Day: February 14, 2020

LGUs, health workers brace for worst-case scenario in Cordillera

BAGUIO CITY—Emergency plans to address worst case scenarios, should diseases strike towns in Cordillera, are in place so communities need not entertain “unreasonable fears” about the new coronavirus (COVID-19), the Department of Health (DOH) here said on Friday. Health teams composed of doctors, nurses, medical technicians and sanitation engineers have been deployed to 1,760 villages […]

‘Kasambahay’ in Region 12 get pay hike

KORONADAL CITY—The wage-fixing body in Soccsksargen has raised the pay for household workers, or “kasambahay” by as much as 60 percent from its le­vel two years ago. From P2,500 a month, the Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board (RTWPB) approved an adjustment that raised to P4,000 the salary of those employed in cities and first […]

Cebu allows quarantined passengers from Mindanao to go home

CEBU CITY—The Mactan-Cebu International Airport Authority (MCIAA) has made travel arrangements so that quarantined passengers from Mindanao could go home. Fourteen passengers were accommodated in a Cebu Pacific flight to Davao City on Thursday night while seven others flew via Philippine Airlines on Friday morning. ADVERTISEMENT Steve Dicdican, MCIAA general manager, said the passengers were […]

Cayetano: ABS-CBN can continue operating if…

MANILA, Philippines — Media giant ABS-CBN may continue broadcasting if the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) grants it a provisional authority to operate after its franchise expires on March 30, according to Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano. The prospect that the broadcaster will still be able to continue its operations is the reason the members of the […]

NASA's Next Low-Cost Planetary Science Missions Will Visit Venus or the Outer Solar System

NASA is set to handle some unfinished business across the solar system, as evidenced by four possible missions it announced yesterday. They are the finalists in the space agency’s Discovery Program competition, a Shark Tank–like face-off in which labs and universities have proposed small, focused spacecraft to explore disparate worlds. More than a dozen ideas, […]

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