Thursday, February 25, 2021

Eight SM Companies Receive Golden Arrow Awards On Corporate Governance

Eight SM Companies were given Golden Arrow Awards for their excellant practice of corporate governance.

JG Summit Invests In Fintech Focused On Emerging Markets

JG Summit Holdings Inc. invests in Tyme, one of the world’s fastest-growing digital banks based in South Africa.

Reinvent And Go This 2021 With Globe Virtual Hangouts

What can everyone expect from Globe Virtual Hangouts this 2021?

Doblehin Ang Diskarte With Globe At Home’s Fastest Home Prepaid WiFi Ever!

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Belmonte Says No Need To Impose Lockdown In QC

Belmonte Says No Need To Impose Lockdown In QC

Spotlight

Eight SM Companies Receive Golden Arrow Awards On Corporate Governance

Eight SM Companies were given Golden Arrow Awards for their excellant practice of corporate governance.

JG Summit Invests In Fintech Focused On Emerging Markets

JG Summit Holdings Inc. invests in Tyme, one of the world’s fastest-growing digital banks based in South Africa.

Reinvent And Go This 2021 With Globe Virtual Hangouts

What can everyone expect from Globe Virtual Hangouts this 2021?

Doblehin Ang Diskarte With Globe At Home’s Fastest Home Prepaid WiFi Ever!

Swak sa budget na WiFi ba para sa buong pamilya ang hanap mo? Narito na ang Advanced Home Prepaid WiFi ng Globe At Home!

Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte on Wednesday said she sees no need to impose new lockdowns even as the United Kingdom (UK) Covid-19 variant has been detected in one of its residents.

Belmonte assured city residents that they have already isolated the first patient confirmed to have been infected with the new Covid-19 variant.

“When (he) left the Philippines on Dec. 27, he tested negative. When he arrived in Dubai, he tested negative. When he left Dubai there was no test. When he arrived in the Philippines he tested positive and when he tested positive he was brought directly to our isolation facility so he never even set foot in the community,” Belmonte said.

She said the group who fetched him from the airport and brought him to the isolation facility were also immediately tested and isolated as well, including their driver.

She added that they have also tested all health workers who attended to the patient at the isolation facility.

“Then at that particular isolation facility where he is located, we are not allowing more people to be admitted at present,” said Belmonte.

Although the subject tested negative before his departure for Dubai, Belmonte said they are also testing his immediate family household and as an additional precautionary measure, his family is also being closely monitored by the city health department.

She said the person’s female companion when he went to Dubai is also in isolation and is being re-tested even though she already tested negative for Covid-19.

“Yung mga kasama niya sa eroplano pabalik, we have citizens from QC in their flight manifest so we are currently identifying them and doing contact tracing sa kanila (The other passengers of the Emirates flight that they took when they came back to the country, we have residents from QC in their flight manifest so we are currently identifying them and doing contact tracing on them),” she said.

She added that they have identified 10 QC residents on the same flight with the person who tested positive for the Covid-19 UK variant.

Belmonte said she feels sad that residents of Barangay Kamuning where the subject resides are experiencing discrimination.

She explained that after the news broke out, employees with residence in Kamuning were told by their employees that they could not report for work in the wake of reports.

Belmonte called on the public especially city residents not to believe false information and not to discriminate against residents of the said barangay.

“The person who tested positive for the variant never set foot on Kamuning, I think there was not enough basis for locking down the barangay because the prerequisite of a lockdown or a granular lockdown has not been observed in Barangay Kamuning,” Belmonte said.

“I’m hoping that with the correct information, the people will be enlightened that there is nothing to panic about, Barangay Kamuning is safe, for the entire city, I make sure that minimum public safety protocol is practiced,” she said. (PNA)

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PAGEONE Group Bags Its Fifth AOY Award At The 56th Anvil Awards

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Shopee Launches #TatakPinoy Virtual Trade Fair To Support Filipino Businesses

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Spotlight

Eight SM Companies Receive Golden Arrow Awards On Corporate Governance

Eight SM Companies were given Golden Arrow Awards for their excellant practice of corporate governance.

JG Summit Invests In Fintech Focused On Emerging Markets

JG Summit Holdings Inc. invests in Tyme, one of the world’s fastest-growing digital banks based in South Africa.

Reinvent And Go This 2021 With Globe Virtual Hangouts

What can everyone expect from Globe Virtual Hangouts this 2021?

Doblehin Ang Diskarte With Globe At Home’s Fastest Home Prepaid WiFi Ever!

Swak sa budget na WiFi ba para sa buong pamilya ang hanap mo? Narito na ang Advanced Home Prepaid WiFi ng Globe At Home!

Lifestyle

Jollibee USA Serves Next-Level Chickenjoy In New Musical Advertisement

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Sinovac Covid-19 Vaccine Is Safe: FDA

FDA Director General Eric Domingo says "its safety profile is good" referring to Sinovac Biotech's Covid-19 vaccine with an efficacy rate of 65.3 to 91.2%.

Pwede More Or Sana All: Order A Variety Of Max’s Group Favorites

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Entertainment

Regine Promises New Repertoire And Surprise Guest In “Freedom” Concert

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