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Business & Economy

CISW’s The Turning Point – The Post Pandemic Consumer: Insights and Trends

Even though COVID 19 is considered as an endemic rather than a pandemic situation these days, there are still multiple variants coming out the effects of which are still unknown. Add the Russia-Ukraine war that resulted in the increase of oil prices and we have what seems to be a rollercoaster ride of situations that […]

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Politics

EXPAND SENIOR HIGH VOUCHER PROGRAM – GATCHALIAN

Senator Win Gatchalian is eyeing the expansion of the Senior High School-Voucher Program (SHS-VP) to help struggling private schools recover from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. “We can expand the voucher program. Sa voucher program kasi, dadalhin ng estudyante yung voucher sa school at pwedeng maging source ng revenue ng eskwelahan. Even though private […]

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Politics

GATCHALIAN REFILES LEARNING RECOVERY BILL

Amid the alarming level of learning poverty in the country, Senator Win Gatchalian has refiled a bill that seeks to institute a nationwide learning recovery program to address the impact of prolonged school closures because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Academic Recovery and Accessible Learning (ARAL) Program Act or Senate Bill No. 150 is one […]

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Politics

CREATE E-LEARNING CENTERS – REP. DUTERTE

Davao City Representative Paolo Duterte is pushing for a measure seeking to establish at least one e-learning center in every city and municipality in the country to improve the availability and accessibility of online learning amid the ongoing coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. In filing House Bill 453, Duterte said the continued proliferation of the coronavirus […]

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Food, Health & Fitness

A REMINDER THAT WE ARE NOT YET OUT OF THE PANDEMIC

The past few months have been better for many of us. We held our first election during the time of the pandemic. People came out of their houses to show support for their candidates. Some even have gone the extra mile by visiting every house where they can talk to voters in a personal way. […]

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Politics

FLEXI WORK SHOULDN’T AFFECT PUBLIC SERVICE – POE

Senator Grace Poe called on government agencies to lead the way in implementing truly beneficial work-from-home arrangements for civil servants amid the transport woes, but without compromising prompt and reliable delivery of services to all citizens. Poe issued the call after the Civil Service Commission issued a policy institutionalizing an adaptable setup in government as […]

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Politics

ANGARA: DUTERTE ADMIN LOANS SUPPORTED PH ECONOMY

The administration of President Rodrigo Duterte did a fair job in borrowing money amid the pandemic, Senator Sonny Angara said. Angara, chair of the Senate committee on finance, said he understands the need for the government to borrow money to support the economy and provide for the needs of its constituents. “It’s been a difficult […]

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Politics

DEPED URGED: GET LWD ENROLLEES TO PRE-COVID LEVEL

As early as now, the Department of Education (DepEd) should work towards increasing the number of enrolled learners with disabilities (LWDs) to pre-pandemic levels, a party-list of educators said. “With the signing into law of Republic Act 11650, the DepEd should focus on getting more LWDs to enroll for the school year 2022-2023. We have […]

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Politics

RETAIN WORK FROM HOME ARRANGEMENTS — PANGILINAN

Vice presidential aspirant Senator Kiko Pangilinan reiterated his earlier call to scrap the idea of a return to face-to-face work arrangements for business processing outsourcing (BPO) employees, who themselves say they have adjusted to the new normal. “Hindi ko maintindihan kung bakit pababalikin ang mga BPO workers sa face-to-face na pagtratrabaho kung gumagana naman ang […]

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Politics

ISKO TO USE UNPAID MARCOS ESTATE TAX FOR ‘AYUDA’

Aksyon Demokratiko presidential candidate and Manila Mayor Isko Moreno said the unpaid P203 billion Marcos estate tax if recovered by the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR), will be sufficient to support the government’s cash aid program for Filipinos who need financial assistance amid the COVID-19 pandemic and rising oil prices. At the presidential debate organized […]