Saturday, February 27, 2021

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?

Phoenix Petroleum Bags 4 Trophies At 56th Anvil Awards

Congratulations, Phoenix! Phoenix Petroleum won a Gold Anvil and three Silver Anvils during the 56th Anvil Awards for its excellent campaign programs.

Eight SM Companies Receive Golden Arrow Awards On Corporate Governance

Eight SM Companies were given Golden Arrow Awards for their excellant practice of corporate governance.

Sec. Lopez Assures Support For Local PPE Makers

Sec. Lopez Assures Support For Local PPE Makers

Spotlight

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?

Phoenix Petroleum Bags 4 Trophies At 56th Anvil Awards

Congratulations, Phoenix! Phoenix Petroleum won a Gold Anvil and three Silver Anvils during the 56th Anvil Awards for its excellent campaign programs.

Eight SM Companies Receive Golden Arrow Awards On Corporate Governance

Eight SM Companies were given Golden Arrow Awards for their excellant practice of corporate governance.

Answering the call of manufacturers to prioritize Philippine-made personal protective equipment (PPE) in government procurement, Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Secretary Ramon Lopez said his office is coordinating with the Department of Health (DOH) and Department of Budget and Management Procurement Service (DBM-PS) to provide support for the domestic industry.

“DTI is now coordinating with the CPMP and the Department of Health and the DBM-PS on the implementation of Bayanihan 2 – anticipating its passage into law; as well as on aligning PPE demand requirements, timing of procurement, and flow of production,” Lopez said in a statement over the weekend.

He said the DTI and DBM have pushed to have a provision of preference to locally-manufactured and internationally-certified medical-grade PPE under the Bayanihan 2.

“DTI emphasizes that we have always been pushing for patronizing local manufacturers in sourcing PPE in the government procurement process. Thus, we also thank the Senate and the House of Representatives for incorporating our proposals in the Bayanihan 2 and their continued support of our Philippine-based manufacturers as well as our partners from the DOH and DBM-PS,” the trade chief added.

He noted that prioritizing locally-made products will help in saving jobs for Filipinos and Philippine-based firms amid this challenging business environment due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

“For the DTI side, we continue to work with the Industry to further strengthen the country’s PPE ecosystem including filling-in the remaining value chain gaps such as linking polypropylene resin producers with non-woven medical grade fabric manufacturers, attracting investments in important support services like local PPE testing laboratories, and developing an online real-time platform for matching supply and demand including from private hospitals,” Lopez mentioned.

Earlier, the Confederation of Philippine Manufacturers of PPE (CPMP) identified that the local industry’s key challenge is getting the demand from the government.

CPMP President Lawrence delos Santos has urged the DOH and the DBM-PS to coordinate with the industry on their PPE requirement so that the local manufacturers can prepare to supply the demand from the government.

He said up to 99 percent of the government’s PPE requirements are being served by imported products, mostly coming from China.

However, the group noted that the quality of imported PPE are not being tested when it arrived in the Philippines unlike the locally-produced PPE that have undergone inspection by the Food and Drug Administration and passed the highest testing standard done by international testing laboratories.

CPMP is composed of Medtecs International Corp. Ltd., EMS Components Assembly Inc., Reliance Producers Cooperative, Luen Thai International Group Philippines, Inc., and Tacca Industries Pty Ltd.

Except for medical-grade surgical face masks maker Medtecs, the four other firms repurposed their businesses into PPE-making to support the country’s need for these products for medical workers in their fight against Covid-19. (PNA)

DepEd Execs Inspect Island, Mountain Schools In Zambales

Although the plan for face-to-face classes is still being studied, officials of the DepEd regional inspect six elementary and high schools in Zambales to prepare for the eventual holding of in-person classes once allowed by President Duterte.

Zamboanga City Holds Centennial Treasures Exhibit

Zamboanga City Mayor Maria Isabelle Climaco-Salazar promotes the city’s cultural heritage, holding a one-week exhibit dubbed "Centennial Treasures of Zamboanga City."

BARMM Starts P15-B Infra Projects For 2021

Roads, bridges, flood control, and water supply projects are some of the many things included in the PHP 15 billion BARMM infrastructure projects that are said to start next week.

PNP Sends Love To Batac Youth

The PNP distributes learning kits, pairs of slippers, and tents to some 60 students in Ilocos Norte as post-Valentine treats.

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?

Pasig Barangay, NGOs Hold Bloodletting Activity With Red Cross

A total of 52 blood donors volunteered and donated during the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) one-day bloodletting activity in one of the barangays in Pasig City

DA To Build P250-M Aquaculture Facility In Taguig

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Recoveries Among Pinoys Abroad Now 9,301

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) reports the Covid-19 recoveries among Filipinos abroad have reached 9,301 this week.

Converge Rolls Out Mobile Business Centers For Quick Customer Service

Converge deploys more mobile business centers in Valenzuela City to quickly address the needs of its fast-growing subscriber base in the city and parts of Luzon.

DA-PhilRice, Partners Reach 200k Farmers In Region 2, CAR

100% of the seed delivers to farmers in Region 2 and in the Cordillera Autonomous Region for the scheduled planting program in both provinces.

Spotlight

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?

Phoenix Petroleum Bags 4 Trophies At 56th Anvil Awards

Congratulations, Phoenix! Phoenix Petroleum won a Gold Anvil and three Silver Anvils during the 56th Anvil Awards for its excellent campaign programs.

Eight SM Companies Receive Golden Arrow Awards On Corporate Governance

Eight SM Companies were given Golden Arrow Awards for their excellant practice of corporate governance.

Lifestyle

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%.

Pwede More Or Sana All: Order A Variety Of Max’s Group Favorites

You can now order a variety of items from different brands in just one transaction with Max's Group's latest innovation!

Entertainment

Vice Ganda: “Baka Akala Ng Mga Foreigners Sila Lang Kayang Bumili Nito”

“Ako ang pambato dito sa Pilipinas,” sabi ni Vice Ganda at sa wakas ay ipinasilip na nito ang kaniyang koleksiyon ng mamahaling boots.

Regine Promises New Repertoire And Surprise Guest In “Freedom” Concert

Alamin ano itong panibagong pasabog na ihahatid ni Regine Velasquez-Alcasid sa kaniyang mga fans sa nalalapit nitong concert.

“Tunay Na Buhay” Turns 10, Features Life Story Of Vic Sotto

In celebration of "Tunay na Buhay" 10th anniversary features personal stories of Vic Sotto including his childhood memories, how TVJ group started, and his principles as a father.

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Pinoys Urged To Unite, Protect Rights On People Power Anniversary

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DPWH Turns Over New Isolation Facilities To Bataan Town

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NegOr Health Authorities Gear Up For Covid Vax Info Drive

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

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.

Travel

Palawan Eyes Reopening Of Calauit Safari Park In March

Palawan government eyes to open the Calauit Safari Park in Palawan by March.

DENR-Davao Intensifies Mt. Apo Trekking And Camping Policy

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DOT Backs Vaccine Passport For Tourism Recovery

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Hopes Up On Ilocos Norte Eco-Adventure Park Revival

An eco-adventure park in Ilocos Norte could soon be in development!

Motoring

Road Improvement Needed To Address Insurgency: PRRD

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MMDA To Open Zipper Lane For EDSA People Power Anniversary

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DPWH Proposal To Upgrade Currimao Seaport Access Road OK’d

The improvement of the access road leading to the International Seaport of Currimao has already obtained the approval of the national government to improve transport services in the area.