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?

SM Foundation Bags Four Anvil Awards

Congratulations! SM Foundation (SMFI) bags four awards in the recent 56th Anvil Awards.

Gatchalian: Vaccine Hesitancy To Prolong Pandemic Woes, Prevent Safe Schools Reopening

Gatchalian: Vaccine Hesitancy To Prolong Pandemic Woes, Prevent Safe Schools Reopening

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?

SM Foundation Bags Four Anvil Awards

Congratulations! SM Foundation (SMFI) bags four awards in the recent 56th Anvil Awards.

Following the release of surveys that showed public hesitancy on receiving the COVID-19 vaccine, Senator Win Gatchalian urged the government to build public confidence on its vaccination program, which is key to putting an end to the pandemic and allowing the safe reopening of schools. The senator called this hesitancy a result of the “Dengvaxia damage,” which eroded the public’s trust in vaccinations.

Gatchalian flagged that if half of the country would refuse to be vaccinated, the transmission of the virus will not be suppressed. For the basic education sector, this means a prolonged delay in the resumption of in-person classes for more than 22 million public school learners nationwide. In Metro Manila alone, which is considered a virus hotspot, there are 2 million learners enrolled in public schools.

A recent nationwide Pulse Asia survey of 2,400 adults revealed that 47 percent of Filipinos would not get themselves vaccinated, 32 percent would get vaccinated, and 21 percent are undecided. Of the 2,400 adults who joined the survey, 84 percent are worried about the safety of the vaccine.

According to a survey by the University of the Philippines-OCTA Research Group, where 600 participants from Metro Manila aged 18 and above participated, only 25 percent are willing to be vaccinated against COVID-19. The same survey revealed that 28 percent would not get the vaccine, while 47 percent are undecided.

“Magiging malaki ang problema natin kung walang magpapabakuna laban sa COVID. Hindi tayo makakabalik sa normal na pamumuhay,” Gatchalian said.

“Dapat nating tugunan ang pangamba ng ating mga mamamayan pagdating sa pagpapapabakuna upang matuldukan na natin ang krisis na ito,” the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Basic Education Arts and Culture added.

Gatchalian emphasized the need to be transparent on the potential side effects of COVID-19 vaccine shots and how these can be managed.

Gatchalian also reiterated his call to include teachers in the priority groups for the COVID-19 vaccine roll-out. The government is eyeing to inoculate 60 million Filipinos to achieve “herd immunity.”

Ilocos Norte To Hire Seniors, OSYs As Tourism Aides

The Ilocos Norte Tourism Office (INTO) will be going to hire some tourism aides, including senior citizens and out-of-school youths (OSY).

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.

Subic Bay Freeport Expressway Inaugurated

Bukas na ang 8.2km Subic Freeport Expressway!

Ayala Museum Virtual Exhibition Features Early Works Of H.R. Ocampo

Ayala Museum presents a virtual re-staging of The Real H.R. Ocampo in celebration of the National Artist’s 110th birth anniversary this year.

Ilocos Coop Gets P5-M Grant To Boost Marketing Of Agri-Products

The Department of Agriculture (DA) grants the largest Coop in Ilocos Norte of PHP5 million to help locals to supply affordable and accessible goods to consumers in various parts of the country.

3 Pinoy Space Engineers Make History With Maya-2 Cubesat Launch

Three Pinoy geniuses mark the history of space science in the Philippines with the launch of the country's second cube satellite, called Maya-2 CubeSat.

PH Vax Roadmap Is Still On Track: Galvez

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Sen. Win On Allowing Localized, Limited Face-To-Face Classes: Learn From Other Countries

Kaya na nga ng mga paaralan sa Pilipinas na magkaroon ng ligtas na 'limited face-to-face classes'

DENR-Davao Intensifies Mt. Apo Trekking And Camping Policy

DENR-Davao pushes striker trekker rules in Mt. Apo but if remains unfollowed the government might decide to temporarily close the site for rehabilitation.

SMC Accelerates Work On Skyway Extension; Alabang SB Toll Plaza Closure Set Feb. 20

SMC president Ramon S. Ang appeals for "patience and understanding," as another road closure at the southbound section starting midnight on February 20.

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?

SM Foundation Bags Four Anvil Awards

Congratulations! SM Foundation (SMFI) bags four awards in the recent 56th Anvil Awards.

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

You can now order a variety of items from different brands in just one transaction with Max's Group's latest innovation!

Online Biz Promotes Local, Eco-Friendly Products

'Alibot PH' an online store that transforms scraps into attractive and useful crafts is managed by three Pinay creatives.

Entertainment

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

Alamin ano itong panibagong pasabog na ihahatid ni Regine Velasquez-Alcasid sa kaniyang mga fans sa nalalapit nitong concert.

“Tunay Na Buhay” Turns 10, Features Life Story Of Vic Sotto

In celebration of "Tunay na Buhay" 10th anniversary features personal stories of Vic Sotto including his childhood memories, how TVJ group started, and his principles as a father.

Explosive New Cinematic Adventure “Mortal Kombat” Drops First Trailer

Have you seen the newest trailer of 'Mortal Kombat'?

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SM Foundation Bags Four Anvil Awards

Congratulations! SM Foundation (SMFI) bags four awards in the recent 56th Anvil Awards.

Ilocos Norte To Hire Seniors, OSYs As Tourism Aides

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SBMA Ready For Covid-19 Vax Rollout

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Travel

Palawan Eyes Reopening Of Calauit Safari Park In March

Palawan government eyes to open the Calauit Safari Park in Palawan by March.

DENR-Davao Intensifies Mt. Apo Trekking And Camping Policy

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DOT Backs Vaccine Passport For Tourism Recovery

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Motoring

MMDA To Open Zipper Lane For EDSA People Power Anniversary

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DPWH Proposal To Upgrade Currimao Seaport Access Road OK’d

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Subic Bay Freeport Expressway Inaugurated

Bukas na ang 8.2km Subic Freeport Expressway!