Day: August 19, 2020

Praising SC ruling on drug searches, bishops say anti-terrorism law ‘like Nazi decree’

BASTION OF RIGHTS The Supreme Court building in Ermita, Manila. —EDWIN BACASMAS MANILA, Philippines — Catholic Church leaders on Wednesday lauded a Supreme Court ruling invalidating warrantless police searches and seizures based on unverified and anonymous information as youth leaders filed the 29th petition against Republic Act No. 11479, or the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020. […]

Jesse Robredo Institute launched

MANILA, Philippines — A new leadership institute named after the deceased Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo will offer specialized courses on good governance and public policy to aid local officials and community leaders in grappling the effects of the new coronavirus disease pandemic. Leaders from both the public and private sector can enroll in online classes […]

Tourism groups pleads for P10-B credit facility

MANILA, Philippines — Tourism industry groups from all over the Philippines on Wednesday made a final appeal to Congress for a rescue package in the form of a P10-billion credit facility that would allow tourism enterprises, mostly to recover from the new coronavarius disease pandemic. The statement was issued by 52 tourism stakeholders, mostly local […]

Amrita Early Warning System Alerts Kerala Government of Landslides in Munnar

KOLLAM, India, Aug. 20, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, one of India’s premier research universities, recently provided two early warnings to the Kerala Government and Idukki District officials through its Landslide Early Warning System (LEWS) deployed at Anthoniar Colony, Munnar, in the Idukki District of Kerala. A first-level regional warning was communicated on Thursday, August […]

Sharjah honours the culturally driven refugee empowerment initiatives of Malawi’s Tumaini Letu

Non-profit is the recipient of US$ 136,000 as winner of the fourth Sharjah International Award for Refugee Advocacy and Support 2020 SHARJAH, UAE, Aug. 20, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Tumaini Letu, a non-profit organization based at the Dzaleka Refugee Camp in Malawi, Africa, is the recipient of the fourth edition of Sharjah International Award for Refugee Advocacy and […]

Senmiao Technology Announces Unaudited Financial Results for First Quarter of Fiscal Year 2021

CHENGDU, China, Aug. 20, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Senmiao Technology Limited (NASDAQ: AIHS) (“Senmiao”), a provider of automobile transaction and related services (the “Auto Business”) targeting the online ride-hailing industry in China, today announced its unaudited financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2020. First Quarter of Fiscal 2021 Highlights Revenue from operating leases surpassed […]


An attendant checks the temperature of commuters before allowing them to hop on a bus in Quezon City. Public transportation resumed on Wednesday but those not wearing a face mask and face shield were not allowed to board trains, buses and passenger jeepneys. Meanwhile, Bike riders cruise along Magsaysay Blvd. in Manila on Wednesday as […]

GCQ return keeps peso at near four-year high

The Philippine peso sustained its strength on Wednesday on the back of the return of a general community quarantine (GCQ) in Metro Manila and four neighboring provinces, and on still-subdued economic activities, according to analysts. Opening at P48.61:$1, the local currency gained 5 centavos to close at P48.57:$1, its strongest since its P48.48:$1 close on […]

Rectifying not enough, PhilHealth officials must be held criminally liable – Lacson

MANILA, Philippines — Correcting the interim reimbursement mechanism (IRM) of the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) is important, but Sen. Panfilo Lacson insists that officials responsible for irregularities should also be held criminally liable. Lacson said on Wednesday that those responsible for the faulty IRM should be made accountable, especially since it supposedly facilitated billions […]

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