Isko Moreno and Honey Lacuna
Mayor Isko Moreno, Vice Mayor Honey Lacuna and majority floorleader Joel Chua work together for the grant of gratuity pay to contractual and job order workers in Manila. Photo by JERRY S. TAN

Isko: Manila’s non-regular employes to get gratuity pay

AFTER giving cash benefits to some 10,000 regular employees of the city, Mayor Isko Moreno signed Ordinance 8718 which, this time around, will give P3,000 gratuity pay to each of
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US President-elect Joe Biden holds his facemask as he answers questions from the media about the Covid-19 pandemic at The Queen theater in Wilmington, Delaware on January 8, 2021. Biden and Harris announced on January 8, 2021 the following nominees for their economic and jobs team: for Secretary of Commerce, Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo; for Secretary of Labor, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh; for Small Business Administrator, California official Isabel Guzman; and for Deputy Secretary of Commerce, Biden's former counselor Don Graves. JIM WATSON / AFP

US logs record virus caseload as millions in Asia enter new lockdowns

WASHINGTON, Jan 9, 2021 (AFP) - The United States logged a record new daily virus caseload as Joe Biden slammed the Trump administration's vaccine roll-out as a "travesty" and millions