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"
Palace finalizing rules for senior citizens law: Quijano
THE National Commission for Senior Citizens
(NCSC) based in Malacañang
is now finalizing the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of Republic Act
7432 (Senior Citizens Act) to
Senate knows people face hunger: Hontiveros
SENATOR Risa Hontiveros said that in a recent
hearing of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, they
knew that aside from the
problem of Covid-19, the
people are facing hunger due
to the rising...
Rotary Club of Cebu East marks Charter Day
ROTARY Club of Cebu
East president Heinz I.
Ackerman said their 40th
Charter Day celebration
last month was a success although its charter president,
Rep. Raul Del Mar passed
away last year.<...
Sonny O dies at 86
FORMER Senator John
Henry “Sonny” Osmeña
passed away at Maryville
Condominium last February
2, 2021 at the age of 86.
He was hospitalized last
year because of Covid-19 but
Cebu & presidentiables
For presidential campaigns come the 2022
elections, Cebu seems to
be strategic. Key developments involving three possible presidential candidates transpired last week.
Our friend Tonton Ant...
Alarming Covid-19 situation
While the Cebu City leadership resolves what seems
like a communication problem, the rise in the number
of Covid-19 cases has become
As of February 6, 2021,
Cebu City has posted...
Jeff Bezos to Step Down as Amazon CEO
Amazon founder and
CEO Jeff Bezos will stop
down as head of the company, according to an Amazon press release. Andy
Jassy, the CEO of Amazon
Web Services is expected
to replace Bezos as CEO
We have to defend Carbon Market
Carbon Market is part
of the Lutao District. It
is so called, as seawater
enters the land. However, “Lutao” in Tausog
means “ghost” that supposedly abound the area
as its protectors. Ermita
Chain of Custody
The Court strongly supports the campaign of the
government against drug
addiction and commends
the efforts of our law enforcement officers against
those who would inflict
this malediction upon...
Price freeze on commodities. Lament from ordinary workers
The country’s biggest
labor organization, the Associated Labor Unions, an
affiliate of the Trade Union
Congress of the Philippines
(TUCP) is imploring President Duterte for a price
freeze on b...
LTO people called to resign over non-implementation of RA 11235
J. Gordon has demanded
the resignation of officials
and employees of the Land
Transportation Office for the
delay in the implementation
of Republic Act 11235 or the
SEC bans firm from soliciting investments
THE Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)
has barred Chiyuto Creative
Wealth Documentation Facilitation Services from soliciting
investments from the public
through a double-your-money
LANDBANK facilitates account opening for unbanked national ID registrants
THE Land Bank of the
has allotted more than P153
million for the hiring of over
1,000 service contract workers (SCWs) who are now being deployed to various locations acro...
Task force to boost employment recovery formed
DIFFERENT government agencies headed by
the Department of Labor
and Employment (DOLE),
the Technical Education and
Skills Development Authority,
(TESDA), and the Department
of Trade and Indus...
CCCI bags APAC Hero Chamber of the Year Award
THE Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI) bagged the
COVID-19 Hero Chamber of
the Year award during the
4th annual APAC Chamber
of Commerce Awards announced by Glue Up on February 3.
House Committee okays bill amending Data Privacy Act
A BILL amending the
data privacy act has hurdled
committee level at the House
of Representatives this week
The House Committee on
Information and Communications Technology, chaired
Blogger leaks alleged Aris’ mansion in Dauis
DAUIS, BOHOL - A controversial Facebook blogger
has accidentally leaked an
alleged mansion of Rep. Aris
Aumentado of Bohol 2nd
player Willy Ra...
Bohol, PCG agree on protecting Balicasag Island
BOHOL Governor Arthur Yap and Admiral George
Ursabia Jr. of the Philippine
Coast Guard have signed a
Memorandum of Agreement
between the Bohol Provincial
Government and PCG to promote the prot...
Yap, DOH execs talk on support for hospitals
GOVERNOR Arthur Yap
met with Dr. Leonita Gorgolon and Director Jaime Bernadas of the Department of
Health (DOH) 7 where they
talked about the support of
the health agency in modernizing hospita...
DepEd denies students dropping out
THE Department of Education (DepEd) denied claims
that a significant number of
learners have dropped out of
“Learners did not drop
out from school, but they either shifted from on...
Duterte OKs face-to-face classes in medical schools in some areas
Duterte has approved face-toface classes for some medical
courses in areas with the lowest quarantine levels to ensure the country would have
enough health frontliners.
Myanmar generals shut down internet as thousands protest coup
THOUSANDS of people
took to the streets of Yangon
to denounce this week’s coup
and demand the release of
elected leader Aung San Suu
As the protest swelled
and activists issued cal...
Wuhan residents remember Covid ‘whistleblower’ doctor
A YEAR after his death
from COVID-19, residents of
Wuhan City, China say they
remain grateful to the “whistleblower” doctor who first
sounded the alarm about the
outbreak before it received
Biden ends deadlock over next WTO head
THE Biden administration has ended the impasse over the next Director
General of the World Trade
Organization (WTO) by expressing its “strong support”
for Nigeria’s ex-finance minister.
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala set to make history at WTO
HAVING survived the
murky waters of politics
in Nigeria, and rising to
number two at the World
Bank, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala
should have no trouble
dealing with international
trade negotiators i...
LABING UWAHING ISOLATION FACILITY SA MANDAUE CITY ABLI NA
ANG Norkis Park, labing
uwahing isolation facility sa
Mandaue City niabli niadtong
Pebrero 2, 2021 ug karon
aduna nay 19 ka pasyente sa
Coronavirus Disease 2019
(COVID-19) nga na-admit.
Gobyerno giawhag pagpalit og mga sapatos nga locally-made
ANG Philippine Footwear Federation Inc. (PFFI)
niawhag sa gobyermo pagsuportar sa local nga industriya
pinaagi sa pagpalit og sapatos nga locally-made alang
sa mga uniformado nga
Face masks gimando na sa mga drayber pasahero sa pribadong sakyanan
FINAL na! Kinahanglan na nga magsul-ob og face
mask ang mga drayber ug pasahero sa mga pribadong bisan
kon nagpuyo sila sa usa ra ka
Ang Department of Health
(DOH) ug ang Depar...
Warning alang sa curfew
ANG tingog sa siren sa
bombero maoy magsilbing
warning 30 minutos sa dili
pa ang curfew sa tibuok
dakbayan sa Sugbo.
Si Fire Chief Inspector Josephus Alburo nipahibawo nga ilang patingugo...
Mango Farmers’ Market abli na
GIPAHIBAWO sa Cebu
City Agriculture Department
(CAD) nga abli na ang Mango Farmers’ Market alang sa
mamalitay og preskong prutas ug utanon gikan sa Barangay Tabunan.
Ang Mango Farmers’
CHEAPER POWER FOR ISLAND SOON
POWER Advocate Romeo “Butch” Junia said
the Department of Energy
(DOE) should stop dealing
with a private power generation firm because an on-going submarine cable project
will bring cheaper el...
Balance needed to fight Covid, revival of economy: Rama
CEBU City Vice Mayor
Michael “Mike” Rama said
the government must balance the revival of the once
strong economy and the fight
the Covid-19 pandemic so
the people will not suffer further.
Register with SSS app, members urged
ALL members of the
Social Security System (SSS)
are urged to register with the
SSS Mobile App so they can
view their SSS account using
Keith Michael Sacay said
that if a...
Barili infirmary opened: Flores
THE newly completed
30-bed Infirmary Hospital in
Barili, Cebu at the total cost
of P30 million was formally
opened last January 15, 2021
with four doctors and eight
nurses to cater the medica...
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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