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Bacolod City, Philippines Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Kadiwa markets  generate P1.5M
BY MARCHEL P. ESPINA
Local farmers generated P1,514,728 in sales at the Kadiwa markets, barely two weeks after their establishment in the region, Remelyn Recoter, Department of Agriculture in Western Visayas director, said yesterday.

    The DA has rolled out Kadiwa ni Ani at Kita marketing initiatives in Western Visayas to provide income to farmers, and to make fruits, vegetables, and fishery products accessible to residents even with the implementation of the enhanced community quarantine, she said.

    In Negros Occidental, the DA partnered with the provincial government and the Eco Agri Foundation in organizing the “Negrense: Kadiwa ni Ani at Kita” market, that provides marketing convenience to residents of Bacolod City through the use of digital media platforms, Recoter said.

    From April 1 to 8, except on Sunday, they were able to earn P612,199 from selling vegetables, spices, eggs, meat, and poultry products to walk-in and home delivery clients, she said.

    “We are happy to note that the consuming public in Bacolod City is patronizing Kadiwa products, and Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson said this marketing scheme will go beyond ECQ,” she said.

    The Negrense Kadiwa Market has partnered with delivery and rider companies in the city, such as Grab, Tinderoo, Juan Ride, Maid in Bacolod, and Tapao.ph Delivery.

    So far, the highest sales recorded in a day was on April 7 at P131,835.

    In Iloilo City, the Kadiwa on Wheels earned P902,529 from March 31 to April 11, Recoter said.

    The DA also issues food pass stickers, Inter-Agency Task Force car pass, and identification cards to suppliers and truckers to enable the unhampered movement of agricultural products within Western Visayas, she added.*


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PLDT-Smart enables free
StaySafe.ph

In line with its continuing support for digital COVID-19 response initiatives, PLDT Inc. through its Enterprise Group is providing Smart, TNT and Sun subscribers with free access to StaySafe.ph – a newly launched emergency response website for COVID-19 developed by Multisys Technologies Corporation.

 StaySafe.ph is a website that allows its users to protect their loved ones and community by voluntarily answering a series of questions about  their health status without disclosing their personal identity.  Based on the users’ responses, the online platform classifies individuals as being in good health, or experiencing mild symptoms or severe conditions, a press release from PLDT said.

 This information will enable health care providers of local governments and private sector organizations to assist people with COVID-related health concerns.  The data will also be translated into a “heat map” which shows health authorities the distribution of possible COVID cases in different areas. This real-time information can help authorities take the proper actions to control the pandemic, the press release added.

 StaySafe.ph also launched its mobile application version that will be available for Android and iOS devices. Access to the said application will also be free of charge for Smart subscribers, it said.*

 


TP work-at-home solution
enables business continuity

With the increased concerns among companies regarding their  employees’ health and safety due to COVID-19, Teleperformance has shifted to work-at-home solution as part of its business continuity strategy.
 
In a recent blog, Terry Rybolt, Teleperformance’s Work-at-Home Global Deployment Managing Director, said that Work-at-Home solutions are the safest way to keep employees out of harm’s way and avoid service interruptions when the unexpected occurs, a press release from the firm said.
 
The many benefits of Teleperformance’s Work-at-Home solutions are unparalleled in today’s times. For clients, it offers significant operational flexibility, as well as increased employee motivation. In addition, our Work-at-Home solutions positively impact the physical safety of our interaction experts: simply working from home reduces the risks of contracting any illness – not just COVID-19. Our work-at-home employees enjoy greater scheduling flexibility, allowing them to achieve a healthier work-life balance and encouraging higher employee satisfaction and productivity – while also expanding the talent pool for our clients, the press release added.
 
 

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