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The effects of the pandemic proved to be devastating for the online travel booking company.
Businesses both big and small have been feeling the brunt of the COVID-19 pandemic for months on end. So grave is the widespread reach of the virus that even behemoth American fashion brands Neiman Marcus and J.Crew were forced to file for
Shopping let's you help PGH, too!
Purveyor of artisanal local goods ArteFino has just found a new online home. True to its commitment of supporting homegrown brands, the collective created an e-commerce platform in a bid to keep such local enterprises afloat, especially during this time of COVID-19.Artefino
Here's where you can go and when.
As Metro Manila eases up public transport and travel restrictions for the General Community Quarantine effective on June 1, here's some good news for people who have been wanting to leave the metro. Cebu Pacific announced on May 30 that select local
These businesses will finally be allowed to open under the general community quarantine.
It looks like life is easing back to almost-normal. The president Rodrigo Duterte announced yesterday, May 28, that Metro Manila will shift to a GCQ, or general community quarantine, come June 1. On almost total lockdown since mid-March, the GCQ would allow more non-essential
Finally, you can get a proper cut!
Since Metro Manila was placed under modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) on May 16, many businesses and establishments have been permitted to reopen, although industries still deemed dangerous or inessential such as cultural centers, fitness studios, and personal care establishments continue to be been banned
Bea Alonzo, Sharon Cuneta support Angel Locsin's mass-testing fundraiser.
A number of big stars are supporting the auction being mounted by Angel Locsin in order to raise funds for mass testing of COVID-19. On May 18, the 35-year-old actress and humanitarian announced the comeback of her fundraising initiative Shop & Share
A Senate bill was filed to strengthen freelancers.
Here’s some good news for all the freelancers out there. Senate Bill 1469, also known as the National Digital Careers Act, has been filed in the Philippine Senate with the goal of establishing a legal framework for freelancers and strengthening the practice
Back to work and back to traffic!
A modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) was enforced in the National Capital Region starting last Saturday, May 16. And while that caused traffic congestion over the weekend with the reopening of malls, it looks like more cars are back on the road today, May 18,
American retail stores continue to collapse amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Fresh off the heels of J.Crew declaring bankruptcy, yet another American retail store is begrudgingly following suit. Luxury department chain Neiman Marcus filed for the same this Thursday in a report by the New York Times.However, the company assured patrons that they
Unless a vaccine for COVID-19 becomes available, Philippines will be under GCQ after the ECQ ends.
While the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) will be implemented in Metro Manila until May 15, 2020, some parts of the country that are considered low-risk areas have already been placed under general community quarantine (GCQ) since May 1. Areas under GCQ have
It comes after the arrest of a barangay councilor who was caught on video refusing to release cash aid in full.
After President Rodrigo Duterte addressed the nation Monday night, May 4, 2020, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque has offered on national television a P30,000 reward for any information exposing corrupt local government officials amid the COVID-19 crisis.He announced shortly after the President’s closing
The country is gearing up for the new normal after COVID-19.
South Korea is preparing to bring back some semblance to normalcy for its citizens. Starting Wednesday, May 6, 2020, the country is set to relax their social distancing rules and switch to "routine-life distancing" instead, given how its government efforts were able
The retailer's filing could be as soon as a few days.
J.Crew, the go-to retailer for everything from jeans and jackets to sneakers and suits, is reportedly preparing to file for bankruptcy.CNBC reports that the clothing company's filing could be as soon as a few days. According to the report, the group has been
It generates dates on when the pandemic will end for a particular country.
A projection using A.I. (artificial intelligence) technology by the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) has predictions on when the coronavirus pandemic will end, reports Mashable SEA.The projections are based on the use of A.I. technology and world data from Our
It might take a while before you can get a haircut.
Department of Trade and Industry Secretary Ramon Lopez said on April 27 that there must be new health protocols for salons and barbershops before being allowed to resume operations in areas under general community quarantine (GCQ) on May 1.Before grooming establishments can
This is due to the extension of the Enhanced Community Quarantine until May 15.
President Rodrigo Duterte announced last Friday, April 24, that the Enhanced Community Quarantine will be extended until May 15 throughout the National Capital Region, and particular areas in Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. In light of this, the US Embassy in Manila has
It augments the initial P4 Million cash aid to displaced artists.
The National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) has approved a cumulative budget of P63.8 million to respond to the call for Bayanihan to Heal as One Act. This funding will augment NCCA's initial P4 million quick response cash assistance program.The NCCA's initial cash
"I never expected to see Shibuya and Shinjuku looking like this—almost like a ghost town."
For many travelers, a vacation in Tokyo, Japan is incomplete without seeing the bustling streets of the iconic Shibuya Crossing.Surrounded by huge digital billboards and buildings and located in front of the Shibuya train station, the sprawling intersection is popular with tourists
President Rodrigo Duterte is offering reward money if you discover a cure for COVID-19.
President Rodrigo Duterte is offering up to P10 million as reward money for any Filipino citizen than can create or discover a vaccine against COVID-19, said Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque in a press briefing on April 21."Inanunsyo po ng Pangulo na siya
Dr. Abundio Balgos is being honored as a Living Hero by the J. Amado Araneta Foundation.
At least one good thing that has come out of the coronavirus pandemic is the display of bravery and heroism from ordinary people. Front healthcare frontliners to supermarket staff, from military and police personnel to garbage disposal workers, the crisis proves that