Any price reduction is welcome news, but I would hardly call it a “crash” in egg prices. The prohibition might have even raised the rates, thus negating any price “crash” at the farm gate. Today the lowest retail price for white refined sugar in the wet market is P80 a kilo; in the supermarkets, the price can be as high as P110. * * *For rice, a farmers’ group said this week that the average retail price of well-milled rice had gone down by P2, to P52 a kilo. In my part of town yesterday, rice retail prices ranged from P50 to P56 for non-special varieties.
February 15, 2024 20:30 UTC
THE Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) has cleared a proposed joint venture by Cebu Landmasters Inc. (CLI) with Singapore-registered NTT UD Asia Pte. In a filing on Thursday, property developer CLI said it had received the PCC certification, dated February 6, authorizing the establishment of CLI NUD Ventures Inc.. CLI announced its partnership with NTT last September, saying the proposed residential project would add to its more than 100 developments across the Visayas and Mindanao regions. NTT, meanwhile, is an international developer of office buildings, residential properties, and other mixed-use developments in Southeast Asia. CLI shares were unchanged at P2.62 each on Thursday amid a 0.4-percent rise in the benchmark Philippine Stock Exchange index.
February 15, 2024 16:31 UTC
(UPDATE) SEOUL: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un oversaw the test firing of a "new-type surface-to-sea missile," state media reported on Thursday, part of a purported fresh drive to ramp up maritime border security. FIRING TIME A new type of surface-to-sea missile Padasuri-6 is test-fired toward the East Sea of Korea at an undisclosed location in North Korea on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2024. The official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said Kim had overseen the "evaluation test-fire of new-type surface-to-sea missile Padasuri-6 to be equipped by the navy." The maritime border between the two countries, known as the Northern Limit Line, has never been officially demarcated, and has been the site of previous clashes between the two Koreas. Earlier this week, North Korea announced it had tested a new control system for a multiple rocket launcher it said would have an "increased" battlefield role.
February 15, 2024 16:31 UTC
Coach Jorge Gallent and the Best Player of the Conference and Finals MVP, CJ Perez, answer the media as the San Miguel Beermen secured their 29th PBA title with a thrilling 104-102 victory over the Magnolia Chicken Timplados Hotshots in Game 6 of the Commissioner's Cup finals at the Smart Araneta Coliseum on Wednesday night, Feb. 14, 2024.
February 15, 2024 15:41 UTC
With the theme "Generating Knowledge, Cultivating Partnerships and Nurturing Entrepreneurial Skills in Advancing Agricultural Innovations," CLSU has 594 graduands. PHOTO FROM HTTPS://CLSU.EDU.PHThe CLSU Strategic Communication Office (StratCom) said the commencement exercise will be livestreamed via the CLSU official Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/clsuofficialpage. StratCom noted that among the graduands, 111 will receive academic honors and special awards to be led by Angelica Quitalig, a Bachelor of Science in Biology student. Quitalig achieved the highest academic honor and will graduate magna cum laude with a general weighted average of 1.31. As class valedictorian, she addressed her fellow graduates during the Tea Party and Recognition Program on Wednesday, February 14.
February 14, 2024 22:11 UTC
MANILA, Philippines — Vice President Sara Duterte on Wednesday called on concerned government agencies to ensure public safety after Dr. Sharmaine Barroquillo, 27, was attacked and shot by lawless elements in Maguindanao del Sur. Barroquillo survived the attack but sustained three gunshot wounds to the left shoulder and lower back that penetrated her spinal cord. “Magtulungan po tayo at huwag nating hayaang maghari ang mga kriminal sa ating mga komunidad (let us help each other and not allow criminals to reign in our communities),” she added. According to Duterte, no one, especially responsible citizens and government employees like Barroquillo, should suffer violence at the hands of criminals. “Ang nangyari sa kanya sa Buluan, Maguindanao ay isa lamang sa mga insidente ng karahasan sa buong bansa na sumasalamin sa estado ng seguridad at kaayusan ng bansa,” said Duterte.
Source:Philippine Daily Inquirer
February 14, 2024 19:59 UTC
Take this sentence: "Not all of the women in the district did not vote for the lone female candidate." That sentence is semantically problematic and confusing; it could be interpreted that "Some of the women did not vote for the lone female candidate," or that "None of the women voted for the lone female candidate." The first option: "Not all of the women in the district voted for the lone female candidate." The second option: "None of the women in the district voted for the lone female candidate." Lexical negation is simply the negative structuring of sentences by using words with negative denotations, such as "neither," "nor," "rarely," "hardly," and "seldom."
February 14, 2024 18:25 UTC
A-list actress Marian Rivera shares her thoughts on the recent success of her Metro Manila Film Festival entry 'Rewind' with husband Dingdong Dantes, which became the highest-grossing Filipino film of all time. The celebrity mom also updated fans about the second season of the couple's sitcom 'Jose & Maria's Bonggang Villa' Season 2 and how she juggles work and family time. Video by Iza Iglesias
February 14, 2024 10:38 UTC
President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2024 in Malacanang, awards the Presidential Medal of Merit to 106-year-old Maria Whang-Od Oggay for her contribution in preserving the art of traditional tattooing or 'batok' and for raising awareness on the heritage, culture and tradition of the indigenous peoples in the country. Video by Malacañang Press Corps Pool
February 14, 2024 09:46 UTC
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates: The chief executive officer (CEO) of ChatGPT-maker OpenAI said on Tuesday that the dangers that keep him awake at night regarding artificial intelligence (AI) are the "very subtle societal misalignments" that could make the systems wreak havoc. Altman on Tuesday warned of ‘very subtle societal misalignments’ that would make artificial intelligence a danger to society. Altman on Tuesday warned of 'very subtle societal misalignments' that would make artificial intelligence a danger to society. "I'm much more interested in the very subtle societal misalignments where we just have these systems out in society and through no particular ill intention, things just go horribly wrong." The United Arab Emirates (UAE), an autocratic federation of seven hereditarily ruled sheikhdoms, has signs of that risk.
February 14, 2024 09:03 UTC
A man in his 30s was arrested after he assaulted his mother with a pair of scissors at their home in Kwai Chung Estate on the morning of the fifth day of the Lunar New Year on Wednesday. The incident occurred around 10.30 am at Tsz Kwai House and the mother, bleeding, swiftly fled the home to file a police report after the violent encounter. Police soon came and arrested the man for assault occasioning actual bodily harm. The mother was sent to Yan Chai Hospital and police seized the scissors used by the man, who continued to remain emotional following the arrest. He was later sent to hospital as well.
February 14, 2024 05:50 UTC
Over the past 24 hours, the volcano has emitted 9,757 metric tons of SO2, following a period of declining emissions. ADVERTISEMENTBut the toxic gas only reached an altitude of 300 meters above Taal Volcano Island, locally known as the “Pulo,” before dispersing in the southwest direction. Taal Volcano remained under alert level 1 (low level of volcanic unrest), according to Phivolcs. From Feb. 1 to Feb. 4, the volcano emitted 10,848 MT of volcanic gas, a slight drop from the 12,669 MT emitted on Jan. 29 and 30. READ: Taal Volcano Island is ‘healing’ after 2020 eruption–DENRThe volcano released 15,145 MT of toxic volcanic gas from Jan. 25 to Jan. 28, the highest so far this year.
Source:Philippine Daily Inquirer
February 13, 2024 22:43 UTC
The Labor Department on Tuesday, February 13, issues its report on inflation at the consumer level in January. The Labor Department on Tuesday, February 13, issues its report on inflation at the consumer level in January. Excluding volatile food and energy costs, so-called core inflation could look stickier. Core inflation is watched closely because it typically provides a better read of where inflation is likely headed. The Fed will want to see some cooling in services prices to become more assured that inflation is declining.
February 13, 2024 22:29 UTC
'Campaigns for Mindanao's independence already settled'Supporters of the Bangsamoro Basic Law, now called the Bangsamoro Organic Law, call for its passage in a rally in Cotabato City. We abandoned the call for independence and we settled for genuine autonomy. The Bangsamoro Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) has been a place of conflict between the Philippine government and Moro secessionists for almost 50 years. In 2019, it was renamed to BARMM from ARMM after the ratification of its basic law, known as the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL). The creation of the region was approved by residents through a two-part plebiscite held in January and February of that same year.
February 13, 2024 18:23 UTC
NEW DELHI: Indian authorities on Tuesday deployed heavy security to stop thousands of protesting farmers who were marching toward New Delhi to renew their demands for assured crop prices, in a repeat of 2021 protests when they camped on the capital's outskirts for more than a year. Police sealed multiple entry points into New Delhi by erecting barriers of barbed wire, spikes and cement blocks. The farmers, who began their march from northern Haryana and Punjab states, are asking for a guaranteed minimum support price for all farm produce. The government protects agricultural producers against any sharp fall in farm prices by announcing a minimum purchase price on certain essential crops at the beginning of the sowing season, taking into account the cost of production. Farmers form the most influential voting bloc in India and politicians have long considered it unwise to alienate them.
February 13, 2024 16:22 UTC