Cebu tops list of areas with most new COVID-19 cases on Friday

Cathrine Gonzales - Reporter / @cgonzalesINQ 01/29/2022

MANILA, Philippines — Cebu Island, which is made up of Cebu Province, Cebu City, Lapu-Lapu City and Mandaue City, had the most number of new COVID-19 cases on Friday, independent analytics group OCTA Research said Saturday, citing…

Demolished old Bilibid buildings yield improvised weapons

Tetch Torres-Tupas 01/29/2022

MANILA, Philippines—The Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) has discovered around 500 bladed and deadly improvised weapons following the demolition of old structures inside the New Bilibid Prison (NBP). “The activity commenced with the NCRPO (National Capital Region Police…

80% of of vaccinated adult Filipinos willing to get COVID booster shot, survey shows

Neil Arwin Mercado 01/28/2022

MANILA, Philippines — Eighty percent or four out of five vaccinated adult Filipinos are willing to get a booster dose against COVID-19, the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey released Thursday night, January 27, 2022, showed. According…

Pagasa: Rain showers expected in most parts of PH on Friday

Neil Arwin Mercado 01/28/2022

MANILA, Philippines — Rain showers are expected in most parts of the country on Friday, January 28, 2022, due to easterlies and shear line, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said. The state weather…

Pacquiao wants ‘north to south’ bullet train service

Cathrine Gonzales 01/27/2022

MANILA, Philippines — Presidential candidate Sen. Manny Pacquiao on Thursday, January 27, 2022, said that he wants the country to boost the transportation system with a bullet train service “from north to south.” “Ang pangarap ko po…

Telcos, IT industry offer highest entry-level pay – JobStreet

Cathrine Gonzales 01/27/2022

MANILA, Philippines — The telecommunications industry is offering the highest entry-level salary, based on the latest salary report from leading online job portal JobStreet. According to JobStreet Salary Report 2022, the median entry-level salary in the telecommunications…

House OKs on 2nd reading bill regulating motorcycles-for-hire

Neil Arwin Mercado 01/26/2022

MANILA, Philippines — The House of Representatives approved on second reading the bill allowing and regulating the use of motorcycles-for-hire as public transport vehicles. During Tuesday’s session, the lower chamber approved House Bill No. 10571 or the…

COVID-19 vaxxing of kids aged 5 to 11 starts on Feb. 4

Gabriel Pabico Lalu 01/25/2022

MANILA, Philippines — COVID-19 vaccinations for children aged 5 to 11 years old will finally start on February 4, as vaccine czar and Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr. reassured parents that vaccination is safe. Galvez during the late…

If elected president, Bongbong Marcos says he won’t make his SALN public

Daphne Galvez 01/25/2022

MANILA, Philippines — Should he win in the May 2022 polls, presidential aspirant and former senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr. said on Monday he will not make his statement of assets, liabilities, and net worth (SALN) public, especially…

Some teachers lose P26K to P121K each in alleged bank hacking – group

Daniza Fernandez 01/24/2022

MANILA, Philippines — Some teachers lost at least P26,000 to P121,000 each after their Landbank accounts were allegedly hacked, the Teachers’ Dignity Coalition (TDC) said on Monday, January 24, 2022. According to the coalition, members have reported…

LPA off Mindanao enters PAR, rain expected in several parts of Visayas, Mindanao — Pagasa

Daniza Fernandez 01/23/2022

MANILA, Philippines — The low pressure area (LPA) off Mindanao entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) early Sunday, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) reported. “Yun pong binabantayan natin na low pressure area ay pumasok…

Mark Magsayo, Gary Russell just focused on battle ahead

Bong Lozada 01/22/2022

MANILA, Philippines—Boxing is a sport often filled with animosity, but there are also those instances where fights are sold on the pure science of it. Mark Magsayo will try to wrest the WBC World featherweight title from…

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