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Marcventures celebrates 2021 World Bamboo Day

Published 14 hour(s) ago

Marcventures Mining and Development Corporation (MMDC) joined the “Simultaneous Bamboo Planting” event organized by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in celebration of World Bamboo Day.

REDy to fly the Phenomenal Women AirAsia Philippines is the Official Airline Partner of the Miss Universe Philippines 2021

Published 14 hour(s) ago

Manila, 26 September 2021 – AirAsia Philippines is set to fly 28 gorgeous and phenomenal women from all parts of the archipelago to God’s Little Paradise, Bohol this weekend for the grandest and most anticipated pageant in the country---the Miss Universe Philippines 2021!

EcoWaste Coalition cites UN Rapporteur’s findings, recommendations on toxic plastics

Published 18 hour(s) ago

THE environmental health group EcoWaste Coalition renewed its call on the government and the industry to decisively act to solve the plasticization and toxification of the country and the planet due to unbridled plastics production, consumption and disposal.

SMC, gov’t break ground on Pasig River hybrid expressway project

Published 18 hour(s) ago

IT’S all systems go for the much-anticipated Pasig River Expressway (PAREX), touted to be the country’s first green, hybrid expressway, as proponent San Miguel Corporation (SMC), together with the government broke ground recently for the 19.37-kilometer project.

AirAsia Philippines makes travel seamless with the Health Travel Icon on the airasia Super App

Published 3 day(s) ago

Manila, 22 September 20201 - In its continuing commitment to make air travel better and even safer in the new normal, AirAsia Philippines’ guests will soon experience seamless verification of vaccine information through airasia Super App in collaboration with the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT).

18 YEARS OF GENERIKA DRUGSTORE: A commitment to the health of Filipino Families continues

Published 3 day(s) ago

Generika Drugstore was founded on a compelling need to make medicines more affordable to Filipino families. Its founders, Teodoro L. Ferrer and Julien B. Belo, saw a common struggle among many Filipinos to keep up with the rising cost of medicines and set out on a mission to address this need by providing them access to the more affordable generic medicines. This vision led to the opening of the first Generika Drugstore 18 years ago in Montillano, Alabang, the pioneering generics drugstore in the country.

Partido Federal fortifies itself for the 2022 elections

Published 3 day(s) ago

A THREE-YEAR old political party, whose ideology is traceable to legendary federalists Pedro Paterno and Trinidad Pardo de Tavera, is now being reinvented and fortified in preparation for next year’s local and national elections.

It’s 100 Days ‘til Christmas and it’s all about caring and giving at SM Supermalls

Published 4 day(s) ago

The past years have always had us counting down to the most wonderful time of the year when the ‘ber’ months roll in; Christmas carols fill the air, dazzling tree lights dot the streets, shopping for gifts becomes a sport, and everyone else goes on a diet to make way for Christmas feasts.

Dick to Duterte: Hit me but spare Phil. Red Cross

Published 6 day(s) ago

SENATOR Richard Gordon has refuted Sunday, Sept. 19, the accusation of Pres. Rodrigo Duterte against the Phil. Red Cross (PRC) as he appealed to the chief executive to criticize him but spare the humanitarian organization from verbal attacks.

2021 Hybrid National Food Fair 10 Days of Activities and Learning Opportunities

Published 8 day(s) ago

As part of the year-long series of events for the 2021 Hybrid National Food Fair, the Department of Trade and Industry - Bureau od Domestic Trade Promotion (DTI-BDTP), in cooperation with the DTI-Regional Operations Group is formally opening the National Food Fair Digital Mall hosted on the UnionBank GlobalLinker e-commerce platform.

PSALM turns over Malaya Thermal Power Plant to Romero’s Fort Pilar subsidiary after confirming payment of Php4.185 Billion

Published 13 day(s) ago

15 September 2021, Manila, Philippines -In a handover ceremony, the Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management Corporation (PSALM) turned over operating documents of the 650-megawatt (MW) Malaya Thermal Power Plant (MTPP) to Fort Pilar Energy Inc. subsidiary, Belgrove Power Corporation (Belgrove). With the media attending virtually, the handover ceremony was led by PSALM President and Chief Executive Officer, Irene Besido-Garcia and Belgrove Chairperson Sheila B. Romero.

SMC places first trainsets on MRT-7 line

Published 13 day(s) ago

SAN Miguel Corporation (SMC) has unloaded and installed the first trainset for its Metro Rail Transit-7 or MRT-7 project in Quezon City, Saturday morning, with the second trainset scheduled to arrive at the project site Sunday morning.

Group calls resto owners segregation plan as unscientific, discriminatory

Published 16 day(s) ago

THE Concerned Citizens and Doctors of the Philippines (CDC Ph) opposed the recommendation of a group of restaurateurs to allow only vaccinated individuals to dine in restaurants, calling the plan unscientific, discriminatory, and segregationist.

Romero power company invests Php1.5B for acquisition of 40MW solar power plant in Digos

Published 18 day(s) ago

Manila - Fort Pilar Energy Inc., a company owned by the family of Rep. Mikee Romero, recently acquired Alterpower Digos Solar, Inc. (“ADSI”) for the sum of Php1.5B from the joint venture of Hanwa Global Asset Corporation and Alterpower Specialist, Inc. ADSI owns and operates the Digos Solar Power Plant which has a current capacity of 28.59 MW. The plant has been operating since March 2016.

CDC Ph: Ivermectin safe for human use

Published 28 day(s) ago

WITH the recent announcement of the Department of Health advising against the use of Ivermectin in treating Covid-19, the Concerned Doctors and Citizens of the Philippines (CDC Ph) once again needs to set the record straight about the efficacy of this medicine.

Globe, DepEd, Sen. Villanueva make digital learning more accessible with GoLearn

Published 28 day(s) ago

A GAP in access is a gap in learning. With this in mind, Globe joined hands to give educators, parents, and students access to highly engaging programs and affordable digital solutions so there will be no reason for learning to stop.

PhilHealth clarifies issue on claims payment

Published 1 month(s) ago

IN relation to the issuance of PhilHealth Circular No. 2021-0013 suspending payment of claims that are subject of investigation pertaining to fraudulent, unethical acts, and/or abuse of authority, the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. PhilHealth) clarified that this policy has been in place since 2016 (PhilHealth Circular 2016-026), said Dr. Shirley Domingo, vice president for corporate affairs and official spokesperson.

Youth organizations urge senators to junk vape bill

Published 1 month(s) ago

YOUTH and student organizations on Monday urged Senators to junk a measure that relaxes regulations on the sale, manufacture, and marketing of vapes and e-cigarettes in the country.

Doctors, civil group seek PRRD’s support in giving citizens alternative choices to deal with Covid-19

Published 1 month(s) ago

THE Concerned Doctors and Citizens of the Philippines (CDC Ph) urges the government to allow broad data-based public discourses and be open for alternative medical solutions to fight against coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19).

To boost its flood mitigation efforts in Bulacan: SMC, Taliptip relocatees team up with gov’t in coastal cleanup

Published 1 month(s) ago

Former residents of Barangay Taliptip in Bulakan town--where the country’s future premiere gateway is to be built--have joined efforts to help address widespread flooding in Bulacan province, after San Miguel Corporation (SMC) partnered with government to initiate a coastal cleanup that will complement its river rehabilitation initiative, and provide extra income for locals.

AirAsia Philippines strengthens chartered repatriation flights Z2 flights bring home stranded Overseas Filipino Workers from Indonesia, Sri Lanka, China and Malaysia

Published 2 month(s) ago

MANILA, 11 August 2021 – AirAsia Philippines has strengthened its chartered repatriation flights to service more Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) who are stranded abroad and are eager to be reunited with their families. The timely shift to expand chartered operations comes as restrictions on commercial flights are observed for the duration of the stricter quarantine measures in NCR Plus and other leisure destinations.

RSA gifts Olympic medalists P22 million for successful Tokyo campaign

Published 2 month(s) ago

San Miguel Corporation (SMC) president Ramon S. Ang will give Tokyo Olympics medalists, led by the country’s very first gold medal winner, weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz, a total of P22 million in incentives for accomplishing the Philippines’ best Olympic performance to date, in 97 years of competing in the foremost international competition.

SMC takes initial delivery of own vaccines to inoculate all 70,000 in its workforce

Published 2 month(s) ago

San Miguel Corporation (SMC) has started administering company-procured vaccines to its workforce, after taking delivery of 150,000 vaccines it acquired from Astra Zeneca under its P1 billion Ligtas Lahat vaccination program. The vaccines are good for 75,000 individuals, enough to cover all direct and indirect workers across SMC’s nationwide network.