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Biocon brings most affordable insulin to PH

Biocon Biologics India Ltd., a fully integrated ‘pure play’ biosimilars company, is bringing its integrated diabetes management program to the Philippines to enable affordable access to quality insulins......»»

Category: newsSource: thestandard thestandardSep 30th, 2020

Samsung launches its most affordable smartphone& mdash;Galaxy A01 Core

Samsung introduces its latest budget smartphone, the Galaxy A01 Core, for only P3,990. The new Galaxy device brings exciting features for daily smartphone needs at a budget-friendly price tag......»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 14th, 2020

TECNO Mobile& rsquo;s Pouvoir 4 brings a power-packed, affordable entertainment device to consumers

What can you get for PhP5,000 these days that will also help beat boredom while on indefinite staycation at home? A couple of books? A few games? How about all those and more in a single device, and with several hundred pesos to spare?.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 20th, 2020

DA brings isDA on the go , Seafood Kadiwa in Metro Manila

QUEZON CITY,May 10 (PIA) -- Metro Manila residents can now avail of fresh and affordable fish and other seafood amid the community quarantine through the Department of Agriculture's (DA) 'isDA On-t.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsMay 10th, 2020

Samsung Galaxy A01 is now available

Samsung’s newest smartphone, the Galaxy A01, is now available. For only P5,490, the Galaxy A01 brings many cool features in a very affordable package......»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsApr 20th, 2020

DA-10 brings farm, fishery products closer to consumers via Kadiwa

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Apr. 6 (PIA)--Providing more options for the public to access affordable and nutritious agricultural products in this time of health crisis, and helping farmers in disposing th.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsApr 6th, 2020

Galvez brings 4,000 PPEs for frontliners in Jolo

ILIGAN CITY (MindaNews / 28 Oct) – The National Inter Agency Task Force (IATF) on Emerging Infectious Diseases sent some 4,000 personal protective equipment (PPEs) for the medical frontliners in Jolo, Sulu over the weekend in support of the province’s fight against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). In a press statement, the Army’s 11th Infantry Division – Joint […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated News4 hr. 6 min. ago

Handpicked berries, key to better priced farm coffee

CORTES, Bohol Oct. 25 (PIA) -- Coffee beans being sold in the market at an affordable cost can fetch a higher price if these are picked right.Bohol Coffee Development Council focal person an.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsOct 27th, 2020

DOT chief umapela para sa COVID-19 test price cap

Manila, Philippines – Umapela ang Department of Tourism (DOT) Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat sa price cap sa real-time reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) at antigen tests ng COVID-19 to para sa tourism revival. “The DOT supports the call to impose a price cap on RT-PCR and antigen testing to make traveling an affordable option for all. […] The post DOT chief umapela para sa COVID-19 test price cap appeared first on REMATE ONLINE......»»

Category: newsSource:  remateRelated NewsOct 27th, 2020

TYKFI food security project brings livelihood to Pinoys

Dr. Lucio Tan, chairman and president of the Tan Yan Kee Foundation Inc., is pushing for a stronger agricultural production program in line with the government’s goal of boosting food security and livelihood amidst growing global concern over poverty and food scarcity......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 24th, 2020

PayMaya One Lite revolutionizes cashless payments for SMEs

Digital financial services leader PayMaya brings another innovation in digital payments for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) around the country as it introduces the PayMaya One Lite, an all-in-one, pocket-sized device capable of accepting all types of digital payments, including cards, e-Wallets, and QR......»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 24th, 2020

Rediscover Play and Esports at Home at the Biggest Gaming Convention in PH

The much-awaited Electronic Sports and Gaming Summit (ESGS) takes on a whole a new turn—from a completely on-ground event to a virtual one, now fully livestreamed online. PLDT Home, the country’s fastest fixed network, powers the biggest gaming convention in the country that will bring in the best esports and gaming experience virtually on Facebook from October 23 to 25.  The best of Philippine Esports and more! Die-hard Esports fans are in for an epic gaming weekend as six (6) different Esports tournaments take center stage at the ESGS Astra Arena, featuring the most popular competitive titles such as Mobile Legends: Bang Bang, Dota 2, Call of Duty: Mobile, PUBG Mobile, VALORANT and Rainbow Six: Siege. Adding to the thrill is the presence of the very best pro-am teams which will battle head to head in a bid to win the competition’s top exciting prizes. The schedule of the competition is as follows: Legion Games Rainbow Six Siege Open Championship – Oct 23, 2020; ASUS Republic of Gamers Call of Duty: Mobile Tournament – Oct 23, 2020; Legion Games Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Open Championship – Oct 24, 2020; ASUS Republic of Gamers Dota 2 Tournament – Oct 24, 2020; Mountain Dew PUBG Mobile Tournament – Oct 25, 2020; PLDT Home Fibr VALORANT Tournament – Oct 25, 2020. In addition, something to look forward to during the event is the showcase of the latest up and coming video games from top developers – Blizzard, Square Enix, Ubisoft, and Devolver Digital. The Taipei Game Show will likewise join in on the fun as they talk about their featured game titles. Other activities that esports fans can take part in include the ESGS Fan Hall for an exclusive fan experience; the ESGS Indie Fest-the home of indie games; and the ESGS launch pad for product launches.  PLDT Home also brings in exclusive fan meet and greet experience with the country’s top esports and gaming idols. Esports personalities Alodia Gosiengfiao and Dexie Diaz will have an exclusive meet and greet with lucky PLDT Home subscribers. PLDT Home also powers the much-awaited exhibition game match of professional esports team TNC Predator with lucky audience members. Philippines’ fastest fixed network As the leading digital services provider in the country, PLDT Home brings the country’s esports to the next level with its strongest internet connection for the home. PLDT Home Fibr remains the preferred internet connection for the multi-player and bandwidth intensive games as it can reach up to 1Gbps and enables equal upload and download speeds for a lag-free gaming experience. Now that more and more esports enthusiasts are starting to try their hand on online gaming and streaming at home, they need a reliable internet connection that can power up their games. Make sure to level up your gaming experience with PLDT Home Fibr Plan 2999 with speeds of up to 100 Mbps which is perfect for seamless Ultra HD streaming and uninterrupted online gaming on multiple devices. For ESGS 2020 updates and schedules, follow PLDT Home on Facebook (www.facebook.com/PLDTHome), Twitter and Instagram (@PLDTHome)......»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsOct 22nd, 2020

Roque to Congress: Consult Palace on increasing budget for vaccines

Any congressional move to raise the proposed 2021 budget for the coronavirus vaccine should at least be done in consultation with the Executive branch, according to a Palace official.  Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque (RESIDENTIAL PHOTO / MANILA BULLETIN) Presidential spokesman Harry Roque said while they respect Congress’ wisdom to hike the vaccine budget for the next year, the issue on its funding source must also be addressed. “The power of purse is vested in Congress. We will bow to the wisdom of Congress should they deem it fit to increase the budget for the vaccine, and of course, may pagkukuhanan po iyan (there will be a funding source for that),” he said during a Palace press briefing Thursday. “So we hope that Congress will at least confer with the Executive kung saan nila kukunin iyong pondo para itaas ang budget for the vaccine (on where the funds will be obtained to raise the budget for the vaccine),” he added. Nonetheless, Roque affirmed the administration’s resolve to ensure the country has adequate funds for the vaccine procurement once the life-saving drug becomes available.“We join Congress in our desire that we should have sufficient funds to pay for the vaccine, which according po to (Philippine) Ambassador (to China) Chito (Sta. Romana) is really forthcoming in the near future,” he said.The House of Representatives has reportedly introduced several amendments to its approved 2021 national budget, including a higher budget for the purchase of COVID vaccines to P8 billion.  In the original Palace-backed P4.5 trillion national budget proposal, at least P2.5 billion has been allocated for the COVID-19 vaccination program under the Department of Health’s budget. House Majority Leader Martin Romualdez, who leads a small group in charge of amendments to the budget bill, said the additional P5.5 billion to augment the vaccine budget aims to ensure safe and effective vaccine will be available to Filipinos. “This is to support President Rodrigo Duterte’s program to strengthen the country’s health care system. We believe that vaccines play a very crucial role in keeping the population safe and healthy from the pandemic,” the Leyte lawmaker said.  On the part of the Senate, Senator Panfilo Lacson disclosed plans to increase funding for the coronavirus vaccine under the proposed 2021 national budget. Last week, the President said the government has the funds to buy the coronavirus vaccine once it is available but would need more money to vaccinate all Filipinos. Duterte earlier vowed to give priority to the poor, the police and military personnel in the distribution of free vaccines.  He said the country will buy the most affordable vaccine to be sold in the market given the government’s limited resources. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsOct 22nd, 2020

Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino adds more titles from ABS-CBN, Regal Films

In true “PPP4: Sama All” fashion, two titles from Regal Films and 21 movies from ABS-CBN Films have joined the lineup of the 4th Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino (PPP) of the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP). This brings the total number of PPP4 films to 168, with 90 full-length features and 78 shorts......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 22nd, 2020

Pag-IBIG Fund& rsquo;s loan restructuring offers six months of payment relief

Pag-IBIG Fund said it is offering up to six months of payment relief, more affordable amortization and waived penalties under a special restructuring program to help home loan borrowers cope with the impact of the pandemic, top executives said Monday......»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 20th, 2020

Kapamilya leads PH winners at Asian Academy Creative Awards

ABS-CBN brings honor to the country with 14 national winners at the prestigious Asian Academy Creative Awards (AAAs) 2020 that will represent the Philippines and compete against the best of Asian countries in the regional awards night happening in December......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 18th, 2020

Addressing mental health amid a pandemic

BETTER DAYS Senator Sonny Angara Mental health has historically been a difficult subject to talk about in Philippine society. Many of us, no doubt, have our own stories, personal or otherwise, of how difficult it is to seek help. In fact, in the journal Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, an August, 2020, analysis of many studies on the matter confirmed that the low utilization of mental health services among Filipinos could be attributed in part to the stigma associated with mental health issues, with resilience and self-reliance becoming possible alternate coping strategies. Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic has made mental health an even bigger issue. The quarantine, the economic effects of the pandemic, and the anxieties brought about by the virus’ unpredictability have had a negative effect on the mental health of many Filipinos. Although we as a country are consistently rated to be in the Top 5 of a global optimism index, according to the DOH, the calls for help have been increasing. According to the National Center for Mental Health (NCMH), their helpline received about 400 calls monthly from May, 2019, to February, 2020. That’s an average of 13 to 15 calls daily. By March, 672 calls were serviced, and this grew steadily in the following months, until there were 1,034 calls in July – and 440 for the half of August. These double the monthly average from March to August to 876 calls, or 32 to 37 calls daily. Many government and private mental health services are available for people who are seeking help or just someone to talk to. Aside from the NCMH crisis hotline, the Natasha Goulbourn Foundation has confidential crisis lines and a referral system to partnered psychologists. The foundation is also a hub for prevention, recognition, and treatment of depression. The Philippine Mental Health Association also offers similar services, and universities like UST, UP Diliman, and Ateneo de Manila have their own mental health service organizations. Some, like Ateneo’s Center for Family Ministries have affordable or negotiable fees. Online resources like the Silakbo.Ph website have listings for many other mental health service providers outside of the NCR. In fact, many organizations have already partnered with the Department of Health (DOH); perhaps more of them should be invited to the table to plan new policies, projects, and initiatives that will address the growing number of mental health cases. The DOH is also encouraging people to learn more about general mental health through free e-learning courses translated into Filipino.  The source material is from the World Health Organization’s (WHO) QualityRights initiative, which is a global project that aims to help participants improve their own mental health, learn how to support their loved ones and communities, and gain knowledge and skills to tackle mental health issues. Clearly, we need to reassess and adapt to the fact that more Filipinos are now looking for mental health services and treatments. This is why I am seeking to amend Republic Act 11036, the Mental Health Act, particularly its existing chapter on “Rights of Service Users and Other Stakeholders.” Our proposed amendment seek to give health service users the right to immediately receive compensation benefits and special financial assistance they are entitled to under law, should they sustain temporary or permanent mental disability in the line of duty or by reason of a person’s office or position. This is an important amendment, as the Mental Health Act requires that PhilHealth provide insurance packages to patients with mental health conditions, and that access to medicines is ensured. With the observation of World Mental Health Day last October 10, it is important to remember the DOH’s theme for this year, “Mental Health for All: Unifying Voices for Greater Investment and Access.”  This theme encourages that we open conversations on the various challenges that our mental health care system faces every day, such as social stigma and limited funding. In fact, the simple act of marking the day itself is important. It shows those who are suffering that we see them, and care for them. It tells others who are hiding their issues that it is perfectly normal to seek help. And most of all, it encourages the whole world to stand in solidarity in recognition of the need for all of society to help those with mental health issues. E-mail: sensonnyangara@yahoo.com| Facebook, Twitter & Instagram: @sonnyangara Senator Sonny Angara has been in public service for 16 years—9 years as Representative of the Lone District of Aurora, and 7 as Senator. He has authored and sponsored more than 200 laws.  He is currently serving his second term in the Senate. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsOct 18th, 2020

& lsquo;ASAP Natin & lsquo;To& rsquo; gives viewers one big family celebration

Captivating performances from the country’s biggest and brightest stars take centerstage this Sunday (Oct. 18) as “ASAP Natin ‘To” brings one big family celebration live on A2Z channel 11, Kapamilya Channel, Kapamilya Online Live, and iWantTFC......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 17th, 2020

The Holiday Season is Kumukutikuti-TAP with foodpanda’s 12 Surprises of Christmas

More than the feasts, lights or gifts, it is the Christmas spirit that truly makes the Filipino Christmas uniquely special and beautiful. No challenge can ever dampen the merry that Christmas brings. To usher in the holidays, foodpanda will lighten up the nation with kumukutikuti-TAP: Isang Dosenang Pamaskong Hatid ng foodpanda (12 Surprises of Christmas). […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsOct 16th, 2020

Palace sure COVID-19 vaccine will be affordable for Filipinos

Roque said the state intends to fund the inoculation of the poor, the police, the military, and frontliners......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 15th, 2020

Blackpink lights up the sky

Filipino Blinks are in for a treat as Netflix brings them Blackpink: Light Up the Sky, a  documentary that serves up the never-before-seen moments the group’s global fandom has been craving for years......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 15th, 2020