We also note, however, that while the budget of the public school sector is assured annually, the private schools including religious schools are hard pressed in finding ways to survive and to maintain their operations, and as much as possible, protect the employment of their workers. We in CoTeSCUP hereby ask the government to consider the continuity of learning of the students, and the operations of private school enterprises, on the following conditions:1. All private educational institutions shall establish and ensure the strict enforcement of health and safety protocols mandated by government within the spaces of their campuses;2. They shall make available the learning resources and modules for the benefit of the students;4. Schools seeking permission to continue with their operations amid this pandemic should be subject to regulatory standards concerning new modes of teaching and learning.
May 28, 2020 16:14 UTC
Hertha forward Krzysztof Piatek equalised with a late penalty to seal the draw and save the blushes of goalkeeper Rune Jarstein who had made a blunder for Leipzig’s second goal. However, Nagelsmann was furious that Leipzig conceded a weak goal from a corner with only nine minutes gone when Hertha midfielder Marko Grujic, on loan from Liverpool, fired home unmarked. “We started well, but fell behind because we defend a set piece like a school team,” fumed Nagelsmann. He is in great form, but I hope to play some more minutes,” added Piatek when asked about his under-study role to Ibisevic. “Today it (three points) was on a silver platter and we didn’t take it,” added Nagelsmann.
May 28, 2020 16:07 UTC
But she is worried that such offer of settlement might seem as an admission of guilt and may be used against her later on. Candice of IsabelaDear Candice of Isabela,Under Section 28 (formerly Section 27), Rule 130 of the Revised Rules on Evidence, an offer of compromise may be considered as an implied admission of guilt. — xxx“In criminal cases, except those involving quasi-offenses (criminal negligence) or those allowed by law to be compromised, an offer of compromise by the accused may be received in evidence as an implied admission of guilt. xxx”But it has been explained by the Supreme Court that, in order to be considered as an implied admission of guilt, the offer of compromise must have been made when the criminal proceedings are ongoing. It is the distinguishing mark of an offer of compromise that it is made tentatively, hypothetically, and in contemplation of mutual concessions.
May 28, 2020 16:07 UTC
Presumably they can collect tuition –and thereby pay staff salaries – while perfecting flexible learning options to face-to-face classroom settings. Half-million faculty and non-academic employees can rest easy they won’t be among the ten million expected to go jobless. On labor officials’ prodding Duterte forbade in April the departure of doctors, nurses, molecular and microbiologists, pharmacists, x-ray and lab technicians and repairmen, and hospital supervisors. Labor officials already had been told then that 400,000 overseas Filipino workers would be retrenched from shrinking world economies this first pandemic year alone. That is so insensitive, at a time when pandemic has reduced medium-size businesses to small, small ones to micro, and micro to zero.
May 28, 2020 15:56 UTC
If face-to-face classes should not be held in the absence of a COVID vaccine, can the country risk the enrollment of millions of students in the public school system beginning next week? With the government appearing determined to forge ahead, education officials must see to it that the upcoming enrollment would not endanger public health. Enrollment can be done online, but many parents are unfamiliar with the technology, and there are still too many areas without internet access. Is the Department of Education ready with the health protocols? The last thing the country needs at this point is to see school enrollment centers turning into breeding grounds for the killer coronavirus.
May 28, 2020 15:56 UTC
Leading technology companies, LinkedIn Hong Kong and Microsoft Hong Kong are joining hands for the first time to launch a long-term program to further promote the importance of wellbeing for talents in the city, especially in the technology sector. This partnership includes a year-long series of free Teams webinars with speakers from the two companies, and experts from external organizations such as CareER. “We hope this partnership can raise more awareness about the importance of work life harmony in Hong Kong.'' Feon Ang, Vice-President, Talent and Learning Solutions, Asia Pacific, LinkedIn, said: “Having the right mindset is very important during this period. It’s important to make this part of routine to remain focused and productive, both in work and family life.
May 28, 2020 15:10 UTC
MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday night expressed confidence that China, where the COVID-19 pandemic originated, will be among the first countries to develop a vaccine against the novel coronavirus. ADVERTISEMENTAccording to Duterte, China is already developing a vaccine and that it may be available by September. But they… they you know, they work and I’m very sure that they will be the first one… one of the countries that would be able to come up with a vaccine,” Duterte said in a televised speech. Earlier, Health Secretary Francisco Duque III bared that SinoPharm—China’s biggest pharmaceutical company—recently invited the Philippines to join its trial for the COVID-19 vaccine it was developing. To date, the novel coronavirus has already infected over 5.7 million worldwide since it was first detected in Hubei, China late last year.
May 28, 2020 15:00 UTC
Hosted virtually for the first time, this year’s Incubation and Step graduation ceremony gathered representatives from 78 incubation start-ups, and 30 pre-incubation Step start-ups to celebrate their success. Previous NextA record 108 start-ups completed their incubation programmes and the Science and Technology Entrepreneur Programme (Step) today, the Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation, announced. The growth in this sector reinforces the thriving biotech ecosystem being cultivated at Hong Kong Science Park and proves Hong Kong’s emergence as a regional hub for biomedical technology, the park says. Joining the current 140 plus biotech partner companies at Science Park, this year’s Incu-Bio graduates will continue their R&D.. Several participants have confirmed their admission to HKSTP’s incubation program and they will receive further support and assistance from HKSTP.
May 28, 2020 14:26 UTC
MANILA, Philippines — The Senate minority bloc decried the supposed “solitary confinement” of their fellow opposition lawmaker Senator Leila de Lima, who was not allowed to receive visits from her family and staff since April 25. However, De Lima’s request was allegedly denied “on the pretext of enforcing the Metro-wide Modified ECQ within the PNP Custodial Center in Camp Crame.”“This action of the PNP Custodial Center is unconstitutional, illegal, and violates a cardinal precept of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights that solitary confinement and incommunicado detention are universally outlawed,” the senators’ letter further read. The lawmakers then expressed hope that the PNP chief would take the “necessary remedial action that you may deem appropriate under the circumstances.”When sought for a comment, PNP spokesman Brig. ADVERTISEMENTDe Lima has been detained over what she repeatedly said were “trumped-up” drug-related charges since February 2017. Read NextEDITORS' PICKMOST READ
May 28, 2020 14:26 UTC
MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Thursday posted four more coronavirus disease cases, raising the total number of COVID-19 cases to 302. The PNP Health Service also documented 149 recoveries after two more police personnel survived the respiratory illness. Also, 637 police personnel were considered as “suspect” patients while 717 police personnel were listed as “probable” patients. The nation’s police force launched its own COVID-19 facility on Tuesday to conduct 150 tests daily. The testing center at the DNA Building of PNP Crime Laboratory inside the PNP Headquarters in Camp Crame, Quezon City is exclusively used for detecting and isolating infected patients at PNP.
May 28, 2020 14:26 UTC
An exhibition of face masks at the National Museum in Prague, Czech Republic, Thursday, May 28. The National Museum in Prague has put on display the most visible symbol of the Czech Republic’s response to the coronavirus - face masks. Some of the masks featured in the museum exhibition were made by leading fashion designers, while others are the handiwork of creative home crafters. “If we want to leave a legacy for future generations, this collection of face masks says only positive things about us,” National Museum spokeswoman Lenka Bouckova said Thursday. The Nation Museum exhibition is set to expand with future donations when people no longer need to use masks.-AP
May 28, 2020 13:41 UTC
Dining under a plastic shield Wednesday, May 27, in a restaurant of Paris. Mannequins are placed to provide social distancing at a restaurant in Vilnius, Lithuania, Thursday, May 21. The prototype plastic shields are known as the “Plex’eat,” and they resemble big clear lampshades suspended from the ceiling. They are being showcased temporarily at H.A.N.D., a Parisian restaurant seeking a way to reopen its dining room as coronavirus restrictions are relaxed. Mathieu Manzoni, the director of H.A.N.D, said he thinks the plastic shields are a “pretty, more poetic” solution for restaurateurs who fear that social distancing could cut their capacity by half or more.
May 28, 2020 13:30 UTC
Dominic Cummings, the chief advisor to Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson, arrives at Downing Street in London, Wednesday, May 27. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s adviser likely broke the government’s coronavirus regulations by traveling during lockdown, but will not face further action, police said Thursday. More than 30 lawmakers in Johnson’s Conservative Party have called on Cummings to resign, citing an outpouring of fury from their constituents. Johnson has stood by his aide. His office said “the police have made clear they are taking no action against Mr. Cummings over his self-isolation and that going to Durham did not breach the regulations.”It said the prime minister “regards this issue as closed.”-AP
May 28, 2020 13:30 UTC
MANILA, Philippines — The modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) in Metro Manila has been downgraded into a more relaxed general community quarantine (GCQ). “You know the NCR will now be placed under the general community quarantine or the GCQ starting June 1,” Duterte said in a televised speech. The other parts of the country that will be on GCQ are the following:-Davao City-Cagayan Valley-Central Luzon-Calabarzon-Pangasinan-AlbayThe rest of the country will be under modified GCQ, Duterte said. The GCQ implementation will allow more sectors to reopen as the government looks to revive the economy amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Overall, there are now 15,588 confirmed COVID-19 cases nationwide, including 3,598 recoveries and 921 deaths.
May 28, 2020 13:25 UTC
The waterfront in Portland, MaineThe U.S. economy shrank at an even faster pace than initially estimated in the first three months of this year with economists continuing to expect a far worse outcome in the current April-June quarter. The Commerce Department reported Thursday that the gross domestic product, the broadest measure of economic health, fell at an annual rate of 5 percent in the first quarter, a bigger decline than the 4.8 percent drop first estimated a month ago. It was the biggest quarterly decline since an 8.4 percent fall in the fourth quarter of 2008 during the depths of the financial crisis. The downward revision to first quarter GDP reflected weaker investment by businesses in their inventories which was partially offset by slightly stronger consumer spending.-AP
May 28, 2020 12:45 UTC