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Agriculture Secretary William Dar (3rd from left), with Trade and Industry Secretary Ramon Lopez (left), visit the vegetable section of the Farmers Market in Araneta Center, Quezon City to monitor the prices and supplies of food and other basic commodities / PNA

DA transports Benguet vegetables to NCR

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The Department of Agriculture (DA) transported vegetables directly from Benguet to Metro Manila markets after farmers were forced to throw rotten farm products due to lack of buyers. DA-Cordillera regional executive director Cameron Odsey said ...

San Juan to convert high school building into quarantine facility

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San Juan City plans to convert the city’s science high school into facility for persons under investigation (PUI) of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). “The still unused building of the San Juan City Science High School will b...

Bagong Silang in Caloocan placed under extreme quarantine

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Caloocan City will place about 246,000 residents of Barangay Bagong Silang, the country’s most populous barangay, under extreme enhanced community quarantine (EECQ) on March 29, after the city government recorded three confirmed cases of corona...

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SMEs given 30-day extension in rent payment

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The government said small businesses will be given a 30-day grace period to settle their commercial rents during the enhanced community quarantine in Luzon. The reprieve covers the payment of commercial rents of micro, small and medium enterprises covered by the Luzon-wide quarantine. Cabinet Secr...

DOF urged to state position on e-cigarettes in WHO meeting

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A consumer organization has urged Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III to state the position of the Philippine government on smoke-free nicotine products such as electronic cigarettes, heat-not-burn tobacco products and snus ahead of a global meeting in November 2020. The Vapers Philippines sent ...

SMC deploys stores on wheels amid ECQ

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San Miguel Corporation said it expanded its Manukang Bayan on Wheels program to widen food availability and accessibility in several Metro Manila areas during the enhanced community quarantine period.  SMC president and chief operating officer Ramon Ang said the presence of food trucks in stra...

DA warns violators of price freeze

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The Department of Agriculture (DA) warned stores and market vendors violating the price freeze policy of the government. “We therefore warn traders, retailers, and hoarders that government is serious to apprenhend and file cases against them if they continue to take advantage of our countryme...

ADB launches $5-million food supply project 

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The Asian Development Bank (ADB) said it launched a $5-million project to help the Philippine government deliver critical food supplies to up to 55,000 vulnerable households in Metro Manila and neighboring areas, which are under enhanced community quarantine to contain the spread of COVID-19. The R...

Congestion may force Manila port shutdown

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Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) General Manager Jay Daniel R. Santiago warned of a possible port shutdown if cargo owners and consignees continue to shun calls to withdraw cleared, ready for delivery and overstaying cargoes. Santiago said that despite efforts to transfer cleared and overstaying co...

Companies allowed to delay release of holiday payments

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The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said it will allow companies to defer the grant of holiday pay to their employees in view of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic,  In Labor Advisory No. 13-A Series of 2020 signed by Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III, employers are a...

SSS considers extending P20,000 calamity loan

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The Social Security System (SSS) plans to offer a P20,000 calamity loan to help its members amid the enhanced community quarantine. Fernan Nicolas, SSS' concurrent head for public affairs and special division, said that this benefit will be rolled out in two weeks and can be accessed by SS...

SAP offers digital learning initiative

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SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) announced a new digital learning initiative offering innovative, interactive educational content to support students, professionals and anyone wishing to continue to learn during this challenging time.  “The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic are impacting everyone aroun...

Oil companies reduce fuel prices anew

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Oil companies will again reduce pump prices by as much as P2 per liter on Tuesday. The cost of gasoline will be slashed by P2 per liter, diesel by 50 centavos per liter and kerosene by P1.95 per liter. Seaoil was the first to adjust its pump prices on Sunday. Cleanfuel, Petro Gazz and Pilipinas Sh...

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