LITO O. DIES
FORMER Cebu Governor
Emilio “Lito” Osmeña died of
Covid-19 disease last July 19,
2021, at Cebu Doctor’s Hospital, leaving a legacy of being
the Father of Ceboom.
Osmeña’s son, Mariano
“Mimo,” said that his father
was fully vaccinated when he
died-- the first dose was last
"The best for COVID19 prevention"
Rama talks with Duterte in Malacañang
R. Duterte and Cebu City
Vice Mayor Michael “Mike”
Rama had a one-on-one talk
in Malacañang last July 13
about national and local concerns.
Duterte and Rama were
Gibo opposes phase out of board, bar exams
of National Defense Secretary Gilbert “Gibo” Teodoro is
against the suggestion of Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Secretary
Silvestre Bello III to phase out
Learn from 2016 presidential election, says law prof
A LAW PROFESSOR has
urged the Filipino voters to
learn from the bitter lessons
of the May 2016 presidential election so they can elect
a much better president in
Atty. Josephus B...
Edlab’s dishonest PR
The PR illusionists
of Mayor Edgar Labella
crowed to high heavens
about the “clean” rating
the Commission on Audit (COA) supposedly
gave his administration
in 2020. But these conjurers hid th...
Gov. Gwen Garcia boasted how Cebu has successfully
managed the Covid-19 situation in pushing for relaxing
health protocols in the entry
of Overseas Filipino Workers
(OFW) and Returning Overseas...
Biden signs new order cracking down on Big Tech
President Joe Biden has
signed an executive order
aimed at cracking down on
big tech firms and promoting competition. The move
points to Mr Biden’s desire for
tougher scrutiny of Big Tech,
President Osmeña’s debt moratorium executive orders
Don Sergio Osmena, became the successor president
with the death of Don Manuel Quezon on August 1, 1944.
Sworn as president by Associate Justice Robert H. Jackson
of the United States of America...
Body cam requirements
Jane (not her name)
went to shop for groceries in a mall located in
the south on May 21 years
ago with her children and
household helpers. While
picking some items for grocery, six unidentifie...
COVID-19 pandemic puts the country’s workers’ rights as its worst
The Philippines for the
fifth straight year remains
among the top 10 dangerous countries for workers,
according to the 2021 annual report of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) Gl...
DOTr completes 497 kms of bike lanes in Metro Manila, Davao, Cebu
THE Department of
Transportation (DOTr) said
Monday that at least 497 kilometers of bike lanes and
signages worth P1.09 billion have been completed in
Metro Manila, as well as key
areas in Ceb...
NPC issues cease-and-desist order to Pilipinas2022.ph
THE National Privacy
Commission (NPC) has issued a cease-and-desist order (CDO) to the website Pilipinas2022.ph for multiple
violations of the Data Privacy
Act. It warns voters against
SEC warns vs. marketing center
THE Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is
warning the investing public
against an unauthorized entity promising lucrative returns.
“The commission was
made aware of the illegal
Honor our Coast Guard who drove away Chinese vessels: Risa
SENATOR Risa Hontiveros has urged the Department of Transportation (DOTr)
to honor officials of the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) who
drove away Chinese vessels at
West Philippine Sea which is
Philhealth to pay serious sufferers of vaccine side effects
THE Philippine Health
Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) recently announced
its compensation package for
those who will develop serious
adverse effects (SAEs) following inoculation for COVID-19...
Villanueva: Troll farms peddle ‘fatal’ misinformation
SENATOR Joel Villanueva joined calls for the Upper
Chamber to investigate allegations of public funds financing ‘troll’ farms which were
reportedly established to sow
misinformation in time for...
City Hall to pay water bills for poor families: Daluz
STARTING July 2021,
the bills of the poor families
who will consume 10 cubic
meters of water and below
per month will be paid by
the Cebu City Government,
said Atty. Joey Daluz.
Zafra pushes scholarship for agri students
The Cebu City Council presided by Vice Mayor
Michael “Mike” Rama has
approved the proposed ordinance authored by Councilor Philip S. Zafra giving full
scholarship to students who
want to take a...
Regional Food Terminal to break ground this July: Zafra
CEBU City Councilor
Philiip S. Zafra said groundbreaking of the P14-million
Regional Food Terminal will
transpire before the end of
Zafra, chairman of the
Committee on Agric...
COA ‘unmodified opinion’ a milestone: Labella
MAYOR Edgardo C.
Labella has considered the
Commission on Audit (COA)
“unmodified opinion” on the
Cebu City Government financial statement for the year
2020 as a remarkable milestone in public...
Panaghiusa moves against personality politics: Daluz
chief Atty. Joey Daluz said
his group is now moving to
eliminate personality politics and push for ideology
that could strongly benefit
“I am bringing the...
Food security ordinance approved by Council: Zafra
THE Cebu City Council
has approved the Food Security Ordinance authored
by Councilor Philiip S. Zafra
appropriating P100 million a
year to subsidize farming activities.
“We are now wait...
Bohol Capitol officials mull medical scholarship program
BOHOL Vice Governor
Rene l Relampagos and the
(SP) started the legislative
work needed to create the
Bohol Medical Scholarship
During the regular ses...
Chatto earns BISU honorary doctorate degree
THE Bohol Island State
University (BISU), with approval from the Commission
on Higher Education (CHED),
conferred the honorary doctorate degree of Doctor of
Philosophy in Technology
Bohol to implement Universal Health Care law
THE Provincial Government of Bohol is preparing
the needed requirements for
the implementation of the
Universal Health Care (UHC)
Vice Governor Rene
Relampagos and the members of...
U.S. general to step down from command in Afghanistan
AUSTIN Miller, the U.S.
general leading the war in
Afghanistan, will hand over
command on Monday, in a
symbolic end to America’s
longest conflict even as Taliban insurgents gain momentum.
China vows to retaliate after US blacklists companies
CHINA on Sunday said
it will take “necessary measures” to respond to the US
blacklisting of Chinese companies over their alleged role
in abuses of Uyghur people
and other Muslim ethnic minoriti...
Eased restrictions boost Scotland’s economic growth
LOOSER Covid restrictions helped boost private
sector output in Scotland to
near record levels last month.
A regular RBS survey of
purchasing managers found
a steep rise in new business...
WhatsApp faces EU consumer complaints over privacy changes
WhatsApp on Monday faced
a barrage of complaints by the
prompted a global outcry and
PANAGHIUSA STILL ACTIVE -- DALUZ
FORMER Cebu City
Councilor Joey Daluz said
that before he left Partido
Barug, he was informed by
the Commission on Election
(COMELEC) that Panaghiusa Party is still active.
He said tha...
Innovation, technology seen to help Cebu BPO sector regain faster growth
tsourcing (BPO) sector will
invest more in innovation
and technology so that it can
get back to faster growth after
slowing down in recent years,
an industry group said Monday.
PEZA-MEZ locators receive safety seal certificates from DOLE
THE Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE)
the other day awarded thirteen
(13) Philippine Economic Zone
Zone (PEZA-MEZ) registered
export enterprises with Safety...
RDC-7 calls for thorough study on Cebu town reclamation project
THE Regional Development Council in Central Visayas (RDC-7) has called on all
stakeholders and government
agencies to carefully study
the impact of the proposed
Visayas power demand picks up as local economy recovers
THE power demand in the
Visayas is slowly approaching
the pre-pandemic levels, an official from the Department of
Energy (DOE) in the Visayas
Jose Rey Maleza, chief of
LTFRB 7 to pay companies for free ride program participation
companies in Central Visayas
that participated in the public
utility vehicle (PUV) free ride
program for medical frontliners and authorized persons
outside of residence will be...
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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