Philippines conducts marine patrols to check presence of Chinese research ships

03/04/2024

MANILA (Reuters) – The Philippines on Monday deployed a coastguard vessel to carry out a two-week patrol mission in waters north and east of the country to intensify its maritime presence and check on Chinese research vessels…

Fuel prices rise by 50¢ per liter amid Russia export ban

Meg Adonis 03/04/2024

MANILA, Philippines —Fuel pump prices will increase by P0.50 per liter starting Tuesday, March 5, due to Russia’s six-month export ban. However, diesel prices will decrease by P0.40 per liter and kerosene by P0.35 per liter, as…

Marcos starts 4-day visit in Melbourne for Asean summit

Donna Pazzibugan 03/04/2024

MELBOURNE—President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. arrived in Australia at 7:15 p.m. (4:15 p.m. Manila time) on Sunday to start the four-day second part of his visit. He, along with the first lady Liza Araneta-Marcos and their official delegation,…

Philippines foreign secretary to China: ‘Stop harassing us’

Agence France Presse 03/04/2024

Philippine foreign minister Enrique Manalo told AFP on Monday that his country wants to solve maritime disputes with China peacefully — but delivered a simple message to Beijing: “stop harassing us”. Speaking on the sidelines of an…

Pagasa: No tropical cyclone expected this week

John Eric Mendoza 03/04/2024

MANILA, Philippines —Meteorologists from Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said on Monday that there’s no expected tropical cyclone activity within the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) for the remainder of the week. Obet Badrina,…

‘Safe streets’ for Cebuanos eyed by ex-PDEA regional chief

Niña Mae C. Oliverio 03/04/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines — As early as January this year, several personalities have expressed their interest in running for mayoral position in Cebu City for the 2025 midterm polls. One of those planning to be aspirants for…

Colon Night Market resumes March 1 to April 14 from Friday to Sunday

Niña Mae C. Oliverio 03/04/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The well-known night market in downtown Cebu City resumed last Friday, March 1. This was announced by Maria Pino, head of the city’s Garbo Asenso Sumbanan Alyansa (Gasa) and the person behind the…

Three billionaires seal $3.3 billion deal to build PH’s ‘most expansive’ LNG facility

Meg Adonis 03/04/2024

Three major power companies in the country have come together to launch a $3.3-billion (P184.89 billion) deal to build the Philippines’ inaugural and most extensive liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility in Batangas province. This initiative aims to…

Presyo Merkado: Current prices of food in Metro Cebu markets

Niña Mae Oliverio 03/04/2024

Presyo Merkado is a daily guide to the prices of goods in different markets around Metro Cebu. Stay updated by checking our site and social media platforms every morning. (UPDATED) CEBU CITY, Philippines — In case you…

Israel airstrike kills 5-month-old twins in Rafah

Associated Press 03/04/2024

RAFAH, Gaza Strip — It took 10 years and three rounds of in vitro fertilization for Rania Abu Anza to become pregnant, and only seconds for her to lose her five-month-old twins, a boy and a girl.…

Lapu-Lapu road clearing: Ahong promises relocation to 53 vendors near Plaza Rizal

Futch Anthony Inso 03/03/2024

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu – The Lapu-Lapu City Government is currently looking for an alternative vending site for approximately 53 vendors who will be displaced by a road clearing operation near Plaza Rizal in Barangay Poblacion. The planned…

Gov’t readies new discount guidelines for seniors, PWDs

Alden Monzon 03/03/2024

The national government is crafting new guidelines to expand the monthly discount cap on grocery items and prime commodities for senior citizens and persons with disabilities (PWDs). Cherryl Carbonell, officer in charge of the Department of Trade…

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