Death toll up to 13, agri damage at P692M in storm Maring’s aftermath 

THE DEATH toll from severe tropical storm Maring, with international name Kompasu, climbed to 13 as of Wednesday with 11 others missing and three injured, the national disaster management council reported.   The disaster agency said it was still validating reports but local authorities have confirmed at least 11 deaths with four in Palawan, four in Benguet, two in […]

Arts & Culture (09/29/21)

1 of 6 BP presents podcast series BALLET Philippines (BP) now has a podcast series called BP Barre Talks where the discussion features ballet and beyond, “bringing to light messages of relevance, hope, and inspiration.” The first episode, entitled “Laging May Pag-Asa,” discusses BP’s latest video creation that sheds light on mental health for suicide […]

Facebook looks to carve out market for mobile video-chat device

FACEBOOK, Inc. introduced a portable version of its Portal video-chat device, looking to provide a more mobile alternative to, Inc.’s Alexa hardware and other so-called smart speakers. The product, called the Portal Go, has a 10-inch screen, 12-megapixel front camera and speakers. It also has a rechargeable battery so it doesn’t need to stay […]

BoJ flags pressure on economy

THE BANK of Japan (BoJ) held its key stimulus tools in place while flagging COVID-linked pressures on the economy ahead of a key ruling party election that is almost certain to determine the country’s next prime minister. The BoJ kept its negative interest rate and asset-buying targets unchanged Wednesday, as widely expected by economists. The […]

Sputnik V arrives in Cebu City

A TOTAL of 5,100 doses of Gamaleya’s Sputnik V vaccine second component arrived in Cebu City on Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2021, said Jeffrey Ibones, Cebu City Health Office officer-in-charge. Ibones said the vaccines will be used to inoculate those who had been waiting for their second dose. “We appeal to our brothers and sisters to […]

Arts & Culture (09/22/21)

1 of 9 HTTP://WWW.WESTGALLERY.PH/ Galloping Horses by Fred Tan — FACEBOOK.COM/GALERIEFRANCESCA.PH Samsung The Frame x The Louvre Partnership Action Series – Frontliner Heroes Featuring Voltanna by Volty Garcia and Hannah Sison I, Labyrinth by Jag Garcia Red Tagged by Jay Javier CCP marks 52 years with spotlight on resident artists TO celebrate its 52nd anniversary, […]

Legend Capital enjoys 4 MedTech IPOs in 1H2021, focusing on long-term and innovation investment

HONG KONG, Sep 10, 2021 – (ACN Newswire via – Recently, Berry Oncology, a company focusing on genomic testing of cancers in China, announced the completion of a US$99.15 million Series B1 financing round, with Legend Capital’s continuous support. This B1 financing round was led by China Merchants Capital Management Co., Ltd. Existing investors […]

Expanding BusinessWorld’s presence in the virtual world

1 of 5 BUSINESSWORLD Executive Vice-President Lucien C. Dy Tioco By Chelsey Keith P. Ignacio, Special Features Writer THE VIRTUAL WORLD has vast capacities. As more people explore such space for information, especially at the onset of COVID-19 lockdowns, BusinessWorld maximizes several of those digital platforms to reach more audiences, partner with more advertisers, and […]

Wenceslao: Mental health

I have been to doctors’ clinics and hospitals in my life, but yesterday was the first time I visited a psychiatrist. I have heard the lobby for the passage recently of a law about mental health but didn’t listen because I didn’t fathom its import. Or not until the recent episode of paranoia hit me. […]

Rama offers perks for the vaxxed

WHEN in Cebu City, fully-vaccinated individuals can now enjoy privileges that are not available for the unvaccinated such as eating inside restaurants or availing themselves of the services of personal care providers. Acting Mayor Michael Rama issued Executive Order (EO) 138 on Thursday, Sept. 2, 2021 extending the city’s modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) status […]

Tough times for Beeps

Starting Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021, Beep is suspending its units from plying the streets until further notice because of the increasing number of Covid cases all over Cebu and to give time to its pool to comply with the health and safety protocols. Beep announced this in a public post on Wednesday, Aug. 25. Land […]

Central bank to allow multiple PESONet settlements by Q4

THE BANGKO SENTRAL ng Pilipinas (BSP) targets to allow multiple settlements in PESONet by the fourth quarter and introduce streamlined digital payment options next year, BSP Deputy Governor Mamerto E. Tangonan said on Friday.  Mr. Tangonan said the BSP is currently working to allow multiple batches of crediting for PESONet transactions from just once a day currently. He said they are […]