Ford Ranger Raptor: A Super Truck

As the ultimate off-road truck, the Ford Ranger Raptor was designed from the ground up for performance and power. The Ranger chassis uses high-strength and low-alloy steel optimized for off-road performance. It has a thick high-strength underbody bash plate to absorb impact from off-road drives. Ford says the Ranger Raptor is “built to be punished”… Continue reading Ford Ranger Raptor: A Super Truck

Online-only resto Snappy offers great food for quick orders

A technology start-up has teamed up with an award-winning chef to create the first ever online only restaurant Snappy! at www.snappy.com.ph to provide flavorful, chef-crafted creations in a snap. Snappy! Co-founder Ryan Tan said during the virtual media launch on December 11 that they hope to revolutionize the food industry by making available delectable menu… Continue reading Online-only resto Snappy offers great food for quick orders

Soltana Nature Residences ushers in Comforts of Christmas

To highlight the hope for good health and a better year ahead and showcase a premium development, Taft Properties ushered in its Comforts of Christmas campaign with a tree lighting ceremony capped with fireworks and a preview of Tower Two at Soltana Nature Residences in the island of Mactan. “What better place to light a… Continue reading Soltana Nature Residences ushers in Comforts of Christmas

Gardens by the Bay launches Walk of Lights for Christmas season

A scenic 370-metre tour called Walk of Lights has opened at Singapore’s Gardens by the Bay as part of Christmas Wonderland festivities. Deputy Prime Minister Heng See Keat was guest of honor during the opening on December 4, 2020, during which he lit up a 14-metre luminarie Christmas tree at the Golden Garden. The Walk… Continue reading Gardens by the Bay launches Walk of Lights for Christmas season

Google data show Metro Cebu residents slowly returning to work, going to beaches, parks

Metro Cebu residents continue to slowly return to their workplaces. They have also been heading to beaches, parks, and plazas, according to mobility data tracked by Google. But overall, data Google gathered from Metro Cebu phone users of Google Maps showed that visits to places outside the home were still way below the baseline in… Continue reading Google data show Metro Cebu residents slowly returning to work, going to beaches, parks

Work and leisure from the city to the mountains with the Ford EcoSport

I did get the wrong unit, I said on the quick and urgent phone call as I left the meeting room. I knew that the Ford EcoSport was assigned to me but by a mix-up, I got another unit, which I drove from the dealership in Nivel Hills to the venue of our meeting at… Continue reading Work and leisure from the city to the mountains with the Ford EcoSport

Lapulapu was ready to submit to the King of Spain just not to Humabon: historian

Far from the simplistic and nationalistic recounting of the Battle of Mactan as local warriors repelling foreign invaders, what happened had more to do with local infighting over control of the Mactan channel. Historian and National Artist Resil Mojares said Lapulapu had offered to submit to the King of Spain upon Ferdinand Magellan’s demand but… Continue reading Lapulapu was ready to submit to the King of Spain just not to Humabon: historian

When it’s about the journey, not just the destination

I’ve always been tepid about that cliche on the journey being the destination. It is a frequent travel bromide on Instagram, often posted by the very people who ultimately share fantastic photos of their destinations. Surely the journey and the destination make for the whole travel experience. with one literally leading to the other. I… Continue reading When it’s about the journey, not just the destination

New Everest Sport boosts SUV portfolio of Ford Philippines

Ford Philippines recently launched the new Ford Everest Sport as it continues to expand its SUV portfolio with the addition of a new variant in its Ford Everest line-up. The new Everest Sport features an enhanced design and a host of driver-assist technologies that will help widen the appeal of the Ford Everest among customers… Continue reading New Everest Sport boosts SUV portfolio of Ford Philippines

Digital tools to help revive PH tourism in new normal

After several months of lockdown in various parts of the Philippines, efforts are underway to revive economic activity. This includes the tourism industry which is a top job generator for the country. For this purpose, a two-hour web forum titled “#TravelSmart: Safe and Sustainable Tourism in the New Normal” will be held on July 16,… Continue reading Digital tools to help revive PH tourism in new normal

Cebu business leaders ask government: revert Cebu City to GCQ

Business leader in Cebu released today a manifesto supporting the call by Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella for the city to revert to General Community Quarantine (GCQ). The leaders of various business groups said the decision to place Cebu City under Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) was based on flawed data. It was also done “without… Continue reading Cebu business leaders ask government: revert Cebu City to GCQ

Tech bridges heritage conservation to the ‘new normal’

Technology not only helps in the preservation of heritage, it can also do wonders in reinventing how we experience it. The Cebu Archdiocesan Commission for the Cultural Heritage of the Church (CACCHC) in partnership with start-up tech company InnoPub Media, and Smart Communications Inc. (Smart), have started working on a mobile application that would facilitate… Continue reading Tech bridges heritage conservation to the ‘new normal’

Extend enhanced quarantine in Cebu City to prevent resurgence of cases: UP researchers

As Metro Cebu prepares to reopen for business by June 1, a group of researchers based at the University of the Philippines recommended that the enhanced quarantine (ECQ) in Cebu City be extended to prevent a resurgence of cases. The COVID-19 Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) is expected to decide this week whether to extend the… Continue reading Extend enhanced quarantine in Cebu City to prevent resurgence of cases: UP researchers

Location data show how Pinoys stayed home, avoided public places during ECQ

Visits to public places such as groceries, pharmacies, retail outlets, transit areas, and workplaces plunged as a community quarantine was put in place in the Philippines in a bid to contain the spread of COVID-19, phone location data show. Stays at home dramatically increased in the same time period, according to information made available by… Continue reading Location data show how Pinoys stayed home, avoided public places during ECQ

Cebu business leaders ask for more funds, equitable distribution to help workers

The leaders of the different business chambers in Cebu today asked government to add funds to its assistance program for workers and make its distribution equitable. “Our productive sector deserves better treatment from the very government to whom they have regularly remitted their taxes,” said a joint statement signed by the business leaders. The signatories… Continue reading Cebu business leaders ask for more funds, equitable distribution to help workers

Confirmed COVID-19 positive cases: an interactive map

More cases of COVID-19 infection have been detected in areas throughout the country. Cebu City is among the areas with an increasing number of confirmed cases. These infections are clustered in the city jail and communities like Barrio Luz, Barangay Suba, and Mambaling. Below is an interactive map of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Cebu. It… Continue reading Confirmed COVID-19 positive cases: an interactive map

1918-1919 influenza pandemic: the 2nd wave was a tsunami of deaths

The second wave of the trancazo pandemic in 1918 will be less severe and only the very young and old are vulnerable, health officials said in a story on Manila Times published on October 27, 1918. They were gravely wrong. “This official announcement is interesting not only for its dismissive tone and lack of seriousness,… Continue reading 1918-1919 influenza pandemic: the 2nd wave was a tsunami of deaths

Spanish Flu pandemic deaths in the Philippines: an interactive map

The 1918-1919 influenza pandemic claimed more than 80,000 lives in the Philippines. As in other parts of the world, the contagion came in three waves, with the second surge being the most virulent. Areas hit by the first wave of infections in the middle of 1918 had fewer deaths during the more virulent episode at… Continue reading Spanish Flu pandemic deaths in the Philippines: an interactive map

Keeping the faith in digital spaces during Covid-19 crisis

The Covid-19 pandemic may have changed how the Filipino faithful are observing their Holy Week traditions this year, but it has not dampened their faith. With the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) implemented nationwide, regular church activities such as public celebration of masses have been temporarily suspended. Thus, churches have turned to digital means to sustain… Continue reading Keeping the faith in digital spaces during Covid-19 crisis

DENR, Smart, Huawei join hands to save Philippine rainforests

Mobile phones can now help save endangered rainforests of the Philippines. In a landmark initiative, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), PLDT wireless unit, Smart Communications, and Huawei Technologies Philippines (Huawei), are collaborating to pilot test an Internet of Things (IoT) solution that taps mobile technology to detect and record rainforest sounds that… Continue reading DENR, Smart, Huawei join hands to save Philippine rainforests