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"
Guv discusses loans to Bohol-based coop with DBP prexy
GOV. Arthur Yap met
with Development Bank of
the Philippines (DBP) president Emmanuel Herbosa in
Manila to check on the status of the credit line extended to a Bohol-based cooperative which is t...
Guv meets MVP for Balay Bol-anon project
GOV. Arthur Yap met
with Manny V. Pangilinan,
also known as MVP, for the
Balay Bol-anon project.
In a press release, the
governor met with MVP,
chairman of the board of directors of Me...
Hiyas ng Pilipinas candidates visit Yap
HIYAS ng Pilipinas candidates Katherine Topsnick,
Sheila Marie Fraser, and
Jenelyn Guillena paid a courtesy visit to Bohol Gov. Art
Yap on Wednesday, March 9,
Topsnik will represe...
Berkshire rejects shareholder call to replace Buffett as chairman
BERKSHIRE Hathaway Inc (BRKa.N) on Friday
urged the rejection of four
shareholder proposals recommending the replacement
of Warren Buffett as chairman, report on its plans to
handle climate ris...
One-off support payment due to begin in Northern Ireland
ONE-off £200 payments to help people struggling with rising energy
costs are due to be rolled
out on Friday.
The scheme was due to
begin on Thursday but was
delayed by a day due to a
SHIFT FOCUS ON UKRAINE CRISIS
BUSINESS Leader Philip
N. Tan said that we should now
set aside the issues on Covid-19
and the devastation of Super Typhoon Odette and focus instead
on the crisis between Ukraine
Elect candidates dedicated to service: urge movie stars
SEVERAL movie stars
are urging the Filipino voters
to elect leaders in the May 9,
2022, polls whose interest is
to promote the welfare of the
people and eradicate corruption in government.
Doctor runs for councilor: Labella
A DOCTOR of Medicine
said he is running for councilor in Cebu City-North because he wants to pass good
ordinances and resolutions
to promote public health.
Dr. Emmanuel “Boy”
Labella said the...
Bet to work for sustainable potable water
A CANDIDATE for councilor in Cebu City-South said
the most important element
of a person is water; hence
one of his platforms is to
generate sustainable potable
PhilHealth 7 extends contribution deadline
THE Philippine Health
Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) 7 has extended the
deadline in the payment
of the contribution of direct contributors because of
the recent Super Typhoon
South district must vote for Rama: Daluz
chief Atty. Joey C. Daluz said
that the voters of Cebu CitySouth must vote for Cebu City
Councilor Eduardo “Edu”
Rama for congressman so his
platform of government can
SEC issues cease and desist order against RGS world marketing
THE Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)
has ordered RGS World Marketing Corp. based in Negros
Occidental to stop its illegal
investment scheme targeting
investors in Western Visayas.
We have not seen in
modern times a leader as
heroic as Ukraine President
Volodymyr Zelensky. Leaders like the supposed Philippine strongman Rodolfo
Duterte would likely prefer
to give in as se...
The emergence of
Movement confused not
a few. The movement
vowed to help make Vice
President Leni Robredo
win in the Province of
Cebu along with key ally
Vice Governor J...
Fast-weakening Ruble and fears for future in Russia
In bright sunshine, a
long queue of shoppers
snaked outside an IKEA
store near Moscow this
week. Similar scenes were
repeated across Russia as
families rushed to spend
This is my birthday
week. As I write this
paper, I cannot help
but reminisce about the
memories of yesteryears.
The laughter, tears, failures, successes all gave
me lessons. Let me share
The Sandiganbayan Saga
In 2015, a case against
me was filed by BOPK, our
political adversary, at that
time alluding that I used
city hall as an employee to
work for my ex-girlfriend’s
resto-bar. That was almost
Vote based on God’s Word
In his Facebook post,
my friend Ricky Ballesteros
said the church must engage
in affecting public policy.
He said in influencing public policy, churches
should motivate their congregati...
VAT removed in water bills
MAYNILAD Water Services, Inc. and Manila Water Co., Inc. will remove the
12% value-added tax (VAT)
on water bills starting this
The Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage
Loan rates capped for lending, financing companies
THE Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)
has officially issued SEC
Memorandum Circular No.
3, Series of 2022 providing
the guidelines on the implementation of Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (B...
Foreign Investment Act amendments to advance recovery
THE amended Foreign
Investments Act will probably support the economic recovery after the coronavirus
disease 2019 (COVID-19)
pandemic due to the consequential increase in foreign
CHED Scholarship for SY 2022-2023 on hold
THE Commission on
Higher Education (CHED)
on Thursday, March 3, announced that the application
to CHED Scholarship Program
(CSP) for incoming first-year
college students for Academic
Landbank to absorb 2,500 ex-UCPB workers post-merger
FOLLOWING their merger that took effect on March 1,
the state-run Land Bank of the
Philippines (Landbank) will
absorb 2,500 employees of
the dissolved United Coconut
Planters Bank (UCPB).
City Hall reassesses 93-1 beneficiaries
THE Cebu City government has already begun
re-assessing the beneficiaries
of 93-1 in a bid to formulate
Implementing Rules and
Atty. Collin Rosell, legal
consultant of Cebu...
Rama to mediate in Casas-Alcover conflict
CEBU City Mayor Michael Rama vowed that his
group would look for ways to
resolve the conflict between
former councilor Pastor Alcover Jr. and former city administrator lawyer Floro Casas Jr.
City Council passes P1.6 billion SB
THE Cebu City Council passed the proposed P1.6
billion Supplemental Budget
No.1 on Wednesday night.
Councilor Raymond Garcia, chairperson of the council’s committee on budget and
Cebu City mulls constructing 10 medium-rise bldgs
THE Cebu City government plans to put up medium rise buildings (MRBs)
in 10 proposed sites as part
of its housing program for
Engineer Dante Arcilla, head of the Division on
Cebu City’s agriculture recuperates after Odette
AFTER typhoon Odette
damaged a total value of
P85 million in agricultural
products in 31 mountain
barangays and affecting at
least 5,880 farmers, Cebu
City’s agriculture recovers.
Cebu City has a free medical aid program dubbed as
“CITY HOSPITALIZATION ASSISTANCE AND MEDICINES PROGRAM” or CHAMP:
This program is for all Cebu City residents who would
need laboratory exams, med...
Recovery plan update presented to Bohol SP
THE shelter cluster of
the Provincial Government
of Bohol’s (PGBh) Barug Bohol Rehabilitation Program
(BBRP) provided Vice Gov.
Rene Relampagos and the
members of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan...
DILG grants Antequera P23.5M for waterworks rehab
THE Department of Interior and Local Government
(DILG) through its Sagana at
Ligtas na Tubig Para sa Lahat (SALINTUBIG) project,
granted P23.5 million to the
Municipality of Antequera to
DepEd validates 15 Bohol schools for F2F classes
FIFTEEN public schools
in Bohol started to go through
inspection by the Department
of Education (DepEd) to
check preparedness to restart
face-to-face classes amid the
Biden sanctions Russian oligarchs
THE US has announced
fresh sanctions on Russian
oligarchs - the latest attempt
to squeeze President Vladimir Putin as his invasion of
The new penalties will
Washington urged to recognize Taiwan as sovereign nation
ON HIS first-ever trip to
Taipei, former U.S. Secretary
of State Mike Pompeo on
Friday said the U.S. should
formally recognize Taiwan
as a sovereign nation while
continuing to diplomatically...
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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