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Quezon City, KiKoVid Alliance team up against Covid-19 

account_balanceQuezon City access_time4 days ago

Quezon City signed a partnership agreement with a multi-sectoral organization to further strengthen the fight against the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Mayor Joy Belmonte led the signing of the memorandum of agreement along with key ...

Pandemic threatens human capital cains of the past decade

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The COVID-19 pandemic threatens hard-won gains in health and education over the past decade, especially in the poorest countries, a new World Bank Group analysis finds. Investments in human capital—the knowledge, skills, and health that pe...

Salary loan applications via SSS Mobile App re-enabled 

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The Social Security System (SSS) said its salary loan application with mandatory bank disbursement through the SSS Mobile App is made available again after a new version of the application was released last week. The new version of the said app also...

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Booksale goes online

chrome_reader_modeSeptember 17, 2020 loyalty account_circleAmihan Reyes

Bookstore Booksale is now online, allowing customers to browse titles without having to spend hours in between their shelves, according to a report by GMA News. Available titles and other items such as school and office supplies are posted by branch on its Facebook page, along with contact num...

Manila refurbishes Baseco Baywalk 

chrome_reader_modeSeptember 08, 2020 loyalty account_circleMichael Lim

Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso announced the rehabilitation of Baseco Baywalk as part of its redevelopment project for Baseco Beach and the entire compound. Domagoso recently said that Baseco Compound, with a reputation of being crime-infested and inhabited by poor commun...

Paranaque lays out rules on penalizing quarantine violators

chrome_reader_modeSeptember 07, 2020 loyalty account_circleAmihan Reyes

Paranaque City has acknowledged the risk in enforcing provisions relating to the coronavirus disease. Paranaque City Mayor Edwin Olivarez said fines and penalties paid by violators of COVID-19-related city ordinances and other measures shall be collected by the City Treasurer from which fines,...

Manila reorganizes Divisoria's Ylaya Street 

chrome_reader_modeAugust 22, 2020 loyalty account_circleMichael Lim

Ylaya Street in Divisoria, where one finds bales of textiles sold at bargain prices has been given a fresh organized look after Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso launched the Ylaya Organized Vending Saturday. Gone are the unorganized stalls selling ready-to-wear clothes, curtains, ...

Internet connectivity: Biggest challenge to students, teachers

chrome_reader_modeAugust 12, 2020 loyalty account_circleJake Cruz

Several months since the COVID-19 outbreak in the country, the government deemed it fit for cities and other municipalities to open under a looser form of quarantine. Businesses are allowed to operate at limited capacity but are coupled with stringent sanitary protocols. This serves to regain econom...

Angkas to give free rides for Manila health workers 

chrome_reader_modeAugust 11, 2020 loyalty account_circleSarah Lim

Medical frontliners in Manila will now be provided with free motorcycle rides and shields after motorcycle-taxi firm Angkas teamed up with Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso, as part of its continuing campaign to assist healthcare workers during the modified lockdown in the ca...

Manila testing centers remain open on holiday 

chrome_reader_modeAugust 01, 2020 loyalty account_circleHannah Santos

Testing centers for the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) in Manila remained on Friday despite the holiday. Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso announced on Twitter that the mass testing operations in the city ran from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. even as Filipino Muslims observe Eid al...

Urban garden to rise in Marikina 

chrome_reader_modeJuly 30, 2020 loyalty account_circleHannah Santos

Manila is converting vacant lots at the Manila Boystown Complex in Marikina into an urban garden. In a Facebook post, Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso said members of the Public Recreations Bureau (PRB) have started fixing the site.  The vegetables that will be harvest...

69-year-old grandmother graduates from Muntinlupa College

chrome_reader_modeJuly 25, 2020 loyalty account_circleSarah Lim

Against all odds, a 69 y/o grandma makes it in the Class of 2020 of Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Muntinlupa with a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education major in Special Education. Violeta Mendoza proudly announced her achievement on Facebook and thanked her family for their support.  &l...

Quirino Grandstand drive-thru virus testing center gets over 700 applicants a day

chrome_reader_modeJuly 22, 2020 loyalty account_circleSinagtala

Authorities manning the drive-thru COVID-19 testing facility at the Quirino Grandstand in Rizal Park, Manila implemented an early cutoff on July 22 for those who intend to avail of the free rapid test. As of 7 a.m., arriving vehicles were no longer accommodated in the queue after the 700-perso...

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