Review of Netflix movie 'Unsane'

July 05, 2020
‘UNSANE’ is a psychological horror flick filmed by Director Steven Soderbergh using a mere Iphone. It might be small budgeted since he himself is the cinematographer and editor, but its quality as an effective thriller is definitely topnotch. It stars one of the finest actresses working today, Claire Foy, whose work we totally enjoyed in such films as “First Man” and “The Girl in Spider’s Web”, and in the mini-series “Wolf Hall” where she played Anne Boleyn and two seasons of BBC’s “The Crown” where she is the young Elizabeth II. She’s Brit so here, she tries to speak with a clipped American accent.

The law must apply to all

Rules applied to Banco Filipino should apply to all, said LKY Group president and CEO Wilbert Lee, who urged the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas to conduct a full inquiry into a DOSRI (Directors, Officers, Stockholders and. Related Interests) complaint he filed against China Bank.

Medina boosts Tokyo Paralympics bid

July 04, 2020
“The ITTF sent a letter to the National Paralympic Committee-Philippines and to Medina that she was named as an alternate to the Tokyo Paralympic Games,” Francisco Diaz, the national squad’s chef de mission to the Tokyo Para Games, told veteran Bong Pedralves on Friday.

Banks ask BSP to extend some relief measures

July 04, 2020
Among the measures implemented by the BSP to address the impact of the community quarantines, which the government implemented to stem the rise in coronavirus disease 2019 cases, are the electronic submission of documents for applications for approval and/or registration of foreign currency loans, borrowings, investments; the sale of foreign exchange by authorized agent banks; the use of electronic signature or digital signatures for documents originally required to be submitted in hard copy and non-imposition of monetary penalties for delayed submitted of reports.

Buy local, save jobs -- DTI chief

July 04, 2020
“We follow the free market and in the end, we will create the environment of competition. If we ban the import, we might spoil the local manufacturing and that’s what we are avoiding. Free market but what we are asking on the demand side from our consumers, is to prioritize the local produce,” he added.

P711-M pandemic aid released to 7-Eleven franchisees

July 04, 2020
Philippine Seven Corp., the exclusive licensor of 7-Eleven in the country, has started releasing its P711-million pandemic support program for its franchisees.a“We recognized immediately that the country’s and the world’s battle with Covid-19 would be long and painful, so the first thing we did was (to) request our bankers for an increase in our credit lines. Thankfully, they responded quickly and generously, and our next focus became how to deploy this access to capital strategically during the pandemic. The PSP is one such example,” PSC president and chief executive officer Jose Victor Paterno said.

Defying the odds

July 04, 2020
ONE of only nine players to win PBA MVP honors more than once, Benjie Paras snared his second and last in 1999 as renaissance man, foiling the Cinderella bid of then Fil-Am super rookies Eric Menk and Sonny Alvarado.

Sinas leads dialog with Muslim traders in Greenhills

NATIONAL Capital Region Police Office director Major General Debold M. Sinas on Friday led a dialog with officers and members of the Greenhills Muslim Traders Association of the Philippines (GMTAP) to discuss matters including their fight against terror, drugs and criminality and even the COVID-19 pandemic which has affected the country.

ISFs asked to help clean surroundings

July 04, 2020
“Tuloy-tuloy kami maglinis, tuloy-tuloy din kayo magtapon. Hindi ba nangangawit ang kili-kili ninyo sa katatapon ng basura? Huwag naman. Baka mamaya mapilitan kaming gibain namin kayo diyan. Di ho ba mas masaklap yun? Halimbawa napagod na lang ang gobyerno na unawain kayo, unang-una iligal po kayo diyan,” Moreno said. “Mga kababayan naman. Nasa ilog na nga kayo, squatter na nga kayo kailangan pa bang maging dugyot din ang pamumuhay ninyo? Tama na yung sabihan tayong squatter. Squatter din ako pero di naman kailangang maging squatter din ang pag-uugali natin. Ganun na nga katayuan natin, ganun pa din ba ang gusto nating kapaligiran,” he added.

Drug suspect killed in a shootout with police

July 04, 2020
Valenzuela police chief Col. Fernando Ortega said other suspects identified as Alfrancis Valencia, 19, Joselito Filo, 43, Josephine Lopez, 47, Louie Caillo, 23, Rainier Franco, 20, Myrna Barsaga, 46, Arlene Albay, 23 and a 15-year-old boy were arrested after they were caught in the act of having a pot session inside the slain suspect’s house.

Malapitan shortens curfew hours

July 04, 2020
Mayor Oca said the new curfew hours in Caloocan City is from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. from the previous 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. which was in accordance with City Ordinance No. 0870 penned by Councilors Enteng Malapitan and Rose Mercado, concurred by the majority of the city council.