Thursday, January 28, 2021

Synergeia Rolls Out Assessment Tests To Gauge Learning During Pandemic

With these new assessment tests, we'll finally know if distance education is indeed effective amid a pandemic.

Save The Children Philippines, BARMM Forge Partnership To Fulfill Children’s Rights

Save the Children Philippines brings hope to protect children from the horrors of gun battles especially in parts of Muslim Mindanao.

SM Scholar-Graduate Instills Leadership Competencies In Youth

An inspiring story of an SM Scholar alumna!

Save The Children PH Welcomes Smart Communication For Children’s Learning Access

Smart Communications, Inc. and Save the Children Philippines jointly donated four School-in-a-Bag packages for learning communities in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao!

Thousands Of Albayanos To Benefit From Free Wi-Fi Project

Thousands Of Albayanos To Benefit From Free Wi-Fi Project

Spotlight

Synergeia Rolls Out Assessment Tests To Gauge Learning During Pandemic

With these new assessment tests, we'll finally know if distance education is indeed effective amid a pandemic.

Save The Children Philippines, BARMM Forge Partnership To Fulfill Children’s Rights

Save the Children Philippines brings hope to protect children from the horrors of gun battles especially in parts of Muslim Mindanao.

SM Scholar-Graduate Instills Leadership Competencies In Youth

An inspiring story of an SM Scholar alumna!

Save The Children PH Welcomes Smart Communication For Children’s Learning Access

Smart Communications, Inc. and Save the Children Philippines jointly donated four School-in-a-Bag packages for learning communities in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao!

Thousands of residents in 120 areas, mostly far-flung sites in the province, stand to benefit from the “Free Wi-fi for All” project of the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

In an interview, DICT assistant regional director Vic Vargas said on Thursday they are optimistic that by 2022, they will able to accomplish 100 percent free Wi-fi access in their target areas.

“Yes, ma-achieve yan (we can achieve that). Actually, once the back-bone is up… sariling linya na ng DICT with 2 terabytes, malalagyan natin lahat yan. (DICT’s own line with 2 terabytes, we can put it up in all areas)“ he said on the sidelines of the nationwide simultaneous switch-on ceremony for the project at the Albay Provincial Agriculture Office here.

Vargas said Republic Act 10929 or the Free Internet Access in Public Places Act of 2017 is the legal basis in providing free internet services to unserved and underserved communities across the country.

“The free Wi-fi can let the users browse the internet, upload and download photos to social media, send and receive e-mails, access videos and online references,” he added.

Vargas said the DICT allocated a PHP200-million budget for the project in Bicol.

The “Free Wi-fi for All” project values integrity and promotes responsible use of the internet for educational resources, government services and economic opportunities. It restricts sites that will violate laws and rights. The project also values user’s security and data privacy.

Myra Medinilla, a vendor from a far-flung village, said in an interview she is very happy that the government is undertaking this kind of project.

“Ay magandang balita yan, makakagamit na kami ng Wi-fi na wala kaming binabayaran. Mas madali na kami makakapag usap ng anak ko na nasa Maynila. (That’s good news, we can now use the internet without paying a provider. It will be easier for me to talk to my son who is in Manila),” she said.

Albay province is one of the five areas for the nationwide simultaneous switch-on of the Wi-fi project. (PNA)

Borongan City Eyes 90K Covid-19 Vaccine Doses

Borongan Mayor Jose Ivan Dayan Agda said the city plans to purchase the AstraZeneca vaccine, hoping to be included in the second batch of procurement.

Jamie Lends Her Voice For Inspirational Song “We Give Our Yes”

Diva Jamie Rivera's "We Give Our Yes" is the official song of the 500th anniversary of Christianity in the Philippines celebration.

Go Welcomes Nod For Cheaper, Safer Saliva Tests For Covid-19

Naniniwala si Sen. Christopher Bong Go na makakatulong ang paggamit ng saliva tests para sa Covid-19 sa pagpapaunlad muli ng industriya ng turismo sa bansa.

Minimum Health Protocol Top Defense Vs. New Covid Variant

'Defenseless,' ganyan inilarawan ni NTF Deputy Chief Implementer Vivencio Dizon ang mga pinoy, kaya mainam pa rin na ipatupad ang strict minimum health protocols sa bansa.

DepEd To Consider NegOr As Pilot Area For Face-To-Face Classes

The Department of Education (DepEd) Secretary Leonor Briones considers Negros Oriental to hold face-to-face classes in the near future because it is "...very active in education." said she.

DPWH Finishes 3 Isolation Facilities In Benguet

Another dorm-type facility has been added in Benguet as part of the Covid-19 isolation facility project in the province.

A Small Step For Zero Waste

Gusto mo rin ba 'to sa lugar ninyo? There's an "Amgu" store in Cebu where customers can refill their household products, personal care, superfoods, and eco-friendly items!

13 Ilocos Region Bus Routes Resume Operations

The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) now resumes point-to-point public transport in 13 modified routes.

PNP’s One-Stop Shop In MOA Part Of ‘New Normal’

PNP opens an extension office of the Civil Security Group (CSG) at the SM Mall of Asia (MOA) as part of the ongoing efforts to adjust to the "new normal," citing the benefit of the One-Stop-Shop.

Contact Tracing App In Pasig, Valenzuela, Antipolo Now Integrated

Pasig, Valenzuela, and Antipolo Mayors join forces to produce three Covid-19 contact tracing applications within their areas.

Spotlight

Synergeia Rolls Out Assessment Tests To Gauge Learning During Pandemic

With these new assessment tests, we'll finally know if distance education is indeed effective amid a pandemic.

Save The Children Philippines, BARMM Forge Partnership To Fulfill Children’s Rights

Save the Children Philippines brings hope to protect children from the horrors of gun battles especially in parts of Muslim Mindanao.

SM Scholar-Graduate Instills Leadership Competencies In Youth

An inspiring story of an SM Scholar alumna!

Save The Children PH Welcomes Smart Communication For Children’s Learning Access

Smart Communications, Inc. and Save the Children Philippines jointly donated four School-in-a-Bag packages for learning communities in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao!

Lifestyle

The Life-Long Impact Of Brain Development In A Child’s First 5 Years

Interesting! Let's know how the first five years of a child's brain determines his success in the future.

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!

Entertainment

8 Family K-Dramas You Can Enjoy Over Lunas New Year

K-Drama is life! Time to add these K-Dramas to your list!

Award-Winning Film “Quezon’s Game” To Stream Worldwide On iWantTFC This January 27

Atin 'to! The historical movie "Quezon's Game" finally comes home to the Philippines and streams globally on iWantTFC beginning January 27.

Jamie Lends Her Voice For Inspirational Song “We Give Our Yes”

Diva Jamie Rivera's "We Give Our Yes" is the official song of the 500th anniversary of Christianity in the Philippines celebration.

More Stories

Salceda Files Bill To Modernize Gov’t Services

Albay Representative Joey Salceda files a bill seeking to streamline inefficient government processes to modernize the delivery of citizen services.

Palace Tackles Proposed Price Cap On Pork, Other Food Products

Mas magmamahal pa kaya ang presyo ng baboy?

DA To Mass-Produce New Test Kits For ASF In February

Good news! Rapid test kits for African swine fever will soon be available!

Duterte Wants Kids Aged 10-14 To Stay Inside Homes

Dapat nga bang hindi muna lumabas ng bahay ang mga batang ang edad ay sa pagitan ng 10-14?

LGUs Urged To Step Up Covid-19 Vaccine Info Campaign

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) urges Local government units (LGUs) to exert more efforts informing the public about the government's Covid-19 vaccination program.

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

MRT-3 Now Equipped With Touchless Temperature Scanners

“Automatic” and “touchless” temperature scanners are installed for passengers of the Metro Rail Transit Line 3 (MRT-3) as part of the rail service’s measures against the Covid-19.

13 Ilocos Region Bus Routes Resume Operations

The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) now resumes point-to-point public transport in 13 modified routes.

Over 421K OFWs Served Via ‘Hatid Tulong’

The Department of Transportation (DOTr) transports stranded OFWs in Metro Manila back to their provinces by the ‘Hatid Tulong’ government program.