Thursday, March 4, 2021

Journalists From 4 Countries In Asia Discussed The Challenges In COVID-19

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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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Tugade: ‘No Beep, No Ride’ In Edsa Suspended For At Least 5 Days

Tugade: ‘No Beep, No Ride’ In Edsa Suspended For At Least 5 Days

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.

The mandatory use of beep cards for the Edsa Busway has been suspended for at least five days after its operator refused to give its cards for free despite repeated pleas from the Department of Transportation (DOTr).

In a televised interview over ANC on Monday, DOTr Secretary Arthur Tugade said the “no Beep card, no ride” policy for buses along the Edsa buses beginning Thursday was temporarily suspended until the issue with the pricing for beep cards is resolved.

Edsa Busway passengers, he said, may choose to use a beep card to pay inside the bus or to pay with cash before boarding.

“Yung mga may beep card, i-o-honor po iyon, at meron ‘hong off-board payment na tinatawag, na kung saan, bago sila sumakay, magbabayad na sila sa bus consortium (Beep cards will be honored, and there’s the off-board payment where passengers pay the bus consortium before boarding),” Tugade said.

Following the refusal of AF Payments Inc.’s (AFPI) — the operator of the beep card cashless payment system — to waive or lower its price, Tugade said he was surprised to learn that the company charges much higher if the card is purchased without load.

“Meron palang ad sila na nagsasabi na kapag walang load, PHP80 ang babayaran, kung may load, PHP30 ang babayaran. Sabi ko, bakit ganyan? Ang dapat ho dito, libre (They have an ad where it says beep cards can be purchased for PHP80 without load, and PHP30 with load. I said, why? This should be free),” Tugade said.

He noted that Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) stickers and cards for cashless transactions in expressways surrounding Metro Manila have been provided for free by its operators — Metro Pacific Tollways Corporation and San Miguel Corporation — unlike AFPI.

On Sunday, the DOTr and the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board announced the suspension of the mandatory use of beep cards.

It said the Edsa Bus Consortium, a group composed of bus operators operating in the Edsa Busway, will look for another automated fare collection system to replace the beep card system to ease the burden of commuters. (PNA)

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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

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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.

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Entertainment

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