Happy Monday, FHM Nation! We've been reading the paper all day, and something odd has taken place. Is it just us or are today's headlines all centered around money?
There's this thing about Napoles allegedly handing out cash gifts to the country's most acclaimed media personalities. We also read about this NBA star who opted out of a possible contract extension. And then there's Kuya Willie, who finally cleared the air regarding his gambling addiction yesterday. Gusto mo pa ng usapang pera kamo? Read on to know more about these stories!
According to a new survey by the Social Weather Stations, around 11.5 million adult Filipinos were without work in the first quarter of 2014. "Adult joblessness has traditionally been dominated by those who voluntarily left their old jobs and those who lost their jobs due to economic circumstances beyond their control," the SWS explains. If it's any consolation, this year's unemployment rate (25.7 percent) is slightly less than last year's (27.5 percent).
Following a new city ordinance that outlines a child's right to education, the local government of Mandaluyong City will now shoulder children's schooling from pre-school to high school. "If mapapalaki mo ng maayos ang bata, sila ay well-equipped for the future," explains Councilor Charisse Abalos. There's a catch though: The city government intends to obligate parents to send their kids to school and monitor their progress regardless of economic status.
How true is it that Willie Revillame's been selling off his properties just to sustain his gambling addiction? It's a big, fat lie, according to the former noontime show host. "Yung perang inilalaro ko sa casino, pera pong pinaghirapan ko 'yan, hindi 'yan pera ng kahit sino," Willie clarifies on Startalk. "Nag-e-enjoy lang ako sa buhay. Marami kang nabiling investments, hindi mo na napapakinabangan ang iba. Ano'ng gagawin mo dun?" Think of it this way: Kung si Willie naghihirap, ano pa kaya tayo?
According to Unang Balita, drivers can expect a price rollback of 50 cents per liter for diesel and kerosene anytime this week. Despite the rollbacks however, several transport groups are still lobbying for a two peso-increase in all passenger fares, which the Land Transportation Franchising & Regulatory Board is expected to implement sometime next month. Ouch!
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