LIBERALIZED TRADE OF RICE CUTS PRICE
THE Department of Finance (DOF) said the passage
and implementation of the
Rice Tariffication Law (RTL)
in 2019 has slashed prices of
the country’s staple food to
the current average of P39 per
kilo or a reduction of about P7
per kilo compared to its cost in
2018 when the per kilo retail...
"The best for COVID19 prevention"
Respect workers’ rights
Widespread decent work
deficits in the country’s
export processing zones
(EPZs) where foreign investors locate has become an
issue of concern by trade
unions because more often
than not, work...
Healthcare BPOs booming amid Covid-19
THE Healthcare Information Management Association
of the Philippines (HIMAP)
said business outsourcing for
healthcare is booming. This
even as the need for physical
distancing made healthcare...
Biden presidency to strengthen PHL-US ties
THE leadership of newly
elected United States President
Joseph R. Biden, Jr. would
have a gradual positive impact
on the Philippines.
“The US taking
climate change and
Senate approves FIST bill
SENATE Bill (SB) No.
1849 otherwise known as the
Financial Institutions Strategic Transfer (FIST) Act was
passed by Senate with 18 yes
votes, no negative and abstention.
Filipinos best Asia Sustainability Awards
EVEN the pandemic that
brought most business activity to a standstill was not able
to dampen the Filipino spirit
as it strives to rise above the
adversity and emerge not
just victorious—but on...
Pork in Cebu, CV safe from ASF: NMIS
THE National Meat
Inspection Service (NMIS)
said the pork supply in Cebu
and Central Visayas is safe
from African Swine Fever
(ASF), hence, this is even
sold to other regions.
Noah Center to become Liberation Center: Rama
THE Cebu City Council
has approved to convert the
Noah Center into the “Liberation Center” at South Road
Properties (SRP) to liberate
the people from the awful effects of Covid-19
HRRAC confident tourism to recover in early 2021
THE Hotel Resort and
Restaurant Association of
Cebu (HRRAC) is optimistic
that the Cebu tourism industry will start to recover by
the first quarter of 2021.
HRRAC president Carlo Suarez w...
Look at PH agri, tech sectors, government asks US investors
DEPARTMENT of Finance (DOF) Secretary Carlos
Dominguez III urged American investors to look into
opportunities in agriculture,
digital technology, manufacturing and medical research
to help the...
DTI-7 monitors Noche Buena products
THE Department of
Trade and Industry in
Central Visayas (DTI-7)
started monitoring Noche
Buena products in malls and
supermarkets as Christmas
Ines Cajegas, chief of...
Bill on hazard pay for other workers up in Senate
A BILL aimed at giving
hazard pay to workers in
public hospitals during the
coronavirus pandemic has
been filed at the Senate.
led Senate Bill 1908 that
will cover sanitation workers,
USC holds Investiture of new president
THE University of San
Carlos (USC) welcomes
Fr. Narciso A. Cellan, Jr.,
SVD, D.Comm. as its new
President – the eleventh
President of USC.
The Investiture of
DepEd adjusts 4 quarters of School Year 2020-2021
THE Department of
Education (DepEd) has adjusted the four quarters for
school year 2020-2021 in
response to the “key challenges” in teaching students
during the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-...
Hungary seeks to ban same-sex adoption
HUNGARY’S government has drafted a change
to the country’s constitution that would in effect ban
adoption by same-sex couples.
The proposed amendment would specify that
“the mother is a wo...
UAE sets new decrees to ‘modernize’ Islam
THE United Arab Emirates has introduced a slew of
reforms on personal status
and penal laws as part of a
years-long bid to modernize
the Gulf state and promote a
progressive brand of Islam.
LOCKDOWN POSSIBLE KON KASO SA COVID-19 PADAYON PAGSAKA
ANG Cebu City Emergency Operations Center (EOC)
nipasidaan sa publiko is nga
kon mupadayon ang pagsaka
sa kasi sa coronavirus disease
2019 (COVID-19), hayan ipaubos na sab ang siyudad sa
Biz sector di makatugot og laing lockdown
ANG mga negosyante
sa Siyudad sa Sugbo nipahimangno sa publiko sa pagmabinantayon kanunay batok sa
Kini human ang Emergency Operations Center (EOC) sa
siyudad niluwat og pas...
Hugtan ang border controls sa Siyudad sa Sugbo
ANG gamay nga pagsaka sa kaso sa coronavirus
disease 2019 (COVID-19) sa
Siyudad sa Sugbo nakaaghat
sa kagamhanan sa siyudad sa
pagpakanaog og mga lakang
aron mapugngan ang padayon nga pagsaka...
Simple nga Fiesta Señor
USA ka Joint Advisory kabahin sa pagsaulog sa ika-456
nga pista ni Señor Santo Niño
sa Sugbo ang naumol ug gilagdaan sa mga kadagkuan sa Siyudad sa Sugbo.
Ang Joint Advisory gipirmahan sa C...
NO SHARES FOR CAPITOL: SOCO
THE Metropolitan Cebu Water District (MCWD) has
already paid Maynilad Water Services Inc. and Manila
Water Company Inc. a total
of P1.3 billion but the Cebu
Provincial Government failed
Visayan artists emerge with Shell Virtual Art Interact
DESPITE the various
problems around the world,
Shell Virtual Art Interact
was held last November 7,
2020, where Visayan artists
emerged into the spotlight
to tell their own unique stories of...
DOE forfeits 300,000 illegal butane cannisters
THE Department of Energy (DOE) has forfeited
in favor of the government
about 300,000 seized illegal
butane canisters refilled with
Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG)
and will be soon disposed at
DA to teach urban gardening, says Diputado
DEPARTMENT Agriculture (DA) 7 Director Salvador “Salva” Diputado said
they are eager to conduct
lectures for city residents
who are willing to engage in
“urban gardening” under its
Joe Biden wins US presidency
THE United States of
America (USA) has a new
president in the person of
Joseph Robinette Biden Jr.
or Joe Biden who won in the
November 3, 2020 election.
Biden was born on November 20, 1...
Avoid scammers, SEC tells public
WHILE the number of
investment scams increased,
the Securities and Exchange
Office (SEC-CEO) is urging
the public to avoid the scammers and ask the agency before putt...
LTO 7 to LGUs: Implement speed limit
THE Land Transportation
Office (LTO) 7 incessantly urges all local government units
(LGUs) in Metro Cebu to unite
in addressing the issue of road
accidents involving Ceres Bus
Trump cries ‘cheating’
In 2016, the followers
of Hillary Clinton could
not accept that Donald
Trump won. And they
found the reasons agonizingly long in coming. But
Hillary readily accepted
defeat. Last week, Presid...
Biden presidency and Duterte
President Rodrigo Duterte congratulated President-elect Joseph ‘Joe’ Biden
for his victory over Donald
Trump in last week’s US
“The Philippines and
the United State...
Deutsche Bank to sell Trump’s loans?
Deutsche Bank executives were reportedly looking to offload President
Donald Trump’s loans as
part of an effort to cut the
institution’s financial ties
to him after the U.S. election. Three unn...
Marcos order of integration of police, fire and jails
Here are excertps the Presidential Decree of Marcos
integrating the said offices,
including that of Cebu.
No. 482 (June 13, 1974)
INTEGRATION OF POLICE
U.S. Presidential Race thru Electoral College
Much has been said
about the U.S. Election.
Each camp claiming victory trading charges of fraud
and cheating. Today, Presidential Candidate Joe
Biden leads the race to
White House and would
Chinese workers jeopardize employment, livelihood
The influx of Chinese
nationals seeking to work
in the country has become an issue of concern.
It threatens not only local
employment and livelihood but also on a possible
“threat” as sounded...
Lower tariffs on pork imports, importers ask NEDA
MEAT importers belonging to the Meat Traders and
Importers Association has
asked the National Economic Development Authority
(NEDA) on Thursday to reduce
tariffs on imported pork to stabilize p...
Rural banks must support agriculture sector
THE rural banking industry must play a proactive role
in modernizing the agriculture
sector to support the country’s
economic recovery from the
Department of Finance...
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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