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NegOcc, DICT open Tech4ED Center in provincial library

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E-LEARNING CENTER. The provincial library of Negros Occidental has opened a Tech4ED Center, in partnership with the Department of Information and Communications Technology, to cater to Negrenses who have minimal or no access to information and government services. Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson (standing, 2nd from right) leads the launching, with (from left) Provincial Librarian Rio Lynne Panisa, DICT-Negros Occidental head Romeo Tome, and Provincial Board Secretary Maki Angel Ascalon on Monday (Nov. 18, 2019). (Photo courtesy of PIO Negros Occidental)

BACOLOD CITY — The Negros Occidental Provincial Library has opened a Tech4ED (Technology for Education, Employment, Entrepreneurs, and Economic Development) Center to deliver electronic and information technology services to more Negrenses.

The project, implemented in partnership with the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT), is the second launched by the provincial government after the one hosted by Negros Occidental Language and Information Technology Center (NOLITC).

Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson, who led the launching on Monday with DICT Provincial Officer Romeo Tome, said that despite the advent of digital age, not everyone has access to modern technology and libraries remain a viable option for learning and gathering information.

“The specialized programs of the Tech4Ed for those in need of skills training will be a big boost for empowerment and development,” the governor said.

Target clients are those who have minimal or no access to information and government services.

Provincial Librarian Rio Lynne Panisa said the center is now open to the public, who can access e-books and e-government services using the computer facilities.

Located in the north wing of the Capitol building, the library has space for three units of computers procured by the provincial government, and another three that will later be provided by the DICT.

Panisa said they will eventually offer digital literacy training.

The DICT, through the Tech4ED Project, aims to provide access for individuals and communities to bridge the digital and education divide and promote grassroots development and opportunities for inclusive growth and poverty reduction.

In July this year, the NOLITC Tech4ED Center, which was launched in 2016, was awarded by the DICT as the top-performing Tech4ED hub in the Visayas Cluster 1.

In 2018, the DICT elevated NOLITC to the Hall of Fame of the National Tech4ED Awards after three years of being a Center for Excellence, for achieving consistent exemplary performance in delivering sustainable ICT-enabled services and for exhibiting commendable impact in the growth and development of the community. (PNA)

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East Libyan forces target munitions in Misrata with air strikes

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Published November 19, 2019, 7:28 PM

By Reuters

BENGHAZI, Libya – East Libya-based forces said they had carried out air strikes on the port city of Misrata in the early hours of Tuesday, targeting armored vehicles delivered from Turkey and a munitions depot.

Members of Libya’s internationally recognized government forces carry weapons in Ain Zara, Tripoli, Libya October 14, 2019. Picture taken October 14, 2019. (REUTERS/Ismail Zitouny/File Photo/MANILA BULLETIN)

The strikes came hours after a deadly air strike on a biscuit factory in the capital Tripoli, 190 kms (118 miles) to the west, that the United Nations envoy to Libya said could constitute a war crime.

They mark a new escalation in the conflict around Tripoli, where forces loyal to east Libya-based commander Khalifa Haftar have

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Israel’s settlers and the Palestinians they live among

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Published November 19, 2019, 7:25 PM

By Reuters

OFRA, WEST BANK – His people’s link to the land goes back to biblical times, says the comics illustrator. His neighbor, a farmer, says the land belonged to his ancestors and has been stolen. One is an Israeli settler, the other a Palestinian living across the road.

A general view shows Palestinian houses in the village of Wadi Fukin as the Israeli settlement of Beitar Illit is seen in the background, in the occupied West Bank, June, 19, 2019. Beitar Illit was built in the 1990s for Israel’s Ultra-Orthodox Jewish community and is one of the largest and fastest growing settlements in the West Bank. (REUTERS/Nir Elias/File Photo/MANILA BULLETIN)

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PRRD not inclined to give Leni Cabinet rank after her ‘missteps’

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President Rodrigo R. Duterte

MANILA — President Rodrigo Duterte has reconsidered his decision to appoint Vice President Leni Robredo to the Cabinet after she made “missteps” in her role as co-chair of the Inter-Agency Committee on Anti-Illegal Drugs (ICAD), Malacañang said on Tuesday.

Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo enumerated Robredo’s three missteps that made Duterte change his mind about giving her a Cabinet post.

“These missteps not only derailed PRRD’s well-meaning intent for the Vice President to be part of the Administration but registered red signs that could not be ignored,” Panelo said in a statement.

First, Panelo said Robredo’s decision to meet with and seek the advice of foreign institutions and personalities who have “prejudged” the campaign against illegal drugs did not sit well with Duterte.

During her first week as anti-drug czar, Robredo met with representatives from the US Embassy and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) as part of her efforts to improve the Duterte administration’s crackdown on illegal drugs.

Robredo also met with members of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) on Tuesday.

Panelo said Duterte also changed his mind because of Robredo’s insistence on getting access to classified information that could pose risks to national security.

He said her having access to classified information could “imperil the welfare of the Filipino people and the security of the state.”

“Her request for unrestricted data to help her fulfill her role is an admission that the earlier criticisms of the political opposition to which she belongs against the anti-drug operations have no factual basis,” Panelo said.

Although initially hesitant, the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) and Philippine National Police (PNP) have expressed willingness to share classified information with Robredo but only during a closed-door meeting.

Finally, Panelo said Duterte was also disinclined because of Robredo’s “tendency to be generous with acquired information.”

“Being a member of the Cabinet gives Ms. Robredo unlimited access to sensitive State matters which if transmitted by her whether purposely or otherwise could result to adverse consequences, especially since the VP has the tendency to be generous with acquired information and knowledge to others whose predilection may not be in the best interest of the country,” Panelo said.

‘With reservations’

Over a phone interview with reporters, Panelo said Duterte’s insistence that Robredo should not have access to classified information did not mean that he did not trust her, but had “reservations.”

“Since she has talked with certain institutions and people that are supposed to be enemies of the state, to the mind of the President, that’s a dangerous sign. Ibig sabihin (It means), you may not be doing it purposely but delikado (it’s dangerous),” Panelo said.

“Any institution that has already prejudged the war on drugs initiated by the President would be against the government,” he added.

Asked if Duterte considered his decision to appoint Robredo as anti-drug czar a mistake, Panelo said: “It was not a mistake. Anybody who wants to help the government is welcome.”

“That is precisely why that post was offered to her because she had many suggestions, ideas on her mind,” Panelo said.

He said Duterte’s decision to appoint Robredo is not a matter of his trust in her but his desire to listen to her suggestions to solve the country’s drug problem.

“Kahit na wala akong tiwala sayo sa mga classified secrets, kung marami kang ideas how to solve the drug problem papakinggan kita (Even if I don’t trust you when it comes to classified secrets, if you have many ideas to solve the drug problem, I’ll listen to you),” Panelo said.

“It has nothing to do with trust; it has something to do with the effectiveness of your idea. If you can help me, I will get you,” he added.

New suggestions

Even if Robredo would not be appointed to a Cabinet post, Panelo said Robredo could still provide various suggestions to enhance the drug war.

“It doesn’t mean di ka miyembro ng Gabinete, wala kang magagawa. Marami kang magagawa (that if you’re not a member of the Cabinet, you can’t do anything. There is plenty to do),” Panelo said.

“If she has a new program, how to curb, add to the present program, gawin niya then i-present niya sa (she should do it then present it to the) Cabinet,” he added.

Despite being an anti-drug czar for two weeks, Panelo lamented that Robredo has yet to present a concrete plan on how to curb the illegal drug trade.

“When you began criticizing a plan or a scheme that is not working, matagal mo nang di pinag-isipan ‘yun (you should have already thought of an alternative solution),” Panelo said.

Panelo also said not having access to classified information should not limit her ability to be an effective anti-drug czar because the extent of the drug problem is obvious.

“Tayo alam natin ang magnitude ng problema (We know the extent of the problem). The problem confronts us in the eye. What are these? We know for a fact na maraming barangay na infiltrate na yan, maraming police na involved (We know the magnitude of the problem (that many villages have been infiltrated, many police are involved),” Panelo said.

Panelo, meanwhile, said a meeting between Duterte and Robredo is not necessary for the latter to present her ideas to the public. (PNA)

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Duterte wants focus on 'conflict-prone' areas to stop insurgency

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MANILA — President Rodrigo Duterte has emphasized the need for the government to focus on “conflict-prone” communities in an effort to stop the decades-old communist insurgency in the country.

Duterte made the call during a joint command conference with the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC), the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), and the Philippine National Police (PNP) held at Malacañan Palace on Monday, National Security Hermogenes Esperon Jr. said on Tuesday.

“During the joint conference, the President stressed his desire to put an end to the more than 50 years of communist insurgency, saying that the effort is for future generations,” Esperon said in a statement.

Duterte, as quoted by Esperon, said during the joint command conference: “If we cannot solve this problem now, our children will be confronted with this problem still. Ako gusto ko tapusin na lahat (I want to end this).”

On November 23, 2017, President Rodrigo Duterte signed Proclamation 360, formally scrapping the peace talks between state peace negotiators and consultants of the Communist Party of the Philippines’ (CPP) political wing, the National Democratic Front (NDF).

Proclamation 360 provides that the CPP, NDF, and its armed wing New People’s Army (NPA) failed to show sincerity in pursuing “genuine and meaningful” peaceful negotiations, despite the “best efforts” exerted by the Duterte administration.

On December 4, 2018, Duterte signed Executive Order (EO) 70, which institutionalizes the whole-of-nation approach that will be implemented by the NTF-ELCAC in a bid to attain “inclusive and sustainable peace.”

‘Challenges, limitations’ need to be addressed

Esperon said the President provided guidance in addressing the challenges and limitations faced by government units on the ground in dealing with the communist movement.

“He (Duterte) further stressed the need to focus on conflict-prone communities, as he called on those present to ensure that the roots of the communist insurgency would be addressed through enhanced programs and harmonized efforts in providing for basic needs such as housing, water, education, and health,” he said.

The National Security Adviser noted that nearly 400 government executives attended the joint command conference.

He said participants were Cabinet members; the Cabinet Officers for Regional Development and Security (CORDS) and their government consultants; heads of the Regional Development Councils and Regional Peace and Order Councils; and, the top brass and senior commanders of the AFP and the PNP.

“President Duterte called the special joint meeting to call the entire government to action in finally putting an end to the atrocities of the Communist Terrorist Group,” he said.

“The participants acknowledged that the President, through his unrelenting commitment to bring change to the lives of Filipinos, had provided an enabling environment for the NTF-ELCAC operationalization,” Esperon added.

The CPP-NPA has been tagged as a terrorist organization by the United States, the European Union, United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the Philippines.

To achieve the President’s goal of ending local communist armed conflict, Esperon said the Retooled Community Support Program is now being implemented in areas with vulnerable populations to ensure the improved delivery of basic services.

Esperon added that the government’s milestone programs such as free tertiary education, free irrigation, Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program, universal health care program, ease of doing business, “Build, Build, Build” infrastructure program, and intensified implementation of land reform have enhanced the living conditions of the Filipino people.

“This underscores the thrust of Executive Order 70 in placing good governance, through the whole-of-nation approach, at the center of the government’s campaign against communist armed conflict,” he said.

“By his (Duterte) staunch drive against corruption and for the passage of fundamental policy reforms and laws that address the root causes of armed conflict, the business of governance was made easier and more efficient,” Esperon stressed.

Duterte wants ‘greater’ participation

Esperon said the NTF-ELCAC has so far organized 17 regional task forces led by the CORDS, while the local chief executives have led the provincial, municipal or city, and village task forces.

He said 12 Clusters or Lines of Efforts have also been organized to support the NTF-ELCAC at all levels.

Focused military operations, as well as delivery of basic services and infrastructure and provision of livelihood projects, have been launched in insurgency-affected villages, Esperon added.

Esperon said the Commander-in-Chief closed the session by prodding local governments for “greater” participation in the NTF-ELCAC for future generations.

“Through the combined efforts both at the national and regional levels, thousands of rebels have returned to the folds of the law,” he said. (PNA)

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Kidnapped teen found dead in Negros Occidental city

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Published November 19, 2019, 7:13 PM

By Glazyl Masculino

BACOLOD CITY – A male teenager who was allegedly abducted on Tuesday night in E.B. Magalona town in Negros Occidental was found dead in a sugarcane plantation in the neighboring city of Victorias the following day.

Police cordon the area where a 19-year-old boy, allegedly abducted in E.B. Magalona, Negros Occidental on Tuesday night, was found dead in a sugarcane field at Hacienda Newton, Brgy. 13, Victorias City on Wednesday. (Photo courtesy of Victorias City Police Station)

Capt. Wilfredo Benoman Jr., town police chief, identified the fatality as Roger Hellacone, 19, of Brgy. Sto. Niño, a construction worker and farmworker.

Benoman said Hellacone was inside a computer shop when three unidentified men wearing face masks arrived and

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DILG to Pasig Mayor Vico Sotto: Don’t take sides on RFC labor dispute

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MANILA, Philippines – Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Eduardo Ao on Tuesday advised Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto not to take sides on the labor dispute between Regent Food Corp. (RFC) and some of its workers.

 

Ao said that the issue is between the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), the company, and its workers.

 

“Para sa akin dapat ang LGU [local government unit] dito ay mag-maintain ng peace and order, but do not take sides, because it is between the [Department of Labor and Employment], and the company, and the workers,” Ao told reporters.

 

(For me, LGUs should maintain peace and order, but do not take sides …

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6K Central Luzon cops deployed for SEA Games

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OFF TO SEA GAMES. Brig. Gen. Rhodel Sermonia, acting regional director of the Police Regional Office-3 and commander of Task Group Central Luzon, delivers his message during the send-off ceremony for the cops who will secure the Southeast Asian (SEA) Games at the Challenger’s Field, Air Force City, Clark Field, Pampanga on Tuesday (Nov. 19, 2019). The 30th SEA Games will be held from Nov. 30 to Dec. 11 in different venues in Luzon. (Photo courtesy of PRO-3)

CAMP OLIVAS, Pampanga—More than 6,000 police personnel in Central Luzon tasked to ensure peace and security during the staging of the 30th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games from November 30 to December 11 were deployed on Tuesday to the different venues in the region.

The send-off ceremony was held at the Challenger’s Field, Air Force City, Clark Field and led by Lt. Gen. Archie Gamboa, Officer-In-Charge, Philippine National Police.

Brig. Gen. Rhodel Sermonia, acting regional director of the Police Regional Office-3 and commander of Task Group Central Luzon, asked his men and women on the ground to do their work with utmost diligence and due regard for public safety.

He also assured that they are ready to ensure the safety and security of the delegates and other spectators who will witness the sporting events in the biennial meet.

“In all, around 11,000 security response troops and force multipliers are ready to secure the delegates and spectators to attain our goal of ‘zero incident’ during the duration of the SEA Games,” Sermonia said.

Military personnel and other security providers will be alongside the police in ensuring peace and safety at the different sports venues.

Sermonia said the “no-fly zone” and “no sail zone” will be implemented in these areas.

He added that while all security preparations are covered by Task Group Central Luzon, full support and cooperation of the public are necessary.

“We appeal to the public to report suspicious activity to prevent any eventualities or unfortunate incidents,” he said. (PNA)

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Creation of Philippine Marshal Service to ensure security of judges sought

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MANILA, Philippines — A bill seeking to establish a Philippine Marshals Service Unit, an independent arm that would ensure the security of judges and assist in the administration of justice, has been filed in the Senate.

Senator Richard Gordon filed Senate Bill No. 118, also known as “An Act Creating the Philippine Marshal Service Under the Control and Supervision of the Supreme Court of the Philippines, Appropriating Funds Therefor and for Other Purposes” after Supreme Court chief justice Diosdado Peralta stressed the need for a security force patterned after the United States Marshals Service.

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SC orders copra firm to pay almost P1-B loan to BDO

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MANILA — The Supreme Court (SC) ordered a local copra exporting firm to pay close to PHP1 billion representing its unpaid loan obligations to Banco de Oro Unibank, Inc (BDO).

In a resolution dated November 11 released on Tuesday, the SC’s Third Division affirmed with modification the Court of Appeals’ (CA) Nov. 22, 2018 decision which upheld the ruling issued by the Regional Trial Court of Makati City on Jan. 25, 2017, directing International Copra Export Corporation (ICEC), Interco Manufacturing Corporation (Interco) and their affiliated security companies owned by the Luy family to pay BDO a total of PHP833,589,999.

The Court imposed a 6-percent interest per annum from the finality of the decision until fully paid instead of the 10 percent previously imposed by the Makati RTC.

The SC also increased the attorney’s fees awarded to BDO from PHP25 million to PHP41.67 million.

“Acting on the petition for review on certiorari assailing the decision and resolution, dated November 22, 2018 and July 3, 2019, respectively, of the Court of Appeals, the Court resolves to deny the petition for failure to show any reversible error in the challenged decision and resolution as to warrant the exercise by this Court of its discretionary appellate jurisdiction,” the SC resolution read.

BDO’s predecessor-in-interest, Philippine Commercial International Bank (PCI Bank) which later on became Equitable PCI Bank (EPCI), has been extending loan and credit facilities to ICEC and Interco.

On account of the good standing of the two copra companies, the loans were consistently renewed without any collateral.

Between 1995 to 2007, a surety agreement and deed of suretyship were executed between the bank and the Luys.

In June 2006, the parties negotiated the collateralization of ICEC and Interco’s loans due to the drastic drop in their export volumes.

EPCI proposed that a portion of the total obligation be secured by a real estate mortgage over the LKG Tower, a building in Makati City owned by ICEC Land but was rejected by the copra companies.

On account of defendants-appellants’ refusal to collateralize their loan, EPCI offered them two options : (a) renew the PHP900 million loan on a clean basis but subject to a PHP25 million quarterly amortization beginning November 2006; and (b) the outstanding obligation of PHP255 million shall be amortized for five years beginning January 2007 through five annual payments of PHP51 million.

Both options are nevertheless subject to a condition that all the creditors of defendant-appellants shall remain on “pari passu” (equal footing).

Under the said arrangement, their creditors would be treated on equal footing with respect to the uniform absence of collaterals. And, should they provide collaterals to any of their creditors, excluding the real estate mortgage with the Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI), or if any of their creditors enjoy preferential terms over that of EPCI, these circumstances shall be considered as events of default.

By reason of the pari passu agreement, BDO extended the maturity date of defendants-appellants’ loans and even extended credit facilities in various dates in November and December 2008 and January and February 2009, as evidenced by promissory notes.

However, BDO discovered that contrary to their representations, ICEC and Interco had been mortgaging and disposing their properties to secure their indebtedness to other creditors.

It claimed that ICEC mortgaged units of the LKG Tower to Allied Banking Corporation (Allied Bank) as a security for its loan.

The bank also found out that the maturity dates of the promissory notes have lapsed without the obligation being settled by the copra companies.

This prompted BDO to seek redress from the court through a complaint for sum of money with an application for preliminary attachment.

In upholding the ruling of the trial court, the appellate court did not give weight to the claim of the copra companies that there was actually no pari passu agreement between them and BDO due to lack of written agreement between the parties.

“In this case, the absence of any written conformity of defendants-appellants to the pari passu agreement is not fatal to plaintiff-appellee’s case. The latter only needed to show by a preponderance of evidence that there was indeed an oral representation on the part of the former, which the bank did,” the CA ruled.

“Conspicuously, the evidence submitted by plaintiff-appellee weigh more than defendants-appellants’ bare denials. Other than denial, no other evidence was submitted by defendants-appellants to prove its defense. As aptly pronounced by the RTC, their plain denial that there was no pari passu representation deserves no weight and cannot overcome the straightforward, unequivocal and categorical declaration of plaintiff- appellee’s witnesses,” it added. (PNA)

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Motorcycle rider dies in Makati City road crash

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MANILA, Philippines — A motorcycle rider died after figuring in an accident in Makati City Tuesday morning.

 

Col. Rogelio Simon, Makati City police chief, said Jesse Andrew Obsina died at 6:02 p.m. after his motorcycle collided with a utility van of the Makati City Public Safety Development. driven by Ocampo Crisostomo Jr.

 

 

 

Simon said that Obsina was traveling along Malugay Street while the vehicle driven by Crisostomo was traversing Tordesillas Street when the incident happened at around 7:40a.m.

 

Obsina was rushed to Makati Medical Center where he eventually expired.

 

Simon said a case or reckless imprudence resu…

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Another judge takes over Jee Ick Joo kidnap-slay case

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MANILA, Philippines – A new judge has been assigned to handle the case against police officers involved in the death of South Korean businessman Jee Ick Joo who was killed in 2016 inside the Philippine National Police headquarters in Camp Crame, Quezon City.

Angeles City Regional Trial Court Branch 60 Judge Eda Dizon-Era took over after Angeles RTC Branch 56 Judge Irin Zenaida Buan recused herself from the case.

During Tuesday’s hearing, the court rescheduled the testimony of Choi Kyun Jin, wife of Jee pending the submission from the Korean Embassy of the official accreditation of a language translator. Hearing is set on Dec. 3.

Aside from Mrs. Choi, the prosecution has around…

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DILG vows support for Leni’s efforts as ICAD co-chair

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Published November 19, 2019, 6:40 PM

By Chito Chavez

The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) expressed its support for the proposal of Vice-President and Inter-Agency Committee on Anti-Illegal Drugs (ICAD) co-chairman Leni Robredo to create a Technical Working Group (TWG) that will study, review, and recommend bills or legislative measures to further strengthen the government’s anti-illegal drug campaign.

VPLR visited the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) on Tuesday to meet with officials about their efforts in the campaign against illegal drugs. She was briefed by the DILG and the Philippine National Police (PNP) on their respective anti-drug strategies. (Photo by Jay Ganzon / OVP / MANILA BULLETIN)

In a recent meeting, the DILG showed gratitude for the opportunity to interact with

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Korea Town in Manila in the offing

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MANILA, Philippines—South Korean Ambassador to the Philippines Han Dong-man on Tuesday bard plans for the development of a “Korea Town” in Malate, Manila.

Speaking at “The Virtual Presser” hosted by Presidential Communications Operations Office Global Media Affairs, Han said they are now working on the planned establishment of the hub in coordination with the city government.

“In Manila, particularly in Malate area, there are many Korean restaurants and there are many Korean tourists visiting there so we are envisioning to make that area as ‘Korea Town’,” Han said.

While there’s no specific timeline for the project, Han said he has already met with the Korean Business Asso…

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Labor groups score Regent’s move

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Published November 19, 2019, 6:37 PM

By Leslie Ann Aquino

Labor groups on Tuesday scored Regent Food Corp.’s plan to move out of Pasig City.

Rene Magtubo, chairperson of the Partido Manggagawa, said the company’s plan to move out of Pasig showed their corporate values or lack of it when it comes to respecting workers’ rights as enshrined in the constitution and stipulated in the labor code.

“If only other local government officials emulate Mayor Vico’s (Sotto) view and stand against repression of workers’ rights, unscrupulous employers will not be given the privilege to do business and as a result of which, the country will soon have a sound and productive labor relations conducive to the sustainable development of the country’s economy,” he said in an interview.

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