Categories
Government

TAIWAN COMPANY TO PRODUCE 1,000 VENTILATORS, 2.5M FACE MASKS TO SUPPORT PH’S FIGHT VS COVID-19 – LOPEZ

New Kinpo Group (NKG) CEO, Simon Shen, recently informed the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) of its immediate plans for its Philippine subsidiary, Cal-Comp Philippines to produce medical-grade face masks and ventilators solely for the Philippine market in light of the current COVID-19 crisis. DTI Secretary Ramon Lopez and Board of Investments (BOI) Managing […]

Categories
Politics

IMPLEMENT NAT’L ID SYSTEM FOR QUICKER HEALTH, CALAMITY RESPONSE – GATCHALIAN

The government needs to fast track the implementation of the national ID system for a quicker health and calamity response in the future to prevent a repeat of the mistakes committed in tracing suspected COVID-19 patients, Senator Win Gatchalian said. The law, which was signed by President Rodrigo Duterte in August 2018, aims to create […]

Categories
Government

DOT WELCOMES LIFTING OF TAIWAN TRAVEL BAN – ROMULO-PUYAT

The Department of Tourism (DOT) welcomed the lifting of the travel ban to Taiwan to minimize the impact of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) global threat on the local tourism industry. “The lifting of the travel ban on Taiwan is highly assuring and we hope that the (Covid-19) crisis would soon be resolved, worldwide. Ultimately, the […]

Categories
Politics

TAIWAN TRAVEL BAN LIFTING TO BENEFIT OFWS — ABANTE

Minority Leader Rep. Benny Abante Jr. on Saturday welcomed the government’s decision to remove Taiwan from the list of areas covered by the country’s travel ban, saying the move would benefit the 120,000 overseas Filipino workers in Taiwan and help lessen the impact of the COVID-19 coronavirus on the economy. “This is good news for […]

Categories
Politics

GORDON TO LONE PH FACE MASK MANUFACTURER: ADD MORE MACHINES TO MEET DEMAND

Amid the outbreak of the novel coronavirus or 2019-nCOV which has triggered an increased demand for face masks, Senator Dick Gordon called on the country’s lone manufacturer of medical masks to ensure that they are able to meet the high demand. Gordon said MedTecs Group, which produces masks and other personal protective equipment and medical […]

Categories
Politics

SBMA AND TAIWAN SHOULD RALLY INVESTMENTS FOR SUBIC BAY FREEPORT ZONE — GORDON

Senator Dick Gordon called on the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) and the Taiwanese business community to work on attracting more investments in the Subic Bay Freeport Zone. Speaking as guest of honor at the grand opening of Yubantec, Gordon pointed out that Taiwanese investors are now realizing that the Philippines is a very good […]