SC celebrates 120th year with donation of 14 tons of veggies

The associate justices of the Supreme Court on Thursday showed compassion to the plight of Filipinos grappling with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic by donating 14 tons of assorted vegetables to several  community pantries in Metro Manila, which also coincided with the celebration of its 120th anniversary today, June 11......»»

Category: newsSource: thestandard thestandardJun 10th, 2021

Supreme Court donates 14 tons of vegetables for 120th year

The magistrates of the Supreme Court yesterday donated 14 tons of assorted vegetables to community pantries in Metro Manila to mark the SC’s 120th anniversary today......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 10th, 2021

CSC 10 celebrates 120th anniversary

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Sept. 8 (PIA) - The Civil Service Commission (CSC) celebrates this year its 120th anniversary, zooming in on public sector in the age of digital transformation.With the.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsSep 9th, 2020

Marcventures eyeing to raise nickel ore shipments

Mining firm Marcventures Mining and Development Corp. is targeting to increase its nickel ore shipments this year, as it aims to ship over two million wet metric tons this year......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 9th, 2021

FDCP Celebrates Pride Month with PelikuLAYA

In celebration of Pride Month this June, the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) will hold the second PelikuLAYA: LGBTQIA+ Film Festival online from June 4 to 30. With the theme “Sama-Sama, Lahat Rarampa!” this year’s PelikuLAYA aims to further empower the members of the LGBTQIA+ community with a line-up of local and international […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsJun 2nd, 2021

Slight drop in Q1 fisheries output

The country’s fisheries production dropped by 0.8 percent in the first quarter of the year to 978,620 metric tons mainly due to a reduction in output from the commercial and municipal fisheries sectors......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 28th, 2021

The Voice celebrates 10 successful years in Season 20 finale

Since The Voice started with its remote show in May last year, for the finale of Season 18, the popular and widely followed reality talent competition has inevitably adjusted everything, sans any live audience for the past three seasons......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 28th, 2021

International cooperation and solidarity

This past year has reminded me that solidarity exists in various forms. Early on, donation drives organized by all sectors of society helped alleviate the shock lockdowns brought upon the population......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 24th, 2021

Philippines on track with 20.4 million MT palay output – Dar

The country remains on track to hit its palay (unhusked rice) production target for this year of 20.4 million metric tons, driven by the record palay output in the first quarter, according to the chief of the Department of Agriculture......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 19th, 2021

Rody yields to Senate call to adjust import cap on pork

President Rodrigo Duterte has adjusted the import ceiling on pork products this year to 250,000 metric tons (MT), lower than what his advisers had proposed, as a “compromise” with lawmakers. Duterte on Monday signed Executive Order No. 133 which increased the minimum access volume (MAV) or import ceiling on pork meat from the existing 54,210 […] The post Rody yields to Senate call to adjust import cap on pork appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsMay 11th, 2021

Explore Possibilities, Xiaomi Celebrates Mi Fan Festival 2021

Xiaomi once again invites all Mi Fans to celebrate this year’s Mi Fan Festival (MFF) — hosting great deals, a virtual concert, and the launch of a special edition Redmi Note 10 Pro on May 23, 2021. The 2021 MFF will center on the theme “Explore the Possibilities”, and to cultivate the spirit of this […].....»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 15th, 2021

Sugar output seen to fall below target

The country’s sugar output for this crop year is likely to reach two million metric tons, slightly below the 2.1 million MT target due to the prolonged effects of La Niña, according to sugar stakeholders......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 5th, 2021

13.6 tons of garbage collected in Cebu City-wide riverside, coastal cleanup

  CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Coastal Management Task Force (CMTF) collected 13.6 tons of garbage during their third city-wide riverside and coastal cleanup for the year that was held on Saturday, March 20, 2021. Reymar Hijarra, the CMFT subcommittee chairperson, said that the three-hour cleanup which started at 6 a.m. was participated by […] The post 13.6 tons of garbage collected in Cebu City-wide riverside, coastal cleanup appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 21st, 2021

Lab Notes | Mangroves 101: Why we need to 'SaveTaliptip

Once the aerotropolis is built, the hazards of the storm surfaces and high tide would be more pronounced - especially since we’re in the Philippines, a country hit by tens of typhoons a year. And this will only get worse as storms get more violent and sea levels rise due to climate change - and in fact, destroying mangrove trees release tons of carbon dioxide due stored in their soils. The post Lab Notes | Mangroves 101: Why we need to #SaveTaliptip appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsMar 19th, 2021

PAL pledges to stay aloft as it celebrates 80th year

Philippine Airlines vowed to stay aloft amid the global pandemic as it works towards the full recovery of the airline and the travel sector......»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMar 15th, 2021

Rody: Sino trip fitting gesture for donation

Malacañang said Wednesday President Rodrigo Duterte might visit China this year or before his term ends to personally thank Chinese President Xi Jinping for the 600,000 doses of Sinovac-made CoronaVac COVID-19 vaccines donated to the Philippines......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMar 4th, 2021

EDITORIAL - Searching for a middle ground

In June last year, farmers in Nueva Vizcaya and Ifugao dumped by the roadside tons of small and medium-sized tomatoes amid a supply glut and low prices......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 9th, 2021

RD Pawnshop Celebrates 45 Years, Launches ‘Magandang Bukas’ Campaign

2021 is a big year for RD Pawnshop as they celebrate their 45th anniversary serving Filipinos in and out of the country. In a digital press briefing, RD Pawnshop announced their plan to expand in the country and improving their digital services for Filipinos. In line with their 45th anniversary, RD Pawnshop launched their “Magandang […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsJan 30th, 2021

Going against own promise, Duterte to take COVID-19 vaccine in private

Such pronouncement effectively goes against what Duterte said last year, where he said he would volunteer to take Russia's donation of its vaccines......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 19th, 2021

Gov’t sets inspection of cold storage facilities

For COVID-19 vaccines The government will conduct an inspection starting next week of existing cold storage facilities as it prepares for another tripartite logistics suppliers agreement for an integrated shipment, storage and distribution of COVID-19 vaccines in the country. National Task Force Against COVID-19 Chief Implementer and Vaccine Czar Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr. said this as he assured that inputs from the private logistics providers will be considered in organizing an end-to-end service for the vaccines’ rollout. Presidential Peace Adviser Carlito Galvez Jr., chief implementer of the National Task Force (NTF) on COVID-19 (NTF AGAINST COVID-19 / MANILA BULLETIN) “Next week we will inspect all available cold chain storage. We are coordinating with a consortium so that they will make sure that all vaccines from 2-8-degree celcius to negative 70 will be taken care of,” he said. This developed as the Cold Chain Association of the Philippines (CCAP), told Manila Bulletin that the industry is still awaiting for the government to accept the industry’s offer to play a role in the distribution of COVID-19 vaccine. CCAP is a multi-sectoral group of companies involved in the handling, storage, and distribution of chilled and frozen food, among other products.                Galvez assured that the logistics system for the vaccines will be in coordination with the vaccine suppliers, the cold storage provider and the government. Galvez explained the government has to establish an integrated logistics system for the vaccines to ensure there is no wastage of the new vaccines, which have different storage temperature requirement. “We have seen some reports that we have 30 percent wastage in some areas in Europe. With acute shortage of vaccines we cannot afford wastage,” he stressed. He further said that the cold storage facilities are part of their agreement with vaccine suppliers for an end-to-end service solution. The after sales service is part of this long commitment with the vaccine suppliers and as a requirement under the government’s universal health system. “We will make sure that the vaccine that will be coming here has an integrated coordination with vaccine maker, the local government units and the private sector so that includes after sales service,” he said. Meantime, the Go Negosyo which spearheaded the private sector donation drive “A Dose of Hope” said there are ongoing consultations to help Galvez in coming up with an integrated shipment, storage and distribution system for the vaccines. Presidential Adviser on Entrepreneurship Joey Concepcion said the private sector donors would rather live the logistics aspect to the vaccine supplier Astra-Zeneca Pharmaceuticals and the national government to ensure smooth implementation. Concepcion has secured 17 million doses from the private sector that are expected to inoculate 8 million Filipinos in June-July this year. Meantime, Royal Cargo Inc., one of the country’s leading logistics providers, has expanded its cold storage facility at its Paranaque head office so it can accommodate the different temperature requirements of the various COVID-19 vaccines. Earlier, CCAP President Anthony Dizon said the Philippine government is yet to formally tap the country’s cold chain industry for the handling and distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine in the country.            According to Dizon, the industry, “individually and collectively”, has more than enough capacity to participate in the country’s COVID-19 vaccine distribution program.Right now, he said the cold chain industry’s total cumulative capacity stood at 500,000 pallet containers, while the initial 20 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine will consume only less than 200 pallets.            “Our initial estimate is that even if we are called upon to play a role in the storage of the vaccine, it will constitute a small portion of our capacity,” Dizon said.“The industry is just waiting for the government to approach us,” he added.   In a previous report,. said the government is now in discussion with the private sector regarding the state-led distribution of COVID-19 vaccine.             “I’m thankful to the private sector for throwing their support to us, like what they did when we ramped up our testing capacity,” said Galvez.  On the part of CCAP, however, Dizon said no official dialogue has so far taken place between the organization and the government regarding this matter......»»

Category: newsSource: NewsJan 17th, 2021

Don’t lose sight of true spirit of Christmas amid pandemic, says Chief Justice Peralta

MANILA, Philippines — Chief Justice Diosdado Peralta on Thursday urged Filipinos to strive for a genuine celebration of hope, unity, and service for others this Christmas. Peralta said “festivities this year will be expectedly different” as the country celebrates the holiday season amid the COVID-19 pandemic. “This crisis has reminded all of us in more […] The post Don’t lose sight of true spirit of Christmas amid pandemic, says Chief Justice Peralta appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 24th, 2020