Tuesday, March 2, 2021

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.

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?

Western Visayas Records Over 21K Covid-19 Recoveries

Western Visayas Records Over 21K Covid-19 Recoveries

Spotlight

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.

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?

Western Visayas has recorded a 92.6-percent recovery rate equivalent to 21,079 of the 22, 762 total cumulative cases of confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) in the region.

Dr. Jane Juanico, head of the infectious disease cluster of the Department of Health Western Visayas Center for Health Development (DOH CHD6), said in a phone interview Tuesday the remaining active cases are at 4.32 percent or equivalent to 984.

“We have seen this trending since late November to December and even up to this time, the number of recovered cases is improving,” she said.

Juanico added that almost all provinces in the region contributed to the high recoveries, with a recovery rate of over 90 percent in each province.

This can be attributed, she said, to the stricter minimum public health standards, observance of the “BIDA Solusyon sa Covid-19” during the holiday season, and the obedient general public to prevent the spread of the virus.

BIDA stands for Bawal walang mask, I-sanitize ang mga kamay, iwas-hawak sa mga bagay, Dumitansya ng isang metro and Alamin ang totoong impormasyon.

She added that some local government units (LGUs) in the region have even tested beyond the priority sub-groups. With more tests and fewer confirmed cases, then at some given time, the number of cases of Covid-19 is declining.

Currently, however, she said they are also coordinating with provincial governments regarding areas where there is identified spike of cases for them to immediately address pockets of outbreaks at the municipality level.

The DOH regional case bulletin released on Monday showed that of the 58 confirmed cases, 35 were from Iloilo province, 14 from Iloilo City, six from Bacolod City, two from Guimaras, and one from Aklan.

Juanico said the effort against Covid-19 is a “life-long commitment” and it did not end in December 2020.

“This is our life-long commitment to our community, our younger generation to provide them with safer communities, especially against Covid-19. If we as adults observe minimum health standards, then at our level we can already stop the further transmission of Covid-19. In that way, we can protect our children and vulnerable household members,” she said.
Meanwhile, as of Monday, the Covid-19 fatalities in the region already reached 693. (PNA)

LTO To Check Compliance Of PUJs To Health Protocols

LTO Antique will do a random inspection on the compliance of jeepneys with minimum health protocols starting March 1.

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.

Hontiveros To NSC: Conduct Security Audit For China-Owned Dito Telco Now

Senator Risa Hontiveros urged the National Security Council to conduct a security audit of Dito Telecommunity before its commercial rollout on March 8.

SBMA Ready For Covid-19 Vax Rollout

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Bulacan Allots P130-M Standby Fund For Covid-19 Vax

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Cinemas In GCQ Areas To Reopen March 5

The Department of Trade and Industry has now allowed movie houses in areas under GCQ to reopen starting March 5.

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.

Manila Begins Vaccine Rollout Tuesday

Manila Mayor Isko Moreno hopes everything will turn out as planned as Manila begins its vaccination on Tuesday.

Lapu-Lapu City Starts Covid-19 Vax Info Drive

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

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Spotlight

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.

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?

Lifestyle

Huggies And Anne Curtis Donate Over 1,000 Gift Packs To Moms And Babies In Need

Huggies, together with mom Anne Curtis and baby Dahlia, donated a total of 1,166 gift packs to moms and babies in need.

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%.

Entertainment

Shadow And Bone Premieres On April 23, Only On Netflix

Get your eyes wide open as you wait for Shadow and Bone's show on Netflix this coming April.

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For Asianovela fans, here's why you should add "Count Your Lucky Stars" to your watch list.

Chef Sandy Daza Goes On A Food Road Trip In The New Normal In “Foodprints” Season 8

Chef Sandy Daza takes viewers on a road trip from Manila to Ilocos to discover the best cookeries in the new season of "FoodPrints."

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Travel

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.

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Motoring

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

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