Gatchalian seeks to institutionalize OTOP program to boost MSME growth, local economies 

A SENATOR is seeking to institutionalize a promotional program for Philippine products that are mainly developed and made by small businesses using materials from their hometown.   Senator Sherwin T. Gatchalian said Bill 2366 or the One Town, One Product (OTOP) Philippines Act will help micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) recover from the impact of the coronavirus pandemic as well […]

Transport workers allocated P10 billion for service contracts

FUNDING for the program to support transport workers via a service contracting program was raised to P10 billion from P6 billion in the Senate’s version of the 2022 Budget, though doubts were expressed on whether the Transportation department would be able to disburse the full amount. Under the service contracting program, drivers and operators of public […]

1st batch of Balik Probinsya, Bagong Pag-asa beneficiaries arrives in Cebu

THE first batch of returnees under the Balik Probinsya, Bagong Pag-asa BP2 Program for Visayas-Cebu Province has arrived in Cebu. Six families from Manila arrived at the Mactan-Cebu International Airport last Nov. 12, 2021 under the first tranche of the BP2 Program, the National Housing Authority Central Visayas (NHA 7) announced on Friday, Nov. 19, […]

Comitted to ESG, Pertamina develops climate village

Glasgow, Scotland, Nov 12, 2021 – (ACN Newswire via – PT Pertamina (Persero) has been implementing four community programs, based on adaptation and mitigation approaches as its Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG), to support the government’s climate village program on reducing carbon emission. “In conducting the climate village program, Pertamina facilitates multi-stakeholders and multilevel […]

More non-Covid admissions in Cebu hospitals now, VVOC says

THE Visayas Vaccination Operations Center (VVOC) reported another positive development in the healthcare system in Cebu as they noted more non-Covid patients in admission compared to Covid-19 patients. VVOC spokesperson Dr. Mary Jean Loreche on Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021, welcomed this latest report, saying patients requiring elective surgeries who were rescheduled due to the Covid-19 […]

Arts & Culture (11/03/21)

1 of 5 FACEBOOK.COM/BENILDEEXDANCE LIKHA TAKIPSILIM DALOY NAGTINING Heirloom showcases dance performances in online concert HEIRLOOM, an online mini dance concert, celebrates the bond between creative dancers and the interconnections of art and dance as a passed-on heritage, on Nov. 6. The virtual showcase features a series of special performances with the goal of inspiring […]

Apor free rides to continue

The Department of Transportation (DOTr) has assured that the “Libreng Sakay” program for healthcare workers, medical frontliners, essential workers and Authorized Persons Outside of Residence (APOR) will continue for as long as there are government funds. Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade made the assurance during the inauguration of the Mactan-Cebu International Airport Authority’s six-story corporate building […]

Elite Capital & Co. Registers “Government Future Financing 2030 Program” as an official UK Finance Trademark

LONDON, UK / ACCESSWIRE, Oct 28, 2021 – (ACN Newswire via – Dr. Faisal Khazaal, Chairman of Elite Capital & Co. Limited, announced today that 15th of October 2021 was a significant day for Elite Capital & Co., as two important events took place on this date. Firstly, the UK Intellectual Property Office approved […]

Transport dep’t eyeing to increase subsidy for PUVs amid fuel price hikes 

THE TRANSPORTATION department on Monday said it is planning to increase the incentives it provides, through the service contracting program, to public utility vehicle (PUV) operators and drivers as a way to mitigate the impact of rising fuel prices.  In a statement, Transportation Secretary Arthur P. Tugade said the department has formally proposed to the Land Transportation Franchising and […]

Monde Nissin joins SBCorp loan program

MONDE Nissin Corp. inked a memorandum of agreement to join a program that will help customer sari-sari stores, or neighborhood mom-and-pop shops, gain access to collateral-free and interest-free loans. The listed company is now the first FMCG (fast-moving consumer goods) partner of Small Business Corp.’s (SBCorp) Sustaining Trade Access to Primary Food and Link to […]

DoLE’s cash-for-work program in QC under probe for alleged irregularities

THE DEPARTMENT of Labor and Employment (DoLE) and the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) are looking into alleged irregularities in the implementation of the cash-for-work program for displaced and disadvantaged workers in three districts in Quezon City. In a news briefing on Monday, DoLE’s Bureau of Workers with Special Concerns Director Maria Karina Perida-Trayvilla said […]

No more transport service contracting fund in DoTr’s 2022 proposed budget 

THE DEPARTMENT of Transportation (DoTr) said a P10-billion fund supposedly allotted for the service contracting program that would help public transport drivers and operators was slashed from its proposed 2022 budget, officials said in a House budget hearing on Wednesday.   “We included service contracting in our submitted (budget) proposal to the Department of Budget and Management which was around P10 billion. Unfortunately, […]

PBB soon to open vaxx registration for 12-17 y.o., booster shots program for medical frontliners

THE Project Balik Buhay, under its PBB Junior program, will soon open the registration for the vaccination of kids 12-17 years old who are dependents of members of PBB-registered companies and organizations. The registration for PBB Plus will also start as soon as the final guidelines are released. The PBB Plus is a program for […]