Surviving Ghost Month 2022 – Manila Bulletin

THE RIGHT MOVE Chinese Filipinos (Chinoys) are one of the largest overseas Chinese communities in Southeast Asia with Chinese immigration to the Philippines occurring mostly during the Spanish colonization of the islands between the 16th and 19th centuries. The most recent data on the Chinoy population was in 2013, from the Senate of the Philippines, which approximates 1.35 million pure Chinese, while Filipinos with Chinese descent comprised 22.8 million of the population. The actual current figures, however, are not known since the Philippine census does not usually take into account…

ROTC as leadership training – Manila Bulletin

THE VIEWS FROM RIZAL Dr. Jun Ynares Public opinion has been divided over the President’s announcement in his first State of the Nation Address (SONA) that he wants a mandatory military training for senior high school students. He included the proposed initiative among the priority items in his legislative agenda. The President’s announcement echoed the earlier call made by Education Secretary and Vice PresidentSarah Duterte for the return of the Reserved Officers Training Course (ROTC) at the Grades 11 and 12 level. Critics of the return of mandatory military for…

Rise in Covid-19 cases until December possible—DOH – Manila Bulletin

DOH The Department of Health (DOH) said there is a possibility that Covid-19 cases in the Philippines may continue to rise until December. “Maari po talaga na magtuloy-tuloy ang pagtaas ng kaso ng Covid-19 dito sa ating bansa even way through this October, November, and December,” said DOH Officer-in-Charge Maria Rosario Vergeire on Tuesday, Aug. 9. Metro Manila may see more than 10,000 Covid-19 cases by October, said Vergeire, citing the recent projection of Australian Tuberculosis Modeling Network (Autumn). “Meron tayong Autumn projections.Yung Autumn projections po natin, we can have…

75-year-old man arrested for alleged sexual abuse of niece – Manila Bulletin

News / Visayas / 75-year-old man arrested for alleged sexual abuse of niece 75-year-old man arrested for alleged sexual abuse of niece TARLAC CITY — A 75-year-old man was arrested for alleged sexual abuse of his niece considered as a person with disability (PWD) in Brgy. Calingcuan, Tarlac City on Sunday, August 7. Based on the report from the Office of Police Lieutenant Colonel Jerrold Jake C. Manguerra, Chief of Police of Tarlac City Police, the suspect identified as Isagani Gonzalez Lozano was arrested after the 21-year-old deaf and mute…

Cabaero, Catantan, Gervacio, Davies lead winners in ONE CF meet – Manila Bulletin

Philippine fencing team training pool members Robert Cabaero and Ysa Catantan dominated the 23-under category, while Keonn Davies and Meg Gervacio emerged as winners in the 17-under division in the 4th ONE Canlas Fencing Competition at the SM City Sta. Mesa in Manila. Jodie Tan of St. Jude Catholic School/Canlas Fencing, second from left, clinches the gold medal in the 12-under women’s individual foil category in the 4th ONE Canlas Fencing Competition last Saturday at SM City Sta. Mesa in Manila. Also in photo are silver medalist Nicol Canlas of…

Guadiz vows to address ‘slow’ LTO transactions as complaints mount – Manila Bulletin

Newly-installed Land Transportation Office (LTO) chief Teofilo Guadiz vowed to double the efforts in expediting all the transactions in the agency amid complaints of slow processing of documents from getting driver’s license and its renewal, as well as registration of vehicles, which, some critics attributed to its new IT system. In a media interview, Guadiz acknowledged the glitches of the Land Transportation and Management System (LTMS) amid reports that it now takes up to five days before the transaction is completed compared to the previous system wherein transactions are completed…

‘Nakaka emo yung bilis’ – Manila Bulletin

First-time mom Angelica Panganiban on pregnancy: ‘Nakaka emo yung bilis’ Now in her 33rd week, Angelica Panganiban couldn’t help but feel emotional waiting for the arrival of her first baby. On Instagram, the 35-year-old star said that they’re now down to their “last two long drives.” “Last two long drives love.. then manila based na tayo waiting for our bean.. pagbalik natin ng subic, may bitbit na tayong baby,” she wrote. Angelica added: “Nakaka emo yung bilis ng mga pangyayari. But at the same time, game na game na ko…

Ninja Van Philippines becomes the Supreme Court’s first private courier partner – Manila Bulletin

Technology / Tech News / Ninja Van Philippines becomes the Supreme Court’s first private courier partner Ninja Van Philippines becomes the Supreme Court’s first private courier partner Tech-enabled logistics company Ninja Van Philippines was recently granted accreditation by the Supreme Court as its first private courier partner. With this, litigants can now file documents to any court and send copies to another party in a case through Ninja Van Philippines’ Ninja Packs delivery service or by heading to a Ninja Point nearest to them. Ninja Van Philippines becomes the Supreme…

Tough days ahead for ‘brick and mortar’ stores–Salceda – Manila Bulletin

Physical or “brick and mortar” stores will continue to have challenging days ahead of them, according to economist-congressman Joey Salceda of Albay’s 2nd district. (Mark Balmores/ File photo/ MANILA BULLETIN) Salceda gave this assessment in reaction to the June 2022 Labor Force Survey report of the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA). “I expect things to continue getting harder for brick and mortar stores as malls have begun to charge previously deferred or reduced rental payments,” the House Committee Ways and Means chairman said. Salceda was referring to the mall owners’ earlier…

Baking for the future – Manila Bulletin

Almost three years after its listing at the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE), Fruitas Holdings Inc. (PSE: FRUIT) successfully listed its baking subsidiary last June 30. The initial public offering (IPO) of Balai ni Fruitas Inc. (PSE: BALAI) raised about P203.8 million in net primary proceeds for BALAI and minimum gross proceeds of P35 million for FRUIT. BALAI President and CEO Lester Yu said: “The listing opens more opportunities for us to be nimble and respond to our customers’ evolving preferences. The IPO proceeds and the company’s strong cash generation from…