Monday, March 8, 2021

Journalists From 4 Countries In Asia Discussed The Challenges In COVID-19

20 journalists from the four countries including the Philippines discuss “Post COVID-19: News Industry Transformation” during the 2nd Voice of Press (V.O.P.) Asia Media Forum.

Communities Are Better Prepared To Combat OSEC, Child Labor Trafficking

Several communities are now better equipped to fight Online Sexual Exploitations of Children with the help of World Vision.

SM, TESDA Train Farmers In Davao

225 farmers from Davao City completed their training under SM Foundation’s Kabalikat Sa Kabuhayan (KSK) on Sustainable Agriculture Program in Davao City.

Robinsons Retail Net Sales Hits ₱151 Billion In 2020 As E-Commerce Sales Rise

Robinsons Retail Holdings drops 7.3% of its net sales, however, its retail’s e-commerce sales continued to rise.

Davao Boosts Contact Tracing Efforts For UK Strain

Davao Boosts Contact Tracing Efforts For UK Strain

Spotlight

Journalists From 4 Countries In Asia Discussed The Challenges In COVID-19

20 journalists from the four countries including the Philippines discuss “Post COVID-19: News Industry Transformation” during the 2nd Voice of Press (V.O.P.) Asia Media Forum.

Communities Are Better Prepared To Combat OSEC, Child Labor Trafficking

Several communities are now better equipped to fight Online Sexual Exploitations of Children with the help of World Vision.

SM, TESDA Train Farmers In Davao

225 farmers from Davao City completed their training under SM Foundation’s Kabalikat Sa Kabuhayan (KSK) on Sustainable Agriculture Program in Davao City.

Robinsons Retail Net Sales Hits ₱151 Billion In 2020 As E-Commerce Sales Rise

Robinsons Retail Holdings drops 7.3% of its net sales, however, its retail’s e-commerce sales continued to rise.

The city government said Thursday it has heightened investigation and contact tracing activities on the possible source of the more contagious coronavirus strain B.1.1.7 or the UK variant of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19).

This, after the city recorded its first known case of the B.1.1.7 case involving a 10-year-old male patient, whose test result came out last week.

Dr. Ashley G. Lopez, head of the City Health Office (CHO), said the case was among the sixth batch of samples sequenced by the Philippine Genome Center (PGC) on February 8, in which three out of 19 new cases of the B.1.1.7 in the country were traced from Davao Region.

Two of the cases are from Davao de Oro and one from this city.

Lopez said the local health team immediately investigated the case and conducted contact tracing for the close contacts of the 10-year-old patient.

“The boy was immediately isolated after he tested positive on January 18. He was isolated for 10 days because he was asymptomatic. After 10 days, the boy was sent home and continued quarantine for four more days,” Lopez said.

He said the boy’s grandmother has recently completed a 21-day quarantine.

There is no clear evidence yet how the first known case contracted the B.1.1.7 strain, he said.

“Based on the assessment, the family has no history of travel even in the past year and has no known contact with a suspected UK variant or foreigner. We can’t find a history of exposure to a probable UK variant,” Lopez said.

Currently, he said there is no evidence of community transmission of the UK variant here. (PNA)

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Gov’t To Procure 1M Doses Of Sinovac

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Continued Vigilance To Curb Spread Of New Covid-19 Variants: DILG

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UNICEF Concludes Safer Internet Month Celebration Through A Conversation With Children

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TCS Philippines Named Top Employer, One Of Best Companies To Work For In Asia

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Duterte Urges Pinoys To Join Advocacies Empowering Women

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AirAsia’s Teleport Partners With McDonald’s For Timely And Fast-Moving Deliveries

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Isko Moreno: Medical Front-Liners First

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Spotlight

Journalists From 4 Countries In Asia Discussed The Challenges In COVID-19

20 journalists from the four countries including the Philippines discuss “Post COVID-19: News Industry Transformation” during the 2nd Voice of Press (V.O.P.) Asia Media Forum.

Communities Are Better Prepared To Combat OSEC, Child Labor Trafficking

Several communities are now better equipped to fight Online Sexual Exploitations of Children with the help of World Vision.

SM, TESDA Train Farmers In Davao

225 farmers from Davao City completed their training under SM Foundation’s Kabalikat Sa Kabuhayan (KSK) on Sustainable Agriculture Program in Davao City.

Robinsons Retail Net Sales Hits ₱151 Billion In 2020 As E-Commerce Sales Rise

Robinsons Retail Holdings drops 7.3% of its net sales, however, its retail’s e-commerce sales continued to rise.

Lifestyle

Did You Know: 99% Of Filipinos In Metro Manila Experience Pamamanhid, Or Tusok-Tusok

Nakakaranas ka na din ba ng pamamanhid, tusok-tusok, at pangangalay? May solusyon para diyan!

Most Affordable Air Fryer From XTREME Is Now Available!

Titas and titos wait no more because XTREME's Home Air Fryer is now available in the market!

You Can Now Score Farm Fresh Produce From Local Benguet Farmers Here In BGC!

Bonifacio Global City brings good quality Benguet staples at Bonifacio High Street through its "My Street High Street" initiative.

CoronaVac Jabs To Increase After First Day: DOH

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Entertainment

Dan Ombao Soars High In New Single “Saranggola”

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Kelvin Miranda Becomes A Victim Of Mistaken Identity In Wish Ko Lang!

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Viral TikTok Artist Angela Ken Joins ABS-CBN Music

Certified Kapamilya na ang Tiktok Artist na si Angela Ken!

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Travel

Boracay Tourists Still Need To Show Negative Swab Test

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Motoring

AirAsia’s Teleport Partners With McDonald’s For Timely And Fast-Moving Deliveries

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