PH given ‘very good’ price, Sinovac says

PH given ‘very good’ price, Sinovac says.....»»

Category: newsSource: cnnphilippines cnnphilippinesJan 18th, 2021

PH given ‘very good’ price, Sinovac says

PH given ‘very good’ price, Sinovac says.....»»

Category: newsSource:  cnnphilippinesRelated NewsJan 18th, 2021

Sinovac safety, efficacy, price still need clarifying

Suspicions linger over Sinovac’s safety, efficacy and price. It’s the only COVID-19 vaccine Malacañang is ordering for the first half of 2021......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 29th, 2021

Lacson: Who gave DOH high Sinovac price?

Sen. Panfilo Lacson wants to know who fed the Department of Health the information about the price of Sinovac vaccines in the Philippines, which he said turned out to be “unreasonably high” and may have been shared with the DOH in an attempt to make money from the government’s procurement of COVID-19 vaccines......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 25th, 2021

Sinovac price tag base sa ‘googled’ news article – Duque

Manila, Philippines — Aminado si Health Secretary Francis Duque III na ‘googled prices’ ang presyo ng COVID-19 vaccines na isinumite nila sa Senado.  “This is not intended to open old wounds, so to speak…but this  needs closure because  somehow  the controversy  started   with the submission of the price of Sinovac   last  November  to the […] The post Sinovac price tag base sa ‘googled’ news article – Duque appeared first on REMATE ONLINE......»»

Category: newsSource:  remateRelated NewsJan 22nd, 2021

Sinovac provided very good pricing to the Philippines, exec says

In an interview on CNN Philippines Monday, Sinovac Biotech General Manager Helen Yang did not disclose the cost of the vaccine but said it is not among the most expensive......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 18th, 2021

Palace bares price of Sinovac doses

Palace bares price of Sinovac doses.....»»

Category: newsSource:  cnnphilippinesRelated NewsJan 18th, 2021

China threatens sanctions vs US over Taiwan visit

China on Thursday warned the United States would pay a “heavy price” if its United Nations Ambassador Kelly Craft made good on plans to travel to Taiwan next week......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 8th, 2021

Pfizer to play 2nd fiddle to Sinovac?

Ambassador Babe Romualdez gave last Sunday what to me was the best print media report of Philippine efforts to tap the good offices of the United States in helping it secure a fair share in the COVID-19 vaccine supply of Pfizer-BioNTech and other developers......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 21st, 2020

Who gave lead role to Chinese vaccine?

Why do government officials who know the facts seem to be afraid to tell the people who chose Sinovac Biotech of China to be given a lead role in the COVID-19 mass vaccination starting next year despite its comparatively higher price?.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 20th, 2020

Domestic sugar consumption: The correct computation

Sugar is the only exportable Philippine agricultural commodity that is subject to a regulation governing the exportable value. There is a good reason for this; it has to do with Philippine-US trade. This country enjoys an annual higher-than-world-market price quota in the US sugar market. The government, anxious that it might be withdrawn, wants to ensure that the quota is always entirely filled......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsNov 16th, 2020

Take a pause

  BY JULLIE Y. DAZA     This is the pause before the crunch. If I were you, I’d do my last-minute Christmas rush before December sets in. This is a good time to go malling, before the hoi polloi and elite decide they cannot postpone window-shopping, price-canvassing, shopping, and gift-wrapping their purchases. It’s 44 […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsNov 10th, 2020

Inflation up in October but not for good reasons

Prices of basic goods and commodities, as measured by the consumer price index, accelerated 2.5% year-on-year last month from 2.3% in the previous month......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 5th, 2020

Two Digital Advocates Give Fuel Discounts to Members

Puregold Price Club, Inc. has teamed up with Cleanfuel, the country’s fastest-growing independent fuel company, to deliver the new Fuel Saver Discount promo that allows great savings on your fuel purchases every time you gas up at a Cleanfuel station. Through the Fuel Saver Discount promo, qualified customers can get as much as P2.00 off per liter on Premium95 and Clean91 gasoline fuels and P1.00 offer per liter on diesel. The promo is exclusive only for Puregold’s Tindahan ni Aling Puring or Perks Card members. Puregold President Vincent Co shared that the partnership with Cleanfuel, apart from its innovative services which includes cashless transactions, will provide an additional value to its customers. “We are grateful to partner with Cleanfuel as we know that this is the best time to give our customers an opportunity to save on expenses especially on essential products such as fuel,” said Co. To be able to avail of the fuel discount, Tindahan ni Aling Puring and Perks Card members can get their discount coupons in all Puregold stores in Luzon. Simply surrender the discount coupons to any participating Cleanfuel station and start enjoying the massive discounts that the promo offers. The good news is—there is no minimum purchase required to avail of the promo. As long as you can provide your Fuel Saver Coupon, the promo’s per liter discount is yours for the taking. This means you can save up to P20.00 when you buy 10 liters of Premium95 and Clean91 gasoline fuels, and get P10.00 off on your purchase when you buy 10 liters of Diesel. Meanwhile, Atty. Bong Suntay, President of Cleanfuel Group of Companies, expresses his gratitude with the Puregold partnership. “We are very much excited with this partnership as we view this as a long term commitment with two formidable Filipino-owned companies joining together in bringing brand loyalty to its customer base.” Suntay explained that Puregold has been in the supermarket chain for over two decades operating online through the Puregold Mobile app and with more than 400 stores nationwide. “We are happy with the start of our partnership with Puregold with fuel discounts to their customers. This shows that Puregold and Cleanfuel truly care about their members.” The promo runs from October 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020. Per DTI Fair Trade No. FTEB-104671, Series of 2020......»»

Category: newsSource: NewsOct 18th, 2020

Memorial lot investments yield good ROI – Golden Haven

Investing in a memorial lot offers higher yield, according to the top executive of Golden Haven Memorial Park. Red Rosales, chief operating officer of the country’s first integrated memorial parks, reported of the huge price valuation of Golden Haven lot owners. Investing in Golden Haven lots now will grant you high returns in the future. When its Golden Haven Memorial Park, Las Pinas first opened in 1984, memorial lots cost only P5,000. “Today that value has gone up to P378,000, showing an impressive 2,240 percent increase or 67 percent increase per annum,” said Rosales. Golden Haven Memorial Park in Las Piñas, a 15-hectare property that features elements of Spanish architecture and a beautiful Butterfly Garden for people of all ages to enjoy. When the park first opened in 1984, memorial lots at this location cost P5,000. The Villar Group owned Golden Haven has also other memorial park investments in other locations. The Golden Haven Cebu, the most beautiful memorial park in the country inspired by Italian design, costs only P25,000 per plot in 2005. Today, a lot at Golden Haven Cebu costs P232,000, an increase of over 828 percent in value or a 46 percent increase per annum. This mountaintop sanctuary maximizes the enchanting surroundings with its various amenities such as the Pope John Paull II Memorial Hill, the Garden Plaze, the Imperial Gardens, among others. Still another choice place is the Golden Haven Memorial Park in Cagayan de Oro which is known for its majestic replica of the famed Christ the Redeemer statue at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In 2007, memorial plots at this beautiful location cost P33,000. Today, those plots now cost P89,000, boasting a 170 percent increase in value.  Under normal circumstances, Rosales said that investing in a memorial lot might be the last thing on many people’s minds. After all, the pursuit of leisure and other mundane affairs often take precedence over matters like a final resting place—for themselves or for those they love.          However, Rosales said that realizing how fragile and unpredictable life is may motivate people into making smart decisions now such as investing in a memorial lot at any of Golden Haven’s premier locations. Families go to Golden Haven Memorial Parks not just to visit those long gone but also to forge new happy memories together. “Because there is no telling what lies ahead for all of us, now is actually the best time to invest in a beautiful final resting place that befits the wonderful memories we shall leave behind. In this regard, there is no better choice than a prime lot at any of Golden Haven Memorial Park’s many locations across the country,” he said.  But people do not just buy a memorial lot, they now choose parks that are strategically located, beautifully designed, and high potential for growth.    According to Rosalies, families go to Golden Haven Memorial Parks not just to visit those long gone but also to forge new happy memories together. “Golden Haven inspires this through its elegant architecture that complement the park’s picturesque naturescapes,” said Rosales.  Golden Haven has more going for it than its beautiful parks and tranquil settings that honor the dearly departed. As with any piece of real estate, memorial lots at Golden Haven increase in value over time. “With an annual appreciation of 20 percent, investing in Golden Haven lots now will grant you high returns in the immediate future,” he said. The pandemic also presents opportunities for clever investors—both seasoned and beginners—to purchase properties while price increases have been temporarily halted. He said that many developers are now offering incredibly flexible terms and even substantial discounts to prospective property seekers. They can come in at a low cost—with no risks involved—but with a proven high return on their investments. “Nowhere is this more evident than at Golden Haven, one of the most trusted names in the deathcare industry,” he said. As it works towards having a memorial park in every Filipino’s hometown, Golden Haven now boasts of thirty beautiful and enticing sites across the country, offering memorial lots that make perfect low-risk and safe investments. For the numbers do not lie when it comes to Golden Haven. Rather, they tell a story of continuous growth. Golden Haven is a subsidiary of publicly listed Golden Bria Holdings Inc., currently positioned as the third largest real estate company in the country in terms of market capitalization valued at more than P200 billion......»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 18th, 2020

PBA: Kiefer already high on coach Yeng s player list

Coach Yeng Guiao hasn't even gotten to coach Kiefer Ravena for a full PBA season, and yet, the Phenom is already high on the champion mentor's list. Guiao is pretty sold on Kiefer, saying that his NLEX Road Warriors were lucky to draft Ravena no. 2 in the 2017 PBA Draft. Coach Yeng says that NLEX is also lucky now that Kiefer is back after the guard had to go through his 18-month FIBA suspension. "We were very lucky to have Kiefer, even if the price was not having him for a year and half," Guiao said on Coaches Unfiltered. "We've waited a long time for him and he also wants to show what he can do," he added. For Guiao, Kiefer possesses rare leadership qualities for a player. True enough, as a rookie, Ravena drove the Road Warriors all the way to the 2018 Philippine Cup semifinals. In his first full conference back from suspension, his second overall in the PBA, he had NLEX as the no. 1 seed in the 2019 Governors' Cup. "Kiefer is a natural leader," Guiao said. "Just his leadership qualities, his ability to think through a game, the way he's able to gain the respect of his teammates, those are qualities that are very rare when you combine them in one person," coach Yeng added. Of course, Kiefer is no slouch on the basketball court. He's one of the most gifted young stars in the PBA today and while his sample size of success in the pros is relatively small so far, there's no mistaking about his abilities. Ravena shining on a loaded NLEX backcourt says a lot about his abilities as well. "The good thing about Kiefer is he does not need to dominate the ball, not like when he was in college. I think one strong reason why we have a better team now is because he does not have to carry the load by himself, especially at the guard position," coach Yeng said. "I would rank him very high," Guiao added.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 23rd, 2020

Working from home makes sense

In economics school, students are taught that market equilibrium – the balance between demand and supply – is the desideratum. When a market’s equilibrium is destroyed, the thing to do is to look at what is happening on both the demand side and supply side of the market. Such a look may reveal an excess of demand over the capacity to supply the good or service, manifested by bottlenecks and intense upward price competition, or it may reveal a deficit in demand over the available supply, manifested by weakening prices and decreasing investments......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsAug 10th, 2020

Steep price

Many massage spas have shut down, and it looks like it’s for good – the shop spaces are now for rent or lease......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 5th, 2020

Now showing: Cinema Drive-In

As people adopt new habits apt for the changing times, businesses are also compelled to innovate and deliver new ways for everyone to experience the activities they have always enjoyed. One of these is recapturing the essence and joy of watching a film inside the halls of a cinema. While movie theaters still have yet to open, SM Cinema gives its patrons the perfect opportunity to see upcoming films through its newest out-of-home entertainment experience, the “SM Cinema Drive-in: Movies at Sundown”. A throwback to the good old days of drive-in theaters, SM Cinema relives this experience for a new generation to enjoy, bringing them a fresh avenue for a #SafeAndFunMovieWatching crusade from the comfort of their cars. Opening at SM City Pampanga Amphitheater, SM Cinema’s “Movies at Sundown” allows guests to watch movies on the big screen while observing social distancing rules set by the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF). Starting today, Friday, July 31, 2020, it will open to the general public featuring the movies’ “Train to Busan 2: Peninsula” and “My Spy. The “SM Cinema Drive-in: Movies at Sundown” experience A first in the Philippines, SM Cinema’s drive-in theater takes Filipino viewers to a new horizon of movie-watching. Guests will be assigned their own parking spots to be guided by traffic marshalls. Once settled, spectators can see the film of their choice on a 20m x 8m screen raised 3-feet above the ground, and will be asked to tune in to a specific frequency on their car’s FM radio to broadcast the audio straight into their vehicles. Guests can also choose the 6:30PM or 8:50PM schedules from July 31 to August 2. In the succeeding weeks, schedules will be every Thursday to Sundays at 6:45PM. And what’s a drive-in cinema without movie snacks? For a ticket price of only P400 per person, this gives viewers the chance to relish in a new cinematic experience paired with a free Regular Popcorn, Bottled Water, and Beef Franks from SnackTime. A #SafeAndFunMovieWatching for Filipinos Optimizing the best view for all guests, two (2) persons can be inside the car and a maximum of four (4) guests will be allowed. Attendees must also be between the ages 21 and 59, pursuant to the safety guidelines set by the IATF. For added safety, viewers will also be asked to stay inside their vehicles with their masks on and practice social distancing all throughout the duration of the movie. Tickets for SM Cinema’s “Movies at Sundown” must be purchased online in advance at to ensure an uninterrupted viewing experience. No tickets will be sold at the venue, and viewers are advised to arrive at least 30 minutes before their scheduled screening. “At SM Cinema, we have always explored new dimensions in film screenings to give our viewers the best movie-watching experience they deserve. Now that new norms have come to us, we do our best to meet our audience where they’re at, all while presenting a safe and innovative movie entertainment setup that’s a first in the country,” said Ruby Ann Reyes, SM Cinema’s Vice President for Marketing. As a household name in film screening, SM Cinema brings back to its audience the joy of seeing movies on screen as they introduce a new way for people to catch their blockbuster favorites. Now available at SM City Pampanga—and soon in five other branches nationwide— catch the next big titles at the “SM Cinema Drive-in: Movies at Sundown” starting today, Friday, July 31, 2020 at SM City Pampanga. Purchase your tickets online via .....»»

Category: newsSource: NewsAug 1st, 2020

Convenience comes at a price

A social media application purports to be able to show what one would look like as a member of the opposite sex, or as an older person. The resulting images are entertaining; they make for a good distraction at a time when the things we see on social media only cause anxiety and frustration......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJun 23rd, 2020

Once is enough: Els says he s done as Presidents Cup captain

  PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Ernie Els brought big changes to the International team in the Presidents Cup, and then he added one more he wants to see. He doesn't think someone should be captain more than once. Els tells the golf blog “Morning Read” that he will not return as captain for the 2021 matches. “That's as good as I can do,” Els said. “I gave it all. This is another change I wanted to make in our team. I get one opportunity, win or lose. You don't get a second chance.” The South African spent two years trying to make his International players — from countries from everywhere outside Europe — feel more like a team. Among his biggest change was ditching the PGA Tour-branded flag and creating his own logo for the International team. It still lost to the Americans at Royal Melbourne in December, but the International team built an early lead and had a 10-8 advantage going into singles The Americans, led by playing captain Tiger Woods, rallied to win. The Americans now have an 11-1-1 lead in the Presidents Cup, having won the last eight times. Els says he told his team on Sunday night after the matches he would not return. He met with PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan in January and was asked to reconsider. Els said he would decide after making his PGA Tour Champions debut in Hawaii, where he lost in a playoff. He chose not to do it next year. "There is is so much of me that wants to do it, but I know the hardest thing is to step away,” Els told Morning Read. “I can understand why people become dictators. You can get hooked on that power.” The 2021 matches will be at Quail Hollow Club in North Carolina. Woods has not said if he is interested in returning. Among the vice captains for Els at Royal Melbourne were Trevor Immelman, Mike Weir and Geoff Ogilvy. Weir would be an option for 2023, the next time the International team is host. The expected venue is Royal Montreal. The Presidents Cup has a history of repeating captains. Peter Thomson, Gary Player and Nick Price all were captains for three matches, with Greg Norman doing it twice. For the Americans, Jack Nicklaus and Fred Couples each served three successive terms. An announcement of the next captains is expected in the spring......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 8th, 2020