The government encourages the public to participate in the third National Simultaneous Earthquake Drill on the 28th (Photo from DILG Central Office)
At exactly 9:00 AM sirens will be sounded all over the metro to signal the start of the drill. The government urges the public to use the hash tag #PAGYANIG to spread the word regarding the activity.
FDA warns public against 6 air fresheners
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warns the public to refrain from buying six air freshener brands that may cause serious health problems to its users.
The said imported brands failed to indicate English or Filipino translations of its label instructions thus violating the Administrative Order 311 or the Labeling Requirements of Hazardous Substances. Lack of information like the chemical ingredients and precautionary words like “danger” or “warning” may cause harm to users.
The products identified by FDA are Die Zhuang Jasmine Perfume Air Freshener 470 ml green pressurized can; Die Zhuang Lemon Perfume Air Freshener 470 ml yellow pressurized can; Stick On Car Air Freshener Lavender 35 g plastic jar; Wanjia Air Freshener Lemon 2×60 g yellow plastic jar enclosed in cardboard packaging material; Wanjia Air Freshener Jasmine 60g plastic jar with green cap; and Wanjia Air Freshener Lavender 60 g purple plastic jar.
QC officials warn market owners
QC Mayor Bautista warns markets to comply with proper documentation (Photo by Writer)
Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista warns market
owners in the city to either comply with their business requirements or close for good.
Out of the 30 private markets in the city, Bautista said that only Super Palengke in Project 8 and the Arayat Market in Cubao passed the requirements. The rest failed to complete various documentations including health and sanitation permits, business permits, environmental clearances, or discharge permits.
Bautista gives the remaining markets until before the end of the year to comply. The mayor also stresses that the purpose of the move is to encourage owners to improve their businesses rather than face closure.
NAIA EXPRESS WAY now open and free
NAIA expressway now ready to be used (Photo from Department of Transportation – Philippines)
The government announced that the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Expressway is now open and will be free for the first month. Linking terminals 1 and 2 that pass through Parañaque to Macapagal Blvd. and PAGCOR Entertainment City in Pasay are now ready to be used by the public.
Meanwhile, it is strictly advised to turn up early in the airport for passengers to have ample time for airport security and check in procedures and avoid missing their flights. PAL encourages its passengers a lead time of two hours for local flights and three hours for international ones.
HEALTH ALERT NEWS
September 28 is World Rabies Day
September 28 is World Rabies Day. Celebrated in the country and around the world, this years’ theme is Rabies: Educate. Vaccinate. Eliminate. The World Health Organization, together with other countries around the world, aims to educate the community about the dangers of rabies and hopes to eliminate the case of rabies-related death by 2030.
Various activities including free or discounted spay and neuter as well as anti-rabies vaccination can be found at RabiesFreePH2020 Facebook Page.
Cheaper, faster medicines for employees
Cheaper medicines for select private and public employees
Landbank Mobile Loan Saver in partnership with RiteMed launched their new project Tamang Alaga TXTMed program. The program aims to provide a faster way to avail of affordable medicines to employees who have a Landbank payroll account.
Public and private employees, except teachers, military, and police personnel, can apply for a loan and once it is approved they can order the medicine online provided by RiteMed at a discounted price. The medicine will be delivered in their respective offices and the payment will be done via deductions from their payroll. This program will help those employees in emergency situations that need medicines and cannot provide outright cash payments.
The service will be available by the last quarter of the year.
AIR TRAFFIC NEWS
Air Asia adds new Airbus into its family
AirAsia introduces newer and better aircrafts.
AirAsia officially introduced Airbus A320neo as its newest addition to its collection of aircrafts. The A320neo has Space Flex Cabin features and comes with better leg rooms and smart lavatory and accessible toilet giving the passengers a very comfortable ride. It also burns less fuel, thus making it friendly to the environment.
AirAsia ordered 575 units of A320neo from Airbus and 172 are now already being used on its regular flights.
TRADE FAIRS, EXPOS, CONVENTIONS
Meet your favorite cosplayers at Cosplay Manila 2016 (Photo from Cosplay PH)
Anime lovers will be delighted because Cosplay Manila 2016 will be happening on October 1 and 2 at the SMX Convention Center. Participants can dress up as their favorite characters and get the chance to meet like-minded anime fanatics.
Aside from the colorful costumes, cosplay icons like Kaname, Ruka, and Hiko will also be in the event to do some meet-and-greets with the fans. Ticket information can be found at cosplaymania.com.
Lanzones will be in abundance this week as the fruit goes in season. The sweet rounds are available in the markets and will make a perfect afternoon snack. Lanzones are not just a solution to one’s sweet tooth but a source of vitamins to keep the body healthy.