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The  Republic of the Philippines has 98 million people living on an archipelago of 7,107 islands in the western Pacific Ocean. Countries across the waters are Taiwan, Vietnam, Borneo and Indonesia.

According to the World Bank, during 2011 the amount of money coming into the Philippines from its citizens living and working abroad was the 4th highest in the world, behind India, China, and Mexico, but ahead of Nigeria. The amount, $23billion, was higher in 2012.
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Hard lockdown in 5 Cebu City barangays lifted

Hard lockdown in 5 Cebu City barangays liftedTHE Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) lifted on Sunday, July 12, the "hard lockdown" that was implemented in some sitios in five barangays in Cebu City.Lawyer Ian Kenneth Lucero, head of Department

Sun, 12 Jul 2020 23:24:00 -0800

Not really sitting together? PH gov’t OKs compact motorcycle shield against COVID-19

Not really sitting together? PH gov’t OKs compact motorcycle shield against COVID-19The Philippine government's task force against COVID-19 has approved another motorcycle shield design that would supposedly prevent the spread of the coronavirus, its chairman Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said today. Lorenzana said motorists can now use the barrier designed by motorcycle taxi service Angkas, a backpack that motorbike drivers can wear on their shoulders. The ...This article, Not really sitting together? PH gov't OKs compact motorcycle shield against COVID-19, originally appeared on Coconuts, Asia's leading alternative media company. Want more Coconuts? Sign up for our newsletters!

Sun, 12 Jul 2020 23:18:11 -0800

EXPLAINER: Where P2.5 million for 'tuob' kits came from. Unauthorized spending? What we know and don't know.

EXPLAINER: Where P2.5 million for 'tuob' kits came from. Unauthorized spending? What we know and don't know.What the public knows(1) P2.9 BILLION COVID BUDGETS. The Cebu City Council approved last June 17 Supplemental Budget 3, appropriating P1.9 billion for "urgent expenses" related to the Covid-19

Sun, 12 Jul 2020 23:09:00 -0800

Badian Highlands to help recover Badian's tourism industry

Badian Highlands to help recover Badian's tourism industryAFTER a green light to reopen the tourism in Cebu province, the local government unit (LGU) of Badian introduced its newest tourist attraction to boost the town's tourism industry.Called as the Badian

Sun, 12 Jul 2020 22:51:00 -0800

Hong Kong national security law: head of Anglican Church in city says new legislation won’t undermine religious freedom

Hong Kong national security law: head of Anglican Church in city says new legislation won’t undermine religious freedomThe head of the Anglican Church in Hong Kong has expressed his support for the new national security law, and said the legislation would not undermine any freedom or religious organisations in the city.In a 900-word letter sent to British Christian newspaper Church Times, Archbishop Paul Kwong also criticised foreign governments for sanctioning Hong Kong, or offering passports to those fearing persecution if they remain.“These actions hurt Hong Kong and support those who have supported or committed acts of violence in protests last year. Such actions are not expressions of Christian charity but of anti-China sentiment,” he wrote.Get the latest insights and analysis from our Global Impact newsletter on the big stories originating in China.Kwong has been a local delegate to the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, the country’s top advisory body, since 2013.In a rare interview with the Post in 2016, he said his role on the CPPCC did not affect his views.Hong Kong has a Catholic congregation of about 400,000, and a Protestant congregation of about 500,000. The Anglican Church, known locally as the Sheng Kung Hui, has about 40,000 followers and is one of the most influential denominations.Last month, China’s top legislative body imposed a sweeping national security law on Hong Kong, prohibiting acts of secession, subversion, terrorism and collusion with foreign forces to endanger national security.Hong Kong national security law official English versionBeijing officials said the legislation was necessary after anti-government protests swept through Hong Kong last year.But legal experts and human rights activists said the law could undermine the people’s rights and freedoms, and threaten the existence of foreign businesses and NGOs in the city.Citing the social unrest, Kwong said: “I welcome this law, although it is one that I wish was not necessary … What I hope the new law will do is diminish the agitation against the government that last year brought things to a standstill, and to restore law and order.“It does not undermine any freedom of Hong Kong, in particular the freedom of religion. It does not affect the Church or any other religious organisation.”Kwong said since Macau, which was returned from Portuguese to Chinese rule in 1999, enacted its own national security law, it “has not experienced any curtailment of religious freedom”.The archbishop said while some members of Hong Kong churches were against the legislation, “most religious leaders have not taken a position of opposition to the national security law”.He added: “I know that our position about this law contradicts that of many in the west, but we believe this is what is best for us, and we ask countries overseas not to interfere in our affairs.”Kwong accused Western media and politicians for having a biased narrative on Beijing.“China is consistently portrayed as evil, trying to destroy everything that is Hong Kong whereas the British or American government is praised as the benevolent protector and saviour of Hong Kong,” he said.“In fact, China has been helping and supporting Hong Kong and our people all these years. We are part of China. We benefit in everything – from our trading status, to our supply of food and utilities, to our special and preferential place within the broader Chinese polity.”Rebel City: Hong Kong’s Year of Water and Fire is a new book of essays that chronicles the political confrontation that has gripped the city since June 2019. Edited by the South China Morning Post's Zuraidah Ibrahim and Jeffie Lam, the book draws on work from the Post's newsrooms across Hong Kong, Beijing, Washington and Singapore, with unmatched insights into all sides of the conflict. Buy directly from SCMP today and get a 15% discount (regular price HKD$198). It is available at major bookshops worldwide or online through Amazon, Kobo, Google Books, and from South China Morning Post: * Reverend Paul Kwong: Hong Kong independence movement is ‘destructive’ and ‘polarising’ * Why Hong Kong independence movement is dead in the waterThis article Hong Kong national security law: head of Anglican Church in city says new legislation won’t undermine religious freedom first appeared on South China Morning PostFor the latest news from the South China Morning Post download our mobile app. Copyright 2020.

Sun, 12 Jul 2020 22:23:01 -0800

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2 port workers nabbed for “drug possession”
Two port workers were arrested by authorities Saturday night at Pier 6 for alleged possession of illegal drugs.

Mon, 13 Jul 2020 00:00:00 +0800

Cebu City’s COVID cases expected to rise further
The number of COVID-19 cases in Cebu City is anticipated to rise further, as massive contact tracing and testing is expected to take place soon.

Mon, 13 Jul 2020 00:00:00 +0800

Certificate of COVID recovery comes 40 days after man dies
On the 40th day of the traditional prayer for the dead, the family of a 72-year-man in Barangay Kamputhaw, Cebu City who passed away on May 30, 2020 received a certification from the city government that he had recovered from COVID-19.

Mon, 13 Jul 2020 00:00:00 +0800

DOLE-7 sounds alarm vs bogus safety trainings
The Department of Labor and Employment-7 has cautioned all of those who want to undergo the mandatory safety trainings to be vigilant and to always check on the website of the Occupational Safety Health whether or not the Safety Training Organizations or STOs offering trainings are legitimate.

Mon, 13 Jul 2020 00:00:00 +0800

Firm insists on operating water system in Tuburan
The private company operating the water supply in Tuburan town allegedly did not heed the call of the consumers to turn over the facility to the local government unit.

Mon, 13 Jul 2020 00:00:00 +0800

MCIA sets out health protocols for incoming international passengers
The Mactan-Cebu International Airport is reminding arriving international passengers to strictly adhere to the protocols upon check-in at their port of origin and upon arrival at MCIA.

Mon, 13 Jul 2020 00:00:00 +0800

Over 1,000 students benefit from scholarship program
Cebu Fifth District Representative Duke Frasco recently led the distribution of over P8 million worth of scholarships and financial aid to recipients in his district.

Mon, 13 Jul 2020 00:00:00 +0800

“Tuob” kits under probe
Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella said he will investigate how the city ended up buying steam inhalation or “tuob” kits worth P2.5 million, considering that he and the City Council did not authorize the purchase.

Mon, 13 Jul 2020 00:00:00 +0800

BOC auctions off forfeited goods
The Bureau of Customs-Cebu has recently auctioned off 28 containers of forfeited goods amounting to P2.14 million.

Sun, 12 Jul 2020 00:00:00 +0800

San Fernando resident among ‘rebels’ nabbed
Four persons, including a Cebuano, were nabbed by the Armed Forces of the Philippines in a follow-up operation against top officials of the New People’s Army at Sitio Mamposo, Barangay Magballo, Kabankalan, Negros Occidental.

Sun, 12 Jul 2020 00:00:00 +0800