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Women’s group in Lapu showcases products

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu—The Kababayen-an sa Opon nga Nagkahiusa alang sa Kalamboan (KONKA), Inc., showcased its different products during the “2020 KONKA Product Promotion” held at the covered court of Barangay Basak here on Wednesday, October 21, 2020. The activity was attended by Lapu-Lapu lone district Congresswoman Paz Radaza and KONKA President Mary Jane Cahilog. Different […] The post Women’s group in Lapu showcases products appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerOct 21st, 2020

Raped by regime, women still seek justice in Uruguay

MONTAVIDEO, Uruguay (AFP) — When Ana Amoros fell prey to Uruguay’s dictatorship, the first thing her torturers did was strip her naked and hit her with a riding crop. Then they raped her. Amoros is one of a group of 28 former political prisoners seeking justice for torture and sexual crimes committed by the military […] The post Raped by regime, women still seek justice in Uruguay appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsNov 24th, 2020

2 dead, 6 hurt in Pasay fire

Two women died and at least six others were injured when fire razed a group of houses in Pasay City early Monday, authorities reported. Killed were two women aged 39 and 28, according to a report from the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office. Six other people, including four volunteer firefighters, were injured, the […] The post 2 dead, 6 hurt in Pasay fire appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 23rd, 2020

Investment program launched to help women-led SMEs in Philippines

The Australian government and Macquarie Group Foundation have launched a program to help women-led businesses in the Philippines bounce back from the pandemic through investments......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 19th, 2020

Vendor group transforms to become premier co-op with own line of pineapple-based products

Labo, Camarines Norte—From its humble beginnings as a small group of public market vendors who started a paluwagan (an informal savings-and-lending group) back in 1987, the Labo Progressive Multi-Purpose Cooperative (LPMPC) has since grown to become one of the largest cooperatives in Camarines Norte and a leading force in pineapple farming and trading in the province......»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsNov 4th, 2020

Leader of group, who robbed cabbie in Lapu-Lapu, nabbed in Mandaue

SANTA CATALINA, Negros Oriental — The leader of the group, who robbed a taxi driver behind the Lapu-Lapu city hall and eluded arrest, tried to hide his identity as a robber by staying at a rented house of a friend he met while applying for a job in a water refilling station in Barangay Opao, […] The post Leader of group, who robbed cabbie in Lapu-Lapu, nabbed in Mandaue appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 2nd, 2020

NTF-ELCAC presents alleged former rebel amid red-tagging campaign

An alleged former communist rebel was presented by the anti-communist task force to the public on Friday amid recent controversy sparked by the veiled threats made by the task force's spokesman Lt. Gen. Antonio Parlade Jr. against public figures and a women's group. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 30th, 2020

New guidelines for cement labeling

After receiving complaints from the country’s major cement group, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) released its latest memorandum circular (MC) containing new rules and regulations regarding labeling of imported cement products. To recall, the Cement Manufacturers Association of the Philippines (CeMAP) called the attention of the DTI to scrutinize standard compliance of Philcement […] The post New guidelines for cement labeling appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsOct 28th, 2020

Progressive party-list groups run by Reds, Parlade insists

Not backing down from his accusations even after he was heavily criticized for supposedly “red-tagging” actress Liza Soberano and other celebrities for associating themselves with the women’s group Gabriela.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 28th, 2020

Treatment of Nasino, Baby River violated int l standards on prisoners, children — rights group

A rights group based in Canada on Friday said the Duterte administration's treatment of a jailed activist and her now-departed three-month-old daughter go against international rules on women prisoners and children. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 23rd, 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:  mb.com.phRelated NewsOct 18th, 2020

BOI offers stronger tax perks

For manufacturer Manufacturers in the Philippines are allowed to carry over any operating loss from financial year 2020-2021 as tax deduction from gross income over the next five taxable years, according to the Board of Investments (BOI). BOI Managing Head Ceferino Rodolfo said this has been  allowed under the Bayanihan to Recover as One Act or Bayanihan 2, which provides P165 billion in economic stimulus package. “A range of new financial measures and incentives are now available to manufacturers in the Philippines, thanks to new legislation recently signed into law,” said Rodolfo, who is also Trade and Industry’s Undersecretary for industry promotions group. The ‘Bayanihan 2 Act’ is aimed at helping the Philippines recover from the economic impact of Covid-19. It was signed into law by President Duterte in September. Elsewhere, he said, many qualified manufacturers will be exempt from business taxes, import duties, and other fees on a range of products.  This includes the production of medical equipment and Covid-19 related items such as Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), as well as the raw materials relevant to the manufacturing of these items.  The same relief measures will also apply to the production of equipment for waste management, including waste segregation, storage, collection, sorting, treatment and disposal services.  The Philippine Board of Investments (BOI) is urging manufacturers and other large businesses to take advantage of these provisions. For more details on doing so, businesses can book an appointment with BOI via their Facebook page and speak to a dedicated specialist. Information is also available on BOI’s Covid-19 resource hub for businesses.  “We know that Covid-19 is still having a significant impact on the operations of manufacturers across the Philippines, and we at BOI are doing all we can to help them,” said Rodolfo as he urged   businesses to visit BOI resource hub website and book an appointment with BOI via its Facebook page.  “Our dedicated specialists can help businesses understand more about how they can take advantage of the incentives and support in the Bayanihan 2 Act”  The Bayanihan 2 stimulus package consists of P140 billion of regular appropriations and an additional standby fund of P25.5 billion. Under the law, P3 billion will be allotted for the procurement of personal protective equipment, face masks, and face shields; P4.5 billion for the construction of temporary medical isolation and quarantine facilities and the expansion of government hospital capacity; and P13.5 billion for emergency employment and compensation of health workers. A total of P4.5 billion will be used to finance isolation facilities, hotel accommodation, food, and transportation of Covid-19 patients; and PHP5 billion for the hiring of contact tracers. Other allocations include P13 billion for the cash-for-work program; P9.5 billion for assistance to public utility drivers and other programs of the transportation department; P6 billion for “individuals in crisis” and other programs of the social welfare department; P4 billion for the tourism industry; and P4 billion for the education department’s implementation of digital learning. Bayanihan 2 is the second installment of the Bayanihan to Heal as One Act (Bayanihan 1), which gave Duterte emergency powers to address the Covid-19 crisis in the country. The Bayanihan 1 law, signed by the president on March 25, already expired on June 25, 2020......»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 18th, 2020

Dara holds live broadcast to celebrate reaching 1 million subscribers on YouTube

Dara, aka Sandara Park, held a live broadcast on Oct. 16 to celebrate her milestone of getting one million subscribers on her YouTube channel Dara TV. People from different countries tuned in to watch Dara’s broadcast where she thanked subscribers, gave updates about herself, discussed her plans and raffled off personal items to mark the occasion. Her YouTube subscribers reached one million on Oct. 10 and she tweeted, “Happy 1M subscribers #DaraTV Thank you so much everyone!!! Maraming salamat sa inyong lahat!!! #DaraTV1Million.” “This is the first time I’m doing YouTube Live and the comments are coming in so fast we can’t even read it,” Dara said during the broadcast. She added, “I’ve been doing YouTube for three years and there are about 60 videos uploaded on my channel. But, guys, that is amazing because I still hit one million. Thank you to everyone who subscribed.” Dara also revealed that she put on some weight and she’s very happy about it, saying, “I gained some weight for the first time in my life. I’ve been 38 to 39 kilos. I’ve finally gained six kilos.” “A lot of people were worried about me. I look more mature and I’m very pleased. The sad part about gaining weight is I don’t fit into all of my clothes anymore. I recently donated my clothes to my niece and nephews. I’m gonna shop for some jeans next week. My jeans don’t fit me anymore,” she said. She told her Pinoy fans, “Kamusta kayong lahat? Nagustuhan nyo ba yung recent upload ko sa DaraTV, yung Philippine market? Super enjoy ako dun. Ang ginawa ko dun nagpicture lang pero nag-enjoy pa rin ako (How are you? Did you like my recent upload on DaraTV about the Philippine market? I enjoyed it. I only took photos but I still enjoyed it).” In a video she uploaded on Oct. 3, Dara went to a Filipino street market near the Hyehwadong Catholic Church in Hyehwa-dong in Jongno, Seoul where she got to mingle and take photos with Pinoys and Koreans. Every Sunday, hundreds of Filipinos go to the street market to eat, buy Filipino food and products.The video now has more than 2 million views on YouTube. Dara also ranked the top five countries that watch her YouTube videos the most and the Philippines emerged as No. 1. “Maraming salamat sa inyong lahat. Grabe number one talaga kayo (Thank you very much. You are really number one). I love it because I started my career there. I miss you guys. I’m always thankful for support,” she said. Dara during her live broadcast on YouTube (Screenshot from Dara’s video) The US placed second with Dara saying, “Thank you so much for supporting DaraTV. South Korea, her home country, is third. She commented, “Even though I have a lot of content outside of Korea, im very thankful that I have a lot of Korean subscribers.” “Thank you so much, Indonesia,” she said as the country placed fourth while United Arab Emirates is fifth and Dara said, “I’ve never been there but I really wanna go.” Dara thanked viewers for enjoying her video with CL and said she also wants “to go to Minzy’s dance academy to learn and dance there.” She was asked what was most memorable during the music video shoot with Park Bom and she said, “It’s always very chaotic when I’m with her. The most memorable thing about that shoot is that it had to be very serious but she just made me laugh so much and she asked why I wasn’t being all ‘hip-hoppy’ for my web scene but I just enjoyed that shoot a lot because it was so funny.” Dara started her showbiz career in the Philippines and left it to debut in 2NE1 in 2009. The group disbanded in 2016. She is still under YG Entertainment. She was asked if she’s going to blog about a tour of the new YG Entertainment headquarters located in Hapjeong in Mapo District, Seoul. “Next year, maybe. Still a work in progress. It looks very futuristic, very cool looking. Kinda looks like a music video set,” she said. One commented that Dara has no problem buying new clothes but she said “I can’t shop that much these days because I want to save more money [because of the ongoing pandemic].” “We should all save money. Since we can’t perform and also everyone around the world, we have to save our money. We’re just being very mindful here. I’m very thankful because I’ve been working so much. I just came back from a schedule and this entire week I had schedules and it looks like I will be very busy next week as well so I’m very thankful for my job,” she said. She said the upcoming episodes on DaraTV include staycation and cooking episodes. To celebrate the milestone, Dara raffled off bracelets and Polaroid photos, and her own clothes. Dara will also be hosting the second season of the TV show “Idol League” with BTOB’s Eunkwang and the first episode is set on Oct. 17. About her plans, she said, “Right now, I’m gonna focus on emceeing and you guys can look forward to that. You guys might see something related to acting because I’ve been talking to my musical friend. And for music, it’s always on my mind. We are all working on it so stay tuned.” Caption Dara during her live broadcast on YouTube (Screenshot from Dara’s video).....»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 18th, 2020

‘Red-tagger’ ni Liza Soberano, kinuyog!

Manila, Philippines- Usap-usapan ngayon ang pag-participate mg aktres na si Liza Soberano sa isang online seminar na in-organize ng youth arm ng women’s rights group na Gabriela.   Dahil dito ay umani ng sandamakmak na reaksiyon ang online guesting ni Liza at may isang YouTuber pa na nagngangalang Maui Becker ang nag-red tag sa aktres. […] The post ‘Red-tagger’ ni Liza Soberano, kinuyog! appeared first on REMATE ONLINE......»»

Category: newsSource:  remateRelated NewsOct 17th, 2020

Ogie dumepensa para kay Liza: Ang alam ko, may money involved sa mga nagre-redtag sa alaga ko

HINIHIKAYAT ng mga tagasuporta ni Liza Soberano na kasuhan ang isang vlogger na nagsabing baka raw miyembro na siya ng rebeldeng grupo. Ito’y matapos ngang magsalita ang Kapamilya actress sa isang webinar na in-organize ng mga kabataang miyembro ng women’s rights group na Gabriela. Isa ang dalaga sa mga naging guest speakers sa Gabriela Youth […] The post Ogie dumepensa para kay Liza: Ang alam ko, may money involved sa mga nagre-redtag sa alaga ko appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 16th, 2020

Alibaba debuts Cloud Computer, Delivery Robots

Alibaba Cloud, the digital technologies and intelligence backbone of Alibaba Group, unveiled a series of innovative products at its 12th annual Apsara Conference, highlighting the technology pioneer’s commitment in helping people adapt to the more digitized world and accelerate customers’ digital transformation during and after the pandemic......»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 10th, 2020

Knocking on Goliath’s Doors

Most people love a David vs. Goliath story, cheering when the underdog comes out on top, defying all odds and expectations. In all probability, part of the attraction comes from how seldom it happens. In the consumer goods corporate arena, for example, what we’ll read about more often is how some creative, forward-looking, independent enterprise is gobbled up by a multinational, or big player. So here’s something that’s different, a David calling on the Goliaths to partner with ‘him,’ to forge something collaborative, rather than adversarial or acquisitive. Founders of the Australian-based social enterprise, Thankyou, Daniel and Justine Flynn Thankyou is an Australian social enterprise founded in 2008 by a group of university students. Offering consumer products – personal care and baby product ranges – in Australia and New Zealand, their mission vision and business model is to make and distribute the Thankyou products to help end extreme poverty. As Daniel Flynn, Thankyou co-founder with his wife Justine and Jarryd Burns, reminds us, ‘With $63 trillion spent on consumer goods each year while 736 million people are stuck in extreme poverty (based on WB, OECD data), we believe that business as usual is broken. But we also believe that we, together with people and a partnership with one of the two biggest companies in the world, can change this by funneling the dollars spent on consumer goods into helping extreme poverty.” To achieve this, and drum up attention to their ‘call’ to P&G and Unilever to make and distribute Thankyou products globally; Thankyou has embarked on a global Social Media campaign, No Small Plan. The ‘plan’ is to muster enough global viral support that one of these giants will take notice, and team up with Thankyou. It’s the collective impact of voices around the world that Thankyou is asking for. To show our support, Thankyou is asking us to:– Post a photo or share the campaign social title with the caption ‘I’m in, are you?’ – Tag @proctergamble and @unilever. – Hashtag #thankyoutotheworld. – Share Thankyou’s video to help spread this even further.And you might have begun seeing these ‘I’m in, are you?’ IG posts, wondering what they were all about. A Thankyou-funded water supply & sanitation project in Asia. Thankyou will then set virtual meetings with both consumer goods giants – this to happen at the end of the social campaign. And on November 5th, Thankyou will announce which multinational will be their partner, on one of the largest and most iconic digital billboards of the world, New York City’s Time Square.  It’s a daring gambit by this company that is as much social movement and engaged community, as it is distributor of consumer goods. To date, Thankyou has raised over A$17 million for their impact partners serving the world’s poorest populations. They’ve helped over 857,000 people in over 20 countries, from Asia to Africa; addressing water, health, sanitation, economic development programs, maternal and child health programs in low-income communities. Tackling extreme poverty, the supported programs and impact partners help alleviate the problems of people living on less than $1.90/day. Thankyou doing something for Education in Africa. To date, the verdict is still out on to what extent this COVID pandemic will affect the global economy. Needless to say, we can be certain that the gap between the rich and the poor will only widen, inequalities heightened. Thankyou offers a new business model, where it’s not just the CSR programs that reach out to ameliorate social ills; but that the business model itself gets a much-needed makeover. Make your voice heard if you share in Thankyou’s vision of tomorrow......»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsOct 9th, 2020

1 dead in Abu Sayyaf attack in Sulu

One person was killed when Abu Sayyaf members fired upon a group of civilians in Patikul, Sulu, the military reported. Lt. Gen. Corleto Vinluan Jr., Armed Forces Western Mindanao Command chief, said residents of Barangay Igasan were harvesting farm products Monday noon, when they were fired upon by an undetermined number of Islamic militants. That […] The post 1 dead in Abu Sayyaf attack in Sulu appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsOct 6th, 2020

EcoWaste warns shoppers against mislabeled toys for Christmas goodies

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Some toys may be cute and affordable, but that does not necessarily mean they are safe. As the Christmas season approaches, gift-hunting especially for the kids has also started to kick off. But a health and environment advocacy group warned gift-shoppers against buying “insufficiently labeled” products to ensure the safety of […] The post EcoWaste warns shoppers against mislabeled toys for Christmas goodies appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 1st, 2020

Lapu CSWDO seeks police help to check on Badjaos in the city

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu—The Lapu-Lapu City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO) is asking the Philippine National Police (PNP) to look into the possible involvement of a syndicate that is forcing Badjao children to beg on the streets here. This after Annabeth Cuizon, CSWDO head in Lapu-Lapu City said she personally saw a vehicle ferry a group of […] The post Lapu CSWDO seeks police help to check on Badjaos in the city appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 29th, 2020

Labor group to Palace: Resolve issues with EU parliament

Following Malacañang’s provocation to the European Union’s Parliament to revoke tariff privileges given to Philippine products, a labor group on Saturday urged the government to properly resolve the mess without stirring the hornet’s nest to avoid further job losses to Filipinos. In a statement, workers group Associated Labor Unions-Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (ALU-TUCP) […] The post Labor group to Palace: Resolve issues with EU parliament appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsSep 19th, 2020