Hidilyn Diaz on her delayed Olympic quest

Weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz is already assured a place in the country’s sporting folklore, alongside the likes of boxing icon Manny Pacquiao, as the only woman from the Philippines to ever win an Olympic medal — her surprise silver in 2016 in Rio breaking a 20-year medal drought for the Philippines. The stature of the Zamboanga native grew two years later …

Liza Soberano recalls real-life experience with so-called ‘kapre’

Even a “kapre” couldn’t help but be mesmerized by Liza Soberano’s beauty.The actress deemed by TC Candler as 2017’s Most Beautiful Face shared at the virtual presscon for her upcoming Netflix original animated series “Trese” that a “kapre” (or supernatural gigantic creature that lives in trees) was once smitten with her. Liza recalled that it happened when she spent a …

Report says families now most dynamic force in travel

Families will have a major impact on the future of the travel industry as priorities dramatically shift to reconnecting with relatives during the coronavirus disease pandemic. A May 2021 report by Airbnb revealed, “Pre-pandemic, travel was built around business. It made up just 12 percent of air travel but 75 percent of airline profits. Post-pandemic, families are the most dynamic …

Condo unit prices shrink in second half of 2020: BSP execs

Condominium prices contracted in the second half of 2020 but monetary officials are not worried, citing the pandemic as the factor for the negative print. Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Governor Benjamin Diokno said the share of condominiums in the overall growth in prices of real estate properties in the country dipped by -5.9 percent in the third quarter and by …

Second quarter started on a negative note for manufacturers

The second quarter started on a negative note for factories after NCR+ was placed under ECQ from late March until mid-April due to a surge in infections. Movement restrictions have since been relaxed to less strict GCQ, allowing some factories to recover some lost ground. As a result, output levels declined at a softer pace last month, while only a …

Vax sites ready for disasters: DOH

Vaccination sites across the country are prepared in case disasters strike, an official of the Department of Health said. Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said vaccination sites have been instructed on how to deal with disasters such as power outages, flooding, and strong rains to ensure that these do not affect the vaccination process. In the case of heavy rains, …

Parak huli sa pangongotong sa police applicant

Nalambat ng Philippine National Police Integrity Monitoring and Enforcement Group ang isang pulis na driver ng ambulansiya ng PNP Health Service na nangongotong ng 100,000 piso sa isang police applicant sa ikinasang entrapment operation sa Caloocan City. Kinilala ni PNP Chief General Guillermo Eleazar ang suspek na si Staff Sergeant Joel Bunagan, 37. Agad itong isinailalim sa summary dismissal proceedings. …

Pagtatanggal ng face shield, di pa napapanahon – DOH, DILG

Iginiit ni Health Secretary Francisco Duque na ang paggamit ng face shield ay suportado ng siyensiya kung saan lumilitaw na ang pagsusuot ng face mask at face shield, na sasamahan pa ng social distancing ay nagkakaloob ng higit pa sa 95% proteksiyon laban sa COVID-19 sa isang indibiduwal. Tutol din naman dito ang Department of the Interior and Local Government. …

Wastong waste segregation, giit ni Mayor Joy

Nanawagan si Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte sa mga residente ng lungsod na sanayin na magsagawa ng tamang waste management habang patuloy ang pagkolekta ng lokal na pamahalaan sa mga basura sa waterways sa lungsod. Sa tala ng Quezon City Task Force on Solid Waste Management, mula Enero hanggang Abril ng kasalukuyang taon, nakakolekta ang lokal na pamahalaan ng may …