Friday, September 14th, 2018


Typhoon Ompong makes landfall in Cagayan

What’s the weather like in your area? Report the situation through Rappler’s  Agos  or tweet us at  @rapplerdotcom . MANILA, Philippines – Typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut) made landfall in Baggao, Cagayan at 1:40 am on Saturday, September 15. Thousands of people earlier evacuated  in Cagayan , and thousands more  in other areas  as well. … Source: Politics

3 dams release water due to Typhoon Ompong

MANILA, Philippines – At least 3 dams in northern Luzon have released water due to the threat of flooding because of heavy rains spawned by Typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut) on Saturday, September 15. As of Saturday midnight, the Ambuklao Dam had opened 5 gates at 2.5 meters, said state weather bureau … Source: Politics

Korean Kravings (10 must-try dishes)

PEOPLE nowadays go on many gastronomic explorations, and one of the more popular picks is Korean cuisine. This comes as no surprise as Korean restaurants have been popping everywhere in the city in the past few years—enough to serve and feed the curiosity of gastronomes. Never tried Korean food? Here are 10 must-try dishes to satisfy one’s “kravings.” Kimchi Kimchi is a traditional side dish considered a staple in Korean cuisine. Its flavors that combine both spicy and sour, with the crunch of fermented vegetables with every bite, makes itRead More

Dine with delight

TO dine at Crimson Resort and Spa Mactan’s Spanish restaurant, Enye by Chele Gonzalez, is to expect a culinary treat with each serving. Enye celebrated its first anniversary last Aug. 19, where guests enjoyed its best-selling dishes and other crowd favorites. Since it opened, Enye has been well received and recognized as the Best New Restaurant of 2018, and is part of the Top 20 Best Restaurants identified by Philippine Tatler Dining. Here are some more reasons why it continues to draw in diners: The place It’s always a place’sRead More

Hi, Mac

RAINY days invite people to eat and eat and eat. What’s with rain and wind that drive people to the brink of gluttony? Why does it seem people go on auto-pilot when it comes to eating more than what’s needed when the rains come down? Discounting rains and winds caused by typhoons, there is something about raindrops on windowpanes and trees dancing in the breeze. Could it be the hypnotic way tree branches sway with the wind? Does it call to mind past meals? People smack their lips at theRead More

Newly minted Emmy winner John Legend joins ‘The Voice’

FRESH off an Emmy Award win, John Legend is sticking with television and becoming a coach on NBC’s “The Voice.” Legend won an Emmy on Saturday as a producer of NBC’s “Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert,” making him an EGOT—the term for someone who’s won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony award, a rare occurrence. Legend will join fellow singers Kelly Clarkson, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton as coaches on “The Voice.” The show is vying for its fourth straight Emmy for outstanding reality competition category at Monday’s 70thRead More

A showdown of the country’s best singers

THE grandest singing showdown in the country is coming to Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu. After a successful concert in Metro Manila, the country’s best singers will showcase their talent in the south this Sept. 21, Friday at Hoops Dome Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu. Last July, the “TNT All-Star Showdown” had its historical kickoff at the Araneta Coliseum. The show ran for four hours featuring non-stop performances, making it this year’s longest and biggest musical showdown. The concert was headlined by the country’s budding artists: “Tawag Ng Tanghalan” (TNT) grand champions Noven BellezaRead More

PRA urges biz owners: Serve needs of retirees

GLOBAL aging is another market opportunity that Filipinos must take advantage of. Philippine Retirement Authority (PRA)-Cebu officer-in-charge Elma Corbeta encouraged Cebuanos to venture into industries or businesses that serve the retiree market, citing their growing needs and high-spending capacity. These businesses include wellness, food and beverage, real estate, retail and tourism. Compared with Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia, which are also aggressive in attracting retirees around the globe, Corbeta said the Philippines stands out because its visa program is the most affordable and easier to get compared to these countries. TheRead More

Bakeshop adjusts prices after Train

CEBU-BASED San Jose Bakeshop has increased the prices of its specialty breads by 10 percent while retaining the prices of its basic breads to cope with the rising raw material cost. Jojo Tiongko Jr., president of San Jose Bakeshop, said they opted to hike only the specialty breads like sliced breads, mamon and other packed items to cushion the impact of price adjustments brought about by the government’s implementation of the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (Train) law early this year. With this, Tiongko said this will not affectRead More

Almirante: Verification of petition

NOT contented with the decision of the National Labor Relations Commission (NLRC), respondent HSY Marketing Ltd. filed a petition for certiorari with the Court of Appeals (CA). The verification of the petition was signed by its counsel, Eller Roel I. Daclan, in which he attested that, “I caused the preparation of the foregoing petition and attest that, based upon facts relayed to me by my clients and upon authentic records made available, all the allegations contained therein are true and correct.” Petitioner Charlie Hubilla contends that respondents’ petition should notRead More