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The UP Diliman favorite was witness to many memories over the years.
The Chocolate Kiss Café, a casual dining outlet inside the University of the Philippines in Diliman, is closing its doors after 23 years.In a note on the official website, owner Ina Flores Pahati, who is also the daughter of one of the ...
 
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He keeps bees, stays kind, and spends a lot of time with his kids.
In this very strange time of staying at home all day and always, David Beckham, former pro footballer and current hero of men everywhere, finds himself somewhere in the English countryside. And just like the rest of the world, he’s dealing with the ...
 
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The company said it's still reeling from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.
SM Prime Holdings, Inc., the property arm of the SM Group, reported a consolidated net income of P10.4 billion in the first half of 2020, down 46 percent from P19.3 billion during the same period last year. Consolidated revenue for the first six ...
 
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The changes are familiar: quarantine passes and checkpoints.
At 12:01 a.m. Tuesday until Aug. 18, Metro Manila, Laguna, Rizal, Cavite and Bulacan will be placed under the second highest COVID-19 quarantine, restoring restrictions not seen since May. The MECQ or Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine will change the daily lives of millions in the capital region, as cases ...
 
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The move comes after physicians called on the government to give them a timeout.
Former government health adviser Tony Leachon has called on Filipinos around the country to heed the plea of our healthcare workers. His call comes a day after doctors and other frontliners implored the government to call for a timeout to recalibrate and redirect ...
 
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Good news for those six feet and below.
Being tall has always been socially desirable. That's not to say that having your height in check is advantageous in every way. A new study says people who are over six feet tall are twice as likely to contract COVID-19.Top Story: Breaking Bad: The ...
 
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There will be localized lockdowns, strict measures.
Metro Manila and some provinces will stay under GCQ, the second lowest quarantine classification, but with new measures, including localized lockdowns and "massive" tracing and testing, officials said Friday. President Rodrigo Duterte likened it to staying in "purgatory."Duterte kept the capital region under general community quarantine despite rising infections that the ...
 
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The restaurant chain is the latest casualty of COVID-19.
California Pizza Kitchen is the latest restaurant chain to declare bankruptcy. The popular American casual food chain on Thursday (Friday night in Manila) said it plans to close unprofitable locations and reduce its long-term debt load, according to the Wall Street Journal. ...
 
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Plus shopping sprees and stays at luxury hotels.
The US Department of Justice announced that it has charged and arrested a 29-year old Florida man for fraud. The complaint alleges that the man had fraudulently obtained a $3.9 million (about P195 million) funding for Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans.It was later discovered ...
 
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And the first movie the big screen will show is…
Iloilo has been under modified general community quarantine (MGCQ) for a while now, and that can only mean good news for businesses in the province. One of the first to capitalize on this is Megaworld, which announced that its indoor cinemas located ...
 
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Itching for some IRL retail therapy? Do it the right way.
In the days before COVID, brick and mortar shopping was a stressful affair—or so we thought. The crowds, the lines, the parking, the, as my Jewish grandmother used to say, schlepping. But now, in the midst of a worldwide pandemic, shopping has achieved ...
 
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Is this a bad sign?
You know how everyone should be staying at home unless absolutely necessary because of COVID-19? Well, if we were to base whether or not this advice is being followed on the number of cars outside, it isn’t a good look for local ...
 
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It’s simple and elegant, perfect for formal occasions.
The State of the Nation Address (SONA) used to be like a red carpet event because of the fabulous wardrobes worn by lawmakers. But for the fifth SONA of President Duterte, lawmakers opted for a simple and toned down attire, as they were ...
 
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China is currently running trials for its COVID-19 vaccine.
During his fifth State of the Nation Address on July 27, 2020, President Rodrigo Duterte revealed that he “made a plea” to Chinese president Xi Jinping for access to China’s COVID-19 vaccine when the vaccine is ready."Four days ago, I made a ...
 
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An informed opinion from an infectious diseases doctor and molecular biologist on what’s going on.
There are a lot of mixed messages going around again as to whether the pandemic is better, worse, or something in between. We’re also comparing countries with widely different populations, resources, demographics, and dynamics. All these are happening while the virus continues ...
 
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And the 13th highest number of active cases in the world.
After topping the list of the most number of active COVID-19 cases in Southeast Asia, the Philippines now has the third highest number of active cases in all of Asia as of July 24.With 76,444 cases reported, 65.48 percent or 50,063 cases remain ...
 
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Despite easing lockdowns, Filipinos still don't want to risk getting COVID-19.
Despite claims the pandemic continues to spread in the Philippines due to the lack of discipline in Filipinos, a new report from the Social Weather Station has found this is not the case.In the results released today, July 24, the SWS found that ...
 
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Just pull up your windows.
Heads up, motorists: According to the Philippine National Police (PNP), solo drivers who aren’t wearing masks can only be apprehended by authorities if the vehicle he or she is driving has its windows down.Top Story: This Is the Story of That Big Hole in EDSA-OrtigasIn ...
 
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Sound advice from WHO.
As coronavirus cases continue to rise in the country, the World Health Organization (WHO) offered sound advice during an online forum with the Foreign Correspondents Association of the Philippines (FOCAP).Dr. Rabindra Abeyasinghe, officer in charge and acting WHO representative in the Philippines, ...
 
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The government is on the wish list of Pfizer, Moderna, J&J.
The Philippine Embassy in Washington is coordinating with drug-makers in the US to avail of COVID-19 vaccines once they become available, Manila's envoy to the US said Tuesday. Back home, confirmed infections breached the 70,000-mark, highlighting the twin effects of more testing and the easing ...
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