Greater legal protection for tourists sought

The United Nations World Tourism Organization is gaining traction in the establishment of an international code for the protection of tourists, which works in line with restoring tourists’ confidence in the travel industry......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: News16 hr. 37 min. ago Related News

Duterte’s remedial test on vaccination

After its dismal performance in restricting the entry and spread of the COVID-19 plague in the country, the Duterte administration will have a chance to redeem itself when it faces next year a remedial test in managing the vaccination of some 60 million Filipinos......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsNov 26th, 2020Related News

‘SafeDavao QR’ code imposition canceled anew

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 23 November) –The city government of Davao has again postponed the mandatory enforcement of the SafeDavao QR (DQR) code on Monday due to a problem with some gadgets, Mayor Sara Duterte said.   This was the second time that the mandatory enforcement of the DQR has been canceled since its launch […].....»»

Source: Mindanews MindanewsCategory: NewsNov 24th, 2020Related News

Decision to put 35 Davao villages under ECQ up to CODE Team – Mayor Sara

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 24 Nov) – Mayor Sara Duterte said the Coordinated Operations to Defeat Epidemic (CODE) Team will be the one to decide if it will enforce a hard lockdown on 35 barangays that reported the highest number of confirmed cases to stem the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the city. […].....»»

Source: Mindanews MindanewsCategory: NewsNov 24th, 2020Related News

Has Safe Davao QR code resolved data security issues?

The registration for the Davao Safety QR (DQR) Code, an electronic tracing and travel pass platform to be used in the city for this pandemic, have resumed last Monday after fixing its glitches and data security concern......»»

Source: Davaotoday DavaotodayCategory: NewsNov 22nd, 2020Related News

Cebu City passes ordinance for color coding of utility lines

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Council has passed an ordinance that would color code all utility lines in the city. Councilor Nestor Archival authored the ordinance providing the mandatory color-coding of utility lines within the city, which was passed in its final reading on November 18, 2020. Archival said that the ordinance should […] The post Cebu City passes ordinance for color coding of utility lines appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsNov 21st, 2020Related News

Galvez proposes more restrictions for passengers of public vehicles

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 19 November) – Eating, talking and using of mobile phones on public transport should be prohibited to control the spread of the coronavirus disease, National Task Force Covid-19 chief implementer Carlito Galvez said. Galvez, speaking at the meeting of the Coordinated Operations to Defeat Epidemic (CODE) Team in Camp Quintin Merecido of […].....»»

Source: Mindanews MindanewsCategory: NewsNov 20th, 2020Related News

Official pushes for ‘mega’ Covid quarantine facility in Davao

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 19 November) – The government should build a “mega” coronavirus disease quarantine facility in Davao City to address the spike in new cases in the area, an official said Wednesday. Interior and Local Government Secretary Eduardo Año, speaking at the meeting of the Coordinated Operations to Defeat Epidemic (CODE) Team held […].....»»

Source: Mindanews MindanewsCategory: NewsNov 20th, 2020Related News

Campaign vs illegal logging gains ground in Lanao del Norte

ILIGAN CITY, Nov. 20 (PIA) - The anti-illegal logging campaign in Lanao del Norte is gaining ground as cases were finally filed in court against two violators of the Revised Forestry Code of the Ph.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsNov 20th, 2020Related News

Congress asked to update nat& rsquo;l building code

Congress must update the National Building Code and create the Department of Disaster Resilience during the second regular session of the 18th Congress, Agusan del Sur Rep. Lawrence Fortun on Sunday said......»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: NewsNov 15th, 2020Related News

Mayor Sara says security concerns re SafeDavao QR addressed

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 11 November) —  The SafeDavao QR code system is now safe as security concerns related to this COVID-19 electronic contact tracing mechanism have been addressed, Mayor Sara Duterte said Wednesday, a week after the site crashed. In her reply to queries sent by MindaNews, Mayor Duterte said ICT Davao, the umbrella […].....»»

Source: Mindanews MindanewsCategory: NewsNov 12th, 2020Related News

How safe is SafeDavao QR code system?

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 10 November) —  As thousands of residents and potential visitors to the city took to social media last week to complain about the difficulties of accessing the SafeDavao site to register for a QR code, a mandatory requirement to be able to move around or enter the city supposedly effective November […].....»»

Source: Mindanews MindanewsCategory: NewsNov 12th, 2020Related News

Data privacy issues

The time is now to have a unified QR code nationwide not only to make it easier for contact tracing, but also for the protection and privacy of everybody. The post Data privacy issues appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsNov 10th, 2020Related News

Registration for ‘Safe Davao’ QR code to resume for establishments

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 9 November) – The local government is set to reopen the registration for the “Safe Davao QR” (DQR) system on Wednesday, a week after thousands of registrants flooded the website causing it to crash. During her live interview over Davao City Disaster Radio (DCDR 87.5) on Monday, Duterte said, however, that […].....»»

Source: Mindanews MindanewsCategory: NewsNov 9th, 2020Related News

Big businesses sacrifice to prop up economy during pandemic

The country’s top corporations have shown that they have been walking the talk even before signing the Covenant for Shared Prosperity wherein they have sacrificed profitability in order to take care of their stakeholders and ensure sustainability.                 SM Prime Holdings Inc. Chairman Hans T. Sy said that, during this pandemic, “We were the first to announce to continue all the salaries even when we were all down. So these are all sacrificing profits. Why do we do that? …We are all looking into long term. Investment is not only just for the short term basis, it is really for the long term we’re in here.” SM Prime Holdings Inc. Chairman Hans T. Sy (left) and Ayala Corporation Chairman Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala.               Ayala Corporation Chairman Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala agreed with Sy, noting that most businesses, “in one way or another has suffered a great deal of pain and, in many ways, to preserve the ecosystem, to retain their employees, the people that support them.”              “I have 1001 examples that I’ve seen during this crisis of everybody sacrificing a great deal,” he noted.              Sy and Zobel were keynote speakers during the launching of the Philippine Business Community’s Covenant for Shared Prosperity organized by the Management Association of the Philippines.              “As we struggle with the COVID pandemic, we also need to address the critical longer-term global issue of inequality which has worsened because of the current health crisis. Many businesses have closed, millions have lost jobs and many are going hungry,” said MAP President Francis Lim.              He noted that, “When the crisis is over, we at MAP would like to see a new ‘normal’ in the way we deal with our stakeholders — our employees, customers, product/service/fund providers, the communities we serve (especially the bottom of the pyramid), the environment and our shareholders (both majority and non-controlling shareholders).”             Lim explained that, “The Covenant… is envisioned to be the private sector’s response to the stakeholder theory now enshrined under the Revised Corporation Code.”             Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Emilio Aquino explained that the stakeholder theory is a major shift in focus of businesses which used to be focused only in the interests of its stockholders.             Aquino said that, now, publicly-listed companies “are mandated to report on their economic, environmental and social impacts which further strengthened the Stakeholder Theory. At this point, we have seen a drastic paradigm shift in the way corporations do business and create shareholder value. Profit, while essential in the survival of the corporation, is not anymore the sole focus of corporate ventures.”            “Maybe it had to take a beast like COVID-19 for all of us to understand that we all have to support each other as communities and institutions if we are to rebuild successfully,” said Zobel.            He added that, “Now, more than ever, we have to find ways to expand our traditional definition of who we are responsible for and accountable to – well beyond our shareholders and other providers of capital; well beyond the sole pursuit of profit.”.....»»

Source: NewsNov 8th, 2020Related News

DOH-11 wants a unified QR code system for contact-tracing in Davao Region

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 6 November) – The provinces and cities in Region 11 should unify their QR code systems to improve the the area’s contact-tracing efforts for individuals possibly infected with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Dr. Cleo Fe Tabada, head of the Regional Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit of Department of Health (DOH)-Davao, said. In […].....»»

Source: Mindanews MindanewsCategory: NewsNov 8th, 2020Related News

CEB backs use of contact tracing app in airports

Budget carrier Cebu Pacific is backing the government’s contact tracing efforts through the mandatory use of a unified national QR code-based app called Traze, saying that the initiative would help boost passenger confidence in air travel......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: FinanceNov 6th, 2020Related News

Registration glitches raise anxiety as QR code implementation nears

Davaoeños are in frantic mode the past days as the city’s implementation of its Safe Davao Quick Response (DQR) code is coming on November 7 but the online system for registering for the code is bogging down......»»

Source: Davaotoday DavaotodayCategory: NewsNov 5th, 2020Related News

Davao mandates use of QR code

The use of quick response or QR code will be mandatory in this city to facilitate contact tracing......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsNov 4th, 2020Related News

Former Cabanatuan officials found guilty of direct bribery

Two former officials of Cabanatuan City in Nueva Ecija have been convicted by the Sandiganbayan Sixth Division of direct bribery and breach of conduct charges due to the acceptance of P300,000 in exchange for the passage of a resolution authorizing the construction of a cell site tower back in 2013. Sangguniang Panlungsod member Angelito Duran Saclolo Jr. and secretary Alfredo G. Ortaleza were found guilty beyond reasonable doubt of violating Section 7(d) of R.A. 6713 or the Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Employees and Article 210 of the Revised Penal Code or Direct Bribery. Both of them were sentenced to suffer an indeterminate penalty of three years as minimum to five years as maximum and pay a fine of P5,000 for their breach of conduct conviction. Meanwhile, they were slapped with five years, five months, and 11 days of prision correctional as minimum to eight years and one day of prision mayor as maximum, as well as pay a fine of P900,000 for their direct bribery conviction. The two of them are also perpetually disqualified from holding public office. Saclolo Jr. and Ortaleza solicited and received P300,000 from Ma. Linda Moya of Richworld Aire & Technologies Corporation for the immediate passage of a Sangguniang Panlungsod Resolution, which allowed and authorized the construction, operation, and maintenance of Globe cell site towers and antennas in Cabanatuan City. Three prosecution witnesses – all officials of Richworld – testified that they were present when Ortaleza demanded and solicited the “kalakaran” in exchange for the passage of the resolution. Ortaleza told Moya that it cost P220,000 per cellular tower. When Moya haggled for a lower amount, Ortaleza referred her to Saclolo Jr. The anti-graft court found their testimonies “straightforward and consistent on material points,” although the accused argued that these were “inconsistent.” Saclolo Jr. likewise denied that he received P300,000 from Moya. While it was true that he was not present when Moya delivered the money, the court said it was very clear he was complicit in the entire transaction. “Even when there is no direct proof of an express agreement between accused Saclolo and Ortaleza to demand, solicit, and receive money from Richworld in consideration of the passage of the pertinent ordinance, their concerted individual and collective acts before, during, and after the commission of the crime, as explained above, indubitably demonstrate their conspiracy and common intent towards the accomplishment of the same unlawful object,” the decision read. The 63-page decision was written by Sixth Division Chairperson Sarah Jane Fernandez with the concurrence of Associate Justices Karl Miranda and Kevin Narce Vivero......»»

Source: NewsNov 3rd, 2020Related News