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"
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...
Cebu tourism lost P25B in 2020
Member Glenn Soco said
that for the first semester
of 2020 alone, the hospitality and tourism industry in
Cebu Province reported an
estimated revenue of P25
Billion due to th...
GOCC spends P119.1B on pandemic cash aid
A TOTAL of P119.1 billion or three-fourths of the
P157 billion in cash dividends remitted by government-owned and controlled
corporations (GOCCs) in
2020 partly funded the government’s social am...
Civil Registration Month observed
THE Philippine Statistics
Authority (PSA) 7 celebrates
its 31st Civil Registration
Month (CRM) this February
Engr. Ariel E. Florendo,
PSA 7 director, said the CRM
theme this year...
“An inauguration is
a ceremony that formally marks the start
of something. ... Inauguration can refer
to a formal ceremony,
such as one marking
the start of a new term
in office or the openin...
Make Cebuanos understand
Another spike in Covid-19
cases in Cebu City triggered
Mayor Edgar Labella to increase the penalty for quarantine violators. For Labella,
a fine of P500 or community service has not deterred
Britain seeks Asia-Pacific free trade bloc membership
Britain will apply to
join the Pacific free trade
area, the Comprehensive
and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP),
the UK said Saturday (Jan
30), under its post-Brexit plans. Britain...
Sergio Osmeña’s letter to Bohol Gov. Marapao and his appointees
President Osmeña is
the only president who
made Leyte as his office.
This was after the Leyte
Landings on October 20,
1944. Reproduced are excerpts of a letter from the
president dated Decemb...
Res Ipsa Loquitor
The Hippocratic Oath
mandates physicians to
give priority to the health
and welfare of their patients. If a doctor fails, he
is made accountable for his
acts. A mistake, through
Attracting foreign investments
While foreign direct investments (FDI) in Southeast Asia were reportedly
contracted by 20% in the
first half of 2020, FDI in
the Philippines rose by
20% during the same period, mainly due to me...
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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