Sunday, March 7, 2021

Journalists From 4 Countries In Asia Discussed The Challenges In COVID-19

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Communities Are Better Prepared To Combat OSEC, Child Labor Trafficking

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SM, TESDA Train Farmers In Davao

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Mayor Joy: COVID-19 Recovery Rate Reaches 60% In QC

Mayor Joy: COVID-19 Recovery Rate Reaches 60% In QC

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.

Despite the many challenges in its fight against the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic being the most densely populated city in the country, Quezon City has reached 60 percent in its virus recovery rate, Mayor Joy Belmonte said Thursday.

Belmonte, in a Palace briefing aired over state-run PTV, said the city is managing its fight against the pandemic.

“Natutuwa din naman akong ibalita sa madla na kapag pinag-usapan po natin ang incidences per 100,000 ay ang ang lungsod Quezon ay wala sa top ten, tayo po ay number 16 sa lahat po ng LGU sa buong Pilipinas with regards to concentration or density (I am happy to say that if we talk about incidences per 100,000, QC is not in the top ten, we are number 16 in all the LGUs in the country with regards to concentration or density),” she said.

Belmonte branded this as “good news” despite being the most densely populated with more than three million residents.

She said data from May 26 until this week showed there are more recovered cases than active cases in the city.

Belmonte attributed this to immediately setting up quarantine facilities for health workers who help in the recovery of Covid-19 positive patients, and the implementation of special concern lockdowns in specific barangays in the city where there is community transmission.

Currently, the city has three quarantine facilities with a 500-bed capacity. By the end of August, Belmonte said they are looking forward to increasing this figure to 1,500 bed-capacity.

On special concern lockdowns, Belmonte said they implement 14-day lockdowns which may be extended to one month, or until the residents who caught the infection have recovered, before lifting it.

Belmonte said that during lockdowns, nobody is allowed to enter or leave the area.

“Ginagawa natin lahat ng nasa lockdown area talagang lockdown sila, sumusulat po kami ng letter sa kanilang mga employer telling them their situation at kung maaari lang wag naman silang tanggalin sa trabaho habang sila ay nasa lockdown area. Ang ginagawa naman ng ating pamahalaan ay lahat ng mga pangangailan nila ay ibinibigay na natin sa kanila bilang ayuda for the duration of the time na they are under lockdown (What we do is that areas under special concern lockdowns are really locked down. We send a letter to their employers telling them about their situation and not to relieve them from work. The local government also gives them assistance for the duration of the lockdown),” she said.

Belmonte thanked the national government for choosing the city to be the venue for its revitalized testing program where some 60,000 Grab drivers were tested at the Quezon Memorial Circle.

She said while the city still needs to boost its testing capacity, she expressed hope that with the promise of testing czar Vince Dizon, the city will be able to address this issue.

She also expressed gratitude for Covid-19 tracing czar, Baguio City Mayor Benjamin Magalong, for helping them improve their contact tracing.

Belmonte also announced that by the middle of August, they will have 600 contact tracers in 72 teams to go around the city and make sure that close contacts of confirmed Covid-19 patients are traced. (PNA)

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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

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Most Affordable Air Fryer From XTREME Is Now Available!

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Entertainment

Dan Ombao Soars High In New Single “Saranggola”

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