Perks of getting the jab: DTI eyes increasing capacity for establishments with fully vaxxed workers

Trade Secretary Mon Lopez said the IATF may consider allowing stores with fully vaccinated personnel with greater operating capacity so they can go back to normal after more than a year of pandemic restrictions.

“Puwede naming pag-usapan pa sa IATF. Kasi parang… puwede kang magdagdag technically, theoretically ng capacity kung safe naman ang mga tao doon, bakunado na,” Lopez said. “That could be another policy, pero hindi pa sa ngayon.”

Currently, stores which secured a safety seal accreditation can operate at 10% more than the capacity allowed by the IATF.

NGO blames drop in aquaculture production on PAP imports ban

Tugon Kabuhayan, a nongovernment organization advocating for food security and sustainable food production, has blamed the decline in aquaculture production in the second quarter on the import ban on processed animal proteins (PAPs) which was recently lifted by the Department of Agriculture.