Mercedes cautious despite a commanding victory in Spain

AP 05/14/2018

BARCELONA, Spain — Mercedes got the commanding victory it had been seeking all season. Lewis Hamilton put on a strong performance at the Spanish Grand Prix on Sunday, showing his team was back in business after a…

Castillano assures peaceful election despite ambush of Daanbantayan mayor

Doris Mae C. Mondragon 05/13/2018

Cebu Provincial Elections Supervisor Lionel Marco Castillano assured voters in Daanbantayan town, northern Cebu that the Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections on Monday (May 14) will be secured. This, after the convoy of Provincial Board Member…

SC: No constitutional crisis despite CJ ouster without impeachment trial

Inquirer.net 05/12/2018

The Supreme Court dismissed warnings that a constitutional crisis could arise if it would allow the removal of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno without an impeachment trial. In its 153-page decision that disqualified Sereno from holding the…

No drop in tourist arrivals on Boracay despite closure plan

Inquirer.net 03/28/2018

ILOILO CITY — There has been no marked decline in tourist arrivals on Boracay Island despite the looming closure of the world-famous destination. But arrivals were expected to drop next month as cancellations of bookings had increased.…

Public advised: Despite Caloy, be mindful of the heat

Rosalie O. Abatayo 03/27/2018

Despite the presence of Tropical Storm Caloy in the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR), Cebuanos are advised to still be mindful of the heat. Engineer Al Quiblat of the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa)…

Ghouta reels from strikes, clashes despite ceasefire call

AFP 02/26/2018

DESPERATE civilians trapped in one of the most ferocious assaults of Syria’s civil war awaited aid and medical help Monday after regime air strikes pounded rebel-held Eastern Ghouta despite UN ceasefire demands. More than 500 people have…

IT, BPO still growing despite slow internet

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 02/22/2018

Business will continue for those in the information technology (IT) and business process outsourcing (BPO) industries even if the Philippines has been lagging behind other Asian countries in terms of internet connectivity and speed. However, local stakeholders…

Despite dwindling stock, NFA to distribute rice to calamity areas

Jessa Mae O. Sotto, Morexette B. Erram 02/16/2018

About two weeks since it stopped distributing rice to retailers, the National Food Authority in Central Visayas (NFA-7) has decided to distribute NFA rice to areas affected by Typhoon Basyang. NFA-7 Information Officer Olma Marie Bayno said…

Despite huge win over TNT, Alas still worried

Inquirer.net 02/07/2018

Phoenix Petroleum brought down another PBA Philippine Cup powerhouse on Wednesday night, and it gives Louie Alas more concern more than basking on what his Fuel Masters just achieved. “My main concern is that after winning big,…

Cebu auto dealers bullish despite new tax scheme

Brian Mikhael J. Ochoa 01/08/2018

Cebu’s car dealers are confident sales will remain good this year despite the implementation of the new tax scheme on automobiles. According to some of Cebu’s auto executives, Cebuanos by now would have been already prepared for…

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