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

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.

USAID Hands Over Emergency Learning Kits To Quake-Hit Schools

USAID Hands Over Emergency Learning Kits To Quake-Hit Schools

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.

As part of its broad education assistance in the Philippines, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) donated 14,436 student’s kits and 400 teacher’s kits to earthquake-hit schools in Davao del Sur on Sept 22.

The kits were handed over virtually to the Department of Education (DepEd) officials in Manila and physically to DepEd officials, teachers, and parents in Magsaysay, Davao del Sur.

“The series of earthquakes that hit Davao del Sur in December last year damaged nearly 400 schools affecting 188,000 students. We reached out to our partners to help the teachers and students recover, and thankfully USAID responded,” said Ronilda Co, DepEd Director for Disaster Risk Reduction Management Service (DRRMS).

Each teacher’s kit contains basic teaching and learning supplies to help ensure the delivery of education services even in times of disasters. Teachers from Kinder to Grade 3 (K-3) will be able to use the contents of their kits to ensure their well-being and prepare for their lessons in their chosen learning delivery modalities.

“In the last few months, the regional and division office of Davao del Sur worked with USAID to pack and deliver the kits to a total of 89 elementary schools in the hardest-hit municipalities of Bansalan, Matanao, and Magsaysay,” said Dr. Evelyn Fetalvero, DepEd Region 11 Director.

Students from Kinder to Grade 3 will receive back-to-school starter kits, including a backpack, a water tumbler, an umbrella, a pad of paper, a writing notebook, crayons, pencils, and a plastic envelope.

“Whether students are learning from the classroom or from their homes, education resources are essential. Beginning from the first day of school, having needed classroom supplies at home boosts students’ confidence and fosters their love for learning. By ensuring children have access to education that is safe, relevant and promotes social well-being, USAID is helping young students gain the foundational skills they need to lead productive and healthy lives,” said Tom LeBlanc, Office of Education Director of USAID Philippines.

Around 969,501 learners in 1,608 schools in Regions 11 and 12 were affected by the series of earthquakes that struck Mindanao in October and December 2019. It was reported that DepEd would need at least PHP7 billion to cover the repair and reconstruction of damaged classrooms, school furniture, learning materials, and equipment.

“Despite the challenges that abound this year and the years to come, the DepEd and its committed and resilient teachers will deliver basic education with support from partners like the USAID,” DepEd Undersecretary for Administration Alain Del Pascua said. (PNA)

Photo Credit: www.deped.gov.ph

Surigao Sur Towns To Intensify Rice Seed Production

The Local Government Unit (LGU) hosts the five-day training on Inbred Rice Seed Production and Certification to benefit 20 seed producers in Surigao del Sur.

Isko Moreno: Medical Front-Liners First

"Ako gustong-gusto ko na talaga magpaturok eh pero hindi ako medical front-liner. Hindi pa ako qualified," said Manila Mayor Isko Moreno as he sticks to the IATF's priority order.

Bantay Bata 163 Marks 24th Year With “Bawat Isa Ay Bata” Music Video

ABS-CBN Foundation's Bantay Bata 163 celebrates 24 years of protecting and loving the Filipino children with a music video "Bawat Isa Ay Bata".

Continuous Arrival Of More Covid-19 Vaccine Doses Assured

Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr. said 1 million more doses of Covid-19 vaccines developed by China’s Sinovac will arrive this March under a PHP700-million purchase deal.

Boracay Tourists Still Need To Show Negative Swab Test

Tourists visiting Boracay are still required to show negative results of their swab tests.

PH Covid-19 Recovery Tally Rises By 738 To 524,042

The DOH reports 738 more patients have recovered from the coronavirus disease, pushing the country's overall Covid-19 recoveries to 524,042 on Thursday.

Safe, Family-Friendly Vacations Are Top Priority For Filipinos: Airbnb Travel Survey

Airbnb's Philippines Travel Trends Survey 2021 states that family vacations are the primary reason to travel this year for 6 out of 10 Filipinos.

P19-M Greenhouses For Antique’s High-Value Crops, Cut Flowers

The municipality of San Remigio in Antique will construct some greenhouses worth PHP19 million for the cultivation of high-value crops and cut flowers in the place.

38 New Cases Of Different Variants Of SARS-CoV-2 Detected: DOH

The DOH detects 38 new cases of the different variants that mutated from SARS-CoV-2 in the country.

Lapu-Lapu City Starts Covid-19 Vax Info Drive

Lapu-Lapu City starts its massive information campaign on vaccination for the Covid-19 by distributing leaflets to the public.

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!

Bonifacio Global City brings good quality Benguet staples at Bonifacio High Street through its "My Street High Street" initiative.

CoronaVac Jabs To Increase After First Day: DOH

More individuals are expected to receive the CoronaVac vaccine.

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

KonsultaMD is the newest trend to consult a doctor and paying only less than a hundred per month!

Entertainment

Bretman Rock Gears Up In His New MTV Reality Show

Bretman Rock is now holding his Filipino-American dream as he releases the trailer of his new MTV reality show on YT –Watch now!

GMA Network Wins Silver Anvil For COVID-19 Response Campaign

GMA Network's Covid-19 response campaign bags a Silver Anvil at the 56th Anvil Awards' Gabi ng Parangal.

“Monster Hunter” Opens In PH Cinemas This March

Get your popcorn ready! A new fantasy action thriller Monster Hunter, opens in Philippine cinemas in March!

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SC Looking At Other Vaccine Brands

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BARMM Health Exec Says Region Assured Of ‘Halal’ Vaccines

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Over 3K Bacolod Health Workers To Get Initial Covid-19 Shots

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Travel

Boracay Tourists Still Need To Show Negative Swab Test

Tourists visiting Boracay are still required to show negative results of their swab tests.

Safe, Family-Friendly Vacations Are Top Priority For Filipinos: Airbnb Travel Survey

Airbnb's Philippines Travel Trends Survey 2021 states that family vacations are the primary reason to travel this year for 6 out of 10 Filipinos.

No More Quarantine For Travelers In Ilocos Sur

Ilocos Sur announces that quarantine is no longer required for travelers unless they exhibit symptoms of the Covid-19 upon arrival in the province.

DOT Seeks More Safe Travels Stamp Applications

The Department of Tourism (DOT) opens the application for the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) Safe Travels Stamp starting Monday, the world’s first safety and hygiene stamp for travelers.

Motoring

AirAsia’s Teleport Partners With McDonald’s For Timely And Fast-Moving Deliveries

AirAsia’s Teleport and McDonald’s partner to support and ensure a fast-moving delivery of orders within the National Capital Region (NCR).

Motorcade Kicks Off Fire Prevention Month In Ilocos Norte

The Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) along with other entities join a motorcade to drumbeat awareness on fire safety and prevention this month.

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.