Consumers told: Brace for increase in energy consumption rates

Morexette Marie B. Erram 03/24/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Due to the ongoing war between Ukraine and Russia, electricity rates in Metro Cebu are expected to rise.  Engineer Raul Lucero, president and chief operations officer (COO) of Visayan Electric, revealed that they…

Bea Alonzo solo flight to Madrid

Doris Mondragon - Social Media Specialist 03/14/2022

CEBU, Philippines—Bea Alonzo flew to Madrid, Spain on  Monday, March 14,  2022.  Bea shared on her Instagram page, snaps of her before leaving for Madrid, Spain.  “..and I’m off to Madrid! ✈️,” Bea said in the caption…

Ukrainian surprise

Manuel L. Quezon III - @inquirerdotnet 03/02/2022

Sometimes we have to be reminded that we still have a president. Yesterday provided one such reminder. The morning after the Philippines joined the majority of the United Nation’s members in condemning Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the…

Europe could be headed for pandemic ‘endgame’– WHO

Agence France Presse 01/24/2022

COPENHAGEN — The Omicron variant has moved the COVID-19 pandemic into a new phase and could bring it to an end in Europe, the WHO Europe director said Sunday. “It’s plausible that the region is moving towards…

EU virtual education fair slated on Oct. 1-2

PR 10/01/2021

Planning to take graduate or post-graduate studies in the EU? Let the European Higher Education Fair (EHEF) 2021 guide you to “Go Higher with the EU”. The biggest of its kind in the Philippines, EHEF will give…

Make the comparison

Peter Wallace - @inquirerdotnet 08/26/2021

We complain: Government was too slow to respond to the COVID-19 threat, and how it’s been handled has been questioned, particularly some of the strange ad hoc decisions of the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of…

Behind the durability of institutions

Randy David - @inquirerdotnet 07/25/2021

Administrations — or governments, as they are called in Europe — may come and go, but even the worst of them do not leave lasting damage on society if the institutions are strong. Institutions are the formed…

Death toll in rises to 168 in Germany and Belgium floods

Reuters 07/18/2021

ERFTSTADT, Germany/WASSENBERG, Germany — The death toll in devastating flooding in western Germany and Belgium rose to at least 168 on Saturday after burst rivers and flash floods this week collapsed houses and ripped up roads and…

Virus expected to last long-term despite global vaccine rollout

Agence France Presse 02/13/2021

STOCKHOLM, Sweden  – The head of the EU’s disease control agency warned Friday that the novel coronavirus could last indefinitely even as global infections slowed by nearly half in the last month and vaccine rollouts gathered pace…

‘The beginning of the end’: Europe rolls out vaccines to see off pandemic

Reuters 12/27/2020

MADRID/ROMEO—Europe launched a massive COVID-19 vaccination drive on Sunday with pensioners and medics lining up to get the first shots to see off a pandemic that has crippled economies and claimed more than 1.7 million lives worldwide.…

COVID-19 cases top 80 million worldwide—AFP count

Agence France Presse 12/27/2020

PARIS — More than 80 million confirmed cases of coronavirus have been detected worldwide since the pandemic began a year ago and 1.76 million deaths, according to an AFP tally based on official figures at 0800 GMT…

US passes 200K virus deaths as spread quickens worldwide

AFP 09/23/2020

WASHINGTON — The United States has passed 200,000 deaths from the coronavirus pandemic, as a record-breaking wave of new infections forces authorities in Europe to reimpose lockdown restrictions. The world’s most powerful nation hit the figure just 41…

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