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 […]


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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]


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, […]


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, […]

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APRI donates COVID-19 test kits to LGU partners

[In photo] ACT OF KINDNESS. APRI Tiwi as represented by Environment, Health, and Safety (EHS) Manager Jimrey Recierdo handed personally the rapid test kits to the Municipal Health Officers. THE rapid increase of COVID-19 cases in the country has become the toughest enemy of the government, national and local alike, hence the clamor for solidarity […]


DOH Calabarzon distributes Doxycyline and support medicines in Rizal

THE Department of Health (DOH) – CALABARZON (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, Quezon) Regional Director Eduardo C. Janairo reported yesterday that doxycycline capsules and prophylaxis to prevent leptospirosis and support medicines were already distributed in different evacuation centers in Rodriquez, San Mateo and Cainta on November 14-15, 2020.  “We have also distributed hygiene kits and multivitamins […]