Monday, March 8, 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.

Hontiveros Pushes 100 Percent Free Dialysis For All Senior Citizens

Hontiveros Pushes 100 Percent Free Dialysis For All Senior Citizens

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 Risa Hontiveros has filed Senate Bill No. 2053 to make free the complete 144 dialysis sessions needed by all Filipino senior citizens with kidney diseases amid widespread unemployment.

Hontiveros’ “Free Dialysis for Senior Citizens Act of 2021” seeks to fully reimburse all the dialysis sessions needed by senior citizens conducted in accredited hospitals or free-standing dialysis centers through the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth).

“Dialysis has become the lifeline for so many of our senior citizens. It is already difficult to grow old, pero doble ang hirap ng mga lola’t lola na kailangan ding magpa-dialysis. We should help ease the burden,” she said.

Hontiveros emphasized that the stress of the pandemic exacerbated the financial and physical vulnerabilities of senior citizens. Currently, PhilHealth covers 90 dialysis sessions, but Hontiveros said her bill hopes to cover the complete 144 sessions needed for a complete year of treatment.

“Ang mga lolo’t lola natin ang isa sa pinaka-bulnerableng grupo ngayong pandemya. P500 lang ang natatanggap nila bawat buwan sa social pension nila, at yung mga kaya namang magtrabaho, hindi makalabas dahil sa health restrictions. How do we expect them to afford the extra P135,000 needed to complete their sessions? That is a massive financial obligation. It is simply unjust,” she said.

“Alalahanin din natin na hindi lang dialysis ang binabayaran nila at ng kanilang mga pamilya. May economic crisis din tayo, and, as it is, hirap na hirap ang pamilyang Pilipino na bumili ng pagkain. Paano pa kaya ang dialysis ni lolo’t lola? Karapatan din nilang maging healthy. Wag natin silang pabayaan,” she said.

Hontiveros also said it is urgent to pass the bill as soon as possible to make life easier for those with kidney disease, which remains the 7th leading cause of death among Filipinos according to the National Kidney and Transplant Institute (NKTI).

“Kidney disease is one of the killer sicknesses in the country. I hope this will be a foot in the door to finally expanding the coverage and permanently increasing the number of dialysis sessions we can give our people to give them the chance to still live their lives,” she said.

“Hindi porket matanda na sila ay itataboy natin ang mga lolo’t lola natin. Pagkatapos ng lahat ng nagawa nila para sa atin, maliit na bagay na lang ito. I-regalo natin ang munting pagaalaga sa kanila at ang kanilang kalusugan,” Hontiveros concluded.

Isko Moreno: Medical Front-Liners First

"Ako gustong-gusto ko na talaga magpaturok eh pero hindi ako medical front-liner. Hindi pa ako qualified," said Manila Mayor Isko Moreno as he sticks to the IATF's priority order.

DA Secures Add’l Hog Deliveries For Metro Manila

A total of 685,846 kilos or 108,070 heads of hogs have already been brought to the metropolis as government intervention to address the supply of this commodity.

Tacloban Sees ‘Advantage’ In More Strict Quarantine Status

Tacloban City Mayor Alfred Romualdez welcomes the decision of the IATF to place the city under general community quarantine for six months in a row.

CoronaVac Vaccines To Be Transported To Cebu, Davao This Week

Sec. Carlito Galvez Jr. assured that frontline healthcare workers across the country will have equitable access to the China-donated Sinovac’s CoronaVac vaccines.

GMA Network Is GEMS’ TV Station Of The Year

GMA Network named as the TV Station of the Year at the 5th Guild of Educators, Mentors, and Students (GEMS) Hiyas ng Sining Awards held on March 1.

Cabanatuan City Puts Up Covid-19 Vax Centers

Cabanatuan City government prepares the inoculation center for the vaccination against coronavirus Covid-19 in the place.

Bicol Region To Receive Over 11K Doses Of Sinovac Vaccine

At least 11,700 doses of CoronaVac vaccine are expected to arrive this week in Bicol as part of its initial allocation from the 600,000 doses that arrived on Sunday from China.

Lapu-Lapu City Requires Permit, ‘Watcher’ For Gatherings

Mass gatherings in the city will need a permit from the city government to ensure that minimum health and safety protocols will strictly be observed.

XTREME Appliances Brings Back The Summer Xtravaganza Bundle Promo

XTREME Appliances brings back the exclusive summer bundle promos starting from March 1, 2021, until May 31, 2021.

‘Pulong’ Gives Educational Aid To Over 1K Students

Davao City 1st District Rep. Paolo “Pulong” Duterte distributes educational assistance to over a thousand college students for the school year 2020-2021.

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!

More Stories

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!

Solon Wants To Lessen Teachers’ Workload

Albay Rep. Joey Salceda pushes for a measure that will help lessen teachers' workload.

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!

21.6K More Sinovac Vaccines Arrive In Davao

Over 21,000 vials of Sinovac vaccines arrived at the Davao International Airport (DIA), adding up to the 12,000 doses that the region received Tuesday.

Just One App Needed In Mandaluyong, Pasig, Valenzuela, Antipolo

Sanib puwersa! The city governments Mandaluyong, Valenzuela, Pasig, and Antipolo have partnered to integrate the use of their contact tracing applications for more efficient measures that will contain the Covid-19.

Travel

Boracay Tourists Still Need To Show Negative Swab Test

Tourists visiting Boracay are still required to show negative results of their swab tests.

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.

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.