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Lipa City accounts 34.34% of Batangas Covid-19 cases; 16 are frontliners

By JOENALD MEDINA RAYOS OF the total 116 confirmed positive corona virus disease (CoVid-19) in the province of Batangas, Lipa City accounted for 34.48% of it corresponding to 40 cases as of Thursday, May 7, the report of Center for Health Development – Calabarzon, Batangas Provincial Office revealed. Of the said numbers of Lipa’s confirmed […]

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Riders partnered with SM Malls in Batangas for delivery of essentials

WITH the on-going Enhanced Community Quarantine ECQ) in most parts of the country, SM Malls in Batangas partnered with some local riders so customers can stay at home and still get their essentials from their favorite stores at SM.  SM City Lipa for instance, partnered with Ala Ehxpress Delivery Services for deliveries within Lipa City […]

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Red Cross 143 contact tracing app gets data-free usage for Smart customers

 THE Philippine Red Cross has launched a new mobile application called RC143 which is designed to help health authorities in contact tracing of COVID-19 cases. To provide assistance, Smart is enabling its customers to download and use the mobile app free of data charges. The RC143 is an application that will enable contact tracing using the geo-location and […]

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Shell shuts down Batangas oil refinery

OIL giant Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corp. will temporarily shut down its oil refinery in Batangas for one month starting mid-May as part of “cash conservation measures” due to the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19). Shell, the country’s second largest oil company, disclosed to the Philippine Stock Exchange Tuesday the Enhanced Community Quarantine in Luzon and selected provinces […]

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Credit card issuers urged to cut interest rates

To help 10M cardholders cope with ‘unprecedented economic pain’ due to pandemic  DEPUTY Speaker and Surigao del Sur Rep. Johnny Pimentel has urged the nation’s credit card lenders to slash their interest rates to help Filipino consumers cope with the “unprecedented economic pain” caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. “This is not just about pain-sharing. We […]