Friday, October 30, 2020
 

DoLE extends floating status of workers

EMPLOYERS can now temporarily lay off workers for an entire year during a national emergency under a new order issued by the Department of...

DepEd’s ‘slow’ procurement process ‘deprived’ schools of learning materials in 2019–CoA

THE "slow-paced" procurement and deliveries of textbooks and learners' materials "had deprived" students and teachers in public schools "of the benefit that could have...

Trump could win again; election polling could die as a profession

First word NOT only the political futures of Donald Trump and Joe Biden are on the line in the US election on Tuesday, November 3....

The smoking gun against Vitaliano Aguirre

FORMER Justice secretary Vitaliano Aguirre 2nd complains that Sen. Risa Hontiveros has prejudged him in her committee’s investigation into the human trafficking at the...

Geography and ignorance

I WOULD have simply ignored it, as well as the attempt to shame me in social media because of it. But I simply cannot...

PH no longer in list of 5 worst countries for journalists

The Presidential Task Force on Media Security (PTFoMS) on Thursday said the Philippines was finally out of the top five worst countries for journalists...

PACC backs task force vs corruption

THE Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC) on Thursday expressed support to President Rodrigo Duterte’s directive on the conduct of a large-scale investigation into allegations of corruption in the...

UN mobilizes P1.4B for PH’s Covid response

THE United Nations has mobilized in-kind support and technical assistance worth P1.4 billion to help the Philippines respond to the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19)...

Go backs call for OFWs department

SEN. Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go has lauded the renewed call of President Rodrigo Duterte to create an executive department that will focus on the...

‘Cleaner govt Duterte’s legacy’

President Rodrigo Duterte wants to leave a legacy of a less corrupt government when he steps down from office in 2022, Palace spokesman Harry...

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DoLE extends floating status of workers

EMPLOYERS can now temporarily lay off workers for an entire year during a national emergency under a new order issued by the Department of...

Road Warriors gut Tropang Giga, 109-98

The NLEX Road Warriors pulled off a 109-98 upset win over the league-leading TNT Tropang Giga on Thursday night in the PBA Season 45...

Knifeman kills three at French church, ratcheting up terror fears

NICE: A knife-wielding man killed three people at a church in the French city of Nice on Thursday, slitting the throat of at least...

PH logs 1761 new Covid cases

THE Philippines has logged 1,761 new cases of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) on Thursday, the Department of Health (DoH) said. This brings the total...

Power distributors told not to disconnect ‘lifeline consumers’

LIFELINE consumers will get a reprieve as the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) on Thursday ordered power distributors not to disconnect their services until the...

PhilHealth to abide by Ombudsman ruling vs top execs

EMBATTLED Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) will abide by the Office of the Ombudsman’s order suspending eight of its top officials due to the...

SolGen appeals to SC for release of Leonen SALNs as quo warranto looms

THE Office of the Solicitor General (OSG) on Thursday appealed before the Supreme Court to disclose to the public the Statement of Assets and...

GSIS to launch 2 apps for member access to records

GOVERNMENT Service Insurance System (GSIS) members can soon access their records and file their motor vehicle insurance claims using their smartphones as the state-run...

PH ‘biggest mover’ among worst countries for journalists — report

THE Presidential Task Force on Media Security (PTFoMS) on Thursday announced that the Philippines was finally out of the top five worst countries for...

South Korean ex-president Lee ordered back to prison for 17 years

SEOUL: Former South Korean president Lee Myung-bak was ordered back to prison on Thursday as the country's Supreme Court upheld a 17-year jail term...

UN, World Bank urge school openings amid pandemic

UNITED NATIONS: The UN and World Bank pleaded in a new report Wednesday for schools to remain open despite Covid-19 risks, highlighting the damage...

VIDEOS

Trump could win again; election polling could die as a profession

First word NOT only the political futures of Donald Trump and Joe Biden are on the line in the US election on Tuesday, November 3....

The smoking gun against Vitaliano Aguirre

FORMER Justice secretary Vitaliano Aguirre 2nd complains that Sen. Risa Hontiveros has prejudged him in her committee’s investigation into the human trafficking at the...

Geography and ignorance

I WOULD have simply ignored it, as well as the attempt to shame me in social media because of it. But I simply cannot...
https://open.spotify.com/episode/1ihZCuz7azMqWBKqXx3JPq?si=IEsjLtpLQMO-Gi6hTcB15A THE Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has signaled its desire to have greater involvement of consumer groups in its policymaking and regulatory concerns by drastically reducing the requirements for recognition of consumer organizations. As the agency primarily responsible for consumer welfare in the Philippines, the DTI's...

Only a duck walks and talks like a duck

LET me ask you, Rep. Ferdinand R. Gaite: Who started that red- baiting and red-tagging? It was the communists — as a defense mechanism for...

‘Tupada’ in the time of Covid-19: Who really killed Lt. Christian A. Bolok?

NAME at least two so-called “dibersyon” (Filipino rendering of the Spanish diversión)) and the small town where I come from had them: jueteng, an...

Deadly pastime

THE death of a Filipino police officer who was fatally injured while trying to break up a cockfight is a wake-up call. We were...

‘Red-tagging’: The general vs the cele-beauties

AS any general should know, a cardinal rule of war strategy is to anticipate how the other side would respond to an offensive. Then...

Green infrastructure

“Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.” – Frank Lloyd Wright FURTHER to the past two articles on green architecture,...

US bucks Nigerian as WTO chief

GENEVA: Nigeria’s former finance minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala is proposed to become the new director-general of the World Trade Organization...

2021 Boston Marathon postponed at least until the fall

BOSTON: Boston Marathon organizers said Wednesday (Thursday in Manila) that the 2021 race won't be run on Patriots Day...

5 Spanish regions close border

MADRID: Five more Spanish regions, including Madrid, said Wednesday (Thursday in Manila) they would close their borders ahead of...

Manila Symphony Orchestra in OPM concert Friday night

Avida Land at 30 and Ayala Museum partner to mount grand online performance and raise funds for underprivileged students “The...

Tasty plant-based meals in Juana Manahan-Yupangco’s first cookbook

Making the switch to a healthy or plant-based lifestyle can be intimidating. To address this, Juana Manahan-Yupangco released the...

HEADLINE PHOTOS

PH no longer in list of 5 worst countries for journalists

The Presidential Task Force on Media Security (PTFoMS) on Thursday said the Philippines was finally out of the top five worst countries for journalists and was declared the “biggest mover” in a recent report of the New York-based Committee...

PACC backs task force vs corruption

THE Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC) on Thursday expressed support to President Rodrigo Duterte’s directive on the conduct of a large-scale investigation into allegations of corruption in the...

UN mobilizes P1.4B for PH’s Covid response

THE United Nations has mobilized in-kind support and technical assistance worth P1.4 billion to help the Philippines respond to the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19)...

Go backs call for OFWs department

SEN. Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go has lauded the renewed call of President Rodrigo Duterte to create an executive department that will focus on the...

‘Cleaner govt Duterte’s legacy’

President Rodrigo Duterte wants to leave a legacy of a less corrupt government when he steps down from office in 2022, Palace spokesman Harry...

‘Quinta’ leaves P700-M damage; 16 dead

TYPHOON “Quinta” (international name: “Molave”) had left 16 people dead on its wake, while the extent of the damage to agriculture and infrastructure had...

Police officer tagged in vice mayor’s slay arraigned

A police officer tagged in the assassination of former Balaoan vice mayor Al-Fred Concepcion in La Union province in 2018 pleaded not guilty during...

Benguet hospitals get indigent funds

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet: Six government hospitals in the different parts of the province received from the Department of Health (DoH), through the persistent follow-up...

Senegal president dissolves govt

DAKAR: Senegalese President Macky Sall on Wednesday (Thursday in Manila) dissolved his 32-strong government team after 18 months, an official source said without elaborating....

Venezuela detains 2 refinery attackers

CARACAS: Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro said Wednesday (Thursday in Manila) that a large oil refinery suffered a “terrorist attack” as his government struggles to...

800,000 US kids Covid-positive

WASHINGTON, D.C.: Nearly 800,000 children in the United States had been diagnosed with the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) since the onset of the pandemic,...

Old cars root of air pollution – UN

UNITED NATIONS: Getting rid of old cars was helping clean the skies over developed nations, but many clunkers were ending up in developing countries...

‘Educating girls yields many returns’

NANTES: Every $1 spent on girls’ rights and education would generate a $2.80-return — equivalent to billions of dollars in extra gross domestic product,...

Pakistan blast victims Afghan refugees

ISLAMABAD: Pakistani Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa said a large number of students killed and injured in Tuesday’s terrorist attack on...

Visa profits plunge 29%

CHARLOTTE: Visa Inc. said Wednesday (Thursday in Manila) that its fiscal fourth quarter profits dropped 29 percent due to fewer dollars crossing on its namesake payment network while the world was in the grips of a pandemic-caused recession. The San...

Boeing announces 30,000 jobs cuts in 2 years

SEATTLE: Pressured by a prolonged commercial travel downturn and the hit from the 737 MAX crisis, Boeing on Wednesday announced an additional 7,000 job...

PH economy likely rebounded in Q3

The Philippine economy could have rebounded in the third quarter of 2020, but state-imposed physical distancing measures would continue to weigh on its recovery...

World Bank OKs $88-M loan for BoC upgrade

The World Bank approved on Wednesday a $88.28-million (around P4.2 billion) loan for the Philippine Customs Modernization Project to improve the Bureau of Customs’...

Strengthening resilience at the Bank of China

First of three parts The fast spread of the coronavirus caused an alarming health crisis that the world is struggling with. Aside from its impact...

Shares slip on 2nd day of profit taking

The stock market tumbled out of the 6,400 territory on Wednesday as cautious investors continued to take in profits.   The Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi)...

DA: More pork to be shipped to Luzon this week

The Department of Agriculture (DA) and representatives of the country’s hog industry agreed to increase shipments of hogs and "pork-in-a-box" from the Visayas and...

Treasury: Govt eyes to raise P140B in Nov

The government looks to raise P140 billion from local sources next month, according to a program released by the Bureau of the Treasury (BTr)...

Pagcor profit plummeted over 97% in 9 months

The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. (Pagcor) saw its net income sink to P132.67 million in the first nine months of 2020. According to the...

Finance dept to LGUs: Tap govt financing, support

Local government units (LGUs) are urged to tap the various financing and other technical support that the government has made available. During a webinar hosted...

Cashless toll collections to start on December 1

Motorists using toll roads now have over a month to secure their radio frequency identification (RFID) tags after the Department of Transportation (DoTr) extended...

Pro-green groups welcome moratorium on new coal plants

Two groups on Wednesday commended the government’s move to no longer endorse new coal power plants, saying it would promote competition and wider renewable...

Marina implements stricter rules on class societies

The Maritime Industry Authority (Marina) has implemented stricter accreditation and monitoring of classification societies for safe operations of all Philippine registered ships. Marina issued Memorandum...

Kyle Busch wins rain-delayed NASCAR playoff race in Texas

FORT WORTH, Texas: Out of contention to defend his NASCAR Cup title, Kyle Busch at least extended his season winning streak to 16 with his first victory of 2020. He also denied a needed victory for Martin Truex Jr., his...

Dodgers win first World Series title since 1988

ARLINGTON, Texas: Mookie Betts came to the Dodgers to make a World Series difference. With a mad dash to home plate, he put Los...

Abueva-powered Phoenix faceS Alaska

It will be an acid test for the Phoenix Super LPG Fuel Masters when they battle the surging Alaska Aces in the PBA Season...

Kershaw finally wins elusive World Series title

ARLINGTON, Texas: Clayton Kershaw cut through the doubters, just like one of his curveballs through the strike zone. Only took 13 seasons. One of the most...

Van Gundy talks commitment to defense

NEW ORLEANS: New Pelicans coach Stan Van Gundy sees a New Orleans roster brimming with young players who have obvious talent but still have...

Bayern, English clubs win in Champions League

PARIS: Holders Bayern Munich continued their perfect start to their Champions League title defense on Tuesday (Wednesday in Manila) as Real Madrid had Casemiro's...

Unbeaten Steelers reach top spot in AP Pro32 poll

NEW YORK: As the league's only unbeaten team, the Pittsburgh Steelers have climbed all the way to the top of the NFL. As well as...

NBA trade rumors: Is Victor Oladipo the Lakers’ third wheel?

Before the LA Lakers won the title, they were not seen as title contenders. Only when both the Clippers and Bucks were eliminated did...

The sad, unsolvable gender gap in pro sports

AN interesting comparison being passed around the social media in the wake of the Los Angeles Lakers’ victory in this year’s National Basketball Association...

PetroGazz, Motolite join PSL beach volley

Two new teams will be seeing action when the Philippine Superliga (PSL) unwraps its 2020 Beach Volleyball Challenge Cup on November 26 in Subic. PSL...

Barcelona president Bartomeu quits in fallout of Messi feud

MADRID: Barcelona president Josep Bartomeu resigned on Tuesday (Wednesday in Manila) amid the fallout of his feud with star Lionel Messi, and on his...

Djokovic wins Vienna opener to close on Sampras record

VIENNA: Novak Djokovic defeated Filip Krajinovic in the first round in Vienna on Tuesday (Wednesday in Manila) to edge closer to Pete Sampras's all-time...

Woods wins Vuelta stage seven as Carapaz keeps overall lead

MADRID: Canadian Michael Woods timed his move to perfection on Tuesday (Wednesday in Manila) to win the seventh stage at la Vuelta, as Richard...

DepEd, PSC partner for creation of National Academy of Sports

Preparations for main campus at New Clark City underway The Department of Education (DepEd) and the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) have teamed up for the...

TMTC receives book donations

A set of books, including rare ones, were donated to The Manila Times College by educator Mariano Javier through communication with The Manila Times...

Smart reps PH at ICT summit

Telecommunications provider Smart Communications Inc. was the sole Philippine company present at the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization’s Mobile Learning Week 2020. During...

A closer look at Pilates

AFTER more than half a year into the lockdown life, you’re probably feeling weary from stress and helplessness. You could also be neglecting your physical health due to your tired and confused mental state. One way of regaining control...

ATOP holds 1st digital convention in October

To enlighten, empower, inspire. These are the key objectives of the Association of Tourism Officers of the Philippines (ATOP) as it gathers tourism representatives...

DoT Leadership Excellence Series returns anew as tourism rebuilds and redefines business practice

THE groundbreaking online learning event dubbed the “Leadership Excellence Series (LES) 2020” is returning to the screen this October amidst a tourism industry grappling...

TDCX promotes a happier workplace amid the Covid-19 Pandemic

IT'S business as usual for the Philippines’ business process outsourcing (BPO) industry even at the height of a global pandemic — with international clients...

SMDC builds Las Piñas community of tomorrow

IN the context of modernity, people see their communities as self-contained hubs where residents have quick access to all of the necessities and conveniences...

DBP bags global award for sustainable finance

STATE-OWNED Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP) recently received an international award for funding the development of a solar-powered resilient community in Sto. Tomas...

Rotary Club takes action on World Polio Day

The Rotary Club of Makati North — together with RC Alabang, RC Las Pinas West, RC Forbes Park, RC Makati Central, RC Makati Salcedo...

Muntinlupa awards P100K to centenarian

MUNTINLUPA City Mayor Jaime Fresnedi (second from right) visited Lola Victoria Diamse (center) who celebrated her 100th birthday on Oct. 20 in Barangay Putatan. Fresnedi...

El Nido Resorts named Asia’s best

THREE resorts of the luxury chain El Nido Resorts were recognized in the recently-concluded 2020 Readers’ Choice Awards for Best Resorts in Asia of...

‘Hallyu’ diplomat

“For almost three decades, Korea has invested so much in the cultural sector, and all the appreciation that the world has for ‘Hallyu’ is...

PHilMech ups farm machine distribution

The Philippine Center for Postharvest Development and Mechanization (PHilMech) has distributed, as of October 21, 1,512 pieces of farm machinery nationwide that form part...

LandBank: Over 2M farmers, fishermen assisted at end-Sept

In line with its special focus to serve the needs of the country’s agriculture sector, the Land Bank of the Philippines (LandBank) reported that...

Brief reviews of ‘Holidate’ and ‘The Craft: Legacy’

A rom-com gone wrong in Netflix's 'Holidate' If it didn't exist, "Holidate" on Netflix sounds like a fake movie within a movie. A couple of attractive singles (Emma Roberts and Luke Bracey), decide on a low-stakes, no-commitment arrangement to be...

Nadine Lustre dares to be vulnerable in ‘Wildest Dreams’

Nadine Lustre is not the person to rest on her laurels. While she has already captivated her fans with a string of hit TV...

Angelica Panganiban voices pussycat Nimfa Dimaano, with Robin Padilla and Sam Milby as her four-legged lovers

It is always such a treat to watch Filipino films on international streaming platforms like Netflix, but the adult animation film “Hayop Ka: The...

Icona pop teams up with Sofi Tukker for new single

They were best known for their smash hit single “I Love It,” which went triple-platinum in the United States, sold eight million singles, and...

Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton’s engagement; Twice’s new album

Gwen Stefani, Blake Shelton engaged NASHVILLE, Tenn.: "The Voice" co-stars Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani are engaged and sharing the good news on social media. "Hey...

Benjie Paras on the vital need for sensitivity in effective comedy

Prior to joining Philippine showbiz, Benjie Paras had an illustrious career as a professional basketball player for 14 long years. Hard court fans should...

Kim Molina speaks up on alleged ‘Showtime copycat’

We are shifting to local gear for showbiz here at In The Know as we spotlight to TV5 and Viva’s new show “Masked Singer...

Preparation tips and tricks for seasonings

What is your seasoning of choice? The list of spices readily available in your pantry? The answer can be understandably extensive, given the many wonderful spices out there, and the various dishes that can be created in the process....