The ‘designated survivor’: How does it work in real life? MANILA, Philippines — “Designated survivor” may not just be a show on Netflix or a practice of the United States government should the bills filed in both chambers of Congress become law. Sen. Panfilo Lacson and Rep. Precious Castelo (Quezon City) filed Senate Bill 982 and House Bill 4062, respectively, which seek to allow the president to delegate a successor from his Cabinet officials ahead of an event that brings the major players of the government together. This usually happens whenever the chief executive delivers the annual State of the Nation Address. Under the 1987 Constitution, the vice president is next in the line of succession in case of the president dying or becoming incapacitated. The vice president will be followed by the Senate president and the House speaker. But there is no constitutional provision if all successors die or become … [Read more...] about The ‘designated survivor’: How does it work in real life?
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How many of us have encountered these frustrating situations? Scenario 1: You are exhibiting at a travel fair and your customers have spent hours there to decide on destinations and travel packages. But before your customers can confirm their booking, they have to join a snaking queue to pay a deposit because there are a limited number of payment counters on site, and the transaction process is slow. Scenario 2: You have a line of customers queuing at your counter to make payment for their lunch order. The bill for the customer that is currently first in line is $6.70, and you can only accept cash at your food stall. You can’t help but notice that your customer is self-conscious as he fumbles for notes and coins in his wallet to pay you the exact amount, while the hungry diners behind him look on in frustration. Scenario 3: Your staff is at a customer appointment for an aircon maintenance service and the serviceman is waiting outside the customer’s door as the customer has … [Read more...] about How does DBS MAX help businesses address customer service woes?
SHAH ALAM: Malaysia allows the import of used plastics for recycling only and not for dumping in the country, said Selangor Department of Environment (DoE) director Shafee Yasir. “Dirty and contaminated plastics cannot be imported into the country because it is not allowed, but some importers mixed the two types of plastics. “This matter is the cause of our problems now because dirty and contaminated plastics need to be cleaned first before being recycled, and the dirt from these plastics will then pollute our drains and rivers; that’s why they are not allowed to be brought in,“ he told Bernama here today. He was this when asked to comment on international media reports that piles of imported plastic waste were found dumped in Ipoh, Perak recently. Shafee said the department was working closely with the Royal Malaysian Customs Department to stop the entry of dirty and contaminated plastics. “If the customs department suspects false declaration on the … [Read more...] about Only clean, used plastics can be imported: DOE
By Chris Klimek Opinion Emile Therien Opinion Tues., May 14, 2019 The Ontario government is looking at raising the speed limit on 400-series highways to 120 km/h. Chris Klimek, founder and director of advocacy group stop100.ca, argues this is a good idea, while Emile Therien, public health and safety advocate insists it is not. Speed limits should be apolitical and set by trained engineers. Public feedback is best solicited by observing the actual speeds drivers drive, using an engineering speed study. Engineers conduct a speed study and determine the speed not exceeded by a supermajority of drivers, known as the 85th percentile. This engineering guideline has been used around the world to set safe speed limits for about 70 years — with stellar results. More than 60 countries and states around the world post 120- and 130-km/h speed limits on their divided highways. Article Continued Below My organization, stop100.ca, obtained two sets of data showing … [Read more...] about Should Ontario raise speed limits on major highways?
All male Singaporean citizens and second-generation permanent residents must serve in the Singapore Armed Forces for at least 24 months. While many gain valuable lessons from their service, such as teamwork, responsibility, and time management, it is true that one receives minimal compensation and experiences limited freedom. However, how does Singapore's obligatory military service actually compare to those of other countries? HIGHEST MONTHLY ALLOWANCE While Singapore's monthly allowance is the highest at face value.Currently, Corporal First Class, the highest rank for enlistees, receives S$670 a month. In comparison, in Korea and Taiwan, equivalent ranks receive S$487 and S$317 respectively. However, when comparing monthly allowance to GDP ratio, it becomes evident that Singapore's salary structure is lower relative to its average income. For example, relative to its GDP, Singapore's ratio stands at 9.56 per cent, which is significantly lower than Korea's 12.99 per cent and Taiwan's … [Read more...] about National service forces: How does Singapore compare to South Korea and Taiwan?