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...
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Twitter partners with Comelec
WITH the 2022 General
Election in the Philippines
fast approaching, Twitter
has partnered with the Commission on Elections (@
COMELEC) to amplify voter
education initiatives on the
Diesel, kerosene prices up by P8/liter
DIESEL and kerosene
prices are seen to increase by
around P8 per liter next week,
as the Philippines suffers its
12th oil price hike in the last
Gasoline will have the
More MCWD payment centers now available
Consumers of the Metropolitan Cebu Water District (MCWD) can now
pay their water bills at
Ministop and Robinsons
outlets as well as through
GoodApps, PayMaya and
JuanCash mobile apps.
Rama defends decision to allow free concert
CEBU City Mayor Michael Rama defended his
decision to allow concerts
and other gatherings despite
health concerns being raised.
In a press conference
on Monday, March 28,
2022, Rama said allo...
Cebu City to give gym equipment to 3 schools
CEBU City Mayor Michael Rama has been authorized by the city council to
execute a deed of donation
in favor of the Department
of Education (DepEd) for
various gym equipment to
be distributed t...
Tabuelan mayor, vice mayor face graft complaint
TABUELAN Mayor Raul
T. Gerona and Vice Mayor
Rex Casiano T. Gerona have
been charged with graft and
corruption for the construction of a private wharf and
an illegal reclamation project in Bar...
City urged to fast-track solid waste plan
MALLS and other establishments asked the City Government to fast-track the formulation of its 10-year solid
waste management plan.
In the focus group discussion (FGD) with waste generators, repre...
CCSC now accepting registration for running, cycling events
THE Cebu City Sports
Commission (CCSC) officially announced that they are
now accepting registration for
running and cycling events
in Cebu City as well as the
submission of the organizer’s
Cebu City winning the war vs COVID-19
CEBU City is winning the
war against the coronavirus.
Inter-Agency Task Force
for the Management of
Emerging Infectious Diseases Visayas chief implementer
retired General Melquiades
2nd dist supports Art-Rene tandem
INCUMBENT Gov. Arthur Yap and his running
mate Incumbent Vice Gov.
Rene Relampagos invaded
the 2nd district towns of
Talibon, San Miguel and
Dagohoy on Friday, Mar.
25, 2022, to kick off thei...
Bohol signs MOU with DOST on GeoRiskPH
BOHOL leads provinces in the country in disaster risk reduction and
mitigation when it signed
a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in the use
of the government’s central
source of information fo...
Marapao named commissioner on bar discipline
Atty. Lord “Popot” R. Marapao IV took his oath as the
new Commissioner of the
Commission on Bar Discipline of the Integrated Bar
of the Philippines (IBP) before Judge Leo M. Lis...
Trump guilty of numerous felony violations
A PROSECUTOR who
had been leading a criminal
investigation into Donald
Trump before quitting last
month said in his resignation
letter that he believes the former United States president
Indian coal-state seeks greener energy from dung
ONE of India’s biggest
coal mining hubs, also home
to dense forests and a large
indigenous population, will
soon start using piles of cow
dung to power rural industries and homes in line with...
Russia’s Kaspersky, China telecom firms added to US threat list
THE Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
on Friday added Russia’s AO
Kaspersky Lab, China Telecom (Americas) Corp (0728.
HK), and China Mobile International USA (0941.HK)
to its list of comm...
MEMBERS URGED REELECT COOP
THE Coop NATCCO Party-List has urged all members
of cooperatives in Cebu and the
entire country to re-elect it to
continue protecting its interest.
Number one nominee Felimon “Emon” Espa...
Biz owners buck 4-day workweek scheme
BUSINESS owners in
Cebu are cold towards the
proposed “four-day workweek” policy as this will have
a negative impact on the
business, especially during
this time when all industries
are in re...
DepEd-7 halts repair of typhoon-damaged rooms
THE Department of Education in Central Visayas
(DepEd-7) could not continue yet the repair of damaged classrooms due to the
This was confirmed by
Dr. Salustiano Jimenez, re...
HRRAC helps to fast track OWWA payment to hotels
THE Hotel, Resort and
(HRRAC) is helping hotel properties facilitate the
speedy release of account
receivables from the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA).
P8.7B of Covid-19 imports processed by DPF
THE Department of Finance (DOF) has processed
254 applications for tax and
duty exemptions amounting to about P8.7 billion on
COVID-19 vaccine imports
as of end-December 2021.
In a repo...
LTO 7 director: Avail of free CDE
Office (LTO) 7 Director Victor Emmanuel Caindec encouraged renewing license
holders to avail of the free
Comprehensive Driver’s Education (CDE) program and
exam using the ag...
Zero Waste Refills partners with RAFI
THE Ramon Aboitiz
Foundation, Inc. One to Tree
(RAFI OTT) program has
partnered with Zero Waste
Refills (ZWR) for a special
tree growing program.
For every gallon of any
Will UniTeam stay united?
The emergence of such
groups as ISSA and ROSA
has led to questions about
whether the unity of the
tandem of former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong”
Marcos Jr. and Davao City
Mayor Inday Sara Dute...
Garcia vs. Durano
contest in Cebu, at first
glance, appears to be a
mere clash between two
traditional political families – the Garcias and the
Garcia, being t...
Oil surges 8% amid warnings of Russian supply shortages
Oil prices climbed 8% on
Thursday, extending a series
of wild daily swings, as the
market rebounded from several days of losses with a renewed focus on supply shortages in the coming weeks
Much Ado About Care
Has there been a point in
your life when you stopped
caring for yourself? Aside
from the word love, I find
the word care very beautiful. I remember way back
in my elementary and high
Can a car accident involving two vehicles that resulted
to damage to property, physical injury, and death be dismissed if one will plead guilty
to the physical injury?
This seemed the cas...
Caritas established in all parishes in Cebu Archdiocese
The Archdiocese of Cebu
has decreed the establishment
of Parish Caritas in all parishes under its jurisdiction signed
by Cebu Archbishop Jose
S. Palma and Archdiocesan
Chancellor Rev. Msgr. Re...
SEC orders closure of 5 online lenders
THE Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)
has ordered the immediate
shutdown of five online lending operators that are offering loans to the public without authority to do so.
In an or...
PLDT, Smart, PayMaya top Anvil Awards
PLDT and Smart have
maintained the group’s
winning streak at the Anvil
Awards, receiving top honors for the second straight
year at the Philippines’ Oscars of public relations.
In a vir...
Shift to Alert Level 1, f2f classes to boost employment
THE National Economic
and Development Authority (NEDA) said that while
the unemployment rate declined, fewer Filipinos were
able to work amid the Omicron surge in January 2022.
16K delivery riders up for fuel subsidy
SOME 16,233 delivery
riders from four last-mile delivery service (LMDS) platforms are qualified for the
fuel subsidy provided by the
government to ease the impact of soaring oil prices.
87,500 drivers get fuel subsidy amid oil price hikes
ABOUT 87,500 jeepney
drivers in the entire country
have received fuel subsidies
to help them cope with soaring oil prices, the Land Bank
of the Philippines said on
MCWD appeals to public not to destroy stub-outs
Cebu Water District
(MCWD) is appealing to
the public not to destroy
or damage water meter
standpipes and stubouts just to get water.
The water district
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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