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"
Consolacion port part of build, build, build: Alegado
THE Cebu International
Container Port (CICP) to be
built in Tayud, Consolacion,
Cebu is part of the “Build,
Build, Build” projects of
President Rodrigo Duterte
which must be completed before...
Labella asked to consider 3 proposals to help vendors
Vendors advocate Edward Ligas has asked Cebu
City Mayor Edgardo Labella
to consider his three proposals in helping members
of Cebu City United Vendors
Association (CCUVA) who
were being notifi...
Submarine cable to bring down Bantayan power rate: ERC
Director Joel Bontuyan said
the submarine cable project
of the late Cebu 4th District
Rep. Benhur Salimbangon
will reduce electricity rate of
Batuhan hopes 70% of Filipinos get vaccinated
THE transaction counsel of the Cebu-Cordova
Link Expressway (CCLEX)
leading to the construction of Cebu City-Cordova
bridge said that if the vaccine
against Corona Virus Disease
Pier 5 construction to commence in March
THE Cebu Ports Authority
(CPA) has announced that it
will proceed with the issuance
of the Notice of Award, Notice
to Proceed and signing of the
contract after the Cebu Port
Increased consumer demand needed to boost economy
THE National Economic
and Development Authority
in Central Visayas (NEDA7) said that the way to boost
economic revival is increased consumer demand.
In their report to the Regional Devel...
A Martial Law Book
That Rappler piece
about the Edsa Uprising (EDSA an End of an
Era and an Inspiration)
prompted some friends
to push me about a plan
to write a book on martial law history. Atty.
Hope with Sinovac?
The arrival of some
600,000 doses of donated Sinovac vaccines triggered diverse reactions from
Filipinos. It should have
sparked widespread hope.
The vaccines are coming.
But many are not happ...
Oil drops on dollar strength, OPEC+ expectations
Oil prices fell on Friday as the U.S. dollar rose
while forecasts called for
crude supply to rise in response to prices climbing
above pre-pandemic levels.
The dollar rose as U.S. government bo...
Vicente Rama: Model of Proper Housekeeping
Don Vicente Rama served
as the mayor of Cebu City for
one year and eight months. He
sent his letter of resignation to
President Manuel Quezon on
July 2, 1940 which was replied
on July 11, 194...
Until Next Time My Friend: Tony Caruzca
“Death is the beginning of a new life, not the
end. You may leave this
world but not our heart,
you will live there for
ever.” –Debasish Mridha
I know “Tony” Antonio Dinopol Caruzca
Reconceptualizing women empowerment, gender equality
Pursuant to Presidential Proclamations Nos.
224 and 227 and Republic
Act No. 6949, the month
of March has been designated as, “National Women’s Month.”
Thus, the first week
of March each...
Coco levy trust fund created
PRESIDENT Rodrigo R.
Duterte signed Republic Act
115421 or the Coconut Farmers
and Industry Trust Fund Act
on Friday night.
RA 115421 seeks to declare
coconut levy assets as a trust
DTI reiterates support to local coops
THE Department of Trade
and Industry (DTI) has reiterated its support to local cooperatives as it helps the agriculture
sector and micro, small, and
medium enterprises (MSMEs)
survive amid Covi...
PH all set for ‘travel bubble’ arrangements
THE Philippines is just
waiting for a fitting moment
to negotiate “travel bubble”
arrangements with its neighboring countries to revive international tourism.
Department of Tourism
Go Lokal! launches work-from-home collection
GO LOKAL! launched on
Friday its work-from-home
collection called Silid (room).
It is a concept store initiated by
the Department of Trade and
Curated by CommonRoom
Guidelines issued for limited face-to-face classes for HEIs’ medical programs
THE Commission on
Higher Education in Central
Visayas (CHED-7) has issued
the guidelines for the gradual reopening of campuses
for limited face-to-face classes among higher education
Strict biosecurity, feed hygiene, priority in fight vs. ASF
should be strict biosecurity
and feed hygiene in fighting
the much dreaded African
Swine Fever (ASF), which already resulted in billions of
losses in the Philippines’ hog...
PH gets Olympic qualifying slot
AFTER New Zealand
withdrew from the competition, the Philippines
earned a slot in the 2020
Fiba Olympic Qualifying
Fiba announced on Friday that it has decided to
Open, rehab farm-to-market roads: Labella
CEBU City Mayor Edgar
C. Labella has instructed the
city agriculturist office and
the Committee on Agriculture to focus on the rehabilitation and opening up of
farm-to-market roads in the
Gullas’ death saddens Labella
Cebu City Mayor Edgar C. Labella was deeply saddened
upon learning that former
congressman Jose “Dodong”
Gullas has passed away.
“Cebu has lost a great
man who has touched many
P30M set aside for water projects: Zafra
CEBU City Councilor Philiip Savior Zafra said
the Cebu City Council has
passed a supplemental budget of about P30 million to
construct mini lagoons and
water catchment areas in
Casas lauded for CCMC improvements
CEBU City Councilor Raymond Alvin Garcia lauded
Atty. Floro Casas Jr., the city
administrator, for the great
improvement in the construction of the Cebu City Medical
Garcia awaits proposal for P100M vs. Covid-19
CEBU City Councilor
Raymond Alvin Garcia is now
waiting for the Local Finance
Committee to submit its proposal for another P100 million
supplemental budget in the
City Council to sustain the f...
Funds to fight Covid-19, revive economy from agencies
SEVERAL National Government Agencies (NGAs) have
given funding for the Cebu City
Government to implement
projects related to the fight
against Corona Virus Disease
(Covid-19) pandemic and how...
Yap to revive tourism in Bohol
THE chief of the Tourism Promotion Board (TPB)
is confident that the once
vibrant tourism industry in
Bohol which was affected
by Covid-19 will be revived
with the strong leadership of
Buenavista folks welcome Jumamoy
THE people of Buenavista, Bohol warmly welcomed
former Bohol Board Member Jaja Jumamoy when the
young leader visited this municipality which is in the Second District last week.
Not a wet market at CPG Park, says architect
THE farmers’ market at
CPG Park is not a wet market
like that in Cogon and Dao,
both in Tagbilaran City, said
Architect Ninio Guidaben.
Guidaben said that while
it is like an agri-fisher...
Biden revokes Trump ban on green card applicants
US PRESIDENT Joseph
R. Biden on Wednesday revoked a proclamation that
has blocked many green card
applicants from entering the
Former President Donald Trump issued the ban...
Australia passes Facebook and Google news law
AUSTRALIA has passed
a world-first law aimed at
making Google and Facebook pay for news content on
The law is seen as a test
case for similar regulation
around the wor...
Apple acquires 100 companies in six years
TIM Cook, Apple’s chief
executive, revealed that the
company has acquired about
100 companies over the last
six years -- buying a company every three to four weeks.
Apple recently deliv...
Scotland’s economy to reopen
THE reopening of Scotland’s economy - including
shops, bars, restaurants,
gyms, and hairdressers is expected to start from April 26.
First Minister Nicola
Sturgeon said she “desperately wa...
HEALTH LEADS TO STURDY ECONOMY
THE chief of hospital of Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical
Center (VSMMC) said health
is one of the critical components in nation building so that
healthy people will result to a
Retrenchments alarming: business leader
E. Calooy said that it is now
alarming that the Department
of Labor and Employment
(DOLE) received notices of
25,000 job retrenchment because of the lockdowns.
The opposite sides of a dice cube always add up to seven.
The opposite sides of a dice cube always add up to seven.
No piece of square dry paper can be folded more than 7 times in half.
There are more than twice as many kangaroos as people in Australia.
Maine is the only American state whose name is just one syllable.
The squiggly dash above the letter ñ is called a tilde
If all the blood vessels in your body were laid end to end, they would reach about 60,000 miles.
The language of a society changes slowly but steadily with the result that an educated person will not be able to read or understand words in his language written 500 years ago.
Night butterflies have ears on their wings so they can avoid bats
Shakespeare’s tombstone in Stratford’s Holy Trinity Church bears this inscription, said to have been written by him: Good friend, for Jesus’ sake forbear to dig the dust enclosed here. Blest be the man that spares these stones, and curst be he that moves my bones”.
Can you feel the pulse in your wrist? For humans the normal pulse is 70 heartbeats per minute. Elephants have a slower pulse of 27 and for a canary it is 1000!
Abraham Lincoln probably had a medical condition called Marfans syndrome. Some of its symptoms are extremely long bones, curved spine, an arm span that is longer than the person’s height, eye problems, heart problems and very little fat. It is a rare, inherited condition.
In one day your heart beats 100,000 times.
It has been estimated that the number of actively spoken languages in the world today is about 6,000.
Monarch caterpillars shed their skin four times before they become a chrysalis, growing over 2700 times their original size.
The Hindus of India once believed that the Earth was a huge bowl (to keep the oceans from falling off) held up by giant elephants standing on long pillars. No one back then ever thought to ask what the pillars were standing on!
Half your body’s red blood cells are replaced every seven days.
By the time you are 70 you will have easily drunk over 12,000 gallons of water.
Pinocchio is Italian for “pine head.”
Locusts can eat their own weight in food in a day. A person eats his own body weight in about half a year.
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