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FeastCon 2022: The largest Catholic inspirational event in the country is coming to Cebu

The largest Catholic inspirational event in the country, Feast Conference (FeastCon), is coming back in full swing to the Visayas this Friday and will show us how to live a life that is greater than our current circumstances.  Happening on November 25, 2022, at the Atlantic Hall of Waterfront Cebu Hotel in Lahug, Cebu City […] The post FeastCon 2022: The largest Catholic inspirational event in the country is coming to Cebu appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerNov 24th, 2022

SEC’s Investor Education Roadshow a Hit among Cebuanos

Attendees of the Investor Protection Week (IPW) Education Roadshow 2022 commended the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the SEC-Cebu Extension Office (SEC-CEO) for initiating the event that allowed them to fully appreciate and understand the role of the SEC in the community, the business sector and the entire country in general. Last November 9, […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsNov 21st, 2022

Saving our people from economic and moral bankruptcy

The presidential  elections in May 2022 will be a  crucial event in Philippine history.  At stake at the coming polls are the democratic institutions and the very survival of the country.   .....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMay 10th, 2021

Maynilad, MWC shelve rate adjustments for 2021

Maynilad Water Services, Inc. (Maynilad) and Manila Water Company, Inc. are forgoing some water rate increases they are qualified to implement in the coming year, including the next tranche of the rate rebasing adjustment as well as the mandated Consumer Price Index (CPI) adjustment.  This was announced separately by both companies on Tuesday. In a text message, Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) Chief Regulator Patrick Ty said the MWSS-Regulatory Office (MWSS-RO) has been discussing this matter with both Maynilad and Manila Water since the start of this year. “We just received the proposals of the two Concessionaires and we are currently evaluating them,” Ty said.  In a statement, Maynilad said that with this deferral, the company “hopes to alleviate the day-to-day struggles of its customers as they and the whole country strive to recover from adversity and rise stronger than before, ready to start anew”. “During these difficult times when no one is spared the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, Maynilad is one with the government in finding ways to help our countrymen make the situation more manageable,” it also said. Manila Water, on the other hand, said “in the spirit of Bayanihan and to alleviate the plight of our customers due to the pandemic, Manila Water will not be implementing the rate adjustment in 2021 under the approved 2018 Rate Rebasing.” Done every five years, rate rebasing is review of water utilities’ past performance and the projection on their future cash flows.  It is supposed to set the water rates at a level that would allow both Maynilad and Manila Water to recover their expenditures and earn a rate of return. For 2020, Maynilad and Manila Water also volunteered to defer the implementation of the next tranche of annual rate hike approved under the current rate rebasing period, which started in 2018.  Their decision came as both companies were being scrutinized by no less than President Rodrigo Duterte for their allegedly onerous contracts with MWSS. To be implemented in tranches from 2018 to 2022, the approved increase in Maynilad’s rates under the fifth rate rebasing period would be P5.73 per cubic meter (/cu. m.). For this year, it was supposed to increase its rates by P1.95/cu.m, then another P1.95/cu.m in 2021.    As for Manila Water, the increase in its rates under rate rebasing would play around P6.22 to P6.55/cu.m.  This year, it was supposed to increase its rates by P2/cu.m, and another P2/cu.m by 2021.  By 2022, depending on the medium-term water sources project that the company will be allowed to pursue, the Ayala-led firm could charge its customers an increase of P0.76/cu.m up to P1.04/cu.m. The CPI adjustment, on the other hand, is the annual inflation adjustment and takes place every January. Maynilad is the largest private water concessionaire in the Philippines in terms of customer base.  It is the agent and contractor of the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) for the West Zone of the Greater Manila Area, which is composed of the cities of Manila (certain portions), Quezon City (certain portions), Makati (west of South Super Highway), Caloocan, Pasay, Parañaque, Las Piñas, Muntinlupa, Valenzuela, Navotas and Malabon all in Metro Manila; the cities of Cavite, Bacoor and Imus, and the towns of Kawit, Noveleta and Rosario, all in Cavite Province.  Meanwhile, Manila Water caters to the East Zone concession area covering the Cities of Makati, Mandaluyong, Pasig, Pateros, San Juan, Taguig and Marikina. It is also in charge of the southeastern parts of Quezon City, and Sta. Ana and San Andres in Manila. In the Province of Rizal, MWCI services the City of Antipolo and Municipalities of San Mateo, Rodriguez, Cainta, Taytay, Teresa, Angono, Baras, Binangonan, and Jala-jala......»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsNov 3rd, 2020

Stars to grace SMB’s first virtual festival on October 31

The Dawn, Razorback ft. Kevin Roy, Mayonnaise, Kylie Versoza, Alyssa Muhlach, PBA star June Mar Fajardo and other performers are set to join in SMB’s first virtual festival on October 31. The country’s largest producer of beer, San Miguel Brewery Inc. (SMB), comes up with an exciting and fun way to reach out despite the social limitations. Last October 17, and again this coming October 31, SMB brought the Oktoberfest party to homes through its first San Miguel Oktoberfest Beer and Music Virtual Festival. The two-day festival, co-presented by Stream and in cooperation with Set & Stage and Network Rentals, offers plenty to the varying and evolvingentertainment preferences of its target market through its multi-stage setup. Audiences can choose to rock out loud at the Band Stage, move to the beat at the Dance Stage, or hangout with the stars at the Backstage via Zoom. To join, simply visit the Facebook pages of San Miguel Oktoberfest and your beloved SMB brands to catch the live event and take part in this once in a lifetime beer and music virtual festival. To complete the festival experience, SMB offers official merchandise for the San Miguel Oktoberfest Beer and Music Virtual Festival......»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsOct 22nd, 2020

PrimaryHomes Partners Reunited After Two Years

After two years of virtual events due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the brokers and sellers of PrimaryHomes Inc. (PHI) finally met again through the Grand Partners Appreciation Night 2022 all-out celebration at the Pacific Grand Ballroom in Waterfront Hotel last November 15, 2022. This event is part of PrimaryHomes Ultra Sales Incentive Program which has […] The post PrimaryHomes Partners Reunited After Two Years appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 28th, 2022

What to expect in Cebu LitFest’s comeback

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Another of Cebu’s most anticipated events will be staging a comeback this weekend. The Cebu Literary Festival (LitFest) will once again welcome exhibitors, writers, readers, poets, artists, as well as cosplayers this Friday, November 25, 2022. The three-day event will be held at Ayala Center Cebu Activity Center. At least 200 […] The post What to expect in Cebu LitFest’s comeback appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 23rd, 2022

Cebu Chooks team tops Pilipinas 3×3 Quest, gets ticket to Hong Kong Masters

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu Chooks 3×3 team ruled the 2022 Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas 3×3 Quest 2.0 campaign on Sunday evening at the Ayala Malls Solenad in Laguna. Cebu Chooks defeated Manila Chooks, 20-18, to clinch the title to qualify for the FIBA 3×3 World Tour Hong Kong Masters on Nov. 26-27, 2022.  The country’s top […] The post Cebu Chooks team tops Pilipinas 3×3 Quest, gets ticket to Hong Kong Masters appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 21st, 2022

Two tropical cyclones may enter PAR in November — Pagasa

MANILA, Philippines — There are no weather disturbances seen to enter the country in the coming days, but the state weather bureau on Sunday said we should watch out for two tropical cyclones by the end of November. “Sa ngayon magandang balita po dahil matapos malusaw ang low pressure area kahapon, wala tayo nakikitang weather […] The post Two tropical cyclones may enter PAR in November — Pagasa appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 20th, 2022

Pandas edge Vipers, advance to finals of Badboyz hoops tournament

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The defending champions, the Pandas, advanced to the finals of the Badboyz Basketball Club (BBC) Season 12 after they narrowly beat the Vipers, 89-88, in the do-or-die semifinals on Saturday evening, Nov. 12, 2022, on the Alta Vista Golf and Country Club gymnasium. Frederick Añabieza powered the Pandas with his 26-point […] The post Pandas edge Vipers, advance to finals of Badboyz hoops tournament appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 13th, 2022

SM Seaside Cebu to host 2nd STBAI national bowling

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Seaside Tenpin Bowling Association Inc. (STBAI) will hold the 2nd STBAI-National Bowling Tour Open Tenpin Bowling Championships 2022 from November 23 to 27, 2022 at the SM Seaside City Cebu Bowling Center. This national kegfest hopes to draw over a hundred pintopplers from around the country. Currently, it already has […] The post SM Seaside Cebu to host 2nd STBAI national bowling appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 11th, 2022

PRO-7 : Zero crimes aimed during Bar Exams 2022 in Cebu City

CEBU CITY, Philippines —  The Police Regional Office in Central Visayas (PRO-7) aims for zero major crimes for this coming bar examination in Cebu City on Nov. 9, 13, 16, and 20. Police Brigadier General Roderick Augustus Alba, PRO-7 director, said that the security measures were carefully evaluated based on the previous year’s experience wherein […] The post PRO-7 : Zero crimes aimed during Bar Exams 2022 in Cebu City appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 7th, 2022

Dolphinz barges into finals of BBC hoops tourney

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Top-seeded Dolphinz cruised to the finals of the Badboyz Basketball Club (BBC) Season 12 after routing the fourth-seed Panthers, 95-67, in the semifinals on Saturday evening, Nov. 5, 2022 at the Alta Vist Golf and Country Club gymnasium.  The reigning season’s “Most Valuable Player” Vernon Legaspi, who received the award […] The post Dolphinz barges into finals of BBC hoops tourney appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 6th, 2022

Security measures for Bar exam 2022 already set, says CCPO chief

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The security measures for the coming Bar exam this month in two Cebu venues are already set, a top police official said. Police Colonel Ireneo Dalogdog, chief of the Cebu City Police Office, said at least a hundred personnel are set to be deployed in the two venues,  the University of […] The post Security measures for Bar exam 2022 already set, says CCPO chief appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 4th, 2022

Manila Chooks 3×3 to vie in 2022 NEOM Super Quest on Friday

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The Manila Chooks 3×3 squad will begin its campaign in the 2022 NEOM Super Quest on Friday, November 4, 2022, in Neom, Saudi Arabia. The event is a qualifier for the 2022 FIBA 3×3 Hong Kong Masters and part of the NEOM Beach Games 2022. This will be the first time Manila Chooks […] The post Manila Chooks 3×3 to vie in 2022 NEOM Super Quest on Friday appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 3rd, 2022

Southwestern Cebu Resort Offers Unique Experiences

CEBU, Philippines  – Club Serena Resort in Moalboal, southwest Cebu presents extraordinary escapes made of luxurious accommodations, delightful gastronomic presentations, and breathtaking vistas of the country’s largest marine protected area, the Tañon Strait. Club Serena holds 1.4 hectares of wide and private space with architecture uniquely done in modern Filipino vernacular. The fusion of traditional […] The post Southwestern Cebu Resort Offers Unique Experiences appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 2nd, 2022

CCPO chief: Zero crime rate in cemeteries so far

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Police Office (CCPO) has not received any major untoward incidents from all public cemeteries in the city. This was as of 2:30 pm today, Tuesday, November 1, 2022. CCPO chief Police Col. Ireneo Dalogdog said Tuesday was generally peaceful. Dalogdog went to Carreta Catholic Cemetery this afternoon to […] The post CCPO chief: Zero crime rate in cemeteries so far appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 1st, 2022

Tropical Cyclone Paeng Tracker

Latest track and intensity forecast of Paeng (PAGASA) 11 p.m., Oct. 29 The state weather bureau, on Saturday evening, Oct. 29, said severe tropical storm Paeng (international name: Nalgae) will likely exit the Luzon landmass within 6 to 12 hours, adding that based on the latest forecast track, it may leave the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) on Monday, Oct. 31. Paeng has crossed the Laguna de Bay and the Metro Manila-Rizal-Bulacan area and is now in the vicinity of Baliuag, Bulacan. It has maximum sustained winds of 95 kilometers per hour (kph) and gustiness of up to 160 kph. 8 p.m., Oct. 29 Severe tropical storm Paeng (international name: Nalgae) is now traversing the northern portion of Cavite. It was last spotted in the vicinity of General Mariano Alvarez, Cavite, packing maximum winds of 95 kilometers per hour (kph) and gustiness of up to 115 kph. After traversing the Cavite area, the weather disturbance will cross the southern portion of Bataan. Signal No. 3 remained hoisted in the following areas in Luzon: the central and southern portions of Zambales, Bataan, the southern portion of Bulacan, the western portion of Pampanga, Metro Manila, the southwestern portion of Quezon, Laguna, Batangas, Cavite, Rizal, the northwestern portion of Occidental Mindoro including Lubang Islands, and the northwestern portion of Oriental Mindoro. 5 p.m., Oct. 29 Paeng was last seen in the vicinity of San Pablo City, Laguna. Although it already made landfall five times, the state weather bureau said Paeng may “maintain its strength while traversing the Luzon landmass.” Its fifth and latest landfall scenario was recorded in Sariaya, Quezon at 1:40 p.m. Based on PAGASA’s latest forecast track, Paeng will continue to barrel through the Philippine landmass and will traverse the Cavite-Batangas area. 2 p.m., Oct. 29 Severe tropical storm Paeng (international name: Nalgae) is about to make its 5th landfall, said the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA). It was last spotted over the coastal waters of San Juan, Batangas with maximum sustained winds of 95 kilometers per hour (kph) and gustiness of up to 130 kph. Tropical Cyclone Wind Signals are still raised as Paeng barrels through the country’s landmass. Signal No. 3 remained hoisted in Metro Manila, Bataan, the southern portion of Zambales, Marinduque, the northern and central portions of Quezon including Polillo Islands, Laguna, Batangas, Cavite, Rizal, the northwestern portion of Occidental Mindoro including Lubang Islands, and the northern portion of Oriental Mindoro. 11 a.m., Oct. 29 In less than 24 hours, severe tropical storm Paeng (international name: Nalgae) already made landfall four times. Its most recent landfall scenario was recorded in Santa Cruz, Marinduque at 8:40 a.m. According to PAGASA, it may make another landfall in the vicinity of the southeastern portion of Batangas before traversing the Cavite-Metro Manila-Bataan Peninsula area on Saturday, Oct. 29. Paeng may exit the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) on Monday evening, Oct. 31. 8 a.m., Oct. 29 Paeng made its third landfall over Buenavista, Quezon at 6 a.m., said the state weather bureau. Based on the latest forecast track, the center of Paeng is expected to pass close or make landfall in the vicinity of Marinduque on Saturday morning, Oct. 29 before traversing the CALABARZON-Metro Manila-Bataan Peninsula area for the remainder of the day. Wind Signal No. 3 was hoisted in Camarines Norte, the western portion of Camarines Sur, Marinduque, Quezon including Polillo Islands, Laguna, Batangas, Cavite, Metro Manila, and Rizal as Paeng barrels through Luzon. Areas under Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal No. 2 include Catanduanes, Albay, the western portion of Sorsogon, the western portion of Masbate including Burias Island, the southern portion of Aurora, Bulacan, Pampanga, Bataan, Tarlac, Zambales, Nueva Ecija, Pangasinan, the rest of Camarines Sur, Romblon, Oriental Mindoro, and Occidental Mindoro including Lubang Islands. Meanwhile, Wind Signal No. 1 was raised in Isabela, Nueva Vizcaya, Quirino, Kalinga, Ifugao, Mountain Province, Benguet, Ilocos Sur, La Union, the rest of Aurora, the rest of Sorsogon, the rest of Masbate including Ticao Island, and the northern portion of Palawan including Calamian and Cuyo Islands, Northern Samar, Samar, Eastern Samar, Biliran, Leyte, Southern Leyte, Cebu including Bantayan and Camotes Islands, Bohol, Negros Occidental, Negros Oriental, Guimaras, Aklan, Antique, Capiz, and Iloilo. 5 a.m., Oct. 29 Severe tropical storm Paeng (international name: Nalgae) was last spotted in the vicinity of Siruma, Camarines Sur. It has maximum sustained winds of 95 kilometers per hour (kph) near the center and gustiness of up to 160 kph. The weather disturbance made its first landfall in Virac, Catanduanes at 1:10 a.m. Its second landfall was recorded in Caramoan, Camarines Sur at 1:40 a.m. 2 a.m., Oct. 29 Cyclone Paeng (international name: Nalgae) intensified into a severe tropical storm. Due to this weather disturbance, heavy to intense rains will persist over Bicol region, Western Visayas, Quezon, Polillo Islands, Marinduque, Romblon, Samar, Northern Samar, Eastern Samar, Occidental Mindoro and Oriental Mindoro until Saturday morning. Paeng will then begin to drench Metro Manila and nearby areas with intense rains as it further traverses Luzon. “Heavy to intense rains to at times torrential rains possible over Metro Manila, CALABARZON, Marinduque, Occidental Mindoro, and Oriental Mindoro [on Saturday morning through evening],” said PAGASA. PAGASA is still not ruling out the possibility of a landfall scenario over the Albay-Catanduanes area in the next 6 hours. Paeng may weaken into a tropical storm after its interaction with the Luzon landmass. 11 p.m., Oct. 28 The center of tropical storm Paeng was already over the coastal waters of Rapu-Rapu, Albay, according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA). Paeng was moving west-northwestward at a speed of 25 kilometers per hour (kph), while packing maximum sustained winds of 85 kph near the center and gusts of up to 105 kph. Based on its latest track, the storm may make landfall in Albay-Camarines Sur area or Catanduanes late Friday night, Oct. 28, or early Saturday morning, Oct. 29. After its landfall, PAGASA said the storm may likely to cross the Bicol peninsula until early Saturday afternoon and cross Calabarzon (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, Quezon) and Metro Manila until evening. “After emerging over Manila Bay, Paeng will briefly pass very close or over the Bataan peninsula between tomorrow late evening (Oct. 29) and Sunday early morning (Oct. 30),” PAGASA said. 8 p.m., Oct. 28 The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) last spotted tropical storm Paeng (international name: Nalgae) 100 kilometers (km) east-northeast of Catarman, Northern Samar or 165 km east of Juban, Sorsogon. “On the forecast track the center of Paeng may make its initial landfall in the vicinity of Albay or Sorsgon this late evening (Oct. 28) or tomorrow early morning (Oct. 29) and traverse the Bicol Peninsula before emerging over the coastal waters of Quezon. Between tomorrow afternoon and evening (Oct. 29), the center of Paeng may make another landfall over the east coast of Quezon,” PAGASA said. However, PAGASA has not ruled out a possible change in the landfall scenario due to the southward shift in the forecast track. As of 8 p.m., Paeng was moving at a speed of 25 kilometers per hour (kph), while it maintained maximum sustained winds of 85 kph near the center and gusts of up to 105 kph. 5 p.m., Oct. 28 The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said tropical storm Paeng (international name: Nalgae) was last spotted 180 kilometers east of Catarman, Northern Samar. It was moving west-northwestward at a speed of 25 kilometers per hour (kph), while packing maximum sustained winds of 85 kph near the center and gusts of up to 105 kph. “Tropical storm Paeng is forecast to continue moving west-northwestward through Sunday (Oct. 30). On the forecast track the center of Paeng may make landfall or pass close to Northern Samar tonight (Oct. 28),” PAGASA said. “Afterwards, this tropical cyclone will traverse the Bicol Region this late evening (Oct. 28) through tomorrow morning (Oct. 29). Between tomorrow afternoon and evening, the center of Paeng may make another landfall over the east coast of Quezon, including Polillo Islands,” it added. Paeng is also expected to intensify into a severe tropical storm in 12 hours. 2 p.m., Oct. 28 The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) last spotted tropical storm Paeng 155 kilometers (km) east-northeast of Borongan City, Eastern Samar or 245 km east-southeast of Catarman, Northern Samar. It was moving westward at a speed of 30 kilometers per hour (kph), while it maintained maximum sustained winds of 75 kph near the center and gusts of up to 90 kph. Based on the latest analysis, a possible close approach or landfall in Eastern Samar or Northern Samar this afternoon or evening is “not ruled out.” “Afterwards, Paeng will move generally west-northwestward and may traverse the Bicol Region tonight (Oct. 28) through tomorrow morning (Oct. 29). Between tomorrow afternoon and evening, the center of Paeng may make another landfall over the east coast of Quezon, including Polillo Islands, or Aurora,” PAGASA said. 11 a.m., Oct. 28 The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said tropical storm Paeng (international name: Nalgae) was estimated 220 kilometers (km) east-northeast of Borongan City, Eastern Samar, or 305 km of Catarman, Northern Samar. The movement of the storm accelerated to a speed of 25 kilometers per hour (kph) west-northwest toward the Bicol Region. After its landfall in Catanduanes early Saturday morning, Oct. 29, Paeng may pass the northern part of Camarines Sur, then the eastern part of Camarines Norte. By Sunday morning, Oct. 30, PAGASA said the center of Paeng may make another landfall over the coastal area of eastern Quezon, including Polillo Islands, or Aurora. Meanwhile, Paeng has maintained its maximum sustained winds of 75 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 90 kph. “Paeng is forecast to further intensify while moving over the warm waters of the Philippine Sea and may reach the severe tropical storm category within 24 hours,” PAGASA said. However, it pointed out that because of a landfall scenario in Bicol Region, Paeng is now less likely to intensify into a typhoon and there is an “increasing likelihood” that Paeng may remain a severe tropical storm. “Per latest track and intensity forecast, the highest wind signal that will likely be hoisted is Wind Signal No. 3 in anticipation of storm-force conditions associated with Paeng,” PAGASA said. 5 a.m., Oct. 28 The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) last spotted tropical storm Paeng 410 kilometers east of Borongan City, Eastern Samar, and it was moving westward at 15 kilometers per hour (kph). It said Paeng may move west-northwestward over the Philippine Sea until Sunday, Oct. 30, while moving toward the central or southern portion of Luzon. Paeng is still expected to make landfall in or pass very close to Catanduanes by Saturday morning, Oct. 29. Meanwhile, another landfall scenario is likely over Aurora or the coastal areas of eastern Quezon, including Polillo Islands on Sunday morning. “Considering the southward shift in the forecast track, a possible landfall in the eastern portion of Bicol Region is not ruled out at this time,” PAGASA pointed out. PAGASA said Paeng slightly intensified packing maximum sustained winds of 75 kph near the center and gusts of up to 90 kph. 11 p.m., Oct. 27 The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) last spotted tropical storm Paeng 485 kilometers east of Borongan City, Eastern Samar, and it was slowly moving westward. It is packing maximum sustained winds of 65 kilometers per hour (kph) near the center and gusts of up to 80 kph. “On the forecast track, Paeng may make landfall or pass very close to Catanduanes on Saturday. Another landfall scenario is possible on Sunday (Oct. 30) over Aurora or the east coast of Quezon,” PAGASA said. “Considering the southward shift in the forecast track, a possible landfall in the eastern portion of Bicol Region is not ruled out at this time,” it added. 5 p.m., Oct. 27 Tropical storm Paeng (international name: Nalgae) maintained its strength while traversing the Philippine Sea. Last spotted 510 kilometers (km) east of Borongan City, eastern Samar, the weather disturbance was packing winds of 65 kilometers per hour (kph) and gustiness of up to 80 kph. “Paeng is forecast to further intensify while moving over the warm waters of the Philippine Sea. It is forecast to reach severe tropical storm category within 24 hours and may intensify into a typhoon by Saturday, [Oct. 29]. The occurrence of rapid intensification in the next 72 hours is not ruled out,” said the state weather bureau. Meanwhile, the following areas were placed under Wind Signal No. 1 as of 5 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 27: the eastern portion of Camarines Sur, Catanduanes, Albay, Sorsogon, and Masbate including Ticao Island and Burias Island, eastern Samar, Northern Samar, Samar, Biliran, and the northern portion of Leyte. 11 a.m., Oct. 27 The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said tropical storm Paeng was estimated 540 kilometers east of Borongan City in Eastern Samar as of 10 a.m., and is moving west-northwestward at 10 kph. “Tropical storm Paeng is forecast to track generally west-northwestward over the Philippine Sea through Sunday (Oct. 30), while moving towards the central or northern portion of Luzon,” PAGASA said. “On the forecast track, Paeng may pass close to Catanduanes on Saturday (Oct. 29), and a landfall scenario is possible on Sunday within any of the coastal areas along the eastern portions of Central Luzon or mainland Cagayan Valley,” it added. However, PAGASA has not ruled out a possible southward shift in the forecast landfall, which could be over the eastern portion of Southern Luzon, due to the recent shift in Paeng’s track. 5 a.m., Oct. 27 The center of tropical depression Paeng was last spotted 660 kilometers east of Borongan City, Eastern Samar. “Tropical depression Paeng is forecast to track generally west-northwestward over the Philippine Sea through Sunday (Oct. 30), while moving towards the northern or central portion of Luzon. On the forecast track, a landfall scenario is possible on Sunday within any of the coastal areas along the eastern portions of Central Luzon or mainland Cagayan Valley,” the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said. It pointed out that with the recent shift in the forecast track, “a possible southward shift in the possible area of landfall—i.e. towards the eastern portions of Central or Southern Luzon—is not ruled out at this time.” As of Wednesday, the weather disturbance has maximum sustained winds of 55 kilometers per hour (kph) near the center and gusts of up to 70 kph. “Paeng may further intensify while moving over warm waters of the Philippine Sea. It is forecast to reach tropical storm category within 24 hours and may become a typhoon by Saturday (Oct. 29). The occurrence of rapid intensification in the next 72 hours is not ruled out,” PAGASA said. 11 p.m., Oct. 26 Tropical depression Paeng was last spotted 725 kilometers east of Borongan City, Eastern Samar. The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said it is likely to move west until Thursday morning or noon, Oct. 27, before turning west-northwest or northwest the rest of Thursday until Sunday afternoon, Oct. 30, while approaching Northern Luzon. “On the forecast track, a landfall scenario is possible within any of the coastal areas along the eastern portion of mainland Cagayan Valley or the northern portion of Aurora on Sunday,” PAGASA said. As of Wednesday, tropical depression Paeng maintained its maximum sustained winds of 45 kilometers per hour (kph) near the center and gusts of up to 55 kph. “Based on the latest forecast scenario, tropical cyclone wind signal may be hoisted for some areas in Eastern Visayas and Bicol Region tomorrow morning (Oct. 27) at the earliest,” it added. 5 p.m., Oct. 26 Tropical depression Paeng was estimated to be 945 kilometers (km) east of Eastern Visayas, and was moving westward at 10 kilometers per hour. “On the forecast track, this tropical cyclone is forecast to maintain this heading until it makes landfall on the eastern coast of Isabela or Cagayan,” said the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA). It has maintained its maximum sustained winds of 45 kph near the center and gusts of up to 55 kph. “Paeng is forecast to intensify into a tropical storm tomorrow (Oct. 27) [while] further intensification is likely while moving over the Philippine Sea and may reach the typhoon category prior to its landfall,” PAGASA said. A typhoon has maximum sustained winds of 118 kph to 184 kph. 11 a.m., Oct. 26 The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said tropical depression Paeng was estimated at 965 kilometers east of Eastern Visayas and was moving slowly west-northwestward. “Tropical depression Paeng is forecast to track generally westward until tomorrow afternoon (Oct. 27), then it will turn west-northwestward for the remainder of tomorrow through Saturday morning (Oct. 29). Afterwards, Paeng will begin to move northwestward on Saturday afternoon or evening and may pass close to Northern Luzon on Sunday (Oct. 30) or Monday (Oct. 31),” PAGASA said. It added that a landfall scenario in Northern Luzon is not ruled out. Paeng has maximum sustained winds of 45 kilometers per hour (kph) near the center and gustiness of up to 55 kph. “Based on the latest forecast scenario, tropical cyclone wind signal may be hoisted for some areas in Eastern Visayas and Bicol Region tomorrow morning (Oct. 27) at the earliest,” PAGASA said. “Per latest track and intensity forecast, the most likely highest wind signal that will be hoisted is Wind Signal No. 4,” it added. 8 a.m., Oct. 26 The low pressure area (LPA) east of Visayas became a tropical depression. The tropical depression, which will be locally known as “Paeng,” is the country’s 15th tropical cyclone for 2022 and the fourth for October......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 29th, 2022

Game-changing Corporate Commuter Service Now Available

25 October 2022 – Conquering the commute to and from work has been a constant struggle for employees throughout the country. From the heavy traffic to the lack of transportation options and more, commuting struggles mean that many Filipinos are losing precious time that could have been spent with their families. To help with this, […] The post Game-changing Corporate Commuter Service Now Available appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 27th, 2022

JIL prays for Duterte; Bro. Eddie says VP could bring ‘blessing’ to PH

Jesus Is Lord (JIL) Church founder and CIBAC Party-list Rep. Bro. Eddie Villanueva prayed for Vice President Sara Duterte on Wednesday, Oct. 26, as he noted how God will be pleased when leaders and authorities are blessed. JIL Church founder and CIBAC Party-list Rep. Bro. Eddie Villanueva (3rd left) prays over Vice President Sara Duterte (center) during the JIL’s Church Worldwide’s Annual Leaders’ Summit on Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2022. (Photo from Inday Sara Duterte/Facebook) The “pray over” was done during JIL’s Church Worldwide’s Annual Leaders’ Summit in Quezon City where the Vice President was a guest speaker. “It is a command of God to pray for those who are in the authority. When you do the command of God, you will please the heart of God, and that will be a key for our nation to be blessed,” Villanueva said. The event was attended by around 1,000 pastors and leaders from all over the world. In her speech, the Vice President called on the Church to participate in nation-building and urged it to play its role in guiding the youth toward the “right path.” READ: Church must guide PH youth to the ‘right path’ — VP Sara Duterte also expressed comfort that Church leaders like Villanueva are praying for the country. “Personally, I found it comforting that the people of God has been praying for the nation. Your prayers have truly changed lives, one people at a time,” the official said. “I hope that as we pray for healing, victory, and deliverance, we will also be blessed with the gift of unity as we walk in this post-pandemic world. We have nothing but prayers but prayers are everything. Thank you for your support especially for Bro. Eddie and all the JIL pastors,” she added. The JIL Church was founded by Villanueva and will celebrate its 44th year anniversary on Saturday, Oct. 29......»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsOct 26th, 2022

Fuschia Ravena speaks up against discrimination, harassment of transwomen

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu — Transwomen in the country have found a defender in Miss International Queen 2022 Fushia Anne Ravena. In a recent Instagram post, Ravena made a promise “to use my platform and voice in whatever way I can because you deserve a Philippines where your rights as transwomen can truly be protected by […] The post Fuschia Ravena speaks up against discrimination, harassment of transwomen appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 23rd, 2022