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"
Vietnam detects new UK-Indian variant
VIETNAM has detected
a Covid variant that appears
to be a combination of the
Indian and UK variants and
can spread quickly by air.
Vietnam’s Health Minister Nguyen Thanh Long
Biden sets out $6 trillion spending plan
US PRESIDENT Joe
Biden has released his first
annual budget of a $6 trillion
spending plan that would include huge new social programs and investment in the
fight against climate change.
2-YEAR AMNESTY FOR ESTATE TAX
THE House committee
on ways and means has recommended that the chamber
House approve the Senate’s
amendments to House Bill
7068, which extends the estate tax amnesty application
period by two...
Desalination plants costly, impractical: Enric Rama
FORMER Cebu Vice Governor Enrique “Enric” Rama
said desalination plant is a
process of converting salty seawater to potable water. This is
costly and impractical.
“Our water shortage is...
BFAR building P40M hatchery in Bantayan
THE Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources
(BFAR) is now constructing a
P40-million Tilapia hatchery
in Bantayan Island to supply
fingerlings in the entire place
as another program to incre...
DOLE Pays over P4 million to TUPAD Workers
THE Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE)
has paid almost P4 million to
about 1,000 workers in the
Municipalities of Ronda and
Alcantara under the Tulong
Panghanapbuhay sa Ating Disadvanta...
Cebu needs desalination plants: Batuhan
A LAWYER who is now
handling issues on public
utilities like power and water
distribution and telecommunications said that when it
comes to generation and distribution, desalination plant
Bringing back US bases not possible: Teodoro
of National Defense (DND)
Secretary Gilbert “Gibo”
Teodoro said that at present, there is no possibility
of bringing back the United
States (US) military bases in
Women still face violence, discrimination
THE women’s group Lihok Filipina Foundation Inc.
and Kaabag Sugbo have released a position paper from
the Voices of Women Dialogue Series on Gender-Responsive Policies and Programs.
Do not blame government red tape for the five
months delay in releasing the P50,000 grand
prize for Sinulog Idol
All Star Grand Champion Melody Hodgson.
The program host Sam
Costanilla also re...
The future of Sinulog
The less than stelar staging of the Sinulog in 2020
and the gross delay in the
payment of prizes for Sinulog Idol winners and other
expenses should worry Cebuanos, to say the least.
Virgin Galactic moves one step closer to commercial space flights
Flying at Mach 3 and
reaching more than 55
miles above the Earth Saturday, British billionaire
Sir Richard Branson’s private spaceship company
Virgin Galactic Holdings
Inc (SPCE.N) completed i...
Father of Bahug-Bahug Sa Mactan
Many may have thought
about it, but it was David S.
Odilao who had the courage
and brilliancy to make it a
reality. The first reenactment
was on April 27, 1979. It was
also Sir Boy who convin...
For a person to be successfully charged for the
crime of qualified rape, this
must written clearly in the
information itself. Failure
to do so would certainly
suffer infirmity favoring the
Health risks and shortage of skilled workers hamper construction
One of the vulnerable
sectors which the COVID-19
pandemic has devastated
the most is the construction industry. Its impact has
been significant due to the
abrupt decline in economic
‘Educate before you inoculate’ policy advised
THE Department of
Health should launch an extensive education drive to
inform the public of the importance of getting vaccinated, regardless of the brand.
Senator Joel Villanueva, chair o...
BPO workers included in A4 vax priority list
WORKERS in the business process outsourcing
(BPO) sector are now included in the government’s
A4 coronavirus disease 2019
(Covid-19) vaccination priority list.
Trade Secretary Ramon
CHED censured for pushing flexible learning as new normal
YOUTH groups criticized
the Commission on Higher Education’s (CHED) on its decision to continue implementing
flexible learning in the coming
years, saying it would worsen
problems that students...
Why MCWD favored desalination?
“Joey” Daluz of the Metropolitan Cebu Water District
(MCWD) said that they favored the desalination plant
because while the proposed
Mananga River Dam will
yield 100mld, it will...
Cebu City readies mass vaccination in June
THE Cebu City Government has received advice
from the national government to get ready for the
Councilor Dave Tumulak and City Health Officer,
Dr. Jeffrey Ibones confir...
CCLEX project now 70% complete
THE 8.5-kilometer Cebu-Cordova Link Expressway will soon be open to
motorists as its overall engineering, procurement, and
construction (EPC) works
on the project are now 70
Rama assures people behind Sinulog Idol 2021 of compensation
“A FIVE-MONTH wait--
and beyond--isn’t worth waiting. Too much bureaucratic
red tape is something that
those in high City Hall positions should look into and
Sam Costanilla, a lo...
Total crimes drop 32.28% in first 4 months
TOTAL crimes in Bohol in
the first four months of 2021
dropped to about a thousand
crime cases, compared to the
same period of 2020.
According to Bohol Police Provincial Office Operatio...
Yap asks Duterte for more vaccines for Panglao
BOHOL Governor Arthur
C. Yap has asked President
Rodrigo R. Duterte to increase vaccinations for Panglao Island.
In the Regional Peace
and Order Council (RPOC)
meeting held in Dumaguete...
Einstein’s handwritten letter with E=mc² equation yields $1.2m
A LETTER written by Albert Einstein containing his
E=mc² equation has sold at
auction in the US for more
than $1.2m (£850,000).
Experts say there are only
three other known examples...
PRIVATE SECTOR NEEDS TO HELP BUY VACCINES: TEODORO
in the world have already
ordered vaccines against
Covid-19 and their stockpile
will last until 2023.
Former Department of
National Defense (DND) Secretary Gilbert...
SHIPPING TO TAKE LONG TO RECOVER
THE Philippine Coastwise
Shipping Association (PCSA)
has projected some three to
five years for the collapsed
shipping industry to revert to
the pre-pandemic volume.
PCSA President Pau...
Camp Lapu-Lapu transfer to Asturias: Gibo Teodoro
of National Defense (DND)
Secretary Gilbert “Gibo” C.
Teodoro said the transfer of
Camp Lapu-Lapu in Cebu City
which is the present home
of Central Command (CentCom) of the...
Senator urges BI policy v. erring men
ENATOR Joel Villanueva urged the Bureau of Immigration (BI) to sustain its
“one-strike” policy against
immigration officers and personnel involved in the trafficking of Filipinos, especially
MCWD bares reduced production volume
THE Metropolitan Cebu
Water District (MCWD) has
informed the public of the
reduced volume of water
production from the Cebu
Manila Water Development
(CMWD) that affects the
water supply in s...
Leni hits Roque, Panelo for spreading lies
VICE President Leni
Robredo has criticized Presidential Spokesman Harry
Roque and Presidential Legal
Adviser Salvador Panelo for
spreading lies against retired
Supreme Court Associate
West Philippine Sea an important issue: Batuhan
ATTY. Aristotle “Totol”
Batuhan of the Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) said the West
Philippine Sea (WPS) is an
important issue for discussion
from the present to the coming a...
SSS extends deadline for new pension payment methods
STATE-RUN Social Security System (SSS) announced
on Monday, May 10, that it
has extended the deadline for
pensioners’ compliance with
the new disbursement methods for monthly pensions.
Shattered Duterte brand
Was it the best
option for President
Rodrigo Duterte to
present presidential spokesman Harry
Roque as debate proxy?
lost so much prestige.
The move practically shattered...
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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