Lim: Omicron

Just when we thought we had come out of the dark from Delta, the lights dimmed once more with the discovery of Omicron. The Omicron variant or B.1.1.529 as it is formally known, was first reported by South Africa to the World Health Organization on November 24 with the first known sample dating back to […]

DOH exceeds target; 10M jabbed in 5 days

THE health department said close to 10 million people were vaccinated against Covid-19 during the extended “Bayanihan, Bakunahan” National Vaccination Days from November 29 to December 3, 2021. The Department of Health said as of Saturday, December 4, 2021, a total of 9,937,827 individuals were vaccinated during the extended vaccination drive. Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario […]

As more people eat better, Philips predicts double-digit growth in air fryers in SEA

WITH THE growing adoption of healthy lifestyles in the Philippines and the rest of Southeast Asia, Philips foresees double-digit growth in air fryer sales, according to Ipek Akinci, Philips Domestic Appliances’ country manager for Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, and other emerging markets.    “With more people staying home and discovering their inner home cook, we are seeing consumers […]

Cebu leaders sad, proud of Bong Go for dropping out of presidential race

SENATOR Christopher “Bong” Go announced on Tuesday, November 30, his withdrawal from the presidential race for the 2022 elections, forcing Cebu City’s local leaders to search for a new presidential contender to support. “In the past few days, I realized that my heart and my mind are contradicting my actions. Talagang nagre-resist po ang aking […]

Updated Volkswagen T-Cross SE is home for the holidays

1 of 4 PHOTO FROM VOLKSWAGEN PHILIPPINES PHOTO FROM VOLKSWAGEN PHILIPPINES PHOTO FROM VOLKSWAGEN PHILIPPINES PHOTO FROM VOLKSWAGEN PHILIPPINES VOLKSWAGEN PHILIPPINES has announced the arrival of the updated SE variant of its T-Cross vehicle. Badged as a 2022 model, the T-Cross SE is said to offer “more features attuned to the evolving needs of multi-faceted, […]

NHCP to Carcar City: Move Christmas decors away from heritage monuments

THE National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) has asked Carcar City Mayor Mercedita Apura to avoid putting decorations that obstruct heritage monuments in the city. In a letter dated Nov. 24, 2021 and signed by NHCP Chairman Dr. Rene Escalante, the commission recommended the relocation of Christmas installations a few meters away from the […]

Cabaero: Is travel ban enough?

This time, the government acted fast by imposing a travel ban on countries that reported cases of the new variant of the virus that causes the coronavirus disease (Covid-19). While necessary, the ban is not all that is expected of our government as parts of the world brace themselves for another deadly surge of Sar-CoV-2 […]

Rosales returns vs. Salogaol

JESSIE Cris Rosales makes his ring return in December following a long layoff due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The 29-year-old Rosales will take on Cebuano journeyman Junny Salogaol in HBG Promotions’ “Suntok sa Pangarap 7” on Dec. 17, 2021 in Bohol. “I’m doing okay right now. It’s been a long time. I haven’t fought for […]

Philippines to allow entry of more foreign tourists amid decreasing cases

Fully vaccinated people from countries that do not require a visa will be allowed to enter the Philippines next month, the government said. The travelers from so-called non-visa-required countries should have stayed “exclusively” in an area tagged as low-risk from the coronavirus for two weeks, President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s spokesman Karlo Alexei B. Nograles said […]

Airlines ramp up flights as holiday season draws near

AIRLINES are beefing up their operations in anticipation of the surge of passengers going home this Christmas. To stimulate growth in travel during this last quarter, AirAsia Philippines said it will double and triple its current weekly flight frequencies to most destinations such as Caticlan, Iloilo, Tacloban, Bacolod, Tagbilaran, Puerto Princesa, Kalibo and Cebu. Meanwhile, […]