N. Korea continues to up tensions, Seoul says will honor agreements

06/15/2020

SEOUL — South Korea on Sunday vowed to honor reconciliatory agreements reached between the two Koreas and called on the North to do so, while reiterating a staunch military readiness against any potential provocation by the North.…

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…

Stock index up 0.4 in thin trade

Miguel R. Camus 05/22/2020

The benchmark Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) rose on Thursday while equities around the region were mixed ahead of a crucial jobs report in the United States. By the closing bell, the PSEi was up 0.4 percent,…

Gasoline prices up, diesel down

05/05/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The price of gasoline went up this week, while the prices of diesel and kerosene went down. In separate advisories, oil companies said that the price of gasoline had gone up by 75 cents…

COVID-19 cases in PH up by 262; number of recoveries reaches 1,315

Daphne Galvez 05/04/2020

MANILA, Philippines — One hundred one more people recover from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) as the number of cases hit 9,485 on Monday. This is by far the highest number of recoveries recorded in a day, bringing…

Forecast: Cebu could have up to 1,300 COVID-19 cases on May 15 if…

Morexette Marie B. Erram 05/01/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Experts from the University of the Philippines (UP) projected that coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Cebu could infect up to 1,300 individuals, and claim at least 50 lives. “The forecast for May 15…

‘Pandemic is far from over in Cebu’ – experts

Morexette Marie B. Erram 04/24/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines –Noting a recent resurgence in the number of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases in Cebu, experts from the University of the Philippines (UP) said authorities here should stay in high alert. On April 22,…

VSMMC identified as COVID-19 testing center for Visayas

Morexette Marie B. Erram 03/12/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines- Scientists from the University of the Philippines (UP) have identified the Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center (VSMMC) as one of the testing centers for the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the Visayas. Dr. Raul…

UP enters world’s top 100 universities for performing arts

Krissy Aguilar 03/05/2020

MANILA, Philippines — For the first time, the University of the Philippines (UP) has entered the world’s top 100 universities for performing arts, according to the latest global rankings of a United Kingdom-based group specializing in higher…

De Lima drawing up ‘more detailed’ list of accusers, jailers

Christia Marie Ramos 01/03/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Senator Leila de Lima is drawing up a “more comprehensive” and “more detailed” list of Philippine officials and personalities she believes are responsible for her arrest and detention, her chief of staff and lawyer…

Healthy New Year’s resolution you can actually keep up with

Christian Orellano 12/26/2019

New Year is just right in the corner. Are you excited for 2020? If you are, for sure, you have been looking forward to new things. They say New Year is for new beginnings. However, who said…

Signal No. 1 up in 11 areas as ‘Ursula’ landfall expected in Eastern Visayas

Katrina Hallare 12/23/2019

MANILA, Philippines — Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal (TCWS) Signal No. 1 was hoisted over 11 areas as Tropical Storm Ursula is expected to make landfall in Eastern Visayas, the state weather bureau said Monday. In its 8…

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