NGCP assesses impact of COVID-19 on project timelines

As the country’s power grid operator, NGCP is ramping up construction activities of all vital transmission projects which were affected by the quarantine restrictions imposed in various parts of the country because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

At the height of the nationwide Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ), NGCP was constrained to temporarily suspend its construction projects to ensure compliance with health and safety regulations.… Continue reading... “NGCP assesses impact of COVID-19 on project timelines”

BOC steps up drive vs rice smuggling despite pandemic

The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has continued to step up its campaign against rice smuggling even amid the coronavirus pandemic by conducting raids on warehouses suspected of storing illegally imported stocks of the grain in response to reports by concerned citizens. 

BOC seized 125,000 sacks of rice smuggled from Thailand, China and India two years ago in various warehouses in Bulacan.
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PCCI Mindanao advocates Health Care Capacity Initiatives for business survival & continuity

29th Mindanao Business Conference 2020

The affiliate chambers of the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Mindanao will push a package of health care capacity measures aimed at ensuring business survival and continuity during the 29th Mindanao Business Conference on September 10-11, 2020.

DOH-10 TB Reference Center now also has RT-PCR testing equipment now being used for COVID-19 testing.
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PCCI Mindanao champions Infrastructure Initiatives for business survival & continuity

29th Mindanao Business Conference

The affiliate chambers of the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Mindanao is championing a package of infrastructure intervention measures aimed at ensuring business survival and continuity during the 29th Mindanao Business Conference on September 10-11, 2020.

Aboitiz InfraCapital VP for Finance Jimbo Reverente presents their vision for the expanded Laguindingan Airport during the 29th MinBizCon in Iligan City.
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PayMaya disburses over P1.4-billion in financial aid from gov’t agencies, LGUs

Digital financial services leader PayMaya has helped disburse more than P1.4 billion in financial aid to at least 120,000 citizen beneficiaries nationwide under the social amelioration programs of various national government agencies and local government units since the start of COVID-19 community quarantines last March. 

Realizing the need for a quick and efficient system to hand out financial aid that also does away with the physical handling of cash  which could spread the virus, the national and localgovernmentsturned to PayMaya’s e-Wallet and its other digital financial services to provide the fastest way to deliver much-needed assistance to their respective constituents. … Continue reading... “PayMaya disburses over P1.4-billion in financial aid from gov’t agencies, LGUs”

Building inclusive ‘cashless’ ecosystems critical as gov’t accelerates digital push – PayMaya

Providing a complete and inclusive way for Filipinos to transact with government online through ‘cashless’ ecosystems is critical as the government accelerates its digital push in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, an executive from digital financial services PayMaya said recently. 

“Everything is going online, including government services, but we have to ensure that every Filipino is able to continue transacting with government and receive much-needed aid through cashless ecosystems that are pervasive and at the same time inclusive,” said Orlando B.Continue reading... “Building inclusive ‘cashless’ ecosystems critical as gov’t accelerates digital push – PayMaya”

DA-10 brings Kadiwa on Wheels to Oro barangays

Elson Jalapong, a sari-sari store owner in Barangay 23 is thankful to the Department of Agriculture – Regional Field Office 10 (DA-10) for bringing the Kadiwa Market direct to their barangay.

A Sari Sari store owner thanks DA RFO-X for bringing the Kadiwa on Wheels to Barangay 23 (Tom Udasco Photography)

Since the city-wide implementation of the community quarantine, his family has been making do with little income to provide for their daily needs.… Continue reading... “DA-10 brings Kadiwa on Wheels to Oro barangays”

Shell gives fuel discounts for Every Juan in Mindanao

With the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases climbing over a hundred in Mindanao, Pilipinas Shell has expanded its efforts in the region to improve public transportation and aid frontliners in their fight against a potentially severe outbreak in Mindanao.

Shell Fuel Discount

“The health and safety of our people, our customers, and the community are most important to us, and we continue to monitor the situation closely so we can respond to the needs of our kababayans,” said Pilipinas Shell CEO and Country Chairman Cesar Romero.… Continue reading... “Shell gives fuel discounts for Every Juan in Mindanao”

CCIFII Rolling Stores enhance ECQ in Iligan

Iligan Chamber Rolling Stores

The Chamber of Commerce and Industry Foundation of Iligan, Inc. has launched its rolling stores in a bid to enhance the effectiveness of the Enhanced Community Quarantine in Iligan City.

As defined by the Iligan Chamber, a Rolling Store is a “One-Stop-Shop” where consumers can buy their groceries, vegetables, fish and meat items within their barangays without going to public and supermarkets to lessen their risks of infection from the COVID-19 coronavirus.… Continue reading... “CCIFII Rolling Stores enhance ECQ in Iligan”

Laguindingan Airport Expansion ready for RDC-X Full Council nod

Aboitiz InfraCapital’s Vision for Proposed Laguindingan Airport Check In Area by 2022 (courtesy of AIC)

The proposal to Upgrade, Expand, Operate and Maintain the Laguindingan Airport has been endorsed to the full council of the Regional Development Council of Region X for its endorsement to the National Economic Development Authority Investment Coordinating Council (NEDA-ICC).… Continue reading... “Laguindingan Airport Expansion ready for RDC-X Full Council nod”