July 8, 2020

Category: People

Alonto Welcomes Saudi Extension of Exit Visas, Residency Permits

Twitter: @edd1819, Instagram: @bluestar0910, Facebook: SDN — Science, Digital & Current Affairs By EDD K. USMAN (SDN) — AMBASSADOR Adnan Alonto welcomed yesterday the Gulf country’s leniency on expatriates’ visa. In a message to SDN — Science & Digital News, the chief of mission of the Philippine Embassy in Riyadh, the Saudi capital, said “thousands […]

ILO Warns of Uncertain and Incomplete Labor Market Recovery

Media Release: THE number of working hours lost across the world in the first half of 2020 was significantly worse than previously estimated, while the highly uncertain recovery in the second half of the year will not be enough to go back to pre-pandemic levels, even in the best scenario, and risks seeing continuing large […]

Covid-19: NCMF Responds to 140K Calls for Assistance Nationwide

Twitter: @edd1819, Instagram: @bluestar0910, Facebook: SDN — Science, Digital & Current Affairs By EDD K. USMAN (SDN) — WITH the Moro people dispersed across the Philippines, addressing their needs in this time of Covid-19 pandemic is a big challenge. Consider the numbers. Lawyer Saidamen Balt Pangarungan, CEO and secretary of the National Commission on Muslim […]

Malaysia Sending Home 5,000 Filipinos in Sabah

Twitter: @edd1819, Instagram: @bluestar0910, Facebook: SDN — Science, Digital & Current Affairs By EDD K. USMAN (SDN) — SOME 5,000 Filipinos, “mostly undocumented” in Sabah, will be sent home in batches starting July 3. Zamboanga as usual will be the port of disembaration back to the Philippines. SDN — Science & Digital News learned about […]

Qatar Provides UNRWA US$12.7-M in 2020 for Palestinian Refugees

Twitter: @edd1819, Instagram: @bluestar091, Facebook: SDN — Science, Digital & Current Affairs Since 2015 the Arab State of Qatar has provided more than US$100-million assistance to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East. By EDD K. USMAN (SDN) — COMPASSION continues to flow from the kind heart of […]

POLO-Riyadh Continues Distribution of DOLE’s ‘AKAP’ Assistance to OFWs

Twitter: @edd1819, Instagram: @bluestar0910, Facebook: SDN — Science, Digital & Current Affairs By EDD K. USMAN & DEEN MOHAMMAD MANILA/RIYADH (SDN) — OVERSEAS Filipino workers (OFWs) in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), have been receiving their Php10,000 financial assistance. This despite the pandemic surging in the KSA. ThePhilippine Overseas Labor Office of the Department […]

Hajj Still On; But None from Outside Saudi Arabia

Twitter: @edd1819, Instagram: @bluestar0910, Facebook: SDN — Science, Digital & Current News By EDD K. USMAN (SDN) — GOOD NEWS AND BAD NEWS ON HAJJ 2020. The good news: Pilgrimage this year will be held despite the novel coronavirus pandemic. Here’s the bad news: ONLY Saudi citizens and other nationalities residing in the Kingdom of […]

PHL’s Pension System Ranks 37th Globally, 7th in Asia

Media Release: ALLIANZ recently released the first edition of its “Global Pension Report”, taking the pulse of pension systems around the world with its proprietary pension indicator, the Allianz Pension Indicator (API). In the report, it shows the ranking of the Philippines globally and in Asia. The Philippines ranks at place 37. It has not […]

How Covid-19 Shows Technology’s Critical Role Getting SMEs Back on Track

Media Release: THE Covid-19 pandemic has clearly demonstrated the critical role that technology plays both as an operations player and for business continuity purposes. SAP Philippines Managing Director Edler Panlilio said the global health crisis changed how businesses operate as employees, customers, and organizations adjust to a new way of working such as working from […]

United Arab Emirates Marks 40th Anniversary of Diplomatic Relations with Philippines

Media Release: TODAY, June 17, 2020 marks the 40th Anniversary of the formal establishment of diplomatic relations between the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the Philippines. The UAE was established on December 2, 1972comprised of seven emirates, such as Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Fujairah, Ras Al-Khaimah, Umm Al-Quwain, and Ajman. Since its establishment, the UAE […]