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?
ATHENS: A strong, shallow 5.1-magnitude earthquake jolted Athens on Friday, knocking out phone connections, causing power outages and minor damage, as worried residents rushed into the streets. “It was a very intense quake, we were terrified, everyone started coming out (of the building),“ said Katerina, who works in a six-storey cosmetics store. One woman was lightly injured by falling plaster, reports said, and at least two abandoned buildings in the capital had collapsed, a government spokesman said. News channels ran photos sent in by viewers, showing parked cars in central Athens damaged by fallen masonry. “There are no reports of serious injury,“ government spokesman Stelios Petsas said on television, adding that a small number of other buildings had suffered minor damage. Petsas added that phone networks had become “overcharged” by the sheer number of users calling to check up on friends and family. According to the Greek geodynamic institute, … [Read more...] about 5.1-magnitude shakes Athens, knocks out phone service
ATHENS: A strong, shallow earthquake jolted Athens on Friday, knocking out phone and mobile phone service and sending worried residents rushing into the streets, but there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.According to the Greek geodynamic institute, it was a 5.1-magnitude quake with an epicentre 23 kilometres (14 miles) northwest of Athens and was followed by aftershocks.The quake struck at around 1100 GMT at a depth of 13 kilometres, news reports said.Worried residents and office staff have crowded outdoor areas but the government denied it had ordered an evacuation alert.The fire department rescued over a dozen people trapped in elevators in the capital, state broadcaster ERT said."People must remain calm," said Efthymios Lekkas, head of the state anti-quake protection agency."There is no reason for concern. The capital's buildings are build to withstand a much stronger earthquake," he told ERT.The epicentre was near the area where a 5.9-magnitude quake left 143 people … [Read more...] about Strong quake shakes Athens, knocks out phone service
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?