Healthcare workers in NCR bubble, Cebu, Davao to get 400,000 Sinovac vaccines

Daphne Galvez - Reporter / @DYGalvezINQ 03/26/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The government will be allocating most of the recently delivered 400,000 vaccine doses of Sinovac BioTech for healthcare workers in areas most affected by new coronavirus variants, Malacañang said Friday. This includes healthcare workers in the…

DOH records 50 firework-related injuries, but notes 85% drop compared last year

Katrina Hallare - Reporter / @KHallareINQ 01/01/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Health (DOH) on Friday noted that there were 50 firework-related injuries in relation to the New Year revelries, but noted that this number was 85 percent lower compared to last year’s…

Tile setter, masseur nabbed with P680K shabu

Alven Marie A. Timtim 08/29/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A tile setter and a part-time masseur were caught with an estimated P680,000 worth of suspected shabu during a buy-bust operation in Talisay City on August 29, 2020. Marjun Cabaluna, 25, of Barangay…

Cebu City may be on its way to recovery, says Cimatu

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 08/04/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City couldn’t be considered the epicenter for the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the country as Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu, the overseer of the Interagency Task Force (IATF), noted the drop in…

Cebu City, NCR must ‘continue significant restrictions’ – experts

Morexette Marie B. Erram 05/24/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The national government must ‘continue significant restrictions’ in areas high-risk of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak such as Cebu City. This was just one of the recommendations from experts of the University…

BREAKING: NCR, Laguna, Cebu City placed under modified ECQ until May 31

Darryl John Esguerra 05/12/2020

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte has approved the proposal to place Metro Manila, Laguna province, and Cebu City under a modified enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) until May 31. Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque made the announcement in a…

Sykes spikers set to defend title in Cebu Inter-BPO Sports League

Mars G. Alison 08/16/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Sykes volleyball team will begin its title retention bid as the Cebu Inter-BPO Sports League comes off wraps, Saturday, August 17, 2019, at the Guadalupe Elementary School. Read more: Sykes Pioneers sweep…

SM Foundation awards 500 scholarship grants nationwide

PR 05/14/2019

SM Foundation recently awarded college scholarship grants to around 500 high school graduates nationwide on May 8. Simultaneous awarding were held in NCR, Tuguegarao, Cauayan (Isabela), Baguio, Rosales (Pangasinan), Tarlac, Cabanatuan, Olongapo, Pampanga, Clark, Lucena, Naga, Legazpi,…

P25 minimum wage hike in NCR starts on Nov. 22

Inquirer.net 11/22/2018

The P25 wage increase for workers in the National Capital Region (NCR) takes effect today, Nov. 22. According to Wage Order No. NCR-22 published last Nov. 7, the new minimum wage rates in Metro Manila shall be…

DOLE raises NCR minimum wage to P537 with P25 hike

Inquirer.net 11/05/2018

Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III announced on Monday a P25 increase in the basic pay in the National Capital Region (NCR) and the integration of the P10 cost of living allowance (Cola) in the minimum wage, thus…

Convergys men’s team topples Eperformax

Glendale G. Rosal 10/01/2017

The men’s team of Convergys downed Eperformax, 3-1, in the inter-BPO competition of the 19th Aboitiz Football Cup last Sunday at the Don Bosco Technical College (DBTC) football field in Barangay Punta Princesa, Cebu City. While its…

PH leads first street art project vs air pollution

PR 02/19/2017

PBSP’S SUSTAINABLE SOLUTIONS FAIR It is common for many commuters in Metro Manila to wipe a layer of soot from their faces after their daily commute to and from their schools or offices. Skin irritation and acne…

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