5-day rainfall already exceeds half of July average

Karl R. Ocampo, Nikka G. Valenzuela 07/25/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Over the past five days alone, several places in the country have already absorbed more than half the usual rainfall for the month of July, Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) reported…

CPPO cops focus on water activities as they kick off PCR month

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 07/04/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Tree and mangrove planting, and Scubasurero are among the activities lined up by the Cebu Police Provincial Office (CPPO) to celebrate their 26th Police Community Relations month this year. Police Colonel Engelbert Soriano,…

Everybody determined’ to get Tokyo Games going – Bach

Reuters 01/23/2021

  The entire Olympic movement is united in its determination to ensure the Tokyo Games happen in July and August, International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach said in a video message to mark the six-month countdown…

Cebu City Health dep’t preparing for dengue season

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 07/24/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Health Department is preparing for dengue season as cases of mosquito-borne illness is expected to rise in the months of July and August. Cebu City spokesperson, Rey Gealon, said that…

DOH eyeing July clinical trials of Japanese anti-viral drug

Daphne Galvez 06/23/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Health  (DOH) is hoping to start clinical trials for Avigan, an antiviral medication for COVID-19 patients from Japan next month. Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire on Tuesday said the department is…

Disney and other Florida theme parks to re-open in June, July

AFP 05/30/2020

MIAMI — Maintaining social distancing and wearing masks, tourists visiting Florida will be able to take photos with Mickey Mouse again when Disney World reopens on July 11, a month after SeaWorld and Universal Studios are set…

Inflation eased to 2-year low of 2.4% in July

08/06/2019

MANILA, Philippines — Inflation further eased to 2.4 percent year-on-year in July mainly due to stable food prices, including declining retail prices of rice, the government reported Tuesday. The rate of increase in prices of basic commodities…

Gov’t agencies prepare for disaster resilience month celebration in July

CNU Intern Vernie Jean David Ruiles 06/25/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Government agencies engaged in disaster preparedness and mitigation will be holding a month-long campaign to make sure that Cebuanos are able to survive disasters. Speaking during the weekly Agio-7 forum, Rizajoy Hernandez, information…

US closes Manila field immigration office in July

06/06/2019

MANILA, Philippines — The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced that it will be permanently closing its field office in Manila on July 5. In an advisory recently posted on its website, the USCIS …

Employment rate in July at 94.6%

Inquirer.net 09/05/2018

10-YEAR-HIGH More Filipinos gained jobs in July as the employment rate inched up to a 10-year high of 94.6 percent, the government reported on Wednesday. The Philippine Statistics Authority’s July 2018 Labor Force Survey showed that the…

Inflation hits 5.7% in July

Inquirer.net 08/07/2018

Inflation accelerated to a fresh over five-year high of 5.7 percent in July, the government reported Tuesday. As such, headline inflation or the rate of increase in prices of basic goods and services averaged 4.5 percent during…

Rise in July inflation seen; gov’t urged to bring down rice prices

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 08/06/2018

The government should focus on bringing down the prices of rice in order to help the poor especially with the continued increase in the country’s inflation rate. Antonio Chiu, Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI) president,…

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