Thursday , 9 April 2020

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TikTok Pledges $1 Million to PGH Medical Foundation

As the country continues to battle COVID-19, social media platform TikTok has pledged $1 million to the Philippine General Hospital Medical Foundation, Inc. (PGHMFI). The non-profit organization aims to help medical professionals by providing protective gear and equipment. The organization also functions as a conduit of donations from individuals, corporations, and other foundations to help PGH achieve its mission to …

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Google Donates $5 Million in Ad Credits to the Philippines

As part of its contribution to combatting COVID-19, Google is donating $5 million in ad credits to the Philippine government. The ad credits will be used to help key agencies in disseminating critical information related to the COVID-19 response and relief efforts. Aside from the ad credits, Google has updated its Maps app with commute routes for shuttles servicing frontliners, …

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Smart Rolls Out Free WiFi to COVID-19 Healthcare Facilities

It is part of Smart’s partnership with DPWH Having reliable internet connectivity is crucial for frontliners dealing with COVID-19. With DPWH opening new COVID-19 healthcare facilities, the government agency tapped Smart to provide carrier-grade, fiber-powered WiFi to five key venues: Philippine International Convention Center, Ninoy Aquino Stadium, World Trade Center, New Clark City in Tarlac, and Philippine Army Gymnasium in …

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How PLDT Home is Helping Filipinos During the Community Quarantine?

Ensuring that your family stays safe and comfortable during the community quarantine As we continue to be under community quarantine because of the COVID-19 pandemic, various companies are finding ways on how they can serve their customers despite the constraints. PLDT Home, for its part, remains committed to servicing its customers. Here’s how PLDT Home is strengthening its support to …

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Here’s the Breakdown of Cash Subsidies During the Luzon Lockdown

Here’s how much you can get One of the many provisions of the Bayanihan Heal As One Act is the provision for cash subsidies for low-income families. Pres. Rodrigo Duterte said during his press briefing last night that they have allocated Php 200 million in cash subsidies under the social amelioration program. Those covered under the program include senior citizens, …

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PLDT and PGH Launch 155200 Hotline Number

To supplement PGH’s COVID-19 Bayanihan Operations Center To help its operations towards addressing the COVID-19, Philippine General Hospital launched dedicated hotline number 155200 for its COVID-19 Bayanihan Operations Center. The number will provide assistance to the public and manage the influx of patients, and will serve as a channel for donations. The hotline number is a joint effort between UP-PGH’s …

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US Food and Drug Administration Approves Abbott Laboratories’ COVID-19 Testing Tool

It can detect results as fast as 5 minuctes After Abbott Laboratories announced its ID Now COVID-19 testing tool, the US Food and Drug Administration gave the green light to it with an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA). Currently available in the US, Abbott Laboratories claims that ID Now can detect COVID-19 results in 5 minutes for positive results and 13 …

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Google Commits $800 Million Towards Combatting COVID-19

A big chunk will come from ad credits Aside from launching a centralized COVID-19 search hub, Google announced that it is committing over $800 million to help small and medium businesses (SMBs), governments and health organizations in addressing the COVID-19 pandemic. The commitment includes $250 million in ad grants to help the World Health Organization (WHO) and various government agencies …

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You Can Rent a PC for Your Work-At-Home Needs

Need a good work PC? They got you covered Are you in need of a decent workstation for your work-at-home needs, but do not have enough funds (or time) to build your own? Internet Cafe ROG Home is offering a computer rental service for those who need a desktop PC for a certain period (ie. while on community quarantine). ROG …

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Canon Teams Up with PayMaya for Series Of Online Classes

Learn and help out at the same time! To kick off the month of April, Canon announced that it will be holding several online classes focused on photography and videography starting March 31. All classes will be hosted live at Canon’s Facebook page, and will cover various topics ranging from DIY photography and vlogging at home to learning new post-processing …

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Smart Rolls Out Additional Data Allocation for Postpaid Subscribers

Prepaid subscribers get load discounts, free access to select social media platforms As part of its growing list of efforts amidst the COVID-19 scare, Smart announced that it is offering additional data allocation for its postpaid subscribers. Depending on the Signature plan, subscribers get an additional 2.5GB to 60GB of data, valid for 30 days. This is Smart’s way of …

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Huawei Cloud Releases AI-Assisted Software to Detect COVID-19 Cases

And they are giving it to hospitals for free As part of the many efforts in helping out detect possible COVID-19 cases as soon as possible, Huawei Cloud, Huazhong University of Science & Technology and Lanwon Technology have worked on a new software that will help hospitals in detecting potential COVID-19 cases. Utilizing an AI-assisted version of CT scans, Huawei …

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How to Earn Money During the Month-Long Community Quarantine

Make the most out of the community quarantine! One of the bigger problems with the month-long community quarantine in Metro Manila is the supposed lack of money-making opportunities. If you have followed the news, the community quarantine has forced companies like ABS-CBN to halt their production of shows, cutting off jobs for a big chunk of freelancers and contractual employees. …

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Smart Gives Free Access to DoH’s nCoV Tracker

Better to get your info straight from legitimate sources The government recently declared Code Red as the number of confirmed cases of nCoV has risen to six. The figure may be small compared to other countries, but declaring Code Red is important to raise vigilance towards possible new nCoV cases. As a response, DoH has launched a nCoV tracker microsite …

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LPU and Tier One Entertainment Working on eSports Course

Another step towards promoting eSports in the Philippines Lyceum of the Philippines University will join the likes of De La Salle University and Ateneo de Manila University in crafting courses that focus on gaming. Recently, Tier One Entertainment shared a post on their official Instagram account that they are working with LPU for an eSports course. View this post on …

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