Articles in the category Society (101)

When the Department of Education (DepEd) began the virtual enrollment of millions of students in June, Janet Villamar, 44, braced for a conversation any parent fears. Like millions of others, her family was being buffeted by the perfect storm of the COVID-19 pandemic and the economically devastating lockdown. Her husband, who had been eking out a daily income from selling old bottles to neighbors, was now cloistered at home.
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Published on 12/09/2020 by Puerto Parrot
Categories: Education, Society, Technology
Tags: children, COVID-19, Education, Kids, Philippine, School, students, System
How strongly can a song impact a people’s spirit and will in the pursuit of its national aspirations? The right song inspires. It unites. It motivates people to persevere. For us Filipinos, the song “Bayan Ko” has become our unofficial second anthem, especially in times of national trials and turmoil.
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Published on 13/09/2020 by Puerto Parrot
Categories: History, People, Society
Tags: Filipino, Foreign, language, National Anthem, Philippine, Spanish
The jeepney drivers and operators group Piston says it is ready for the eased social distancing protocols in the public transport sector, as it claims to consistently follow minimum health measures set by the Department of Transportation (DOTr). They are easing the minimum social distancing requirement in public transportation from one meter to 0.75 meters starting on Monday.
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Published on 13/09/2020 by Puerto Parrot
Categories: Health, Society
Tags: COVID-19, Jeepney
The chief of the Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development (DHSUD) assured that the rehabilitation of war-torn Marawi City will be completed by the end of next year. “The rehabilitation of Marawi City is on track and we can state that the rehabilitation will be completed by December of 2021,”
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Published on 11/09/2020 by Puerto Parrot
Categories: Communities, News and Events, Society
Tags: Marawi, rehabilitation
But for this to happen, University of the Philippines professor and OCTA Research Team fellow Dr. Guido David said people still need to not just sustain recent gains of stricter quarantine protocols but to double their efforts in following minimum health standards in this drawn-out battle against the coronavirus disease.
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Published on 08/09/2020 by Puerto Parrot
Categories: Health, Politics, Society
Tags: COVID-19, Manila
ebu City Councilor Philip Zafra is planning to propose an ordinance that would encourage agricultural development in the city. Zafra said that the coronavirus pandemic has showed that Cebu City is not secured with its food supply, relying on imports from the province and other regions for commodities.
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Published on 09/07/2020 by Puerto Parrot
Categories: Environment, News and Events, Society
Tags: agriculture, COVID-19
We’re in a catch-22 situation. I can understand the dilemma of the government on how to proceed in responding to the COVID-19 crisis. The pandemic has put the Philippines and most countries in a defensive position. That’s what the rules on preventing pandemics mandate—to be proactively defensive.
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Published on 30/06/2020 by Puerto Parrot
Categories: Business, News and Events, Society
Tags: COVID-19, Defense, government, students, System
Interior Secretary Eduardo Año has directed police officials to investigate and file charges against organizers of a street dance and religious procession in a sitio (subvillage) here, where a surge in new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) infections has been recorded.
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