International shipping lines balk at paying an extra P5.4 billion as the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) seeks to impose never-before-assessed arrastre rates on empty containers. The Association of International Shipping Lines (AISL) opposed PPA’s imposition of arrastre charges on empty containers at the Manila and the Batangas ports. Should the PPA follow through with the charges, shippers only have two viable options, both disagreeable, in order to recover the additional cost being slapped.
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Published on 23/10/2020 by Puerto Parrot
Categories: Business, Legal, News and Events
Tags: AISL, import, transport
Strict quarantine rules left millions more Filipinos hungry, poor, and jobless, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said as he defended plans to restart the economy. "Mas mabigat po ang naging halaga o danyos ng COVID pagdating sa kagutuman [COVID-19 cost us more in terms of hunger]," Roque said Thursday.
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Published on 15/10/2020 by Puerto Parrot
Categories: Health, News and Events, Society
Tags: COVID-19, economy, poverty, quarantine
The U.S. government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), turned over 150 laptop computers, printers, projectors, and 80 sets of learning materials to the Department of Education (DepEd) on Tuesday, October 6, as part of the United States’ ongoing commitment to support the Philippine government’s Basic Education Learning Continuity Plan amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Published on 07/10/2020 by Puerto Parrot
Categories: Education, News and Events, Technology
Tags: COVID-19, DepEd, Education
Grade school and high school students in the Philippines began classes at home on Monday (Oct 5). Nearly 25 million students enrolled this year, mostly in 47,000 public schools nationwide that would have to be replicated in homes and enlist the help of parents and guardians as co-teachers.
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Published on 06/10/2020 by Puerto Parrot
Categories: Communities, Education, Technology
Tags: COVID-19, Education, School, students
Dr Jean Lindo was on a ward round when a friend messaged to say her face was on a "wanted" poster plastered outside a local church. The flyer branded her and eight other Filipinos including a bishop and school director - all known for their humanitarian work - as "human rights violators" and "executioners".
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Published on 06/10/2020 by Puerto Parrot
Categories: Legal, News and Events, People
Tags: Davao, Duterte, Lumad, Most wanted, Rights