MCCI prexy urges biz owners to heed safety protocols

THE Mandaue Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MCCI) reminded its members to follow Covid-19 safety protocols following the Department of the Interior and Local Government’s (DILG) warning to revoke safety seal certifications or suspend business permits of businesses that violate safety measures. With the easing of restrictions now being enjoyed by the business community, safety […]

FAA in talks with telecom industry over 5G dispute

WASHINGTON — The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said on Tuesday it is in direct talks with the telecom industry about its aviation safety concerns involving the planned use of spectrum for fifth-generation (5G) wireless communications. “We are having very productive discussions and we will figure this out,” FAA Administrator Steve Dickson said at an event […]

Industry groups, foreign chambers push for bill on transportation safety board 

INDUSTRY GROUPS called on lawmakers to fast-track the approval of a bill that would create the Philippine Transportation Safety Board (PTSB), which would be responsible for the impartial investigation of transport-related accidents and incidents.   “The PTSB bill has languished in Congress for over two decades. Only during the current 18th Congress has this bill reached the most advanced stage in both […]

Patient safety and maternal care

Patient safety is fundamental to the provision of healthcare in all settings. However, risks associated with healthcare remain major challenges for patient safety globally, according to the World Health Organization (WHO) “Global Patient Safety Action Plan 2021–2030.”  Established in 2019, World Patient Safety Day (Sept. 17) is an annual celebration that aims to enhance global […]

Eton Centris gets ‘safety seal’

THE Quezon City local government recently granted a “safety seal” to the Eton Centris complex, reflecting Eton Properties’ efforts to maintain health and safety standards. In a statement, Eton Properties said the safety seals were given to the commercial areas and office buildings within the Eton Centris complex, including Centris Walk, Centris Station, and Centris […]

All-New Outlander Earns Highest Safety Rating from IIHS in the US

TOKYO, Sep 9, 2021 – (JCN Newswire via – Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) announced that the gasoline model of the all-new Outlander has earned the highest safety rating, TOP SAFETY PICK+ (TSP+)1, from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS)2 in the United States. All-New Outlander The award applies to U.S. specification vehicles built […]

Fujitsu Transforms Nuerburgring Racetrack Safety with Artificial Intelligence

MUNICH, Jul 14, 2021 – (JCN Newswire via – In the future, the Nuerburgring circuit could benefit from advanced artificial intelligence-supported safety features thanks to Fujitsu. A complex deployment of HD cameras, real-time AI analysis and instant alert systems mean that both RaceControl and drivers can be immediately notified of incidents on this challenging […]

Over 100 stores fail to get safety seal

OVER A hundred applications for safety seals assessed by the Trade department have been denied due to non-compliance with health protocols, its top official said.  Trade Secretary Ramon M. Lopez said the agency assesses retail, hardware, and repair shops, while other departments cover sectors like tourism and government.  The safety seal certification program provides establishments stickers […]

Dining In/Out (06/10/21)

1 of 18 Café Eight Crispy pork belly Mango sago Locally sourced shopping at Robinsons Malls ROBINSONS Malls, through the partnership between Robinsons Malls and Department of Agriculture, presents Locally Sourced V2, a rolling market that will visit select Robinsons Malls nationwide. Aside from a wide variety of fresh vegetables an seafood, this year, Locally […]

Bayer starts project on farmer safety

Bayer Crop Science will start a pilot project in some towns that seeks to encourage farmers to wear personal protective equipment when applying crop protection products.  The agricultural company said the project would give farmers a safety kit consisting of two filter face masks, a pair of nitrile gloves and goggles.  The initiative will be implemented in vegetable-producing areas of Buguias and La Trinidad in Benguet and rice […]

ILO calls for greater investment in workplace safety, health

THE International Labor Organization (ILO) called for greater investment in occupational safety and health (OSH) infrastructure in their national crisis management preparations. In a statement Wednesday, ILO Director-General Guy Ryder said, “There could be no clearer demonstration of the importance of a strong, resilient, occupational safety and health environment. Recovery and prevention will require better […]

DTI to propose P10-B livelihood subsidy for micro businesses

The Trade department said Friday that it is considering making a proposal to establish a livelihood subsidy assistance fund for micro enterprises of at least P10 billion from money authorized under the pending third Bayanihan stimulus law. “P10 billion livelihood subsidy for micro enterprises (formal and informal) would be a good start,” Trade Secretary Ramon […]