Krizle Grace Mago during her online testimony and Pharmally director Linconn Ong (fourth from left) being escorted inside the Senate building for the resumption of the blue ribbon committee hearing on the firm’s deals with the government. FILE PHOTO/SENATE PRIB PHOTO MANILA, Philippines—Incommunicado. Used to describe a witness to a possible crime, the word would connote danger on the part of the witness and worry on the part of investigators. A day after saying she was willing to work with the Senate in its investigation of the government’s COVID-19 spending, Krizle Grace Mago, an executive of Pharmally Pharmaceutical Corp., could no longer be reached. READ: Mago ‘incommunicado’ since damning testimony vs Pharmally Sen. Richard Gordon, chair of the Senate blue ribbon committee that has uncovered signs of massive corruption in deals that Pharmally got from the government, said Mago became incommunicado. It was just last Friday (Sept. 24) when Mago gave her most damaging ... » Learn More about ‘Incommunicado’: Krizle Mago’s sudden disappearance
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JAKARTA, Sept. 27 (Xinhua): The Indonesian capital market recorded 2.3 million more investors during about one and a half years of the Covid-19 pandemic, bringing the total to 6.1 million, according to the Financial Services Authority (OJK). "This is based on a Single Investor Identification (SID) owned by investors," Tirta Segara, a member of the OJK Board of Commissioners for Consumer Education & Protection, said in an online discussion on Monday. The increase in new investors in the capital market generally came from the millennial group, he said, calling on relevant parties to take advantage of the high participation of those in productive ages in the capital market and any economic activities. Segara expressed hope that the high number of people with productive ages between 15 and 64 years old in Indonesia would lead the country to a golden era as there are more unicorns in the Southeast Asian nation. Indonesia is currently enjoying a demographic bonus with such a ... » Learn More about Indonesia’s capital market records 2.3 million more investors during pandemic
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore's population size this year saw its sharpest percentage drop since 1950, a report said on Tuesday, as coronavirus-induced travel restriction kept foreigners away from the Asian financial hub. It was the second consecutive year the city-state saw its population shrink and only the third time it had negative growth since 1950, according to an official annual population report. The total population, which includes foreigners who live, work and study in Singapore but are not permanent residents, dropped by 4.1% to 5.45 million people. That was largely as a result of a 10.7% decrease in its non-resident population. Similar to other developed nations, Singapore has been experiencing a dwindling birth rate and ageing population. The government has offered one-off payment to encourage Singaporeans to have children during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Reporting by Chen Lin; Editing by Martin Petty) ... » Learn More about Singapore population sees biggest percentage drop since 1950
The end of circuit breaker meant the resumption of our normal lives somewhat, and with that, some hobbies that we picked up might have ended with us no longer needing to stay home. That's not the case for Fann Wong, though. She's continued to share what's she's been up to in the kitchen and with her oven, well after the end of circuit breaker. To mark Chinese Valentine's Day on Monday (August 25), she put up a video and recipe of her fudge loaf cake. Husband Christopher Lee and son Zed must have devoured it quite quickly, as despite the huge loaf in the image, Fann proudly proclaimed on social media that it was "out of stock already". Here's my attempt at Fann's fudge loaf cake recipe, where I halved the ingredients to fit a smaller pan. Ingredients For a 21.5cm x 11.5cm loaf pan Loaf cake 60g cocoa powder 125ml hot water 1 egg 100g caster sugar 1/2 tsp vanilla extract 63ml vegetable oil 113g all-purpose flour 1/4 tsp salt 3/4 tsp baking soda 3/4 ... » Learn More about I tried making Fann Wong’s fudge loaf cake and know why Christopher and Zed Lee finished it so quickly
Presidential aspirant Isko Moreno has been on the receiving end of criticism for what people call fence-sitting or a lack of categorical answers when it comes to issues like Leila de Lima and the Duterte war on drugs. He’s been called “Duterte Lite” or “Duterte 2.0” as people speculate that his lack of clarity is proof that he is a puppet being controlled by President Rodrigo Duterte or that he would adopt his controversial policies if elected into Malacañang. Then there’s the sneering at a man once invited by opposition coalition 1Sambayan and suspected of being impostor who does not represent the “true opposition.” Veteran journalist and Inquirer columnist John Nery wrote that there's no way Isko can now be considered an opposition candidate. Two political analysts say fence-sitting is nothing new and Moreno likely won’t be the only candidate to be accused of this in the months ahead. With President Duterte still enjoying fairly high ... » Learn More about Duterte Lite: Is fence-sitting a sin or strategy in 2022 elections?