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Farmers’ produce reaches more consumers via KADIWA, LGUs’ support

THE San Jose Consortium of Cooperatives in Batangas province continues to work with its fellow farmers in CALABARZON to bring healthy food closer to the communities and to ensure that their produce reach consumers quickly, especially during the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ). Through the association’s KADIWA project, which is in partnership with the Department of […]

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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 […]

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DBP assistance for PUV modernization reaches P753-m

STATE-OWNED Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP) has released more than P753-million in loans under a specialized loan financing program that aims to help transport corporations and cooperatives acquire modern and environment-friendly jeepney units, a top official said. DBP President and Chief Executive Officer Emmanuel G. Herbosa said a total of 53 transport cooperatives have availed […]

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Shell PH terminals shows #CoVidCare to 6,000 indigent families

Shell’s Trading & Supply (T&S) is among the first to respond to the needs of Filipino indigent families impacted by the COVID-19 community lockdowns. As part of its community efforts, T&S delivered relief goods to over 6000 indigent families from Pasacao, Cagayan de Oro, Iloilo, Palawan, Iligan, Calapan, Bacolod, Anibong, and Masbate. “ The relief […]

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APRI resumes operation of Binary Plant 11 adding 2.1 MW net of power to the Grid

STO. TOMAS CITY, Batangas – AT the height of the nationwide Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) where keeping the lights on is essential, AP Renewables Inc. (APRI) MakBan Geothermal Power Plant managed to resume operation of its Binary Power Plant 11, located at Barangay Sta. Elena, Sto. Tomas City, Batangas, again contributing an additional 2.1 MW […]

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Shell group donates 4,300 bags of rice to fence line communities

By BALIKAS News Network Staff Shell Tabangao Refinery turned over 4,300 bags of rice to Barangay Ambulong, Libjo, and San Isidro in order to help the underprivileged families affected by Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) due to corona virus pandemic last 07 April 2020. “We are aware of the impact the COVID-19 pandemic is having on […]