July inflation hits 31-month low at 2.4%

July inflation hits 31-month low at 2.4% By Leslie Gatpolintan MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — The country’s inflation rate further eased to a 31-month low at 2.4 percent in July as food prices continued to soften, boosting expectations of continued deceleration. Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) Undersecretary Claire Dennis Mapa said last month’s figure was the … Continue reading


POEA warns vs. online med exam registration system

POEA warns vs. online med exam registration system By Ferdinand Patinio   MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) warned licensed recruitment agencies and medical clinics catering to overseas Filipinos workers (OFWs) against an online registration system. In an advisory, the agency noted that the Department of Health (DOH) did not approve … Continue reading


Initial Mayon crop damage, loss reach P1.56M

Initial Mayon crop damage, loss reach P1.56M By Catherine Teves   MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — Mayon Volcano’s eruption has so far affected 112 hectares of agricultural areas, resulting in production loss and damages to high-value crops, amounting PHP1.56 million. Such loss and damages consisted of 35 metric tons (MT) of vegetables valued at PHP1.08 million … Continue reading


Transit fares change February 1

News Release Transit fares change February 1, 2018   Starting February 1, Edmonton Transit Service (ETS) is adjusting fares by approximately three per cent for adult, post-secondary, youth and seniors’ monthly passes and tickets. Fare adjustments start with February passes, even if purchased in January. The new fares are part of the three-year City Council … Continue reading


NDRRMC still verifying 123 reported deaths, 160 missing from ‘Vinta’

NDRRMC still verifying 123 reported deaths, 160 missing from ‘Vinta’ By Priam Nepomuceno   MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — Casualties caused by “Vinta” are still undergoing verification and validation by the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG). This was stressed by National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (NDRRMC) spokesperson Mina Marasigan in Sunday’s … Continue reading