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Community spirit on full display in Brigada Eskwela

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY - Every school year, the Department of Education (DepEd) launches the "Brigada Eskwela" in public schools grounded on the Filipino spirit of bayanihan (cooperation).Amid the Covid-19 pandemic, the program also known as the National Schools Maintenance Week unders.....»»

Category: newsSource: manilanews manilanewsAug 13th, 2022

School in remote village in Antique builds makeshift classrooms

SAN JOSE DE BUENAVISTA, Antique- Parents and community folks in the remote village of Igsoro in the municipality of Bugasong this province have built six makeshift classrooms as part of the Brigada Eskwela school preparation program for use of secondary-level learners this coming school year 2022-2.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsAug 10th, 2022

Angel Locsin on death of senior citizen: ‘I am very, very sorry’

Actress Angel Locsin took full responsibility for the incident involving a senior citizen who died while waiting in line to get free food items from the community pantry that she opened in Barangay Holy Spirit, Quezon City supposedly in celebration of her 36th birthday. In an Instagram post, the actress-philanthropist confirmed the news herself and […] The post Angel Locsin on death of senior citizen: ‘I am very, very sorry’ appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsApr 23rd, 2021

What’s in style? Safe shopping.

Rustan’s goes all out with safety measures, including the latest in disinfection and sanitation. THANK YOU FOR SMOKING. Rustan’s utilizes Spanish technology Sanivir, which contains active ingredients proven to kill bacteria, molds, and coronavirus These extraordinary times have completely shifted the definition of so many ordinary words. Take, for example, “weekends.” What does a weekend even mean, when everyone is living their weekends day in, day out? People cooped up inside their homes, Netflix and chilling (or pacing, depending on current anxiety levels), wearing their Natori Fortuna Mandarin all day, as governments all over the world caution to shelter in place.  Or “homecooked.” Everything’s veritably homecooked now—whether it’s cooked in your home, by you, or cooked in somebody else’s home, by an upstart baker you support because she’s your niece, or by your favorite chef, who is left with no choice but to create his oeuvres from his home kitchen.  Or “luxury.” Let’s be honest. Luxury—its BC (before Covid) definition—contained overused keywords like glamour, opulence, indulgence, lavishness. But times, they’ve changed.  Fancy things now seem so unnecessary, so excessive, so out of touch, so…pointless—in a world that has hastily pivoted back to the basics. Sipping tea from a Royal Albert 1980 Roseblush cup doesn’t seem as luxurious as being able to score some actual, hard-to-acquire Gold Yen Zhen tea from TWG, even if you have to gulp it from those ubiquitous bamboo cups.  The pandemic has changed what luxury meant. Now, luxury is the feeling of being safely ensconced in our cocoons, safe from the virus, safe from the madding crowds. Safety is luxury. To be more accurate: Luxury is being safe, while experiencing as few inconveniences as possible. One Home, One HopeMarketers and entrepreneurs are now realizing, after putting in all necessary work to convince their clients to come back, that a sense of safety is beyond physical, it is psychological. It’s Plexiglass with perception, masks coupled with marketing.  Brands, to successfully ride out these challenging times, need to do more than just tick off government checklists—they need to bank on their legacies, their ethos, their abiding sense of connection to loyal clientele.  AT YOUR SERVICE. Rustan’s opened up a Sanivir desk to allow its customers to avail of its method In the travel industry, as it is in the retail industry, it’s about leveraging on your loyal clientele’s sense of home. “Home” is no longer just their place of residence, but their familiar zones. It’s about “feeling at home.” As people start to nervously and grudgingly go out, they will only want to stay and explore sacred spaces where they’ve “felt at home.” Luxury retailer Rustan’s understands this well. “Our goal for the past 70 years has always been to serve the community with great service and to provide a safe environment that feels like home,” Nedy Tantoco, chairman of Rustan Commercial Corporation, says. “In this new chapter, we are committed to the idea of ‘One Home, One Hope.’ As an establishment that has been a second home for many shoppers, we will stay dedicated in implementing thorough safety protocols to ensure that our employees and shoppers are protected and can visit us with ease of mind.” And this is why higher-end businesses like Rustan’s will flourish, despite the financial challenges Covid-19 brings. They have the space, and they obviously can very well afford to put stringent safety measures in place. Precise precautions are in their DNA. These are establishments that cater to the VVIPs, whose exacting standards they’ve always tried to meet.  And it’s not just loyal clients who will seek out these private spaces—the occasional and habitual shopper will gravitate toward businesses that offer them this hushed environment. Going inside cramped little boutiques have lost their novelty, and many will shirk away from places that tend to be crowd favorites.  At Rustan’s, shoppers have always counted on the intimacy of the shopping experience. Unobtrusive but alert sales personnel have always kept their distance as you scan the racks, and there’s always a sense of quiet order—a serene retail floor space, backed by an efficient team who anticipate your needs and who move with the fluidity of a well-directed orchestra.  This efficiency will be in full display when you visit the store again—that is if you still haven’t since it reopened in June.   Opened after three months of closure, the luxury retailer has implemented, in compliance with government regulations, security measures like foot baths, thermal scans, hand sanitation, and mandatory wearing of masks. You’ll also see staff repeatedly disinfecting touchpoints like escalator rails and elevator buttons, and alcohol dispensers are going to be ubiquitous.   RETAIL WONDER. Sanivir is perfect for retail spac-es as smoke is dry and won’t stick to clothing Managers, sales associates, security personnel, and cleaners are all wearing masks, face shields, and goggles. But it’s the little touches that will remind you how they’ve set the bar high—sanitation boxes are placed in fitting rooms for clothes that are not purchased, fitting rooms are sanitized after every use, and store personnel are required to steam the clothes before putting them back on display.  At the payment counter, all credit cards will be sanitized, and packages will be disinfected before being handed to the customer. At the store’s East Café, tables are separated with plastic shields, and so are the wash basins in the restrooms, which will each have a sanitary officer, whose only job is it to disinfect the toilet after every use.  And that’s just the stage. Backstage, it’s just as—if not more—exacting. Introducing Sanivir, the latest in disinfection technology “Even in our employees’ canteens we have placed plastic shields to protect each of our employees while they are having their lunch break,” Nedy says. The company has required all returning employees to be tested for Covid-19.  Rustan’s is also continually disinfected using Sanivir, a technology introduced in the Philippines by chemist Pinky Tobiano of KPP Powers Commodities, who is also CEO of Qualibet Testing Services. “Sanivir is a smoke disinfectant from Spain, which contains glutaraldehyde and orthopenyl phenol—two active ingredients have been tested that can kill bacteria, molds, and viruses that have been proven against coronavirus by laboratories in EU.” PINKY’S PROMISE. Pinky Pe Tobiano, the chemistwho brought the technology to the Philippines “It was great timing and serendipitous that we found the product right before the pandemic escalated to the level it is now,” Pinky tells Manila Bulletin Lifestyle. “Sanivir was both an innovative and unique product that addresses the problem we currently have—it is easy to use, cost-friendly, effective, and safe.” It is a perfect disinfectant for a retail space—it only utilizes smoke, is dry, and won’t stick to clothing. “When Pinky introduced to me her disinfection program, I immediately asked her to do my father’s house and my own house,” Nedy shares. “I was so satisfied with the service that I asked her if she could open a service desk at Rustan’s to allow our customers the chance to avail of this disinfecting method. It’s so easy. Any housewife can do it. It allows us the ease of disinfecting without a fuss. It also works for our cars. The service desk has been open for two weeks at Rustan’s Ayala Avenue. And I am happy to say that it has met full acceptance with quite a number of Rustan’s customers.” Its ease of use is an advantage. “Just open the can, remove the plastic cover of the wick, set on a flat surface, light the wick, and leave for the next six to eight hours. The smoking process lasts for only one to two minutes, then disinfection takes place for the next six to eight hours,” Pinky says. “That’s good for 14 days.” And the cost? Surprisingly very minimal.  “One can of Sanivir of 25 grams is P1,750 and it’s good for 14 days for a room of 30 to 50 square meters,” Pinky says. “The cost per day is only a P125 investment. If you have five people in the room, the investment per person per day is only P25.”    But for those who are not in the mood to shop in-store, Rustan’s online service has amped up its service. Apart from its website, fortuitously launched a year ago, you can also tap the Personal Shoppers on Call Service, where sales associates respond to you on Viber, after which you can have your items delivered to you, or picked up by the curbside. Nedy shares, “And very soon, we will launch our Rustan’s Concierge Service, where customers can call a single number, and will be immediately assigned a personal shopper to attend to their needs.”  Now, many ways words and concepts are redefined in these troubled times—but having your own personal shopper, one who’ll do your shopping for you as you leisurely read the latest Kevin Kwan Sex and Vanity book in the comfort of your home?  We’re guessing that that’s a definition of luxury that won’t likely ever change—unprecedented crisis or not.  .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2020

Jovelyn Gonzaga: A soldier s heart

National team star Jovelyn Gonzaga continues to fulfill her duty as a soldier serving the locally stranded individuals (LSI) inside the Philippine Army camp in Taguig. Since the start of the lockdown, Gonzaga as well as other volleyball players and coaches, who are also enlisted military personnel, heeded the call in the war against the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in different fronts as frontliners. The opposite hitter of the Army Lady Troopers in the Premier Volleyball League and Cignal in the Philippine Superliga has been on duty in Fort Bonifacio since the start of the community quarantine four months ago. Gonzaga in a lengthy but heartwarming post on her Instagram account shared her experience and realizations while on her tour of duty. “With this pandemic crippling our nation. I once again feel the importance and value of what we do as soldiers serving the country,” she wrote. “We are tasked to take care of the LSIs. And the inspiration I am getting every day on duty from our displaced countrymen despite of all the challenges surrounding their conditions is really remarkable.”         View this post on Instagram                   1/2 PROUD ARMY.. I remember the days when I was just starting my playing career. I was hesitant and full of doubt until I find my niche and understand my deeper why? Why am I doing these things? And where is passion coming from. All my life since I started playing volleyball, I always make it a point that my resiliency is always in check. Though there were some instances that I intend to give up? However, the desire in me to do better withstand all these challenges. That same resiliency and passion is what keeps me going until now. As a professional volleyball player and as a soldier. Serving the country is in my DNA, while playing for the country and as a soldier serving my countryman. With this pandemic crippling our nation. I once again feel the importance and value of what we do as a soldier in serving the country. We are tasked to take care of the LSI’s. And the inspiration I am getting every day on duty from out our displaced countrymen despite of all the challenges surrounding their conditions is really remarkable. And instead of me writing about them? I would rather write something from me and the lessons I’ve learned meeting them first hand. And this is my story. My regular day is training, duty and training. Sometimes go out for other stuff but most often times it’s me being a soldier and an athlete altogether. When we were call to duty in taking care of the LSI’s? Mixed emotions hit me. There’s excitement, pity and I would say fear of the unknown as we took on our new tour of duty within our territory. As we received our first batch of LSI’s. You can see in their eyes the struggles they’ve been through. However, you can also sense the sigh of relief from their actions that things will be better compared to their previous conditions. You can feel in the air the longingness of our LSI’s to go home and be with their families. Regardless of their uncertainties with regards to the acceptance of their home provinces on returning LSI’s. We all know that not all provinces are welcoming their LSI’s due to the danger of spreading Covid-19 in their respective places. @yourphilippinearmy To be continued..... A post shared by Jovelyn Gonzaga (@bionic_ilongga) on Jul 12, 2020 at 6:34pm PDT The Ilongga spiker said that she can also relate to the plight of the LSIs holed up in the camp while waiting for clearance to get back to their homes. “I remember when I was just new here in Manila. I am always looking forward to that opportunity that I can go home and visit my family. I know the struggle of being far from your family. But then again, I think, my condition is far away better than their current situation,” Gonzaga posted. Gonzaga continued by saying that the resiliency and the spark of hope in the eyes of the LSIs serves as her inspiration.            View this post on Instagram                   2/2 PROUD ARMY Longing to go home is somewhat I can personally relate. I remember when I was just new here in Manila. I am always looking forward to that opportunity that I can go home and visit my family. I know the struggle of being far from your family. But then again, I think, my condition is far away better than their current situation. This is where I draw my inspirations. These LSI’s desire to come home notwithstanding all the hassles and challenges are very admirable. This is where you will feel the value of having a family to come home to. The strong family ties we Filipinos have will always be the reason and the foundation of each and every LSI’s I met and will be meeting in the next coming days. The Filipino bayanihan spirit is very evident since no one is too selfish not to share what they have to help others. The resiliency I have and the toughness these LSI’s are showing is what made us Filipinos invincible amidst any circumstances. This experience I am in right now will always be my driving force in serving my country more. Mabuhay ang Pilipinas. Mabuhay tayong mga Filipino. @yourphilippinearmy Collab w/ @iamjlac ♥? A post shared by Jovelyn Gonzaga (@bionic_ilongga) on Jul 12, 2020 at 6:38pm PDT With positive cases still on the rise, LSIs in different holding facilities could be looking at an extended time away from their families. But rest assured that military personnel like Gonzaga will always be there to serve......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 14th, 2020

Pampanga lanterns light up Philippine Center in New York

Two big lanterns sent by the Pampanga provincial government to the Filipino community in New York City have been lit and are on display at the Philippine Center on Thursday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 2nd, 2022

Sharon Cuneta kay Miel Pangilinan: I am proud of the woman you have become

TALAGANG super mom ang ganap ni Megastar Sharon Cuneta sa kanyang bunsong anak na babaeng si Miel Pangilinan. Matapos ang kanyang pagbibigay ng full support sa dalaga nang maglantad ito bilang miyembro ng LGBTQ+ community noong June, ngayon naman ay punung-puno ng pagmamahal ang kanyang naging mensahe para sa anak na nag-celebrate ng ika-18th birthday […] The post Sharon Cuneta kay Miel Pangilinan: I am proud of the woman you have become appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 3rd, 2022

1K BJMP men join this year s Brigada back to school challenge

MANILA - The Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) deployed over 1,000 personnel to help Brigada Eskwela 2022 through massive cleanup drives and volunteer works in schools nationwide.This year's Brigada Eskwela, themed as "Tugon sa Hamon ng Ligtas na Balik-Aral" started on Aug. 1 up.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsAug 14th, 2022

Deped crafts learning recovery plan to help lagging students

LEGAZPI CITY - The Department of Education in the Bicol region has come up with a three-year learning scheme to help students catch up after two years of disruption due to the coronavirus pandemic.The region's learning recovery plan (LRP) was presented during the launch of Brigada Eskwela at.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsAug 11th, 2022

DILG, attached agencies to help in Brigada Eskwela

BAGUIO CITY - Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Benjamin Abalos Jr. on Thursday ordered all its agencies to help in the Department of Education's (DepEd) Brigada Eskwela, which aims to prepare classrooms for the start of the school year."I am asking the DILG fa.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsAug 11th, 2022

DepEd: Walang koleksyon ng pera sa Brigada Eskwela

MANILA, Philippines – Pinaalalahanan ng Department of Education (DepEd)  ang mga school head na walang dapat mangolekta ng pera mula sa mga magulang o stakeholder sa pagsasagawa ng Brigada Eskwela ngayong taon. Ginawa ng DepEd ang pahayag bilang tugon sa mga ulat na ilang guro ang umano’y nanghihingi ng mga materyales tulad ng pintura upang […] The post DepEd: Walang koleksyon ng pera sa Brigada Eskwela appeared first on REMATE ONLINE......»»

Category: newsSource:  remateRelated NewsAug 9th, 2022

DepEd-6 collects P33-M donation for this year s Brigada Eskwela

ILOILO CITY -The Department of Education (DepEd) in Western Visayas and its 21 schools division offices have generated PHP33.2 million donations from its 43,444 partners regionwide from Aug 1 to 6, 2022.This was announced by Ma. Lira Cynthia Quejada, DepEd Regional Partnership Focal Person,.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsAug 8th, 2022

Fun run raises awareness, fund for school maintenance in Antique

SAN JOSE DE BUENAVISTA, Antique -A secondary school in the Municipality of Sibalom held a fun run to raise consciousness on the importance of school preparations as well as a small amount of fund as part of their Brigada Eskwela kick-off ceremony on Monday.Resty Millondaga, Egana National Hi.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsAug 8th, 2022

VP Sara optimistic education sector will hurdle challenges

MANILA - Vice President and Education Secretary Sara Z. Duterte has expressed optimism the education sector will continue to overcome various challenges.Duterte made this remark as she led the opening of the Brigada Eskwela at Imus Pilot Elementary School in Cavite on Monday after a two-year.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2022

Netflix beefs up content for children

Enhanced Community Quarantine Season 3 is in full swing and people are always trying to find new activities to get by while staying safe at home......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 7th, 2021

Toktok handang magserbisyo sa panahon ng ECQ

SA muling paghihigpit sa buong Kamaynilaan na dala ng pandemya at sa isa na namang pagkakataon ay sasailalim ito sa Extreme Community lockdown mula Agosto 6 hanggang 20. Magiging limitado ulit ang paglabas at pamimili ng ating mga kababayan kaya naman ang toktok, isa sa pinakamalaking delivery app sa bansa, ay magkakaroon ng full operation […] The post Toktok handang magserbisyo sa panahon ng ECQ appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 6th, 2021

DepEd readies for Brigada Eskwela despite online classes

The Department of Education is mobilizing for the conduct this week of the national schools maintenance program, popularly known as Brigada Eskwela, even with face-to-face classes still not allowed due to the COVID-19 pandemic......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 1st, 2021

Government awards P35 billion T-bonds at lower rate

The Bureau of the Treasury yesterday awarded in full P35 billion worth of reissued five-year bonds in a display of investor preference for longer term assets......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 22nd, 2021

NCR Plus under GCQ with restrictions until end-June

President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday night said Metro Manila and four nearby provinces will shift to a full General Community Quarantine for the remaining weeks of June......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 14th, 2021

Full steam ahead for Suroy-Suroy Sugbo

CEBU CITY, Philippines – It’s full steam ahead for the Capitol’s Suroy-Suroy Sugbo program. This after the national government’s anti-COVID-19 task force allowed residents in the National Capital Region (NCR) and neighboring provinces to visit areas under the most-relaxed form of community quarantine for leisure purposes. Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia on Thursday, June 3, welcomed […] The post Full steam ahead for Suroy-Suroy Sugbo appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 3rd, 2021

Salaries of PBA players, coaches, officials to restored soon

By JONAS TERRADO The PBA will restore the salaries of players, coaches and staff in full on May 18 when teams are expected to begin holding 5-on-5 scrimmages in areas under General Community Quarantine. PBA Commissioner Willie Marcial made that assurance even as he asked for the cooperation of the teams in order for the […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsMay 11th, 2021