High-heat cooking, overly done meat could increase blood pressure

AP 05/13/2018

Heating grilled or barbecued meats too often, and cooking those meats too well done, could increase the risk of high blood pressure, according to new research. A study released March 21 compared people who eat open-flame, high-temperature…

No price increase on vegetables amid summer

Nestle Semilla 05/09/2018

The Department of Agriculture in Central Visayas (DA-7) director Salvador Diputado said that there has been no increase of prices of vegetables and crops in Central Visayas. Diputado added that most of the vegetables available in the…

DOE-7 expects power demand increase this summer

Futch A. Inso 04/17/2018

The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) has recorded a slight increase on the demand of electricity this summer season. Although Department of Energy in Central VIsayas (DOLE-7) said that the power situation in the Visayas…

More treatment hubs for HIV as cases increase

Nestle L. Semilla 04/04/2018

THERE are now more treatment facilities for those afflicted by the Human Immunodeficiency Virus – Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome ( HIV-AIDS). The Department of Health (DOH-7) regional office has also increased access for testing and screening of…

Depression could increase risk of serious heart rhythm condition

AP 03/25/2018

PEOPLE with symptoms of depression or who take antidepressants have a 30 percent increased risk of developing a type of irregular heartbeat called atrial fibrillation that increases the risk for stroke, a new study says. The research,…

Trade deficit widens as imports increase

Inquirer.net 02/11/2018

A SUSTAINED double-digit jump in imports and a continued decline in merchandise exports widened the trade deficit to a record-high $4.02 billion in December. Preliminary data released by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) Friday showed that the…

IS CEBU READY FOR CHINESE TOURISTS?

Chris Evert Ruffolo 02/10/2018

The arrival of Chinese tourists in Cebu and neighboring areas in Central Visayas continue to increase, data from the Department of Tourism in the region (DOT-7) showed. However, given the influx of Chinese tourists, fueled by the…

INCREASE IS FROM P2-P3 PER LITER: OIL PRICES HAVE RISEN

Futch Anthony Inso, Jose Santino S. Bunachita 01/29/2018

Citrasco mulls P10 fare hike instead of P12.50; higher bus fare starts Feb. 1 As early as the second week of January, rent-a-car driver Dexter Lalican already observed an increase in the price of petroleum products in…

Uber PH joins queue to increase ride share fees

Inquirer.net 01/29/2018

UBER Philippines is seeking increased fare for its popular affordable vehicle category as drivers feel the pinch of higher fuel prices and new regulations. The move came after rival Grab also sought to increase fare earlier this…

CEBU BUS FARE INCREASE LOOMS

Jessa Mae O. Sotto, Morexette B. Erram 01/15/2018

TRAIN LAW EFFECT There are many travel options for anyone bound for San Remigio, a third-class town 80 kilometers northwest of Cebu City, For Riva Masbate, taking the bus is the most budget-friendly. But the weekly trip…