Alternative working arrangement sa mga ahensya ng gobyerno

MAAARI pa ring magpatupad ng alternative working arrangement ang mga ahensya ng gobyerno kapag ipinatupad na ang General Community Quarantine sa iba’t ibang lugar gaya ng National Capital Region. Ayon sa Civil Service Commission maaari pa ring gamitin ang alternatibong work arrangement sa ilalim ng CSC Memorandum Circular No. 10, s. 2020. Ang mga ito […] The post Alternative working arrangement sa mga ahensya ng gobyerno appeared first on Bandera......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: News15 hr. 24 min. ago Related News

Over 5,000 taxis, TNVS resume operations in NCR

More than 5,000 taxis and ride-hailing cars are set to resume their operations under the general community quarantine in Metro Manila, the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board announced yesterday. The LTFRB approved 5,526 taxi and transport network vehicle service units to ferry passengers in the National Capital Region. It said 3,501 are taxis while […].....»»

Source: Tempo TempoCategory: News21 hr. 12 min. ago Related News

Designer from Compostela, Cebu does Santacruzan-inspired photoshoot

CEBU CITY, Philippines—A fashion designer and makeup artist from Compostela town in northern Cebu designed at least four gowns for this year’s Santacruzan. But with restrictions now implemented as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, Santancruzans could not be held to culminate the Flores de Mayo (Spanish for “flowers of May”) celebration, a festival that depicts […] The post Designer from Compostela, Cebu does Santacruzan-inspired photoshoot appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsMay 30th, 2020Related News

The unwavering spirit of service of Coca-Cola and Caritas Manila The Manila Times

The unwavering spirit of service of Coca-Cola and Caritas Manila The Manila Times The Manila Times.....»»

Source: Manilanews ManilanewsCategory: NewsMay 30th, 2020Related News

Valenzuela City trikers become delivery riders

Motorcycle service provider JoyRide and the Valenzuela City government on Friday signed a memorandum of agreement that will provide assistance to tricycle drivers in the city. The partnership will give the tricycle drivers an alternative means of livelihood as independent delivery service riders using the mobile app platform of JoyRide and Happy Move. “Our tricycle […] The post Valenzuela City trikers become delivery riders appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsMay 30th, 2020Related News

Clark Airport upbeat on new leadership

The recent appointment of former Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency chief Aaron Aquino as the new president of the Clark International Airport Corp. is a “positive step towards further strengthening the agency’s capacity to develop the civil aviation complex,” Joshua Bingcang, outgoing officer-in-charge of CIAC, said Friday......»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: FinanceMay 29th, 2020Related News

Pentecost during a pandemic

Metro Manila and most of the country are about to emerge from months of strict lockdown. But are people safe to leave the safety of their homes, reopen their businesses or go to work and face the crowd of people who are certain to flood the streets and workplaces? Will there be a resurgence or worse, a new wave of infections as a result of the easing of restrictions on movement and travel to jumpstart the economy after a prolonged inactivity? Are Filipinos socially responsible enough to live differently moving forward? Is this a question of health/safety considerations as against economy and financial considerations?.....»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: NewsMay 29th, 2020Related News

Hackers left customer data untouched — PLDT

PLDT Inc. on Friday assured the public that data of its customers are safe, dousing fears of data breach after a group of hackers infiltrated the Twitter account of the telco giant's customer service......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: FinanceMay 29th, 2020Related News

BREN Esports, Sunsparks advance in Mobile Legends Bang Bang Professional League-Philippines (MPL-PH) Season 5

BREN Esports survived a huge scare while Sunsparks took down its arch-rival to advance to the upper bracket finals of the SMART-Mobile Legends Bang Bang Professional League-Philippines (MPL-PH) Season 5, Friday. Entering the playoffs as the top-ranked team of the regular season, powerhouse BREN Esports found themselves in a tight tussle against fourth-seed Execration. Despite falling behind in the early part of Game One, BREN was able to put up a come-from-behind victory to take a 1-0 advantage which Execration eventually tied in Game Two at 1-all. Ch4knu (Grock) once again proved that he’s built for the big stage, invading BREN’s jungle continuously to give Execration the upper hand in the early minutes of the deciding Game Three. Execration managed to put up a commanding 28,482 gold lead compared to BREN’s 21,403 in the nine-minute mark of the game, while also taking the lead in the kill department with a 10-5 score. With the lord already on Execration’s side, the BREN side composed of KarlTzy (Ling), Ribo (Angela), Lastii (Atlas), Coco (Carmilla), and Pheww (Kaja) was able to put up a huge defensive stand in the middle lane, erasing E2MAX (Selena), Z4pnu (Uranus), Hate (Lancelot), Bennyqt (Helcurt), and Ch4knu through a five-man wipe to even the scales. After winning the clash, BREN slowly took control of the game with KarlTzy leading the way. But Execration did not give up just yet, with both Z4pnu and Ch4knu cutting the lanes to further extend the game. However, BREN got its much-needed separation after Lastii outplayed Execration’s initiation by performing a four-man fatal link, leaving Z4pnu the last man standing while also putting an end to Execration’s tough stand. KarlTzy finished with a monster stat line of 24 kills, 11 assists, and two deaths while Ribo led the supporting cast with three kills and a whopping 28 assists to tow BREN Esports to the upper bracket finals. “Siguro [lamang] lang kami sa disiplina, saka sa decision making at experience na lang din po kaya kami naka-lamang sa kanila,” said Karl “KarlTzy” Nepomuceno moments after their Game Three win. Hate ended up with nine kills, three assists, and eight deaths for the lower bracket-bound Execration. Meanwhile, Sunsparks continued its mastery of ONIC PH, 2-1, to take the second seat in the upper bracket finals. Despite dropping the series opener, the reigning kings of MPL-PH were able to bounce back strong, taking the next two games of the series to send ONIC PH to the lower bracket. Jaypee (Ling) once again led the way for Sunsparks, putting up five kills and four assists with no deaths while Killuash backstopped his hyper carry with two kills and two assists. Sunsparks and BREN Esports will go up against one another in the upper bracket finals tomorrow at 5:00 p.m. Execration will face the winner between BSB and Blacklist International while ONIC PH will wait for the result of the match-up between SGD-Omega and ULVL. Both games will also be played tomorrow at 2:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m., respectively. Catch the MPL-PH on LIGA SKY Cable channel 86 and SKY Cable HD channel 183 with livestream on,»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsMay 29th, 2020Related News

Fire hits COVID-19 hospital; 5 dead

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AFP) — Five people were killed in a top Bangladesh hospital on Wednesday after a fire swept through a makeshift coronavirus isolation unit, officials said. The blaze occurred in Dhaka’s posh Gulshan neighbourhood and comes as the country faces a rising number of coronavirus cases. Fire service official Kamrul Hasan told AFP the […] The post Fire hits COVID-19 hospital; 5 dead appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsMay 28th, 2020Related News

Lesha& rsquo;s & lsquo;Ciao, Bella& rsquo; gets solid support across the region

“Ciao, Bella,” by electro-pop artist Lesha, has received solid editorial support across Asia via music streaming service Apple Music, Spotify, India’s JioSaavn, and Taiwan’s KKBox......»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: MoviesMay 28th, 2020Related News

Gumagawa sa Build, Build, Build projects pinaalalahan na sumunod sa health protocols

PINAALALAHANAN ni Public Works Sec. Mark Villar ang mga contractor, concessionaire at suppliers ng Build, Build, Build projects na tiyakin na sumusunod ang mga empleyado nito sa itinakdang health protocols. Ayon kay Villar mahalaga na magtuloy na ang paggawa sa mga malalaking proyekto ng gobyerno na makatutulong sa pag-angat ng ekonomiya. “The resumption of civil […] The post Gumagawa sa Build, Build, Build projects pinaalalahan na sumunod sa health protocols appeared first on Bandera......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsMay 28th, 2020Related News

UN calls for halt of hostilities after mortar shelling in Maguindanao

In a statement Thursday, the UN in the Philippines called attacks that result in the death of innocent children “unacceptable.”.....»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsMay 28th, 2020Related News

PLDT support Twitter account hacked but network safe

The Twitter account of PLDT's customer service was hacked, and the hackers said Globe would be next......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: FinanceMay 28th, 2020Related News

MLB: Players want more games, no more salary cuts

By RONALD BLUM AP Baseball Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Baseball players appeared likely to propose increasing the number of regular-season games this year while holding to their demand for full prorated salaries, people familiar with their deliberations told The Associated Press. A day after Major League Baseball proposed a sliding scale of salary slashing for a pandemic-delayed season in ballparks without fans, the union held a conference call that included its executive board, player representatives and alternate player representatives, the people said. They spoke on condition of anonymity because no details were announced. One of the people said many players were angered by the proposal teams made Tuesday. It was unclear when the union will respond to MLB's plan, the people said. Stars Mike Trout and Gerrit Cole would lose the most under MLB's plan, about 77% of the $36 million each they were set to be paid this season. In all, there are 133 players whose contracts call for salaries of $10 million or more, not including shares of signing bonuses. A big leaguer earning $1 million or less would keep at least 43% of his salary under the six-tier scale. That includes a share of $200 million earmarked for players that is contingent on the postseason being completed. About 460 of approximately 900 players on rosters and injured lists when spring training was stopped in mid-March due to the new coronavirus make $1 million or less. Trout and Cole would be cut to about $8 million each. Colorado’s Nolan Arenado would drop from $35 million to $7.84 million. “Interesting strategy of making the best most marketable players potentially look like the bad guys,” Milwaukee pitcher Brett Anderson tweeted. The players’ association called the proposal “extremely disappointing.” The union has argued players already accepted a cut to prorated shares of their salaries in a March 26 agreement and should not have to bargain again. MLB would like to start the season around the Fourth of July in empty ballparks and proposed an 82-game regular-season schedule. It claims teams would lose billions of dollars by playing with no ticket money and gate-related revenue. “This season is not looking promising,” New York Mets pitcher Marcus Stroman tweeted. “Keeping the mind and body ready regardless.” Union head Tony Clark has not commented publicly on MLB’s proposal and has said very little publicly since late March. Agent Scott Boras has repeatedly criticized MLB for proposing more salary reductions and has questioned the accuracy of management’s financial claims. “Hearing a LOT of rumors about a certain player agent meddling in MLBPA affairs,” Cincinnati pitcher Trevor Bauer tweeted Wednesday. “If true — and at this point, these are only rumors — I have one thing to say... Scott Boras, rep your clients however you want to, but keep your damn personal agenda out of union business.” Boras did not respond to a request for comment on Bauer’s remarks. “Working together to manage the public health issue has brought great solidarity among the players,” Boras said earlier in the day. “They are a strong united front and resolute in their support of the MLBPA.” A season with more games would lead to players earning a higher percentage of their original salaries. MLB says that without fans each additional game would result in a $640,000 loss. Brewers chairman Mark Attanasio told the Greater Milwaukee Committee on Tuesday “the be-careful-what-you-wish-for part is hours every day.” “It’s got to come together very quickly or we won’t be able to, we will just run out of time," he said. “To pay players at a full contract rate, pretty much 90% of that would go to pay them and wouldn’t cover any other costs.” Details of the plan have been disclosed to the AP by several people familiar with the proposal. They spoke on condition of anonymity because details had not been announced. MLB’s proposal says that within 48 hours of the ratification of an agreement for player compensation terms and health and safety protocols, the commissioner’s office would announce a proposed timeline for the resumption of the season. The resumption would include a training period of at least 21 days, and each team would be allowed a maximum of three exhibition games, all in the final seven days of the training period. Opening day would be in early July, and the final scheduled regular-season game would be no later than Sept. 27 — the same as in the original 2020 schedule. Issues such as roster size, trade deadlines, series length and treatment of the luxury tax would be delegated to a subcommittee. ___ AP Sports Writer Steve Megargee in Milwaukee contributed to this report......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsMay 28th, 2020Related News

Makati reminds residents of COVID-19 Hotline 168

CALOOCAN CITY, May 28 (PIA) -- The Makati City Government today reminded residents of its COVID-19 Hotline 168 in case they may need to avail free medical consultation or emergency medical service......»»

Source: Manilanews ManilanewsCategory: NewsMay 28th, 2020Related News

SoKor predicts shrinking economy due to virus outbreak

South Korea’s economy is expected to suffer its first annual contraction since the 1990s as a result of the coronavirus, the central bank forecast Thursday as it cut interest rates to a record low. The world’s 12th-largest economy will shrink 0.2 percent, the Bank of Korea (BOK) predicted a dramatic downgrade from the 2.1-percent growth it […] The post SoKor predicts shrinking economy due to virus outbreak appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsMay 28th, 2020Related News

Ordeal continues for OFWs

Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra on Wednesday ordered the National Prosecution Service to give priority to cases involving local government officials who continue to refuse entry to repatriated overseas Filipino workers who have been cleared of COVID-19......»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: NewsMay 28th, 2020Related News

Okada Manila cuts 1K workers

Okada Manila is reducing its workforce through a retrenchment program as a result of the difficult business environment brought about by the coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 pandemic......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: FinanceMay 28th, 2020Related News

WHAT IF: Eduard Folayang had stopped Eddie Alvarez back in 2019?

In August of 2019, the Mall of Asia Arena in Metro Manila played host to arguably one of the biggest matches in ONE Championship lightweight history.  In one corner was Filipino mixed martial arts icon and hometown favorite Eduard “The Landslide” Folayang, a two-time ONE Lightweight World Champion who was looking to bounce back after dropping the title to Japanese legend Shinya Aoki in Japan earlier that year.  Standing in the opposite corner was American star Eddie “The Underground King” Alvarez, a former UFC and Bellator Lightweight Champion and one of ONE’s biggest acquisitions in recent memory. Like Folayang, Alvarez was also looking to get back on track after a disappointing KO loss to Timofey Nastyukhin in his ONE debut.  Considered a dream match by ONE Championship fans, Folayang versus Alvarez was billed as East versus West. One of ONE’s pioneers against one of ONE’s newest stars.  As much as the storylines made the match very intriguing, the stakes were quite high as well.  With the semifinals of the then-ongoing ONE Lightweight World Grand Prix doomed by injuries, the Folayang-Alvarez bout was elevated to Grand Prix semifinals status, meaning that the winner would go on to face Turkish knockout artist Saygid “Dagi” Guseyn Arslanaliev in the Finals at ONE: CENTURY.  For Folayang, it was a step towards reclaiming the title that he held at the start of the year. For Alvarez, it was a way to erase the memory of his bitter debut loss and also a step closer towards capturing his third major world championship.  While the Folayang-Alvarez was the third-to-the last bout on the bill, for many of the Pinoy fans in attendance at the MOA Arena that night, it sure felt like the main event.  From the opening bell, the crowd was buzzing, anxious to see of their hometown hero could pull off the massive victory.  Chants of “Folayang! Folayang!” rang through MoA Arena just seconds before the Pinoy connected on a solid counter left hook that definitely got the American star’s attention.  After a flurry of kicks from Folayang, the briefly fell into a nervous silence as Alvarez caught a leg kick and managed to get Folayang to the ground before trapping him in a standing guillotine.  Folayang simply shrugged off the half-hearted submission attempt, much to the delight of the partisan-Pinoy crowd. So far so good for Team Philippines.  A flying knee from Alvarez collided with a spinning back kick from Folayang, which elicited some oohs and ahhs from the crowd, which was ready to go off as soon as their bet landed something big.  Folayang began to pick up steam as he launched strike after strike, throwing kicks, punches, and elbows. It was clear that the Team Lakay star was in control of the stand-up aspect of the fight.  Then, at the 3:37 mark of the first round, the big strike that the fans were waiting for finally came. Folayang, with his massive tree-trunk legs, whipped a right low kick that connected on Alvarez’s left leg, sending the American down to the mat. The way Alvarez sat back down, it looked like he was hurt.  Sensing blood in the water, Folayang went for the kill and began dropping fists as Alvarez tried to defend himself. A failed armbar attempt from Alvarez forced Folayang to reposition himself, moving into side control while still throwing hammerfist after hammerfist.  Then, all of a sudden, Alvarez managed to slip his right hand in between Folayang’s legs and then flip the Pinoy over. Just like that, it was Alvarez who was on top.  Unlike his Pinoy opponent however, Alvarez remained calm and slowly transitioned into full mount. Making things worse, Folayang, likely looking to prevent and ground and pound damage, turned and gave up his back.  Almost immediately, Alvarez sinked his hooks in and flattened Folayang out before locking in a rear naked choke and forcing the Pinoy to tap out.  While he did win, Alvarez would miss out on the Finals anyway after an injury would force him to withdraw as well. As a result, Dagi ended up facing - and losing to - reigning ONE Lightweight World Champion Christian Lee.  Folayang was offered the Finals spot against Dagi, but last-minute visa issues would prevent him from being able to step up.  The loss was quite a painful one to swallow, not just for Folayang, but also for the fans.  Folayang admitted after the fight that he had rushed to get the finish, causing him to be a bit careless and make some costly mistakes.  "I was too eager to get the finish, and I think that’s the mistake, I became impatient, and I wanted to finish him as soon as possible but it didn’t go that way, so, that happened," Folayang explained.  But WHAT IF Folayang hadn’t rushed? Close your eyes and imagine:  After chopping Alvarez down with the leg kick at the 3:37 mark, Folayang pounced and picked his spots, landing some good shots to the head, enough to stun the American and force the referee to step in and stop the fight.  Or, what if instead of pouncing, Folayang allowed the visibly hurt Alvarez to get back up and from there, continued to punish The Underground King’s leg (or legs) en route to a TKO finish.  Folayang would have booked his ticked to the ONE Lightweight Grand Prix Finals. More importantly, Folayang would have been able to add Alvarez to the name of legend’s he’s beaten, and it would have skyrocketed his stock to even greater heights.  Would he have been able to defeat Dagi in the Finale? Of course it was very much possible. At the rate Dagi was knocking guys out up to that point, Folayang would have likely been considered an underdog, but a high-level striker like Folayang is never without his chances.  If Folayang had been able to get past Dagi as well, it would set up a very intriguing matchup between himself and Lee, which could have been a good matchup for the Pinoy star.  Now, Folayang finds himself once again looking to bounce back following a close loss to Dutch striker Pieter Buist.  Still hungry for a third run as world champion, Folayang will need to work his way back to the top of the division.  Who knows? Maybe two or three wins in, Folayang could find himself standing opposite Alvarez once again, with the chance to re-write history. .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsMay 27th, 2020Related News