Asia markets lifted by fresh vaccine hope

11/17/2020

  Hong Kong, China—Most Asian markets rose Tuesday, November 17, 2020, as hopes the world could begin to return to normal were boosted by news that another vaccine candidate appeared to be effective against the coronavirus. However,…

Asia markets take fresh hit as virus surge trumps vaccine hope

11/13/2020

Hong Kong, China—A spike in coronavirus infections across the United States and Europe hit Asian markets again Friday morning as traders fear another wave of lockdown measures will throw an already shaky economic recovery off course. The…

Asian markets mostly down as vaccine hope offset by virus surge

11/12/2020

Hong Kong, China—Asian markets struggled Thursday, November 12, 2020, as a week-long rally sputters, with sentiment split between vaccine hopes and Joe Biden’s election win on one side and fears over a surge in virus cases that…

World ‘not ready,’ WHO exec warns as virus surges in more countries

Agence France Presse 02/27/2020

BEIJING — The new coronavirus epidemic swelled on Wednesday with cases in South Korea surging past 1,000 after deaths soared in Iran and infections appeared in previously untouched countries, prompting dire warnings that the world was not…

Mactan Cebu International Airport among best in Asia

Mars G. Alison 10/31/2019

  CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Mactan Cebu International Airport (MCIA) has been named one of the best airports in Asia in a 2019 survey conducted by sleepinginairports.net. MCIA is at number 16 on the list while another…

Cebu ranks 7th in Top Islands in Asia list

Irene R. Sino Cruz 07/13/2019

CEBU CITY—Cebu was once again recognized as one of the best island destinations in Asia, along with Palawan and Boracay. Cebu ranked number 7 behind Palawan (No. 2) and ahead of Boracay (No. 9) in the Travel+Asia…

Singer Morisette Amon: Regine Velasquez, Sarah Geronimo are my inspirations

Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 06/09/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebuana singer Morissette Amon shows that she is a fangirl to Asia’s Songbird Regine Velasquez and Popstar Royalty Sarah Geronimo. The 24-year-old singer expressed how grateful she was in an Instagram post on…

First for Asia: Taiwan parliament approves same-sex marriage

AFP 05/19/2019

TAIPEI—Taiwan’s parliament legalized same-sex marriage on Friday in a landmark first for Asia as the government survived a last-minute attempt by conservatives to pass watered-down legislation. Lawmakers comfortably passed a bill allowing same-sex couples to form “exclusive…

Cebuana singer Sheryn Regis continues to perform in US, Canada

Michelle Joy Padayhag 04/13/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Since she moved to Houston, Texas, with her family in 2010, Cebuana singer Sheryn Regis still continues her passion performing outside the Philippines. In an Instagram message sent to Cebu Daily News, the…

Tokyo Dime edges 1Bataan Risers to win Chooks-to-Go 3×3 hoops tourney

JONAS PANERIO 04/07/2019

  CEBU CITY, Philippines — A crucial mental lapse by Cebuano forward Leonard Santillan proved costly as the 1Bataan Risers got edged by Tokyo Dime, 20-22, in the finals of the 2019 Chooks-to-Go 3X3 Asia Pacific Super…

Routes Asia 2019: China expected to top passenger market in 2025

Irene R. Sino Cruz 03/10/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Conrad Clifford, regional vice president for Asia Pacific of the International Air Transport Association, projects that the airline industry will see the rise of China to the number one spot in the passenger…

Routes Asia 2019 opens in Cebu City today

Irene R. Sino Cruz 03/10/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines –  Over 800 delegates are expected to attend this year’s Routes Asia held at the Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino. The delegates include 100 airline executives, 20 airport representatives and 30 tourism authorities.…

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