Phivolcs reminds public: Earthquakes cannot be predicted

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) reiterated on Monday that it cannot predict the time and place where earthquakes would occur amid rumors of future earthquakes circulating online. In a Twitter post, Phivolcs shared an old photo about a supposed “warning” from them about an impending earthquake in…

2nd Bulacan village chair slain in as many weeks

A village chair here was shot dead on Monday, Nov 4, the second barangay chairman in this town to be killed in the past two weeks. Col. Chito Bersaluna, Bulacan police director, said Barangay Lapnit chair Rosteo Salao, 67, was gunned down by unidentified motorcycle-riding assailants around 6 a.m. On…

See you in court: Marjorie dares Claudine to prove claims she’d hurt mom

The feud between the controversial Barretto sisters appears to be far from over and seems to be even further heating up. This as an ostensibly fuming Marjorie has dared Claudine to prove her allegations that she tried to “physically hurt” their mother, Estrella “Inday” Barretto. “My Heart breaks for my…

Did You Know: November is National Rice Awareness Month

November was declared National Rice Awareness Month by virtue of Proclamation No. 524 signed on Jan. 5, 2004, by then President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. The observation coincided with the anniversary of the Philippine Rice Research Institute created under Executive Order No. 1061 dated Nov. 5, 1985. The Department of Agriculture was…

Oil prices could go down on slowing global economy

The sluggish growth of the global economy is expected to keep crude oil prices stable at their current level this year and weaker next year, according to the latest forecast from the World Bank. Data from the October issue of the multilateral lender’s Commodity Markets Outlook showed the latest forecasts…

Stronger peso helps give slight downward push to PH debts

The stronger peso in September slowed debt accumulation, slightly bringing down the national government’s outstanding obligations to P7.908 trillion. The national government’s outstanding debt declined 0.4 percent in September from the record P7.939 trillion in August, the latest Bureau of the Treasury data released on Monday, Nov 4, showed. But…

Q3 economic growth seen above 6%

Faster government spending was expected to have had boosted economic growth in the third quarter such that all economists polled by the Inquirer last week saw gross domestic product (GDP) expansion above the dismal first-half average of 5.5 percent. The government will report on the country’s economic performance on Thursday,…

Robredo asks PET for equal time as Marcos to comment on revision of votes’ report

Vice President Leni Robredo through her counsel has asked the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET) more time to submit their comment on the report on the revision and appreciation of votes related to the three pilot provinces. In its urgent motion dated Oct. 31, Robredo asked the Tribunal to give her…

Bello seeks justice for slain DOLE employee

Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III on Monday called on authorities to immediately arrest the killers of an employee of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE). “I condemn in the strongest terms the dastardly killing of labor officer Ellen Dacanay assigned at the Manila field office of the Department,” Bello…