CEBUPACIFICAIR.COMCustomers of budget carrier Cebu Pacific (CEB) who are travelling domestically from Jan. 5-31, and who wish to postpone their flight, have up to two hours before departure time to choose between the rebook or travel fund options. The rebook option is for travel within 60 days at no additional cost, and with the fare difference waived. The travel fund option ...

SEOUL – North Korea fired a “hypersonic missile” this week that successfully hit a target, state news agency KCNA reported on Thursday, its second such test as the country pursues new military capabilities amid stalled denuclearisation talks.The launch on Wednesday was the first by North Korea since October and was detected by several militaries in the region, drawing criticism from ...

Globe received a higher B rating in 2021 from the CDP (formerly Carbon Disclosure Project), as it continues to intensify efforts to address climate change. The digital solutions platform discloses its environmental impact through CDP, a global non-profit that runs the world’s leading environmental disclosure platform for investors, companies, cities, states, and regions, to show its commitment to environmental transparency.CDP ...

NEW YORK – Pfizer Inc expects the latest results from a clinical trial for kids under the age of 5 of the COVID–19 vaccine it developed with Germany’s BioNTech SE by April, a top company scientist said on Wednesday.“The study has been amended to give a third dose to everybody who’s less than five at least eight weeks after their ...

By Gayatri Suroyo and Bernadette Christina UNSPLASHJAKARTA – Aji Tri Atmojo lives in a traditional Javanese house with wooden walls on the outskirts of the Indonesian capital of Jakarta, but his rustic home got a modern touch after he installed a row of solar panels on his roof.Since putting them up in 2020 at a cost of 10 million rupiah ...

VILNIUS – Taiwan said on Wednesday it would create a $200 million fund to invest in Lithuanian industries and boost bilateral trade as it tries to fend off diplomatic pressure on the Baltic state from China. The Lithuanian government, meanwhile, ordered the state-owned railway company not to sign a contract with a China-owned Spanish bridge builder, citing “national security interests,” ...

Efforts to institutionalize financial education in the capacity-building initiatives of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) gained momentum with the unveiling of financial education materials intended for the uniformed and civilian personnel of the Philippine Air Force, Philippine Army, and Philippine Navy. In a virtual ceremony, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) and BDO Foundation turned over to the ...

Inflation in December eased to 3.6%, the lowest in 12 months. — PHILIPPINE STAR/ MICHAEL VARCAS By Bernadette Therese M. Gadon, Researcher PHILIPPINE INFLATION in December eased to its lowest in 12 months, due to the slower increase in the prices of food and transport, but the full-year inflation still exceeded the central bank’s 2-4% target band. Preliminary data from ...

Several buildings are seen amid the sunset in Metro Manila. — PHILIPPINE STAR/ MICHAEL VARCAS LOCAL BANKS and trust entities saw a decline in their exposure to the real estate industry at the end of the third quarter of 2021, based on data from the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP). Banks and trust departments have a cumulative 22.18% exposure to ...

Kids play within the Baseco area in Tondo, Manila, Jan. 22, 2021. — PHILIPPINE STAR/ MICHAEL VARCAS A SUBSIDY CAP monitoring three children per household for the Philippine government’s conditional cash transfer program has resulted in reduced household resources for the unsubsidized children who receive less schooling and health investment, an Asian Development Bank (ADB) report said. The government’s Pantawid ...