DTI-EMB invites Filipina exporters to join ‘SheTrades Global’ Dubai

The Department of Trade and Industry-Export Marketing Bureau (DTI-EMB) is inviting Filipina exporters to apply for “SheTrades Global Dubai” organized by its partner organization, the International Trade Centre (ITC). The deadline for application is on June 30, 2021. SheTrades Global Dubai is the premier global business event to connect women…

BSP: Liquidity infusion of P2.2T will prevent economic scarring

BANGKO Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Governor Benjamin E. Diokno reported that the Central Bank has infused a total of P2.2 trillion of liquidity into the country’s financial system as of June 3. Diokno told reporters in a briefing on Thursday that the P2.2-trillion total liquidity injection through the BSP’s policy…

‘No health without mental health’: A lesson from Globe, DepEd TAYO Naman! webinar

This was underscored by Philippine Mental Health Association (PMHA) member, Dr. Bernardino A. Vicente, at the fourth TAYO Naman! (Tulong, Alaga, Yakap at Oras para sa mga Tagapagtaguyod ng Edukasyon) session titled “Understanding and Managing Common Mental Disorders and other Psychological Concerns.” This webinar series is organized by Globe and…

Vaccination accelerates in Las Piñas – Rep. Villar

More than 135,000 residents in Las Piñas have received vaccines that will give them protection against COVID-19 as the city’s vaccination program continues to pick up. Deputy Speaker and Las Piñas Rep. Camille Villar said that as of June 14, 136,733 of the city’s population have already received the jab.…

Lacson allays concern over Covid vax funding

Senator Panfilo Lacson allayed concerns over availability of multibillion peso funding for minors’ anti-Covid vaccine, assuring that this is “amply covered by existing borrowings.” The senator affirmed in a news statement issued on Friday that P57.3 billion in loans were already secured by the Duterte government for the procurement of…

CEB ‘cautiously optimistic’ about recovery in 2022

Given the pace of the vaccine rollout at the local government level as well as the launch of the vaccination programs of the private sector, Cebu Pacific is “cautiously optimistic” that it can bounce back to its pre-pandemic operating levels by 2022. Cebu Pacific VP Candice Iyog said the average…

Doctors appeal for tighter curbs in Bicol, but DILG says IATF may consider only Legazpi for MECQ

AS doctors, nurses, and health-care professionals in all six provinces in the Bicol region appeal for stricter quarantine rules, an official of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) said given the numbers, only Legazpi City would be qualified for modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ). An average of…

SC junks petition vs MMDA’s coding scheme on PUBs

THE Supreme Court has unanimously upheld the validity of the orders issued by the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) imposing the number coding scheme on public-utility buses (PUB) to ease the traffic congestion in Metro Manila. In a 28-page decision penned by Associate Justice Marvic Leonen, the Court junked the…