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

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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

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Spox. Roque: Palace Welcomes Planned Resumption Of PUJ Ops

Spox. Roque: Palace Welcomes Planned Resumption Of PUJ Ops

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.

Malacañang on Wednesday welcomed the plan of the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) to identify the routes that public utility jeepneys (PUJs) can service once quarantine protocols are further eased.

Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque made this statement after LTFRB Chairman Martin Delgra told lawmakers in a congressional hearing on Tuesday that they have identified at least 100 rationalized PUJ routes to be opened if the general community quarantine (GCQ) will be lifted on June 30.

“Orihinal na plano talagang hindi na sila papayagan muli. Eh kasi talaga imposibleng mag-social distancing. So kung nagsalita po si Chair Delgra na baka pupuwede na sa June 30, iyan po talaga ay mabuting balita dahil bagong polisiya po iyan (The original plan is they will no longer be allowed to ply routes. Because it is impossible to observe physical distancing. So when Chair Delgra said that it might be possible on June 30, that’s good news because it’s a new policy),” he said in an interview over Tutok Tulfo Reload.

The Department of Transportation (DOTr) is expected to roll out the second phase of public transport, which allows public utility buses (PUBs), modern public utility vehicles (PUVs), and UV Express with limited passenger capacity from June 22-30, 2020.

During the first phase from June 1-21, 2020, only trains, bus augmentation units, taxis and Transport Network Vehicle Service (TNVS), shuttle services, point-to-point buses, and bicycles are allowed.

Roque said he will raise before members of the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) the possibility of allowing the resumption of PUJ operations if a third tranche of cash aid for drivers and operators is not feasible.

“Sasabihin ko pong muli sa ating mga kasama kung hindi natin sila masisigurado na magkakaayuda para dito sa buwan ng Hulyo na third tranche, eh baka nga puwede na silang payagan ‘no (I will tell our colleagues that if they cannot ensure that there will be no cash aid for the month of July, perhaps they can be allowed to ply routes),” he said.

He, however, acknowledged that the Department of the Interior and the Local Government (DILG) has been hesitant on permitting PUJs to resume operations.

Earlier, Roque said the government is also studying the possibility of introducing a third tranche of subsidy for PUJ drivers.

Roque said the DOTr will facilitate the PUJ modernization program wherein PUJs will have a seating arrangement similar to modern buses instead of the traditional jeepney where passengers face each other.

He said PUJ drivers are also being eyed as contact tracers since the country needs to hire around 120,000 contact tracers nationwide to augment the existing over 30,000 contact tracers

The DOTr’s plan to tap PUJs for delivery services is also being finalized, he added. (PNA)

SM, TESDA Train Farmers In Davao

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BDO Posts P28.2 Billion Net Income In 2020

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BDO Foundation Rehabilitates 6 Health Centers

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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!

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CoronaVac Jabs To Increase After First Day: DOH

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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

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Entertainment

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