By Portcalls The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has extended its working hours at major ports to accommodate the increase in volume traffic. In a public announcement, BOC said it has implemented since January 16 a 12-hour working schedule (7 a.m. to 7 p.m.) at the ports of Batangas, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Davao, Manila, and Manila International Container Port (MICP) to “catch up with the increase in trade volume” in these big ports. Meanwhile, a 24/7 operation, including on Saturdays and Sundays, is now fully set up in the ports of Subic, Clark, and Limay. “This extension of working hours has been implemented in order for the said ports to serve their stakeholders efficiently. This is also expected to ease traffic in the areas mentioned,” BOC said. To streamline collection efforts, BOC has also coordinated with accredited banks for them to accept and facilitate payments even beyond the usual banking hours. Stakeholders may now avail themselves of the services of these … [Read more...] about BOC extends work hours at key ports
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By Bernie Cahiles-Magkilat The Philippine Travel Agencies Association (PTAA) is protesting heavily the Customs Administrative Order (CAO) that will squarely place the funding for overtime fees of its airport officers to airline companies. The PTAA, which obtained a copy of the CAO which will become part of the IRR for Republic Act 10863 or otherwise known as the Customs Modernization and Tariff Act, said such act contradicts the basic principles of labor laws. PTAA President Marlene Jante said that overtime pay for customs officials must be shouldered by the government and not the airlines.”If the Bureau of Customs wants to implement an overtime system instead of the 24/7 shifting schedule that was specified under CAO 7-2011, then airlines under any circumstances should not be ordered to provide service fees, dues, and other charges,” Jante said. Former PTAA President Aileen Clemente gave her support to the current stand of the association. “It is completely … [Read more...] about PTAA nixes plan to charge airlines for BOC overtime fees
Traffic investigators in Makati City were directed to resolve traffic-related problems even after office hours. Acting Mayor Romulo “Kid” Peña ordered the Makati Public Safety Department (MAPSA) to extend its working schedule until 10 p.m. to process towed vehicles and accident reports and attend to complaints against erring traffic enforcers and other forms of irregularities in the administration of traffic rules and regulations. He said there has been a new working shift in MAPSA, which starts at 2 p.m. until 10 p.m. from Mondays to Fridays, in addition to its 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. regular working schedule. The scheme has been in effect since Sept. 21, but was only announced on Tuesday. Meanwhile, MAPSA maintains 24/7 deployment of traffic enforcers on the streets and other strategic locations in the city to ensure safety and security of motorists and commuters alike. MICHAEL JOE DELIZO … [Read more...] about Makati traffic investigators on duty till 10 p.m.
January | February | March | April | May | June | July | August | September | October | November | December January Jan. 1 — The Palestinian ambassador to the Czech Republic dies in an explosion that occurred when he opened an old safe that had been left untouched for more than 20 years. Jan. 2 — An explosion tears through a crowded commercial street in a south Beirut neighborhood that is a bastion of support for the Shiite group Hezbollah, killing at least five. Jan. 3 — Secretary of State John Kerry's closed-door diplomacy to broker peace between Israel and the Palestinians bursts into a public spat with both sides trading bitter criticisms. Jan. 4 — The city center of Iraq's Fallujah falls completely into the hands of fighters from the al-Qaida-linked Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. Jan. 5 — Secretary of State John Kerry says the U.S. will support Iraq's fight against al-Qaida-linked militants who have overrun two cities but will not send in U.S. … [Read more...] about TIMELINE: World news events of 2014
The Malay Mail says Anwar wants Nurul Izzah to be next PKR leader DATUK SERI Anwar Ibrahim's political fight will not end until daughter Nurul Izzah becomes the president of Parti Keadilan Rakyat and leader of the Pakatan Rakyat. Failing in his own attempts at being prime minister following the 13th general election (GE13), many political observers are expecting the PKR de facto leader to turn his efforts and strategies to secure his eldest child's future and his own legacy. This is the reason why Anwar, in the past few months, has been rallying youngsters — students and university and college graduates — to continue the "battle". This new generation will be Nurul Izzah’s backbone and platform. Observers believe PKR's general assembly, which is supposed to include party elections, has been postponed to give Anwar time to plan for a status quo or no-contest condition. It will enable Nurul Izzah to be groomed and ready by the time the party holds its next election, just … [Read more...] about PAKATAN TODAY: Anwar Wants Nurul Izzah To Lead PKR?
This Live Page Has Been Closed For A Timeline Of The Latest MH370 Developments From Day 18 And Beyond: On day 17 of the search for missing Malaysia airlines flight MH370, 24 March 2014, PM Najib announced that the flight... says.com DAY 18, 9.30AM: Bad Weather Suspends Search For MH370 In Australia Search operations for #MH370 suspended for today due to adverse weather. Search resuming tomorrow if weather permits. The Australian Maritime Safety Authority emails media to say: The area is also forecast to experience strong gale force winds of up to 80km/h, periods of heavy rain, and low cloud with a ceiling between 200 and 500 feet. AMSA has undertaken a risk assessment and determined that the current weather conditions would make any air and sea search activities hazardous and pose a risk to crew. Therefore, AMSA has suspended all sea and air search operations for today due to these weather conditions. On day 17 of the search for missing Malaysia airlines flight MH370, 24 March … [Read more...] about MAS MH370 News: Latest Updates And Timeline Of Events On SAYS
Search For Missing MH370 Expands With No Clue About Where To Look Next Investigators hunting for missing Flight MH370 have widened their ocean floor search to a larger zone and don't know where else to focus if the jet can't be found there, authorities announced Wednesday. Both Australia and Malaysia are leading the search for the missing plane, which was flying from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. Three specialist ships involved in the ocean floor search — GO Phoenix, Fugro Discovery and Fugro Equator - were all bound for, or returning from, the Australian supply port of Fremantle. MH370 Families To Camp Outside MAS Office Until They Are Given Some Answers Several Chinese family members of passengers on board the ill-fated Malaysia Airlines (MAS) flight MH370 have threatened to gather outside the airlines' headquarters over the decision to declare the plane's disappearance as an accident. Dressed in red shirts printed with the words "Pray for MH370", they have not forgotten even as … [Read more...] about MH370: Today’s Latest Verified Updates Of Search And Rescue Ops
Hundreds of Sears customers are claiming that the company’s home services division is in shambles. The department, which is responsible for home repairs, is failing to fix faulty or broken appliances in a timely manner or at all, leaving many people without hot water, heat, or functioning refrigerators for several weeks at a time, according to hundreds of customer reviews written over the last six months. On top of the long waits for repairs, customers have complained about myriad chronic problems, including service technicians not showing up for scheduled appointments or arriving many hours late, and then failing to fix or diagnose problems. Many people have also said it’s nearly impossible to reach a customer service representative over the phone, and that calls to the service phone line are frequently and inexplicably disconnected. “Our members’ satisfaction is a top priority, and we are constantly innovating to improve the customer … [Read more...] about Sears’ service department is in shambles, customers claim
The debate over whether companies should allow their employees to work from home tends to be fairly polarizing. Some executives say encouraging remote work is necessary to keep the best talent around, while others argue that only slackers want to work from home … and who needs them? Business cases can be made on both sides of the issue about how working remotely affects employee retention and engagement and the bottom line. But what do the people who actually do the working from home think? To find out, we asked Business Insider employees and readers with remote work experience their thoughts on the whole practice. Here’s what they had to say: Responses have been edited for clarity. ‘There’s this thing beyond work called ‘life,’ and you have to live it’ I spent about two years as a freelance journalist, and I worked from home for most of that time. I loved the ability to talk to very important sources in my … [Read more...] about The perks and perils of working from home, according to people who actually do it