Pinoys’ Innate Generosity, Bayanihan Spirit In The Face of The Las Vegas Shooting

By Luchie Aclan Arguelles

AS ALWAYS, Filipinos will always be there for each other, especially when in another country.

After last week’s indiscriminate shooting incident at the “Life is Beautiful” music fest at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas where 58 had died while 489 were injured, Filipinos in this premier entertainment city still feel the aftermath. 

With gunman Stephen Paddock as the 59th in the death toll statistic, his Filipina partner remains at the center of the news although she has been ticked of the “persons of interest” list.

Marilou Danley, an Australian citizen of…

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SC in a bind on ML in Mindanao

IT’S a classic case of damned if you do, damned if you don’t. 

Whichever way the Supreme Court will decide on the issue of Martial Law in Mindanao, the institution would still find itself in a bind of losing its credibility. 

If it approves of Martial Law, some sectors would call it a lackey of the present administration and if it decides against, it is expected to further exacerbate the ongoing fierce fighting between government forces and terrorists.

The High Tribunal has started holding the oral arguments on ML last June 13.

 

Semantics

The arguments against Martial Law…

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PH now Russian tourists' preferred destination 

TOURISM officials expect an upbeat in activities as Russian tourists now prefer the Philippines as their destination, thanks to the recently-signed bilateral tourism agreement, Joint Action Program of Tourism Cooperation (JAPTC).

JAPTC is predicted to bring in more visitors to the country, fostering “tourism exchange in education and training and exchange of information”.

 

Regular visits

Almost 50% of Russian clients regularly visit the country, says Muromskaya Svetlana, one of the managers of Russian travel company, VAND International, in a meeting with secretary of Philippine Tourism Wanda Teo in Moscow.

According to Muromskaya, who has visited the Philippines 11 times,…

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Increase in TESDA fund approved

UNEMPLOYED Filipinos who opted out of pursuing tertiary education may soon avail of free technical-vocational education through the Tulong-Trabaho measure recently passed by the Senate.

Authored by Sen. Joel Villanueva, Senate Bill No. 1431 seeks to provide free tech-voc training by giving additional funding to Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA)

“Additional funding is necessary given the current surge in the number of enrollees of tech-voc courses offered by TESDA” he said.

Villanueva was director-general of TESDA from 2010 to 2015 before he was elected to the Senate in 2016.

 

2.3 Million Enrollees 

TESDA records showed enrollees…

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DOLE to help workers affected by ‘endo’ memo

By Mico Agustin

LABOR Undersecretary Dominador Say has allayed the fears of workers who will be affected by a Department Order No. 174 earlier issued by Secretary Silvestre Bello III banning all forms of illegal contractualization and the so-called end of contract schemes.

In a statement, Say said the government has allocated a budget for this year for the provision of temporary assistance for workers who will be displaced as a result of the implementation of the memorandum.

“We will be ready para tumulong ng at least three months para sa mga maaapektuhan na mga empleyado” Say said.

(We will…

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