Karding damage to infrastructure now over P300M

The cost of damaged infrastructure in the wake of Typhoon Karding has now reached P304,245,310, the National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (NDRRMC) said Saturday. This is significantly more than the cost of damage reported on Friday which was at P23,947,400. According to the NDRRMC’s latest situation report, Karding battered…

Shopee PH gets flak for getting Toni Gonzaga

No more adding to one of the carts, then? Shopee, a leading e-commerce operator found itself under fire after announcing two major decisions this week that appeared to many Filipinos to be conflicting: downsizing its local staff and hiring a politically divisive and highly paid celebrity as its new brand…

Shopee PH gets flak for getting Toni Gonzaga

No more adding to one of the carts, then? Shopee, a leading e-commerce operator found itself under fire after announcing two major decisions this week that appeared to many Filipinos to be conflicting: downsizing its local staff and hiring a politically divisive and highly paid celebrity as its new brand…

Fight for more benefits not over with signing of Expanded Solo Parents’ Welfare Act IRR — Brosas

The signing of the Expanded Solo Parents’ Welfare Act’s Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) is a victory for all solo parents and for the government, but Gabriela party-list Rep. Arlene Brosas reminded the public that more things are needed to be done. During the ceremonial signing of the IRR at…

May the force be with Ukraine: ‘Star Wars’ actor backs drone drive

Mark Hamill, who played Luke Skywalker in the “Star Wars” film series, announced Thursday his support for a fundraising drive to buy drones for Ukraine as it battles “the evil empire.” Hamill is the latest celebrity ambassador to back Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky’s UNITED24 fundraising platform, which was launched following…

Baguio council probes threats vs students

The city council will investigate the latest attacks on university students who received text messages from an unidentified group that threatened to inflict harm on youth activists in Baguio. Since Tuesday, the local police have intensified the security around the campuses of the University of the Philippines (UP) Baguio and…

Mayweather expresses admiration to Pacquiao, Filipino entrepreneurs

Retired boxing superstar Floyd Mayweather Jr. said he was impressed by entrepreneurs who established health and beauty products company Frontrow. Mayweather, who retired undefeated with 50 victories under his name, visited Manila to attend the inauguration of Frontrow’s new main office. He praised Frontrow bosses, Tutok to win Party-list Rep.…

Bulacan Special Economic Zone: A well-planned and spacious Silicon Valley needed

Albay Rep. Joey Salceda and his group have filed a revised version of House Bill No. 7575 that proposes to create the Bulacan Airport City Special Economic Zone and Freeport in Bulakan, Bulacan. In his explanation to the media, Salceda cited 14 changes that, he said, go beyond the concerns…