As Beijing COVID Outbreak Proves Stubborn, Mass Tests Becoming Routine

Millions of Beijing residents queued up for another round of COVID-19 tests Sunday as China’s capital seeks to trace and isolate every infection to contain a small but stubborn outbreak — and avoid a Shanghai-type prolonged lockdown. Strict COVID curbs in Beijing, Shanghai and dozens of other major cities across China are taking a psychological […]

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Extra 30% pay for employees working on election day – DOLE

Employees in the private sector who will be working on May 9 must receive an additional 30 percent in their pay, the Department of Labor and Employment reminded employers.   This after President Rodrigo Duterte issued Proclamation No. 1357 declaring the May 9, 2022 national and local elections as a Special (Non-Working) Holiday.   “We […]

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Austria, Romania emerging job market for OFWs – DOLE

As Covid-19 situation stabilizes in many parts of the world, more countries are opening their doors to hire migrant workers in various industries, mostly in the health care sector, the labor department reported.   Labor Attaché Atty. Maria Corina Buñag said even in the middle of the pandemic, various European countries within the jurisdiction of […]

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Beijing Loyalist John Lee Elected as Hong Kong’s Next Leader

John Lee was elected as Hong Kong’s next leader Sunday, after winning over 99% of votes cast by a largely pro-Beijing election committee. Lee received 1,416 votes in the chief executive election, far exceeding the 751 votes he needed to win. The Election Committee’s nearly 1,500 members cast their votes in a secret ballot Sunday […]

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Dictator’s Son a Frontrunner as Filipinos Go to the Polls

Filipinos are voting for a new president Monday, with the son of an ousted dictator and a champion of reforms and human rights as top contenders in a tenuous moment in a deeply divided Asian democracy. Ferdinand Marcos Jr., the son and namesake of the strongman ousted in a 1986 army-backed “People Power” uprising, has […]

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Cambodia Reports Zero New COVID-19 Cases For 1st Time In Over A Year: PM

PHNOM PENH, May 8 (NNN-AKP) – Cambodia reported no new COVID-19 cases yesterrday, the first time since the third wave of community transmission broke out in Feb last year, Prime Minister, Samdech Techo Hun Sen, said.   “Today, it is the first time since Feb 20, 2021, that Cambodia has found not even a single […]

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