PH, South Korea Unite ‘Once Again’ To Fight Against COVID-19

PH, South Korea Unite ‘Once Again’ To Fight Against COVID-19


EDC-Sponsored Testing Facility To Enhance COVID-19 Resiliency In Ormoc, Nearby Provinces

EDC has partnered with the city government of Ormoc for the creation of a molecular diagnostic center that will level up the transcription of COVID-19 swab samples.

Home Of The Future: Communities For The New Normal

I-Land invites you to its exclusive event where they will tackle future-proof homes that can endure external threats an environmental risks. Sign up here:

McDonald’s Now Offers Group Selections For You And Your Fam’s Different Cravings

They also launched a platter of McNuggets and BFF Fries that are good for up to 20 people!

EDC Lauds DOE Move To Promote Geothermal

“We highly welcome the DOE’s recent directives to explore and maximize geothermal energy sources in the country."

Seven decades since the Korean War, the Philippines, and South Korea remain united, this time against a more formidable enemy — the coronavirus.

And just as the Philippines came to its aid in June 1950, Seoul is now extending its hand to assist Filipinos to cope with the pandemic through a series of donations, capacity-building efforts, and provision of the much needed personal protective equipment and test kits.

“Seventy years after the Korean War, as the Philippines and Korea once again unite to face a hidden enemy that is more insidious and seemingly unbeatable, I am confident that we will, like in the past, prevail with the solid friendship and alliance that has become the foundation of our bilateral relationship,” South Korean Ambassador Han Dong-man said in his message for the 70th anniversary of Korean War posted on Philippine Star.

Last April 2020, it provided coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) test kits that can yield a total of 35,000 tests valued at USD500,000 (approximately PHP25.38 million) further boosting Manila’s testing capacity.

Seoul also donated some 50,000 face masks to the Philippine Expeditionary Force to Korea (PEFTOK) and the Veterans Federation of the Philippines through the Ministry of Patriots and Veterans Affairs reflecting its lasting recognition to the veteran soldiers’ valor and selfless act when the war broke out in 1950.

The Philippines was the first Asian country to send combat troops—a total of 7,420 elite PEFTOK members—when communist North Korea invaded South Korea. After the bloody battle to regain the latter’s freedom, PEFTOK suffered a total of 112 casualties, over 300 wounded, and 16 missing-in-action.

For Han, the Filipino soldiers’ sacrifice and bravery had laid a “solid foundation” to the enduring partnership and friendship between Seoul and Manila.

In light of the current health crisis, the envoy echoed President Rodrigo Duterte’s message for the war’s 70th anniversary that “the solidarity and sacrifice must be remembered in this difficult time”.

“The Philippines and Korea should go hand-in-hand based on the spirit of solidarity that 70 years ago our predecessors have shown for defending our common values and overcoming the common challenges confronting us,” Han said. (PNA)

Richard Joins The “FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano” On Monday

Ano kaya ang gaganapang papel ni Richard Gutierrez sa "Ang Probinsyano"? 😱

Electric Coops Told To Tap Fiber Optics For Net Connectivity

Electric Cooperatives (EC) or distribution utilities in the Cordilleras are enjoined to shift to fiber optics to allow the internet signal to reach far-flung communities and provide for the educational needs of students.

Eda: Another Satellite Communications System Is Installed In Laoag School

Another rural school in Laoag has been installed with a very small aperture terminal (VSAT) satellite communications system meant to boost internet connectivity the city.

Vergeire: DOH To Use New Format For COVID-19 Case Reporting

MAHALAGANG PAALALA: Magkakaroon ng bagong format ang DOH para sa araw-araw na pagtala ng COVID-19 cases.

Sen. Go Urges Meralco To Explain Computation During ECQ In ‘Simple Terms’

Isa ka rin ba sa nakatanggap ng mas malaking Meralco bill ngayong community quarantine?

Asia CEO, World Vision Launch CSR Company Of The Year Award

World Vision and Asia CEO Awards set out to award organizations who have exemplified their commitment to society through corporate social responsibility (CSR) amid the pandemic.

VP Leni Visit PPE Sewers In Bulacan

VP Leni visited sewing groups in Bulacan as a part of her office's local production of protective suits for frontliners.

UPLB Employee’s Kin Tests Positive For COVID-19

In a statement on Thursday, UPLB announced that a relative of one of its employees was tested positive for COVID-19. The family is living inside the campus.

Bishop Santos: No Need For ‘Online Weddings’

Ayon kay Bishop Santos, hindi na raw kailangan ng simbahan nila ng 'online weddings'. Bakit n'ya kaya ito nasabi?

Malaysian Biz Group Donates Medical Supplies To PH

The Malaysia Chamber of Commerce and Industries Philippines, Inc. (MCCI) donated assorted medical supplies to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) in support of its COVID-19 containment efforts.