Mactan-Cebu airport resumes operations 

THE MACTAN-CEBU International Airport (MCIA), the country’s second busiest gateway, resumed operations Sunday after incurring damage from typhoon Odette (international name: Rai).   MCIA Authority General Manager Julius Neri, Jr. said the airport will initially cater to domestic flights, while international flights will resume on Dec. 21.    “MCIA can only use Terminal 2 at the moment, for both domestic and international flights, due to the damages in […]

What to see this Week

Spencer Kristen Stewart in Spencer (2021) via imdb.com In December 1991, the British royal family prepares to spend the Christmas holidays at the Sandringham Estate in Norfolk. Among the attendees is Diana, Princess of Wales, whose marriage to Prince Charles has become strained due to his affair with Camilla Parker-Bowles. During the weekend, there’s eating […]

September exports, imports grow

By Revin Mikhael D. Ochave, Reporter Philippine exports and imports rose in September amid a pickup in global economic activity, the local statistics agency said on Friday. The value of exports increased by 6.3% year on year to $6.68 billion, better than 3.4% a year earlier, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) said in a report, […]

Philippines logs 5,823 new infections

The Department of Health reported 5,823 coronavirus cases on Friday, bringing the total to 2.7 million.  The death toll rose to 41,520 after 283 more patients died, while recoveries increased by 5,823 to 2.6 million, it said in a bulletin.  There were 66,838 active cases, 79.1% of which were mild, 6.1% did not show symptoms, 4.6% were severe, 8.33% […]

3 PH firms land on Forbes’ 2021 ‘best employers’ list

FAST-FOOD giant Jollibee Foods Corp. and conglomerates Ayala Corp. and Aboitiz Equity Ventures landed on Forbes magazine’s 2021 list of the world’s “best employers.” Forbes partnered with market research firm Statista to survey 150,000 full-time and part-time workers from 58 countries working for multinational companies and institutions. In an Oct. 12 publication, Forbes said that […]

Health coalition calls on gov’t to back waiver on IPR for COVID vaccines 

A COALITION on health rights on Sunday urged the Philippine government to back international calls for the waiving of intellectual property rights for coronavirus vaccines.     “Government pronouncements have highlighted the lack of vaccine supply, yet does not acknowledge the question of inequity on an international scale — one that the TRIPS (Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights ) waiver dares […]