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Groups raise concern on toxic hzards from plastic waste management schemes 

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Environmental health groups EcoWaste Coalition, Interfacing Development Interventions for Sustainability (IDIS) and Mother Earth Foundation (MEF) have echoed the urgency of limiting the manufacture of plastic to essential uses and eliminating toxic c...

Navotas prohibits minors from leaving home

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Due to rising cases of coronavirus disease, the City Government of Navotas Sunday announced that it would enforce anew the 24-hour curfew for minors. Mayor Toby Tiangco cited a July 17 COVIDKAYA report stating that Navotas posted a 105.06 percent&nb...

Navotas administers vaccines on 747 PDLs

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Persons deprived of liberty (PDLs) at Navotas City Jail received their first dose of Sputnik vaccine Monday. The City Government of Navotas inoculated 747 PDLs against Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). “PDLs are at high risk of contracting...

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DTI expects 1 million e-commerce merchants by 2022

chrome_reader_modeJuly 23, 2021 loyalty account_circleGab Ocampo

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is targeting to further expand the country’s e-commerce sector by 2022, with the number of merchants expanding to about a million, according to a report by GMA News. "E-commerce came to our rescue amid the pandemic... adoption in the Philippines...

PH seen as tech leader in Southeast Asia 

chrome_reader_modeJuly 23, 2021 loyalty account_circleMichael Lim

Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez said the country can be the next technological leader in Southeast Asia as Filipinos adapt to digital technology amid the pandemic, according to a report by Philippine News Agency. “The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is one with the Digital Pilipinas M...

DOH spearheads ‘Konektado Tayo’ 

chrome_reader_modeJuly 23, 2021 loyalty account_circleSarah Lim

Social media will be the primary tool in a three-agency collaboration that will help formulate parenting strategies for teenagers and arrest the alarming rate of teenage pregnancies, according to a report by Philippine News Agency. The Department of Health (DOH), Commission on Population and D...

DA to put up agri-industrial hub in Taguig 

chrome_reader_modeJuly 22, 2021 loyalty account_circleCarlo Cameron

The Department of Agriculture (DA) will put up the first Agri-industrial Business Corridor (ABC) for freshwater aquaculture and urban farming in Taguig City, in partnership with the city government and Laguna Lake Development Authority (LLDA), according to a report by Philippine News Agency. D...

DOF to suspend 12% VAT on exporter inputs 

chrome_reader_modeJuly 22, 2021 loyalty account_circleRainier Eubra

The Department of Finance (DOF) and Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) agreed to suspend the implementation of Revenue Regulation (RR) 9-2021, which imposed 12-percent value-added tax (VAT) on certain exporter transactions that were previously taxed at 0 percent, a House leader announced, accordi...

IPOPHL encourages use of patent information

chrome_reader_modeJuly 19, 2021 loyalty account_circleJames Lopes

The Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) is undertaking a new collaboration with the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) to further the country’s research and technology advancements in the agriculture and natural resources sector by encouraging the use of patent in...

Stocks fall on Delta variant concerns

chrome_reader_modeJuly 19, 2021 loyalty account_circleMichael Lim

Both the Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) and the peso started the week’s trade in the negative territory partly on concerns regarding the Delta variant of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) according to a report by Philippine News Agency. The main equities index shed 1.59 per...

Petroleum prices rise for 8th straight week 

chrome_reader_modeJuly 19, 2021 loyalty account_circleNoah James

Prices of gasoline and diesel rose for eight straight weeks, according to a report by Philippine News Agency. In separate advisories on Monday, Caltex, Petro Gazz, PTT Philippines, Seaoil, Shell, and Total said they will increase prices of gasoline by 10 centavos per liter, and of diesel produ...

SMC power unit nears target of planting 3 million trees

chrome_reader_modeJuly 17, 2021 loyalty account_circleAmihan Reyes

San Miguel Corporation’s (SMC) power unit reported that it has planted a total of 2.7 million seedlings and propagules since 2019 to date as part of a reforestation and carbon capture program dubbed Project 747, aimed at planting seven million trees over 4,000 hectares in at least seven provin...

Shakey’s to provide 20,000 vaccine doses to employees 

chrome_reader_modeJuly 16, 2021 loyalty account_circleCarlo Cameron

Shakey’s Pizza Asia Ventures Inc., the country’s leading chained full-service restaurant, will provide free 20,000 doses of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) vaccines to its employees, according to a report by Philippine News Agency. “We look forward to rolling out our comp...

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