Why Pinoy flavors are a sure bet for restaurateurs

For decades, there was only a handful of Pinoy restaurants—Kamayan, Galing-galing, Tipanan and Barrio Fiesta (which to me still has the best crispy pata). Many have come and gone. Only a few have remained. Restaurants with foreign concepts have been more fortunate. Many have flourished. When they opened Café Metro,…

No damage, casualty in Mindanao ports after 6.5-magnitude quake — PPA

No damage nor casualties were recorded in ports operated by the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) in Mindanao after a powerful quake struck Cotabato and other parts of the region on Thursday morning. “There were no injuries/casualties to PPA personnel nor material damage to any port facility in earthquake affected areas,”…

Rescuers still searching for survivors in collapsed condo in Davao City

At least nine, including a Korean, were hurt after a mid-rise residential building in the city partially collapsed following a magnitude 6.5 earthquake on Thursday morning. The ground floor of a five-story building of the Ecoland 4000 Residences caved in as a result of the strong tremor. The search-and-rescue units…

Nearly 800K passengers arrive, depart at Naia on Undas 2019

Nearly 800,000 passengers have arrived at or departed from the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia) during the Undas season, the Manila International Airport Authority (Miaa) reported. Data gathered by INQUIRER.net showed that 799,850 passengers have traveled via Naia from October 25 to October 30, 2019. Of this number, 378,791 passengers…

DILG: Over 178,000 drug surrenderers graduate from drug rehab

A total of 178,353 drug surrenderers have graduated from the government’s community-based drug rehabilitation program (CBDRP), the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) said Thursday. Under the program, drug surrenderers “assessed to have mild to moderate drug affectation” are provided with interventions, including psychosocial support, relapse prevention skills,…

Kidapawan re-routes traffic after magnitude 6.5 quake

The Kidapawan City government has closed the highway to commuters going to Davao and Cotabato cities following today’s magnitude 6.5 quake. Kidapawan Mayor Joseph Evangelista ordered the rerouting of vehicular traffic using the Davao-Cotabato highway, which cuts across the city’s main urban area, to ensure public safety. “The Eva’s Hotel…