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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

Innovation and technology propels strong business growth for FWD

May 16, 2017 - 10:45 AM

The life insurance company continued its business expansion and strong financial growth from last year up to Q1 2017

FWD Life Philippines launches ‘Set for Health’ innovative critical illness product

May 16, 2017 - 10:45 AM

The life insurance company s Set for Health plan provides a comprehensive coverage for critical illnesses to help Filipinos live their life to the fullest

SET FOR HEALTH. Filipinos are now given the chance to pursue their passions with the assurance that they’re health is covered in both good times and bad times. Photo courtesy of FWD Life Philippines

How you can move with purpose

May 10, 2017 - 2:03 PM

Stay healthy and productive while pursuing your passions

Tycoon and diplomat Alfonso Yuchengco dies

Apr 16, 2017 - 10:35 PM

Yuchengco who also served as Philippine ambassador took the family insurance business and turned it into a financial powerhouse

Ex-PhilHealth interim president: I was 'involuntarily ousted'

Apr 11, 2017 - 3:32 PM

UPDATED Hildegardes Dineros says he considers himself on hold over status and awaiting further orders and instructions from the Office of the President

DUTERTE POSE. In this file photo, former PhilHealth interim president and CEO Hildegardes Dineros (L) pose with Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial (2-L) and Celestina De la Serna (R), the new interim PCEO. File photo from PhilHealth website

Amid execs' rift, PhilHealth names new interim president and CEO

Apr 10, 2017 - 7:20 PM

The change in leadership comes amid a supposed rift between Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial and former interim president and CEO Hildegardes Dineros

NEW INTERIM PRESIDENT. The PhilHealth board names Celestina De la Serna as new interim president and CEO of the agency. File photo from PhilHealth website

GSIS officials, property developer to face corruption trial

Apr 09, 2017 - 6:25 PM

They are accused of approving more than 500 anomalous loans worth over P290 million

Rappler file photo

Aviation leads high-paying careers list, gov't survey reveals

Apr 09, 2017 - 11:55 AM

The list of highest paying jobs is led by positions in the aviaiton industry architecture and engineering and design according to the latest Occupation Wages Survey results

HIGH-PAYING JOBS. The labor department releases a list of the top 10 highest-paying jobs in the Philippines. File photo by Noel Celis/Agence France-Presse

14M more uninsured in 2018 under Republican plan – US budget office

Mar 14, 2017 - 7:24 AM

By 2026 that number will shoot up to 24 million the Congressional Budget Office projects in perhaps the most alarming revelation in its highly anticipated report

GONE SOON? An Obamacare logo is shown on the door of the UniVista Insurance agency in Miami, Florida on January 10, 2017. Rhona Wise/AFP

News Briefs: March 9, 2017

Mar 09, 2017 - 6:48 PM

Stories from across the Philippines on Thursday March 9

COA to PhilHealth: Return P247M in illegal allowances, benefits

Feb 19, 2017 - 6:15 PM

UPDATED The notices of disallowance cover incentives given out from 2007 to 2009

Ex-Postmaster General Josie dela Cruz posts bail

Feb 09, 2017 - 8:00 PM

The Sandiganbayan 7th Division orders Dela Cruz s arrest over her failure to remit a PhilPost employee s loan payments to the GSIS

Josefina dela Cruz, former Postmaster General and CEO of Philpost. Photo from the Philippine Deposit Insurance Corporation

Walking the talk, with passion

Jan 23, 2017 - 12:36 PM

Meet four Sun Life advisors who are making a difference in people’s lives through financial literacy

PASSION FOR FINANCIAL LITERACY. Sharyl, Cielo, Joanna, and Candee wish to make a difference in the lives of as many people as they can through their work. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

DOH in 2017: Focus on universal health coverage, lowering drug prices

Jan 15, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Priority programs will also include the annual check up for the poorest Filipinos and improving the country s service delivery network

U.S. Congress approves first step for repealing Obamacare

Jan 14, 2017 - 9:27 AM

The House s near party line vote of 227 to 198 has approved a budget blueprint which provides Republicans with a framework for dismantling the Affordable Care Act

OBAMACARE. An Obamacare logo is shown on the door of the UniVista Insurance agency in Miami, Florida on January 10, 2017. File photo by Rhona Wise/ AFP

Ex-PhilPost chief charged for not remitting employee's loan payment

Jan 09, 2017 - 8:30 PM

Former Postmaster General Josefina dela Cruz earlier said they had to prioritize salaries and operating expenses over the remittance of GSIS loan payments since they had insufficient funds

Finding self-fulfillment and financial security on the job

Nov 28, 2016 - 10:04 AM

For Jeffrey Aron and Lorenzo being a financial adviser is not just a self serving stint

Duterte names new SSS president

Nov 17, 2016 - 1:59 PM

Insurance Commissioner Emmanuel Dooc is a champion of mandatory disaster insurance coverage for households and small businesses

File photo of Insurance Commissioner Emmanuel Dooc

PH making 'steady progress' on social protection – ADB

Nov 13, 2016 - 9:35 PM

The Asian Development Bank credits the country s cash transfer program and the expansion of PhilHealth for the improvement in the protection of its vulnerable citizens

10 gov’t firms fail to remit P68B in dividends – COA

Oct 31, 2016 - 7:09 PM

State auditors find that from 2004 to 2014 these GOCCs either did not declare failed to record failed to remit or under remitted their dividends

Duterte admin urged to approve mandatory disaster insurance

Oct 26, 2016 - 1:00 PM

The Philippine Catastrophe Insurance Pool PCIP aims to speed up recovery for low income households and SMEs after a disaster

AFTERMATH. Residents in Tuguegarao City check houses destroyed by Typhoon Lawin (Haima), which was a super typhoon when it hit land on Wednesday, October 19. File photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

Money tips for millennials

Oct 23, 2016 - 11:00 PM

Living in the moment doesn t mean going broke Here are tips for making the most of your money to make the most out of life

Quiz: How prepared are you for the unexpected?

Oct 07, 2016 - 10:30 PM

Changing times may also mean that you may need to adjust to how you protect yourself