Day: October 2, 2020

NBI files raps vs 9 PhilHealth officials over IRM mess

Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra said the National Bureau of Investigation, with endorsement from the Department of Justice (DOJ), on Friday filed in the Office of the Ombudsman a string of criminal complaints against nine former and current officials of Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) allegedly involved in the misuse of the controversial interim reimbursement mechanism […]

Suspend cashless fare system, groups urge

Amid the confusion caused by the Department of Transportation’s (DOTr) implementation of cashless fare payments and charges of profiteering during a pandemic, furious commuters urged the government to suspend the new fare card system if it could not do its job of regulating costs. “The government should be the one to issue [fare cards] so […]

DILG hires 18% of required contact tracers

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) has so far hired 10,136 of 55,000 required contact tracers although the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) had already released half of the P5 billion allocated under the Bayanihan to Recover as One Act (Bayanihan 2). “The hiring of [contact tracers] is being expedited as […]

Marks & Spencer introduces Polygiene in towels

STOCKHOLM, Oct. 3, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Starting in October 2020, Polygiene® will treat Marks & Spencer’s kitchen towels. The towel is treated with Polygiene stays fresh antimicrobial technology and is part of M & S globally distributed core programs. The yearly forecasted order value of the kitchen towels is USD 75 000. Even if this […]

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