JAKARTA, INDONESIA-BAGAMAN sinira-siraan, pinagpasa pasahan at hindi pinansin sa sariling bayan ipinagpatuloy pa rin ang hangaring makatulong mawakasan ang umiiral na pandemya na bumibiktima hindi lang sa sarili nitong bansa kundi pati sa buong daigdig.

Walang kuskos balungos na inasikaso at tinanggap ng pamahalaan ng bansang ito ang Fabunan Antiviral Injection (FAI) at kasalukuyang nasa clinical trial na ang nasabing paraan upang mawakasan ang pananalasa ng Corona Virus o COVID-19.

Tinanggap ng Ministri ng kalusugan ng bansang Indonesia sina Dr. Willy Fabunan at G. Mario Marcos sa pamamagitan ng imbitasyon ni Dr. Agusdini Banun Saptaningsih Apt., MARS- ang Direktor ng Pharmaceutical Production and Distribution bahagi ng Kementerian Kesehatan Republik Indonesia (Ministry of Health of the Republic of Indonesia) Direktorat Jenderal Kefarmasian Dan Alat Kesehatan (Directorate General of Pharmaceutical and Medical Devices).

Ayon kay G. Marcos, mula sa kanyang facebook post, nauna munang makipag online meeting muna sa kanila ang Ministri ng Kalusugan ng Indonesia bago sila pinapunta sa bansang ito upang mag present ng Fabunan Antiviral Injection.

Dahil nasa clinical trial na ang FAI ngayon sa bansang ito at inaasahan nilang agad ng magagamit para wakasan ang COVID-19 sa bansang ito, nasa pipeline nina Dr. Fabunan ang mga bansang Thailand, South Korea, Taiwan at Italy sa mga susunod na aalukin nila para sa kanilang teknolohiyang medikal kontra COVID-19.

Sina Dr. Fabunan ay pamilya ng mga doktor at may rehistrado at establisadong Pharmaceutical Company na naka base sa Estados Unidos ng Amerika at nakilala sa paglikha ng mga gamot kontra at pag aaral ukol sa mga viruses at malalang sakit na dulot ng mga ito..

Mula sa detalye buhat kay G. Mario Marcos at Mj Balaguer ng DZMJ Online///Abdul malik bin ismail, +639262261791, abdulmalikbinismail685@gmail.com



5 June 2020

DOTr goes digital; to harness best practices in technology for seamless transactions, limit human intervention

MANILA – The four sectors of the Department of Transportation (DOTr): Road Transport; Railways; Maritime; and Aviation are shifting to the “new normal” through digitalization and by harnessing the best practices in technological advancements in different transactions.

The move is in line with the safety precautionary measures being prescribed by health authorities to contain the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). These include measures such as physical distancing or limiting direct human-to-human intervention.

While other measures are in place for the continuous development of the country’s transport system, Transport Secretary Arthur Tugade said the agency will also ensure that the public transportation sector will not become a transmission vector of the disease.

“While the mandate of the Department of Transportation is to provide transportation, mobility and convenience among the population, we are vested with the responsibility that we must help in preventing the spread of COVID-19,” the transportation chief said.

In the Road sector, several transactions will be made online and through cashless payments.

Starting 16 June 2020, the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) will launch in Metro Manila the Public Transport Online Processing System (PTOPS), which will allow services to be made accessible online.

Meanwhile, the Land Transportation Office will implement digital transactions made through the Land Transportation Management System (LTMS). Through the system, application for driver/conductor’s renewal of license, requests for revision of records, and requests for Certificate of No Apprehension can be processed online.

Additionally, cashless transactions will also be implemented in public utility vehicles (PUVs), taxis, and Transport Network Vehicle Services (TNVS) through Automatic Fare Collection System (AFCS). This is carried out through the support of various payment solutions companies, whose mobile applications have also features that allow contact tracing of passengers.

Further, electronic toll collection will also be made through the mandatory use of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tags on all PUVs using tollways and expressways.

In the Railways sector, services will undergo total digitalization. This includes online reservations or train ticket purchases. Passengers can also opt to use cards or use digital payment options.

In addition to this, rail networks will also expand the use of artificial intelligence on its infrastructure. This method will be of great benefit for massive scanning and temperature profiling, automated contact tracing, human to human contact detection or detection of social distancing violations, face mask detection, and frequent contact surface analysis.

In the Maritime sector, the Automated Passenger Ticketing System will soon be implemented. The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) will automate passenger ticketing in all its passenger terminals nationwide to avoid face-to-face ticketing transactions.

The pilot testing of the system started on March this year and is targeted to be operational by the fourth quarter of 2020.

There will also be an integration of all payment platforms into one system covering all PPA terminals to limit face-to-face cargo transactions.

Further, a centralized vessel tracking and port surveillance system called the National Port Monitoring Center will be implemented. This will be used to monitor vessel and port activities as part of border control and protection.

Lastly, in the Aviation sector, the use of Virtual Air Traffic Control (ATC) Tower is being considered.

Te use of remote virtual towers allows ATC services to be provided away from the airport, instead of airport towers. The said advanced technology is heavily looked into to ensure that passenger safety will not be compromised.

“We are gearing to a future wherein technological advancement will be highly optimized. As we gradually shift to the “new normal,” we have to adapt digitalization in most of the things we do so that we can move forward and achieve healing faster,” Secretary Tugade expressed.


4 June 2020

All 34 elevators, 44 escalators, now operational in MRT-3 stations

All 34 elevators, and 44 out of 46 escalators are now operational in Metro Rail Transit (MRT)-3 stations.

To recall, prior to the massive MRT-3 rehabilitation works under Japanese contractor Sumitomo-Mitsubishi Heavy Industries-TESP, only 19 out of the 46 escalators, and 27 out of 34 elevators were operational.

“The Department of Transportation (DOTr) and the MRT-3 remain firm on our promise to bring back the original state of the rail line’s services. Though the COVID-19 pandemic suspended our revenue operations, we took measures in coordination with the IATF to ensure that the rehabilitation and maintenance of MRT-3 continued,” DOTr Undersecretary for Railways TJ Batan said.

Meanwhile, MRT-3 Director for Operations assured that the two (2) remaining escalators will be fixed soonest, once needed spare parts arrive in the country, noting that production and delivery was put on hold as a result of global COVID-19 pandemic lockdowns.

“The two (2) remaining escalators will be fixed once the needed parts have been delivered in the country, as they were held up due to restrictions from COVID-19,” Dir. Capati explained.

Further, the MRT-3 has continued its rail replacement works during the enforcement of the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) and MECQ period. 40,860 out of 65,892 (62.01%) linear meters of rails have been completed as of 2 June 2020, out of which 9,216 (13.98%) linear meters of rails were completed during the ECQ and MECQ.

With this, the MRT-3 targets to complete its rail replacement works by September this year, several months ahead of its February 2021 target date.