Maize association says lower corn tariffs to kill off domestic industry

THE PROPOSED lowering of the tariff on yellow corn imports will be detrimental to both producers and consumers by ultimately increasing import dependency, because such a measure would force many domestic producers out, the corn industry said. Roger V. Navarro, president of the Philippine Maize Federation, Inc., said domestic producers will be “slaughtered” by the […]

Former world title contender Villanueva trains at Big Yellow Boxing Gym

FORMER world title challenger Arthur Villanueva is back in Cebu City, training for a possible fight before the end of the year. Villanueva is now training at the Big Yellow Boxing Gym under the guidance of head trainer Christopher “Ping-Ping” Tepora. “I’m back training because maybe I’ll get a fight in December,” Villanueva told SunStar […]

Azarcon fight KO’d by Covid-19

WORLD-RATED minimumweight Clyde Azarcon may have to wait a little bit longer for his ring return after his World Boxing Foundation (WBF) minimumweight title fight with Thembelani Okolo in South Africa was cancelled. The fight won’t push through on Oct. 3, 2021 because of the current Covid-19 situation in South Africa. “The fight is cancelled […]

Energy dep’t not expecting Luzon power interruptions during 2022 election season

THE DEPARTMENT of Energy (DoE) said it does not expect power outages to disrupt the Luzon power grid during election season, citing projections that yellow alerts are unlikely during the period. “We have sufficient supply for electricity for the election week. (NGCP data) show sufficient reserves which are above the yellow alert level, meaning no […]

Outbound Filipinos can avail themselves of yellow vaccination card from BOQ

THE Bureau of Quarantine (BOQ) will issue a yellow vaccination card to Filipinos bound for countries that require internationally valid certificates of vaccination. Dr. Mary Jean Loreche, spokesperson of the Visayas Vaccination Operations Center (VVOC), said the BOQ will release the yellow vaccination card first since the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) is […]