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5 LTFRB employees contract Covid-19 

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Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board Chairman Atty. Martin Delgra III on announced the temporary closure of the LTFRB Central Office from July 13 to 17, 2020. This came after five LTFRB employees tested positive for COVID-19 in RT-PC...

The special Frontline Heroes Stamps will be available starting July 13, 2020 / PilipinasPhilately / Facebook

PhilPost to honor frontliners 

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The Philippine Postal Corporation (PhilPost) will release special stamps featuring the frontliners bravely battling the novel coronavirus disease as superheroes. PhilPost announced the news in a Facebook post on Thursday, sharing that the new &ldquo...

DSWD helps stranded individuals

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Department of Social Welfare and Development spokesperson Director Irene Dumlao said the agency began helping locally stranded individuals (LSIs), especially those in Metro Manila and neighboring areas. At the Laging Handa public forum, Dumlao also ...

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Electrocuted

chrome_reader_modeJuly 11, 2020 loyalty account_circleLeigh Bellosillo

“Ay, ‘pre na-kuryente ka,” referring to an error in a journalist’s story.  That was back in the early years of my being a journalist. “Na-kuryente, Meralcoed, Napocored,” was some of the words used then, depending on the gravity or degree of your mistake. &...

Change and review

chrome_reader_modeJuly 04, 2020 loyalty account_circleLeigh Bellosillo

Remember when “change is coming” was president Barack Obama’s battle cry during his presidency? Here, in our corner of the world, the country, like so many other places, it took COVID-19 to lead us to change. The more than 100 days of the lockdown has changed the course of our dai...

Salcedo organic weekend market reopens

chrome_reader_modeJune 14, 2020 loyalty account_circleLeigh Bellosillo

The turn out speaks for itself.  As early as 6:15 early morning last Saturday, Salcedo organic weekend market reopens exactly 92 days after the lockdown. The last time the smells of pork barbeque permeated the surrounding streets of Jaime C. Velasquez Park was on March 14.  Part of the V...

Wishful Thinking

chrome_reader_modeJune 12, 2020 loyalty account_circleLeigh Bellosillo

My cousin affectionately tagged me in her contact phone details as “cuz adik,” referring to what she described as “a little over the top infatuation” to Korean Telenova. Whenever we have the opportunity of catching up on the latest K-Telenova, and she would mention a title, ...

Overtaken

chrome_reader_modeJune 08, 2020 loyalty account_circleLeigh Bellosillo

‘am back soonest than expected. As your dude around town, I committed to keep you abreast on the hot topics trending. But my last piece “While You’re Sleeping,” the title boomeranged as I was sound asleep when Foreign Affairs Secretary Teddy Boy Locsin issued a “note v...

While You’re Sleeping

chrome_reader_modeJune 04, 2020 loyalty account_circleLeigh Bellosillo

 I’ve got to give it the drumbeaters and marketing men and women of Smart Telecommunications. While the other line was sleeping and under their very noses, Smart pulled a fast one over them, taking the netizens – including the Titas and Titos, the Omas and Opas of Manila – in...

Not business as usual

chrome_reader_modeMay 19, 2020 loyalty account_circleLeigh Bellosillo

PRIOR to the pandemic, a friend’s business was doing good. It’s a single proprietorship public relations (PR) firm and in the category of SMEs (small, medium enterprises).  Back then, clients abound, particularly those in need of external PR to reach out to the media and target cus...

Fissures

chrome_reader_modeMay 16, 2020 loyalty account_circleLeigh Bellosillo

In the Palace briefing Tuesday, Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III was sharing to the Cabinet and members of the IATF committee that the Philippine economy inspite its dismal 0.2 percent performance for the first quarter is resilient. Despite the contraction in the gross domestic product (GDP),...

Impact

chrome_reader_modeMay 15, 2020 loyalty account_circleLeigh Bellosillo

Excited? Nope, we’re not yet back to normal but the vehicles are kinda’ filling up the streets again in anticipation to the shift to MGCQ from the extended ECQ wherein some of the businesses will be allowed to operate on a limited basis. With most the economies trying to normalize the s...

In Support

chrome_reader_modeMay 07, 2020 loyalty account_circleLeigh Bellosillo

‘am your dude around Metro, hoping to fill you in on what’s the latest all issues unraveling. And since it’s my maiden piece, let’s not dwell on the negative developments. Not, too, good feng shui to start. Let’s first dwell, instead, on the positive side. One pleasan...

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