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Face-to-face learning maaaring ipatupad sa malalayong probinsya ng Pilipinas


Nananatiling bukas ang posibilidad sa pagpapatupad ng face-to-face learning sa mga isolated area o malalayong lugar sa bansa dahil sa mas ligtas ang mga ito mula sa coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), ayon sa Department of Education (DepEd), Lunes (Hunyo 1).


"In far-flung areas, most likely the environment will be safe so the blended approach which has a face-to-face component would most likely be happening in very remote areas where nobody actually has been in touch with a possible COVID-19 carrier,” sabi ni DepEd Undersecretary Diosdado San Antonio sa isang panayam.

Dagdag ni San Antonio, kung walang magaganap na face-to-face classes, maaaring personal na bisitahin ng mga guro  ang mga mag-aaral at gabayan sila sa mga self-learning modules na ipamamahagi ng DepEd.

Ayon pa sa kanya, dapat na maglabas pa ang DepEd ng alternative learning modes na hindi pa nasusubukan bago pa man ang COVID-19 pandemic. Hindi man ito maging mabisa kumpara sa tradisyonal na pagtuturo, ang mahalaga ay patuloy ang oportunidad sa mga mag-aaral upang matuto.

Una ng inanunsyo ng DepEd na sa Agosto 24 na ang muling pagbubukas ng klase, ngunit giit ni Secretary Leonor Briones, wala munang face-to-face classes hanggat hindi tiyak ang kaligtasan ng lahat.
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Several convenience stores in Taiwan to start selling face masks starting June 2


A total of 20,000 boxes, each containing 50 surgical masks, will be on sale at FamilyMart convenience stores starting Tuesday, Taiwan FamilyMart Co., Ltd. said Sunday.


A 50-mask box will cost NT$249 (US$8.22) for those with FamilyMart membership and NT$299 for everyone else, with no limits placed on how many boxes a customer can buy, the company said.

Convenience store chain Hi-Life said it would also start selling masks from Tuesday, although details regarding price and quantity have yet to be announced.

Supermarket chain Carrefour said it would start selling packs of five and seven masks from Monday, with customers limited to one pack each.

The 18,000 packs of masks were previously imported stock, Carrefour said.

Cosmetics chain Poya told CNA that it has 1 million domestically produced masks to sell at its stores, with sales possibly starting as early as June 4.

The masks will be sold in boxes of 50 as well as in small quantities, and both adult masks and children's masks will be available at NT$5-7 each, said Poya International Co., Ltd.

There will be no limits on the amount of masks a customer can purchase, Poya said.


Other retailers, including COSMED, Simple Mart, A.mart and Uni-President (which operates 7-ELEVEN in Taiwan) all said they are either waiting to see consumer demand or at different stages of the ordering process with domestic manufacturers. (By CNA)
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OFWs returning to PH provinces may undergo 'home quarantine' as agreed by LGUs


Overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) returning to their respective cities will no longer stay in a quarantine facility as the local government units (LGUs) agreed to implement home isolation, said the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG).


According to DILG secretary Eduardo Año in a televised meeting with Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases, OFWs can go home directly on their families as long as they have completed their 14-day quarantine at a government-assigned facility upon their arrival and have tested negative after their swab test.

“All of our LGUs are already accepting OFWs as per your instruction. At first, they had doubts because they are uncertain if these OFWs can infect others, so we had an agreement with all LGUs, mayors, governors that all of them will be accepted but they will impose an additional home quarantine,” said Año.

However, Año said that OFWs can opt to stay in a quarantine facility in their barangay if too many family members are living on their homes.

Earlier, President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the DILG and the Department of Health to send home around 24,000 OFWs to their provinces within a week after complaints have been raised from OFWs being stuck in the quarantine facility.
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Taiwan approves anti-viral drug 'Remdesivir' as medication against COVID-19


Drug remdesivir, has been approved by the Taiwan health authorities as a treatment for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) as it showed promising result in early testing, said the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC), Saturday (May 30).


On Friday (May 29), a panel of experts have gathered and have found the need of Taiwan for remdesivir and  approved the use of the drug to treat COVID-19 patients in the island, said Wu Shou-mei, Director-General of Taiwan's Food and Drug Administration (FDA), at a daily press briefing.

Wu said, as a preparation for a second wave of infection, Taiwan now is planning to order doses for 1,000 patients, with the order expected to arrive late July.

The director added that the panel experts have discussed that remdesivir can be approved under Taiwan's Article 48-2 of the Pharmaceutical Affairs Act which states that the drug can be manufactured or imported as a "special case."

Remdesivir has a treatment period that can last for not longer than 10 days, with different dosages for people of different weights, Wu said. He added that once the drug is available for use, suppliers are required to implement risk management plan to assure patient safety.
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Mga Pilipino umaasa sa magandang buhay hatid ng Balik Probinsya program


Marami ang umaasa na magbubukas ng mas magandang oportunidad ang Balik Probinsya, Bagong Pag-asa Program (BP2) sa mga tumatamasa ng hirap sa siyudad at nagnanais na umuwi sa kaniya-kaniyang  lugar sa bansa.


Tulad na lamang ng 40 taong gulang at isang construction worker na si Fernando Castiller na determinadong makabalik sa kanyang probinsya sa Palo, Leyte sa pag-asang mabibigyan siya ng programa ng magandang pagkakataon upang muling makapagsimula ng pamumuhay.

"Malaki inaasahan ko sa program kasi dito mabibigyan kami ng pagkakataong magkaroon ng sariling pagkakakitaan 'pag nasa probinsya na tapos, at least kasama pa 'yung pamilya," lahad ni Fernando na kasalukuyang naninirahan sa Quezon City.

Tulad ni Fernando, magandang buhay din ang inaasahan ng 17 taong gulang na si Diana Mae Rose Manabik na taga Las Piñas. Ayon sa kanya, mahirap ang pamumuhay sa Maynila lalo na  para sa kanyang mga magulang na kumakayod bilang street vendors sa lungsod.

"Madalas po kasing nanonood ng balita si mama, tapos nalaman niya po na may ganung programa ang gobyerno," kwento ng dalaga na Grade 11 na ngayon.

Ang BP2 ay programang inaprubahan ni Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte sa kasagsagan ng coronavirus pandemic upang bawasan ang populasyon sa mga matataong siyudad at magbigay ng bagong oportunidad kahit pa sa mga malalayong lugar ng bansa.
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PAL resumes Taipei-Manila flights and vice versa starting June 19


Flag carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) will resume international and domestic flights starting Monday, June 1 as the country relaxes its enhanced community quarantine.


PAL announced in an advisory that it was set to "resume operating scheduled flights on selected international and domestic routes."

Below is the schedule Manila-Taipei flights:

MANILA – TAIPEI – MANILA
PR 890/891 – Every Mon / Fri 
(Effective June 16)

Flights operations have been mostly suspended for over two months as the country barred travel because of the coronavirus pandemic, crippling the aviation and tourism industries.
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Pay your own COVID-19 test now available to anyone in Taiwan


The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced on Friday (May 29), Taiwan now has an adequate testing capacity making it possible to anyone to avail self-pay test for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). 


The CECC said, people who want to get tested for the disease may obtain self-pay test every three months with varying cost depending on the hospital.

Last May 23, the self-pay COVID-19 test was only offered to Taiwanese citizens, foreign nationals, and their family members who wish to travel abroad.

 But prior to May 23, only Taiwanese citizens making emergency visits to countries in Southeast Asia, China or Macau were  allowed to avail the test.

Websites of some hospitals offering self-pay test show that the cost per test ranges from NT$4,000 (US$133) to NT$13,155.
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Adultery in Taiwan no longer a criminal offense


Constitutional Court Chief Justice Hsu Tzong-li declared on Friday (May 29), adultery in Taiwan will no longer count as a criminal offense as it was believed to be harmless to social welfare by the court. 


Judicial Yuan Secretary-General Lin Hui-huang said, Hsu and the Constitutional court have found that the laws that punish adultery violate the privacy of individuals and their right to make their own decisions.

Fifteen (15) Grand Justices have heard arguments in the case and scrutinized the provisions in the Criminal Code and the Code of Criminal Procedure that eventually led to a court's decision, Interpretation No. 791.

In Interpretation No. 791, the court invalidated the laws that punish adultery as a criminal offense, effective from the release of the interpretation on Friday.

According to Lin, the Grand Justices believed that adultery as a criminal offense played a limited role in maintaining marriage relations or the system of marriage. It could also give a negative impact between married people.
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Wala ng susunod pang ayuda dahil nasa GCQ na ang Pilipinas —Roque


Ayon kay Palace spokesperson Harry Roque, Wala nang ayudang matatanggap ngayong Hunyo dahil nasa General Community Quarantine (GCQ) na ang Pilipinas.



Ayon sa kalihim, bagamat niluluwagan na ang quarantine protocols sa bansa, maaari pa ring ilagay sa enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) ang mga barangay, zona, at subdivision  kung kinakailangan, base sa IATF resolution. 

Sa ilalim ng GCQ ay maaari ng magbalik trabaho ang iilan dahil muli ng bubuksan ang ibang industriya at establisyemento gaya ng mga restaurant, hardware store, at salon. Papayagan na rin ang muling pag-andar ng transportasyon gaya ng mga jeep, bus, at taxi. 

Samantala, tuloy pa rin naman ang pamamahagi ng second tranche ng Social Amelioration Program (SAP) pero tanging ang mga lugar na nananatili sa ECQ at modified ECQ noong Mayo ang makakatanggap ng cash aid mula sa programa.
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1,225 patients in US die due to coronavirus in 24 hours, Johns Hopkins' data shows


According to Johns Hopkins University, the United States recorded 1,225 coronavirus deaths on Friday (May 29), bringing its total to 102,798 since the coronavirus outbreak began.


The country has officially logged 1,745,606 total cases of the disease, way higher than any other nation as shown by the Baltimore-based university’s tracker.

The latest numbers came as President Donald Trump said he was severing US ties with the World Health Organization (WHO), accusing it of not doing enough to curb the initial spread of the novel coronavirus and being too lenient with China, the origin of the outbreak.

Meanwhile, states and communities across the US continued phased reopenings. Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Friday, the New York city, the worst-hit by the coronavirus, is “on track” to start reopening by June 8.
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Nagsugal at nag-inom gamit ang ayuda, kasama pa rin sa 2nd wave ng SAP


Nilinaw ng Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) noong Huwebes (Mayo 28), na bagamat ipinangsugal at ipinangbisyo ng ilang benepisyaryo ng Social Amelioration Program (SAP) ang natanggap nilang ayuda, kasama pa rin sila sa listahan ng ikalawang distribusyon ng emergency subsidy.


Ayon kay DSWD secretary Rolando Bautista, hindi dapat madamay ang buong pamilya na nangangailangan ngayong may krisis sa pagkakamali na nagawa ng isang miyembro nito.

"Nakakalungkot po na may mga ganyang gawain, pero ang pagkakamali po ng isang miyembro ng pamilya ay hindi po dapat makaapekto sa ibang miyembro ng pamilya na nangangailangan," sabi ni Bautista sa isang virtual presser.

Paliwanag din ni Bautista, ang mga benepisyaryo ng Conditional Cash Transfer program na nakatanggap din ng SAP subsidy ngunit ginamit ang ayuda sa bisyo at iba pang ilegal na gawain ay sasailalim sa isang sesyon kasama ang mga case management officer.

Pakiusap nya sa mga tatanggap ng ayuda, huwag na sanang gamitin sa masama ang makukuhang tulong pinansyal at sa halip ay ilaan na lamang sa mga pangunahing pangangailangan ng pamilya gaya ng pagkain at gamot.
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Taiwan keeps border control, still bans entry of foreign nationals


Despite easing of social distancing guidelines in Taiwan, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said on Wednesday (May 27), that the border control measures imposed in the country to prevent further spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) will remain in place.


The announcement was made after Taiwan marked its 45th day of no new local transmission of  COVID-19. Health Minister Chen Shih-chung said, the threat of contracting the disease domestically is low that is why the country cannot relax its border control.

The minister believed that Taiwan may be safe from the virus but the rest of the countries around the world are not.

With this, foreign entries are still on ban except for those who have residence permits and some categories of businesspeople, Chen said.

 However, mandatory 14-day home isolation for all arriving travelers, even Taiwanese citizens, and two-week quarantine at a government facility for those with COVID-19 symptoms will remain in the country.
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Quarantine pass, hindi na kailangan sa mga GCQ area simula June 1


Inanunsyo ng Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), Huwebes (Mayo 28), na hindi na kailangan ang quarantine passes sa tuwing lalabas ang mga nasa lugar na nasa ilalim ng general community quarantine (GCQ) simula Hunyo 1.


"If an LGU (local government unit) is now under GCQ, no need for barangay quarantine passes because hindi na lockdown," ayon kay DILG Undersecretary Jonathan Malaya sa isang text message.

Dagdag ni Malaya, bagama't niluluwagan na ng gobyerno ang quarantine protocols ng bansa, maaari pa ring mag-utos ang mga LGU ng localized lockdown kung kinakailangan.

Kung magba-byahe naman, sinabi ni Malaya na kailangan pa ring magpakita ng travel pass mula sa Philippine National Police (PNP).

"Moving from one province to another, and one region to another, kailangan pa rin ng travel authority from PNP," saad niya.
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Pagbubukas ng klase sa Agosto 24 at enrollment sa June 1, pinayagan na ng Palasyo


Tuloy ang pagbubukas ng klase sa Agosto 24 ayon sa Malacañang, Miyerkules (Mayo 27), sa kabila ng pangamba ng nakararami na maaaring maisakripisyo ang kaligtasan ng mga bata lalo pa at wala pang bakuna para sa coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).


"Ang sigurado po, tuloy ang pag-aaral ng mga kabataan. Ang isyu na lang, ano ang sitwasyon pagdating ng Agosto 24: ito ba ay sapat na para tayo ay mag-face-to-face [classes] o blended," sabi ni Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque.

Una ng sinabi ni Roque na pahihintulutan lamang ang face-to-face classes sa mga lugar na wala na sa ilalim ng community quarantine sa pagsisimula ng klase.

Samantala, ang mga nasa community quarantine pa rin bago pa man magsimula ang pagbubukas ng klase ngayong taon ay sasailalim sa "blended learning" na kung saan gagamit ng internet, radyo, at telebisyon sa pag-aaral ang mga estudyante.

Dagdag pa ni Roque, tuloy ang enrollment sa Lunes (June 1) na maaaring gawin online o sa pamamagitan ng pisikal na pagpunta sa mga paaralan.
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Pinoy Taiwan Jobs: Amkor Technology now hiring production workers | No Placement Fee


Summary:
Company: Amkor Technology Corporation
Location: Taoyuan, Taiwan
Products: IC, sensors
Job Position: Production workers
Salary: NT23,800 + OT


Recruitment Agency:
Apply at Grand Placement & General Services Corp. Located at 1636 F.Agoncillo St., Malate Manila.

This job order has No Placement Fee for selected and successful applicants.

Check below job post by Grand Placement & General Services Corp:

About Amkor:

Amkor’s operational base includes production facilities, product development centers and sales and support offices located in key electronics manufacturing regions.

Amkor has an extensive equipment fleet and continues to invest in new capabilities required to test the latest devices. 

*This site is not a recruitment agency nor agent, to apply please visit above mentioned recruitment agency.
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Simulan ang 2nd wave ng SAP kahit walang liquidation report — Recto


Sinabihan ni Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto ang Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) na magpahinay-hinay sa mga kondisyon nito sa mga local government unit (LGU) at i-release na ang second wave ng Social Amelioration Program (SAP).


Tinutukoy ni Recto ang hinihinging liquidation report ng DSWD sa mga LGU patungkol sa unang tranche ng SAP na sya ngayong nagiging dahilan sa pagka-delay ng distribusyon ng ayuda dahil kakaunti pa lamang ang nagsumite ng naturang report.

Ayon sa kanya, hindi dapat dumipende ang pamamahagi ng ayuda sa liquidation report ng mga LGU lalo pa at marami ang wala ng mapagkukunan ng pera ngayong may krisis.

“Citizens running out of cash and hope are expecting this assistance which has been promised them, and to allow red tape to abort its prompt delivery is unkind and unjust. Why should the people be penalized for a delay not of their own doing?” sabi ni Recto.

Ang liquidation report ang ibinigay na "requirement" ng DSWD sa mga LGU bago nito ibigay ang pondo para sa second wave ng SAP dahil sa mga reklamo ng anomalya sa distribusyon ng ayuda na natatanggap nito sa iba't-ibang panig ng bansa.

Sa kabilang banda, nilinaw naman ni Recto na kailangan pa ring sumunod ng mga LGU sa kondisyon ng ahensya nang mas maaga kung maaari.
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PH logs 15,588 COVID-19 cases with 539 new infections; marks highest single-day record so far


The Department of Health (DOH) reported on Thursday (May 28), that 539 more individuals have been infected of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) bringing a total of 15,588 confirmed cases.


Today's record, marked the highest single-day tally of the country since April 6 when 414 new infections have been reported.

Of the new number of infected individuals, 61 percent (330) came from NCR, 10 percent (55) from Region 7, 19 percent (99) from other areas and 10 percent (55) were repatriates.

Meanwhile, 92 more patients have recovered from the disease bringing the total number of recoveries to 3,598. On the other hand, the death toll rose to 921 with 17 new fatalities.
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McDonald's partners with Watson's, amba hotels to give discounts in Taiwan


To lure customers spend money amid the coronavirus pandemic, the American fast food chain McDonald's said on Wednesday (May 27), that it  has fused with health care and beauty care chain Watsons and boutique hotel chain amba, to offer discounts amounting to more than NT$5,000 (US$167).


About 2.5 million coupon booklets, with a combined value of NT$5,300 each and valid until June 3-30, will be provided to customers at the fast food chain and Watsons around Taiwan from Thursday to Sunday, said McDonald's in a statement.

McDonald's added that the coupons have an inclusion of NT$200 of discounts at McDonald's, NT$100 at Watsons and NT$5,000 at amba, of which NT$2,000 can be used in the hotel chain's restaurants and NT$3,000 on room bookings.

Coupon holders who will be visiting the outlets of the fast-food chain will receive NT$10 discount for every purchase of NT$100 at breakfast time, NT$20 discount for NT$200 and NT$40 discount for NT$400 purchases on the rest of the day.

However, McDonald's said, the coupons will only be valid for cash transaction and cannot be used on food delivery services and self-help digital order machines. Additionally, outlets in some department stores, shopping malls and special locations will not join the said promotion.
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Philippines' COVID-19 cases surge to 15,049 with 3,506 recoveries


 The Philippines recorded 15, 049 cases of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and 3,506 patients who have recovered from the disease as of Wednesday (May 27), based on the bulletin released by the Department of Health (DOH).


The agency reported that 380 individuals today have tested positive for COVID-19 in the country while 94 more patients added up to the total number of recoveries. Meanwhile, the death toll rose to 904 with 18 new fatalities.

The DOH said, among the confirmed cases, 10,639 are active cases or undergoing treatment or quarantine. It added that on May 25, only 5,535 tests were performed, lower than the April 30 target of at least 8,000 tests per day.

On the other hand, certified laboratories nationwide have already tested 282,923 individuals for the disease in which 7.6 percent of them have turned out positive.

Earlier, an official of World Health Organization (WHO) have said that the new number of COVID-19 cases in the country have seem to be a bit stabilized but still urging the public to stay at home even after community quarantine is lifted.
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WHO urges Filipinos to stay home after community quarantine to avoid spike of COVID-19 cases


An official of the World Health Organization (WHO) said through a virtual presser on Tuesday (May 26), staying at home after the community quarantine would lessen the further transmission of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the Philippines while waiting for a vaccine to be made.


"As we see the number of new reported cases, it's not rapidly decreasing even after the strict implementation of the community quarantine. If we stop staying at home, we might still see the explode or the increase in the number of new cases," said WHO Western Pacific Region technical officer Takeshi Nishijima.

Nishijima also urged the Filipino public to continue doing non-pharmaceutical practices such as physical distancing, regular handwashing, proper cough etiquette, and regular disinfection aside from staying at home.

For an efficient contact tracing, the official also advised the public to abide and cooperate with the local government units in the country in containing the spread of the virus.

"In the Philippines, we are seeing the new number of cases which is kind of stabilized a bit. But we're hoping that it will decrease in the future...be prepared to continue what we do right now," Nishijima said.

As of May 27, the country's COVID-19 cases have rose to 14,669 with 3,412 recoveries and 886 deaths.
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Mga hindi nakatanggap ng 1st wave ng SAP sa ECQ areas, doble ang ayuda ngayong Mayo


Ayon sa Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), doble ang matatanggap na ayuda ng mga nasa enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) area na hindi nakinabang sa unang tranche ng Social Amelioration Program (SAP).


Pangamba tuloy ng ilan, baka hindi pa rin makakuha ang lahat ng mga hindi nakatanggap ng SAP kung hindi naman magbabago ang proseso ng Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) sa pamamahagi ng ayuda.

Tulad na lamang ng isang jeepney driver at pamilyadong si Romer Sevilla na umaasa na napabilang sa bagong listahan ng SAP. Bunga ng mga ipinatupad na lockdown, napilitang tumigil sa pamamasada si Romer dahilan upang mawalan ng mapagkukunan ng panggastos sa araw-araw.

 “Umaasa lang ako sa mga kapatid ko, kapag wala ng gatas nagtetext ako sa mga kapatid ko para manghingi ng dalawang daang piso” lahad niya.

Ayon kay DILG Undersecretary Jonathan Malaya, pinaplantsa pa ang detalye at dodoblehin na lamang ang ayuda ng mga bagong listang benipisyaryo ng SAP na hindi nakinabang sa unang wave ng programa.
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134 barangay officials na sangkot sa anomalya sa SAP kinasuhan na


Nasa 134 barangay officials na ang kinasuhan ng Prosecutor’s Office of the Department of Justice (DOJ) dahil umano sa kinasangkutang anomalya sa distribusyon ng ayuda mula sa Social Amelioration Program (SAP), ayon sa Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), Lunes (Mayo 25).


Base sa tala ng DILG, noong Mayo 20, nasa 42 pa lamang na opisyal ng baranggay ang kinasuhan ng Philippine National Police-Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (PNP-CIDG) kaugnay ng mga reklamo sa SAP.

“Hindi ninyo matatakasan ang mga panlolokong ginawa ninyo sa pamimigay ng ayuda. Sinira ninyo ang tiwala ng gobyerno at ng inyong mga kabarangay kaya sa kalaunan, sa kulungan ang bagsak ninyo,” sabi ni Interior Secretary Eduardo Año sa isang pahayag.

Dagdag pa ni Año, siyam na kaso pa ang isasampa ng PNP-CIDG sa mga susunod na araw at minamadali na rin ang case build-up ng 86 pang mga kaso. Ayon sa kanya, 318 ang kabuuang bilang ng reklamo na natanggap ng PNP-CIDG patungkol sa SAP irregularities.

Sa kabilang banda, nagpasalamat naman si DILG spokesperson and Undersecretary Jonathan Malaya sa DOJ at Prosecutor General sa pag-uutos sa lahat ng provincial and city prosecutors na gawing prayoridad ang imbestigasyon sa mga opisyal na gumagawa ng anomalya sa pamamahagi ng SAP.
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1 frontliner patay, 6 sugatan sa aksidente sa Batangas


Isang frontliner mula sa Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) ang namatay at anim naman ang sugatan nang maaksidente sa Batangas habang papunta sa Metro Manila upang tulungan sana ang mga nai-stranded na overseas Filipino workers (OFW), Martes (Mayo 26).

  
Ganap na 2:43 p.m. ng hapon nang mangyari ang naturang aksidente. Base sa ulat, isa sa mga gulong ng multipurpose van ng mga biktima ang sumabog habang bumabyahe sa STAR Tollway sa Ibaan, Batangas.

"Sa pitong mga tauhan ng PCG frontline personnel na sakay ng van, isa ang idineklarang dead on arrival sa Batangas Healthcare Specialists Medical Center bandang 03:29 p.m. Kinilala siya bilang si Apprentice Seaman (ASN) Cenen Epetito," sinabi ng PCG sa isang pahayag sa Facebook.

Sa anim na nasugatan, ang isa ay kinilala bilang si ASN Adrian Añonuevo, na nagka minor hematoma at nananatiling nasa ilalim ng masinsinang pagsusuri ayon sa PCG. Samantala, ang iba pang mga biktima ay "conscious and coherent" nang dumating sa ospital.
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Taiwan ranked 43rd in press freedom in the world, Philippines at 136th spot


Reporters Without Borders compiled 2020 World Press Freedom Index that puts Taiwan at 43rs spot while Philippines is at 136th spot, both countries down a notch from the previous year.


Taiwan is one of just two countries in the Asia that fall in the "fairly good" category of the index, the other country is South Korea at 42nd spot according to the 2020 index.

Philippines is at 136th place down two notches from the previous year mentioning three journalists died in 2019 and were killed by thugs working for local politicians and a 10-year wait of the case of the Ampatuans.

Asia is the world's worst violator in terms of press freedom, with North Korea falling one place to the very bottom while China is at 177th of the 2020 index.

A total of 180 countries and regions were ranked according to the level of freedom available to journalists. Norway topped the list, followed by Finland, Denmark, Sweden and the Netherlands. The top 10 also include Jamaica, Costa Rica, Switzerland, New Zealand and Portugal, in that order.

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Taiwan’s health minister wants more improvement on its already efficient health care system


Taiwan’s medical system must be boosted to shoulder disease prevention duties from border controls to aiding local communities which the COVID-19 pandemic shows the flaws of the country’s health care system.


Taiwan health minister and head of Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) Chen Shih-chung said that the country’s medical system should be bolstered.

“However, being overly efficient might become a problem during pandemics, as the extra work — piled on an already heavy workload — lowers the original capability the industry could have offered,” Chen said in an interview with Liberty Times.

Chen gave an example like the US medical system is strong and efficient, but during the pandemic most of it has closed down and collapsed under the weight of epidemic.

“We must leave room to do more, when it is necessary,” Chen added.

Boosting government involvement in the medical system is one method resolving that kind of issue according to Chen. Most coronavirus patients are being treated were using state funding and are not related to the National Health Insurance (NHI) program.
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Taiwanese experts says overseas travel will not be possible until summer of 2021


Taiwanese experts believe that overseas travel will not be possible until at least the summer of 2021 as some countries are preparing to open up after days of lockdown.


Health Minister and Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) Chen Shih-chung shot down he Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) draft plan that tourism in Taiwan may start by October.

Taiwanese scholars foresee that it will take one more year for every country to control the virus, most countries are still reporting high numbers of coronavirus cases per day and it is difficult to determine if and when the pandemic will end, Taiwan News reported.

Meanwhile, there is "no chance" that the coronavirus pandemic will end this summer according to a Zhang Wenhong, a Chinese medical expert.

Some countries attempts to ease COVID-19 measures and prepare for 'new normal' before bringing their outbreaks under complete control may complicate global efforts to prevent new waves of infections.
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Taiwan may lift restriction on people who gather in one place by June 7


Taiwan could lift restrictions on the number of people who gather in one place if there are no new domestically transmitted infections by June 7, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said Tuesday.


No new cases by June 7 would mean 56 straight days without a domestically transmitted infection, or four times the disease's 14-day incubation period, which would justify lifting the restrictions, the CECC said in a statement.

However, people would still have to give their names and contact details at gatherings and events, practice good personal hygiene, such as washing their hands, and wear face masks if they cannot keep a safe distance from others or when using public transportation, the CECC said.

The announcement came as the CECC again confirmed no new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, the 44th consecutive day with no domestically transmitted infections. The lack of cases reflects the relative safety of everyday life in Taiwan with regards to COVID-19, the statement said.

Globally, COVID-19 has infected 5,524,652 people in 187 countries and regions, including 1,689,852 in the United States, 363,211 in Brazil, 353,427 in Russia, 261,184 in the United Kingdom and 235,400 in Spain, with a total of 345,359 fatalities, according to CECC data as of Tuesday. (By CNA / Photo CNA)
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Direct Hiring: Hiwin Technologies now hiring factory workers


Hiwin Technologies Corporation in Yunlin and Chiayi is now hiring factory workers with expiring contracts and seeking for transfering.


The person who is willing to transfer to Hiwin, Please read the qualification below
Qualification:
> Male
> Height: 163cm to 185 cm
> Age: under 37 years old
> Education: University incomplete or college graduate/ computer science, engineer management, mechanical engineer, information science electronics, electrical engineering.
> NO tattoo

Check below Job post from Hiwin job application form:


About Hiwin Technologies:
Hiwin Technologies is a major Taiwanese manufacturer of machine tool parts. It is strong in such products as ball screws, used to make machine tools move smoothly, and linear guideways, used for accurate positioning.

Hiwin is considered one of the world's top three producers of ball screws. It has locations in 12 countries and regions, including Taiwan.

*This site is not a recruitment agency nor agent, to apply please visit above mentioned recruitment agency.
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Pres. Duterte, hindi papayagang magbukas ang klase hanggat walang COVID-19 vaccine


Mariing sinabi ni Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte sa kanyang public address, Lunes (Mayo 25), na hindi ito sang-ayon sa pagbubukas ng klase hanggat wala pang natutuklasang bakuna para sa coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).


Sabi ng Pangulo, "useless" o walang saysay upang pag-usapan ang pagbabalik sa klase ng mga mag-aaral lalo pa at tumitindi ang krisis sa bansa.

"It’s useless to be talking about the opening of classes. Para sa akin, bakuna muna. 'Pag nandyan ang bakuna, okay na. Remember that," saad ng Pangulo.

"I will not allow the opening of classes na magdikit-dikit iyang mga bata na ‘yan. Bahala na hindi na makatapos... Unless I am sure that they are really safe... Para sa akin, bakuna muna," dagdag pa niya.

Noong Abril 30, una ng sinabi ng Department of Education (DepEd) na opisyal na magbubukas ang klase ngayong taon sa Agosto 24 ngunit hindi nangangahulugan na magkakaroon ng physical classes ang mga mag-aaral.
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Direct Hiring: Hannstar Display now hiring factory workers


Hannstar Display Corporation in Tainan is now hiring factory workers with expiring contracts and seeking for transfering.


For those who are interested, Please provide resume to office ASAP or send email to : stella@champions.com.tw

Check below Job post from  Champion Manpower Service:

About Hannstar Display:
 is a Taiwan-based technology company, primarily involved in the research and production of monitors, notebook displays, and televisions.

Looking ahead to the screen-age of the future, we are confident that we can give the next generation a window which is natural, free from obstacles, and eliminates distance.

*This site is not a recruitment agency nor agent, to apply please visit above mentioned recruitment agency.
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Renewal ng passport sa Taiwan umaabot ng higit sa 3 months dahil sa pandemic


Maraming overseas Filipino workers (OFW) and naeexpire and passport na hindi narerenew natatangap ang passport dahil sa pandemic, kasama na dito ang restriction sa ating bansa para hindi kumalat ang virus.


Pinayuhan ng Manila Economic & Cultural Office (MECO) sa Taiwan na magrenew nang passport isang taon bago ito maexpire. Nakakabuting maglagay agad ng appointment para sa renewal ng passport para hindi magkaroon ng problema.

Ang mga umuwi ng Pilipinas na may expiring passport ay maaaring kumuha ng travel document sa MECO para maipakita ito sa immigration na nagsasabing delay ang renewal nito dahil sa pandemic.

Kung maaabutan man ng expiration ang passport bago makuha ang renewed passport, makipagugnayan agad sa iyong broker para magawan ng paraan at hindi mahuli ng pulis dahil sa expired passport.

Kung isang taon na lang ang nalalabi sa validity ng iyong passport magschedule na ng appointment. Matagal ng inilabas ng Department of Foreign Affairs and direktiba na magrenew ng passport isang taon bago ito maexpire.

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12 million pamilya na nakatangap ng 1st wave ng SAP, makakatangap muli


Sinabi ng Palasyo ngayong Lunes (Mayo 25), na ang 12 pamilya na kabilang sa unang tranche ng Social Amelioration Program  (SAP) ay mapapabilang muli sa ikalawang distribusyon ng ayuda mula sa programa.


Ayon kay Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque, bukod sa 12 pamilya na una ng nakatanggap ng ayuda, limang milyon pa ang makikinabang sa second round ng sabsidiya mula sa SAP.

"Puwede na pong ipamahagi yung second tranche ng SAP. So kasama na po diyan yung 5 milyon mga bagong pangalan na bibigyan ng ayuda at yung 12 milyon na dati na pong nakakuha ng ayuda during the first tranche," sabi ni Roque sa isang televised briefing.

Dagdag pa ni Roque, dapat ay umuusad na ang proseso sa pamamahagi ng ayuda. Ang magiging kaibahan lamang ay gagamit ng "electronic way" 
ang pamahalaan sa tulong na rin ng militar.

"Ang pagkakaiba po eh gagamitan na natin ng electronic ways para magbayad dun sa ating mga kababayan, at tutulong na po ang hukbong sandatahan sa pagdi-distribute ng ayuda," sabi ni Roque.

Una ng sinabi ng Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) na nakikipag-ugnayan na ito sa Philippine National Police (PNP) at Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) para sa mas maayos na distribusyon ng SAP subsidy.
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