Cebu City plans to develop a P10-billion creative industry district

05/27/2024

The Cebu City government plans to create a creative industries district, requiring at least P10 billion to develop a 150-hectare area of the city. “We are planning to invite investors to whatever scheme. It could be a…

Typhoon Aghon intensifies slightly: Signal No. 2 raised in 3 Luzon areas

Zacarian Sarao 05/27/2024

MANILA, Philippines — Typhoon Aghon (international name: Ewiniar) slightly intensified on Monday morning as it moved over the Philippine Sea and away from the country. According to the latest advisory from the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical…

Carlo J. Caparas, comic strip creator and veteran director, passes away

Hannah Mallorca 05/26/2024

Comic strip creator and film director-producer Carlo J. Caparas has died at age 80, his daughter Peach confirmed on Saturday, May 25. Peach honored her father with a heartfelt poem on Facebook, but did not mention the…

Ivy League school suspends Kim Atienza’s daughter after joining pro-Hamas rally

05/25/2024

The University of Pennsylvania has suspended the 19-year-old daughter of television celebrity Kim Atienza and six others and barred them from entering university property after they participated in a pro-Hamas rally on campus. Atienza defended his daughter…

Red alert raised for Luzon, Visayas grids on Thursday

Zacarian Sarao 05/23/2024

MANILA, Philippines — The Luzon and Visayas power grids will be on red alert Thursday afternoon and evening, the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) announced. The Luzon grid will be on red alert from 1 p.m.…

Gasoline prices drop by 10¢ per liter, diesel up 25¢ from May 21

Jordeene B. Lagare 05/20/2024

MANILA, Philippines — Local fuel companies will adjust fuel pump prices starting Tuesday, May 21. Gasoline is down by 10 centavos per liter, while diesel and kerosene will increase by 25 and 30 centavos, respectively. Shell Pilipinas…

Posting as proof: Mayor Guo bares photos with Marcos

Julie Aurelio 05/18/2024

MANILA, Philippines — Hours after President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. cast doubt on her identity, claiming ignorance about her in local politics, Mayor Alice Guo of Bamban, Tarlac, used social media to respond. She shared photos of herself…

DOH reports 3,410 new HIV cases in Q1

Jerome Aning 05/18/2024

The Philippines reported 3,410 new HIV/AIDS cases and 82 deaths in the first quarter of the year, according to the Department of Health (DOH). Data from the HIV and AIDS Registry showed the new cases ranged from…

Marcos questions Mayor Guo’s background: ‘No one knows her’

Jane Baustista, Julie Aurelio 05/17/2024

President Marcos on Thursday raised concerns about the true background of Bamban, Tarlac Mayor Alice Guo, saying they were curious about her origins and how this happened. Meanwhile, the Office of the Solicitor General (OSG) began investigating…

Marcos: We’ve found a solution to bring down rice prices

Jean Mangaluz 05/17/2024

MANILA, Philippines — President Ferdinand “Bongbong” R. Marcos Jr. revealed an alternative plan on Thursday to lower rice prices amid calls to amend the Rice Tariffication Law. (RTL). “Well, I don’t want to preempt the bicameral committee but…

PH still the world’s top rice importer

Jordeene B. Lagare 05/13/2024

The Philippines is likely to remain the world’s top rice importer, according to the US Department of Agriculture (USDA). This year, rice imports are projected to rise to 4.1 million metric tons, a 5.1 percent increase from…

Fuel price rollback: Gasoline down by P2 per liter, diesel by 50¢

Jordeene B. Lagare 05/13/2024

MANILA, Philippines — Motorists can expect fuel pump prices to drop this week for the third time in a row, starting Tuesday, May 14. Local oil companies in separate advisories announced a reduction of P2 per liter…

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