Day: September 26, 2020

Lifestyle checks used for extortion – Ombudsman

MANILA, Philippines — Lifestyle checks and declarations of wealth have been used by politicians and members of the media for extortion, Ombudsman Samuel Martires said on Saturday. Martires said this in a radio interview following his order to stop conducting lifestyle checks against officials suspected of extravagant living, and restricting of access to the SALN […]

DOH rejects business groups’ bid to ease face shield requirement at work sites

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Health (DOH) rejected on Saturday a call from some business groups to exempt factory and office workers from wearing face shields at work, saying personal protective equipment (PPE) remains crucial in fighting the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) despite improving public health indicators. “We will not compromise [on] this position […]

Students want online classes suspended

MANILA, Philippines — Fearing their online classes may be affected by uncertain internet connection, a students’ group urged the government to suspend classes until the maintenance work on a trans-Pacific internet cable network is completed. The Samahan ng Progresibong Kabataan (Spark) asked the government to cancel all online classes and order school administrators not to […]

Opposition to postponement of 2022 polls mounts

MANILA, Philippines — Interior Secretary Eduardo Año on Saturday rejected the proposal to postpone the 2022 presidential elections due to the coronavirus pandemic “It should push through as scheduled. We have enough time to prepare,” Año told the Inquirer in a text message, reacting to the suggestion of Pampanga Rep. Mikey Arroyo to delay the […]

Success in service

Massive job losses and the economic slump due to Covid-19 led this manpower executive to seek a new opportunity for displaced workers. He found it in a new, food-centered delivery app that promotes homemade products and natural talent for whipping up meals “just like mom made it.” Jay-ar D. Sta. AnaPresidentSparkleStar International Corp. Bright ideas […]

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