Megaworld lines up 21 major projects

Megaworld to use REIT proceeds to finance projects in 11 townships Following its filing of registration statement for the planned biggest Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) offering, Andrew Tan-led property giant Megaworld is strengthening its development pipeline in the next five years as it looks on investing the proceeds from the offer to complete 21 new office and commercial projects across 11 townships in the … Continue reading Megaworld lines up 21 major projects

CEB offers RT-PCR swab test for only P2,500

Cheapest antigen test for only P700 also available The Philippines’ leading airline, Cebu Pacific (PSE: CEB), ramps up its Test Before Boarding (TBB) process as it now offers the cheapest RT-PCR test at only P2,500 versus other local carriers, exclusively for its passengers. CEB offers the RT-PCR test through its two accredited partners –Health Metrics, Inc. (HMI) and Safeguard DNA Diagnostics Inc. (SDDI). This special … Continue reading CEB offers RT-PCR swab test for only P2,500

TV5 reinvents classic comedy film Puto

TV5’s PUTO stars Herbert Bautista and McCoy De Leon A well-loved character from a 1987 comedy-fantasy film returns to continue his magical adventures, this time with his son and a cast of new and not-so-new characters. This Saturday, June 19, the latest binge-worthy addition to your weekend premieres on TV5 as the story of Ivanhoe “Puto” dela Cruz continues in PUTO, the TV series sequel … Continue reading TV5 reinvents classic comedy film Puto

Cebu Pacific heeds call for faster vaccine rollout

Joins Ingat Angat to aid in the Philippines’ pandemic recovery The Philippine economy is expected to slowly recover from the recession triggered by the coronavirus pandemic in the second half of 2021, but much of this improved outlook will depend on the fast and safe rollout of vaccines. Right now, there are multi-sectoral initiatives working in conjunction with the Department of Health (DOH) and the … Continue reading Cebu Pacific heeds call for faster vaccine rollout

DOH’s data system monitors Covid-19 cases real-time

DOH is working closely with Microsoft and Info Alchemy to improve the DDC With the rising number of COVID-19 cases, the Philippine Department of Health (DOH), recently upgraded their “DOH Data Collect (DDC) Dashboards” to give timely information of various metrics like bed capacities and service availability, COVID-19 commodities and supplies, and the vaccine administration program to the Local Government Units and health facilities throughout … Continue reading DOH’s data system monitors Covid-19 cases real-time

Strict implementation of reverse isolation urged

This is to manage the surge of Covid-19 cases in Iloilo Gov. Arthur Defensor Jr. reiterated the strict implementation of reverse isolation measures to manage the surge of COVID-19 cases in the province of Iloilo. Defensor issued a memorandum to the mayors, punong barangays, BHERTS, and local task forces to strictly implement detection and isolation especially at the household level. The governor stressed on the … Continue reading Strict implementation of reverse isolation urged

Iloilo Province economic enterprise, tax collection most efficient in WV

The award came from the Bureau of Local Government Finance (BLGF) VI The province of Iloilo ranked first in terms of collection efficiency in economic enterprise, business tax and other taxes for Fiscal Year 2020 among Western Visayas provinces. The Provincial Treasurer’s Office collected a total of P700,260,419.03 in economic enterprise or a collection efficiency of 248%, exceeding BLGF’s annual target of P282,435,294 for FY … Continue reading Iloilo Province economic enterprise, tax collection most efficient in WV

Educators reminded of self-care

The shift to digital learning has triggered a variety of concerns among teachers and educators. “Pagpapahalaga sa sarili natin bilang guro, pagmamahal sa ating pagtuturo at propesyon para ma-motivate tayong alagaan ang ating sarili.” This is one of the main lessons shared to educators all over the country who tuned in to a live webinar titled “Increasing Self-Awareness to Thrive and Excel in the New … Continue reading Educators reminded of self-care

TMC Iloilo provides out-of-hospital care

To address the lack of COVID-19 beds in the hospitals, The Medical City Iloilo launched its Out-of-Hospital Care (OH-C) Program. With the program, TMC Iloilo Iloilo extends the same quality care that it is offering in the hospital to a non-hospital setting by partnering with a local hotel. TMC Iloilo’s OH-C Program can be availed by suspected or confirmed COVID-19 patients with mild symptoms. Instead … Continue reading TMC Iloilo provides out-of-hospital care

Ways Filipinos are winning at home thanks to the internet

There is no other tool out there that has helped Filipinos continue with their lives better than the internet. Even under strict quarantine rules, most are able to still work, study, stay in touch with family and friends, and even enjoy their favourite fast food and restaurant meals all thanks to the internet. And because Filipinos are known for being both creative and resourceful, they’ve … Continue reading Ways Filipinos are winning at home thanks to the internet

SM bike manual promotes road safety

The manual is based on the Active Transport Guidelines, spearheaded by the DOTr As part of its ongoing commitment to promote a cycling culture and support the growing bike-riding public, SM Supermalls and the Department of Transportation (DOTr), launched the very first DOTr-SM Bike Manual. The DOTr-SM bike manual aims to promote safety, courtesy and etiquette on the road among cyclists, motorists, and pedestrians. The … Continue reading SM bike manual promotes road safety

PLDT, Smart and IWF fight online child abuse

PLDT and Smart have earmarked close to P2 billion to run the advanced cybersecurity operations center Spawned by the COVID-19 lockdowns last year, the Philippine Department of Justice reported a 264 percent spike in reported cases of OSAEC. These have been heavily attributed to incidences of poverty within families during the lockdown, as well as the heightened exposure of children to the Internet. To address … Continue reading PLDT, Smart and IWF fight online child abuse

Sari-sari stores essential in keeping Pinoys connected

Sari-sari stores play an important role in connecting people. These neighborhood stores ensure that vital communication services are easily accessible to everyone. “Our retailers are a very important part of the value chain as they help us reach and serve the grassroots communities by making our services accessible to Filipinos especially with the current situation,” said Bernie Llamzon, Globe EVP for Channel Management. For over … Continue reading Sari-sari stores essential in keeping Pinoys connected

URC feted for efforts to cut waste, protect the environment in Thailand

URC Thailand also named as among the “Best Companies to Work for in Asia” Filipino-owned Universal Robina Corporation (URC) received three prestigious sustainability awards for its efficient waste management process at its production plants in Thailand. URC Thailand was given the 3Rs, 3Rs+, and Zero Waste Achievement Awards by Thailand’s Department of Industrial Works, Ministry of Industry, for its efforts to cut yearly wastes and … Continue reading URC feted for efforts to cut waste, protect the environment in Thailand

GrabAcademy helps drivers, delivery partners learn more skills

Grab Philippines is helping drivers and delivery partners to become more competitive in today’s digital-first economy through GrabAcademy, an online platform providing free access to new learning and development opportunities. GrabAcademy has three pillars, namely (1) safety across the platform, (2) growing within the platform, and (3) thriving beyond the platform. Safety across the platform With many Filipinos relying on food delivery services for their … Continue reading GrabAcademy helps drivers, delivery partners learn more skills

Social pension distribution for elderly 93% complete

Each person receives from DSWD6 P500 per month which is equivalent to P3,000 in a semester or P6,000 a year The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) in region 6 has completed the distribution of Social Pension Program for Indigent Senior Citizens (SPISC) stipend in Aklan and Guimaras Provinces and in Bacolod City. “We are glad that the elderly in Aklan, Guimaras and Bacolod … Continue reading Social pension distribution for elderly 93% complete

BDO builds training facility for underserved youth

BDO Foundation’s initiative in Iloilo contributes to the achievement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal no. 8 In support of Don Bosco’s mission to educate, evangelize and capacitate Filipino youth, BDO Foundation has constructed a new technical-vocational training facility for the Don Bosco Boys Home and Vocational Training Center in Iloilo. To mark the completion of the project, the foundation recently turned over the … Continue reading BDO builds training facility for underserved youth

PoPinoy to unleash the pop icons of this generation

PoPinoy, the newest show on TV5 proves that Filipino talents can give foreign bands a run for their money. Not convinced? Catch the primer on June 6, Sunday, 8 PM on TV5, a week before its grand launch on June 13, Sunday, hosted by Maine Mendoza, The Phenomenal Star, and Paolo Ballesteros, The King of Transformation, no less. Witness how up and coming boy bands … Continue reading PoPinoy to unleash the pop icons of this generation

Digital skills, opportunities for youth in underserved areas

Microsoft, JA Asia Pacific and CloudSwyft join hands to bring digital skills and employment opportunities to more people in the Asia Pacific Young adults in underserved communities will have the chance to learn digital skills and gain employment as the Philippines shifts towards a digital economy during Covid-19. This is made possible as JA Asia Pacific, the world’s largest youth-serving non-profit organization, and CloudSwyft, a … Continue reading Digital skills, opportunities for youth in underserved areas

Olive ridley turtle in Boracay returns to the sea

The incident of turtles nesting in the island is the first after many years A juvenile Olive ridley sea turtle was released on the sandy shores of Puka Beach in Boracay Island recently. It was kept in captivity for more than a year since its hatchling stage according to the investigation made by the team from Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) Boracay. The … Continue reading Olive ridley turtle in Boracay returns to the sea