Work to resume on Alegria oil field

Morexette Marie B. Erram 03/20/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Work on the oil field in Alegria town, southwestern Cebu is set to resume this year, two years since COVID-19 interrupted major economic activities around the world.  Mayor Verna Magallon announced that proponents…

Putin’s war on Ukraine and impact on PH prices

Cristina Eloisa Baclig 03/02/2022

MANILA, Philippines—After years of tension, Russian dictator Vladimir Putin announced a “military operation” in former Soviet state Ukraine during a surprise television announcement on Feb. 24. Shortly after the announcement, Russian military forces began to push into…

Cebu City bans pork from Region 8

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 02/02/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City is now banning pork and pork-related products from Eastern Visayas following reports of African Swine Fever (ASF) in the area. Mayor Edgardo Labella has announced the ban on February 2, 2021,…

LTFRB-7: Drivers must practice ‘blow-bagets’ this coming holiday

Alven Marie A. Timtim 12/03/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — With the coming holiday trips and rainy days, the Land Transportation Regulatory Board in Central Visayas (LTFRB-7) have a few reminders for the drivers traveling for work or vacation to avoid possible accidents.…

Oil, pork prices being watched as possible inflation drivers

Daxim L. Lucas 10/25/2019

Prices of basic goods and services could start an uphill climb again next year, though slower than their pace in 2018, if projections of a rise in oil and pork prices, which the central bank called “challenges,”…

Brazilian state declares state of emergency over oil spills

10/15/2019

RIO DE JANEIRO – Brazil’s northeastern state of Bahia declared a state of emergency Monday after several of its beaches were contaminated by oil sludge. Brazil’s environmental protection agency said Sunday that some 20 beaches in the…

Mysterious oil spill reaches beach in major Brazilian city

10/12/2019

RIO DE JANEIRO — A mysterious oil spill that has polluted at least 150 beaches along Brazil’s northeastern coast reached the city of Salvador on Friday as officials tried to determine the source of the crude sludge.…

Coast Guard team checks troubled ship at Camotes port: No oil spill

Alven Marie A. Timtim 09/01/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) on Camotes Island and San Francisco has found no trace of an oil spill on the partially submerged MV Mika Mari 8 after it tilted sideways on August…

June 11 fuel price rollback: Gasoline cut by P2.40, diesel by P2.70

Futch Anthony Inso 06/10/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Good news for motorists. Oil companies have announced that they will be implementing a rollback on prices of petroleum products tomorrow, June 11. This is already the 3rd consecutive week where prices of…

Chinese firm, partners eye mini-refinery, natgas deposits in Alegria

Irene R. Sino Cruz 05/31/2019

CEBU CITY — The China International Mining Petroleum Co. Ltd. and its partners are looking into the possibility of putting up a mini-refinery to process the crude oil coming from its oil wells in Alegria town, Cebu.…

PH oil imports seen rising

/INQ.net 05/27/2019

The continued delay in petroleum exploration amid an anticipated decline in Philippine output of oil and gas is driving the country to even greater reliance on imports, according to a unit of Fitch Group. “The Philippines’ oil…

Crude oil that spilled on Cebu South Coastal Road caused motorcycle riders to slip

Zena V. Magto 04/23/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Several vehicles especially motorcycles slipped while passing by the northbound lane of the Cebu South Coastal Road (CSCR) located at the vicinity of Barangay San Isidro, Talisay City shortly after noontime today, April…

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