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Taliptip residents to start new businesses under SMC reseller program

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San Miguel Corporation (SMC) has ramped up its micro-entrepreneurship program for former residents of Barangay Taliptip in Bulakan, Bulacan, with 11 cooperative groups set to start their own SMC community reseller stores in different areas of the pro...

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PH prepares subzero storage for vaccines

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The government is exerting all efforts to prevent vaccine spoilage and wastage even with the arrival of coronavirus vaccines that require ultra-cold storage facility, National Task Force (NTF) against Covid-19 Carlito Galvez Jr. said in a report by Philippine News Agency. In a Palace press briefing...

DOF asks ADB to increase loan portfolio 

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Department of Finance (DOF) Secretary Carlos Dominguez III has called on Manila-based Asian Development Bank (ADB) to level up and increase its loan portfolio in the next five years to strongly boost recovery efforts of its member-countries, according to a report by Philippine News Agency. Ask...

‘Swimmable’ Manila Bay still years away, says Atienza

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It may take “several years” before the public can enjoy swimming safely in the waters of Manila Bay, at the rate households in the National Capital Region are being connected to a sewage system, Deputy Speaker and Buhay Rep. Lito Atienza said on Sunday. “Sadly, we expect the bay&r...

Duterte asks media to make positive impact 

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Aside from upholding fairness and transparency, President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday urged media practitioners to also make a positive impact on people’s lives, according to a report by Philippine News Agency. On the observance of World Press Freedom Day, Duterte vowed to protect press fr...

IATF allows dine-in, salon services in MECQ areas

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The Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) has allowed the resumption of dine-in services, as well as the reopening of barbershops and beauty parlors in areas under the modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ), according to a report by Philippine N...

1 in 20 Filipino consumers suspects their identity was stolen 

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FICO's identity proofing and digital banking survey shows identity theft is a tangible threat for people in the Philippines – 6.5 percent said they know their identity has been stolen and used by a fraudster to open an account, while a further 5.4 percent believe it is likely to have happe...

SEC allows minority investors to call stockholders' meetings 

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The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has issued rules allowing minority shareholders in publicly listed companies (PLC) to call special stockholders’ meetings, according to a report by Philippine News Agency. The commission en banc, in its April 22 meeting, approved the rules on ...

Gov’t support crucial to startups’ growth amid pandemic 

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The agility and ability of the government to provide interventions and policies are crucial for technology startup companies in the country to thrive amid the pandemic.   QBO Innovation Hub and Ideaspace Executive Director Katrina Chan emphasized this during a recent webinar titled “Cross...

Consumer groups ask FDA to end ties with Bloomberg Philanthropies

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Consumer advocacy and industry groups have urged the Department of Health (DOH) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to end ties with Bloomberg Philanthropies to remove suspicion that they are being used by the US charity to ban electronic cigarettes and heated tobacco products (HTPs) in the P...

Gov’t urged to address challenges amid digital transformation 

chrome_reader_modeApril 19, 2021 loyalty account_circleJake Cruz

The government should address issues and challenges in online work such as digital divide, the lack of digital infrastructure, and weak social protection schemes.   World Bank – Philippines Senior Economist Kevin Chua emphasized this during a recent webinar titled “Social Protection...

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