A non-profit waste and pollution watch group bared that lead is still being used in some Santo Niño statuette being sold in the metropolis despite a ban on the toxic chemical as ingredient of decorative paints.
(UPDATE - 1:42 p.m.) As U.S. government funding ran out at midnight, the White House issued a statement blaming Senate Democrats for blocking a bill to avert a shutdown and said it would not negotiate on immigration, a key demand of Democrats.
Aviation services provider MIASCOR said it would appeal to President Rodrigo Duterte “to kindly reconsider his position” after the Manila International Airport Authority terminated its contract over the luggage theft involving the firm’s employees at Clark International Airport.
As an alternative remedy, the SEC could have only voided that part of the contract which was constitutionally infirm and left the rest effective. This is significant especially considering that the overall purpose of the company is clearly news-dissemination falling within the protected exercise of the freedom of the press.
In Makati City's La Fuerza compound, Kwago "Chief Librarian" Czyka Tumaliuan is hoping to indulge bibliophiles by providing highly curated used and new books in an independent book bar she's putting up.