These days, a car is no longer a matter of luxury but an indispensable mode of transportation as the world continues to grow and evolve. It affords one the opportunity for personal control and autonomy as we take on everyday tasks such as travelling to work and shopping for necessities. When the pandemic hit, consumers also realized that having a car could serve as a form of personal protective equipment—a safety bubble that could lessen their chances of getting the dreaded virus as they move around the city. For those who are hesitant about availing a car because the financing might put a dent in their finances, Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) has something in store for them. Balloon Payment Plus, a unique finance lease product by Toyota Financial Services Philippines (TFSPH), offers customers low monthly payments compared to regular financing; Periodic Maintenance Service throughout the loan tenure for worry-free maintenance; and best of all, the option to upgrade to a new ... » Learn More about Toyota’s Balloon Payment Plus: Making car financing easier through flexible options
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The Annual Value of your property helps the government decide the wealth of a household. Based on this and other criteria such as assessable income, the government decides how much it should give and take from us folks. Examples of “give” come in the form of Covid-19 income relief schemes and GST vouchers, while “take” refers to the property tax each of us needs to fork out every year. In short, it’s always good to know the Annual Value of a home, especially if you’re about to buy or rent that property. But what is the definition of the Annual Value of a property, and how is it calculated? Let’s find out. What is the Annual Value of a property (AV)? Every property has an Annual Value. The straight-up definition of the Annual Value (AV) of a residential property is the estimated gross annual rent that a homeowner can collect if he/she rents out the property. This is excluding furnishings, furniture and maintenance fees. The Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (IRAS), which ... » Learn More about What is the Annual Value of a property and how do I check mine?
SINGAPORE - Singaporeans may share their views and suggestions for Budget 2022 from today till Jan 17 next year. Suggestions are being sought based on three themes. They are: thriving in a post-Covid-19 world; strengthening Singapore's social compact to build a more inclusive country; and preparing Singapore for a greener and more sustainable future. The post-Covid-19 world will be a fundamentally different one that will call for Singapore to refine its strategies and plans to seize new opportunities, said the Ministry of Finance, government feedback unit Reach and the People's Association in a joint statement on Tuesday (Dec 7). Given that context, Singaporeans are encouraged to respond to two prompts: First, what are the challenges and opportunities for families or households, workers and businesses in the post-Covid-19 world? Second, what more can be done to support families or households, workers and businesses to thrive and seize opportunities in the post-Covid-19 world? ... » Learn More about Suggestions wanted for Budget 2022: How S’pore can thrive in post-Covid-19 world and go green
Metro Manila, in particular, is already “robustly protected against a future surge of COVID-19,” says OCTA Research fellow, Fr. Nicanor Austriaco. (File photo by JILSON SECKLER TIU / Philippine Daily Inquirer) MANILA, Philippines — Current data suggest that the Philippines has obtained “substantial population immunity” against COVID-19, an OCTA Research fellow, Fr. Nicanor Austriaco Jr., said during the weekly taped “Talk to the People” of President Rodrigo Duterte that aired late Monday night. Austriaco, a Catholic priest who is also a molecular biologist, noted that the country currently had achieved its lowest number of cases and hospitalization rate and its highest mobility rate in 20 months even after the arrival of the Delta variant. “So what these three mean together is that it suggests that we have obtained substantial population immunity from natural infections and vaccinations in the urban areas of the Philippines,” Austriaco said. “Because the pandemic has raged and ... » Learn More about PH now has ‘substantial population immunity’ vs COVID-19 – OCTA fellow
Follow us on Telegram for the latest updates: https://t.me/mothershipsg What this is : A summary of a close to two-hour video, where 33-year-old co-founder Sylvia Chan speaks up on her side of the story in the Night Owl Cinematics (NOC) saga in an interview with Xiaxue. Contains all manner of bombs and allegations. A separate blog was also set up to host WhatsApp screenshots that allegedly substantiate Sylvia's claims. Cast of characters Xiaxue, pioneer social media influencer in Singapore Sylvia Chan, CEO, co-founder, and majority shareholder of NOC. Ex-wife to Ryan. Ryan Tan, COO, co-founder, director, and shareholder of NOC. Ex-husband to Sylvia. Sikeen, Sylvia Chan's brother, talent at NOC. Isabelle, Aurelia, Michelle, Grace: former NOC talents. Edmond Ng, business partner for Sylvia's shelved chilli business, Ryan's best friend. Xiao Wen, former Finance HR/ manager. @sgcickenrice, Instagram account that published ... » Learn More about Sylvia Chan’s 2-hour interview with Xiaxue summarised in point form
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Norway is encouraging donors to a World Bank-administered fund for Afghanistan to agree to transfer $280 million to the World Food Programme and UNICEF, Foreign Minister Anniken Huitfeldt said on Monday. The World Bank's board backed transferring $280 million to the U.N. agencies from the $1.5 billion Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund (ARTF), which was frozen after the Taliban took over the Afghan government in August, Reuters reported last week. The 31 donors to the fund must approve the transfer. A World Bank spokesperson said ARTF donors met last Friday and agreed to make a decision in one week. During a joint interview with U.N. Development Programme chief Achim Steiner in New York, Huitfeldt told Reuters that she hoped donors would sign off on the transfer and that Norway "encouraged" them to do so. "And we discussed the situation in Afghanistan during the NATO meeting last week, and also encourage NATO countries to continue to avoid a ... » Learn More about Norway urges World Bank’s Afghanistan donors to channel funds to U.N.
Inforial (The Jakarta Post) Jakarta ● Tue, December 7, 2021 2021-12-07 08:00 0 d0ef3ad71c60f88f9fd64cfb1007167c 4 Inforial Free Many Indonesians will likely know the experience of opening a bank account for the first time; waiting in line at the bank, signing the required paperwork and undergoing verification, depositing the cash, and trying out the crisp new card at the ATM. Yet as the pandemic limited face-to-face interaction and inadvertently caused lines everywhere, banking as an activity has become a rather cumbersome activity. Shorter opening hours and limited entry quotas have discouraged many from going to the bank, as does the general wariness of traveling and entering crowded areas. Until now. Digital wallet and payment solutions platform GoPay and tech-based Bank Jago have introduced a new service integration that will enable Indonesians to open a Jago bank account directly from the Gojek application on their phones. The first of its ... » Learn More about First of its kind: Indonesians now able to open bank account through Gojek app
MANILA, Philippines — Over 90 percent of medical frontliners in the Philippines who were infected with the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) have recovered, data from the Department of Health (DOH) showed. A total of 4,576 health workers have defeated the infectious respiratory disease as of Saturday, August 1, according to DOH’s report released Sunday night. This is 91.3 percent of the 5,008 total coronavirus infection among healthcare professionals. The number of recoveries is 1,120 higher than last week’s data. Two more medical frontliners, however, succumbed to the disease in the past week, bringing the total number of fatalities to 38. A total of 394 others, meanwhile, are currently under treatment. Among the top five medical professions with COVID-19 are nurses (1,734), doctors (1,100), nursing assistants (338), medical technologists (210), and radiologic technologists (119). On Sunday night, President Duterte heeded the call of the medical ... » Learn More about Over 90% of COVID – infected medical frontliners have recovered – DOH
Not to panic, but it's already December and we have less than a month to finish up our Christmas shopping. While shopping for your loved ones, don't you forget about yourself — self-love is the greatest love of all. Treat yourself, or in this case, let Lendlease splurge on you. Toss your wish upon a merry tree To bring some festive cheer to the end of your year, each of the four Lendlease malls — [email protected], Jem, Parkway Parade and Paya Lebar Quarter (PLQ) — will be granting wishes to 10 lucky winners per mall by sending them an item on their wish list (capped at $100 per gift). Here's all you need to do: follow the respective mall's social pages and sign up as a Lendlease Plus Member. Then, head over to tossyourwish.com.sg , select one of the four malls, and share a time you've experienced or have passed on a dash of kindness to someone, together with your desired wish item. Inspire us with your story and your wish may just come true! Can't think of any good deeds? You ... » Learn More about Toss Your Wish Upon A Merry Tree: 8 Singaporeans share what’s the number 1 thing on their wish lists this Christmas
Dear OSIM, It gives me great pleasure to write this letter. Indeed, the letter is written in the comfort of your latest massage chair -- and it's no normal massage chair, excuse me: it's the uDream Pro. I'd humbly add that it is one of, if not the greatest, the best chairs ever invented. I'd like to also take this opportunity to clarify that I'm not grovelling but I'd really like to not return the chair. Ever. Herein I list down a few reasons why this chair and I are simply made for each other. 1. Stressful job You know how the news cycle goes: it never stops. So by working in this organisation for more than seven years, the stress has really gotten to me. Don’t believe me? Just check out my hair (or lack thereof). It’s really a godsend that the uDream Pro has everything that can lower my stress levels. I’d like to congratulate you on a job well done with the AI Stress Analysis, which -- if I may add -- is the next best thing since sliced bread. The chair not ... » Learn More about I was asked to try out OSIM’s uDream Pro chair for 3 days. Weeks later, I’ve yet to return it.