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"
Meralco case affects Veco, customers
POWER Advocate Romeo
“Butch” Junia said that a case
against Manila Electric Company (MERALCO) that he is
now intervening has profound
effect on the Visayan Electric
Company (VECO) and its cust...
Vermicomposting project gets DOLE’s support
THE Department of
Labor and Employment
(DOLE) gave P500,000 in
livelihood assistance to a
group of farmers in Dumanjug, Cebu for vermicomposting or the use of earthworms
to convert organic was...
AirAsia partners with HRRAC
AIRASIA Philippines has
partnered with Cebu’s hotel and restaurant operators
in an effort to help encourage tourism in the province,
making it now the corporate
airline partner of the Hotel
Local economy collapses with millions jobless, micro firms bankrupt
BUSINESSMAN Rey E.
Calooy of the Filipino Cebuano (FilCeb) Business Club
said our local economy has
collapsed sending millions of
Filipinos jobless and micro
Lockdown in Metro Manila affects economy: Philip Tan
BUSINESSMAN Philip N. Tan said the country’s
economy is affected by the
continued lock down in Metro Manila considering that
the bulk of Gross Domestic
Product (GDP) is there.
Mandaue ready with community vaccination center
MANDAUE City is now
ready to undertake community vaccinations for COVID-19
with the successful pilot testing of the first community
vaccination center in Cebu
held last April 8.
The bashing of Vice
President Leni Robredo by the DDS cabal
since 2016 turned out
harsh, false, and unrelentless. Many analysts practically left
Leni on the wayside.
But Leni persisted
What was Duterte hiding from?
After a disappearing act
of two weeks, President Rodrigo Duterte returns angry
at detained senator Leila
de Lima for allegedly questioning his state of health.
In a prerecorded briefing on
Cryptocurrency Market Surpasses $2 Trillion
The combined market
cap of all cryptocurrencies
hit $2 trillion for the first
time Monday, making cryptocurrency approximately
as valuable as Apple, the
second-largest company in
the world. D...
President Sergio Osmeña’s appointees in Samar (Part III)
Don Sergio Suico Osmeña Sr., the only Cebuano who became President
became the Liberator President and rebuilt the country by appointing officials
to govern the local government units. He made the...
Cebu City Political Landscape
The political kettle in the
city is currently steaming
amid the covid 19 pandemic.
The landscape is shaping as
parties veer near the filing
of Certificate of Candidacy
in October. Political c...
ALU’s founding inscribed issue on social justice
Exactly 67 years ago
this week, the courage and
wisdom of some forty-two
Cebu port workers on April
17, 1954 organized a labor
union to champion the waterfront workers achieved
Lower credit card interest rate for entire 2021
THE Bangko Sentral ng
Pilipinas (BSP) extended the
two-percent per month or 24
percent per year ceiling on interest rate or finance charge
on unpaid outstanding credit
card balance of credit c...
CA affirms revocation of Kapa’s SEC registration
THE Court of Appeals
(CA) has upheld the decision of the Securities and
Exchange Commission (SEC)
to revoke the corporate registration of a company that
was found to have defrauded
DOE urged to probe simultaneous forced outages of power plants
THE simultaneous forced
outages of the generating facilities have triggered spikes
in electricity rates burdening
This is referred to as ‘bad
summer habits’ of power
Another gasoline, kerosene price rollback
THE cost of gasoline and
kerosene prices is expected
to roll back next week.
Oil companies calculated that the price of gasoline products will likely be
reduced by P0.30 to P0.35
Cut agricultural insurance tax
research organization expressed its support for the
reduction of taxes imposed
on agricultural insurance to
accelerate farm activity.
Agri-finance expert and
Papal Nuncio to celebrate Pontifical Mass in Cebu on April 14
THE Archdiocese of
Cebu confirmed that Papal
Nuncio to the Philippines
Archbishop Charles Brown
will be in Cebu to attend the
ceremonial reenactment of
the first baptism in Cebu this
Liquor ban helps decrease COVID cases in Cebu City
“SUSTAINING our liquor
ban greatly helped in enforcing our health standards and
in the decline of positive cases
here in Cebu City.”
Thus said Police Lt. Col.
Wilbert Parilla, deputy di...
Media workers included in COVID-19 vax B priority group
THE Department of
Health (DOH) announced
that COVID-19 vaccination B
priority group includes media workers.
“Media would be part of
the B classification already,
together with the othe...
Duterte declares April 14 special non-working holiday
MALACAÑANG has issued Presidential Proclamation No. 1130 declaring April
14, 2021 a Special Non-Working Day in Cebu City as it
celebrates the 500th year of
Cebu biz community supports national vax program
CEBU business community’s strong support to the
national vaccination program
is commendable as some
hospitals and establishments
have offered to be venues for
Cebu City supports teacher broadcasters
THE Department of Education (DepEd) Cebu City Division thanked the Cebu City
Government for its support to
teacher broadcasters in their
Radio Based Instructions
DOLE to turnover P11M livelihood materials in Bohol
THE Department of
Labor and Employment
(DOLE) will turnover to
more than 800 informal
sector workers in Bohol
P11-million worth of livelihood jigs, tools and materials before the end of April...
Bohol vaccine consumption at 98.8%
rate for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine as
of April 5, 2021, is at 98.8
percent, the highest in the
region at that time.
It is an excellent proof
P30M Prov’l Fire Office soon to rise in Cortes
THE Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP)
is excited that
its P30 million Office of
will soon be
is also funding the P19,
US to act as a global head
US President Joe Biden
believes it is in the world’s
best interest for the US to act
as a global leader.
“What he sees time and
again is that ... when we’re
not leading,” then another...
US to restore $235m aid to Palestinians
US PRESIDENT Joe
Biden’s administration plans
to restore $235m (£171m) of
aid to Palestinians, that was
cut by Donald Trump.
Two-thirds will go to the
UN Relief and Works Agency
Alibaba fined $2.75 billion for anti-monopoly violations in China
probe in China found that
Alibaba Group Holding Ltd
had violated the government’s anti-monopoly law,
slapping a record 18 billion
yuan ($2.75 billion) fine on
ERC HEARS DEAL ON ISLAND POWER
THE Bantayan Island
Power Supply Agreement
under Energy Regulatory
Commission (ERC) Case No.
2020-032 is now in the final
stages of the hearings.
Power Advocate Romeo
“Butch” Junia sa...
Coalition holds Black Saturday protest
THE Power for People
(P4P) Coalition-Cebu held
a protest last April 3, 2021,
which was Black Saturday, to
condemn the continuous use of
coal and expensive electricity
rates in Cebu, which dri...
SEC-Cebu warns vs BitExpress bitcoin trading
THE Securities and Exchange Commission-Cebu
Extension Office warns the
public against investing their
hard-earned money with bitcoin trading company BitExpress and engaging with Melvin John Ball...
Infected with Covid-19
The itch in the
throat and dry cough
would not stop early
that morning. I felt
a dull headache. But
I was never sure because I had no fever.
I was able to bring
my check to the bank
OPEC+ to Ease Restrictions on Oil Production in May
Major oil producers unexpectedly stepped up their oil
production for the next three
months by 2 million barrels
per day, or about 2% of global consumption, despite the
threat of a new wave of c...
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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