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Bill Protecting Freelancers Pushed

Bill Protecting Freelancers: The House Committee on Ways and Means recently approved the measures seeking to provide legal and contractual protection to freelancers or self-employed individuals, in an article by GMA News Online. According to Pangasinan Representative Christopher De Venecia, one of the bill’s authors, freelancers have been overlooked when it comes to policy. "The… Continue reading Bill Protecting Freelancers Pushed

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Sotto: Duterte Wants PH Party List System Removed

PH Party List: President Rodrigo Duterte, according to Senate President Vicente Sotto III, does not want a term extension. Rather, the president wants an amendment to the party-list system under the 1987 Constitution. Read more: Sotto Pushes ABS CBN Franchise Renewal "Ang sinabi niya, 'I want this problem with the CPP-NPA solved... The best way… Continue reading Sotto: Duterte Wants PH Party List System Removed

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Feast of the Black Nazarene a ‘Go’ Amid Pandemic; Manner of Celebration Altered

The Feast of the Black Nazarene is a highly anticipated event in Manila, celebrated every year on January 09. Devotees gather to join in the procession of the Black Nazarene from Rizal Park to Quiapo, a 6.5-kilometer route. However, due to the pandemic, the manner of celebration will be altered. One of the event’s highlights,… Continue reading Feast of the Black Nazarene a ‘Go’ Amid Pandemic; Manner of Celebration Altered

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Sotto Pushes ABS CBN Franchise Renewal

ABS CBN Franchise Renewal: Senate President Vicente Sotto III moves for the franchise renewal of ABS CBN Corporation, which legislative franchise has been denied six months prior. Read more: Sotto moves for ABS-CBN's franchise renewal, an article by GMA News. Senate Bill No. 1967, authored by Sotto, aims to renew the franchise of the media… Continue reading Sotto Pushes ABS CBN Franchise Renewal

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Oil Price Hike on First Week of 2021

Oil Price Hike: Gasoline prices have increased by Php 0.45 per liter, diesel by Php 0.030, and kerosene by Php 0.40. In separate advisories, the hike has taken effect at 6am today, January 05. This is according to Petro Gazz, Petron Corp., Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corp. and Seaoil Philippines. Unioil implemented the increase at 6:01am… Continue reading Oil Price Hike on First Week of 2021

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Around 3000 IT Professionals Gather for DECODE 2020

About 3,000 Information Technology (IT) professionals and experts from around the country gathered for the virtual conference DECODE 2020 from November 10-12. Dubbed the country’s premier cybersecurity conference, DECODE is an annual event that features renowned industry experts from different parts of the world to talk about threats in the digital sphere. It is organized… Continue reading Around 3000 IT Professionals Gather for DECODE 2020

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PhilHealth Defends Contribution Increase

PhilHealth Contribution: Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) backs its contribution increase, stating that doing so will allow them to provide primary care to its members. It may be recalled that the state insurer announced an increase in member contributions with a premium-rate of 3.50% of monthly basic salary from the current 3.0%. According to the… Continue reading PhilHealth Defends Contribution Increase

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Death Penalty in PH Among Senate Priorities

Death Penalty in PH: The reimposition of the death penalty, along with the creation of the Department of Overseas Filipino Workers (DoFil), is among the priorities as the senate resumes session this year. This is according to Senate President Vicente Sotto III. In an article by PhilStar, Sotto reveals that the revival of the death… Continue reading Death Penalty in PH Among Senate Priorities

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Fewer Firecracker Injuries in PH This Year

Firecracker Injuries in PH: Firecracker-related injuries are fewer this year compared to that of last year, notes Health Secretary Francisco Duque. The Department of Health recorded 164 injuries from December 21 to early morning January 01 – said to be 35% less during the same comparable period last year. "We would like to think that… Continue reading Fewer Firecracker Injuries in PH This Year

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Duterte: ‘Brighter Days are Coming’

Duterte: ‘Brighter Days are Coming’: President Rodrigo Duterte is confident that brighter days are coming in his new year message while in Davao City with his family. Duterte firmly believes that Filipinos will welcome 2021 ‘wiser, stronger, and more prepared for challenges ahead.’ "Let our grateful hearts guide and inspire us to always do good… Continue reading Duterte: ‘Brighter Days are Coming’