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Philippines to see 'steady stream' of AstraZeneca vaccines �??British envoy

Posted on March 4, 2021 at 9:30 PM Comments comments (0)

As many as 23 million doses of AstraZeneca's vaccine against COVID-19 will be delivered to the Philippines within the year, according to British Ambassador to the Philippines Daniel Pruce on Friday.




Interviewed on Unang Balita, Pruce said the Philippines will see a "steady stream" of AstraZeneca vaccines starting with the nearly 500,000 doses that arrived on Thursday night as part of the COVAX Facility.


"I think you'll see...

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PLDT bullish on surpassing P30-B core profit guidance

Posted on March 4, 2021 at 9:30 PM Comments comments (0)

PLDT Inc. is optimistic to surpass its core profit guidance for 2021 as it expects robust performance across its wireless and broadband businesses.




The telco is eyeing to grow its core telco income by 6% or within P29 billion to P30 billion range this year.



“Anchored on the sustained demand for our data and broadband services, we expect a high single digit increase in consolidated service revenues and te...

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Commuters group rejects entry of foreign TNVS

Posted on November 8, 2019 at 8:35 PM Comments comments (0)
Commutersgroup rejects entry of foreign TNVS A commuter group has urged the government to support local transport network companies (TNCs) instead of opening the countrys ride-sharing market to foreign-owned firms. While we agree that a competitive market is necessary to improve rates and passenger experience, we believe that the best way to do it is to support local companies that can provide viable options in the TNVS (transport network vehicle service) market, Primo Morillo, c... Read Full Post »

Ex-Uber U.S. exec now leads Grab transport team

Posted on January 30, 2019 at 8:10 PM Comments comments (0)

BY: Reggie R.  Vistal

Published 9:00 PM, January 30, 2019

CEBU, Philippines – A former Uber US executive is now the head of transport for ride-hailing giant Grab Philippines.

At the launch of Grab's new "Better Everyday" campaign, its country head-turned-president Brian Cu announced some movements and new executives.

Cu moved up to oversee all the services offered by Grab ̵...

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PLDT, Globe to acquire SMC telco assets

Posted on May 29, 2016 at 11:55 PM Comments comments (0)

By: Reggie R. Vistal


Philippine Long Distance Telephone Co. (PLDT), along with Globe Telecom Inc., on Monday announced plans to buy out the total equity interest of the telecommunications business of San Miguel Corp. (SMC).

Under the terms of agreement, both companies will acquire a 50-percent equity stake in the SMC telco, further cementing a duopoly in the telecommunications industry.

The deal involves San Miguel subsid...

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A union of two giants: Leading Philippines retail developer teams up with Lazada

Posted on March 14, 2016 at 10:20 PM Comments comments (0)

By: Reggie R. Vistal


SM Investment Corps will leverage the Philippines division of Lazada to sell online merchandise




Leading Philippines retail, banking and property developer SM Investments Corp has entered into a partnership with e-commerce giant Lazada, according to a Bloomberg report.


Through this alliance, it hopes to leverage Lazada’s popularity in the Philippines (6th m...

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PAF acquires 2 new cargo planes from US

Posted on March 9, 2016 at 1:45 AM Comments comments (0)

By: Reggie R. Vistal

The Philippine Air Force (PAF) has acquired two more C-130 Hercules planes from the United States for P1.6 billion, outgoing Air Force commander Lt. Gen. Jeffrey Delgado said yesterday.


One of the newly refurbished cargo and transport aircraft will be arriving this month while the second is due in September, he added.

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Heart attack causes and symptoms are different in women

Posted on January 25, 2016 at 7:30 PM Comments comments (0)

The causes of heart attacks and the warning symptoms that can signal the need for immediate medical attention are different in women than in men, according to a scientific statement issued today by the American Heart Association.


When women don’t recognize this, they may suffer worse outcomes, a fate that is even more likely in black and Hispanic women, according to the AHA.


The organization published its first comprehensive statement on gender diff...

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China-Philippines navy spat captured on camera

Posted on March 29, 2014 at 10:25 PM Comments comments (0)
A China Coast Guard vessel attempts to block a Philippine government vessel, March 29 The Chinese coast guard radioed the Philippine boat to tell it to stop
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INFOGRAPHIC: Malaysia Airlines flight MH370

Posted on March 8, 2014 at 10:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Flight MH370 with 239 people on board vanished from radar on March 8 over the South China Sea near the Vietnam coastline. There were more than 150 Chinese nationals on board. Here, we chart the plane's journey from Kuala Lumpur.

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