Asiana Suspends PH-Korea Flights Starting March 22

Asiana Suspends PH-Korea Flights Starting March 22

Spotlight

Globe Recreates The Way You Learn With Special Promos

Globe introduces special Go promos for students and the GoTOK series to make quality learning and self-improvement accessible for everyone online and in real life!

Roma Point Bridge Construction In Full Swing With Republic Cement Support

Expected to be the longest bridge in Calabarzon, the Roma Point Bridge, also known as the Alabat Bridge, will be 1.7 kilometers long upon completion and will connect Alabat Island to mainland Quezon province.

Specialty Pulp Manufacturing Inc. Chooses 100% Clean Energy From EDC

Agriculture-based manufacturing company SPMI is now being powered by clean, renewable, reliable energy from EDC!

1st ARISE Virtual Annual General Membership Meeting Focused On Business Resilience

ARISE Philippines discusses the need to focus on key priority areas in its advocacies on disaster risk reduction in its first virtual Annual General Membership Meeting.

The Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) guaranteed that the government’s virtual portal that serves as one-stop source for the latest information about coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) is protected from potential hackers.

Princess Pebbles Duque, director of Bureau of Communications Services, said the PCOO is in close coordination with the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) to secure the website www.covid19.gov.ph from anyone who will attempt to hack the online portal.

Duque also ensured that the government is ready to fix any possible technical glitches that might affect the website’s operations.

“Sa tulong po ng DICT team, sinisigurado po namin sa publiko na 24/7 po naming binabantayan ang website na ito (With the help of DICT team, we are assuring the public that the website is being monitored 24/7),” she said during the “Laging Handa” program aired on state-run PTV-4.

Duque gave the assurance, after the PCOO launched a virtual portal that contains aggregated news, documents, and videos that the public can find useful as they monitor updates on Covid-19 pandemic in the country.

Fight fake news

PCOO Assistant Secretary and chief brand integrator Ramon Cualoping III said launching an online portal exclusive for the latest developments related to Covid-19 is one of the government’s ways to fight the proliferation of fake news.

Cualoping acknowledged that there is now a “chaotic situation on social media,” as some online users tend to propagate fake news about the Covid-19 pandemic.

He said the government wants to fight disinformation by providing the public a “verified and vetted” information about the coronavirus disease.

“Isa sa pinakaimportanteng parte para mapanatili ang trust and confidence ng bawat isa ay ang website (We created the website so that we can sustain the public’s trust and confidence),” Cualoping said. “Ang gobyerno ay nandito para sa inyo. Ilalahad ang tamang impormasyon (The government is here for you. We will provide you the right information).”

Trust your government

The creation of the virtual portal came after President Rodrigo Duterte placed the entire Luzon under enhanced community quarantine until April 12 in an effort to contain Covid-19.

People residing in Luzon are required to observe strict home quarantine and limit their movements to accessing basic needs.

Since the implementation of Luzon-wide community quarantine, some fake news peddlers have begun spreading false information about the Covid-19 outbreak.

Duque said the government’s goal was to stop the proliferation of fake news that merely sows confusion among the public.

“Magsi-silbi po itong gabay o proteksyon para din po sa mga nagkakalat na hindi valid or invalid information po, para ma-guide ang ating mga kababayan kung ano ang mga totoo (This virtual portal will guide the public about the truth and protect them against those who are spreading invalid information),” she said.

Cualoping likewise appealed to the public to trust the government as it continues to fight Covid-19.

“Sa panahong ito (In this trying times), you have to trust your government, you have to believe your government. And when you trust and believe the government, mas mapapadali po ang trabaho ng lahat, ng private sector, ng public sector (the private and public sectors can easily fulfill their respective mandates),” he said.

As of Saturday, the number of Covid-19 cases in the Philippines climbed to 380, the Department of Health reported. (PNA)

‘Pepito’ To Bring Rains Over Luzon

Brace yourself! There is more Pepito storm to come!

Zambo Norte Town Farmers Receive P4-M Machinery

Several farmer organizations in the Zamboanga del Norte town of Sindangan receives over PHP4-million farm machinery from the Department of Agriculture.

Bacolod City Shares Best COVID-19 Practices With Other LGUs

Bacolod City shares its best practices in responding to the COVID-19 crisis with some LGUs in Negros Occidental and other provinces in Western Visayas.

Pasay’s SAP Recipients To Get Aid Starting Oct. 21

Qualified beneficiaries of the government's second tranche of SAP in Pasay City are set to receive financial assistance starting October 21, 2020.

DOH Cites Ways To Avoid ‘Quarantine Fatigue’

Fed up with the cabin fever? Here are some ways on how you can cope with it:

Globe Launches First-Ever Shareable Data Promo With SHARE&SURF249

Because sharing is caring, Globe now allows you to consume your data with your friends for up to 10GB!

DOTr: No Contract Awarded Yet On NAIA Expansion Project

“Allow us to set the record straight, once and for all, that there is no contract awarded yet, or any agreement decided upon, on the NAIA Expansion project,” said DOTr Undersecretary for Planning Ruben Reinoso Jr.

Feeding The Frontliners: A Dabawenya’s Advocacy

A former village councilor in Davao has risen to the challenge of the COVID-19 pandemic by enlisting her friends to provide meals to frontline workers who are in the thick of the city's COVID-19 response.

‘Snowdrop’ Starring Jisoo And Jung Hae In Begins Production

BLACKPINK's Jisoo is set to play the female lead alongside Jung Hae-In! What do you think of this pairing?!

San Carlos City Bans Non-Essential Travel

Negros Occidental indefinitely prohibits non-essential travel among its residents due to the rising cases of COVID-19.