SARAVAN CALLS ON SARA TO RUN
THE newly formed Partido Kalikasan Party-List
has urged Davao City Mayor
Sara “Inday” Duterte-Carpio
to take up the mantle of continuing the “politics of hope
and change” initiated by the
Duterte administration nationwide.
Partido Kalikasan issued
the call as it launched last
"The best for COVID19 prevention"
Employer responsible for SSS loans of employee
THE employer shall approve the loan application of
his employee to the Social Security System and must look
at the paying capacity of the
SSS Public Information
New Consolacion port complete before Duterte leaves: Alegado
THE construction of
Cebu International Container Port (CICP) at Tayud,
Consolacion, Cebu will be
completed before the end of
the term of President Rodrigo Duterte next year.
Mobility lane instead of bike lane: Carillo
FORMER Councilor Gerardo “Gerry” Carillo said the
Sugbo Bike Lane Board will
request the Cebu City Council to change the word “bike
lane” to “mobility lane” so it
can also accommodate not
Cebu BRT will be fully operational in 2023
THE Cebu Bus Rapid
Transit (CBRT) System will
be partially operational by
the end of 2021 and fully operational early 2023.
Assistant Secretary Anthony Gerard ‘Jonji’ Gonzales of the Offic...
Roque launches new health aid program
THE Cebuanos now have
another form of hospitalization assistance with the
launching of HARRY Med
Assist or Health Assistance
on Recovery and Rehabilitation for You.
It has been silent
for several days last
week. The media camps
of Mayor Edgar Labella and Vice Mayor
Mike Rama in Cebu
City seemed to have observed a ceasefire. But
while there is a need for...
Dig the truth
Philippine media giants John
Nery, Ed Lingao, and Vergel
Santos, in a discussion about
the state of media and Philippine society today, upheld
the media principle of digging the truth.
McDonald’s looks for gender parity by 2030
McDonald’s has set a
goal of having an equal
number of men and women
in leadership roles by 2030
as it looks to improve diversity at the company. The
fast-food chain also said it
would work t...
Father of the Cebu City Charter
Don Vicente Rama became the second Cebu City
Mayor. However, he holds
the title as the 1st Cebuano Cebu City Mayor. The
first Cebu City mayor, Alfredo V. Jacinto, was from
Gapan, Nueva Ecija.
Admissabiliy of extrajudicial confession
Can an extrajudicial statement of confession be admitted as evidence in court?
Law enforcement agents
in their haste in the conduct
of investigation would rather
get a confession or statem...
It’s a right. A workplace free from violence.
Recognizing the importance of the issue, two big
labor organizations recently
called the Duterte administration to ratify an International Labor Organization
(ILO) Convention No. 190 on
PH economy recovery gets support from business sector
LOCAL businesses in the
country strongly support initiatives to further reopen the
economy greatly battered by
“We, the undersigned, express ou...
Ayala now a member of the inclusive capitalism council
Chairman and CEO Jaime
Augusto Zobel de Ayala has
been welcomed into the Council for Inclusive Capitalism
by the Vatican and the global
non-profit coalition of business
House panel tackles SSS subsidy bill for PWDs
A COMMITTEE at the
House of Representatives approved on first reading a bill
granting an initial 70% subsidy
on the Social Security System
(SSS) contributions of self-employed persons with disa...
First catastrophe insurance facility for Pinoys
THE Department of Finance (DOF) has announced
that the first private sector-led catastrophe insurance
facility that will help Filipinos become more resilient in
times of disasters.
IATF amenable to PH-wide MGCQ
PRESIDENTIAL spokesperson Harry Roque on Friday said the Inter-Agency
Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious
Diseases (IATF) would recommend that the President
place the country un...
BIR to taxpayers: Take advantage of amnesty programs
COMPROMISE agreements with delinquent taxpayers, done within the
bounds of law, helped the
Bureau of Internal Revenue
(BIR) collect taxes.
BIR Commissioner Caesar Dulay thanked taxpayers’...
Donor’s tax exemptions to COVID-19 vaccines and critical supplies donations
SENATOR Sonny Angara has filed a bill seeking to
exempt from donor’s tax, donations of vaccines and other
critical and essential supplies
needed by the country in the
fight against COVID-19 to...
Digital Traffic System project 90% complete
THE installation of
digital traffic lights for the
Digital Traffic System project in Cebu City is around
90% complete. Traffic
lights in some intersections in the city are already
EdRadio project, Labella’s personal endeavor
THE Cebu City Local
School Board (LSB) and the
Department of Education
(DepEd) Cebu City Division
are indispensable partners as
we facilitate learning in our
transition to the new normal.
Seniors’ aid may be delayed, Labella appeals for understanding
THE distribution of the
senior citizen’s financial
aid may be delayed a bit
since the Cebu City Hall is
still agog with the extended renewal of business permits.
Mayor Edgardo Labella ask...
First Virtual Job Fair
THE Department of Manpower Development and
Placement (DMDP) will hold its first Virtual Job Fair this
coming February 24, 2021.This is in line with our ongoing thrust to provide job
Balance fight v. Covid-19, revive economy
CEBU City Vice Mayor
Michael “Mike” Rama said
he and Mayor Edgar Labella are hopeful to balance the
fight against Corona Virus
Disease (Covid-19) and revive the struggling economy.
City Hall prepares for vaccination: Rama
THE Cebu City Government under Mayor Edgar Labella and Vice Mayor Michael
“Mike” Rama is now preparing to put up “Covid Vaccination Storm Rollout Plan for
Labella and Rama dec...
Boy Scouts to become leaders: Rama
CEBU City Vice Mayor
Michael “Mike” Rama said
his philosophy before was
persons who will be the Philippine president, officials of
private corporations, or top
government officials must be
Yap to harmonize health protocols
BOHOL Governor Arthur
Yap will issue an executive
order to harmonize all protocols for the people to easily
revive the once strong economy and balance it with health
program especially against...
Prepare against calamities: governor
Yap has urged all Local
Government Units (LGUs)
to be prepared against calamities to lessen any damage to lives and properties.
Yap made the advice
because of Tropical S...
Farmers’ market at CPG park to rise in Tagbilaran
THE agricultural sector, which includes farmers, fisherfolks and food
producers are in favor of
a farmers’ market at CPG
Park in Tagbilaran City.
The park is in honor of
the late Philip...
Biden to reverse Trump’s policies and legacy
THE US will have to work
to earn back the trust of its allies
if it was to resume a position of
leadership, says President Joe
The president has pledged
“unshakable” US support...
Major reset under way for US-Saudi alliance
US PRESIDENT Joe
Biden’s administration has
given a further indication of
how it plans to distance itself
from the Middle East policies
of his predecessor, President
Facebook ‘tentatively befriending’ Australia
FACEBOOK Inc is back at
the negotiating table after the
tech giant blocked news on its
site in the country.
Australian Prime Minister
Scott Morrison said on Saturday, the company has “t...
UK court rules Uber driver entitled to worker rights
Court ruled on Friday that a
group of Uber drivers are entitled to worker rights such as
the minimum wage.
The court decision was a
blow to the ride-hailing service that...
China’s former richest man vows comeback
HUANG Guangyu, founder
of electronics retail chain Gome
Retail Holdings and formerly
China’s richest man, pledged
to return his company to its
former glory within 18 months
after completing h...
VACCINATE FIRST OFWs, SEAFARERS
THE MARINO Party-List
said that there is an urgent need
to vaccinate first all Overseas
Filipino Workers (OFWs) especially the seafarers to ensure the
continuity of their job abroad.
The 1939 novel Gadsby is the longest book ever published that doesn’t contain the letter ‘e.’
The first item sold on eBay was a broken laser pointer
Santa Claus was given an official pilot’s license in 1927
A Brazilian man was killed in bed when a cow fell through the roof and landed on him
Agyrophobia is the belief that crossing a street will harm you in some way
Jackie Chan broke twelve concrete blocks with his hand, while keeping the egg he was holding intact.
Before alarm clocks were affordable, there were professional “Knocker Uppers” to wake people up for work.
In the 18th Century, Napoleon and Benjamin Franklin were both defeated at chess by a machine called the Mechanical Turk.
Japanese people use more paper for manga than toilet roll? Most modern Japanese toilets feature bidet washing facilities rather than toilet paper.
Kakorrhaphiophobia is the Fear of failure.
Chrometophobia is the Fear of money.
The symbol on the “pound” key (#) is called an octothorpe.
The longest one-syllable word in the English language is “screeched.”
In ancient Egypt, priests plucked every hair from their bodies, including their eyebrows and eyelashes.
“Go,” is the shortest complete sentence in the English language.
TYPEWRITER is the longest word that can be made using the letters only on one row of the keyboard.
An ostrich’s eye is bigger than its brain.
All polar bears are left handed.
The electric chair was invented by a dentist.
No word in the English language rhymes with “MONTH.”
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