Cebu Archbishop Emeritus Ricardo Cardinal Vidal, 86

By Ador Vincent S. Mayol/inquirer.net – Cebu Archbishop Emeritus Ricardo Cardinal Vidal is dead. “It is with great sadness that I announce the death of Cardinal Vidal. He has returned to the Father’s home at 7:28 a.m. today (Wednesday),” said Msgr. Joseph Tan, the spokesperson of the Archdiocese of Read more »

LOOK: New jeepneys under PUV modernization program

By Katerina Francisco and Kimiko Sy/rappler.com – What will the new jeepneys look like under the government’s public utility vehicle (PUV) modernization program? The public had a glimpse of the updated modern jeepneys in an expo held by the Department of Transportation (DOTr) and Department of Trade and Industry on Read more »

Malacañang suspends gov’t work, classes on Tuesday, October 17

via rappler.com – Classes at all levels, as well as work in government offices, will be suspended on the second day of the nationwide transport strike on Tuesday, October 17. The announcement was made late Monday, October 16, by Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea, citing “public health and safety.” Explaining the Read more »

Bitcoin use grows in Philippines, regulators flex muscle

via abs-cbn.com – The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas has released guidelines on cryptocurrencies including bitcoin, as transactions involving digital coins grew, an official said. Cryptocurrency transactions have grown to $6 million daily from $2 million to $3 million a few years ago, BSP deputy director Melchor Plabasan told ANC’s On Read more »

Transport strike shuts Philippine financial markets

By Chrisee Dela Paz/rappler.com – There will be no clearing and settlement operations by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) and the Securities Clearing Corporation of the Philippines on Monday, October 16, following an order from Malacañang to suspend government work due to a two-day nationwide transport strike. The Philippine Read more »

The Philippines Chewing On Ways To Cash In On West’s Healthy Food Obsession

By Carolyn Ramoran-Malasig/forbes.com – These days, there’s a healthier alternative to practically anything on a grocery shelf. Whole milk can be substituted with almond or other types of nut milk and there are now a whole menu of alternatives to white flour. People want something essentially better for their well-being Read more »

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