Tuesday, March 2, 2021

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.

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.

Sarah Geronimo To Crown Phoenix SUPER LPG’s Kalderoke Winner

Popstar Royalty Sarah Geronimo will crown the Kalderoke winner this Saturday, February 27! Sino kaya ang mananalo?

PRSP Grows Network With VisMin Chapters, Announces Upcoming 27th PR Congress

PRSP Grows Network With VisMin Chapters, Announces Upcoming 27th PR Congress

Spotlight

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.

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.

Sarah Geronimo To Crown Phoenix SUPER LPG’s Kalderoke Winner

Popstar Royalty Sarah Geronimo will crown the Kalderoke winner this Saturday, February 27! Sino kaya ang mananalo?

The Public Relations Society of the Philippines (PRSP), the country’s premier association of PR and communications professionals, PRSP is expanding its network to the Visayas and Mindanao with the creation of regional chapters.

As the pandemic puts industries and businesses under immense pressure to adapt to the new normal and recoup losses, PRSP underscores the crucial role of communication and hopes to help synergize the efforts of communications professionals across the country. The newly instated chapters will provide more avenues for collaboration and learning through shared knowledge, technology, training and best PR practices.

Jones T. Campos, APR, former PRSP president and proponent of the chapter creation, said: “Aside from strengthening relationships among PR practitioners nationwide, having PRSP chapters in Cebu, Davao and other key cities in the Philippines will open more opportunities and integrate a common aspiration to professionalize the industry. Likewise, it will enable a nationwide way of combatting fake news, disinformation and misinformation while inculcating competence and ethical practice among PR and communications professionals.”

The new chapters will be created initially through a partnership with VisMin PR agencies PR Works, Selrahco and Bigseed. Jaja Chiongbian-Rama, founder and managing Director of Bigseed, gladly accepts the idea of having a PRSP chapter in Cebu: “We welcome this opportunity to connect and collaborate with other agencies and practitioners from around the country. With public relations evolving as the world around us changes, an organization such as the PRSP opens opportunities to set industry standards and provides an avenue for us to support and learn from one another.”

The same sentiment is echoed by Doris Mongaya of PR Works, who stated that the creation of regional chapters will result in greater cooperation between VisMin-based PR professionals and their Metro Manila counterparts, which could in turn lead to the faster development of the whole Philippine PR industry. “We recognize the efforts of PRSP in congregating PR professionals and agencies in a national scale. Through this, we have more avenues for collaboration, which is especially apt in these times. We’re looking forward to what’s to come,” Charles Lim of Selrahco adds.

PRSP President Norman Agatep, APR shares, “We appreciate how receptive our fellow PR practitioners in VisMin have been when we brought up our intention to create regional chapters of PRSP. These challenging times further highlight the importance of good communication both for brands and their audiences. With this new development, we reaffirm PRSP’s commitment to uphold ethics and elevate the PR practice nationwide.”

 

PRSP’s First 3-day Digital PR Congress

The biggest and most-awaited annual event of PRSP is the National Public Relations Congress. Now on its 27th year, the upcoming PR Congress is marking several firsts — the first to go full-digital and the first to run for three days. These changes, particularly the shift to digital, reflect how the PR industry is adapting to the new normal and embracing new technologies to continue telling the story of brands and organizations.

The Congress, which will be held on February 17 to 19, 2021, will be headlined by topics such as the post-pandemic Philippine PR landscape, industry recovery efforts and pressing issues such as mental health in the workplace. With the theme “Transcend”, the 27th PR Congress hopes to inspire PR and communication practitioners across the country to go beyond conventional thinking and step out of their comfort zone to address pressing issues and collectively move forward to create a better normal for all.

Ana Pista, Congress chairperson, shared: “As the PR Congress has done since it started, we are bringing together a powerhouse roster of local and international speakers and delivering a lineup of timely and relevant topics this year. This year, more than ever, the Congress will highlight the role of PR in building a society that works for all.”

PRSP expects to welcome more than 1,000 PR and communications practitioners to this year’s Congress. For more information about PRSP and the upcoming 27th National Public Relations Congress, please visit the event’s website or official Facebook page

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.

Sarah Geronimo To Crown Phoenix SUPER LPG’s Kalderoke Winner

Popstar Royalty Sarah Geronimo will crown the Kalderoke winner this Saturday, February 27! Sino kaya ang mananalo?

Ilocos Norte To Hire Seniors, OSYs As Tourism Aides

The Ilocos Norte Tourism Office (INTO) will be going to hire some tourism aides, including senior citizens and out-of-school youths (OSY).

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.

Sinovac Vax Allocation, Rollout Still Under Evaluation

The 600,000 doses of Sinovac Covid-19 vaccines are still under evaluation pending that will arrive in the country on Feb. 28.

Strict Health Protocols Remain In Marikina Ahead Of Vax Arrival

Marikina City Mayor Marcelino Teodoro continues to implement strict health protocols ahead of the arrival of the Covid-19 vaccines in the country,

3 Reasons To Look Forward To VeMoBro’s 3.3 Sale

VeMoBro invites shoppers to experience worry-free shopping and leveled-up shipping during its 3.3 nonstop sales on March 3.

Bulacan Allots P130-M Standby Fund For Covid-19 Vax

Bulacan Governor Daniel Fernando decides to prepare a PHP130 million standby fund for the vaccination program

Cinemas In GCQ Areas To Reopen March 5

The Department of Trade and Industry has now allowed movie houses in areas under GCQ to reopen starting March 5.

Batac Beefs Up Emergency Preparedness

The government of Batac in Ilocos Norte has purchased its own ambulance, firetruck, and water tanker to improve its capacity to respond to emergencies.

Spotlight

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.

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.

Sarah Geronimo To Crown Phoenix SUPER LPG’s Kalderoke Winner

Popstar Royalty Sarah Geronimo will crown the Kalderoke winner this Saturday, February 27! Sino kaya ang mananalo?

Lifestyle

Huggies And Anne Curtis Donate Over 1,000 Gift Packs To Moms And Babies In Need

Huggies, together with mom Anne Curtis and baby Dahlia, donated a total of 1,166 gift packs to moms and babies in need.

ÀMEN Launches New Mask Collection Via Fashion Show Featuring 3D Finger Puppets

ÀMEN joins the trend as it launches its newest 3D finger puppet mask collection on March 5 in celebration of Women's Month.

Jollibee USA Serves Next-Level Chickenjoy In New Musical Advertisement

Jollibee USA's new Chickenjoy commercial leaves viewers the Last Song Syndrome ‘LSS’ effect. Mapapakanta ka na lang talaga habang nagki-crave.

Sinovac Covid-19 Vaccine Is Safe: FDA

FDA Director General Eric Domingo says "its safety profile is good" referring to Sinovac Biotech's Covid-19 vaccine with an efficacy rate of 65.3 to 91.2%.

Entertainment

Shadow And Bone Premieres On April 23, Only On Netflix

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Chef Sandy Daza Goes On A Food Road Trip In The New Normal In “Foodprints” Season 8

Chef Sandy Daza takes viewers on a road trip from Manila to Ilocos to discover the best cookeries in the new season of "FoodPrints."

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Gov’t To Procure 1M Doses Of Sinovac

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Gatchalian To DepEd: Form Panel Of Experts On Pilot Test Of Face-To-Face Classes

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Hontiveros Urges Malacañang To Reconsider Adjusted Holiday Sched

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Travel

DOT Seeks More Safe Travels Stamp Applications

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Domagoso Favors Opening Intramuros, Other Parks For Families

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Palawan Eyes Reopening Of Calauit Safari Park In March

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DENR-Davao Intensifies Mt. Apo Trekking And Camping Policy

DENR-Davao pushes striker trekker rules in Mt. Apo but if remains unfollowed the government might decide to temporarily close the site for rehabilitation.

Motoring

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

AirAsia’s Teleport and McDonald’s partner to support and ensure a fast-moving delivery of orders within the National Capital Region (NCR).

Motorcade Kicks Off Fire Prevention Month In Ilocos Norte

The Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) along with other entities join a motorcade to drumbeat awareness on fire safety and prevention this month.

Road Improvement Needed To Address Insurgency: PRRD

President Duterte sees the need to improve barangay roads in Mindanao, especially in the Caraga region, to address the insurgency in the place.