150 couples tie knot in 4-day mass wedding

DESPITE the dangers that the coronavirus pandemic (Covid-19) have wrought to the populace, it didn’t stop 150 couples from Cebu City from expressing their eternal love for one another. The 150 couples formally tied the knot during a mass wedding organized by the Cebu City Government. The mass wedding, the 14th organized by the City, […]

Hydrogen-powered Engine Corolla Takes on the Challenge of Transporting Imported Hydrogen at Super Taikyu Series 2021 Suzuka S-tai

Toyota City, Japan, Sep 20, 2021 – (JCN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) announced today that it will enter a vehicle equipped with a developmental hydrogen-powered engine at the five-hour-long Super Taikyu Series 2021 Powered by Hankook Round 5 Suzuka S-tai, which takes place from September 18 to 19, 2021. The hydrogen-powered […]

Peso to rise ahead of BSP meet

THE PESO may appreciate versus the greenback this week as the market widely expects the central bank to keep rates low to support the economy. The local unit finished trading at P49.95 per dollar on Friday, gaining two centavos from its P49.97 close on Thursday, data from the Bankers Association of the Philippines showed. However, […]

Tabada: Labyrinth

Don’t judge the book by its packaging. Yet, for the first time in five decades, I hesitated to unwrap a book, so enamored was I with the brown kraft paper wrapped around it like a drape of seaweed. I used to believe one discovered a book by happenstance: the stars aligned; actual bills, not receipts, […]

BSP lowers balance of payments projections

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) lowered the country’s balance of payments (BoP) surplus projection for this year, reflecting the lower current account surplus and the risks arising from the spread of the more infectious coronavirus variant and delays in the vaccine rollout.  The Monetary Board on Thursday approved the revised BoP projections for 2021 and 2022.  The BoP is now projected […]

Metro Manila retail price growth slowest in five months in July

RETAIL PRICE growth of general goods in the National Capital Region eased to its slowest pace in five months in July, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) reported on Friday.  The general retail price index (GPRI) registered a 1.8% growth in July, decelerating from the 2% rise in June but faster than the 1.5% a year ago.  The July performance marked […]

Bavala Finance Announces Its Blockchain-based Raffle, NFT Staking and Farming Protocols

New York, NY / SEAPRWire / September 15, 2021 / – DeFi project Bavala Finance (https://www.bavala.finance/) today announced its blockchain-based raffle game, farming protocol, and an innovative NFT staking program. The company is on a mission to drive mainstream DeFi adoption through gamification. In this vision, it offers a high-yield aggregator that offers extensive staking rewards, digital collectibles, and […]

Dar batting for control of irrigation agency   

THE NATIONAL Irrigation Administration (NIA) needs to be under the control of the Department of Agriculture (DA) in order to expand irrigation coverage.    “Meron kaming proposal na kung puwede, kung mamarapatin po ng mahal na Pangulo, ay ilipat na sa DA itong NIA (We have a proposal, which I hope the President approves, to transfer NIA to the DA) because water is agriculture. Agriculture is life,” Agriculture Secretary William D. Dar said in a television appearance Tuesday.    Mr. Dar said the Philippines has […]

Ban on poultry imports from Japan lifted  

THE Department of Agriculture (DA) has lifted a temporary ban on poultry imports from Japan, after that country’s poultry industry was deemed free of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI), or bird flu.    Agriculture Secretary William D. Dar signed Memorandum Order No. 52 on Sept. 10 which lifted the ban on Japanese domestic and wild birds and their products, including meat, day-old chicks, eggs, and semen.    […]

Meralco raises September rates

Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) has raised power rates this month, citing higher generation charges.  In a statement on Friday, the company said the overall rate for a typical household this month would rise by P0.1055 to P9.1091 per kilowatt-hour (kWh) from August.  Residential customers consuming 200 kWh will experience a P21 increase in their power bills for September. Those consuming 300 kWh, 400 kWh, and 500 […]

Cebu City ports reopen for all types of travel

CEBU City ports will now allow non-essential travel, the Cebu Port Authority (CPA) said. This, after the downgrading of the City’s community quarantine status from modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) in August 2021 to general community quarantine (GCQ) this September. Maryknoll Lague, CPA public relations officer, said travelers must comply with specific requirements for inbound […]