First-time mothers often learn the hard way that when shopping for baby, it’s never practical to stock up on any particular size because that little bundle can amazingly outgrow a onesie even before reaching the “3” in the “0 to 3” category. In other words, a few pieces at a time is best, because mommy’s going to find herself needing to shop as often as baby surprises her with growth spurts. Thing is, shopping “as needed” can be daunting in this reality of a global pandemic. The answer is to find reliable online baby shopping sites that carry products she trusts and depends on for baby needs. Today, The Manila Times Lifestyle recommends the newly designed Shop-at-Home system of Baby Company.
June 01, 2020 16:18 UTC
Natuto na uling mag-rosary si Jessy Mendiola. Kahapon sa kanyang post ay kinuwento niya kung paano niya uli naalalang magdasal nito. “Maybe it was my lola or Mama Mary who told me in my dream. Now, I pray the rosary everyday and it has changed me in a lot of ways. God bless you all.”Actually hindi lang si Jessy ang natuto talagang nagdasal dahil sa mga nagaganap ating paligid.
June 01, 2020 15:56 UTC
I watched Elon Musk’s SpaceX capsule carrying a pair of veteran US astronauts glide closer to the station… three meters, two, one… When it connected, I clapped, then quickly tweeted congratulations to the crew and everybody involved: “From the Philippines: MABUHAY!! A former Marine fighter pilot, Hurley was on two previous space missions, piloting the last space shuttle in 2011. They joined at the space station commander Chris Cassidy and Russian cosmonauts Anatoli Ivanishin and Ivan Vagner who have been doing scientific research in microgravity. The government has admitted its lack of enough reliable testing kits and trained personnel. The second tranche cannot be released unless the money given under the first tranche is properly accounted for.
June 01, 2020 15:56 UTC
HKGCC surveyed 418 companies from May 26 to May 29 on the impacts of the national security law. Also, the companies are concerned about the possibilities of foreign sanctions on Hong Kong. Besides, over half of the interviewed enterprises thought the bill will bring negative impacts to their businesses. For daily operations, 25 percent of the members expect negative effects and 75 percent expect no impact or positive effects. They thought the actions may deepen the difficulties of local and foreign enterprises operating in Hong Kong unnecessarily.
June 01, 2020 15:45 UTC
MANILA, Philippines – Some of the Office of the Ombudsman’s services at its main office in Quezon City would remain unavailable even if Metro Manila has transitioned into a less restrictive general community quarantine (GCQ) due to the COVID-19 pandemic. According to an advisory issued on Sunday, the Office of the Ombudsman will implement a no walk-in policy for its Clearance Section, as it adopt an alternative work arrangement. New complaints may be filed online through our website,” the Office of the Ombudsman said in a statement posted on its Twitter account. “These policies are being adopted to protect the transacting public and the skeletal workforce of the Office of the Ombudsman. ADVISORY31 May 2020 Re: GCQ Guidelines As the Office of the Ombudsman adopts an alternative work arrangement due to the General Community Quarantine, the Quezon City Office will be implementing a NO WALK-IN POLICY for its Clearance Section.
June 01, 2020 14:37 UTC
MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte submitted to Congress on Monday his 10th weekly report on his use of additional powers granted to him to address the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) crisis. Duterte submitted his report as Metro Manila and other areas shifted to a general community quarantine starting June 1 despite the continuous increase in the nationwide tally of confirmed COVID-19 cases. The President’s weekly report is part of the checks and balances measure under the “Bayanihan to Heal as One Act” which gave Duterte additional powers including the authority to realign items under the 2020 national budget. https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1280721/over-2-8m-employees-of-small-businesses-receive-cash-aid-duterte-reportBelow is a copy of President Duterte’s tenth report made public by Malacañang on Monday evening:ADVERTISEMENTFor more news about the novel coronavirus click here. Read NextEDITORS' PICKMOST READ
June 01, 2020 12:56 UTC
MANILA, Philippines—The Philippine Army has made a strategic shift away from traditional media to get its stories told. On Monday (June 1), it re-launched its Youtube channel through a live broadcast from the Army headquarters in Taguig City. ADVERTISEMENT“Your Philippine Army” will feature the stories and experiences of the soldiers especially in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. The channel, according to Army spokesperson Col. Ramon Zagala, will feature meaningful and informative content. “Aside from these, it is also our goal to inform, educate, and disseminate information – to share the Army’s story,” he said.
June 01, 2020 12:22 UTC
MANILA, Philippines—Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana on Monday (June 1) branded criticisms against the new anti-terrorism legislation being hammered out by Congress as baseless. “I read the proposed law. ADVERTISEMENTHe said the proposed law has enough sanctions against law enforcers who would abuse their authority under the anti-terror measure. He gave an assurance that the proposed law carries enough safeguards against abuse of power. It seeks amendments to the country’s existing anti-terror law and the certification from Duterte meant Congress should speed up its passage.
June 01, 2020 12:11 UTC
LONDON: A $2 million US lobbying effort and petitions from European lawmakers are piling pressure on Saudi Arabia to release a philanthropist prince jailed for two years without charge amid an intensifying royal crackdown. The detention of Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz and his father since January 2018 is part of a clampdown under de facto ruler Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman that has ensnared not just potential rivals but also figures posing no visible challenge to his hold on power. “I would like to ask you to raise this issue… with the highest relevant authorities in Saudi Arabia appealing for Prince Salman’s release. “I remain confident that the release would positively impact the relations of the European Parliament with Saudi Arabia,” he wrote. Stryk, known to have close connections with the administration of US President Donald Trump — an ally of Prince Mohammed — was recruited by Hashim Mughal, a Paris-based confidant of Prince Salman, according to the filing.
June 01, 2020 12:00 UTC
Senator Sonny Angara, chair of the Senate finance committee, endorsed for plenary approval Senate Bill No. Senate Bill No. According to Angara, the bill would also grant the President “necessary flexibility” to realign budgets from agencies towards the government’s COVID-19 response. Assistance for those in creative industries will also be covered under the bill, Angara added. The proposed measure is a substitute bill consolidating separate proposals of Angara, Senate President Vicente Sotto III, Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto, Senate Majority Leader Juan Miguel Zubiri and Senator Imee Marcos.
June 01, 2020 11:15 UTC
MANILA, Philippines — The passage of the Anti-Terror bills needs to be stopped as it could result in human rights violations, misconduct and abuse of law enforcers’ authority, the National Union of Peoples’ Lawyers (NUPL) said Monday. “This makes the draconian proposal prone to abuse and misuse by the military and police, which agencies have – the records and experience would show – a long history of brutality, rights violations, and intolerance for any form of dissent,” the NUPL said. In February, the Senate passed Senate Bill No. It can be expected that the bill will try to expedite the passage of the bill on second and third reading with minimal debates, the NUPL said. “As such, there is an urgent need to stop the passage of this bill at the earliest opportunity.
June 01, 2020 11:08 UTC
MANILA, Philippines – The head of the Philippine Medical Association (PMA) said he would now recommend the use of certain antibody rapid test kits to the group’s 84,500 member-physicians, a change of heart after previously flagging the kits for risking false results. ADVERTISEMENT“Antibody rapid testing kits per se [have their] usefulness. “And of course, I would like to say not all antibody test [kits] are created equal,” he said, noting that some brands are more reliable and accurate than others. While meant as a complementary measure to the RT-PCR confirmatory tests, the quick kits are central to an initiative led by Concepcion called Project ARK (Antibody Rapid test Kits), named after the messianic ark in the Bible that saved animals from the great flood. Through Project ARK, companies can volunteer to order antibody rapid test kits for their employees.
June 01, 2020 10:52 UTC
But while roads were brimming with private vehicles again, several workers found it hard to go and leave their work areas because of the lack of available public transportation modes. ADVERTISEMENTIn Cubao, Quezon City, people were stranded due to rains in the area and the lack of available transportation modes. “Wala, punuan eh, puno na lahat eh, (No ride is available, buses are already full)” a commuter said. As of Monday evening, only taxis and some transport network vehicle services and buses were available, aside from Metro Manila’s rail systems. However, this has been met with criticisms, especially after health authorities reported the single-highest number of cases in a day last Thursday.
June 01, 2020 10:41 UTC
MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte has certified a measure seen to toughen up the government’s anti-terrorism policies. In a letter to Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano Monday, Duterte certified as urgent House Bill No. The same penalty shall be imposed on any person found liable as an accessory in the commission of terrorism. The bill was met with criticism from lawmakers and even netizens who made “#JunkTerrorBillNow” climb up the trending topics on Twitter Philippines. ADVERTISEMENTSenator Francis Pangilinan who also voted against the bill in February said the measure would allow law enforcers to keep an eye on private individuals.
June 01, 2020 10:18 UTC
Violent deaths of African Americans have spurred protests across the United States, which include calls to end police brutality. While some cities have seen clashes between protestors and the police, others saw cops show solidarity with demonstrators. Such was the case in Flint, Michigan where officers and Genesee County Sheriff Chris Swanson expressed support for a protest. The group reached the Flint Township Police Department after about two hours, where cops had formed a barrier. JBRELATED STORIES:Man fears being out alone after death of George Floyd; neighbors join him in walking outsideHalsey joins protests over George Floyd’s death, hit by rubber bullets from policeRead NextEDITORS' PICKMOST READ
June 01, 2020 09:45 UTC