Consolacion evacuation center to be used as isolation facility

THE Consolacion Government will open its evacuation center to accommodate more Covid-19 patients. Consolacion Mayor Johannes Alegado told SunStar Cebu that he anticipates more Covid-19 cases in town. He said two isolation facilities, the Consolacion Community College and My Home Facility in Brgy. Tayud, have reached 80 to 90 percent utilization rate. These facilities can […]

PHL receives last tranche of P23-B standby loan from Japan

THE PHILIPPINES has received the fourth and last tranche worth ¥10 billion (P4.6 billion) from Japan’s standby loan facility for the government’s pandemic response, the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) said on Friday.  JICA, the lending arm of the Japanese government, has now fully disbursed the ¥50-billion (P23 billion) post-disaster standby loan package it extended […]

Cebu mayors ask capitol to allow use of schools for isolation

SOME mayors in Cebu Province have requested the Cebu Provincial Government to have the Department of Education (DepEd) allow them to use the classrooms as isolation facilities for Covid-19 patients. Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia said mayors find classrooms more suitable as isolation centers. Garcia said she has relayed this to DepEd provincial superintendent Dr. Marilyn […]

P600-M commercial irradiation facility to rise in Tanay

CONSTRUCTION of the first commercial electron beam (E-Beam) irradiation facility in the Philippines serving the medical and food industries is expected to be completed by late 2023, A Brown Co., Inc. (ABCI) said. Paul Francis B. Juat, A Brown vice-president, told BusinessWorld that the facility, run by fully-owned subsidiary Irradiation Solutions, Inc., has entered the engineering […]

Digital payments continue to surge

THE COUNTRY continues to see growth in digital payments a year into the pandemic crisis, and this could gain more momentum amid government initiatives, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Governor Benjamin E. Diokno said. “In March this year, the combined volume and value of PESONet and InstaPay fund transfers reached 39 million and P552.3 billion, […]

ePLDT launches first disaster recovery facility in Cebu

ePLDT, the ICT arm of PLDT Enterprise and the premier provider of holistic digital business solutions in the Philippines, has launched its first disaster recovery (DR) facility in Cebu. Housed in ePLDT’s VITRO Data Center Cebu 2—the biggest purpose-built data center facility outside Luzon—the disaster recovery facility will enable Cebu-based enterprises in developing their own […]

DOH 7: Hoops Dome not an accredited Covid isolation facility

THE Lapu-Lapu City Government’s isolation facility inside the Hoops Dome in Barangay Gun-ob is not accredited. Dr. Mary Jean Loreche, Department of Health (DOH) 7 spokesperson, told SunStar Cebu that the isolation facility never applied for accreditation, which was why it was never inspected by the agency. The DOH 7’s Accreditation and Licensing Division checked […]

DOH 7 to check isolation facility following death of OFW patient

THE Department of Health (DOH) 7’s Accreditation and Licensing Division will visit the Lapu-Lapu City Government’s isolation facility inside the Hoopsdome in Barangay Gun-ob on Monday, March 22, 2021. A 36-year-old overseas Filipino worker died of a heart attack while he was quarantined there on Friday, March 19. Dr. Mary Jean Loreche, DOH 7 spokesperson, […]

DMCI starts construction of P10.5-B water reclamation facility

DMCIHOLDINGS.COM D.M. CONSUNJI, Inc. (DMCI) has started the construction of the P10.5-billion Caloocan-Malabon-Navotas water reclamation facility project of west zone concessionaire Maynilad Water Services, Inc. In a statement on Thursday, the construction firm said the facility is capable of treating 205 million liters of wastewater daily and is projected to begin operations by the third […]

Meat inspection facility expected to be completed at MICT by December

A FACILITY to inspect imported meat, which farmers have called critical for preventing the further spread of African Swine Fever (ASF), is expected to be completed by December at the Manila International Container Terminal (MICT), an agriculture department official said. At a virtual briefing Thursday, Department of Agriculture National Livestock Program Director Ruth S. Miclat-Sonaco […]