RECLAMATION TO SPARK PROGRESS
Vice Mayor Teresa “Nene”
Pepito Alegado said the construction of the more than
200 hectares reclamation in
Barangay Tayud can spark
rapid economic development
in the town compared to a
few ship repair shops that
polluted the area.
Alegado said that the
"The best for COVID19 prevention"
LTO officers to wear body cameras
THE Land Transportation Office (LTO) 7 law enforcement officers (LEO) will
soon be equipped with bodyworn cameras in their operations to document events in
their field of assignments.
ERC not preempting submarine cable project
THE Energy Regulatory
Commission (ERC) has not
preempted the impact of the
contract between the Bantayan
Electric Cooperative (Banelco) and power supplier, Island
Network Electric Corporation...
Cebu vaccination breaches one-million people
CEBU reached an important milestone in its vaccination efforts as it breached the
one-million mark for the first
dose of COVID-19 vaccines on
The Office of Presidential
New coalition seeks to make Leni win in Cebu
SIX NGO alliances in
Cebu has expressed confidence in making Vice President Leni Robredo the number
1 presidential contender in the
“We will build on the
500,000 votes Leni got from...
BOC collects P11.7-B tariffs from rice imports
THE Bureau of Customs
(BOC) has collected P11.69
billion in tariffs from 1.74
million metric tons (MT) of
rice imports from January to
August, which is already 17
percent more than the minimu...
Hontiveros flags DBM’s transactions with fugitives
SENATOR Risa Hontiveros has flagged the Department of Budget and Management’s (DBM) repeated
transactions with foreign fugitives who are incorporators
of Pharmally Pharmaceutical
City Hall’s problem?
Construction Corporation has adopted the
PR posture of being
unaffected by the “null
and void” case filed
at the Regional Trial Court (RTC) by the
Carbon Alliance. It is
After requiring drivers
and conductors of public
utility vehicles in the Province of Cebu to wear air purifiers, Gov. Gwen Garcia
now required employees of
establishments to wear both
Amazon and Mitsubishi to set up 450 solar power plants in Japan
Amazon.com will partner with Japanese trading
house Mitsubishi Corp. to
build solar power stations
in Japan and procure renewable energy from them
to supply electricity to its
data centers for...
Amay Abella wins case
My friend, Atty. Marie
Velle “Amay” Abella who
died of pancreatitis last
May 26, 2020 at the age of
37 may now be laughing in
heaven that her petition for
a special recount has been
City’s hotpot boiling up
As the filing of certificates of candidacy drew closer on October 1 until October
8, parties are scrambling for
alliances and mass support.
In Cebu City, the electoral
contest is getting intere...
Respect workers’ rights in-and-out of crisis
This COVID-19 pandemic posed a great challenge for
the G20 leaders as a leading
global forum to work together and tackle issues and look
for decisive actions against
this crisis that could rapi...
Biz community slams admin for flip flopping
severely censured the administration’s recent flip flopping
quarantine policy stressing
it was becoming costly to the
Business groups took
DOF, DBM object re-nationalization of hospitals
THE Departments of Finance (DOF) and Budget and
Management (DBM) do not
support taking back budget
responsibility for public hospitals, citing a Supreme Court
devolution ruling that allocated m...
ECOP rebuffs proposal for unvaccinated to stay home
THE Employers Confederation of the Philippines
(ECOP) has rejected a proposal that only vaccinated
people should be given more
mobility as government considers granular lockdowns in
PCCI hopes full reopening of economy
AS MORE Filipinos are
getting vaccinated against
the coronavirus disease 2019
(Covid-19), the Philippine
Chamber of Commerce Industry (PCCI) hopes for a full
reopening of the economy
Inflation accelerates to 4.9% in August
Authority (PSA) data shows
that prices of basic goods
climbed at a faster rate in August with food and household
commodity costs leading the
PSA chief Denn...
Extended school closures could lead to trillions in losses
THE National Economic
and Development Authority
(NEDA) warned that prolonged closure of schools
amid the COVID-19 crisis
could lead to trillions of pesos in lost productivity in the
Telemedicine ordinance in Cebu City
RESIDENTS of Cebu
City can now benefit from
virtual medical consultation
services through an ordinance that would provide
Councilor Alvin Dizon
authored an ordinance esta...
No lifting of liquor ban even with GCQ
THE Cebu City Police Office (CCPO) does not recommend lifting the liquor ban
in the city even as the city
has been reclassified to General Community Quarantine
Police Lieutenant C...
Privileges for vaccinated individuals legal
CEBU City Vice Mayor
Michael Rama is adamant
that the privileges the city
has given to vaccinated individuals to be served in operating establishments are
legal and justified.
This as D...
Over 800 registrants in Cebu City on first day of mall registration
THE Commission on
Elections (Comelec) in Cebu
City served over 800 individuals during the launch
of their mall registration on
September 9, 2021, in Ayala
The two district...
House-to-house giving of fund aid to PWDs starts Sept. 18: Labella
CEBU City Mayor Edgardo C. Labella said that
the house-to-house distribution of financial assistance for persons with
disability (PWDs) for the
month of June, July, August and September 2021
Niches built in cemeteries, says Guardo
CEBU City Councilor Jerry Guardo said that they are
now constructing additional
niches in various cemeteries
after they were alarmed of
the increase in the number of
deaths, most of them due t...
PDP-Laban in Bohol stays united
DESPITE the chaos of
having two “wings” at the national level, the local leaders
of the Partido Demokratiko
ng Pilipinas (PDP)-Lakas ng
Bayan (Laban) remain one
This was the...
CLOA beneficiaries cannot sell land awarded
LAND reform beneficiaries may hold the titles of
their lands, but they cannot
sell or lease their lands until
after ten years, when these
lots given to them have been
fully paid for by them....
Faith-based tourism for Bohol
BOHOL will embark
on a different kind of tourism concept factoring in on
the province’s marvelous
history and the Boholanos’
Gov. Arthur Yap and Tagbilaran Bishop...
Chatto pushes budget for Tarsier conservation
FIRST District Congressman Edgar Chatto
pushed for the budget allocation for programs of the
Department of Environment and Natural Resources
(DENR), more particularly
for the conservation of th...
Bitcoin now El Salvador’s legal currency
EL SALVADOR officially
adopted bitcoin as a legal currency on Tuesday, becoming
the first country to do so. Chivo is the government’s digital
wallet app that allows Salvadoran citizens to transa...
Taliban unveil interim govt
TWENTY years after being ousted by American forces, the Taliban on Tuesday
unveiled an interim government dominated by the militant group’s old guard.
Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid...
Gates buys hotel chain for $2.2B
Microsoft founder Bill Gates’ investment fund reached
a deal to acquire a controlling stake in the luxury hotel
chain Four Seasons for $2.2 billion.
Under the deal, Cascade Investments, a...
GORDON TO RUN FOR PRESIDENT
SERVANT leader Senator Richard “Dick” Gordon
said he will run for president
in the May 9, 2022, election
once his wife, former Rep. Kate Gordon, will allow him.
In an interview with Yagy...
Villanueva: P15.1 B cost of DepEd modules
THE “sariling sikap”
production of learning modules by public schools will
cost at least P15.1 billion
next year, one of the biggest
items in the Department of
Education’s (DepEd’s) proposed P...
SEC warns public vs “Xian Coin” of scammer Xian Gaza
THE Securities and Exchange Commission has
warned the public in engaging with digital currency
Xian Coin or XNC operated
by the infamous ‘coffee date’
scammer Xian Gaza or Christian Albert Gaza...
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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