IRR ON SENIORS READY: QUIJANO
Quijano of the National Commission for Senior Citizens
(NCSC) said the Implementing Rules and Regulation
(IRR) of Republic Act (RA)
11350 creating his agency is
already finished and will be
submitted to President Rodrigo Duterte.
Quijano and the NCSC
Board have a...
"The best for COVID19 prevention"
LEADERS URGE: OPEN ECONOMY
GOVERNMENT and business leaders in Cebu have began to advocate the opening of the once vibrant local economy.
Cebu City Councilor Raymond Alvin Garcia said they are now balancing the fight a...
Business group wants low water rates
An association of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) has suggested waiving the payment of water rates to those who have minimum consumption and discounts for those who consume beyond it. <...
Soco urges power utilities to cut rates
Cebu Board Member Glenn Soco has urged power utilities to provide discounts and suspension or moratorium of payments of their consumers.
Soco told Cebu Business Week that electricity is one...
7 desalination deals in 2020
CHAIRMAN Joey Daluz of the Metropolitan Cebu Water District (MCWD) told Cebu Business Week that they closed seven water deals within this year as expected by the people.
Daluz, who is also t...
DTI Cebu Province realigns measure for free movement of goods
Pursuant to Executive Order No. 5-Q of the Cebu Provincial Government, DTI Cebu Provincial Office is now re-aligning its processing of certifications for the unhampered movement of cargoes of basic...
Duterte extends lockdown to May 15
PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte, through a nationwide telecast on Friday, April 24, extended the Philippines’ lockdown to May 15.
The enhanced community quarantine was extended for 15 days up to M...
PSA lists over 1M businesses in PH: Fajardo
PROFESSOR Fernando “Perry” Fajardo of the University of San Carlos (USC) said that the 2018 List of Establishments of the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) recorded a total of 1,003,111 busines...
Alvin urges partial return to business normalcy
FORMER Cebu City Mayor Alvin Garcia has recommended the partial return to business normalcy while continuing to implement measures to curtail the spread of Corona Virus Disease (Covid-19).
New normal coming
The debate now involves when we shall lift the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) or shall we implement a gradual relaxation of the lockdown. Whatever the leadership adopts, one thing is certain....
No time to wait
One thing different with the present crisis, COVID-19 and the people’s hunger does not wait for our leaders to do the right things.
For example, we could have been prepared for the out...
IMF says half the world has asked for a bailout
Half of the world’s countries have approached the International Monetary Fund for emergency loans to weather the financial crisis sparked by the global coronavirus pandemic.
More than 100 co...
Congressional districts of Cebu City
Cebu City from 1907 to 1972 belonged to the Second Congressional District of Cebu. The other components of the old 2nd Congressional District of Cebu were Mandaue (formerly spelled as Mandawe), Con...
Chinese invasion to the land of the free
America has been shaken. An enemy has invaded its shore as it conquered the financial capital of the United State of America– New York City. It is an unimaginable when the world’s superpower...
Summer of discontent plods on
As the summer of discontent in the Philippines plods on, this being the second week of a summer expected to help flatten the curve of the dreaded coronavirus, does not seem to have any effect...
COVID positive appeals against discrimination
A LAPU-LAPU City official and COVID-19 patient has issued an appeal against discrimination in a plea over Facebook Live from her hospital room.
Annabeth Cuizon, OIC of the Lapu-la...
Andrew Tan continues to donate to COVID-19 warchest
THE 10th richest Filipino in 2019, tycoon Andrew Tan donated over P603 million to various efforts in the Philippines’ fight against COVID-19 and continues its support to the government.
ADB lends Ph $1.5B to fight COVID
THE Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $1.5 billion loan to the Philippine government to finance its fight against the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
“This assistance is our l...
Rise in pandemic-related Cyber threats seen
CYBER threats which include malware, phishing attempts and spam messages, related to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) are on the rise.
Mark Risher, senior director for Account Secu-rity, I...
SEC names unlawful investment schemes
THE Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has identified four more unauthorized investment schemes, including rackets possibly operated by previously flagged groups under new names.
Higher demand for insurance seen
HIGHER demand for insurance policies to rise with people becoming more health conscious due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
Allan M. Tumbaga, senior vice president and chief mark...
ECQ impact on power sector, consumers sought
SENATE Energy Committee Chair Win Gatchalian filed Senate Resolution No. 361, which seeks to determine the effects of the enhanced community quarantine on the country’s power sector and its consume...
$100M loan for anti-COVID fight
THE World Bank approved a $100 million (P5 billion) loan to enhance the Philippines’ capacity to counter the corona-virus pandemic.
According to World Bank, the loan will support the C...
Gradual resumption of economic activities proposed
PRESIDENTIAL Adviser on Entrepreneurship Joey Concepcion proposed to President Rodrigo Duterte the gradual reopening of shopping malls, public transit, and other select services regardless whether...
Loan guarantees for MSMEs mulled
THE government is considering the possibility of providing loan guarantees to micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) dealing with zero income or zero profits amid the enhanced community quaran...
Professional sport returns in South Korea
WITH the easing of coronavirus restrictions, professional sport returned to South Korea on Tuesday.
Baseball is the favorite sport in South Korea and the game between Seoul-based Doosan Bear...
Affected rice farmers to get P5K aid each
DEPARTMENT of Agriculture (DA) Secretary William Dar said about 591,000 rice farmers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic nationwide may avail of P5,000 cash aid from the government.
Sisi gets support in fundraiser
CEBUANA star and former University of Santo Tomas (UST) celebrity Sisi Rondina launched a fund drive to raise funds to purchase personal protective equipment for frontliners in the coronaviru...
Pinay fencer sets up fundraiser for frontliners
Philippine team fencer Maxine Esteban launched a fundraiser for the country’s frontliners because of shortage of supplies.
“We heard about the shortage of supplies for the frontliners...
Alapag in all-time FIBA Asia starting 5
FORMER Gilas Pilipinas captain Jimmy Alapag was included by Indonesian point guard Mario Wuysang in his all-time FIBA Asia Cup starting five.
Wuysang was a stronghold in their national team,...
Quarantine centers in every barangay: Garcia
The Cebu City Government is now preparing all schools for community quarantine centers (CQC) where they can temporarily place those positive of Corona Virus Disease (Covid-19) in their respective b...
POLPhil joins groups providing aid, relief to Sitio Zapatera folks
The Political Officers League of the Philippines (POLPhil) began gathering materials to provide aid and relief to residents of Sitio Zapatera in Barangay Luz, Cebu City like personal protective equ...
Avoiding Covid-19, says Dr. Lim
How do you avoid the
coronavirus disease or Covid
19? Epidemiologist Dr. Bryan
Albert Lim says social distancing and staying at home.
Dr. Bryan Albert Lim, as
infectious disease consult...
COVID PATIENTS IN LUZ ISOLATED
THE people who are positive of Corona Virus Disease
(Covid-10) in Sitio Zapatera,
Barrio Luz, Cebu City are
transferred to the classrooms
of the nearby public elementary school.
BSP fills P300B to economy
P20B in dividends remitted; interest per annum lowered to 2.5%
THE Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) has infused P300 billion to the National Government so the economy which is ravaged...
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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