After much talks of Filipina actress Liza Soberano having a bit of a facial resemblance with the now viral K-pop star Nancy of the group Momoland, the new generation’s “Darna” have finally graced the stage by dancing along with the group’s viral single “BBoom BBoom” during the 40th anniversary celebration of a known beauty brand in the Philippines.
Liza Soberano appeared on stage together with her on screen partner and rumored boyfriend Enrique Gil during the Avon Philippines 40th anniversary, a known beauty brand wherein Soberano was part of their most sought after endorsers.
In their official Twitter account, @AvonPh shared a video clip showing Liza and Enrique dancing to the group’s the viral hit “BBoom BBoom” which has been the most played song in the Filipino radio stations. This song was also used in many dance challenges that’s spreading online. This song is often played on local TV shows like ABS-CBN’s ‘It’s Showtime’.
During the said event that was held at the World Trade Center located at Pasay City last Thursday, Soberano and Gil was seen performing a bit of the song’s funky choreography which delighted many Liza and Nancy fans all over social media platforms. This clip easily gained clamors online as it was posted by different fan pages dedicated to Liza Soberano in all of social media including the loveteam’s official fan page under the name “LizQuen”.
And because this observation have been shared in many different platforms in social media including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and the likes, and have been consistently making rounds online, as expected, the news reached the internationally known Korean pop group Momoland who shared a video of their reaction agreeing to the resemblance between their group member Nancy and Liza Soberano in which Nancy also seems to acknowledge the similarities in their appearance.
With the acquisition of Uber’s South East Operation by Grab, the Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) expressed its intention to review the deal regardless if the transaction fell under the current notification rules for mergers and acquisitions (M&As).
The Philippine antitrust body urged companies to wait for a review before pushing through with the deal since it would give Grab a ‘virtual monopoly’ in the market. The Filipino market has been depending on both companies for alternative transportation to escape worsening public transport services.
Since the acquisition, Uber will no longer be functional from April 9 onward.
The antitrust body reviews business deals and make sure none are anticompetitive. According to its officials, a scheduled meeting with Grab and Uber representatives should take place.
Due to the ‘far-reaching’ impact of the acquisition to the public and transportation services, PCC was looking into the deal with the end view potentially reviewing it for competition concerns.
PCC would review how the factors would play out after the deal has pushed through. They would evaluate price increases, quality of ride-hailing services and the likelihood of having other transport network companies as competitors.
Both parties could submit the deal for review if certain requirements are met or PCC can open a review on its own even if the notification requirements for M&As were not met.
When M&A meet a certain amount in terms of value and assets, notifiable transactions are made. The standards are as follows; one of the companies in the deal is worth more than Php5 billion, and the aggregate value of the assets of the acquired company exceeds Php2 billion.
Both companies could not act on the deal without PCC approval. However, PCC has no official information about the terms and conditions of the deal just yet.
Even so, PCC elaborated that Grab and Uber are urged to push through a voluntary review before consummating to minimize the need to unscramble the deal if found to have anticompetition concerns.
The Civil Service Commission (CSC) administers the Fire Officer Examination (FOE) for those who would like to join the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP). For this year, the FOE has been scheduled on June 17, 2018.
Those who would like to take the examination may secure and file their application forms at the CSC Regional Office (CSCRO) or download and print it from the CSC’s official website. Only applications with complete application documentary requirements must be submitted.
All applicants must be (1) a Filipino citizen, (2) of good moral character, (3) mentally and physically fit, (4) must not have been convicted by final judgment of an offense or crime involving moral turpitude, or of disgraceful or immoral conduct, dishonesty, examination irregularity, drunkenness or addiction to drugs, (5) must not have been dishonorably discharged from military service or dismissed for cause from any civilian positions in the government, (6) must possess a baccalaureate degree from a recognized institution of learning, and (7) must be 21 to 35 years old at the date/time of filing of application.
Although there is an existent age requirement, it shall be waived for incumbent and former employees of BFP, granted that they are endorsed by the BFP and they can meet the minimum service requirement according to the existing laws. They should present Certification of Employment issued by the authorized agency official. An application endorsement by the authorized BFP/BJMP official with a statement certifying that the applicant can meet the minimum service requirement pursuant to existing laws should also be presented.
For applicants with dual citizenship under RA 9225 (Citizenship Retention and Re-Acquisition Act of 2003, they may apply and take the exam upon presentation of original and copy of Certification of Retention/Re-acquisition of Philippine Citizenship from the Bureau of Investigation.
For applicants with pending administrative and/or criminal cases, they may be eligible to take the examinations, but this is without prejudice to the outcome of their pending cases. If found guilty, they may be still be forfeited.
Meanwhile, those who already passed examinations given by the Supreme Court of the Philippines (Bar Exams) and Board Examinations conducted by the Professional Regulatory Commission are automatically granted eligibility according to RA No.1080.
Make sure to have the following forms and documents ready as your application requirements:
Note: All other I.D. cards not included in the above list shall NOT be accepted. For those with IDs not indicating their birth date, they need to bring an original and photocopy of Birth Certificate issued by the Philippine Statistics Office.
4. Examination fee of Seven Hundred Pesos (PhP700.00).
NOTE: The Testing Centers for the FIRE OFFICE EXAMINATION 2018 is yet to be announced.
SCOPE OF EXAMINATIONS
General Ability (25%) – Verbal, Analytical, Numerical
Fire Suppression (30%) – Fire Code of the Philippines, Fire Safety Related Codes, NFPA Laws and other BFP Issuances, BFP Citizen Charter, SOP/MCs on Fire Safety Inspection
Administrative Matters (10%) – RA 6975, RA 9263, RA9592, CSC Rules and Regulations and Qualifications Standards, BFP Memo Circulars and SOP on Administrative Matters.
Fire Investigation (15%) – The Law on Arson in the Philippines (RPC); Constitutional Rights of the Accused, Prima Facie Evidence of Arson, Rules of Court; Procedure and Techniques; SOPs on Fire and Arson Investigation.
Exam takers should get a general rating of at least 80.00 to pass the examination.
Busy professionals would love to hear that renewing their Professional ID Card (PRC ID) can now be done online. The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) released an online system so card holders can renew at the comfort of their own homes.
The registration system, “"Licensure Examination and Registration Information System" or LERIS makes online renewal possible. This portal will help professionals save time and effort.
To renew your Professional ID online, simply follow these easy steps:
1. Visit the PRC’s Official Websitewww.prc-online.com. If you still haven’t got an account, you need to REGISTER first. Make sure you will register a valid and working email since a confirmation shall be mailed to it. Once you receive the confirmation email, you can now activate your account.
2. Now that you successfully registered, you many now start updating your personal information on the PRC Online Website. Once finished, you will be asked to confirm if the information you submitted is correct. Double check your registered name if correct, since you cannot edit it afterwards.
3. Click on SELECT TRANSACTION. The guidelines of uploading a photo will appear. This will be the photo that will be printed on your new PRC ID. Close the reminder to proceed to the next window.
4. Click RENEWAL and choose your profession. You also need to type in your PRC License Number before you can click PROCEED.
• Architects – photocopy of valid UAP Membership ID/ Certification of Good Standing.
• Customs Broker – Certification of Good Standing from CCBI
• Electronics Engineer (ECE)/ Prof. Electronics Engineer – IECEP Certification of Good Standing
• Geodetic Engineer – photocopy of valid G.E.P. Membership ID/ Certification of Good Standing
• Guidance and Counseling – valid Certificate of PGCA Membership and annual payment receipt.
• Mechanical Engineer / Prof. Mechanical Engineer – Certification of Good Standing from Phil. Society of Mechanical Engineers holding office at Don Lorenzo Building, P. Paredes Street, Sampaloc, Manila and its duly accredited Chapters
• Prof. Agricultural Engineer – photocopy of PSAE Membership ID / Certification of Good Standing.
• Prof. Electrical Engineer / Registered Electrical Engineer/ Registered Master Electrician – IIEE Membership ID/ Certification of Good Standing
8. After you successfully paid, go to your indicated PRC branch on your selected schedule to claim your license. You need to bring your PAYMENT RECEIPT/TRANSACTION NUMBER and the REFERENCE NUMBER on your PRC Online Services dashboard.
If for whatever reason you would like to CANCEL your appointment, just click on TRANSACTIONS tab and click CANCEL.
Back in school, we were taught to show love and respect to our national anthem since it is an important symbol of our country. We even have to go through flag ceremonies every morning as proof to this devotion.
However, it seems some you couldn’t really teach everyone respect. Nonetheless, a man was arrested for his disrespectful attitude in Clark, Pampanga.
The 20-year old man was identified by GMA’s “24 Oras” as Bayle Einstein Gonzales. Apparently, Gonzales refused to stand up to show respect while the national anthem was being played inside a movie theater.
According to the report, Gonzales was already told by another man, Elmer Cato, to stand up. The latter was the Charge D’affaires to Iraq, or a diplomat who heads the Iraqi embassy in the absence of the ambassador. Cato was also in the cinema at the time.
Instead of standing up, Gonzales refused and ate his popcorn instead. Cato reported that he told Gonzales twice.
Gonzales is denying the allegations. He is facing charges in violation of the Flag and Heraldic Code of the Philippines and could be fined from Php5,000 to Php20,000 and can be jailed for as long as a year.
If you think the punishment was too harsh, an even stricter compliance on showing reverence to national symbols is contained in House Bill 5224 which was already approved on third and final reading and is already transmitted to the Senate.
Thus, instead of facing the consequence, better to stand up for the whole minute and thirty seconds every time ‘Lupang Hinirang’ is being played anywhere.
After all, the National Anthem is restricted by the National Historical Commission of the Philippines to only be played during International competitions where the Philippines is the host or has a representative; local competitions; during the "startup" and "closedown" of radio broadcasting and television stations in the country; and before the initial and last screening of films and before the opening of theater performances.
It is no secret that along with fame comes fortune. Our favorite celebrities earn big fat paycheck the more their names become recognized by the majority. Thus, it is almost everyone’s dream to be a superstar.
But how much do they get really paid? We know it is enough for them to get really nice houses and cars. However, it is still shocking to know how much some of them get paid.
One of which is Liza Soberano. Her pretty face landed her second place in the World’s Most Beautiful last year. After stunning everyone with her looks and talent, getting blockbuster movies left and right and landing the iconic role of Darna, she is simply one of the most sought after actress in her generation.
Even with such reputation, it still was a surprise for everyone how much Soberano is being paid now. A report from the PhilStar.com said that the young actress was paid three million pesos for her appearance in one event.
The event lasted only for three-hours which meant Soberano allegedly banked a million every hour. According to the source who requested anonymity, the three million talent fee was apart from what the actress got for endorsing their product.
Even for celebrities, the amount is quite huge considering that her ‘appearance fee’ was much higher than others.
Her bankability shows no stopping, though. With Darna, which she landed the lead the role in, in pre-production, the teen star has still more going on for her.