Tuesday, March 2, 2021

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.

World Vision Assisted 64,000 People Affected By Typhoons Rolly And Ulysses

To date, World Vision has helped 64,000 people devastated by typhoons Rolly and Ulysses.

Sarah Geronimo To Crown Phoenix SUPER LPG’s Kalderoke Winner

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Get Vaccinated For Your Own Safety, Vico Tells Pasigueños

Get Vaccinated For Your Own Safety, Vico Tells Pasigueños

Spotlight

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.

World Vision Assisted 64,000 People Affected By Typhoons Rolly And Ulysses

To date, World Vision has helped 64,000 people devastated by typhoons Rolly and Ulysses.

Sarah Geronimo To Crown Phoenix SUPER LPG’s Kalderoke Winner

Popstar Royalty Sarah Geronimo will crown the Kalderoke winner this Saturday, February 27! Sino kaya ang mananalo?

Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto on Tuesday said while the local government does not force its residents to get Covid-19 vaccine shots, he encouraged residents to get inoculated for their own safety.

“Hindi naman po ito sapilitan pero ako po hinihikayat ko po ang mga Pasigueño na kung may pagkakataon na mabakunahan po tayo, tulong na po natin ito sa bayan natin (This is not mandatory but I personally encourage Pasigueños to get shots if they have the chance to get vaccinated, this could be our contributions to the country),” Sotto said during the visit of the Covid-19 Coordinated Operations to Defeat Epidemic (CODE) team, led by the National Task Force (NTF) and the Inter-Agency Task Force on for the Management of Emerging Infectious Disease (IATF-EID) at the Tanghalang Pasigueño in Pasig City.

Sotto urged residents to trust experts in the selection of Covid-19 vaccines, saying once the country’s Food and Drug Administration (FDA) gives the green light, then it is safe to use.

“Basta approved po ito ng FDA, makakaasa po tayo na ligtas at mabisa ang mga brand na ito. Magtiwala po tayo sa mga dalubhasa sa medical field at kami naman sa lokal na pamahalaan, nandito kami para tulungan at suportahan ang ating (As long as it is approved by the FDA, we are assured that these brands are safe and effective. Let us trust the experts in the medical field and we, at the local government, are here to help and support our) national immunization program,” Sotto said.

“Basta may approval ng FDA, safe po ito (As long as it has FDA approval, it is safe). We will do what we can to properly disseminate the correct information to the people,” he added.

Meanwhile, NTF chief implementer and vaccine czar Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr. assured the public that all the vaccine candidates will go through a stringent regulatory evaluation and selection process of the vaccine experts panel and the FDA.

“Marami po tayong challenges, maraming shortfalls sa supplies but we will do our best para makuha natin ang vaccines na kailangan natin (We have faced many challenges, there are many shortfalls in the supplies but we will do our best to acquire the vaccines that we need),” Galvez said.

He urged the public to trust all the government’s procured vaccines.

“Lahat po ng vaccines na makakapasa sa FDA, ina-assure namin na safe po ‘yan (All the vaccines that will pass the FDA selection, we can assure you that these are safe),” he said.

Galvez said the national government is now waiting to finalize negotiations with various pharmaceutical companies for the acquisition of around 148 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines.

Officials of the CODE team have visited Pasig City to discuss the pandemic situation, the third phase of the national action plan (NAP 3), as well as the vaccination roadmap strategic framework and updates.

This is part of the government’s preparation for the Covid-19 vaccine deployment and the national immunization program. (PNA)

AstraZeneca Vax Arrival To Boost’ Medical Workers Morale: Go

“Another good news. Ang hinihintay natin, ang bakuna mula sa COVAX, darating na sa Lunes," Sen. Go said, adding medical front-liners will boost their morale as they will have more vaccines to choose from.

Phoenix Petroleum Bags 4 Trophies At 56th Anvil Awards

Congratulations, Phoenix! Phoenix Petroleum won a Gold Anvil and three Silver Anvils during the 56th Anvil Awards for its excellent campaign programs.

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Reinvent And Go This 2021 With Globe Virtual Hangouts

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Hontiveros Urges Malacañang To Reconsider Adjusted Holiday Sched

Senator Risa Hontiveros urges Malacañang to reconsider its decision to make November 2, December 24, and 31 as the "special working holidays."

DepEd Execs Inspect Island, Mountain Schools In Zambales

Although the plan for face-to-face classes is still being studied, officials of the DepEd regional inspect six elementary and high schools in Zambales to prepare for the eventual holding of in-person classes once allowed by President Duterte.

More Medical Front-Liners Willing To Be Inoculated

Many medical front-liners welcome the government's initiative to call for vaccination as they are eager to gain protection from the virus.

200 PNP Personnel Get Coronavirus Jab

Around 200 medical personnel, including three ranking officials of the Philippine National Police (PNP), took their first dose of China-donated CoronaVac vaccines on Monday at Camp Crame.

NegOr Needs 4,200 People For Covid-19 Vax Program

Negros Oriental will need a total of 4,254 people to compose 709 teams with six members each for the Covid-19 vaccination program in the province.

DFA: Total Recoveries Among Pinoys Abroad At 9,379

The DFA reports a total of 9,379 overseas Filipinos recovered from the Covid-19, including the additional 78 reported this week.

Spotlight

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.

World Vision Assisted 64,000 People Affected By Typhoons Rolly And Ulysses

To date, World Vision has helped 64,000 people devastated by typhoons Rolly and Ulysses.

Sarah Geronimo To Crown Phoenix SUPER LPG’s Kalderoke Winner

Popstar Royalty Sarah Geronimo will crown the Kalderoke winner this Saturday, February 27! Sino kaya ang mananalo?

Lifestyle

Huggies And Anne Curtis Donate Over 1,000 Gift Packs To Moms And Babies In Need

Huggies, together with mom Anne Curtis and baby Dahlia, donated a total of 1,166 gift packs to moms and babies in need.

ÀMEN Launches New Mask Collection Via Fashion Show Featuring 3D Finger Puppets

ÀMEN joins the trend as it launches its newest 3D finger puppet mask collection on March 5 in celebration of Women's Month.

Jollibee USA Serves Next-Level Chickenjoy In New Musical Advertisement

Jollibee USA's new Chickenjoy commercial leaves viewers the Last Song Syndrome ‘LSS’ effect. Mapapakanta ka na lang talaga habang nagki-crave.

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%.

Entertainment

Shadow And Bone Premieres On April 23, Only On Netflix

Get your eyes wide open as you wait for Shadow and Bone's show on Netflix this coming April.

Why “Count Your Lucky Stars” On iWantTFC Is A Must-Watch For Asianovela Fans

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Chef Sandy Daza Goes On A Food Road Trip In The New Normal In “Foodprints” Season 8

Chef Sandy Daza takes viewers on a road trip from Manila to Ilocos to discover the best cookeries in the new season of "FoodPrints."

More Stories

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Dr. Gerardo “Gap” Legaspi, director of the Philippine General Hospital (PGH), became the first person in the country to officially receive the Covid-19 vaccine.

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Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr. said the government will procure 1 million doses of CoronaVac, produced by China’s Sinovac Biotech pharmaceutical company, this March.

More Medical Front-Liners Willing To Be Inoculated

Many medical front-liners welcome the government's initiative to call for vaccination as they are eager to gain protection from the virus.

Gatchalian To DepEd: Form Panel Of Experts On Pilot Test Of Face-To-Face Classes

Senator Gatchalian urges the DepEd to form its panel of experts that will guide the pilot tests of face-to-face classes in low-risk areas.

Hontiveros Urges Malacañang To Reconsider Adjusted Holiday Sched

Senator Risa Hontiveros urges Malacañang to reconsider its decision to make November 2, December 24, and 31 as the "special working holidays."

Travel

DOT Seeks More Safe Travels Stamp Applications

The Department of Tourism (DOT) opens the application for the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) Safe Travels Stamp starting Monday, the world’s first safety and hygiene stamp for travelers.

Domagoso Favors Opening Intramuros, Other Parks For Families

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Palawan Eyes Reopening Of Calauit Safari Park In March

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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.

Motoring

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

AirAsia’s Teleport and McDonald’s partner to support and ensure a fast-moving delivery of orders within the National Capital Region (NCR).

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

President Duterte sees the need to improve barangay roads in Mindanao, especially in the Caraga region, to address the insurgency in the place.