Thursday, March 4, 2021

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.

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.

Health Groups Urge PRRD To Certify Alcohol, E-Cig Tax Hike Urgent

Health Groups Urge PRRD To Certify Alcohol, E-Cig Tax Hike Urgent

Spotlight

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.

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.

The Sin Tax Coalition, a group of health advocates, called on President Rodrigo Duterte to certify the proposal to raise taxes on alcoholic beverages, heated tobacco products (HTPs), and vapor products as an urgent measure.

“We note the administration’s pronouncement in the 2019 State of the Nation Address asking Congress to prioritize the passage of the bill increasing the excise taxes on these sin products… It is our common goal to have the new higher taxes on alcohol, e-cigarettes and heated tobacco products implemented on the first day of 2020,” the coalition said in a statement.

Representatives from medical societies such as the Philippine Medical Association, the Philippine College of Physicians, and the Philippine Pediatric Society, together with the youth, senior citizens, urban poor communities and other members of civil society organizations are behind the statement.

The excise tax increase on alcohol, HTPs, and vape would prevent young people from accessing them, the group stressed.

The group cited a Global School-Based Student Health survey in 2015 showed two out of three 13-15 years old high school students in the country, whoever had a drink of alcohol other than a few sips, admitted that they started drinking alcohol before 14 years old.

It also cited a National Nutrition Survey of 2018 which shows that one out of five e-cigarette users in the country comes from young Filipinos aged 10 to 19 years old.

“The main reason to tax these products is to protect young people from accessing the product,” the statement read.

Senate ways and means committee chairperson Pia Cayetano sponsored Senate Bill 1074 before which seeks to align the tax rate of HTPs and vape with that of traditional cigarettes at PHP45 starting next year.

For alcoholic beverages, Cayetano proposes to increase the tax on distilled spirits from PHP23.5 to PHP90 per proof liter with a 20 percent ad valorem tax beginning next year.

Meanwhile, fermented liquors and alcopops would be taxed at PHP45 per liter, up from PHP25.4. A specific tax of PHP600 would be imposed on sparkling wines, while a specific tax of PHP43 would be imposed on still and carbonated wines beginning 2020.

Earlier, Finance Secretary, Carlos Dominguez III said the bill is expected to generate around PHP47.9 billion in incremental revenue, which would help bridge the funding gap for the first year of implementation of the Universal Health Care law. (PNA)

More Farmers Trained After Two Years Of RCEF

More farmers are being trained under the Rice Competitiveness Extension Fund-Rice Extension Services Program.

Pinoys Urged To Unite, Protect Rights On People Power Anniversary

President Duterte on Thursday enjoined Filipinos to stand united and stay vigilant in protecting their rights in commemoration of the 35th anniversary of the Edsa People Power Revolution.

Lapu-Lapu City Starts Covid-19 Vax Info Drive

Lapu-Lapu City starts its massive information campaign on vaccination for the Covid-19 by distributing leaflets to the public.

Travelers No Longer Required To Undergo Covid-19 Test, Quarantine

No more Covid-19 test, no more 14-day quarantine, Malacañang announced.

Domagoso Favors Opening Intramuros, Other Parks For Families

Manila Mayor Isko welcomes the suggestion of the Department of Tourism to set up a 'family day' in Intramuros and other recreational parks in the city.

Sinopharm Applies For EUA Of Covid-19 Vaccine In PH

Spox Harry Roque discloses that Chinese state-owned pharmaceutical company Sinopharm has filed an application for emergency use authorization (EUA) for its Covid-19 vaccines before the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of the Philippines.

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.

Chevron Recognized Among Asia’s Best Employers With Double Wins

Chevron Holdings Inc. recognized as one of the ‘Best Companies to Work For in Asia 2020’ by HR Asia.

P19-M Greenhouses For Antique’s High-Value Crops, Cut Flowers

The municipality of San Remigio in Antique will construct some greenhouses worth PHP19 million for the cultivation of high-value crops and cut flowers in the place.

Spotlight

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.

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.

Lifestyle

CoronaVac Jabs To Increase After First Day: DOH

More individuals are expected to receive the CoronaVac vaccine.

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.

Only P60 A Month To Talk To A Doctor As Much As You Want

KonsultaMD is the newest trend to consult a doctor and paying only less than a hundred per month!

AlphaMom Georgina Wilson Shares How To Raise Smart Children

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

Entertainment

GMA Network Wins Silver Anvil For COVID-19 Response Campaign

GMA Network's Covid-19 response campaign bags a Silver Anvil at the 56th Anvil Awards' Gabi ng Parangal.

“Monster Hunter” Opens In PH Cinemas This March

Get your popcorn ready! A new fantasy action thriller Monster Hunter, opens in Philippine cinemas in March!

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.

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Safe, Family-Friendly Vacations Are Top Priority For Filipinos: Airbnb Travel Survey

Airbnb's Philippines Travel Trends Survey 2021 states that family vacations are the primary reason to travel this year for 6 out of 10 Filipinos.

QC Vaccine Rollout For Health Workers Starts Wednesday

The Quezon City government is ready for its Covid-19 vaccination rollout on Wednesday after receiving the CoronaVac jabs donated by China.

Travel

Safe, Family-Friendly Vacations Are Top Priority For Filipinos: Airbnb Travel Survey

Airbnb's Philippines Travel Trends Survey 2021 states that family vacations are the primary reason to travel this year for 6 out of 10 Filipinos.

No More Quarantine For Travelers In Ilocos Sur

Ilocos Sur announces that quarantine is no longer required for travelers unless they exhibit symptoms of the Covid-19 upon arrival in the province.

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

Manila Mayor Isko welcomes the suggestion of the Department of Tourism to set up a 'family day' in Intramuros and other recreational parks in the city.

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.