Friday, February 26, 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.

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SM Foundation Bags Four Anvil Awards

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Intramuros Reopens In New Normal

Intramuros Reopens In New Normal

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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.

Department of Tourism (DOT) Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat announced on Wednesday the formal reopening of the historic walled city of Intramuros in the new normal.

“Intramuros is ready and prepared for its reopening following the easing of quarantine restrictions and the minimum health and safety standards set for parks, plazas, open spaces, heritage sites, and museums,” said Puyat, who is also the Intramuros Administration (IA) Board of Administrators chairperson.

Armed with health and safety protocols against the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) consistent with Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging and Infectious Diseases (IATF) guidelines, Intramuros will now welcome guests and tourists on a limited capacity.

Signage and informational materials are installed strategically at high traffic areas like Palacio del Gobernador, Fort Santiago, Museo de Intramuros, Plaza San Luis, Casa Manila, Baluarte de San Diego, Puerto Real Gardens, Presidents’ Gallery, Plaza Roma, and Plazuela de Sta. Isabel.

Circulation plans for all gated sites and museums including Fort Santiago, Puerta Real Gardens, Asean Gardens, Parian Gate, Plaza San Luiz Complex, and Baluarte De San Diego are plotted and will be strictly enforced to ensure the smooth flow of traffic and avoid congestion.

“Covid-19 drastically changed people’s relation with streets, public spaces, and public facilities. The pandemic illustrates the value for accessible open spaces abundant in Intramuros that allow movement within dense urban areas,” Puyat said.

The IA also plans for its gated open-air managed sites such as the historical and cultural attractions, heritage, and religious museums to be opened to tourists and the general public.

Intramuros also looks forward to hosting essential activities and events including work meetings, workshops, training, seminars, congresses, conferences, conventions, board meetings, colloquia, conclaves, symposia, and consumer trade shows or product launches with strict abeyance with the minimum public health requirements, and in compliance with health and safety protocols.

The IA migrated its contact tracing application to staysafe.ph pursuant to the IATF Resolution No. 50. All gated and non-gated sites and destinations will mandatorily enforce usage with the No Registration, No Entry rule.

Private establishments within Intramuros are also required to utilize the staysafe.ph app.

The appropriate health and safety guidelines applicable are strictly enforced within the walls of Intramuros.

To mitigate infection, the IA also procured all necessary equipment and supplies. Hands-free thermometers with automatic alcohol dispensers are stationed in the Office of Public Affairs and Advocacy- DOT strategic locations for public use.

Fog atomization machines and disinfectant sprayers for all vehicles, commonly held surfaces, and used provision items are also in place.

Hygiene technicians and personnel who will conduct regular sanitation protocols are provided with personal protective equipment. Other health and safety supplies are provided to employees and visitors for free.

The IA also created a pre-validation task force that inspected compliance of all establishments with the minimum health and safety protocols pursuant to IATF issuances and the respective guidelines of the DOT and Department of Trade and Industry prior to the DOT’s actual validation. (PNA)

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Zamboanga City Holds Centennial Treasures Exhibit

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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.

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JG Summit Holdings Inc. invests in Tyme, one of the world’s fastest-growing digital banks based in South Africa.

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SM Foundation Bags Four Anvil Awards

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

Lifestyle

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Pwede More Or Sana All: Order A Variety Of Max’s Group Favorites

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Online Biz Promotes Local, Eco-Friendly Products

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Entertainment

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