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SM Continues to Support Environmental Protection

SM is committed to supporting projects on environmental protection and community development. In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, SM City Iloilo extended its continuing support to the organizations taking care of the program, which will not only benefit the environment but the lives of the people taking care of the area as well. Last… Continue reading SM Continues to Support Environmental Protection

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Duterte: No Vaccine, No Opening of Classes

In a televised address last Monday night (May 25), President Rodrigo Duterte said that he will not risk the lives of students by reopening classes without a vaccine. Moreover, the president declared that classes will remain suspended until a vaccine for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID19) is made available. “I will not allow the opening of… Continue reading Duterte: No Vaccine, No Opening of Classes

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Sinas Reminds Muslims to Keep Distance on Eid’l Fitr

After a series of backlash, Major General Debold Sinas reminded the Muslim community to maintain physical distancing measures during the Eid’l Fitr. According to Sinas, they will be patrolling mosques to ensure that no gathering will take place. “Wala pa rin pagtitipon kasi 'yun 'yung policy ng IATF,” states Major General Debold Sinas. Eid’l Fitr,… Continue reading Sinas Reminds Muslims to Keep Distance on Eid’l Fitr

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SEC: You Can’t Be Forced to Pay Your Loans Now

In an advisory issued by the Securities and Exchange Commission last May 20, financing and lending companies are reminded to comply with the provisions stipulated in Republic Act No. 11469 or the Bayanihan to Heal As One Act, and its implementing rules and regulations (IRR). Section 4 (aa) of the Bayanihan Act provides the President… Continue reading SEC: You Can’t Be Forced to Pay Your Loans Now

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DOH Apologizes for Confusion, Say PH Still in First Wave

The Department of Health, last Thursday, clarified that the country is still in the first wave of the COVID outbreak – contrary to the statement of Health Secretary Francisco Duque. Health Secretary Duque earlier claimed that the country is facing the second wave of the outbreak as the first wave happened sometime in January. “Earlier… Continue reading DOH Apologizes for Confusion, Say PH Still in First Wave

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Duque: PH on Second Wave of COVID

Health Secretary Francisco Duque III, during a hybrid meeting with senators, revealed that the country is currently on its second wave of the COVID outbreak. Second wave is defined as a phenomenon of infections that can develop during a pandemic. The disease infects one group of people first then appears to decrease. When a second… Continue reading Duque: PH on Second Wave of COVID

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Villar: Middle Class Should Not Receive Cash Assistance

Senator Cynthia Villar recently made a controversial statement about the middle class. According to Villar, the middle class should not receive assistance from the government, specifically with the social amelioration program. Villar elaborated that 18 million target beneficiaries of the emergency subsidy represent 82% of the 22 million Filipino families in the country – Villar… Continue reading Villar: Middle Class Should Not Receive Cash Assistance

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Albay Rep Proposes Tax on Digital Services: Netflix, Lazada

Albay Representative Joey Salceda is pushing for the taxation of digital services such as subscriptions to video and music streaming apps, ads on social media sites, and online sale platforms as withholding tax agents. Salceda intends to call this new tax as ‘Netflix tax’, ‘Facebook ads tax’, and ‘Lazada tax’. The Digital Economy Taxation Bill… Continue reading Albay Rep Proposes Tax on Digital Services: Netflix, Lazada

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Sinas ‘Hard to Replace’; Will Remain in Post

Metro Manila Police Chief Maj. Gen. Debold Sinas is said to remain in his post, according to the Chief of Philippine National Police Archie Gamboa. It can be recalled that Sinas received backlash for a birthday party / mañanita that transpired May 08 despite regulations prohibiting mass gathering. "Yes. I hope the public would understand… Continue reading Sinas ‘Hard to Replace’; Will Remain in Post

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DILG to Close Malls if Social Distancing is Not Enforced

The Department of Interior and Local Government warns malls that have partially reopened that it would be closed if they do not enforce physical distancing and crowd control measures. DILG Secretary Eduardo Año directed all local government units and police to inspect all malls and to get in touch with mall management about the Department… Continue reading DILG to Close Malls if Social Distancing is Not Enforced