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PGH calls for blood donations from COVID-19 survivors

Since April 15, the number of people who have recovered from the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has surpassed the nationwide death toll. As of...

Learn about farming during quarantine

More than 60 online courses available for free at DA-ATI’s e-Learning platform Even as the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) contains our movements and activities at...

Survey reveals ‘resiliently optimistic’ outlook among real estate stakeholders amid COVID-19

The real estate sector still holds an optimistic outlook in spite of the ongoing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) crisis, a local real estate consultancy...

How to sustain a business during COVID-19 crisis

Agora awardees sharesdiz insights in keeping business health in check By Adrian Paul B. Conoza Special Features Writer, BusinessWorld The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has forced consumers...

Ensuring a safer online environment for children during quarantine

Not everyone is safe at home. With millions of children stuck at home due to the coronavirus pandemic, many have turned to the Internet as...

Important lessons in disaster and risk management

By Adrian Paul B. Conoza Special Features Writer, BusinessWorld AIM professor shares leadership principles in responding to the present crisis Unlike natural disasters that the country has...

Handling disinfectants with care

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Tourism stakeholders, travel agencies set to receive aid amid COVID-19 crisis

The Department of Tourism (DoT) recently announced its recovery plans to aid the private tourism sector in light of the coronavirus pandemic. Following appeals by...

Stay productive at home with Aruba Remote Access Solutions

Offices have gone into what is considered as the greatest experiment in work when the COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019) pandemic has forced organizations to...

COVID-19 Cases in ASEAN

As of April 16, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) countries recorded a total of 22,869 confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases, with...

Ways companies cope with COVID-19 crisis

By Adrian Paul B. Conoza Special Features Writer, BusinessWorld Execs from reputable brands share experiences of managing the effects of ECQ Since the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ)...

Waze holds data-driven initiatives to help users during COVID crisis

Navigation platform Waze has activated its community and network of partners across its Volunteer Communities, Waze for Cities programs, and more, to support its...

Important Hotlines

Here's a list of important hotlines during the COVID-19 crisis and enhanced community quarantine.

COVID-19’s impact on MSMEs: What to brace for and how to...

By Adrian Paul B. Conoza Special Features Writer, BusinessWorld In a matter of months, the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has greatly affected businesses, especially micro, small,...

Life in the Time of Corona

In this latest Dentsu Philippines Media Bulletin entitled "Life in the Time of Corona", a primer on issues surrounding coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), it...

DoH begins ‘mass testing’

https://youtu.be/kNIKL7v94SM   The Department of Health has began its COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019) 'mass testing' in various accredited testing centers in the country, giving priorities to...

Easing consumer needs during crisis

By Bjorn Biel M. Beltran Special Features Assistant Editor, BusinessWorld It is often the consumers who bear the brunt of the impact of any major global...

Ensuring secure video meetings during COVID-19 crisis

By Adrian Paul B. Conoza, Special Features Writer, BusinessWorld The measures implemented in response to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) might have hindered people from gathering...

Figuring out the ‘new normal’ for PHL through NEDA surveys

By Adrian Paul B. Conoza Special Features Writer, BusinessWorld The crisis caused by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has drastically altered economic activity both globally and...

Keeping the ‘Bayanihan’ spirit alive

By Bjorn Biel M. Beltran Special Features Writer, BusinessWorld We cannot win this pandemic alone. The more time passes, the clearer it gets that for the country...

Whether it’s improvised or not, wear a mask

https://youtu.be/qQv2E_g3a8s Everyone is now required to wear a professional or an improvised mask, as long as the mouth and nose are covered, to help contain...

Before you leave, wear a mask

https://youtu.be/e57sluAtQAU Wearing a face mask prevents droplets that might carry the coronavirus and infect other people. For more #COVID19WATCH contents, visit www.bworldonline.com/covid19watch.

How to use a mask to stop the spread of COVID-19

https://youtu.be/kNI0Azq8tNg In this informative video, see the guidelines on how to properly use a mask to contain the spread of coronavirus. For more #COVID19WATCH contents, visit...

A COVID-19 PRIMER

USAID's ReachHealth Project, in support to the COVID-19 (coronavirus diseases 2019) information campaign of the Department of Health (DoH), shares this latest DoH COVID-19...

Our heroes in health crisis

By Adrian Paul B. Conoza Special Features Writer, BusinessWorld During this tough battle against the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), new heroes have emerged. Some of them...

The Coronavirus Pandemic: Is the Philippine growth narrative drawing to a...

By Bjorn Biel M. Beltran Special Features Assistant Editor, BusinessWorld As if to make a grim situation worse, the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic that has...

The rise of remote work during COVID-19 season

By Adrian Paul B. Conoza Special Features Writer, BusinessWorld Since the onset of the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) in Luzon to contain the spread of the...

#COVID-19 Regional Updates (04/01/20)

THE Kiangan Billeting Center inside the police national headquarters has been temporarily converted as a quarantine facility for officers who are considered patients under investigation (PUI) and persons under monitoring (PUM) for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

Factory activity plunges to record low

FACTORY ACTIVITY slumped to a record low in March, snapping a 43-month growth streak, as the Luzon-wide lockdown due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic brought factories to a halt.

Manufacturing purchasing managers’ index of select ASEAN economies, March (2020)

FACTORY ACTIVITY slumped to a record low in March, snapping a 43-month growth streak, as the Luzon-wide lockdown due to the coronavirus disease 2019...

Medical ‘brain drain’ comes back to haunt virus-stricken Philippines

WELLA, a 20-year-old fresh nursing graduate, chose to stay and work at a private hospital in Manila that’s caring for several of the more than 2,000 coronavirus-stricken patients in the country.

Gradual lifting of ECQ eyed

THE LIFTING of the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) in Luzon in mid-April would be gradual, Trade Secretary Ramon M. Lopez said on Wednesday.

SEC suspends penalties

THE SECURITIES and Exchange Commission (SEC) is suspending cumulative penalties on companies for the period of the enhanced community quarantine over Luzon.

CNPF income up 11%

CENTURY PACIFIC Food, Inc. (CNPF) posted an 11% growth in net income in 2019 on the back of higher sales of its branded food products.

MMC pilots phone ‘tele-consultation’ service

THE MAKATI Medical Center (MMC) is piloting a mobile phone and video-based “tele-consultation” system that would allow its doctors to provide healthcare consultations during the community quarantine period. The initiative is in partnership with digital payments firm PayMaya Philippines, Inc.

COVID-19 pandemic may cut global corporate technology spending 4.1% in 2020:...

NEW YORK -- Global companies whose revenues have taken a hit during the coronavirus pandemic plan to cut technology spending this year by as much as 4.1%, according to the latest survey from US-based Enterprise Technology Research (ETR).

Miner asks for exemption

THE OPERATING arm of Global Ferronickel Holdings, Inc. has appealed to the local government of Surigao del Norte and the municipal mayor of Claver to issue an exemption from the temporary suspension of mining activities amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.

Local startups seek gov’t, private sector support

STARTUP COMPANIES are looking for government and private sector support as they deal with the effects of the Luzon enhanced community quarantine (ECQ).

IBM developing AI tool to track virus infections

FILIPINOS will soon be able to track the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the country through an AI-enabled tool developed by the International Business Machines Corp. (IBM).

Stuff to do at home (04/02/20)

The National Museum uploaded a coloring sheet of Juan Luna’s Spoliarium by Bryan Ferrer which may be physically or digitally colored.

Peso weakens versus the dollar as manufacturing PMI ends below 50

THE PESO weakened against the greenback on Wednesday amid profit taking and after a contraction in the manufacturing sector due to the Luzon lockdown.