Thursday, March 4, 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.

PHINMA Education Acquires 8th School, Enters Laguna Market

PHINMA Education Acquires 8th School, Enters Laguna Market

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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.

PHINMA Education Holdings, Inc. (PEHI), the education services subsidiary of PHINMA Corporation, announced Monday that it acquired controlling shares of stock of Rizal College of Laguna, Inc. for P449 million. With this acquisition, its eighth in the Philippines, it has officially entered the Laguna market.

“Making quality education accessible to as many underserved students as possible is the driving force behind PHINMA Education,” says PHINMA Education Philippines Country Head Dr. Raymundo P. Reyes. “We are excited to welcome our Laguna students, who will benefit from being a part of our larger network that already serves 74,000 students in the Philippines alone.”

This news comes at the heels of its acquisition of PHINMA Republican College in Quezon City in December 2019 as part of its Metro Manila network, which also includes PHINMA Saint Jude College. “We are uniquely positioned to create these networks of schools and deliver the same high standard of education across all our campuses,” he said.

Rizal College of Laguna currently offers Junior and Senior High School and undergraduate courses in Education, Business Administration, Office Administration, and Industrial Technology. “Whether we are operating a school in the Philippines or elsewhere in Southeast Asia, we want our graduates to be top-of-mind for employers,” he noted. “Thus we will be offering even more courses suited to the current employment landscape.”

PHINMA Education has an 80 percent average first-time passing rate for licensure exams with some 81 percent of students getting hired a year after graduation. It has had 94 board exam top notchers since its inception in 2004.

“Education and employment, especially after this pandemic, will change radically. But we at PHINMA Education consider this a challenge to improve our Active Learning strategies and prepare our market of underserved students to succeed in the competitive job market. Our first school in Laguna is another step towards making more lives better through education,” Dr. Reyes concluded.

PEHI’s parent company, PHINMA Corporation, is a Filipino-owned conglomerate with investments in education, property development, hospitality, and construction materials. PEHI owns and operates eight schools across the Philippines and manages one in Karawang, West Java, Indonesia.

Surigao Sur Towns To Intensify Rice Seed Production

The Local Government Unit (LGU) hosts the five-day training on Inbred Rice Seed Production and Certification to benefit 20 seed producers in Surigao del Sur.

TESDA Distributes Over 2K Tool Kits To Graduates

The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority-Cordillera Regional Office (TESDA-CAR) distributes 2,711 tool kits to its scholars who graduated in the 16 short courses.

DA-PhilRice Hits 100% RCEF Seed Delivery Target

The Department of Agriculture - Philippine Rice Research Institute achieved 100% seed deliveries for the dry season.

Ilocos Norte Schools Get Ready For Face-To-Face Classes

The Schools Division of Ilocos Norte (SDOIN) is getting ready to ensure all schools are prepared for the possible resumption of face-to-face classes.

WHO To Allocate 227M COVAX Shots By End Of May

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Health Chief Administers Covid Vax To Lung Center Doc

DOH Secretary Francisco Duque III gives the first-ever sample shot of the CoronaVac vaccine to a physician to assure the public that the vaccine has been tested and proven safe.

3 Cebu City Malls Offer Spaces As Vaccination Venues

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PGH Chief First In PH To Receive Sinovac Shot

Dr. Gerardo “Gap” Legaspi, director of the Philippine General Hospital (PGH), became the first person in the country to officially receive the Covid-19 vaccine.

NegOr Health Authorities Gear Up For Covid Vax Info Drive

Negros Oriental health authorities gear up for a massive information and dissemination campaign.

World Vision Assisted 64,000 People Affected By Typhoons Rolly And Ulysses

To date, World Vision has helped 64,000 people devastated by typhoons Rolly and Ulysses.

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

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.

Filipinos Worry About Mental Health Of Students In Remote Learning-Research Firm

BluePrint.PH Facebook posts analysis resulted that education relates to the deaths by suicide is highly discussed among the country's 80 million Facebook users from March 2020 to January 2021 in the Philippines.

Only P60 A Month To Talk To A Doctor As Much As You Want

KonsultaMD is the newest trend to consult a doctor and paying only less than a hundred per month!

Entertainment

Bretman Rock Gears Up In His New MTV Reality Show

Bretman Rock is now holding his Filipino-American dream as he releases the trailer of his new MTV reality show on YT –Watch now!

GMA Network Wins Silver Anvil For COVID-19 Response Campaign

GMA Network's Covid-19 response campaign bags a Silver Anvil at the 56th Anvil Awards' Gabi ng Parangal.

“Monster Hunter” Opens In PH Cinemas This March

Get your popcorn ready! A new fantasy action thriller Monster Hunter, opens in Philippine cinemas in March!

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