March 2019

comlec

Over 14 million more elections ballots are waiting in line to be printed with just over a month before the May 13 national and local polls, conferred by the Commission on Elections (Comelec). James Jimenez, the Comelec spokesman alleged there are 14,093,384 out of the 63,662,481 total ballots that are yet to be reproduced by the National Printing Office (NPO). “As of March 28, we are 77.86 percent completed or

Salvador Panelo

Malacañang sees as a positive improvement the latest Business Expectations Survey which showed business out-look in the country rising to 35.2 percentage in the first quarter of 2019.Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo built the statement after the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) said in its report Thursday that the said figure rose from 27.2 percent for the duration of the last quarter of 2018. In accordance with the BSP, this figure

Dengue

The Department of Health (DOH) stated that over 48,000 dengue cases have already been reported nationwide as of March 16, 2019. Basing from the latest data from the DOH-Epidemiology Bureau, there were around 48,634 dengue cases, which includes 184 fatalities, reported in the period of January 1 to March 16. The figure is higher compared to the 28,328 cases, including 150 deaths, recorded during the same period last year. Central

basketball

In the 2019 PBA All-Star Weekend on Friday in Calasiao, PJ Simon did well enough to be crowned the champion of the Three-Point Shootout. Simon who is Magnolia’s veteran shooter ended with 17 points in the final round as the first shooter and had to view contenders NLEX’s Philip Paniamogan and NorthPort’s Robert Bolick take their turns before he could hoist the trophy. Paniamogan fought from the floor shooting just

Grand Canyon

A Hong Kong national lurched to his death on Thursday after slipping over a ledge while taking photographs at a Grand Canyon lookout, a tour operator recalled. The tourist who was believed to be in the age range of 50 was taking photographs of the scene during a mid-morning stop at the Eagle Point overlook on land owned by the Hualapai tribe when he slipped and fell, stated David Leibowitz,

Maria Ressa

USA on Friday admonished the Philippines to swiftly resolve a case against detained journalist Maria Ressa and permit her and her news site Rappler to “operate freely.” A State Department spokesperson stated the US was “concerned” about the detention of the prominent critic of President Rodrigo Duterte and called out on the Philippines to esteem freedom of the press. “The freedom of expression is a cornerstone of any truly democratic

Cavite Laguna Expressway

Infrastructure giant Metro Pacific Investments Corp’s toll road unit is starting toil on the second phase of the Cavite Laguna Expressway (CALAEx), targeting to finish by 2022. Metro Pacific Tollways Corp. and the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) led the groundbreaking rites on Wednesday, for the Cavite section, which will cover 27 kilometers of the 45-km toll road. Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar cited the Laguna

PHIVOLCS

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) on Thursday elevated Taal Volcano’s status to alert level 1 and observed that was at an “abnormal condition.” PHIVOLCS reminded the public in an advisory that the volcano’s main crater continued to be “strictly off-limits for sudden steam explosions might occur and high concentrations of lethal volcanic gases can be released.” PHIVOLCS supplemented that the whole volcano island is a “permanent danger

Pia Wurtzbach

Pia Wurtzbach became the first Filipino beauty queen to be commemorated by the iconic Madame Tussauds wax museum as she personally revealed her mirror image at a hotel in Mandaluyong City. The wax figure would be flown for display at Madame Tussauds Hong Kong. Her rule as Miss Universe 2015 may have ended, but Pia Wurtzbach lingers to make a stir in the international scene. “I’m at a loss for

Robot

Gavin pathross likes his Americano at a specific strength, with exactly 2.8 shots of espresso, an order that human baristas find it difficult to get right. But the baristas at Ratio, his new coffee shop in Shanghai, are anything but human. Customers specify, order and then pay for their coffee via their smartphones. A robot arm then grinds the beans, pumps shots of espresso and then carries out the rest