Agricultural damage from Karding reaches almost P2B, infrastructure at P135M 

AGRICULTURAL damage from Typhoon Noru, locally named Karding, has risen to P1.97 billion as of Wednesday, according to the Department of Agriculture (DA).   In its latest bulletin, the DA reported that the storm hit 148,091 hectares of farm lands, affecting some 88,520 farmers and fisherfolk, with a combined volume of production loss at 114,446 metric […]

Dengue death toll hits 400

THE DEATH toll from dengue in the Philippines has hit 400 this year, or a death rate of 0.3%, the Department of Health (DoH) said on Tuesday.  Of the reported deaths, 100 occurred in July, 74 in June, and 14 this month, it said in a statement.  The agency said 62 dengue-related deaths were reported […]

Monkeypox case count rises to more than 3,200 globally — WHO

More than 3,200 confirmed monkeypox cases and one death were reported to the World Health Organization as part of the current outbreak.  There is need for intensified surveillance in the broader community, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Thursday, adding that cases in non-endemic countries were still predominantly among men who have sex with […]

COVID numbers may top past surges, says OCTA

HEALTH workers attended to coronavirus patients at the chapel of the Quezon City General Hospital on Aug. 2. — PHILIPPINE STAR/ MICHAEL VARCAS CORONAVIRUS infections in the Philippines would probably continue rising and top past surges due to the highly mutated Omicron variant, according to researchers from the country’s premier university. Metro Manila’s daily positivity […]

Esprit Revitalized with Series of Exciting Developments in the Pipeline

HONG KONG, Dec 29, 2021 – (ACN Newswire via – ESPRIT HOLDINGS LIMITED (“Esprit”, “the Company” or “the Group”; HKEx: 00330) is pleased to announce that it has several exciting developments in the pipeline, which clearly hints at the return of the “Esprit” brand to the Asian market. After relocating its headquarters back to […]