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Smart launches PH& rsquo;s biggest Call of Duty: Mobile - Garena tourney

Mobile services provider Smart Communications, Inc. continues to support the local esports scene as it has launched Smart Play: Squad Up, the country’s biggest non-professional Call of Duty®: Mobile - Garena tournament......»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: Sports1 hr. 2 min. ago Related News

The Body Shop is now online

Shopping for your favorite cruelty-free essentials is just a few clicks away as the Body Shop goes on-line at www.thebodyshop.com.ph. Add to your cart The Body Shop’s new products your skin will absolutely thank you for. Autumn is coming, and The Body Shop has brewed up the cosiest scent with Special Edition Vanilla Pumpkincollection. Like […] The post The Body Shop is now online appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: News2 hr. 45 min. ago Related News

Ion iyak nang iyak sa 2nd anniv nila ni Vice: Ang sarap nu’ng naging free tayo, tanggap tayo ng tao…

BONGGA ang naging selebrasyon  nina Vice Ganda at Ion Perez para sa kanilang second anniversary bilang magdyowa. Ginanap ito sa Enchanted Kingdom kahapon kasama ang ilan sa malalapit nilang kaibigan, kabilang na ang mga komedyanteng sina Negi, MC at Lassy. Walang ibang tao sa nasabing theme park na matatagpuan sa Sta. Rosa, Laguna kaya naman […] The post Ion iyak nang iyak sa 2nd anniv nila ni Vice: Ang sarap nu’ng naging free tayo, tanggap tayo ng tao… appeared first on Bandera......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: News3 hr. 45 min. ago Related News

Change the system

We keep blaming our elected and their appointed officials for whatever ails this country. We criticize, even make fun of, some of their pronouncements as well as their actions. That of course is our right. In some cases, it is our duty, whether because we are part of the media, or because we are citizens and taxpayers who deserve to be served properly......»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: News9 hr. 45 min. ago Related News

DOH working to sustain free tests for OFWs

DOH working to sustain free tests for OFWs.....»»

Source: Cnnphilippines CnnphilippinesCategory: News13 hr. 45 min. ago Related News

Consumer confidence

The shopping malls are now back to their pre-pandemic cool environment, with free WiFi......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsOct 25th, 2020Related News

Ilocos Sur guv says province now COVID-19 free

ILOCOS SUR, Oct. 25 (PIA) - After a series of localized lockdowns and restrictive measures to limit the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the province of Ilocos Sur is now free of the d.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsOct 25th, 2020Related News

Woman, you are set free

  GOSPEL: LK 13:10-17 * JESUS was teaching in a synagogue on the Sabbath. And a woman was there who for 18 years had been crippled by a spirit; she was bent over, completely incapable of standing erect. When Jesus saw her, he called to her and said, “Woman, you are set free of your […].....»»

Source: Tempo TempoCategory: NewsOct 25th, 2020Related News

Coke PH expands Balik Pinas program for repatriated OFWs

Coca-Cola Beverages Philippines, Inc. (CCBPI)—the bottling arm of Coca-Cola in the country—has expanded its Balik Pinas program to national scale to reach more repatriated overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) and help them start their own business at home. Gareth McGeown, CCBPI President and CEO. “Coca-Cola’s commitment to Filipinos has only grown stronger, in weathering this crisis together,” said Gareth McGeown, CCBPI President and CEO. “We will help and support where we can. Through Balik Pinas, our goal is to help repatriated OFWs who have lost their livelihood abroad to start anew, via owning and operating their own business and be successful here, at home, with their families.” With the help of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), CCBPI aims to reach more OFWs who are interested to start their own business through Balik Pinas. Data from the Department of Foreign Affairs show that as of September 2020, over 190,000 overseas Filipino workers have been repatriated. Balik Pinas gives opportunities to OFWs to be part of the Coca-Cola family as a distributor, wholesaler, or a community reseller. Balik Pinas is a journey that the company and new entrepreneurs take together at every step—from setting up the business, to sustaining it, to ensuring growth. Coca-Cola assists former OFWs in choosing a suitable business model for their area, helps in managing their cash flow and inventory, and sees to it that they are given proper guidance and training until they are fully ready and equipped to operate on their own—all in all, a sustainable and profitable business founded on practical support from a global beverage brand. According to Carlos Rivera, CCBPI Territory Sales Team in Naga City, the Balik Pinas Program started as a small-scale initiative in Naga City to help former OFWs. Just a couple of months after returning home, Carlos Manzano and his family was able to set up their business as Coca-Cola distributor through the Balik Pinas Program, which Carlos said has reshaped his life and outlook forever. IN PHOTO: Carlos and their family’s multi-cab routing unit with the Coca-Cola Naga Sales team. When the program’s pilot rollout started, the Manzanos—brothers Carlos and Jazz, and their father Lito—were among the pioneer members. Carlos and Jazz had both been working for several years in Qatar until the COVID-19 pandemic shook the trajectory of their career and, consequently, the well-being of their families. Together with their father, Lito, who also used to be an overseas worker, they set up a beverage distribution business in their hometown Naga City. Their optimism, as with any new business venture, was tempered with anxiety over how it would all turn out—especially with the considerable challenge of launching during such tenuous times until Rivera offered them membership to the Balik Pinas Program of Coca-Cola. Now, the Manzanos are running a profitable business as Coca-Cola distributors. “Even when I had to leave Qatar suddenly because of the lay-offs, I always envisioned that I would head back to work there when things settle. But with Coca-Cola’s Balik Pinas, I have a livelihood that doesn’t take me away from my family as being an OFW had,” said Carlos.  Lito can still remember his first order of 60 cases of Coke products. Now, the Manzano  family business has grown to an average of 4,000 cases a month, just five months after they started—a feat magnified for it being in the middle of a pandemic and strict quarantine measures. The Manzanos have also since invested in routing units to augment their business’s capabilities—a multicab and a tricycle. Since starting his business in 2019, Billy Belleza (left), is now one of the prominent Coca-Cola distributors in his area and has added another mini truck to serve more routes and deliveries. Billy is one of the pioneers of Coca-Cola’s Balik Pinas program. Another Balik Pinas program pioneer member is Billy Belleza who decided to return to the country after working for 20 years in Brunei. “I am really thankful that Coca-Cola reached out to me to be a part of this. They have never failed to present opportunities for me and my business to grow since I decided to take part in the Balik Pinas Program. My sales actually soared this year,” said Belleza, who is also based in Naga City. According to Rivera, Balik Pinas Program was really designed for returning OFWs like Billy, Carlos, and Jazz and their families to set up and run a viable business at home. “With their success and in light of current events, this program was expanded to operate on a national scale, so the company can lend assistance to repatriated OFWs and their families as they weather through new challenges brought on by the pandemic,” Rivera said. Coca-Cola has consistently sought to create programs to support MSMEs, more so now with the COVID-19 pandemic having disrupted countless lives and livelihoods. With programs like Balik Pinas, Coca-Cola remains firm in their commitment to help local communities, contributing to the restart of the national economy—by way of reaching out to Filipinos.  To know more about the program, you may reach Coca-Cola’s contact center at (02)-8813-COKE (2653). For SMART/PLDT users: toll-free number: 1800-1888-COKE (2653); and for GLOBE users: toll-free number: 1800-8888-COKE (2653). You may also contact 0919-160-COKE (2653) via SMS......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: LifestyleOct 24th, 2020Related News

PLDT putting up congestion-free network

PLDT Inc. is putting up a congestion-free network to enable its customers to get the best experience while doing online activities such as streaming video or using video conferencing apps......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: FinanceOct 24th, 2020Related News

‘Free speech : Año defends anti-communist ‘persona non grata’ tarpaulins

Interior Secretary Eduardo Año defended the tarpaulins put up in various places in Metro Manila declaring communist rebels as “persona non grata,” saying that these are protected speech......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsOct 24th, 2020Related News

Senglot na Taytay traffic enforcer relieved

Isang traffic enforcer sa Taytay, Rizal ang na-relieve sa kanyang tungkulin dahil nakainom umano ito ng alak habang naka-duty. Ayon sa opisyal na pahayag ng pamahalaang bayan ng Taytay, nasa ilalim ng impluwensya ng alcohol diumano ang nasabing traffic enforcer na nakuhanan ng video ng truck driver na hinarang diumano dahil sa ipinatutupad na truck […] The post Senglot na Taytay traffic enforcer relieved appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsOct 24th, 2020Related News

This footage of astronauts on the moon looks like it was filmed with a smartphone

Around three years ago, NASA uploaded most of its film archives to its website and gave viewers free access. The agency put over 140 000 videos and photos in total onto the online platform. Using artificial intelligence, the main editor of the Dutchsteammachine YouTube channel has now restored some of this historic footage. Most of […] The post This footage of astronauts on the moon looks like it was filmed with a smartphone appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsOct 24th, 2020Related News

2,700 individuals in San Fernando City avail free COVID-19 swab test

SAN FERNANDO City, Oct.23 (PIA) -- A total of 2,715 individuals from priority sectors in this city underwent free swab testing for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) after the conduct of a three-d.....»»

Source: Manilanews ManilanewsCategory: NewsOct 24th, 2020Related News

Free webinars for Statistics month set

ILOILO CITY, Oct. 23 (PIA) - - Two webinars which are for free will be conducted this October in support of the 31st National Statistics month celebration in Western Visayas.The webinars gui.....»»

Source: Manilanews ManilanewsCategory: NewsOct 24th, 2020Related News

Robredo partners with USAID, non-profit org to train unemployed, out-of-school youth

Vice President Leni Robredo is teaming up with the US Agency for International Development and an education non-profit to give free technical-vocational skills and employability training to over 1,000 unemployed and out-of-school Filipino youth. .....»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsOct 24th, 2020Related News

DSWD aids 150 LSIs

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has provided more than P300,000 in financial assistance to over 150 locally stranded individuals (LSIs) in Metro Manila under the government’s “Hatid Tulong” program. In a statement, the DSWD said a P2,000 pre-departure financial assistance has been extended to around 154 LSIs during the third leg of the Hatid Tulong Grand Send-Off last Oct. 19 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) Complex, Pasay City. The assistance given to LSIs who returned to Regions 8 (Eastern Visayas), 9 (Zamboanga Peninsula), 10 (Northern Mindanao), 11 (Davao), and 12 (Socsargen) totaled P 308,000, it said. The DSWD said aside from the cash assistance, it also provided Family Food Packs (FFPs), sleeping kits, and hygiene kits to the LSIs. “After receiving assistance, the LSIs were transferred to Pier 13 where they were transported to their respective regions through the help of the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG),” it said. It noted that upon their arrival in their e hometowns, the LSIs are required to undergo a 14-day quarantine to ensure that they are COVID-free. Hatid Tulong is the government’s assistance initiative that seeks to transport back those who were stranded in Metro Manila during the coronavirus lockdown to their provinces. The DSWD noted that the initiative is being led by the Presidential Management Staff and has been implemented in compliance with the health protocols and guidelines to control the spread of COVID-19. Other government agencies that are also involved in the initiative were the Philippine Army (PA), Department of Health (DoH), Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE), Department of Transportation (DOTr), and Department of Agriculture (DA), it said......»»

Source: Mb.com.ph Mb.com.phCategory: NewsOct 24th, 2020Related News

Free versions of Coursera for Campus, upgrades set

Coursera, the world’s leading online learning platform, announced free versions of Coursera for Campus and upgraded features to address the critical and long-term needs of higher education worldwide. .....»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: TechOct 24th, 2020Related News

Quezon groups denounce Parlade’s red-tagging, harassment against human rights defenders

“He poses himself as an advocate of free speech, and welcomes dissent, when in reality he is the number one violator of democratic rights in Southern Tagalog.” The post Quezon groups denounce Parlade’s red-tagging, harassment against human rights defenders appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Source: Bulatlat BulatlatCategory: NewsOct 23rd, 2020Related News

Continued vigilance

An uncountable many have welcomed the government move to relax restrictions for people’s visibly trouble-free mobility after going through more than seven months of different stages of lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic......»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: NewsOct 23rd, 2020Related News