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‘Internet banking trend to continue post-Covid’

Fitch Ratings expects internet banking activities to continue surging in the Philippines, and the rest of Southeast Asia, even after the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic subsides. In a statement on Friday, the credit rating agency reported that many major banks across the region had reported an increase in online banking activities since the onset […].....»»

Category: newsSource: manilatimes_net manilatimes_netMay 23rd, 2020

Cebu City, NCR must ‘continue significant restrictions’ – experts

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The national government must ‘continue significant restrictions’ in areas high-risk of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak such as Cebu City. This was just one of the recommendations from experts of the University of the Philippines (UP) in their recent report titled ‘COVID-19 FORECASTS IN THE PHILIPPINES: Post-ECQ Report’ dated last […] The post Cebu City, NCR must ‘continue significant restrictions’ – experts appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News11 hr. 22 min. ago

A better world post COVID-19

As we continue to confront the daily grim reality of the COVID-19 crisis, a collection of essays by the Global Risks Advisory Board of the World Economic Forum’s Global Risks Initiative was brought to my attention......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 23rd, 2020

UnionBank ramps up digitalization

Aboitiz-led Union Bank of the Philippines (UnionBank) is banking on its digitalization strategy and strong balance sheet to weather the current coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. UnionBank treasurer and chief financial officer Jose Emmanuel Hilado said the bank is allocating P2.5 billion in capital spending for this year, about 70 percent of which is earmarked for […] The post UnionBank ramps up digitalization appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsMay 23rd, 2020

Pasig assures hazard pay for frontliners

Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto announced that the local government is addressing the error in the computation of hazard pay for frontline workers in the city who continue to risk their lives just to save others from coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Sotto explained that the city’s Human Resource Department is now reviewing the computations for […] The post Pasig assures hazard pay for frontliners appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 22nd, 2020

‘Fabunan anti-viral injection kailangan nang mairehistro’

UMAPELA ng internet personality at philanthropist na si Mario Marcos upang irekonsidera ng Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ang anti-viral injection kontra-Covid-19 na nadiskubre ni Dr. Willy Fabunan. Matatandaang nag-isyu ang FDA kamakailan ng cease and desist order laban kay Fabunan upang gamutin ang mga pasyente sa Covid-19 gamit ang kombinasyon ng Procaine at Dexamithazone. […] The post ‘Fabunan anti-viral injection kailangan nang mairehistro’ appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 21st, 2020

Police to continue implementing strict security measures in sitio Zapatera

CEBU CITY, Philippines— Police here said it will continue to implement security measures and protocols in Sitio Zaptera, Barangay Luz, even after the lockdown due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) was lifted on Wednesday noon, May 20, 2020. Read: Lockdown lifted in Sitio Zapatera According to Police Brigadier General Albert Ignatius Ferro, regional director […] The post Police to continue implementing strict security measures in sitio Zapatera appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 20th, 2020

The Terrific 12 can be first venue for PBA teams after COVID-19

The PBA's 45th season is currently up in the air for the moment as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to hammer the country. But as a new normal emerges, one of the first places where we might see PBA teams post-pandemic could be in Macau in the East Asia Super League's The Terrific 12 tournament. EASL CEO Matt Beyer says that they plan to push through with a new edition of The Terrific 12 tournament this year. Naturally, the teams will duke it out will come from China, South Korea, Japan, and the Philippines just like previous years. "For this fall, we are planning to have our event in Macau from September 15-20. We're already in the final planning stages with the Sports Bureau in Macau," Beyer said during a webinar hosted by Blackwater's Ariel Vanguardia for Hoops Coaches International. "We are watching the COVID situation and see how it develops," he added. PBA teams have started to compete in tournaments hosted by the East Asia Super League. Blackwater and NLEX were the first teams in the PBA, seeing action in 2018's Super 8 tournament with no imports. The Road Warriors placed 4th. [Related: TERRIFIC 12: SMB looking forward to more international play] Last year, the Elite, together with San Miguel Beer and TNT, played in The Terrific 12. The Beermen, with imports Dez Wells and Lester Prosper, placed 4th as well. For the planned 2020 edition of The Terrific 12, Beyer would once again love the presence of PBA teams if possible. Blackwater, led by team owner Dioceldo Sy, has expressed its intention to join. "If Filipinos can enter Macau, yes, there will be Filipinos involved. I certainly hope so," Beyer said. "Blackwater of course, no doubt. But we've had great PBA teams last time. I think for us, we're blessed with any PBA team that can come. Of course, we want the best teams possible," he added. As it is, the COVID-19 pandemic remains the biggest roadbloack this year for all pending plans for not just basketball but for all sports. Nevertheless, Beyer and his Terrific 12 tournament will be ready to deliver basketball games for fans. "For me, if fans are looking for PBA content and if we're able to be a platform where games can continue to take place [I would love that]," the East Asia Super League boss said. "I think the issue is travel. You have to be able to travel in safe way. For this year, if we are able to get a team safely on and their safely received, then yes, absolutely. Right now, I'm sitting in Hong Kong and I can't even go to Macau. It isn't open right now," Beyer added.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 20th, 2020

Private sector to lead post-COVID-19 recovery

Aboitiz Group infrastructure unit Aboitiz InfraCapital Inc. welcomes the government’s renewed commitment to pursue key projects under the “Build, Build, Build” (BBB) program and its recognition of the private sector’s role in ensuring these projects continue to be developed. In recent media reports, National Economic Development Authority Acting Secretary Karl Kendrick T. Chua was quoted […] The post Private sector to lead post-COVID-19 recovery appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsMay 13th, 2020

Bike, bike lang sa gitna ng ECQ

Bike-bike muna papasok at pauwi ng trabaho, ganito ang tanawin sa kahabaan ng Taft Ave. panulukan ng United Nations Ave. lungsod ng Maynila, kung saan inaasahan na rin ang ganitong trend ng transportasyon sa ilalim ng “new normal” dahil sa COVID-19 pandemic. Crismon Heramis       The post Bike, bike lang sa gitna ng ECQ appeared first on REMATE ONLINE......»»

Category: newsSource:  remateRelated NewsMay 12th, 2020

Mothers assured: Pandemic no reason to stop breastfeeding

MANILA, Philippines — While the outbreak of the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) may have upended lives and changed everyone’s behavior, health authorities urged mothers to continue breastfeeding during the pandemic as this is crucial to their babies’ development. In an advisory this week, the World Health Organization (WHO) said “there is no reason to avoid […] The post Mothers assured: Pandemic no reason to stop breastfeeding appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 10th, 2020

Banking system sound

Despite economic shocks, the country’s banking system remains sound, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Governor Benjamin Diokno said yesterday. “The Philippine banking system will be able to withstand the adverse effects and uncertainties brought about by the COVID-19 (coronavirus disease) global pandemic because it is sound and resilient,” Diokno said during a virtual briefing. “Prudential reforms […] The post Banking system sound appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsMay 9th, 2020

Latest Fintech Trends and More in One Place: Qazikoo

There has never been a Unicorn company that takes all the Fintech trends and put them in one digital banking app however that is exactly what Qazikoo plans to do. A trend that Qazikoo implements is being able to personalize card images and layout. Whether you want the design to be the solar system or […] The post Latest Fintech Trends and More in One Place: Qazikoo appeared first on Kagay An......»»

Category: newsSource:  kagay_anRelated NewsMay 8th, 2020

‘Kaibigan’ linemen sustain service to ECQ communities

Amid the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) imposed on Davao City to prevent the spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), AboitizPower unit Davao Light & Power Co. Kaibigans ensure that they will “keep the light on” for communities as they continue the distribution utility’s (DU’s) smooth operations. Davao Light, the country’s third-largest privately-owned DU, calls its […] The post ‘Kaibigan’ linemen sustain service to ECQ communities appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsMay 6th, 2020

Labella: Swab testing to continue in brgys with most COVID-19 cases, rapid testing in other brgys

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Swab testing in barangays which recorded the most number of the infection will continue even if the Cebu City government will already start with the mass rapid testing on Wednesday, said Mayor Edgardo Labella. Labella said that swab testing will not be stopped because this has been proven effective in detecting […] The post Labella: Swab testing to continue in brgys with most COVID-19 cases, rapid testing in other brgys appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 5th, 2020

Rules ng Kamara binago para sa online session

INAPRUBAHAN ng Kamara de Representantes ang pag-amyenda sa kanilang rules upang payagan ang mga kongresista na lumahok sa sesyon kahit na wala sila sa plenaryo. “Mr. Speaker, in order for the House of Representatives to continue with the unhampered performance of its constitutional mandate amidst the COVID-19 pandemic and with due consideration on the health […] The post Rules ng Kamara binago para sa online session appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 4th, 2020

Online classes not for all

Not everyone favors the idea of online schooling, which seem to be the trend as the public is still wary of contracting the coronavirus. Some branded the idea as anti-poor. Even student groups oppose it, voicing their doubts on the fate of poor students who do not have internet access, let alone computers and other […] The post Online classes not for all appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsMay 4th, 2020

Mind athletes’ needs during COVID — Go

Senator Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go called on the government, particularly the Philippine Sports Commission and Games and Amusement Board, to continue looking after the well-being of Filipino amateur and professional athletes amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Go urged the PSC to formulate new policies on how the sports industry can move forward amidst the new realities […] The post Mind athletes’ needs during COVID — Go appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsMay 3rd, 2020

High infection rate on health workers seen

The Department of Health (DoH) on Friday expressed alarm that one in every five individuals who acquired the coronavirus disease in the Philippines are health care workers, saying that there will be a shortage of medical personnel if the trend will continue. Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire urged hospital administrators to protect their medical frontliners […] The post High infection rate on health workers seen appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsMay 1st, 2020

BPO workers lament company’s lack of compassion amid COVID-19

Since the declaration of the Luzon-wide enhanced community quarantine (ECQ), BIEN has been calling out on BPO companies and the government to protect the safety of the workers. Still the lack of proper transport service, inadequate near site accommodation and limited work-from-home arrangement continue to threaten many BPO workers from job loss or even in being forced to be on a “floating status.” The post BPO workers lament company’s lack of compassion amid COVID-19 appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsMay 1st, 2020

DOLE eyes creation of one million jobs in the provinces

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The Department of Labor and Employement (DOLE) plans to create one million jobs in the provinces as part of the government’s recovery plan for post-coronavirus disease 2019 outbreak. “Tomorrow, we will observe Labor Day as we continue to grapple with the COVID pandemic,”  said Secretary Silvestre Bello III, in his Labor Day message […] The post DOLE eyes creation of one million jobs in the provinces appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 30th, 2020