Jose Reyes Memorial Medical Center in Manila. File photo by AFP

Kanye West sues insurer for $10 million over canceled tour

Aug 02, 2017 - 9:44 PM

The rapper canceled the second leg of his Saint Pablo Tour in November 2016

KANYE WEST. The rapper is pictured here with his wife, Kim Kardashian. Screengrab from Instagram.com/kimkardashian

How can you prepare for your children’s future?

Aug 02, 2017 - 6:02 PM

Watch Judy Ann Santos and her friends react to Sun Life s short film about parenting and discuss ways they secure their children’s future

Looking for a legit, but easier third-party liability insurance?

Aug 02, 2017 - 1:28 PM

Save yourself from worrying about hassle or long lines at the LTO

How can you protect your health?

Jul 25, 2017 - 3:37 PM

Watch Piolo Pascual and his friends discuss how you can make sure health won t be a financial issue in the future

How millennials can secure their future

Jul 21, 2017 - 9:47 AM

It’s never too early to start thinking ahead

Allianz PNB Life Insurance partners with HSBC for distribution

Jul 05, 2017 - 9:35 PM

The first product of the tie up is a single pay investment linked life insurance plan that gives access to the Allianz Global Investors Fund

AXA bullish on PH insurance market, plans new IT center

Jul 05, 2017 - 8:30 PM

The firm now the 2nd largest life insurer in the country following its acquisition of Charter Ping An last year is expanding its health and general insurance offerings

WATCH: The best investment you can make

Jun 30, 2017 - 12:00 PM

Staying healthy doesn t just save you from expensive medical bills Now it can even help you earn for the future

When it's time to get serious about your health

Jun 22, 2017 - 12:37 PM

Is your lifestyle now affecting your risk for diseases in the future?

5 non-life insurance firms intend to close down

Jun 21, 2017 - 8:34 PM

The companies fear they will not be able to comply with future capital requirements by the Philippine Insurers and Reinsurers Association

CAPITAL INTENSIVE. Under the Amended Insurance Code, the capital requirement of insurance companies will increase every 3 years until 2022. File photo

PhilHealth benefits for foreign retirees in PH starting July

Jun 16, 2017 - 1:44 PM

This expansion of coverage is based on a memorandum of understanding signed by PhilHealth and the Philippine Retirement Authority in 2015 that aims to promote the country as a retirement haven for qualified foreigners

How far can a mother’s determination go?

Jun 14, 2017 - 3:09 PM

Trinidad’s husband passed away with no money and insurance coverage Here’s how she managed to raise and educate four kids on her own