High food prices tagged as poor families’ inflation hits 8%

Inquirer.net 10/22/2018

FOR AUGUST High food prices pushed up inflation among the country’s poorest families to 8 percent year-on-year in August, the government reported Monday. The rate of increase in prices of basic goods among those belonging to the…

China-US surplus hits record high

AFP 10/12/2018

Adding fuel to trade war China’s trade surplus with the United States ballooned to a record $34.1 billion in September, despite a raft of US tariffs, official data showed Friday, adding fuel to the fire of a…

Palace blames rising fuel prices for record-high 6.7% inflation

Inquirer.net 10/05/2018

While believing that it can still be solved, House Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo has called on President Rodrigo Duterte’s economic team to “move faster” on their implementation of policies to ease up the accelerating inflation. Arroyo’s statement came…

High incidence of dengue in Toledo, cause for concern

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 10/02/2018

A CHILD has died while 65 other persons were hospitalized in August and September for dengue in Toledo City raising concern for the Cebu Provincial Health Office (PHO). “It is a cause for concern since statistics show…

Korean tourist arrivals remain high in PH

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 10/02/2018

Korean tourist arrivals in Central Visayas and the rest of the Philippines remain high at 1.6 million despite the closure of Boracay Island and other concerns, a top official of the Korean consular office in Cebu said.…

Flying high

Mich Padayhag, Niza Mariñas, Rob Gonzales 09/16/2018

  ALDEN RICHARDS WITH several endorsements, a fantasy-action television series, a new album, and an upcoming concert, things are far from slowing down for Alden Richards. The 26-year-old actor and TV host. who has been in the…

High powered firearms used in ambush

Delta Dyrecka C. Letigio USJ-R Journalism Intern, Nestle L. Semilla 09/14/2018

HIGH powered firearms were used by the assailants during the ambush of a jail vehicle in Barangay Kalunasan last Thursday. Killing everyone on board. At least 30 empty shells of a M-16 rifle and .45 caliber pistol…

Duterte told: TRAIN, not Trump, to blame for high inflation

Inquirer.net 09/09/2018

It’s TRAIN, not Trump. A lawmaker said President Duterte should blame the new tax reform law, Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) Act, and not US President Donald Trump, for the country’s high inflation. “Though, of…

Inflation hits new 9-year high in August

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 09/05/2018

  Inflation has reached a nine-year high of 6.4 for the month of August, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) announced. The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) still attributed the increase to problems on rice supply as well…

PH hopes to join next Rimpac, sends more ships

Inquirer.net 08/27/2018

  After the Philippine Navy’s recently concluded participation at the Rim of the Pacific (Rimpac), the world’s largest maritime exercise led by the United States, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana hopes that the country will join the next…

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