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Calls for Charter change to quickly liberalize PH industries and pivot to new economy looms

DEPUTY Speaker and Buhay Rep. Lito Atienza on Sunday called for “bold reforms in the economic provisions of the 1987 Constitution” to enable the country to swiftly attract large-scale foreign direct investments badly needed to rebuild Philippine industries shattered by the COVID-19 crisis. “We have to overhaul the restrictive provisions of our Constitution and lay […]

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Hagupit ng CoVid-19, nagtatangkang aabot ng 4,000 kada araw

IGINIIT ni Senadora Imee Marcos na dapat agad tutukan ng gobyerno ang posible pang pagtaas ng mga kaso ng Covid-19 na maaaring lumobo sa 4,000 kaso kada araw, na una nang binabala ng mga health experts. “Ilang buwan pa ang hihintayin bago ang maramihang pagbabakuna at ang EUAs (emergency use approvals) ay naka-tengga pa rin. […]

Business News

PLDT, Smart fire up fiber link to customers in Marinduque

Expanding coverage of DFON to unserved island provinces CONTINUING their thrust to expand the reach and capacity of their networks across the archipelago, the country’s largest integrated telco PLDT and its wireless arm Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) are enhancing their fixed and wireless services in the island province of Marinduque after the recent firing up […]

F.E.S.T. Lifetimes

SM ushers in the New Year with “Beacon of Hope” spectacle

AS the year draws to a close, SM Supermalls lights up the sky with a heart-warming visual spectacle themed as “Beacon of Hope” to welcome 2021 in high spirits.  Released on SM Supermalls Facebook page on New Year’s Eve, the Beacon of Hope video shows select SM malls across the country illuminating the night with […]

Business News

AboitizPower stands firm in 2020, hopeful for 2021

AboitizPower had high hopes for 2020 as it anticipated the realization of its growth strategy over the next decade. But three months into what AboitizPower thought would be a stellar year, the COVID-19 crisis brought about an unprecedented impact on the power company, forcing it to transition from significantly growing the business to keeping it […]

Events Lifetimes News

SM Brings Joy to Families in Batangas this Holiday Season

THE SM Group is spreading hope and good cheer this Christmas season to thousands of families nationwide as it mobilizes its Christmas Kalinga donation drive. In Batangas, around 1600 families received Christmas Kalinga food packs in a gift giving activity spearheaded by the employees of SM City Batangas, SM City Lipa and SM Center Lemery […]

F.E.S.T. Festivals & Feasts News

Pagdiriwang ng Kapistahan ng Lungsod Batangas, nilimitahan

ISANG simpleng motorcade na lamang sa karangalan ng Mahal na Patrong Sto. Niño sa Enero 7 at Banal na Misa sa Enero 16, 2021 ang nakatakdang isagawa ng pamaha-laang lungsod ng Batangas para sa pagdiriwang ng kapistahan ng lungsod bilang pag-iingat laban sa COVID-19. Ito ay ayon sa Executive Order No. 50, s. 2020 ni […]

Business Events F.E.S.T. Lifetimes

BDO, SM to hold first virtual ‘Pamaskong Handog 2020’ in honor of overseas Filipinos

EVEN amid the new normal, BDO and SM Supermalls are finding ways to continue its annual tradition of paying tribute to overseas Filipinos (OFs) and their families during the Christmas season. The companies said that this year, the much anticipated “Pamaskong Handog” will be held as a virtual event; online but still full of star-studded […]

CALABARZON News

DOH CALABARZON conducts health risk assessment for CoVid-19 to Dumagat Tribe

THE Department of Health (DOH) – CALABARZON (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, Quezon) yesterday conducted a community health risk assessment for Covid-19 and medical consultations to Dumagat Tribe, one of the tribal communities in the region located in the mountainous province of Rizal.  A community health risk assessment provides information on the community’s current health status, […]

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Private sector partners of DENR CALABARZON adopt hundreds of hectares forest and mangrove areas in Quezon and Laguna

CALAMBA City, Laguna – THE Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) CALABARZON has officially signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with SMCGP Philippines Power Foundation, Inc. (SMCGPFI) last November 18, 2020. As stipulated in the MOA, the DENR CALABARZON and the SMCGPFI will launch a coral reef rehabilitation program in the municipality of Pagbilao, […]