Sunday, March 7, 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.

Gatchalian: Senate To Investigate Credit Card Fraud, Unauthorized Bank Transactions

Gatchalian: Senate To Investigate Credit Card Fraud, Unauthorized Bank Transactions

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.

Senator Win Gatchalian said the Senate will proceed in its investigation on credit card fraud and other unauthorized bank transactions as existing laws show lack of necessary mechanisms to protect consumers from nefarious individuals.

“Mula noong ibinunyag natin ang pambibiktima sa aking credit card hanggang ngayon ay hindi humihinto ang pagdagsa ng mga reklamo na natatanggap ng aking upisina mula sa mga biktima ng unauthorized online bank fund transfers at credit card transactions,” Gatchalian said.

“Hindi alam ng mga kawawang biktima kung saan nila maidudulog ang kanilang mga hinaing. Dagdag pa dito ang kawalan ng mabilis na proseso para matugunan agad ang kanilang mga reklamo,” he added.

The Vice Chairman of the Senate Committee on Banks, Financial Institutions and Currencies said the focus of their proceedings will be the efforts on the part of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) and the banks in safeguarding the interests of the consumers.

This early, Gatchalian is mulling over introducing a bill mandating consumer protection and education as one of the primary and strategic objectives of financial regulators to allow them to address financial inclusion and minimize fraudulent transactions from occurring. This is to spare the victims of fraudulent and unauthorized bank and credit card transactions from the tedious litigation process which often takes months and even years, the senator said.

He further explained that such a proposal is aimed at empowering financial regulators and strengthening their enforcement powers, insofar as consumer protection is concerned, to ensure that financial institutions comply with financial consumer protection regulations.

“It’s like a double whammy for the victims who already lost their hard-earned money to fraudsters and then spend some more just so justice could be served,” Gatchalian said.

“Aside from consumer protection, there are a number of issues that need to be addressed especially on the aspect of cyber security — the challenges and best practices. Banks are very attractive targets for hackers and scammers especially during this time of the pandemic,” the senator concluded.

Bacolod City To Set Up 40 Covid-19 Vaccination Centers

The City of Bacolod identifies 40 vaccination centers that will accommodate residents who will be inoculated against the Covid-19.

Technology Brings Potable Water To Biliran Tourism Site

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Shadow And Bone Premieres On April 23, Only On Netflix

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More Than 1.3-K Tourism Workers In NegOr Get Gov’t Cash Aid

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SM Celebrates Women’s Month With FREE Webinar For Women Entrepreneurs

SM celebrates Women’s month by giving a 2-day free webinar for women entrepreneurs on March 10 and 11.

VCO Processing Plant To Rise In Leyte, Samar

Two virgin coconut oil processing plants will be constructed in two towns in Eastern Visayas meant to provide higher income to coconut farmers.

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

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84% Of Barangays In Bacolod City Now Covid-Free

84% or 51 of the 61 villages in Bacolod city are now considered free from Covid-19!

AlphaMom Georgina Wilson Shares How To Raise Smart Children

Learn about Georgina Wilson's tips in raising smart kids.

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

More individuals are expected to receive the CoronaVac vaccine.

Entertainment

Dan Ombao Soars High In New Single “Saranggola”

The "Idol Philippines" alum Dan Ombao gives another "hugot" track entitled "Saranggola" that will be released later today!

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

The uncanny yet funny episode of Wish Ko Lang! features a story about mistaken identity this Saturday, March 6.

Viral TikTok Artist Angela Ken Joins ABS-CBN Music

Certified Kapamilya na ang Tiktok Artist na si Angela Ken!

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84% Of Barangays In Bacolod City Now Covid-Free

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21.6K More Sinovac Vaccines Arrive In Davao

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Travel

Boracay Tourists Still Need To Show Negative Swab Test

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DOT Seeks More Safe Travels Stamp Applications

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Motoring

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

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Motorcade Kicks Off Fire Prevention Month In Ilocos Norte

The Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) along with other entities join a motorcade to drumbeat awareness on fire safety and prevention this month.

Road Improvement Needed To Address Insurgency: PRRD

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