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Jollibee to Close 255 Stores

Fast-food giant Jollibee is set to close 255 stores following a net loss of USD 240 million (Php 12 billion) in the first half of 2020, in an article by Rappler. Moreover, in an article by Mashable, Jollibee’s shares also took a dip – with USD 2.2 billion ‘wiped out in market value, the worst… Continue reading Jollibee to Close 255 Stores

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No to Discrimination of Call Center Agents

In a social media post, Iloilo City Mayor Jerry Treñas appealed to the public to not discriminate individuals from the BPO sector. This is after several call center agents tested positive for COVID and have been refused entry in the barangays. "I have been receiving reports of discrimination of call center agents – they are… Continue reading No to Discrimination of Call Center Agents

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City Hall to Launch ‘QVID App’

Just recently, in a social media post by the Iloilo City Government, it was revealed that a smartphone app called QVID Official Companion is set to be launched on Monday. The app is applicable to all City Hall employees in a bid to ‘fast-track contact tracing in the event of a confirmed case of coronavirus… Continue reading City Hall to Launch ‘QVID App’

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Cebu Pacific Passengers Required to Wear Face Shields Starting August 15

In line with directives from the Philippine government, all Cebu Pacific passengers will be required to wear face shields during the entire flight, effective August 15, 2020. This is on top of the mandatory use of face masks upon entering the airport terminal until arrival at the destination. CEB continues to implement enhanced bio-security preventive… Continue reading Cebu Pacific Passengers Required to Wear Face Shields Starting August 15

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All Vendors to Wear Face Shield in All Markets

In a social media post shared by CMO Media Team, the social media arm of the Iloilo City Government, all vendors in all markets will be required to wear face shield in a bid to strengthen efforts in preventing the spread of coronavirus disease. “We will require all vendors in all markets to wear face… Continue reading All Vendors to Wear Face Shield in All Markets

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After Ostrich, Cow Runs Loose in Iloilo

After the controversial ostrich running amok in a subdivision in QC, a cow was spotted running loose in Iloilo City, right along Benigno Aquino Avenue in Mandurriao. In a video taken by netizen Bep Chavez, the cow seems to be enjoying a ‘slow jog’ along the scenic lanes in Diversion road. To date, there is… Continue reading After Ostrich, Cow Runs Loose in Iloilo

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Ostrich Trends on Social Media

Amid the pandemic and controversies in the country, an ostrich took the internet by storm as it trends on social media. Apparently, an ostrich got loose in a private subdivision in Quezon City. Videos of an ostrich running amok were uploaded online. An ostrich is a large flightless bird. According to National Geographic, ostriches can… Continue reading Ostrich Trends on Social Media

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No Face Shield, No Ride in Iloilo

Commuters will be required to wear face shields starting August 15. Department of Transportation (DOTr) Undersecretary for Administrative Service Artemio Tuazon Jr. has already directed transportation officials to enforce the policy. A memorandum, dated August 03, was also issued. The mandatory wearing of face shields is an addition to other protocols such as wearing of… Continue reading No Face Shield, No Ride in Iloilo

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PhilHealth May Collapse by 2022

Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) may collapse by 2022 if the global health emergency continues to exist. According to Nerissa Santiago, Acting PhilHealth Senior Vice President, PhilHealth is losing its reserve funds and its actuarial life may only last until next year. “By next year po, wala na po tayong reserve funds. So one year… Continue reading PhilHealth May Collapse by 2022

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Shoot to Kill MECQ Remark Sparks Outrage

“Mula bukas, shoot to kill na ang lalabas sa MECQ,” was the controversial post by Rannie Ludovica, head of Quezon City’s Task Force Disiplina. Although he clarified that no ‘shoot to kill’ order was made for violators, his post sparked outrage in the online community. To date, the Facebook post has been deleted. In an… Continue reading Shoot to Kill MECQ Remark Sparks Outrage