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  • Prices of Christmas staples start to rise

    Prices of Christmas staples start to rise

    The prices of “noche buena” staples, like Christmas ham, milk, cheese, and all-purpose cream, have started to go up due to the rising cost of raw materials used in manufacturing these goods. Undersecretary Ruth Castelo, head of the Department of Trade and Industry’s (DTI) consumer protection group, said in a TV interview on Wednesday that the…

  • Moody’s unit slashes Philippine GDP growth to 6.8%

    Moody’s unit slashes Philippine GDP growth to 6.8%

    Moody’s Analytics slashed its 2022 gross domestic product (GDP) growth target for the Philippines to 6.8 percent from the original target of 7.2 percent as high interest rates and slower global growth challenge Asia-Pacific economies. In a report, Steven Cochrane, chief economist at Moody’s Analytics, said the regional economy is being tested. “Export markets are…

  • Baptist church catches fire in Guadalupe

    Baptist church catches fire in Guadalupe

    A CHURCH in Barangay Guadalupe, Cebu City caught fire on Wednesday evening, September 21, 2022. The fire started at 9:45 p.m. from a building occupied by the End Times Baptist Church on M. Velez Street and was put under first alarm at 9:50 p.m. by responding fire personnel, according to Fire Officer 3 Emerson Arceo,…

  • P44-B annual hemorrhage from fuel smuggling continues

    P44-B annual hemorrhage from fuel smuggling continues

    The government continued to incur roughly P44 billion in annual revenue loss from unabated smuggling activities in the deregulated downstream oil industry, according to the Philippine Institute of Petroleum (PIP), an organization of the country’s major oil companies. In a presentation to the House Committee on Energy, the group indicated that there are remaining concerns…

  • Sara Duterte to attend Abe’s state funeral

    Sara Duterte to attend Abe’s state funeral

    Vice President and Education Secretary Sara Duterte is set to fly to Japan next week to attend the state funeral for the late former Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe scheduled on Sept. 27. Duterte said she confirmed her attendance at Abe’s funeral during her meeting with Japanese Ambassador Kazuhiko Koshikawa yesterday. In a statement, Duterte…

  • Marcos at NYSE: Can’t see PH future without US

    Marcos at NYSE: Can’t see PH future without US

    President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. has invited American investors to do more business in the Philippines, giving his strongest commitment yet to the country’s long-standing alliance with the United States and indicating a major foreign policy shift after the pivot to China and Russia of his predecessor, former President Rodrigo Duterte. On the second day of…

  • SSS nixes more job cuts

    SSS nixes more job cuts

    State-run pension fund Social Security System (SSS) said there would be no more job losses even as the government moves forward with its plan to rightsize the bureaucracy. SSS president and CEO Michael Regino said the rightsizing bill, which is on the top list of President Marcos’ legislative agenda, would not impact the pension fund’s…

  • ABC Cebu City prexy admits shortage of garbage trucks

    ABC Cebu City prexy admits shortage of garbage trucks

    There is a shortage of garbage trucks that collect waste from Cebu City’s 80 barangays, according to Association of Barangay Councils (ABC) President Franklyn Ong. Ong asked the Cebu City Government to revisit the barangays and determine the number of houses and business establishments in their jurisdiction as well as the amount of waste generated…

  • Marcos: PH will be ‘moderately prosperous’ by 2040

    Marcos: PH will be ‘moderately prosperous’ by 2040

    Despite the challenges of the times, President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. said that with steady investment, the Philippines will be a “moderately prosperous” country by 2040. Marcos said this as he made his world debut at the 77th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on Tuesday afternoon, September 20 (New York time). In…

  • World leaders call for urgent action on food security

    World leaders call for urgent action on food security

    World leaders called Tuesday for urgent efforts to address global food insecurity, with fears mounting of a disastrous harvest next year due largely to the war in Ukraine.  On the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly, ministers from the European Union, United States, African Union and Spain met on food shortages which are seen…

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