Sunday, January 24, 2021

Max’s All-You-Can™ Is Back And Better Than Ever!

Hindi lahat ng nang-iiwan, hindi na bumabalik. Max’s All-You-Can is back!

No Children Left Behind In Datu Paglas As Youth Leaders Mentor Learners

Youth leaders in Datu Paglas, Maguindanao are volunteering as tutors to help children who are struggling with their studies due to the changes brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Panasonic Air Conditioners With Nanoe™ X Confirmed To Inhibit The Novel Coronavirus

What a breakthrough! Panasonic is taking their air conditioners to the next level!

102-Year-Old School In Sorsogon Gets New SM School Building

The newly built two-story SM School building is now ready to cater students from Basud Elementary School in Sorsogon City!

Hotels Can’t Be Both Quarantine, Leisure Facility: DOT-7

Hotels Can’t Be Both Quarantine, Leisure Facility: DOT-7

Spotlight

Max’s All-You-Can™ Is Back And Better Than Ever!

Hindi lahat ng nang-iiwan, hindi na bumabalik. Max’s All-You-Can is back!

No Children Left Behind In Datu Paglas As Youth Leaders Mentor Learners

Youth leaders in Datu Paglas, Maguindanao are volunteering as tutors to help children who are struggling with their studies due to the changes brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Panasonic Air Conditioners With Nanoe™ X Confirmed To Inhibit The Novel Coronavirus

What a breakthrough! Panasonic is taking their air conditioners to the next level!

102-Year-Old School In Sorsogon Gets New SM School Building

The newly built two-story SM School building is now ready to cater students from Basud Elementary School in Sorsogon City!

The Department of Tourism in Central Visayas (DOT-7) has reminded hotels in the region that they cannot operate as a quarantine facility and a leisure accommodation at the same time.

In an advisory on Friday, DOT-7 regional head Shahlimar Hofer Tamano said such policy applies to areas under modified general community quarantine (MGCQ) or general community quarantine (GCQ).

“We urge you to choose between continuing to operate as quarantine or isolation facility or provide accommodation for business and leisure or staycation purposes,” the DOT official said.

Since the quarantine started, the government has tapped hotels that closed due to the pandemic to operate as quarantine facilities for returning overseas Filipinos (ROFs) or as housing facilities for healthcare workers and medical front-liners.

Tamano reminded hotels to ensure guests billeted in their respective properties, especially those that need to undergo the mandatory 14-day quarantine, to strictly follow quarantine protocols for all arriving international passengers.

Accommodation establishments offered to convert their leisure facilities to cater to the ROFs through the government repatriation program for locally stranded individuals who opt to spend their isolation in hotels and for authorized persons outside residence during their mandatory quarantine.

DOT has continued to ease up on the stringent policies for the accommodation sector.

The agency has allowed the accommodation facilities in MGCQ and GCQ areas to open at full operational capacity, subject to the hotel management’s decision and compliance with the safety guidelines.

DOT pointed out that hotels still cannot operate for a staycation and temporary quarantine facility at the same time amid the health risks.

As stated in the DOT Administrative Order (AO) No. 2020-006, the only hotels that can accommodate guests for staycations are those that are not concurrently being used as quarantine or isolation facilities for ROFs or as quarters for healthcare workers.

In the AO, DOT defines staycations as referring to an activity involving a minimum of an overnight stay for leisure purposes in an accommodation establishment that is not used as a Covid-19 quarantine facility.

Hotels are mandated to obtain from the DOT Certificate of Authority to Operate for Staycations (CAOS) to be able to operate as accommodation establishments catering to business and leisure. (PNA)

Villar Vows Funding For Dagupan Baywalk’s Water Barriers

DPWH allots PHP75 million budget to install water barriers in Dagupan baywalk.

Basilica Friar Calls For Action On Proper Face Mask Disposal

An environmentalist friar addresses the proper disposal of face shields and face masks during his homily.

Gov’t ‘A Step Closer’ To Giving Add’l Benefits To Media: Andanar

Magkakaroon na rin ng proteksyon ang mga media workers sa bansa!

DOH Recommends More Testing For Travelers Entering PH

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Duterte Meets With China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi

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World Vision And KOICA Help Over 13500 Families Affected By COVID-19 Pandemic In Marawi

Around 13,500 families in Marawi City received assistance as part of World Vision and KOICA’s health response.

102-Year-Old School In Sorsogon Gets New SM School Building

The newly built two-story SM School building is now ready to cater students from Basud Elementary School in Sorsogon City!

Gov’t Backs Plans To Tap Pharmacists, Midwives As Vaccinators

To help vaccinate 70M people, the DOH proposes to allow pharmacists and midwives as vaccinators for Covid-19 vaccines.

Andanar Hopes ‘Moral Governance’ In BARMM To Flourish

“We are one with our Muslim brothers and sisters in celebrating the Bangsamoro Foundation Day," Andanar said, hoping that the region will continue pursuing moral governance.

Tacloban Drafts Covid-19 Vaccination Plan

Maliban sa “Money is not an issue here yet," sabi ni Tacloban city Mayor Alfred Romualdez sa budget ng vaccine, may iba itong inaalala. Ano kaya ito?

Spotlight

Max’s All-You-Can™ Is Back And Better Than Ever!

Hindi lahat ng nang-iiwan, hindi na bumabalik. Max’s All-You-Can is back!

No Children Left Behind In Datu Paglas As Youth Leaders Mentor Learners

Youth leaders in Datu Paglas, Maguindanao are volunteering as tutors to help children who are struggling with their studies due to the changes brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Panasonic Air Conditioners With Nanoe™ X Confirmed To Inhibit The Novel Coronavirus

What a breakthrough! Panasonic is taking their air conditioners to the next level!

102-Year-Old School In Sorsogon Gets New SM School Building

The newly built two-story SM School building is now ready to cater students from Basud Elementary School in Sorsogon City!

Lifestyle

Hendrick’s Gin Celebrates Love And Romance With The Perfect Pair This Valentine’s Day

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POND’S And Shopee Deliver ‘Smarter Skincare’ With First AI-Powered Chatbot

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Yellow Cab Introduces Its New Thin Crust Pizza, Starting At Just P249

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Mrs. Garcia’s: The Meat Of The Matter For The New Normal

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Entertainment

First-Time ‘Himig’ Interpreters Reveal What Being Part The Competition Means To Them

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FATE: THE WINX SAGA You Focus, You Learn, You Grow. Transformation Awaits On January 22

OMG! Bet your childhood WINX CLUB becomes corporeal as it releases their FATE: THE WINX SAGA original series on Netflix!

Newest Boys’ Love Tandem Gives All The Feels In Thai Series “A Tale Of Thousand Stars”

BL fans eyes here! Another best of Thai series entitled "A Tale of Thousand Stars," can now be streamed for free on iWantTFC!

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NTT Appoints Abhijit Dubey As Global Chief Executive Officer, NTT Ltd. From 1 April 2021

Learn more about the new CEO of the world's leading global technology services provider!

Marikina Lauds MMDA’s Move To Prevent Future Flooding

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realme Says Yellow To 2021 With The Best Deals Of The Month

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Bicol Logs 23 Covid-19 Recoveries

No new death, 23 more recoveries; DOH regional reports in Bicol's Covid-19 case.

Travel

Bicol Int’l Airport Now 72.2% Complete

Malapit nang magkaroon ng airport sa Bicol!

Vaccinated People Still Need To Follow Travel Protocols

Nabakunahan man o hindi tuloy-tuloy pa rin ang pagsunod ng travel health protocols, ayon kay Duque.

Panagbenga 2021 Postponed Due To Pandemic

Walang Panagbenga ngayong taon. 🙁

Radisson Hotel Group Rises Above Challenges To Add 84 New Hotels Across Asia Pacific

Radisson Hotel Group adds 84 new hotels and resorts, covering eight of its distinct brands.

Motoring

Abalos Asks DPWH To Fix Lights On Major Roads

MMDA chairman Benhur Abalos requested the DPWH to fix street lights on major thoroughfares across the metropolis, citing commuters are in danger.

Cebu BRT Project Partially Operational Before Yearend: Tugade

Cebuanos can start to ride more modernized public transportations before 2021 ends!

SMC Extends Free Toll To Medical Frontliners On Skyway Stage 3

Wow! Extended pa ang pa-free toll ng SMC para sa mga medical frontliners!