Saturday, March 6, 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.

Usec. Paje: DSWD Prepared If Lawmakers Push For SAP 3

Usec. Paje: DSWD Prepared If Lawmakers Push For SAP 3

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 Department of Social Welfare and Development, the lead implementer of the government’s Social Amelioration Program (SAP), said Thursday it is prepared in case lawmakers decide to forward the third batch of emergency subsidy to low-income families who were hard-hit by the public health crisis.

“Nakasalalay po sa ating mga mambabatas ang pagbibigay ng third tranche ng SAP. Ang Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) ay tagapagpatupad lamang at nakahanda tayong gawin ang mga utos ng mga nakataas sa atin (It is up to our lawmakers whether we should have a third tranche for SAP. DSWD implements orders from our authorities),” Social Welfare Undersecretary Rene Glen Paje said in a conference.

Paje said as the primary government agency mandated to develop, implement, and coordinate social protection for the poor, vulnerable, and disadvantaged, they are prepared to perform another round of SAP to its beneficiaries.

Earlier, presidential spokesperson Harry Roque tackled the possibility of SAP 3 following President Rodrigo Duterte’s declaration to revert the modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) in the National Capital Region, Bulacan, Laguna, Cavite and Rizal from Aug. 4 to 18.

This move comes after medical groups called for a break noting the surge of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases in these areas.

Albay 2nd District Rep. Joey Salceda, who chairs the House Ways and Means Committee, earlier shared that the House of Representatives will push for the inclusion of the SAP 3 in the Bayanihan to Recover As One Act or Bayanihan 2.

He estimated that another 1.7 million workers could be displaced by the end of September due to the pandemic.

Some PHP21.4 billion would be needed to provide a one-month subsidy to 3.3 million households, or PHP27.3 billion for 4.2 million, he added.

In a Viber message to reporters, DSWD spokesperson Irene Dumlao said that if Congress “passes a law providing for a third tranche, then we will implement”. (PNA)

BARMM Delivers Rice Aid For GenSan IPs

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PH Kick-Starts Covid-19 Vaccination Drive With CoronaVac

The first dose of China's Sinovac-made "CoronaVac" vaccine was given to UP-PGH Director Dr. Gerardo “Gap” Legaspi.

Shopee Rolls Out Co-Streaming Feature To Level Up Interaction For Filipino Shoppers

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Bicol Region To Receive Over 11K Doses Of Sinovac Vaccine

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Batac Hospital Ramps Up Covid-19 Vaccination Drive

Health educators' effort to convince the public of the Covid-19 vaccines by holding a forum and inoculation simulation exercise in Batac hospital.

Vaccination Of Seniors, Cabinet Members Up To iNITAG

Secretary Nograles acknowledges that the CoronaVac vaccine could only be administered to people aged 18 to 59 and is not to use on senior citizens.

Hontiveros Urges Malacañang To Reconsider Adjusted Holiday Sched

Senator Risa Hontiveros urges Malacañang to reconsider its decision to make November 2, December 24, and 31 as the "special working holidays."

Immunization Vs. Measles, Polio Extended In NegOr

Negros Oriental extends its measles and rubella-oral polio immunization program for another week due to the low turnout of target beneficiaries.

“Bodycam Sa Katawan, Dashcam Sa Sasakyan” Rule In Police Ops, Patrols Pushed

Dapat na nga bang maglaan ng pondo ang pamahalaan para sa mga bodycams ng mga pulis?

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

Did You Know: 99% Of Filipinos In Metro Manila Experience Pamamanhid, Or Tusok-Tusok

Nakakaranas ka na din ba ng pamamanhid, tusok-tusok, at pangangalay? May solusyon para diyan!

Most Affordable Air Fryer From XTREME Is Now Available!

Titas and titos wait no more because XTREME's Home Air Fryer is now available in the market!

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.

Entertainment

Dan Ombao Soars High In New Single “Saranggola”

The "Idol Philippines" alum Dan Ombao gives another "hugot" track entitled "Saranggola" that will be released later today!

Kelvin Miranda Becomes A Victim Of Mistaken Identity In Wish Ko Lang!

The uncanny yet funny episode of Wish Ko Lang! features a story about mistaken identity this Saturday, March 6.

Viral TikTok Artist Angela Ken Joins ABS-CBN Music

Certified Kapamilya na ang Tiktok Artist na si Angela Ken!

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Travel

Boracay Tourists Still Need To Show Negative Swab Test

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

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Motoring

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

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Motorcade Kicks Off Fire Prevention Month In Ilocos Norte

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Road Improvement Needed To Address Insurgency: PRRD

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