2nd Gentleman Douglas Emhoff to lead US delegation to Bongbong Marcos’ inauguration

Christia Marie Ramos 06/27/2022

MANILA, Philippines — United States Second Gentleman Douglas Emhoff, husband of Vice President Kamala Harris, will lead Washington’s delegation to the inauguration of President-elect Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. on June 30, the White House announced.  Emhoff was designated by…

Cebu guv disowns fake IG account

Morexette Marie B. Erram 06/27/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia on Monday, June 27, disowned what seemed to be a fake Instagram account being used to solicit funds. Garcia, in a post on her official Facebook account, said she…

Heavy rainfall triggers Mount Bulusan lahar flow

Ma. April Mier-Manjares 06/27/2022

LEGAZPI CITY — The Philippine Institute of Seismology and Volcanology (Phivolcs) on Monday said rain-triggered lahar flow occurred on the southwestern slopes of Mount Bulusan in Irosin, Sorsogon. In an advisory issued at 1 a.m., Phivolcs said a small-volume…

China looks to Bongbong Marcos to revive oil exploration talks

DJ Yap, Tina G. Santos 06/27/2022

MANILA, Philippines — China is ready to revive negotiations on joint oil exploration with “the new Philippine government,” as it maintained that this was still the “right way” for both countries to manage their maritime differences in…

New undersea fiber optic cable to boost PLDT capacity

Tyrone Jasper Piad 06/27/2022

Manuel Pangilinan-led PLDT Inc. is set to activate next month its 14,000-kilometer submarine fiber optic cable system, which is seen to support its data center capacity. The US-Transpacific Jupiter cable system will increase the fully integrated telecommunication…

Libreng Sakay extension for select provincial buses in CV ended on June 25 – LTFRB-7

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 06/26/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — There will be no more Libreng Sakay for selected provincial buses and routes in Central Visayas as of Saturday, June 25, 2022.  This was after the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board in…

Singapore eases movement curbs for migrant workers

Agence France Presse 06/26/2022

SINGAPORE – Migrant workers in Singapore no longer need special permission to leave their dormitories from Friday, after two years of coronavirus curbs, but campaigners criticised the decision to maintain some “discriminatory” restrictions. Around 300,000 migrant workers, many of…

RDC-7: 42,000 metric tons of crops lost to Super Typhoon Odette

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 06/26/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — At least 42,454 metric tons of crops were lost when Super Typhoon Odette hit Cebu and other parts of the Visayas and Mindanao on December 16, 2021. This was according to the first…

Health of typhoid fever patients in Barili, Cebu ‘significantly improving’ — PJ

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 06/26/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu 3rd district Rep. Pablo John Garcia shared in a social media post Saturday night, June 25, that the health condition of patients with typhoid fever in Barili town is now “significantly improving”…

Avail of universal health care, public urged

Melvin Gascon 06/26/2022

MANILA, Philippines — Filipinos should avail of the free medical checkup offered by the government under its Universal Health Care (UHC) Law amid the latest uptick of non-COVID-19 cases in the country, Sen. Juan Edgardo “Sonny” Angara…

Consolacion town officials take their oath, Mayor Alegado lays out plans

Mary Rose Sagarino 06/25/2022

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — The elected officials of Consolacion town in Cebu have taken their oath of office on Saturday night, June 25. A holy mass and offering were conducted first before the actual oath-taking. The town’s…

CCLEX releases safety guidelines for motorcycles

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 06/25/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu Cordova Link Expressway (CCLEX) is putting up measures to ensure the safety of lightweight motorcycles from 125 cc to 399 cc as these will be allowed to pass through the expressway…

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