Category: Philippines

Safety is major cause for concern for actors returning to work


  It’s going to be hard to focus,” said Khalil Ramos when asked what he expected to be the most challenging aspect of being an actor returning to work more than two months after quarantine was imposed to help curb the spread of the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. “Just going to the grocery store, I already have a lot going on in my mind when it comes to remaining virus-free and practicing social distancing from people,” Khalil said during the seventh series of the online panel discussion, “Actor’s Cue.” Khalil participated in the discussion along with Rocco Nacino, Kelvin Miranda, Tony Labrusca, Louise Abuel, Kokoy de Santos and Christian Bables. “Actor’s C…

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Elections in the time of pandemic

Credit to Author: Lito Averia| Date: Tue, 26 May 2020 17:07:51 +0000

THE coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic has kept everyone preoccupied, counting the mounting confirmed cases, recoveries and, sadly, deaths. The whole country has been on lockdown for at least two months now, putting economic activities to a halt. The end of the government-imposed quarantine is yet uncertain. The public has been advised to adjust to the […]

Shafts of light, slivers of hope in a traumatized world

Credit to Author: Marlen V. Ronquillo| Date: Tue, 26 May 2020 17:04:17 +0000

AS the leaders of the two great powers hunker down into their derangement bunkers to inflict more pain on the broader world (United States President Donald Trump and his thousand and one dysfunctions, and Chinese President Xi Jinping and his power grabs), two European leaders have agreed to ease the economic pains of the European Union members battered […]

Can the Deegong hack it?

Credit to Author: Lito Monico C. Lorenzana| Date: Tue, 26 May 2020 16:59:52 +0000

Economic collapse and death of thousands FIVE months into the pandemic and six to eight weeks of quarantine and lockdowns, several countries intent on mitigating the contagion and reopening their economies came out with varying strategies and results. Some opened their economies too early and were hit by a second wave, while others are now in the process of economic […]

Spain declares 10-day mourning period for dead


MADRID — The Spanish government is declaring a 10-day mourning period to pay tribute to nearly 27,000 confirmed deaths from the coronavirus. Starting Wednesday until June 5, flags will be at half-mast in more than 14,000 public buildings across the nation as well as on the navy’s vessels, the government announced on Tuesday. King Felipe VI, as Spain’s head of state, will preside over a solemn ceremony to honor the dead once the country emerges from its strict lock-down rules. The victims were “men and women whose lives have been suddenly cut short, leaving friends and family in great pain, both from the sudden loss and from the difficult circumstances in which it has occurred…

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Shawn Porter prefers Pacquiao’s career over Mayweather’s


MANILA, Philippines — Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. will always be intertwined with one another as rivals and as two of the best fighters of their generation. Their celebrated careers are often compared to despite their contrasting styles. Mayweather has the advantage when it comes to record after he retired with an unblemished 50-0 mark, which includes a unanimous decision win over Pacquiao five years ago in their only meeting. But even so, that didn’t stop former two-time welterweight champion Shawn Porter from choosing Pacquiao over Mayweather in response to a fan’s question during the third episode of Impact Network’s “Stars and Champions” show hosted by Dan …

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German nurse found guilty of serving tranquilized cookies


BERLIN — A nurse at a German hospital has been convicted of causing dangerous bodily harm for twice serving homemade cookies laced with tranquilizers to her colleagues. The 54-year-old woman was found guilty Tuesday of putting out the cookies in a kitchenette of the hospital in the town of Bad Nauheim in September 2017 and March 2019, the dpa news agency reported. Several colleagues reported health problems associated with eating the baked goods. The nurse was sentenced to three years in prison by the Giessen regional court. She was initially charged with attempted murder in one case, but the court found there had been no intent to kill. She denied the allegations. The verd…

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A class squeezed in between

Credit to Author: Ei Sun Oh| Date: Tue, 26 May 2020 16:56:09 +0000

IN my last article, I mentioned some of the more generous wage subsidy schemes, some to the tune of over 80 percent of the normal wages paid, which were rolled out by more developed countries to shore up primarily their small and medium enterprises (SMEs), something which the SME counterparts in most developing countries could […]

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