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Saturday, September 4, 2021

The healthcare system is breaking yet IATF recommends lifting travel bans to 10 countries

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“What we have been fearing to happen has already happened. Our healthcare system can no longer handle our COVID-19 cases,” Dr. Maricar Limpin, convenor of the Healthcare Professional Alliance Against COVID-19, said.


This is true.. Yung malaking government hospital dito sa amin, nag emergency hiring ng nurses sa covid ward, kasi ang dami na ng pasyente. Pami-pamilya ang nasa isolation areas sa hospital. Lahat symptomatic. Unlike before na isa lang nagpopositive sa bahay, ngayon, ubusan na. 

But the DOH and IATF are saying differently and deciding against reality...Ang pinaka-kawawa dito eh yung mga pasyente.


I hope the DoH can straighten out its figures. Kapag sila ang nagsalita, parang everything is under control. Pero pag pinakinggan mo naman ang private hospitals and doctors, uma ARAY na sila sa hirap. Ano ba talaga DoH? 

There is no healthcare facility if there are no healthcare workers. That is the truth.

But when "talk to the people" happens, it's nothing but grown men patting themselves on the back?   Good job DOH, good job President, good job build-build-build, good job IATF,...the country handled Covid very well.  Now what??? 

This is the result when those who are in position fail to speak out against the root cause of the problem. Ironic since they are the doctors. They would not even speak up against the face shield requirement when it's been exposed as nothing but official racket.

Pandemic is the government's business.. Remember the reason why they dropped the ball at hindi natuloy bumili ng Pfizer vaccine nung una because of who knows? Heto pala,  medical supplies ay overpriced.. plus Sinovac needs them then.  Now more money for the government,  tapos i-oopen ang travel restrictions pala para magkaroon tayo ng Mu variant?

"President Duterte has approved the recommendation of the IATF to lift the travel restrictions on 10 countries effective September 6, 2021, presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said."

The IATF recommendation is to lift current travel restrictions on India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, United Arab Emirates, Oman, Thailand, Malaysia, and Indonesia starting Monday, September 6.

IATF recommends to lift current travel restrictions

IATF approves granular lockdown starting with NCR, even if we’re currently at 20k+ new cases daily and 28% positivity rate.

From one stupid idea to the next! The IATF IS ON A ROLL SINCE MARCH 2020!

IATF is living up to its motto: "The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again but expecting a different result."

The IATF is a waste of time and money! They shouldn't be contemplating if we will ease quarantine classification when our country is facing 20K cases per day. Once again, it will be our healthcare industry that will immensely suffer from this! 

We are losing because we are choosing economy vs health without realizing that economy will never rebound when people are sick and dying.

The government lifted travel restrictions on 10 countries..and yet the people of the Philippines need to go through a lot travel restrictions & travel requirements visiting other places in our own country. 

Bakit kaya ganoon? Hindi na nga tayo magkanda ugaga sa pagpigil ng local transmissions, dadagdagan pa nila?

Sabaw na ba sila? Kailangan i manage local transmission tapos mag oopen pa sa ibang countries? Are they out of their minds?

Is that a smart move considering hospitals are filled to the brim and Filipinos are asked to stay home? Welcome welcome welcome one and all to the Philippines?

It's SUICIDE!!! Ganoon ba ka desperate na kumita ng pera ang gobyernong ito eh hindi pa mai-stabilize ang sitwasyon dito sa bansa natin?! Babagsak talaga tayo niyan sa ginagawa nila!

Sorry na lang po bawal daw kayo magreklamo sabi ni Teddybird at ng mga DDS. Yang mga ganyan ay ngawngaw lang daw ng mga teroristang NPA. Pasensyahan po. 

The Philippine government's corruption is KILLING COVID PATIENTS. 

It never stops to amass more. 

Napakagaling talaga ng binoto ng taong bayan! It’s dreadful to think kung ilang matinong presidente at ilang taon ang bubunuin para lang maitama ang ginagawa ng administration na to talaga. Not to mention yung budget for 2022?! Parang wala ng consideration for COVID.

Let us learn from this mistake, vote wisely, support genuine public service.

Friday, September 3, 2021

ECQ, MCQ, TARANTADONG KALBO VOLUME 2 online book launch on September 4 , 5pm


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"Tarantandong Kalbo" is back to vaxx readers with a new collection of komiks from the first half of 2021, the sequel to the worst year of our lives!

After being named as one of the best books of the year by critic Ruel S. De Vera,  "Tarantadong Kalbo" continues to effortlessly weave humor and seriousness to incorporate critical social commentary in the time of the pandemic.

Kevin Eric Raymundo is an animation director, graphic illustrator and comic / satire artist. He has worked on various animated series and films both local and broad like ‘My Little Pony’, ‘Curious George’, & ‘Hayop Ka’. He is more commonly known as the webcomic artist ‘Tarantadong Kalbo’ which roughly translates to ‘Mister shamelessly disrespectful foolish baldy’. He is bald in real life.


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The Philippine International Comics Online Festival is organized by KOMIKET and supported by the National Book Development Board, Film Development Council of the Philippines, Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines, Bureau of Copyright and Related Rights, British Council Philippines, French Embassy of France to the Philippines, SIKAP Creative Content Creators Association of the Philippines, Thames International and WACOM. 

Duterte wants to audit Red Cross which is not a part of government


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"Gusto ko talaga makita ang audit talaga ng Red Cross. And maybe I can, I will demand... the executive department will demand that we will furnish copies of your audit taken by COA and COA to give us the copy so that we can review also what you have audited at tignan namin kung tama o hindi," President Duterte said.

However, the Philippine Red Cross is not subject to a COA audit because it is not a government agency.

President Duterte demanded that the Commission on Audit (COA) should audit Philippine Red Cross, after he accused the organization's chairman and Senator Richard Gordon of using it as a "milking cow."

Duterte said Gordon was investigating the purchases of COVID-19 supplies not in aid of legislation, but to pursue his "personal political interest," adding he received news that the former was interested in running for vice president in #Eleksyon2022.


Duterte is really sick. Somebody get a psychiatrist. This president is mentally disturbed.

Also, the president always boasts his profession as a lawyer. Where now is his lucid mind, if there's any, to ask COA to audit a non-government agency? He's really swaying the public opinion just to cover up the real matters on hand.

Time to vote for leaders like Vico. Our only hope in saving this countey is to train more leaders with breeding like his.

“The Philippine government does not own the PNRC. The PNRC does not have government assets and does not receive any appropriation from the Philippine Congress.”

"Ako abogado ako. Parehas naman tayong abogado. Pumasa sa bar. Gusto mo bukas magdebate tayo!"

The Dunning-Kruger effect is a type of cognitive bias in which people believe that they are smarter and more capable than they really are. Essentially, low ability people do not possess the skills needed to recognize their own incompetence.

“Iyan ang ano ko, iyan ang—doon ako nag—naano sa… Wala talaga. Except si Roque, nagdala ng hamburger doon. I went there 10 times. The last time nga nabutas ‘yung chopper. And I spent hanggang gabi. Hindi ako pumunta doon—nagpunta ako ng hapon hanggang gabi. Iyan ang ano,”

Does Duterte know the difference of government agencies and private entities ? Paano nakapasa sa bar exam ito at naging abogado!

Tay, okay ka lang ba? NGO po yan hindi ka yata abodago. Ay tama hindi ka pala tunay na abogado, dahil wala ka namang naipanalo na kaso kahit isa. Malala ka na talaga PRRD. Bawasan mo kasi ang pagyuyuyat.

Isama na niya foundation ni Pacquiao at baka ninanakaw niya sarili niyang pera. Lol! Ano na Pilipinas, boboto ba tayo o bobo to? hahaha!

I audit pa natin Jollibee at Andok’s! Sakaling malaman natin kung saan galing ang manok, o di kaya malaman natin kung sinong nauna, itlog o manok. Hahahaha!

Malala na ang sayad ni Digong! Dati galit sa COA ngayon gusto ipa audit sa COA ang Red Cross na walang naman jurisdiction ang COA. Daming problema ng Pilipinas tapos may sayad ang presidente!

This should have been edited out but Bong Go probably doesn't understand that the Red Cross is an NGO and not subject to a COA audit either. 

Duterte is wasting government resources with his late night shows whose content is as rubbish as… What have we done to deserve this display of idiocy?

Labas na mga PRRD fanatic fan clubs diyan ... Simulat sapul ang tanong ng bayan bakit lumaki ang utang ng pinas ng 11.7 trillion ?? Pucha, nahihirapan na nga bumangon ang Pilipinas, mas pinahihirapan pa ... Malala na nga mga dating admins ng gobyerno pero mas lumala pa ngayon ... Duterte admin ang pinakamalala sa lahat na humawak sa pilipinas ...

Mga kababayan, we all know that when PDutz creates noise, he's just diverting our attention because HE'S HIDING SOMETHING that he doesn't want us to see. May anomalya na namang ginagawa sila ng mga kampon niya.

The Filipino people demand COA to audit the heads of DDS. It seems that they dont have any thing inside other than their poon naseraan. lol

Thursday, September 2, 2021

PLDT Enterprise powers connectivity of San Remigio, Antique


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The Municipality of San Remigio, Antique is now enjoying top of the line high-speed fiber internet connectivity—powered by PLDT Enterprise—which boosts the municipal government’s efforts in improving public service delivery to its more than 38,000 constituents.

The business-to-business arm of the largest fully integrated telecommunications provider in the country PLDT has partnered with San Remigio Mayor Mar Mission Jr. for internet services that will support online education and deliver communications services within the province.

The municipal mayor expressed his gratitude for the telco’s assistance as it soon installs connectivity facilities in the barangays of San Remigio, as his request to PLDT Chairman Manuel V. Pangilinan.

“As we all know, if the communication in an area is poor, definitely the progress will be slow too. In this modern world with modern technology, if you don’t have the means for efficient communication, definitely you are left behind,” the San Remigio mayor said.

The municipal government availed standard enterprise broadband services which are currently installed at the municipal hall that can be used by its employees and students.

With the connectivity services in place, the San Remigio mayor expressed his aspirations for the town to be paperless wherein government transactions can be done digitally. He noted that this would boost the municipality’s bid to a more sustainable province as the reduction of paper trails would equate to the conservation of more trees, improvement of waste management, and reduction of carbon footprint.

Mission expressed his gratitude to the telco company for its immediate response to his request in line with his commitment to improving the online education capabilities of the town “so that the students and teachers won't be burdened by intermittent Internet connection especially during this COVID-19 pandemic.”

Chito Franco, PLDT Enterprise Vice President for Small and MicroBiz, said that PLDT Enterprise immediately took charge in heeding to the request for connectivity in the said province as this is the foundation of digital transformation.

“It is our privilege to serve our local and municipal governments when it comes to their call for strong broadband connectivity and mobile needs. And we at PLDT Enterprise are committing our best efforts to provide them the relevant technology and enable the LGUs in their digital journey and service delivery,” said Franco.

“As we push and continue the momentum of offering solutions to LGU’s especially to far-flung areas, we would be able to help in closing the gap and promote digital literacy across the country, one LGU at a time" he added.

PLDT Enterprise has been partnering with various local government units across the country for the activation of internet connectivity facilities and services to support the online education and online businesses of their constituents.

PLDT and Smart’s push to provide connectivity for all is aligned with the group’s long-standing commitment to help the Philippines attain the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, particularly SDG #9: Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure and SDG #11: Sustainable Cities and Communities.

For more information, visit pldtenterprise.com. 

Catarman Airport inaugurated


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Opportunities for growth are in the province of Northern Samar as the Department of Transportation (DOTr), together with the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) formally inaugurates today, 02 September 2021, the upgraded Catarman Airport.

DOTr Secretary Art Tugade led the formal opening of the improved gateway as he stressed the importance of developing and upgrading airports across the country regardless of size or capacity.

"Nakita ko 'yung potential ng tourism na andoon sa Catarman. Baka manatiling potensyal 'yan forever kung hindi aayusin 'yung paliparan. Kaya ito ‘ho ‘yung pangalawang dahilan na nagtulak sa akin na ayusin 'yung paliparan nang sa ganoon ay mabigyang-buhay at patotoo 'yung potensyal ng turismo ng Catarman," Secretary Tugade said.

“Hindi ‘ho ba na dapat lang na ang improvement ay dapat gawin sa maliit na lugar para magkaroon naman sila ng opurtunidad para lumaki at lumago? Ang development projects ‘ho ng Pangulong Duterte do not, and are not, predicated on size, nor it is predicated on [voting] population. It is predicated on the lead for development. Because development and growth apply to all,” the Transportation Chief said.

The CAAP said that prior to its upgrade, the Catarman Airport can only accommodate 50 passengers at any given time.









With the upgraded Passenger Terminal Building (PTB), the capacity of the airport has been tripled and can now accommodate 150 passengers at any given time or around 50,000 passengers annually. This significant capacity increase aims to help the whole projected 250,000 tourists and travelers coming within the region, as well as travelers from outside and nearby regions using different ports of entries once quarantine restrictions are relaxed.

Upgrades in the Catarman Airport include a new perimeter fence, a re-blocked apron pavement, and asphalt overlay and shoulder grade correction at the runway. Added improvements include the construction of a fire station building, a powerhouse, and a flight service station. The added renovation works were completed August of this year, ahead of its target completion date.

For his part, CAAP Director General Capt. Jim Sydiongco underscored the advantage of sound cooperation among government agencies and local government units to realize development projects that will boost enhanced mobility and connectivity in the country.

“Under the staunch guidance of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and with the dedicated leadership of DOTr Secretary Art Tugade, and the continued commitment of the entire DOTr, CAAP, and the LGU to improve the Catarman Airport, progress in the municipality and Northern Samar’s transport sector will continue to take flight,” DG Sydiongco said.

Meanwhile, Northern Samar 1st District Representative Paul Daza expressed his appreciation to the national government for finally upgrading the facilities of their airport.

“If you saw this airport 10 years ago, malaki po ang pinag-iba. Talagang sira-sira at ang liit. And then the big typhoons came, and we were desperate. The DOTr did not just funded the repair. There were many improvements in the airport,” Rep. Daza said.

RISE conference is returning to Hong Kong in March 2022


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Today, the company behind RISE and “the world’s most influential tech event”, Web Summit, announced that RISE will be returning to Hong Kong in March 2022 as an in-person event. 

RISE was launched in Hong Kong in 2015, where it has already been successfully hosted five times and where, according to CNBC, it has become Asia’s largest tech event. 

Over the years, the event has gathered many thousands of global tech founders, startups, investors and members of the media to the city. The event has become an important opportunity for eastern and western companies to make connections in new markets. 

Past speakers have included Alibaba co-founder and executive vice chairman Joseph Tsai, Stripe co-founder and president John Collison, Magic Leap CEO Peggy Johnson, and Sequoia Capital founding managing partner Neil Shen. 

We are extremely grateful for the support the city of Hong Kong has given RISE over the last five years, and we couldn’t be more excited to return in-person in 2022. We’ve seen the region's tech and startup economy grow from strength to strength since we launched RISE in 2015,” said Paddy Cosgrave, co-founder and CEO of RISE conference and Web Summit. 

“We always intended to come back to Hong Kong at some stage. RISE has grown to what it is today after five successful years in the city. The event has now become an important nexus that connects the east and the rest of the world. CEOs and investors from around the world want a window into the region, and vice versa,”  he continued. 

"I’m very excited to see RISE, a world-renowned tech event, returning to Hong Kong. This is a testimony of Hong Kong’s success to containing the pandemic and keeping infection rate among the lowest in the world, thereby giving international event organisers confidence that they can stage their events here safely. I am sure the staging of RISE will showcase Hong Kong’s capacity to deliver amid the challenges posed by the epidemic, and connect our tech start-up ecosystem with that of the globe. I look forward to welcoming more world class business events to Hong Kong, injecting new vigour into our economy.” said  Hong Kong’s secretary for commerce and economic development, Edward Yau. 

We welcome the return of RISE to Hong Kong for another five years in 2022–2026. The city’s state-of-the-art infrastructure and venues, complemented with a favourable business environment and unique travel experiences, are all part of the equation reflecting Hong Kong’s appeal for international business events. With Hong Kong’s strategic location in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, event participants can also capitalise on the multitude of opportunities in the region. With the strong commitment to hygiene and safety across all community sectors, the city is gearing up for a new milestone, and the HKTB will continue to make its best efforts to maintain Hong Kong’s status as The World’s Meeting Place.” said HKTB chairman YK Pang.  

Hosting RISE in the coming 5 years bears an impactful significance to the recovery of Hong Kong’s MICE sector, as it marks the return of top-class international events to Hong Kong. With stringent anti-epidemic measures in place and our quality service, we will continue to work closely with organisers to deliver world-class events to maintain Hong Kong as the Asia’s premier meeting hub and attract more international events to the city” added AsiaWorld-Expo chairman Ng Chi-kee. 

The city boasts a growing and diverse startup economy. Between 2018 and 2020, the number of local startups rose 28 percent to 3,360, with non-locals counting for 26 percent of founders. Additionally, in 2020, foreign direct investment to Hong Kong surged by 62 percent year-on-year, to US$119 billion, making Hong Kong the third largest FDI recipient in the world, behind the United States (US$156.3 billion) and mainland China (US$149.3 billion). According to the World Bank, Hong Kong is number three in the world for doing business. 

RISE will now take place as an in-person conference in AsiaWorld-Expo (the AWE) from March 14–17, 2022.

'On The Job: The Missing 8’ Set for World Premiere in Venice Film Festival


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To set the first Philippine Film Industry Month in motion this September, “On The Job: The Missing 8” by Erik Matti, the only Asian film selected to compete, will proudly represent the country in the 78th Venice International Film Festival in Italy from September 1 to 11. 

The crime thriller sequel to Matti’s film “On The Job”, “On The Job: The Missing 8” will have its world premiere competing for the Golden Lion, the highest award in the Venezia 78 Competition, against 20 other entries. Academy Award Best Director Bong Joon-ho of multi-awarded South Korean film “Parasite” will preside over the competition jury.

The competing film centers around a corrupt media man, played by John Arcilla, who seeks for justice for the disappearance of his colleagues, crosses paths with an inmate-hitman, played by Dennis Trillo. The film also stars Dante Rivero, Christopher De Leon, Lotlot De Leon, Leo Martinez, Joey Marquez, Eric Fructuoso, Vandolph Quizon, Agot Isidro, Sol Cruz, Wendell Ramos, Lao Rodriguez, Andrea Brillantes, Isabelle De Leon, Megan Young, Levi Ignacio, and Carlitos Sigueon-Reyna.

On September 12, the first three episodes from the six-part HBO Asia Original series “On The Job” will premiere exclusively on HBO GO, with new episodes every Sunday.

“On The Job: The Missing 8’’ Screening Schedule

 

      On The Job Screening

September 9, 7:30 PM - Sala Giardino

September 9, 8:00 PM - Sala Darsena

Access: Press, Industry

 

      On The Job Red Carpet

September 10, 2:30 PM

 

On The Job GALA PREMIERE Screening

2:45 PM - Sala Grande

Access: Tutti gli Accrediti

 

      On The Job Screening

6:30 PM - Rossini 1

Access: Pubblico

 

On The Job Screening

6:30 PM - IMG Candiani 1

Access: Pubblico

 

      On The Job Screening

September 11, 9:30 AM - IMG Candiani 1

September 11, 9:30 AM - Rossini 1

Access: Pubblico

 

September 11, 2:00 PM - Sala Darsena

Access: Pubblico, Tutti gli Accrediti

 

Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) FilmPhilippines Film Location Incentive Program (FLIP) recipient and Epicmedia Productions, Inc. partner, "Electric Child" by Simon Jaquemet and "Plan 75" by Chie Hayakawa, a Japan-France-Philippines co-production, will take part in the Venice Gap-Financing Market, a platform designed to support European and international producers to secure financing for their projects through one-to-one meetings with potential and pertinent international professionals.

"The participation of Matti’s ‘On the Job: The Missing 8’ in Venice commences the very first celebration of the Philippine Film Industry Month. We are proud and honored to be a part of this triumph which will inspire our hopeful Filipino filmmakers and significantly elevate the industry, further promoting the advocacy of the agency," said FDCP Chairperson and CEO Liza Diño.

On September 9, the FDCP will hold events in Venice: On The Job Cocktails, Philippines Production Table and Spot on Screens at the Venice Production Bridge, and the Panel Discussion "From the Philippines to the World: The On The Job Franchise and Exploring New Ways of Global Content Distribution" moderated by Venice Film Festival Programmer Paolo Bertolin with "On The Job" director Matti and producer Dondon Monteverde as panelists.

Founded in 1932, Venice is the oldest film festival in the world. Along with the Cannes Film Festival and the Berlin Film Festival, it is recognized as one of the three most prestigious film festivals in the world. The festival is part of the Venice Biennale, a major cultural festival held every two years that features international art exhibitions, architecture, visual arts, cinema, dance, music, and theatre.

The Venice International Film Festival, with the theme “The Venice Biennale: Cinema in the Time of COVID,” will run from September 1 to 11.

For more information on Venice Film Festival 2021 and the participating films and projects, visit their official website at www.labiennale.org/en/cinema/2021.


Venice International Film Festival 2021

 

Venezia 78 Competition

 

      “On The Job: The Missing 8” by Erik Matti

 

Venice Gap-Financing Market

 

      “Plan 75” by Chie Hayakawa

      “Electric Child” by Simon Jacquemet

 

FDCP Events at Venice

 

      Panel Discussion

Title: From the Philippines to the World: The On The Job Franchise and Exploring New Ways of Global Content Distribution

Date: September 9, 2021 - 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Venue: Spazio Incontri, Hotel Excelsior

 

      On The Job Cocktails

Date: September 9, 2021 - 5:00PM - 6:00PM

Venue: Terrazza dei Fiori

 

      Philippines Production Table and Spot on Screens at the Venice Production Bridge

Date: September 2 - 7, 2021

 

As school year opens, do not forget Learners with Disabilities; urge Congress for immediate approval of Inclusive Education Bill


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Save the Children, the foremost child rights organization in the Philippines, is urging Congress for the immediate approval of the the Bicameral Committee version of the Inclusive Education (IE) Bill for Learners with Disabilities to be signed into law by the President.



“As School Year 2021-2022 is set to open on September 13, we must also consider the welfare of 5.5 Million Learners with Disabilities who have limited access to quality and inclusive education even before the pandemic,” said Atty. Alberto Muyot, Chief Executive Officer of Save the Children Philippines.



“The early enactment of the ‘Inclusive Education Bill’ will provide children with disabilities with equal access and opportunities to quality education thereby making the educational system of our country more inclusive,” Muyot said.



The IE Bill, which is advocated by Save the Children Philippines and partners, was approved on 3rd Reading in the House of Representatives in December 2020 and in the Senate last May 2021.



The organization has raised concerns on the disruption of education among marginalized children and learners in the Philippines who were most impacted by the pandemic – with “lack of support, access to the internet, accessible software and learning materials” as just some of the many factors that “deepen the gap for students with disabilities” as per policy brief “A Disability-Inclusive Response to COVID-19” by the United Nations Sustainable Development Group.



Children with disabilities face “major concerns” accessing: education (51.8%), child development services (50.7%), habilitation and rehabilitation services (48.5%), and general health services (42.8%) according to the “Situation of Children with Disabilities in the Context of COVID19” online survey in 2020 by the Council for the Welfare of Children – Sub-committee for Children with Disabilities. 14.1% of the respondents also cited a “decline in mental health and wellbeing of children” as a result of their inability to access mental health and psychosocial services.



Sierra Paraan, Basic Education Advisor of Save the Children Philippines, believes the IE Bill is crucial in supporting marginalized children during the pandemic, and improving education for all.



“The IE Bill is important in ensuring that the rights of children with disabilities to quality inclusive education are upheld as they, and their families, are among the most impacted by discrimination and inequality during this pandemic,” said Paraan.



The IE Bill seeks to provide learners with disabilities access to public and private schools, support services and capacity building to students, their families/ caregivers, and teachers, including the establishment of Inclusive Learning Resource Centers (ILRC) that will serve as knowledge hubs.



Among many of the IE Bill’s other provisions, an Advisory Council for Education of Learners with Disabilities will be made to support the Department of Education (DepEd) in further improving the country’s educational system, and to provide a support system for parents so they may be able to further care for their children at home. Learners with disabilities who have not had early childhood and basic education services will also receive support through the Child Find System which will identify and facilitate their inclusion in learning programs.



“This is why Save the Children urges everyone to support the bill,” said Paraan.



“With accessible, inclusive, appropriate education and services through the IE Bill, no student will be left behind.”

Wednesday, September 1, 2021

LJ Reyes and Paolo Contis split due to third party?


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Thoughts go to LJ Reyes and anyone who has been cheated on. It’s not and will never be easy. It is degrading and the wounds take time to heal. Hoping anyone who has gone through the same experience gets to meet a good person who is willing to go through the healing journey with you.

LJ Reyes confirmed that she has broken up with Paolo Contis, her boyfriend of six years. 

It must have been so hard for LJ Reyes that she actually felt like she needed to break her silence on an issue that is so personal. Nagtext sya kay Tito boy at a time when she's already leaving for NY. Para bang siniguro nya munang safe sya bago sya magsalita.'

LJ Reyes seemingly opened up how the breakup has affected her and how she felt Paolo had already distanced himself from them. 

When Boy Abunda ask LJ Reyes if there is a 3rd party between her relationship with Paolo Contis, LJ's silence screams so loud. We know LJ. You are a woman and a woman doesn't always need a man to live.

So Paolo Contis left LJ Reyes because of a third party & money. Yon lang malinaw sa interview ni LJ. All the rest malabo. I dont get the "protect my children" line. I feel that LJ couldn't express herself well.Issue is simple, UNFAITHFULNESS & SELFISHNESS. 

I never was a fan of LJ Reyes but my heart is breaking with her right now.

When Aki told LJ Reyes, 'You complete us mom', my heart cried.

Sa mga nega at hindi gets na bakitt pa nagpainterview si LJ reyes pero hindi naman masabi ang specific details ng break-up.

I pity LJ Reyes, but I wish she was able to express her side the same way Bea Alonzo expressed her side during the "ghosting" issue w/ Gerald Anderson. Mas matapang sumagot ng interview si Bea, mas klaro, mas specific. Pinauso pa nga niya "ghosting" & "gaslighting".

For me, it's really hard to go into details. She's torn between wanting to hate the guy but still wanted to respect him because he's still the father of her kids.

This made me think about the ideals surrounding "marriage". It's scary how people could leave that easily.  

It only goes to show that not all things people post on social media are genuine and true. What really counts are the actions of a person towards you. I was rooting for their family before based on their vlogs!

To be Paolo Contis, you don't need to explain your side anymore. That whole hour interview of Lj was enough for us to understand. Kahit huwag na.

Roque claims PPEs sourced by Aquino administration were more expensive


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Malacañang turned the table against the opposition, claiming the PPE bought by the previous administration were even more costlier than those procured by the Duterte administration during the pandemic. 

Spoken like a true troll, DDS - diversion distraction and stupidity! Mars, umayos kayo!

This doesnt justify what the current administration did. I can't believe the reasoning of this fools. They are like immature uneducated people. Seriously.




More deflection and misdirection. If the purchases of the previous administration were anomalous, why were there no allegations from the opposition of that time? I’m sure this would have made some good hearings. Kayo ang pinaguusapan ngayon. Kung aboveboard kayo, no problem.


A COA audit at that time would also show any anomaly. Kaso, wala naman.  

ayaw magpatalo, kukuha ng figures na hindi naman apple to apple doon sa ikinukumpara niya. Troll talaga. The question is may bidding ba na nangyari, baka yun ang lowest bidder at that time, hindi katulad niyan na si Duterte mismo ang namili ng supplier.

14M vs 3B?? Are specs the same? At best pareho kayong kumita.

Pagtabihin ang specs. 3M ang brand ng PPE ng previous admin.

Those PPEs were bought in sets and high quality 3M, branded. May anti-fog lens pa. 

That's how the previous admin cared about the HCWs, providing them with quality protective gears. 

Whataboutism ampucha! Overpriced din malamang nung panahon ni Aguinaldo, so pare pareho kayong magnanakaw, does that make you less guilty??

So pakitaan ng resibo ang strategy? Kung mali man ang ginagawa ng ibang tao o admin/hindi ito lisensya para gayahin o ipagpatuloy.

Ang galing ng counter argument at rebuttal nila sa plunderous acts nila na iniimbestigahan kalkalin yung mga transaction ng nakalipas ng administrasyon which is pathetic. Bakit ba nagpanic na ba kayo na malapit na mabulgar ang kalokohan ninyo?

Hindi ko lubos maisip kung may PANDEMIC na ba sa time ni Pnoy?! Ito style ng mga ito eh kapag may issue against them biglang turo sa Pnoy time. Tanga lang, wala pang Covid sa panahon ni PNoy uy!

May pandemic ba nung panahon ni Pnoy? Pati kung guilty man sila that does not take away na overpriced pa din pinagbibili nyo tapos sa kapadrino ninyo pa binigay yung kontrata. Mahiya ka naman sa balat mo, Roque!

There's no point of comparison in this case. It's so unfair that Roque had to resort with that excuse. At that time of Pnoy there was no pandemic and the situation was so different from what we have now.

Lagi na lang sinasali yung nakaraang admin. Never pa nagtake ng accountability ang gobyernong ito. Panay sisi kay Pnoy.

Wala na kasing maisagot kaya mag-iimbento nalang kung ano-ano!

See how twisted this administration's logic is? If you can't win the argument, cite the previous administration or better yet resort to name-calling and personal attacks.

Nagkalat kayo, pero ituturo mo yung iba and alleged na mas nagkalat din? Para saan? Para maging valid yung pagkakalat mo?  Ganito na ba kababa ang standard ng government natin mag reason out. Pucha promise!

Napaka kalat talaga ng administrasyon ngayon mula sa pinuno hanggang sa mga alipores. Kilos at ugaling basura!

Nagturo na naman. Walang kuwenta talaga. May pandemic na pala ng nakaraang administrasyon. Ginagago talaga taumbayan.

Hukay kalansay pa more, Roque!

This is textbook definition of gaslighting! 

Shameless people.

Roque, present tense ang pandemic. The past administration was almost 6 years ago. You really have no honor. Just because you have no defense against this malfeasance you resort to off tangent blame game. How dare you.

Focus focus, Roque. You are losing the argument. Masyadong pambata ang banat mo. 

Sold na sold ka na talaga?

Wala na, kahit ano na lang maisipan na mga rason. Nakakahiya itong mga ulaga na ito.

Nakakaawa ka Roque! Hirap hirap na kayo sa pagtatakip sa administration na ito. Mag resign na kayo bago pa bumigay ulirat ninyo.

It's very clear how these people succumb to cognitive bias aka false consensus. They always try to justify their actions by claiming that they're not the only ones failing and that whatever they did will always be justifiable given the circumstances.

Turn the tables? That's NOT even a defense..

Roque wants Filipinos to look the other way with a girly-gay cheap shot.. his only brand of lawyering!! 


Roque, kahit ano pa gawin mong paninira sa administration ni Pnoy eh pinaguusapan      dito ay itong 42B transferred from Duque to PS-DBM thru Lao.

Hindi na ito nahiya si Roque na magbuhol ng kasinungalingan! Wala ng lusot ang Duterte administration! Wanted ang mga investors kaibigan/adviser ni Duterte! Kulong na kayong lahat!

Patapos na kayo ng term nyo, si PNoy pa rin tinuturo nyo.. Yang sinasabi mo para sa mga DDS lang yan.. Huwag sa amin!

Deny, divert, deflect and cry, diyan kayo mahusay. That worked before, but now it's time to face the music and get ready for jail time.

And don't worry if you drop the soap, walang magkakainteres na convict sa inyo. Bugbugin puwede pa.

Nakaka stress lang patulan. Sa halip na serbisyo sa bayan. Ang nasa isip paano sila yayaman. Huwag linlangin ang publiko. sagutin ang issue!




Michael Yang and Pharmally executives are wanted in Taiwan for financial crimes


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Executives of Pharmally International Holding Company and a business associate of Michael Yang, a former economic adviser of President Rodrigo Duterte, are on the run from the Taiwan government, opposition senator Risa Hontiveros said on Wednesday, September 1. 

The Taiwan government is after Huang Wen Lie, Huang Tzu Yen, and Michael Yang’s business partner for financial crimes. 

Hontiveros also says Full Win president Zheng Bingqiang, close associate of President Rodrigo Duterte's ex-adviser Michael Yang who has ties to Pharmally, also has a warrant of arrest in Taiwan. Both have met with Duterte in the past. 



This means that the President has been interacting with Pharmally since 2015. And of course, there’s that video of the President meeting Pharmally officials in 2017.

Is there more to this story than what the President is leading us to believe? Ito ba ang dahilan kung bakit kahapon hindi napigilan ni President na ipatanggol ang businessman na si Yang?

Hontiveros says these information she is now sharing can all be found online, so she doubts Duterte isn't aware of the warrants of arrest vs the people he has dealt with. 



Duterte's former economic adviser Michael Yang is behind drug smuggling in Davao City and CDO since 2004. He is the same Yang connected with Pharmally Pharmaceutical which bagged billions of pesos contract with DOH for the purchase of overpriced PPEs, face mask and face shield. 

Duterte's friends are wanted for securities fraud, embezzlement, and stock manipulation. 

Why am I not surprised.

As the saying goes "tell me who your friends are and I will tell you who you are" and  "birds of the same feather flock together"

"When the character of a man is not clear to you, look at his friends." 

It seems like when you say businessman from Davao these days, it’s an euphemism for syndicate or crony from Davao.

Duterte from the very beginning of his administration has been surrounded by dubious personalities especially in business circles and most of them rose to prominence under his nose with some questionable trails but yet they enjoy the levers of government at their own free will.

So the government is now aiding and abetting fugitives? Wonderful.


The scam president who scammed 16M DDS into voting him, together with ex adviser & also a scammer Michael Yang (left) who is wanted in Taiwan.

Wouldn’t be surprised if he brokered the SINOVAC purchases as well.

Maybe, they are also the real owners of Heng De and Ai De Lai face shield and masks.

But they were supposed to be investors, according to Duterte, weren't they? Should we cut relations with Taiwan for their indifference to the sensibilities of the head of state of a neighboring, friendly country, by making him look pathetically gullible?

These fugitives have been able to penetrate the Office of the Preaident & even awarded Billions of pesos of contracts, what a fucking connection!

Malacañang denied that the influence of former economic adviser and businessman Michael Yang led to the government's decision to buy over PHP8 billion worth of Covid-19 medical supplies from Pharmally Pharmaceutical Corporation.

A corrupt president dealing with wanted criminals. Duterte syndicate at its finest.

Caught in the act, but still deny to death, is the mobsters' 13th commandment.

Mag papauto pa ba uli tayo?



Oceania Cruises' New Ship Owner's Suites And Top-Of-Ship Library To Be Styled Exclusively In Ralph Lauren Home


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Oceania Cruises, the world’s leading culinary- and destination-focused cruise line, unveiled the palatial Owner’s Suites and top-of-ship Library aboard Vista, which will be exclusively styled in Ralph Lauren Home. In a first for the line and the industry, Vista will be the first and only ship afloat with a Library exclusively styled in furnishings and artwork from the iconic designer.

“The Owner’s Suites and Library are signature elements of our brand and having them styled exclusively in Ralph Lauren Home elevates them into truly iconic spaces. Everything from the furnishings to the accessories and artwork is meant to envelop our guests in style and comfort, creating the ultimate feeling of home,” stated Bob Binder, President and CEO of Oceania Cruises.
 

Library

Atop the ship on Deck 14, the Library, exclusively styled in Ralph Lauren Home, offers an inspired sanctuary for every guest on board to enjoy. Bordered by glass walls offering extraordinary seascapes, the Library invites sybaritic relaxation, the ultimate quietude of a few hours with a bestselling novel, or perhaps the unrivalled indulgence of simply watching the world float by. Polished nickel sconces and chandeliers provide the perfect ambient lighting while classic sepia equestrian prints adorn the walls.

Adjacent to the Library is Baristas, the ship’s complimentary gourmet coffee bar, along with the Bakery where guests may indulge in a frothy cappuccino or rich latte and fresh-baked French and Italian pastries.



Owner’s Suites

Vista will feature three supremely spacious Owner’s Suites, each of which spans the full beam of the ship. Measuring 2,400 square feet and styled exclusively in Ralph Lauren Home, these seagoing estate homes are the ultimate expression of timeless American elegance.

This new generation of Owner’s Suites was designed and furnished to feel like ultimate seagoing estates. Embracing their lofty height and commanding views, the spaces feature walls of glass in every room to amplify the open and airy nature while allowing for commanding panoramas wherever in the suite one might be. Thoughtfully layered design elements like traditional millwork on the walls, iconic Ralph Lauren Home furnishings, and signature decorative elements result in an opulent yet soothingly comfortable aesthetic.

The dramatic double-doored entry opens into the foyer and the beautiful dining room that is dominated by a floor-to-ceiling bow-shaped wall of glass that overhangs overlooks the sea. The centrepiece of the room is the elegant Brook Street Salon dining table that is surrounded by a fleet of Holbrook Director’s Chairs from Ralph Lauren Home with a polished nickel Chatham pendant chandelier overhead.

The living room borders on decadent with its lustrous wenge walnut flooring, quartered rosewood cocktail bar with hammered nickel countertop, and sumptuous lounging area filled with modern furnishings that showcase a nautical flair. At the end of the living room, a wall-to-wall and floor-to-ceiling glass wall provides for unequalled vistas while adjacent to the bar, a wall of glass opens onto the expansive teak veranda that is furnished for lounging, entertaining and dining.

The master bedroom is an entire retreat unto itself, featuring a luxurious Cote d'Azur king-size Ralph Lauren bed, capacious walk-in closets, and an opulent master bath with a large soaking tub and an ocean-view shower. A second teak veranda off the master bedroom promises peaceful solitude amidst the refined elegance.
 

Vista’s Inaugural Season

Vista’s Inaugural Season itineraries will be available for previewing on 9 September, 2021, and will open for sale on 15 September, 2021. Her 18 Inaugural Season voyages begin in April 2023 and will span more than 24 countries across four continents, from the ancient sands of Asia in the east to the glittering hills of Hollywood in the west.

For additional information on Oceania Cruises’ small-ship luxury product, exquisitely crafted cuisine, and expertly curated travel experiences, visit OceaniaCruises.com, call +852 2165 6010 (Hong Kong), +65 31 651 677 (Singapore), or speak with a professional travel advisor.

Inauguration of Catarman Airport development projects happening on September 2


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In a bid to accommodate the increasing air transport demand in Northern Samar, the Department of Transportation (DOTr), and the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) have completed, amid the pandemic, development projects in the Catarman Airport which will be inaugurated on Thursday, 02 September 2021.

DOTr Secretary Art Tugade will lead the inaugural ceremony along with CAAP Director General Capt. Jim Sydiongco and several local government officials.

The completed development projects include the construction of a Passenger Terminal Building (PTB), the expansion of the airport's apron, the construction of additional taxiway, construction of perimeter fence, re-blocking of the dilapidated apron pavement, asphalt overlay, and shoulder grade correction at the runway.



Aside from providing comfort and convenience to air travelers, Catarman Airport also serves as an alternate gateway in cases of emergencies and calamities. In 2013, Supertyphoon Yolanda wreaked havoc in the Visayas and damaged the Tacloban Airport, forcing Catarman Airport to augment and facilitate the transport of relief goods, medicines, and other commodities.

In 2015, the airport also sustained damages due to Typhoon Nona. Because of this, emergency rehabilitation projects had to be carried out and were recently finished. The airport’s PTB is also ensured to be sustainable and structurally stable following another strong storm that hit the province in 2019.

Moreover, the improvement of the Catarman Airport aims to help serve the growing local and foreign tourist arrivals in the region. Considering the tourism development potential of the province, the DOTr had recommended the upgrading of the existing Catarman Airport facilities.

From the previous 50, the airport's Passenger Terminal Building now has the capacity to accommodate 150 at any given time and 50,000 passengers annually.

With its completed rehabilitation works, Catarman Airport can now accommodate two (2) turboprop Q-400 aircraft and is expected to improve the handling of commercial flights in both Catarman and in the whole of Northern Samar.

Filipino Cuisine Gems: Top 5 Dishes You Must Try On Your Philippines Trip


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The Philippines is a melting pot of multiple cultures that left their mark on its cuisine. The country located in the South China Sea has influences of Chinese, Spanish, and American cuisines.

While the Chinese introduced soy sauce, noodles, and tofu, Spanish influence includes cooking techniques like sauteing and braising. Moreover, Americans introduced the concept of convenient cooking along with hot dogs, fried chicken, and hamburgers.

The best time to visit the Philippines is in the late fall, which is November, all the way to April. During these months, The weather in the Philippines experiences a cold and dry season with temperatures ranging from 24°C-31°C.

All the beautiful islands and remote areas are open during this time, which makes it ideal to get a complete experience. Moreover, being able to access more areas means you can try more regional dishes while traveling in the Philippines.

Filipino cuisine is the ultimate fusion food that has some unique dishes. What's more interesting is that the cuisine has maintained a unique identity different from its neighboring Asian countries. If you're planning to visit the Philippines this fall, here are the top 5 Filipino dishes you must try on the trip.


Chicken Adobo

Adobo is the national dish of the Philippines and probably the most famous of all Filipino dishes. The dish is chicken braised in vinegar and then cooked with other herbs and spices. Natives also make Adobo with pork or fish, but chicken adobo is the most popular of them all.

Notably, the dish was named by Spanish, and the term comes from the Spanish word Adobar, which means to marinate. Spanish saw natives using salt and vinegar to marinate a protein, to which they added garlic and onions. Over time, the recipe evolved and is now prepared using many ingredients like vinegar, soy sauce, garlic, onion, bay leaves, and peppercorns. Adobo is traditionally cooked in a heavy-bottomed clay pot, which gives it an authentic flavor.

When on a trip to the Philippines, make sure to try the Chicken Adobo from an authentic place. You can also try other variations like Shrimp Adobo, Squid Adobo, and Yellow Adobo (pork).


Balut

Balut is probably the most polarising dish in Filipino cuisine and also a food icon. This is one dish that always raises eyebrows when you mention it to anyone. And there's a good reason behind it. This popular Filipino delicacy is prepared by incubating duck eggs for around 19 days and then served with a dash of vinegar. The street food which originated in the Philippines is also found in Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos.

The dish is quite popular with children in the Philippines, and natives swear by it. According to locals, this nourishing dish is just 188 calories per Balut with nutrients like niacin, riboflavin, thiamine, protein, calcium, iron, and phosphorus. The egg is eaten at 18-19 days of age because, at this stage, the embryo is not fully developed to show feathers, claws, beaks, and bones.

While it may sound disgusting and yucky at first, it's worth giving it a shot to experience Filipino cuisine to its full potential.


Kare Kare

Kare Kare is another iconic Filipino dish that everyone must partake in when traveling to the Philippines. The dish is famous throughout the country and gets its name from the word curry, which is a nod to its Indian community living in the Cainta Area of Manila. It's believed that the dish comes from Indian soldiers who settled in the country during the British invasion.

In the Philippines, Kare Kare is considered comfort food eaten while growing up. The dish is super heavy and usually had for dinner. Kare Kare is a stew made from oxtail, ox tripe, vegetables, ground roasted peanuts, onion, and garlic. It's served with Bagoong (shrimp paste), Calamansi (Filipino lime), and chili.


Kinilaw

If you're a foodie, the chances are high that you may have tried ceviche or heard of it. Kinilaw is a Filipino dish, which is quite similar to the Peruvian ceviche. The name comes from the Tagalog dialect, which means to ‘eat fresh’. Kinilaw is a raw fish salad that's usually served with Filipino lime and vinegar.

Just like ceviche, the acid from the lime and vinegar cooks the protein, making it digestible. Kinilaw also contains chili, pepper, onion, ginger, and garlic, which gives it a distinct flavor. More interestingly, the vinegar in the Philippines is made by fermenting coconut water, which gives it a sour-sweet taste, adding another dimension to the salad.


Sinigang

Sinigang is yet another much-loved stew enjoyed all over the country. As is expected, this is a meaty stew but more savory and sour than Kare Kare. The stew is usually made with tamarind as the souring agent. However, natives use varied ingredients like calamansi, guavas, and tomatoes.

Sinigang is typically served as a soup with many vegetables, including aubergine, daikon, water spinach, okra, and onions. The stew is mainly prepared with pork, but locals also prepare beef, fish, and chicken-based sinigang.



These were the top five dishes that one must try when in the Philippines. However, Filipino cuisine is not limited to just these, and there is a lot more to it. Therefore, it's suggested to eat only Filipino dishes while here to get the whole experience. Some other popular dishes include turon, kamaru, lumpia, and pancit palabok, to name a few.
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