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Here's How To Wash Fruits and Veggies In The Time Of COVID

You don't need to wash it right away.
The coronavirus has everyone especially conscious about handwashing and hygiene. While it's great for our health, this isn't great for our food. Did you know that you should not be spraying disinfectants on food packaged in cardboard or plastic wrap? You might actually be doing ...

Chicken Meat May Soon Be Included In Relief Packs Distributed By LGUs

Poultry raisers nationwide are currently experiencing an oversupply.
If you've been receiving or have received relief packs from your local government unit (LGU) this quarantine, you may soon by getting a pack that includes chicken meat. Department of Agriculture (DA) secretary William Dar is urging LGUs and other government agencies ...

Late Night Food Deliveries Exempted from Metro Manila GCQ Curfew

You can satisfy all your food cravings day or night!
Food deliveries are allowed 24/7 in Metro Manila during the strict general community quarantine or GCQ and riders are exempted from the region-wide curfew, authorities said Thursday.Restaurants and fast-food chains can also operate for 24 hours, Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) General ...

No Filipino Should Go Hungry: Free Bread Will Be Given Away At These Gas Stations

Nutribun will be available at selected gas stations.
Drop by one of these bread kiosks in selected gas stations and you might score free bread. According to a press release on the San Miguel Corporation (SMC) website, selected gas stations in poor urban areas will have a bread kiosk where free bread will be available. The ...

Food Is Safe From Coronavirus, Don't Be Afraid, Says WHO

The virus dies during cooking.
The World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday urged people not to fear catching the novel coronavirus from food, after Chinese testers found traces on food and food packaging.The virus was found Tuesday in the Chinese city of Shenzhen during a routine check ...

Department Of Agriculture Issues New Prices For Galunggong, Rice, Eggs + More

Take note for your weekly food budget.
With the Philippine economy entering into a recession as the country braces itself for another stretch into the Coronavirus pandemic, households are more concerned than ever about budgeting for their basic necessities. To protect consumers and set precedent for market retailers, the Department of ...

Landers Pasig Branch Is Temporarily Closed For Social Distancing Violations

The temporary closure starts from July 21 and ends on July 27, 2020.
Pasig mayor Vico Sotto announced the temporary suspension of operations of the Landers Superstore Ugong branch for the failure of maintaining social distancing. This is part of the “General Work and Health Guidelines” found in Section 2 of the Executive Order PCG-25. In ...

You Can Help Our Local Farmers, Fishermen, And Restaurants Through This Weekend Market

This weekend market is a project started by the Department of Agriculture, Resto PH, and SM Supermalls.
The livelihood of our local farmers and fishermen are not spared from the COVID-19 pandemic. If you want to lend a helping hand, you can support them through a project called the “Farmers Produce," a project that aims to support farmers and fishermen, plus ...

Attention, Small Business Owners: DTI Says No Need for Tax Registration

Take note in case you own a small food business!
There's been a huge surge of small businesses and online shops opening since Metro Manila was placed under quarantine in March. With most people confined to their homes, local bakers and home cooks of all kinds have been looking to turn their ...

You Can Dine-In At Your Favorite Restos, Fast Food Joints Soon

The Department of Trade and Industry has guidelines you need to follow.
You will be able to dine-in at your favorite restaurant and fast food joints again when the metro modifies its quarantine status again on June 16. According to a press release from the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), the Inter-Agency Task Force against Emerging ...

Fast Food Meals May Become More Expensive As NTRC Pushes For Junk Food Tax

The government is considering imposing an excise tax on junk food.
The National Tax Research Center (NTRC) is considering imposing an excise tax on junk food. This is for the prevention of over-consumption of these products and at the same time help to raise money for the government.Numerous studies have shown that over-consumption of ...

How Much Should Basic Necessities Cost Now That The Price Freeze Is Lifted?

The nationwide price freeze was lifted May 15.
The 60-day nationwide price freeze on basic necessities has officially been lifted last night, May 15, at exactly 11:59 p.m. This is in accordance with the DA-DTI-DOH JMC 2020-01. The prices of products covered by these three Government departments (Department of Agriculture, Department of ...

Palace Says Street Vendors May Resume Work Under Modified Quarantine Measures

Social distancing is to be followed.
The Malacañang Palace says that street vendors, such as taho and balut vendors, will be allowed to resume work under the modified quarantine measures, as long as social distancing will be observed. This was mentioned by Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque in an ...

Tomatoes Are Dumped In Nueva Vizcaya Due To Travel Restrictions

Farmers are forced to sell their tomatoes for P8-P12 per kilo.
For a country that’s going through a pandemic, one of the things you’d least expect to see are truckloads of fresh produce left to rot. In a post by Ifugao Highland Farmers’ Forum, mountains of tomatoes were left at the Nueva Vizcaya ...

San Miguel To Donate P150-M Poultry Products To COVID-19-hit Communities

These communities are located where the company has its factories.
San Miguel Corporation (SMC) will be donating a total of P150-million worth of poultry products to the poor communities hit by the coronavirus. According to a GMA News report, San Miguel will be donating poultry products to the poor communities where the company ...

"Food Production Will Continue" Amid Extension Of The Enhanced Community Quarantine

The quarantine is extended until May 15, 2020 in select provinces in the Philippines.
The Malacañang Palace announced that the enhanced community quarantine is extended in select provinces until May 15, 2020 in a nationwide address today, April 24, 2020. ECQ is extended in Metro Manila, Benguet, Pangasinan, Bataan, Bulacan, Nueva Ecijia, Tarlac, Pampanga, Zambales, Batangas, Cavite, Oriental Mindoro, ...

The Department Of Agriculture Says The Philippines Has Enough Food Supply Until The End Of June

Secretary William Dar ensures that there is a steady food supply for the Philippines.
The Department of Agriculture’s (DA) Secretary William Dar says that there is enough food supply for the Philippines until the end of June 2020. Dar mentioned this during a virtual presser with DA Assistant Secretary Noel Reyes held on April 23 at the ...

This Is Not The Time To Be Wasting Food-Not Now, Not Ever

Here's what you can do.
During this ongoing global pandemic, one of the biggest concerns everyone has on their mind is food security. We’ve seen news of Filipinos begging for food, we felt outraged as farmers and food manufacturers from neighboring provinces encountered hiccups in delivering their harvest ...

AFP Deploys Mobile Kitchen To Feed QC Homeless During ECQ

Feeding the hungry.
If you live in Quezon City and happened to spot a pair of navy green 12-wheeler Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) trucks on April 20, don’t be alarmed. The military isn’t there to forcibly enforce the Luzon-wide enhanced community quarantine (ECQ)—at ...

DILG Advises LGUs Not To Impose Window Hours For Access To Markets, Groceries

It's probably doing more harm than good.
If you’ve noticed that lines at your local grocery, wet market, or pharmacy have been a lot longer than usual lately, it’s possible that your local government unit (LGU) has imposed window hours for accessing these establishments in an attempt to control the flow of ...
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