Day: June 25, 2020

Guy Sebastian Defends Presence At PM’s Press Conference

Guy Sebastian has taken to Twitter to defend his presence at the Prime Minster’s press conference yesterday. The press conference was held to announce the government’s new JobMaker plan — a $250 million relief package for the arts sector. Guy Sebastian joined Mark Vincent in representing the industry during talks with the government, along with […]

NORAD intercepts 2 Russian aircraft that came near Alaska

JUNEAU, Alaska — Two Russian aircraft that came within 50 miles (80 kilometers) of Unimak Island along Alaska’s Aleutian chain were intercepted late Wednesday, military officials said Thursday. FILE – In this Monday, March 9, 2020 file photo released by the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD), a Russian Tu-142 maritime reconnaissance aircraft, top right, […]

SSS members who lost jobs can apply for ‍benefits

Members of the Social Security System (SSS) who lost their jobs amid the COVID-19 crisis can now apply online for the pension fund’s unemployment benefit, which is equivalent to half of their average monthly salary credit for a maximum of two months. “To qualify, covered employees, including kasambahays and overseas Filipino worker-members, must have paid […]

VP slams gov’t on pandemic response

Vice President Leni Robredo on Thursday said the government has failed to act urgently at the onset of the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, forcing it now to play catchup as virus-positive cases continue to rise. “We are now experiencing the gaps because we have been complacent from the very start,” she said in an […]

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