July 6, 2020

Tag: Philippines

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

EU Provides Php10-M for PHL Covid-19 Response

​ Twitter: @edd1819, Instagram: @bluestar0910, Facebook: SDN – Science, Digital & Current News   By EDD K. USMAN (SDN) — THE European Union (EU) has allocated around Php10 million funding to the Philippines justice sector agencies for their response to the impact of Covid-19. EU drew the money from the GOJUST Programme. GOJUST or Governance […]

NCMF Awaits Saudi Decision on Hajj 2020

By EDD K. USMAN (SDN) — ISLAM’S fifth pillar the Hajj still hangs this year. Thus, Muslims across the world are awaiting the decision of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia whether to conduct the pilgrimage to Mecca, or cancel it in 2020. Pilgrimage comes around three months after Ramadan, which just concluded on Sunday, May […]

Typhoon ‘Ambo’ Brings Winds, Heavy Rainfall over Bondoc Peninsula

Twitter: @edd1819, Instagram: @bluestar0910, Facebook: SDN — Science, Digital & Current Affairs By EDD K. USMAN (SDN) — Typhoon “Ambo” has made six landfalls as of 7:45 a.m., May 15. The “touchdowns” are in: 1.) San Policarpo, Eastern Samar, 12:15 p.m., May 14; 2.) Dalupiri Island, Northern Samar, 10:15 p.m., 3.) Capul Island, Northern Samar, 10:30 p.m.; 4.) […]

Typhoon ‘Ambo’ Makes Landfall in Eastern Samar

Twitter: @edd1819, Instagram: @bluestar0910, Facebook: SDN — Science, Digital & Current Affairs By EDD K. USMAN (SDN) — TYPHOON “Ambo” today, May 14, has made landfall over San Policarpo in Eastern Samar, the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) weather bureau said. The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (DOST-PAGASA) headed by Director Vicente Malanum said the […]

Philippines Social Media Use Highest Increase during Covid-19 Lockdown

Twitter: @edd1819, Instagram: @bluestar0910, Facebook: SDN — Science and Digital News By EDD K. USMAN (SDN) — THE Covid-19 Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) provides plenty of spare time. That’s plenty as in plenty of idle time available. So, where would Filipinos spend it? Yes, that’s correct. ON SOCIAL MEDIA. In fact, the Digital 2020 April […]

UAE Launches Mercy Mission in China for Arab Nationals

By EDD K. USMAN Twitter: @edd1819, Instagram: @bluestar0910, Facebook: Science, Digital & Current Affairs MANILA (SDN) — Through to its roots as humanitarian society, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has rescued 215 Arab nationals from Wuhan City, the epicenter of the 2019-novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in Hubei province in China. This was learned from the UAE […]

ILO Says Covid-19 Could Eliminate 25-M Jobs

Media Release: GENEVA (ILO News) – The economic and labor crisis created by the Covid-19 pandemic could increase global unemployment by almost 25 million, according to a new assessment by the International Labor Organization (ILO). However, if we see an internationally coordinated policy response, as happened in the global financial crisis of 2008/9, then the […]