More cases against Abad, Garin in Dengvaxia mess


By Rose de la Cruz


The Volunteers against Crime and Corruption will soon be filing criminal charges against former Cabinet members of the Aquino administration, including the former president himself, for rushing the implementation of the national dengue vaccination program, even without full clarity on its implications and using public funds and state influence on its massive application in at least three regions of the country.


Already former Budget Secretary Florencio Abad, Health Secretary Janet Garin and former President Aquino are being summoned in the Senate hearings on the Dengvaxia vaccine mess, which claimed to have led…

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Chinese-speaking hacker caught spying on pharma organizations


By Rose de la Cruz


Kaspersky Lab, a global cybersecurity company operating in the market for over 20 years, has discovered evidence of an emerging and alarming trend:  more advanced cyber threat actors turning their attention to attacks against the healthcare sector.


The infamous PlugX malware has been detected in pharmaceutical organizations in Vietnam, aimed at stealing precious drug formulas and business information.


Kaspersky Lab’s deep threat intelligence and security expertise is constantly transforming into next generation security solutions and services to protect businesses, critical infrastructure, governments and consumers around the globe.


The Chinese-speaking PlugX, also…

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Measures proposed to improve employability of Senior High grads



By Rose de la Cruz


Two measures proposed in the lower house to improve the employability of senior high school graduates, as envisioned by the law creating the K to 12 program were introduced by Reps. Michael Romero of 1-PACMAN partylist and Henry Ong of 2nd District of Leyte.


Ong is calling for a longer on the job (OJT) training for SHS graduating students to 320 hours of immersion from the current 80 hours only, as employers are concerned that 80 hours is barely sufficient for them to have a good grasp of the work.

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3 High Impact Projects Get NEDA’s okay



By Rose de la Cruz

The Ambal-Simuay River and Rio Grande de Mindanao River Flood Control Projects and the construction of 10 proposed priority bridges crossing the Pasig-Marikina River and the Manggahan Floodway of the Department of Public Works and Highways are 3 of 75 flagship projects of the Duterte administration that recently got the approval from the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Board’s Investment Coordination Committee-Cabinet Committee (ICC-CabCom).


The approval last March 8 would signal the start of the P39.2 billion Mindanao flood control projects that involve the construction of various flood management infrastructures like…

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San Pedro is home

The current San Pedro City Gateway Park (left) and an architect's conception of the New Gateway Park Complex

(The following cover story first appeared on the March 5-11, 2018 issue of OpinYon Laguna.)
MAKING San Pedro City a real home to its residents and guests is one of Mayor Lourdes Cataquiz’s major commitments to her constituents.
Unlike its neighboring cities of Biñan and Santa Rosa which have positioned themselves as major industrial and manufacturing hubs, San Pedro City intends to become the “real city of man,” where people live in comfort after a daily grind from the big city.

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