Training Office Casts Doubts On General public Services Bank loan Forgiveness

A completely new legal filing because of the Instruction Division last 7 days calls into question the longer term of the General public Provider Bank loan Forgivene s plan, which authorized scholar mortgage debtors to acquire their financial loans forgiven immediately after 10 years of labor in the general public sector.KELLY MCEVERS, HOST: In the event you really are a instructor, a firefighter or even a social worker, you may perhaps now be section of the public Services Bank loan Forgivene s plan. Because 2007, more than 50 % a million People have signed up to have their federal university student bank loan financial debt forgiven after 10 years of work in public a sistance. But a modern shift through the Education and learning Anthony Munoz Jersey Office calls the program’s upcoming into concern. Let us listen to from a lot of people who could po sibly be impacted by that.AIMEE CUSTIS: If my services these earlier seven a long time would not rely, when everything’s explained and done I will be established back by ten years in my adult daily life.JEFF BARNOSKY: And devastating to us and countle s numbers of other folks who have followed the principles.MICHAEL LEAVITT: That just nearly looks like bait and switch. We made a promise for the authorities to work in community a sistance, and so they produced a guarantee to us.MCEVERS: That’s Michael Leavitt from Huntley, Unwell., Aimee Custis from Washington, D.C., and Jeff Barnosky of Princeton, N.J. They can be some of the individuals who responded to our call-out on social websites for experiences with all the general public a sistance loan forgivene s application. NPR Ed’s Anya Kamenetz has been pursuing this tale and joins us now. Hello there.ANYA KAMENETZ, BYLINE: Hi, Kelly.MCEVERS: So to start with give us the qualifications on this system, the public Provider Financial loan Forgivene s program.KAMENETZ: Confident. So this application was introduced in 2007 by President George W. Bush being a method of easing the burden of pupil financial debt for persons from the a lot le s worthwhile general public sector. So everyone who functions for the nonprofit with the city, condition, federal government, so long as you’ve direct federal scholar financial loans, you may make those payments additional reasonably priced.And immediately after ten years of on-time payment doing work during the sector, the harmony could be forgiven entirely. And we should always point out that this could incorporate some staff of NPR. And, in truth, the very first group of early birds signed up with the program in 2007, they usually can be obtaining their loans erased starting this fall.MCEVERS: So what has took place which could throw this method into i sue?KAMENETZ: Inside of a nutshell, the Office of Education argued in the modern lawful filing that letters sent out certifying men and women for this system might not in actual fact be binding. The background of this is usually that past 12 months, a small team of debtors figured out that their eligibility to the software had been revoked. And this provided four individuals who have been all attorneys. Plus they all labored for busine ses like the American Bar Affiliation and Vietnam Veterans of America. And they’re form of like trade a sociations. They’re not precisely 501(c)(3) nonprofit charities. And so their position was in fact perhaps ambiguous under General public Service Loan Forgivene s.Neverthele s, the four argued in a lawsuit they shouldn’t have been revoked immediately after they’d been advised that they ended up likely to be in the software. And so the Office of Training technically with this lawful filing, it is really only responding to this slim concern. You understand, is that this cla s of busine ses like Vietnam Veterans of The usa, is usually that thought of public support or not?But this latest a sertion concerning the certification letters was phrased really broadly, stating these letters aren’t final. And so that ‘s generating folks type of jumpy. Plus some persons are nervous which the new administration may well be investigating a means to back up over a plan that might be very expensive. One particular federal company estimated that 25 p.c in the workforce is in idea qualified for this program.MCEVERS: In the commencing of the, we listened to individuals who answered our call-out for men and women who’ve signed up for the software. What else did you hear from persons?KAMENETZ: Effectively, we received a huge reaction, Kelly. A few of the true secret text persons experienced ended up frightened, anxious, uncertainty and regrets and even betrayed. So we heard from all around the place from lecturers, attorneys, librarians, museum educators, even a parole officer in Texas. Aimee Custis, who’s – we heard from, deputy director at the Coalition for Smarter Progre s which is a nonprofit in D.C. – remaining us this voice memo.CUSTIS: I’ve around $100,000 of credit card debt. And so the system has allow me acquire my occupation into public service in a very way I usually would’ve felt was impo sible. After i study during the information this 7 days that PSLF certifications ended up staying named into concern, oh, my God, my stomach just dropped. It designed me really feel bodily unwell.KAMENETZ: You know, people have genuinely prepared their total life all around this method, don’t just in which to operate and also where by to dwell and in some cases regardle s of whether to acquire married ’cause this impacts your tax standing. And so they are extremely nervous.MCEVERS : So what occurs upcoming?KAMENETZ: It is vital to say that there’s no quick threat to this plan to the overwhelming majority of individuals. If you’re while in the application, you should keep generating your payments. Specialists say keep track of your paperwork.Nonethele s, the gurus I talked to also say it’s not outside of the query that this plan will finally be scaled back again in a few way in the long run. Even under the Obama administration, there was a proposal to cap that personal loan forgivene s. But if and when we get to that time, there is certain to get a good larger outcry, of course, from people that were promised in any other case.MCEVERS: Which is Anya Kamenetz on the NPR Ed group. Thanks pretty much.KAMENETZ: Thanks.MCEVERS: We should always say we achieved out on the Section of Education and learning for comment but did not get a reaction by airtime.Copyright 2017 NPR.All legal rights reserved.Pay a visit to our website terms of use and permi sions pages at for additional data.NPR transcripts are made on a rush deadline by Verb8tm, Inc., an NPR contractor, and manufactured employing a proprietary transcription proce s made with NPR. This textual content will not be in its remaining kind and will be up to date or revised in the future. Accuracy and availability may po sibly vary. The authoritative document of NPR’s programming could be the audio file.

Cartoon Party 2018



2017 marks the 60th year of Xavier School in nurturing young boys here in the metro. As part of the celebration, the school organized a fundraising event for the benefit of Educational Research and Development Assistance (Erda) Foundation, Inc. scholars.

Everyone at the football field of Xavier School in San Juan on the 24th of January morning gathered with excitement and thrill on the event ahead of them. The Family Stallion Run was sponsored by Xavier Parents Auxiliary, Alumni Association of Xavier School, Xavier School Batch ’86 Men for Others Foundation, and other various event sponsors such as the Lite Xpress International Inc.

The run started at 6 a.m. occupying the nearby vicinity for the 3k, 5k, and 10k distance. After such, laughter and fun were shared within the XS community as the participants, together with some of our employees, enjoyed the freebies from the sponsors. LXII gladly gave away freebies for the participants and attended the inquiries from them.


Our venture and support with XS was indeed a success!

Lite Xpress Gears Up for Expansion in the South


Harnessing its Supply Chain and Warehousing capabilities, Lite Xpress, under its Lite Xpress Supply Chain Inc arm, is expected to operate its 3,800 sqm warehouse facility in Brgy. Paknaan, Mandaue City before the end of 2016.

Grounded in an almost 7,000 sqm lot, the two warehouses, one 1,600+ sqm and the other 1,200+ sqm, is capable of accommodating more than 4,000 pallet positions, with an elevated loading bay ready for high volume cross docking.

The entire facility will be more than 1.5 meters above street level,  providing assurance that cargo will be safe from looming water damages.


No Contact Traffic Apprehension Policy (11 Things You Need to Know)


  1. What is the No Contact Traffic Apprehension Policy?

The No Contact Traffic Apprehension is a policy that utilizes CCTV, digital cameras and/or other gadget or technology to capture videos and images to apprehend vehicles violating traffic laws, rules and regulations.

  1. What is its coverage?

The No Physical Contact Apprehension covers the apprehension of violators in areas within Metro Manila that are covered by MMDA CCTV cameras.

  1. Will the policy rid Metro Manila roads of MMDA Traffic Enforcers?

No. It was conceptualized to supplement the presence of MMDA Traffic Enforcers. Aside from the fact that there are still places not covered by CCTVs, the No Contact Traffic Apprehension was designed to catch moving violations, thus leaving the apprehension of administrative offenses to MMDA constables.

  1. How will the No Contact Team know about the records of the vehicle?

The MMDA No Contact Apprehension Team will search for the motor vehicle records of violators in coordination with LTO.

  1. If I’m the registered owner and the current owner hasn’t processed the vehicle’s transfer of registration yet, will I still be penalized for a violation I did not commit?

The first notice shall require the owner of the vehicle to identify its driver at the time and place indicated in the notice and his/her address. It is the responsibility of the current owner to have the vehicle registered under his/her name. If a previous owner receives the Notice, he or she may file a protest at the MMDA Traffic Adjudication Division and show a notarized Deed of Sale as evidence, as well the name and address of the current owner.

  1. How will the MMDA send the Summon to violators?

Notices shall be sent thru personal service by MMDA Personnel, registered mail or courier services through government or private service providers.

  1. What if the violator refuses to receive the Notice?

Traffic violators who refuse to receive or accept the notice issued to them without any valid reason shall be deemed to have received it by leaving a copy and submission of an affidavit of service or report attesting the refusal of the violator to acknowledge receipt of the Notice.

  1. Within how many days should a driver settle his/her violation under this policy?

Payment of fines and penalties shall be made within seven days upon receipt of the first notice to any authorized accredited payment centers unless a protest is filed before the MMDA TAD, in which case, the fines as finally adjudicated shall be paid at the Collection Division of the MMDA Central Office.

  1. Where should I pay to settle my violation?

   The violator may pay either in the MMDA Main Office or in any branch of MetroBank.

  1. If I don’t agree with the violation given to me, how do I contest it?

The First Notice contains a statement that the traffic violator shall have the right to file a protest before the MMDA-Traffic Adjudication Division or TAD within seven days from receipt of the Notice, and that failure to do so within the prescribed period shall be seen as a waiver of such right to contest the violation or present evidence as a defense.

Within fifteen days from receipt of an adverse TAD resolution, the driver may file a Motion for Reconsideration. Within thirty (30) days from receipt of the denial of the Motion for Reconsideration, the driver may file an appeal at the Office of the Chairman where the Decision shall be final and executory.

If no protest is filed within the 7-day prescriptive period and the fines remain unpaid, a Final Notice to settle the violation shall be issued.

  1.  What will happen if I don’t pay at all?

If a violator fails to settle the assessed fines or penalties from the receipt of the Final Notice, the vehicle license plate number shall be included in the Alarm list and be reported to the LTO with a request that its registration not be renewed until the penalties or fines are fully settled.

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SCMAP Supply Chain Conference 2016 : Go World Class

The most prestigious event in the Philippine supply chain industry – the SCMAP Supply Chain Conference – returns on 15-16 September 2016 at the EDSA Shangri-la Manila in Mandaluyong City.

This year’s theme is Go World Class: Onwards to Vision 2020. Continuing the themes tackled in last year’s conference, we have invited speakers who will discuss the challenges and opportunities available to the industry as it works to become globally competitive in the face of increasingly integrated economies, and as it plays its role in building the Philippine economy and realizing the nation’s full potential.

One of our keynote speakers is Doris Magsaysay Ho, the head of shipping conglomerate A. Magsaysay Inc., who represents the private sector.

Our resource speakers include:

  • Ronilo Balbieran, vice president of operations for REID Foundation, will look to our economic prospects under the Duterte administration
  • Richard Barclay, CEO of Manila North Harbour Port Inc., will discuss developments at North Harbor in light of increasing economic activity
  • Emmanuel Bautista, head of ASEAN operations for LF Logistics, will highlight examples of innovation across supply chain operations
  • Kim Cabanig, product manager for Globe Business’ machine-to-machine solutions, tackles the role of technology in increasing visibility in supply chain
  • Nestor Felicio, corporate vice president for integrated planning and logistics management for United Laboratories, will explore the intersection between analytics and leadership in supply chain
  • Megan Fung, marketing manager of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council, provides a global perspective to supply chain in the Philippines
  • April Lynn Tan, vice president and head of research for COL Financial Group, will look into the investment climate for supply chain in the country
  • William Lorenzana Jr., global supply chain consultant, will tackle what makes a supply chain operation truly world class
  • Jose Manuel Mapa, EVP for key accounts of 2GO Group, will dive into end-to-end supply chain operations in an archipelagic setting such as the Philippines
  • Markus Meissner, managing director for AEB Asia Pacific, will look at the impact of automation on supply chain
  • Capt. Rodien Paca, COO of Mariners Professional Shipmanagement, will discuss the challenges and opportunities for the shipping industry as globalization takes its hold
  • Nicasio Rollan, president of Transfluent Management, will discuss the qualities needed for a leader in these times – whether in supply chain or otherwise
  • Robert Vallender, supply chain project director of Nestle Philippines, will pose the question: is your supply chain operation future-proof?

More speakers are expected to be announced soon.

The SCMAP Supply Chain Conference will also house an exhibit featuring major players in the Philippine supply chain industry, from manufacturers and retailers, to logistics providers and suppliers.


It is time to act, not to think

Teams  from eight (8) different departments, including Lite Xpress Management ventured into what was dubbed as Lite Xpress “TreeVolution”, a tree planting activity held last 03 July 2016.  The primary  purpose of this activity was to give back to the environment and build environmental awareness among the Lite Xpress Family.

The primary recipient of this year’s tree planting program was Barangay San Rafael Rodirguez, Rizal. More than 25 team members scaled the outskirts of the Barangay to plant Mahogany seedlings near the running waters of WAWA, a popular Eco Forest destionation for nature advocates and adventurers.

Spearheaded by the LXHR Team under the battle cry, “It is time to act, not to think”, It was a fun, purposeful Sunday for all those who attended. With more, similar give back activities in the pipeline, Lite Xpress shall continue to live by the Corporate Values of Stewardship and promote teamwork across the organization.