Globe turns over 1,000 preloaded mobile phones to the country’s frontliners

Globe continues to support the connectivity needs of those at the forefront of the country’s COVID-19 response efforts by turning over 1,000 mobile phones to police, military, and naval forces and select hospitals nationwide. The mobile phones are preloaded with 30-day unlimited AllNet Call & Text to all networks to enable the frontliners to attend […]

Health workers can now access DOTr’s free ride routes on Google Maps

By VIANCA GAMBOA Medical frontliners and hospital staffers need not sweat over finding the best routes to take in going to their respective medical facilities as Department of Transportation collaborated with Google for a hassle-free Free Ride for Health Workers service navigation. Best routes to DOTr’s free shuttle services can be easily located online by launching […]

You can now add Philippine’s beautiful landscapes as virtual backgrounds for video calls

The Philippine Department of Tourism (DOT) is encouraging the public to “travel from home” by providing virtual backgrounds that people can feature in video conferencing platforms such as Zoom, Webex, and many more.  The photos can be downloaded from for free and will allow users to showcase the beautiful landscapes of the Philippines from […]

Epson rolls out upcycling initiatives

Strengthening its commitment to protecting the environment, leading tech company Epson Philippines tied up with various organizations to promote upcycling through eco-initiatives that aim to contribute to solving the country’s waste management problems. Waste pollution is one of the biggest environmental problems in the Philippines. In Metro Manila alone, around 9,212 tons of waste end […]

On Borrowed Time

By Michael Mo Shutting people in, as what the government has been doing with the lockdown, will certainly put a lid on the number of COVID-19 cases in the country. With an average incubation period of five days (the time that lapses between the initial exposure to the virus to the first appearance of symptoms), […]

How to make the cut in fashion

By REY ROBES ILAGAN To reignite the fashion fire within you while in quarantine, watch the newest reality television series Making the Cut. It may inspire you to get out of your lockdown fashion funk, and transform into a fashion princess like Anne Hathaway’s iconic makeover scene in The Devil Wears Prada. Making the Cut […]

DOT assists 6,000 tourists stranded in MIMAROPA

The Department of Tourism Regional Office 4B (DOT RO-4B) assisted 6,371 tourists stranded, mostly in Palawan province. The DOT southwestern Tagalog regional office, whose areas of responsibility include Occidental Mindoro, Oriental Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon, Palawan (MIMAROPA), immediately set up a command center in coordination with the region’s local government units (LGUs) and facilitated the transfer […]

Japan suspends visas from the Philippines

By VIANCA GAMBOA The Japanese government is canceling validity of single and multiple-entry visas issued in the Philippines and 38 Schengen member States prior March 27 and shall take effect on March 28 due to the pandemic. APEC Business Travel Cards are also waived throughout April and will resume once stated. According to the Philippine Embassy […]