Homegrown fast-food company Jollibee Foods Corp. joined the fast-food industry in Liverpool, England, and Texas, USA as part of attempts to attract global customers amid the daunting coronavirus (COVID19) pandemic climate. Jollibee recently launched its first shop in Liverpool, birthplace to the legendary band The Beatles, following the successful launch of its maiden UK store in Earl’s Court, London. In Europe, our preparations for expansion are underway. Our next Jollibee


The Treasury Bureau rejected P10-billion bids worth 364-day T-bills as the market sought higher yields in anticipation of the first-ever debt paper from the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas ( BSP). National Treasurer Rosalia V. de Leon said the annual premium for the one-year IOUs would have increased from 1.807 percent last week by 16.2 basis points to 1.969 percent if the Treasury had completely issued the securities. Banks were preparing

Contact tracer

The Interior and Local Government Department is expected to begin recruiting and preparing at least 50,000 contact tracer following the signing of the “Bayanihan to Recover as One Act” better known as Bayanihan 2 into law. Interior Secretary Eduardo Año said the additional 50,000 contact tracers are the “game-changers” in the country’s response to COVID-19 as this will enable us to cut the disease spread and eventually defeat COVID-19. The

Creators park

The balance remains important in today’s difficult times. It may be about ensuring that plenty of time is available for your job, family, and personal interests or enjoying both the ease of a demanding modern lifestyle and the comforts of an idyllic rural or suburban climate. Whether it’s for your life in search of improved health, time management, or success in various fields, a delicate balancing act will always be

Boracay tourism

As the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic continues to batter the tourism industry, several businesses, including the Boracay Island ‘s oldest shops and restaurants, have decided to close their doors for good. Nautilus Boracay, a resort lifestyle clothing store established 20 years ago at D’Mall commercial plaza, will cease operations. Store owner and international designer PJ Arañador said in a post on Facebook that he just resigned. Fifty per cent

highest number of COVID-19 cases

The World Health Organization pointed out that it was “not relevant” that the Philippines now accounted for the highest number of COVID-19 cases in the Western Pacific region as it emphasized that instead, the focus should be on ensuring that the health system in the country is not overloaded. While the Philippines currently has the most cases in the region, Dr. Takeshi Kasai, regional director of the WHO Western Pacific,

President Rodrigo Duterte

Malacañang assured the public that President Rodrigo Duterte health was good adding that the Chief Executive undergoes regular COVID-19 testing while remaining in “perpetual isolation.” He undergoes routine PCR [polymerase chain reaction] studies. He complains about the pain of the swab tests and they think it’s also a requirement of Davao City Mayor Sara whenever he goes back to Davao to meet the requirements of the local government. In a

President Rodrigo Duterte

President Rodrigo Duterte thanked Russia for an offer to provide a COVID-19 vaccine once it became available late Monday evening. Duterte has repeatedly shared that before a vaccine is created, Filipinoswillhave to comply with authorities implementing quarantine protocols and bear the consequences of the pandemic. He also said that he was very pleased that the vaccine was supplied by Russia and they’re not thinking about any payment or tax. The

Rapid Antibody Test

There’s no need to ban the use of rapid antibody testing in the country, the Health Department said but cautioned against using this form of testing to screen people for potential coronavirus infection. Health organizations sounded the alarm about the use of rapid antibody testing, warning that tests could establish a false sense of security that may have led to the spread of the virus. But DOH Undersecretary Maria Rosario

Worst Economic Recession Amid COVID19”

The Philippines officially entered the recession in the second quarter, an expected economic collapse caused by a pandemic that went beyond government control, with the country likely to become Southeast Asia’s coronavirus hotspot. Gross domestic product (GDP) plunged 16.5 percent year-on-year from April to June, slipping deeper into recession following a revised 0.7 percent drop in the first quarter, as announced by the Philippine Statistics Authority early Thursday. Deep dive