DTI notes 600 safety seal applications

The Department of Trade and Industry is processing 600 applications of establishments securing a safety seal, a good housekeeping seal to ensure that the business establishment is following minimum health protocols. In a Laging Handa briefing, DTI Secretary Ramon Lopez


DTI approves P4.5 billion in loans to MSMEs

The Department of Trade and Industry said that P4.5 billion worth of loans to micro, small, and medium enterprises were approved under the Covid-19 Assistance to Restart Enterprises program, as of June 9. In a statement, the DTI said the


P1.3B sickness benefit refund approved: SSS

The Social Security System said it approved 186,444 sickness benefit reimbursement applications submitted by 22,237 employers online through the My.SSS from July 2020 to April 2021, equivalent to over P1.35 billion worth of benefits. The mandatory online submission of SBRA—that


Online applications to renew SSS pension loans accepted

The Social Security System is reminding qualified retiree-pensioners, who would like to renew their loans under the Pension Loan Program, to submit their applications online through the My.SSS Member Portal. SSS president and chief executive officer, Aurora Ignacio, said the


Negros Occ. gives P800K in insurance

Families of barangay tanods, officials, employees, and health workers enrolled in the provincial government’s Barangay Insurance Program received their insurance benefits in a distribution ceremony held at the Capitol in Bacolod City recently. Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson led the turnover

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LTO ordered to probe ‘online fixers’

Department of Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade ordered the Land Transportation Office to investigate “online fixers” offering driver’s licenses without going through the proper process for a fee. In a Facebook post on Tuesday, Tugade said the fixers do not ask

Palace hails Yuka Saso for winning US Women’s Open

Malacañang congratulated Filipino teenager Yuka Saso for her historic win in the 76th US Women’s Open golf championship at The Olympic Club in San Francisco, California. “Today is a great day in Philippine sports. The Palace greets Yuka Saso for

Two rebels face illegal gun charges

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The two New People’s Army rebels, alleged to be the “lookouts” of their comrades in the separate encounters with the 62nd Infantry Battalion soldiers on June 9 in Brgy. Carabalan, Himamaylan City, Negros Occidental, were charged

‘Meteorite’ discovered at NOHS

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III A 3-inch rock, believed to be a meteorite, reportedly fell near the guards’ barracks at the Negros Occidental High School in Bacolod City recently, school principal Mario Amaca said yesterday. Amaca said that Janet Sarsillo,

23.8K Sinovac doses arriving today

The Emergency Operations Center-Task Force and the Covid-19 Vaccination Council, both chaired by Mayor Evelio Leonardia, going on with the vaccination rollout for Bacolodnons at the Ayala Malls Capitol Central yesterday* City PIO photo