Thursday, March 4, 2021

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

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SM, TESDA Train Farmers In Davao

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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.

Dayanghirang Provides Tax Remedies For Biz Sector In Davao City

Dayanghirang Provides Tax Remedies For Biz Sector In Davao City

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 council here approved Tuesday three remedial measures to provide relief to local businesses affected by the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) crisis.

“The city council is ready and very open to helping the business owners by passing ordinances that would give them more time to settle their taxes considering the situation in the city,” said Councilor Danilo Dayanghirang, chairperson of the City Council Committee on Finance, Ways and Means.

First of the three ordinances passed is the Ordinance No. 0304-20 or the “ordinance granting a three-month extension on the deadline of payment for the third quarterly installment for Real Property Tax (RPT) and additional levy on real property for the Special Education Fund (SEF).”

Under the measure, taxpayers are given until December 31 to pay the third quarterly installment of their RPT originally due on September 30.

“According to the Ordinance, both the 3rd and 4th installment of the RPT shall be due on December 31, 2020, and no interest shall be imposed for the 3rd installment if paid within the extended deadline. A discount of 10 percent for prompt payment to the taxpayer if one chose to pay on time will also be given,” said lawyer Lawrence Bantiding, the head of the City Treasurer’s Office (CTO).

Under the second measure, the city government will give tax amnesty or relief to delinquent RPT payers through Ordinance No. 0218-20.

“This shall apply to assessed penalties and interest on delinquent back taxes relating to real properties as of December 31, 2019, and prior years. All accrued penalties and interest shall be condoned only upon settlement of RPT within 6 months from the effectivity of the Ordinance,” Bantiding said.

Meanwhile, the third legislative action seeks to assist vendors of city-owned public markets by granting a 60-percent reduction on the rental fees of stalls or booths that are open from April 1 to June 30, 2020.

“If we remember, we waived the payment for the closed stalls inside government-owned spaces during the quarantine. For the open stalls but their incomes are reduced because of Covid-19, they were given a 60-percent reduction on their rental fees. For example, if they have rent due to the amount of PHP10,000 per month, now they only pay the amount of PHP4,000,” Dayanghirang said. (PNA)

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Gatchalian: Senate To Probe Distance Learning Quality, Deferred Face-To-Face Classes

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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.

Sitel® PH Opens MAXhub In Bataan Bringing Job Opportunities To More People In Luzon

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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

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

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Filipinos Worry About Mental Health Of Students In Remote Learning-Research Firm

BluePrint.PH Facebook posts analysis resulted that education relates to the deaths by suicide is highly discussed among the country's 80 million Facebook users from March 2020 to January 2021 in the Philippines.

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