Saturday, March 6, 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.

PM Is The Key To The Middle Class

PM Is The Key To The Middle Class

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.

Online selling has different dimensions. For those who either lost their jobs or had a pay cut due to the pandemic, online selling is a lifesaver. For our community, online selling by our neighbors spares us from going out and risking ourselves to COVID-19 exposure. And then there are those who do online selling to escape boredom.

Lifeblood

For our neighborhood, online selling has been a lifeblood because it helps our neighborhood to remain COVID-19 free until now. Not a single case when we are only about 500 meters away from another subdivision that has had more than 20 COVID-19 cases since March.

Our homeowners’ association quickly created a Facebook page for daily advisories which eventually turned to a marketplace too. We literally survived for weeks without going outside, thanks to the entrepreneurs in our subdivision who sold everything from meats, seafood, vegetables, fruits, eggs, rice, and other goods.

After more than 100 days in quarantine, online sellers in our neighborhood have already identified their patrons and all it takes is one Facebook PM (private message) to get an order. My brother and I were joking that our community’s online marketplace has already expanded, that it seems like every house is selling something except us. I said that we have no items to sell since all we have in bounty in our backyard is malunggay. Nonetheless, we are happy buyers.
Here are some of my favorite products from my neighbors:

Lifeline of survival and happiness

For my middle class friends and families, online selling is a lifeline for survival or happiness.

My OFW cousin Dingdong, for example, has ventured into online selling of bagnet. While out of work, every penny he earns from online selling is spent for food and other basic necessities. My neighbor seafarer Kevin is also selling various online products while serving as our subdivision’s haircutter. My friend Judith has started an online sandwich business pending resumption of their travel and tourism business.

But there are some that dive into online selling as a lifeline for happiness in this pandemic. They do not need the additional income but they get a certain high from seeing people appreciate their products. Daisy’s bagoong is a runaway winner and was even included in their barangay’s package of relief goods whilst Jen’s desserts are already flying out of the shelves in a matter of hours as soon as she posts on FB that they are available. But when you ask them both how much they earned, they replied they had not done any costing. Cooking and baking was just something they loved to do.

These are just some of a few of my middle class colleagues and friends who are now into online selling. Who would not admire them for their resilience, persistence and positive outlook especially amidst our grim scenario? PM is the key.

On Top Of Disaster-Resilient Village: SMC Gives Sariaya Fisherfolk Boats

San Miguel Corporation donates 36 fishing boats that will benefit some 69 fishermen in Sariaya, Quezon.

DA Distributes 1.7M Bags Rice Seeds For Dry Season

The Department of Agriculture distributes 1.7 million bags of high-quality inbred rice seeds to 957 municipalities all over the country.

Viral TikTok Artist Angela Ken Joins ABS-CBN Music

Certified Kapamilya na ang Tiktok Artist na si Angela Ken!

Over 3K Bacolod Health Workers To Get Initial Covid-19 Shots

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LTO To Check Compliance Of PUJs To Health Protocols

LTO Antique will do a random inspection on the compliance of jeepneys with minimum health protocols starting March 1.

Angeles City Starts House-To-House Survey For Covid Vax Rollout

Angeles City government starts the house-to-house survey of the 33 villages to get feedback from residents concerning the Covid-19 vaccines.

PH Doing Best To Secure Jabs Despite Global Shortage

"Yung global supply talaga ay kulang," said Health Secretary Francisco Duque III as he emphasized the cause that delays the delivery of coronavirus vaccines.

Schools For More Than 168 Million Children Globally Have Been Completely Closed: UNICEF

UNICEF data shows that 168 million children globally have been missing schools for almost an entire year due to COVID-19 lockdowns.

Pandemic-Displaced Workers Thank Gov’t For Aid

DOLE-Bicol releases a total of PHP3.5 million as wage payment to 836 residents of the city in Camarines Sur.

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.

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

Nakakaranas ka na din ba ng pamamanhid, tusok-tusok, at pangangalay? May solusyon para diyan!

Most Affordable Air Fryer From XTREME Is Now Available!

Titas and titos wait no more because XTREME's Home Air Fryer is now available in the market!

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.

Entertainment

Dan Ombao Soars High In New Single “Saranggola”

The "Idol Philippines" alum Dan Ombao gives another "hugot" track entitled "Saranggola" that will be released later today!

Kelvin Miranda Becomes A Victim Of Mistaken Identity In Wish Ko Lang!

The uncanny yet funny episode of Wish Ko Lang! features a story about mistaken identity this Saturday, March 6.

Viral TikTok Artist Angela Ken Joins ABS-CBN Music

Certified Kapamilya na ang Tiktok Artist na si Angela Ken!

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Travel

Boracay Tourists Still Need To Show Negative Swab Test

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No More Quarantine For Travelers In Ilocos Sur

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Motoring

AirAsia’s Teleport Partners With McDonald’s For Timely And Fast-Moving Deliveries

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Motorcade Kicks Off Fire Prevention Month In Ilocos Norte

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