Monday, March 1, 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.

TESDA Exec Bats For Special Project Unit For OFWs’ Skills Training

TESDA Exec Bats For Special Project Unit For OFWs’ Skills Training

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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.

Technical Education and Skills Development (TESDA) Deputy Director General Aniceto “John” Bertiz III has pushed for a special unit to attend to overseas FIlipino workers (OFWs) who were repatriated due to the new coronavirus pandemic.

Bertiz, a known OFW rights advocate, said the government needs to ensure that repatriated OFWs and their dependents are given the reskilling and upskilling training they need to cope with the adverse impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

“Our OFWs and their families are among those badly hit by the pandemic. We need a long term and comprehensive program for them so that they can rebuild their lives and recoup the losses they have incurred,” he said.

“Apart from the ayudas (financial assistance) that the government has given them, our OFWs need to be better equipped with necessary skills in order for them to make it through the new normal,” he added.

Latest official figures showed that more than 520,000 OFWs have been displaced since the pandemic broke out, of whom 410,211 have been repatriated and have returned home after completing the mandatory 14-day quarantine protocols.

Various government agencies have rolled out several programs to assist repatriated OFWs and their dependents, and reintegrating them through the financial and livelihood assistance.

Bertiz, a former lawmaker, noted that as the government slowly opens up the country’s economy under the new normal, the displaced OFWs would be better served by providing them with skills training and allowing them to access livelihood funds.

“With so many programs to assist and reintegrate displaced and repatriated OFWs, our government should give top priority to empowering them through skills training development to be supervised by one single unit,” he pointed out.

In his 5th State of the Nation Address last July 17, President Duterte has called on TESDA to come up with special training programs to retool repatriated OFWs so that they can easily find employment or have access to livelihood programs.

Since his assumption to office in June 2020, Bertiz has been pushing for a special program for repatriated OFWs and their dependents called ‘Kapit Kamay Ka-OFW Project” designed to rationalize projects and services for them.

Under his proposed program, “Kapit Kamay Ka-OFW!” seeks to empower returning, stranded and displaced OFWs here and abroad through its reskilling and upskilling (re-tooling and upgrading of skills) training programs.

As part of the Philippine government’s post-pandemic recovery plans, it adopts an end-to-end approach to providing knowledge, skills capacity-building and livelihood (kaalaman, kakayahan, kabuhayan) assistance to pandemic-affected OFWs and their dependents.

It also envisions to entice affected OFWs to enroll and earn certifications from TESDA programs and bridging them to loan facilities available by concerned government agencies and other institutional partners in the private and volunteer sectors or.

The proposed program also seeks to enlist the support of retired or retiring OFWs to avail of the training certifications offered by TESDA to address the lack of competent and qualified trainers or subject matter experts (SMEs) in the regional or provincial levels.

Shopee Continues To Nurture Tech Talent, Prepare Workforces For The Future

Shopee Code League features three virtual competitions that are open to both Pinoy students and professionals to boost digital competitiveness in the country.

“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.

Chevron Recognized Among Asia’s Best Employers With Double Wins

Chevron Holdings Inc. recognized as one of the ‘Best Companies to Work For in Asia 2020’ by HR Asia.

Smile Train Philippines’ Virtual Telehealth Program Wins Anvil Award

Congratulations! Smile Train Philippines’ efforts to bring uninterrupted care and smile to patients recognized in the 56th Anvil Award.

Government And Private Sector Join Forces To Launch Pilipinas Kontra Gutom

Sec. Nograles thanked all the groups and organizations support “that recognize the importance of battling hunger and have committed to work for a hunger-free Philippines."

PRC To Roll Out Saliva Test Drive-Thru Hubs In Pangasinan Malls

The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) sets to open its saliva test drive-through hubs located in malls of Pangasinan.

PhilSys Registration Starts In 6 NegOcc LGUs

The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) starts the registration process for the Philippine Identification System (PhilSys) in six local government units in Negros Occidental.

3.7K Live Hogs From W. Visayas To Arrive In NCR Wednesday

Western Visayan hog raisers bring PHP38.5 million worth of live hogs on Wednesday, the second region with the highest shipment bound to Manila.

DPWH Turns Over New Isolation Facilities To Bataan Town

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) turns over PHP41.89 million worth of new isolation facilities to the municipal government of Mariveles, Bataan in support of the fight against Covid-19.

Gatchalian: Senate To Probe Distance Learning Quality, Deferred Face-To-Face Classes

Mauudlot pa rin kaya ang pagpapatuloy ng face-to-face classes ngayong taon?

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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7.5K Health Workers To Get First Covid Shots In Davao City

At least 7,500 health care workers in Davao city are set to receive the Covid-19 vaccines allocated by the national government.

Pinoys Urged To Unite, Protect Rights On People Power Anniversary

President Duterte on Thursday enjoined Filipinos to stand united and stay vigilant in protecting their rights in commemoration of the 35th anniversary of the Edsa People Power Revolution.

DPWH Turns Over New Isolation Facilities To Bataan Town

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) turns over PHP41.89 million worth of new isolation facilities to the municipal government of Mariveles, Bataan in support of the fight against Covid-19.

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

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

DOT Backs Vaccine Passport For Tourism Recovery

The Department of Tourism (DOT) supports the proposed vaccine passport for arriving visitors, a concept it believes would help further build travel confidence.

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

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

MMDA To Open Zipper Lane For EDSA People Power Anniversary

MMDA sets to open a zipper lane along White Plains Avenue in Quezon City on Thursday (Feb.25) for the celebration of the 35th EDSA People Power Revolution.

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.