Death toll from floods, landslides climbs to 43, agricultural damage hits over P1B 

THE DEATH toll from flooding and landslides prompted by persistent rains since December has climbed to 43 while eight others have been reported missing, according to Jan. 30 update of the national disaster management council.    Rains are expected to continue this week in affected areas, including southern parts of Luzon, eastern Visayas, and parts of […]

Flooding, landslides claim 35 lives, displace thousands since start of the year 

THE DEATH toll from widespread flooding and landslides caused by continuous rains largely in central and southern parts of the Philippines has risen to 35, according to the country’s disaster management agency.  Nineteen of the reported deaths have already been validated, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said in a situation report […]

Lim: 2023 Cebu Marathon 2

While logistical problems plagued this race, the one thing organizers did right was to include the Cebu-Cordova Link Expressway (CCLEX) on the race route. It was, undoubtedly, the best part of the 2023 Cebu Marathon. Racing through CCLEX, though challenging, was an unparalleled experience. I welcomed the blaring upbeat music along the race route though […]

Residents evacuated in Eastern Visayas, parts of Mindanao as new LPA brings more rain 

FAMILIES continue to be evacuated in parts of Mindanao and the Eastern Visayas region as another low pressure area (LPA) has been dumping more rain in areas already swamped since late December.    In Eastern Visayas — composed of the provinces of Leyte, Biliran, Southern Leyte, West Samar, Eastern Samar and Northern Samar — the regional […]

Batuhan: The Great Leveler

“The FIFA World Cup, through the power of football, will bring people together to cross borders, unite and celebrate together. Football Unites the World is a global movement to inspire, unite and develop through football.” (FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022) As I write this piece, the world is poised to witness, what has perhaps been […]

DENSO Receives Highest Rating from CDP in “Climate Change” and “Water Security”

KARIYA, JAPAN, Dec 13, 2022 – (JCN Newswire via – DENSO Corporation today announced it has been selected as an “A-List” company in the assessment of environmental initiatives conducted by international nonprofit CDP(1) for its excellent efforts in the areas of climate change and water security, as well as information disclosure. This is the […]

Espina: Larga Ta, Cebu

Philippine Airlines (PAL) launched its new routes and connections to Baguio, Borongan, Bangkok and BARMM. Yes, this is Philippine Airlines’ significant expansion of its hub in Cebu, called “Larga Ta, Cebu,” the Queen City of the South, that connects to Baguio in Northern Luzon, Borongan in Eastern Samar, Cotabato City and Tawi-Tawi, the commercial link […]

Letigio: Witness to love

One of my closest friends, Patricia Erlaine Luardo is marrying the love of her life, Steven Rosello today, Dec. 3, in a humble ceremony. I am absolutely excited to witness this new chapter of their life as I have been an avid witness since the beginning of their relationship. Pat has been one of my […]