The Covid-19 pandemic has shifted the tradition-bound Philippine judiciary into a new direction, bringing an unprecedented change by pushing the Supreme Court (SC) to introduce hearings through videoconferencing.
Author: Mary Jane Tadili
The contest, which followed football in its previous runs from 2011-2014, now features robots shooting sepak takraw balls in a trajectory towards their respective goals.
The city government of Manila has partnered with digital payments firm PayMaya in response to the city ordinance signed by Manila mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso which provides for monthly stipends for senior citizens, PWDs, and solo parents.
DOST secretary Fortunato dela Pena also led the groundbreaking and capsule-laying for the establishment of the Synoptic Weather Station in Caipilan, Siquijor to monitor weather conditions and provide information for safety and control for the would-be operation of Siquijor’s international airport.
The unveiling came a day before the DOST held a groundbreaking ceremony for its own 3D lab – dubbed AMCen or Advanced Manufacturing Center – at MIRDC compound in Taguig City.
With the newly crafted Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of RA 11035 or the Balik Scientist Act, which facilitates faster approval and removes some government restrictions on taxes and work engagements of Balik Scientists, the DOST is hopeful that many will answer the call.
The bulk of deployment for new hires is still in basic occupations — those in the household care and private establishment that are primarily catered to the convenience of the employer or care for patients.
The Solar Power Innovative Cart, which can only travel short distances, is a collaboration between DOST and Tarlac State University to possibly address the increasing prices of fuel consumption in the region.