PH GDP seen shrinking by over 7% in 2020

Ben O. de Vera - Reporter / @bendeveraINQ 09/24/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines’ gross domestic product (GDP) is expected to fall at its worst rate in at least 36 years, no thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic’s debilitating impact on the domestic as well as global economies.…

Ferro to recommend gradual downgrade of Cebu City ECQ

Alven Marie A. Timtim 07/11/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A gradual downgrade from the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) would be ideal for Cebu City. This is the what Police Brigadier General Albert Ignatius Ferro, Police Regional Office in Central Visayas (PRO-7) director,…

Storm warning signal in Metro Cebu, southern Cebu lifted

Rosalie Abatayo 12/03/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The public storm warning signal for Metro Cebu and southern Cebu has been lifted as of 8 a.m. Tuesday, December 3, 2019. The storm signal for northern Cebu has also been downgraded to…

Four Capitol offices’ downgrading draws near after PB passes reorganization measure

Rosalie O. Abatayo 08/19/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Provincial Board has passed on third and final reading the reorganization ordinance that will downgrade four Capitol departments into divisions under the Office of the Governor. Without any discussion and objection from…

Self-confessed killer of Lapu-Lapu teen pleads not guilty to murder charges

Rosalie Abatayo 06/07/2019

LAPU-LAPU CITY — Renato Llenes, the self-confessed killer of Christine Lee Silawan, has entered a not guilty plea to the murder charges  he is facing for the brutal death of 16-year-old teen from Lapu-Lapu City. Llenes was…

Lapu-Lapu police to recommend a downgrade of city’s EWA status

Rosalie O. Abatayo 03/12/2019

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — The local police will be recommending that the election watchlist area (EWA) status of this city be downgraded to the yellow category from the present orange category. Senior Superintendent Limuel Obon,  Lapu-Lapu City Police Office (LLCPO) director, said…

Sinas mulls downgrading classification of Mandaue City in Election Watchlist Areas

Rosalie O. Abatayo 02/11/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Police Regional Office in Central Visayas (PRO-7) Director Chief Superintendent Debold Sinas will propose to downgrade the classification of Mandaue City in the Election Watchlist Areas (EWAs) during their next coordination meeting with the provincial…

World Bank downgrades Cebu BRT’s Project Development Objectives

Morexette B. Erram 06/13/2018

Due to multiple delays it incurred over the past years, can the Cebu Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) fully achieve its objectives in addressing traffic congestion in Cebu City? Findings from the World Bank’s (WB) Implementation Status and…

More senators unhappy over downgrade of raps vs suspects

Inquirer.net 06/20/2017

More senators have expressed their disappointment with the Department of Justice (DOJ) for downgrading the murder charge against policemen involved in the killing of Albuera, Leyte Mayor Rolando Espinosa Sr. “I’m very disappointed,” Senator Richard Gordon said…

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