After the Senate and PHAPI, who’s next to ask for Duque’s head?

Don’t change horses in midstream.

US President Abraham Lincoln

This explains why Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is dilly-dallying in replacing Health Secretary Francisco Duque who had been committing blunders in the battle against Coronavirus disease (Covid-19).

Health Secretary Francisco Duque III  (PCOO / MANILA BULLETIN)
Health Secretary Francisco Duque (Source: PCOO)
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Implications of Duque’s “Second Wave” pronouncement

Many were shocked with the revelation of Health Secretary Francisco Duque in the Senate Hearing Wednesday, May 21, that the Philippines is already on the “Second Wave” of the Coronavirus disease (Covid-19). Does the closure of the ABS-CBN really created an impact that nobody except Duque knew this information leaving the rest of the Filipinos in the dark?

But what really is a “second wave”?

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Will BPOs follow Twitter and allow employees to work at home indefinitely?

Twitter Chief Executive Officer Jack Dorsey sent his employees an email Tuesday, May 12, allowing them to work from home indefinitely, even after COVID-19 shutdown ends. The decision made is based on the company’s broader mission to support employees working from anywhere around the globe and on Twitter’s experience that working from home is feasible. If Twitter can do this, can our business process outsourcing (BPO) industry follow suit and allow their employees to also work at home?

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Why a population cap per barangay is insane

Assuming that House Bill (HB) No. 6686 authored by Surigao del Norte Representative Ace Barbers will be approved into law and limits the population to 15,000 per barangay, what will happen to the newly born child who happens to be the 15,001th? Will the baby be kicked out of the barangay to establish a new one?

House Bill (HB) No. 6686 seeks to amend Section 386 of Republic Act 7160 otherwise known as the Local Government Code by limiting the population of barangays in all urban areas of the country to 15,000 inhabitants. Those that exceeds the cap will be reapportioned to create additional barangays to achieve fast and efficient delivery of essential services and orderly governance.

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