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DA encourages home gardening

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The Department of Agriculture is encouraging families to grow healthy foods at home. "Happy planting. Stay calm amidst COVID-19 by growing your own healthy food," the Bureau of Plant Industry said in a Facebook post. The Department of Agr...

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Valenzuela delivers 'care bags' to children with disabilities

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Valenzuela City distributed "care bags" containing food, prescription medicines, special milk formula, basic supplies and diapers to children with disabilities in the city. The project, a part of the Alagang Valenzuelano initiative, answer...

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TESDA offers online courses

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Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) Secretary Isidro Lapeña encourages Filipinos to avail of the agency's online courses. "While it (online program) has been there for some time, the more that I am encou...

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URC donates BOPP packaging films to hospitals

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With the depletion of supplies of personal protective equipment (PPE) amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Universal Robina Corporation (URC) has donated Biaxially Oriented Polypropylene (BOPP) films to hospitals, to serve as barriers between patients and healthcare workers. Primarily used for packaging con...

Healthcare organizations need to secure patient care as telemedicine grows

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The healthcare industry is no stranger to adopting new technologies to improve patient care. While most think of physical equipment, like MRI and X-ray machines, there is another piece of the puzzle that has played a critical role in today’s changing healthcare landscape – telemedicine. ...

The future of work: Is remote working feasible even after Covid-19?

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Amid the implementation of enhanced community quarantine protocols to prevent COVID-19 transmission, several enterprises have introduced telecommuting schemes among their workforce. The sudden shift to a work-from-home set-up has challenged the concept of business continuity and the way people work...

San Miguel to buy first batch of 10,000 PPEs from local company 

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San Miguel Corporation (SMC) is set to purchase the first batch of 10,000 sets of personal protective equipment (PPE) from a local garment manufacturer as part of the P500-million fund the company earmarked to help protect medical frontliners battling coronavirus disease 2019. SMC president an...

Garment exporters to produce 10,000 medical-grade PPEs per day

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Heeding the government’s call to address the deficient supply of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in the country, member-companies of the Confederation of Wearable Exporters of the Philippines (CONWEP) will start the local production of medical-grade PPE coveralls for healthcare workers. &...

DTI to enforce 30-day grade period on rent 

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The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) released Memorandum Circular (MC) No. 20-12, Series of 2020 on 4 April 2020 granting a 30-day grace period for residential rent as well as a similar grace period for Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) with their commercial rent during the Enhanced...

Oil companies to bring down pump prices anew

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Pump prices of petroleum products will be rolled back on Tuesday, marking the fifth consecutive week of price cuts. In separate advisories, Chevron Philippines Inc. (Caltex), Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corp., and SEAOIL Philippines Inc. said they will reduce prices per liter of gasoline by P0.35, di...

DOTr to convert 2GO vessels into ‘quarantine ships’ 

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The Department of Transportation (DOTr) teamed up with 2Go Shipping to turn passenger vessels into "quarantine ships" for returning seafarers and overseas Filipino workers. As proposed by the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) on March 22, private passenger ships will be converted into tem...

Congressman calls for early release of mid-year bonus to gov't employees

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A lawmaker asked the government to release the mid-year bonus to its 1.6 million workers by next week amid the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) crisis. Anakalusugan Rep. Mike Defensor made the call following the Department of Budget and Management’s announcement that funds for the incentive are...

Gov't offers low-interest loans to SMEs

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Small and medium enterprises can avail of loans up to P500,000 to reboot from the coronavirus lockdown, according to Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez. The government is offering up to P200,000 for micro SMEs and up to P500,000 for medium-sized firms, with 0.5 percent monthly interest and payable in 2 to...

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