Roxas drops, 'Emergency' powers, Pope to shoppers | The wRap
Today on Rappler.
- Secretary Mar Roxas’ not so winnable as his numbers drop from 2nd to 6th place.
- President Aquino gets emergency powers to address the imminent power shortage in 2015.
- Pope Francis tells Catholics boycott products made by modern-day slaves.
FROM 2ND TO 6TH: ROXAS DROPS 7% IN NOVEMBER POLL
Interior Secretary Mar Roxas drops from 2nd to 6th place in the latest Pulse Asia survey on the 2016 presidential elections. Only 6% of the respondents said they will be voting for Roxas compared to the 13% last September. Roxas lost support across all locations and socio-economic classes except for the upper and middle class, where he gained 2 points. Even with his dismal showing in surveys, Liberal Party members say Roxas is still an option in the coming presidential elections.
HOUSE OKs AQUINO ‘EMERGENCY POWERS’ ON FINAL READING
The House of Representatives grants President Benigno Aquino emergency powers to address the projected power shortage in Luzon in the summer of 2015. House Joint Resolution No. 21 authorizes the President to generate additional energy capacity through a scheme requiring capable businesses to use back-up power during peak periods
and by fast-tracking new projects and plans for rehabilitation. Aquino’s special powers will be effective until July 2015.
DOH LOOKING INTO PLAGIARISM ALLEGATIONS
The Health Department or DOH says it’s still waiting for its partners to respond to plagiarism allegations on its latest infomercial on teen pregnancy. The statement comes after Korean label SM Entertainment accused the DOH of plagiarizing the song “Rum Pum Pum Pum” by popular Korean group FX. It was also criticized for its negative take on teenage pregnancy.
POPE TO SHOPPERS: DON'T BUY PRODUCTS MADE BY MODERN-DAY SLAVES
Pope Francis calls on shoppers not to buy products which may have been made by modern-day slaves. In a speech published Wednesday the Pope says consumers should think twice before buying "items which may have been produced by exploiting others..." despite the financial crisis. Pope Francis calls modern-day slavery an "abominable phenomenon..." which ranges from forced prostitution to child soldiers and slave labor in factories.
SOUTHEAST ASIAN PARENTS WANT KIDS TO USE DEVICES FOR LEARNING – STUDY
A study commissioned by Samsung shows an overwhelming majority of Southeast Asian families allow their kids to use tablets and mobile devices. 98% of parents allow their kids to use gadgets primarily for education but 92% are also concerned with the negative effects such as health risks. The study also notes 41% of the children are likely to use a device for more than an hour prompting most parents to want parental control mechanisms.
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