Sunday, January 24, 2021

Max’s All-You-Can™ Is Back And Better Than Ever!

Hindi lahat ng nang-iiwan, hindi na bumabalik. Max’s All-You-Can is back!

No Children Left Behind In Datu Paglas As Youth Leaders Mentor Learners

Youth leaders in Datu Paglas, Maguindanao are volunteering as tutors to help children who are struggling with their studies due to the changes brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Panasonic Air Conditioners With Nanoe™ X Confirmed To Inhibit The Novel Coronavirus

What a breakthrough! Panasonic is taking their air conditioners to the next level!

102-Year-Old School In Sorsogon Gets New SM School Building

The newly built two-story SM School building is now ready to cater students from Basud Elementary School in Sorsogon City!

SMC Completes Target 156 RFID Installation Stations, Tollways To Go 100% Cashless

SMC Completes Target 156 RFID Installation Stations, Tollways To Go 100% Cashless

Spotlight

Max’s All-You-Can™ Is Back And Better Than Ever!

Hindi lahat ng nang-iiwan, hindi na bumabalik. Max’s All-You-Can is back!

No Children Left Behind In Datu Paglas As Youth Leaders Mentor Learners

Youth leaders in Datu Paglas, Maguindanao are volunteering as tutors to help children who are struggling with their studies due to the changes brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Panasonic Air Conditioners With Nanoe™ X Confirmed To Inhibit The Novel Coronavirus

What a breakthrough! Panasonic is taking their air conditioners to the next level!

102-Year-Old School In Sorsogon Gets New SM School Building

The newly built two-story SM School building is now ready to cater students from Basud Elementary School in Sorsogon City!

San Miguel Corporation (SMC) has reached its target 156 RFID stations last December 29, following through on an earlier commitment to open more Autosweep RFID installation stations in more locations before the end of December—particularly in “offsite” areas away from its southern expressways to reach more motorists.

“Back in November, and again in mid-December, we committed to open over 100 new RFID stations in various locations before end of the year. Even as we were preoccupied with soft-opening our Skyway 3 and then had a long New Year’s break, I’m happy to report to the public that we also reached our target 156 Autosweep RFID installation stations, last Dec. 29,” said SMC president and chief operating officer Ramon S. Ang.

“With our continuous rollout of additional RFID stations which started November, and the completion of our target 156 stations by end-December, we’re no longer seeing long lines at the stations. We will continue to serve and accommodate all motorists wanting to install their free Autosweep stickers as we approach the January 11 full implementation of cashless toll collection on all expressways set by government, and even after that” he added.

SMC, which operates the STAR (Southern Tagalog Arterial Road) Tollway, South Luzon Expressway (SLEX), Skyway, NAIA Expressway (NAIX), and Tarlac-Pangasinan-La Union Expressway (TPLEX), said it converted all but one of its 66 dedicated “onsite” or toll plaza stations into 24/7 stickering stations.

It also now operates nine (9) RFID centers, 18 gas station installation sites, 11 local government and Land Transportation Office (LTO) sites, and 44 mall sites. It also has stickering sites in three (3) major transportation terminal hubs, two (2) home builders depots and three (3) showrooms. Eleven out of 156 installation sites are by appointment to manage traffic congestion in the areas.

Ang said that the opening of more “off-site” stickering stations, including those in malls and government offices, was a key part of the company’s strategy to reach more non-regular users of its toll roads, concentrated mostly in the south.

It will be recalled that a surge in non-regular expressway users trying to beat the government’s deadline, along with a shortage of RFID stickers—manufactured by suppliers abroad who also had to contend with pandemic restrictions in their countries—contributed to long lines experienced in October and November last year.

Ang said that while the company is expecting an uptick in RFID installation towards the end of January 11, the company is confident that there will no longer be long lines similar to the ones experienced previously, as the government’s original deadline, and extended deadline, approached.

“With the amount of stickers we have already issued over the past few months, particularly from November through December when we started increasing the number of stations, coupled with now 156 total RFID stations that are well spread out through Metro Manila and neighboring cities and provinces, we see no major problems in serving the remaining number of motorists without stickers yet,” Ang said.

“But of course, we want to reiterate that our installation activities will continue even after January 11. There is no need to panic and rush to the stations. We will retain our installation activities and even expand programs to reach villages and barangays,” Ang said.

30 New ‘Modern’ Jeepneys To Ply Cebu City Roads

Beep! Beep! Tingnan ang makabagong disenyong jeep sa Cebu!

Vice President Leni Robredo Visited The Province Of Laguna

VP Leni visits Laguna to give livelihood assistance to various beneficiaries.

MRT-3 Serves Record 157K Passengers Since Covid Lockdown

Kamangha-mangha ang dami ng pasahero ang naitala simula nang magbalik operasyon ang MRT-3 station ngayong taon.

Gov’t Won’t Allow Businesses With Unpaid Taxes To Operate

Anong kompanya ang sinasabi ni Duterte na hindi nagbabayad ng buwis?

Free Coronavirus Tests For Ilocos Norte Tourism Workers

Ilocos tourism workers will undergo a free RT-PCR test to get back to work.

PH Covid-19 Recovery Tally Rises By Over 5K To 465,991

Sa bagong datos ng DOH, nadagdagan ng 5,868 ang mga gumaling mula sa Covid-19, at tinatayang 465,991 na ang kabuuang bilang nito.

Gatchalian Seeks Institutionalization Of Effective Parenting Amid Pandemic Woes

Know more about what covers the Senate Bill No. 1985 for effective parenting filed by Sen. Gatchalian.

Lapid Pushes To Integrate Internet Infrastructure In Gov’t Road Projects

Sen. Lito Lapid files a bill to integrate the construction of internet infrastructures in all government road projects.

Smile Train Launches Special Edition Beep™ Cards Featuring Celebrity Smile Makers

Know where to avail the special edition of contactless Smile Train beep™ cards in NCR.

Gov’t Addressing High Food Prices

Bakit nga ba mataas ang mga bilihin?

Spotlight

Max’s All-You-Can™ Is Back And Better Than Ever!

Hindi lahat ng nang-iiwan, hindi na bumabalik. Max’s All-You-Can is back!

No Children Left Behind In Datu Paglas As Youth Leaders Mentor Learners

Youth leaders in Datu Paglas, Maguindanao are volunteering as tutors to help children who are struggling with their studies due to the changes brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Panasonic Air Conditioners With Nanoe™ X Confirmed To Inhibit The Novel Coronavirus

What a breakthrough! Panasonic is taking their air conditioners to the next level!

102-Year-Old School In Sorsogon Gets New SM School Building

The newly built two-story SM School building is now ready to cater students from Basud Elementary School in Sorsogon City!

Lifestyle

Hendrick’s Gin Celebrates Love And Romance With The Perfect Pair This Valentine’s Day

Hendrick’s has something for you this coming Valentine's Day!

POND’S And Shopee Deliver ‘Smarter Skincare’ With First AI-Powered Chatbot

Customers can now interact with PONDS chatbot in Shopee as they launch their 'Smarter Skincare Just For You!'

Yellow Cab Introduces Its New Thin Crust Pizza, Starting At Just P249

New year new taste. Yellow Cab's New York Style Thin Crust Pizza is now available. The price starts at P249!

Mrs. Garcia’s: The Meat Of The Matter For The New Normal

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Entertainment

First-Time ‘Himig’ Interpreters Reveal What Being Part The Competition Means To Them

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FATE: THE WINX SAGA You Focus, You Learn, You Grow. Transformation Awaits On January 22

OMG! Bet your childhood WINX CLUB becomes corporeal as it releases their FATE: THE WINX SAGA original series on Netflix!

Newest Boys’ Love Tandem Gives All The Feels In Thai Series “A Tale Of Thousand Stars”

BL fans eyes here! Another best of Thai series entitled "A Tale of Thousand Stars," can now be streamed for free on iWantTFC!

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NTT Appoints Abhijit Dubey As Global Chief Executive Officer, NTT Ltd. From 1 April 2021

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Marikina Lauds MMDA’s Move To Prevent Future Flooding

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realme Says Yellow To 2021 With The Best Deals Of The Month

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Bicol Logs 23 Covid-19 Recoveries

No new death, 23 more recoveries; DOH regional reports in Bicol's Covid-19 case.

Travel

Bicol Int’l Airport Now 72.2% Complete

Malapit nang magkaroon ng airport sa Bicol!

Vaccinated People Still Need To Follow Travel Protocols

Nabakunahan man o hindi tuloy-tuloy pa rin ang pagsunod ng travel health protocols, ayon kay Duque.

Panagbenga 2021 Postponed Due To Pandemic

Walang Panagbenga ngayong taon. 🙁

Radisson Hotel Group Rises Above Challenges To Add 84 New Hotels Across Asia Pacific

Radisson Hotel Group adds 84 new hotels and resorts, covering eight of its distinct brands.

Motoring

Abalos Asks DPWH To Fix Lights On Major Roads

MMDA chairman Benhur Abalos requested the DPWH to fix street lights on major thoroughfares across the metropolis, citing commuters are in danger.

Cebu BRT Project Partially Operational Before Yearend: Tugade

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SMC Extends Free Toll To Medical Frontliners On Skyway Stage 3

Wow! Extended pa ang pa-free toll ng SMC para sa mga medical frontliners!