Japan-Funded Group Helps Cebu LGUs Plot Emergency Response

Spotlight

400 Sites Brace For Ilocos Region’s 3-Day Vax Campaign

Pre-identified sites in the entire Ilocos Region are all set for the biggest three-day inoculation rollout in the province to start today.

DOLE Distributes P86-M Aid To 25K Bicolanos

Over 25,000 Bicolanos received PHP86 million in assistance as part of the Department of Labor and Employment’s inclusive programs across regions.

Westmincom To Secure National Vaccination Days

The three-day National Vaccination Days in Western Mindanao is in full alert surrounded by militaries to ensure everyone’s safety and security during the vaccination.

Post Office Launches New Generation Postcards

Four new generation of Philippine postcards were unveiled by the Philippine Postal Corporation during the first Visayas Art Fair in Cebu City.

A Japanese government-funded transnational disaster aid group is working with the business community in Cebu to help localities prepare for emergencies amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic, a business leader said on Tuesday.

The Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI) said in a statement a Covid-19 Risk Reduction Project was launched here recently to help localities plot emergency response programs, through a partnership with the Asia Pacific Alliance for Disaster Management Philippines (APAD PH), a group funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) of Japan.

This transnational disaster aid alliance works to facilitate cooperation and understanding between governments, the private sector, and non-governmental organizations in Asia-Pacific.

“The thrust for multi-sector collaboration is key for faster, inclusive, better preparedness and efficient disaster response, especially in these challenging times,” CCCI president Felix Taguiam said.

Taguiam said the project is expected to benefit Cebu’s countryside areas.

The project beneficiaries in various strategic areas in the countryside of Cebu province include the CCCI chamber chapters in Bantayan Island, towns of Cordova and Balamban, and cities of Naga and Danao, to ensure that these areas can be easily given help during emergencies.

CCCI is APAD PH’s lead convenor in Central Visayas.

During the launch held on October 14, APAD PH provided medical tents to CCCI chamber chapters to aid in quicker response to multiple disasters and threats during the pandemic and beyond, and as part of the Covid-19 Risk Reduction Project, which is funded by Japan’s MOFA.

The Japanese Consul General in Cebu, Toshihide Kawasaki, said the assistance could give disaster-affected people better conditions, safety, and relief even in this difficult pandemic time.

Along with the turnover, a demonstration on setting up the medical tents was also conducted by John Benson Delosa, head of dispatch of the Cebu City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office.

A presentation on the basic camp management orientation was also given including key considerations on setting up these tents for medical and disaster emergencies, care and management including disinfection especially against infectious diseases, storage matters, and standard protocols if used for Covid-19 pandemic.

“The material value of this donation, impressive as it is, pales beside the value count of the spirit with which it has been given. For these tents represent the goodwill and warm heartedness of your organization (APAD PH) towards the Cebuanos,” Taguiam added. (PNA)

Mindanao Coops Get P160-M Farm Machinery From RCEF

Farmers and stakeholders have been slowly reaping the benefits under the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund.

Gatchalian Flags Denial Of Some Qualified Students To Free College

Senator Win Gatchalian raised that some students who already passed admission exams end up not enrolling because of the limited capacities of State Universities and Colleges.

Westmincom To Secure National Vaccination Days

The three-day National Vaccination Days in Western Mindanao is in full alert surrounded by militaries to ensure everyone’s safety and security during the vaccination.

Pillow Fighting Is Now Considered A Combat Sport

It seems like your childhood pillow fighting game moves out of the bedroom and becomes a real sport!

Garmin Advocates Healthy Living With #HealthIsAChoice Campaign

Smart wearable devices enable users to monitor scientific data 24/7. Boost your metabolism anytime, anywhere.

Rabiya Mateo Is Torn Between Love And Debt In Wish Ko Lang!

WATCH: Miss Universe Philippines 2020 and new Kapuso Rabiya Mateo banners this Saturday’s episode of Wish Ko Lang!

It’s Bukolyte, DOST’s New Powdered Drink

Need to rehydrate, try “Bukolyte!”

PH Logs Below 1K Covid-19 Cases For 2 Straight Days

COVID-19 UPDATE: The country has logged below 1,000 daily new Covid-19 cases for two consecutive days with 975 new infections that brought the total case count to 2,829,618 since the start of the pandemic last year.

400 Bangsamoro Overseas Workers Get Aid From MOLE-BARMM

BARMM said the cash aid was part of his office’s reintegration program for the overseas workers dubbed “Hanapbuhay for Bangsamoro Balik Manggagawa.”

DAR Gives P10.6-M Farm Machinery, Inputs In Pangasinan

The Department of Agrarian Reform distributed PHP10.58 million worth of farm machinery and farm inputs to 17 agrarian reform beneficiary organizations in Pangasinan.