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Entrepreneurs finding a fresh start on Lazada

The pandemic has definitely changed the way of life for everyone, especially for businesses. But Filipinos have always been a resilient bunch, especially during times of crisis. Since the onslaught of the quarantine measures, the platform has been onboarding over 3x more sellers daily. We take a look at some stories of entrepreneurs who have found a fresh start through eCommerce, as well as online sellers getting a second chance at success. From the fridge to your doorstep Gone are the days when the only place to get fresh fruits, meat, and vegetables were at your local markets. Nowadays, technology makes it easier for consumers to shop for fresh ingredients with a few taps on …

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Sagada rejects filming request for Duterte’s SONA

MANILA, Philippines — The scenic, famed municipality of Sagada in Mountain Province has turned away the request of movie director Joyce Bernal to shoot footage of the locality for the background of the President’s State of the Nation Address this year.         In a letter dated July 5 posted on its official Facebook page addressed to the coordinator of Bernal’s Team, the local government declined the request since all tourist sites remain closed and the booking of guests is still suspended.   It also said that entry of guests from high-risk areas such as Metro Manila is likewise prohibited.   The Sagada …

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Meralco to refund consumers who paid their installment plan in full

MANILA, Philippines — Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) consumers, who are entitled to pay in installments but paid their bills in full even through their credit cards, may refund their pay. Meralco chief executive officer and president Ray Espinosa announced this on Monday during the hearing of the Senate committee on energy inquiring into the surge in the monthly bills of its consumers during the lockdown. “Madam Senator, doon po naman sa mga nagbayad in full ng kanilang bill, bagamat sila ay entitled sa installment plan na six or four installments, meron din po kaming advisory na kung nagbayad kayo at gusto niyong mag installment plan, ire-refund po…

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Group files petition vs anti- terror law before high court

Credit to Author: Jomar Canlas, TMT| Date: Mon, 06 Jul 2020 02:15:14 +0000

A group of lawyers and civic leaders filed a petition challenging the legality of the Anti-Terrorism law before the Supreme Court (SC). Human rights lawyer and law professor and lecturer Howard Calleja appeared before the high court on Monday to seek the nullification of certain provisions of the law. The other petitioners include former Education […]

Taj Mahal remains shut as India reports record daily virus cases

Credit to Author: Agence France-Presse| Date: Mon, 06 Jul 2020 01:34:38 +0000

NEW DELHI: India’s top tourist attraction the Taj Mahal will remain shut, officials said Sunday, as the vast nation registered a record daily number of coronavirus cases and opened a sprawling treatment centre in the capital to fight the pandemic. The health ministry reported just under 25,000 cases and 613 deaths in 24 hours — […]

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