Day: August 23, 2020

Osher Günsberg Provides Update After ‘The Masked Singer’ Shuts Down Filming Due To Coronavirus

The Masked Singer Australia halted production over the weekend after seven staff at the show’s Melbourne studio tested positive for COVID-19. The show had previously been granted an exemption to continue filming despite the city’s Stage 4 lockdowns. The entire production staff, including host Osher Günsberg and the show’s judging panel, have since gone into […]

Evidence enough to indict PhilHealth execs – Lacson

Senator Panfilo Lacson Photo from Senate PRIB MANILA, Philippines — Testimonies of whistleblowers and official records presented at Senate hearings proved that the state-run Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) was under the thumb of a corruption “mafia” composed of its top officials, Sen. Panfilo Lacson said on Sunday. It was PhilHealth’s resigned antifraud legal officer […]

Bayanihan 2 mandates purchase of local PPE – Angara

MANILA, Philippines — Local manufacturers of personal protective equipment (PPE) would get priority in the government’s procurement of P3 billion worth of safety gears for health-care workers attending to COVID-19 patients, Sen. Sonny Angara said on Sunday. Angara gave the assurance after the Confederation of Philippine Manufacturers of PPE (CPMP) complained about the unimpeded entry […]

PH cockatoo hatchling in wild gives hope

SURVIVOR Gold, the Philippine cockatoo that has successfully hatched an offspring four years after it was rescued and nursed back to health, basks in the glow of sunlight in the wild of Palawan province. Habitat destruction and poaching have almost decimated the population of Philippine cockatoos, but climate change has posed the biggest threat to […]

China requires travelers from PH to test negative

MANILA, Philippines — China-bound seafarers from the Philippines are now required to take a nucleic acid test for the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and present a negative result before they can be allowed entry into the country. In advisory No. 118, POEA chief Bernard Olalia said “all Chinese and foreign seafarers coming from the Philippines […]

Locsin hits ban on health care workers to go abroad

MANILA, Philippines — Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. broke ranks with the administration to denounce the continued ban on health-care workers who want to resume or start working abroad amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Locsin denounced the deployment ban as unconstitutional even as he urged legislators and the Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) to take […]

Holcim waste management unit gets ISO certifications anew

During the signing ceremony to manage the waste of local government partners in Iligan City and Lugait, Misamis Oriental HOLCIM Philippines’ waste management unit, Geocycle, was recently recertified for following high standards for environment safety and quality in its operations. The unit is growing its operations in support of the company’s efforts to improve Holcim’s […]

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