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"
Veco, workers’ union sign 5-year CBA
THE management of Cebu’s biggest power distributor,
Visayan Electric Co. (Veco),
and its employees’ union have
signed a 5-year collective bargaining agreement (CBA),
marking a milestone for the...
TUPAD workers receive 4.5-M in wages from DOLE
CLOSE to a thousand
workers in Cebu lately received
their wages under the Tulong
Panghanapbuhayan sa ating
Workers (TUPAD) of the Department of Labor and Employment (DO...
NZ, CCCI partner to empower solo mothers through technology
THE New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the
Cebu Chamber of Commerce
and Industry joined hands in
and communications technology (ICT) and life skills training f...
14 private schools in CV mull face-to-face graduation
THE Department of
Education (DepEd) 7 revealed that a total of 14
private schools in Central
Visayas sent requests to allow them to conduct faceto-face graduation ceremonies this June to mark
LTO 7 gets additional 2 New Registration Units, first in 8 years
AFTER 8 long years,
Land Transportation Office
(LTO) 7 under the leadership of Regional Director
Victor Emmanuel Caindec
has secured approval from
LTO Central Office to open
two additional Ne...
3 private groups to join SEC Cebu in CAMPAIGN Network launch today
THE Securities and Exchange Commission-Cebu
Extension Office (SEC-CEO)
has secured the commitment
of three groups for the SEC
Cebu CAMPAIGN Network.
Together with the other
eight SEC e...
The elite in the Philippines has never relinquished
its hold on politico-economic power. After 50 years of
American tutelage, the Filipino elite instituted a two-party
system that regulated the...
It will take a lot of convincing on the part of the
Commission on Elections
(COMELEC). The conduct of the counting left
disbelieving a large segment of the population,
including crucial busines...
Musk Pauses Twitter Deal
Elon Musk’s $44 billion
acquisition of Twitter is on
hold, according to the Tesla
CEO and billionaire, due to
the level of fake accounts.
However, the details Musk
is citing as the reason hav...
Marriages Over Troubled Waters
Success not only in a
career is one of the major
aspirations of many. A successful marriage can help
promote peace, well-being,
and the general experience
of a flourishing life. As life
The election tale
The people have spoken
and it is time for us to move
on and leave politics behind
and work for the betterment
of this country.
With Bongbong Marcos leading at 31,103,711
as against Len...
Messages from Bongbong
After the election last
May 9, 2022, the office of
“Bongbong” Marcos Jr. has
sent me a series of press
releases that I think are
informative and the people can feel...
Inflation a ‘headache’ for next leader
THE incoming Philippine president will need to
treat inflation as a top economic priority. The prolonged pandemic has widened income disparity in the
Philippines and increased
NFA cuts loss under Rice Tariffication Law
THE National Food Authority (NFA) decreased its
net loss last year after redefining its functions under
the Rice Tariffication Law
(RTL), the Department of
Finance (DoF) reported.
Marcos asset sales this year to generate cash
THE Presidential Commission on Good Government (PCGG) during the first
quarter of 2022 again failed
to dispose of any assets related to alleged ill-gotten
wealth of dictator Ferdinand
Duterte to Marcos admin transition begins
THE outgoing Duterte and
incoming Marcos Jr. administrations have jump-started
their transition talks.
Finance Secretary Carlos
Dominguez III said on Tuesday, just a day after the presidential...
Investors may sour on future PPP projects in PHL
THE government faces another international arbitration
claim, this time stemming from
the delayed implementation of
fare adjustments for the Light
Rail Transit Line 1 (LRT-1).
MCWD turns to desalinated water to address supply shortage
The Metro Cebu Water District (MCWD) is
considering the possibility of buying desalinated water to address the
gap between its current
supply and the actual
demand of consumers in
Vaccination resumes in Cebu City
over, vaccination against
COVID-19 has resumed in
Cebu City Health Department in different vaccination sites.
Dr. Jeffrey Ibones, said
they are resumi...
Candidates must help rid city of campaign posters
ALL candidates in the
recently concluded National and Local Elections
are urged to help rid the
city of their campaign
Atty. Jigo Dacua, head
of the Cebu City Department of Public...
PDP-BARUG TEAM RAMA PROCLAMATION
THE QUEEN CITY OF THE SOUTH
The Commission on Election City Board of Canvassers proclaimed the winning candidates of the May 9, 2022
Elections for Cebu City at the Social Hall, Cebu City Hall.&nb...
Cebu City to distribute P277M in cash aid
THE Cebu City Government is set to release a total
of P277 million in financial
assistance beginning Friday, May 13, 2022, four
days after the national and
Mare Vae Rey...
Budlaan most outstanding lupon in Cebu City
THE Department of the
Interior and Local Government (DILG) has named
Barangay Budlaan as the barangay with the “Most Outstanding Lupong Tagapamayapa” among Cebu City’s
New city soon to rise within Mandaue City
MANDAUE City will
soon transform into a
world-class city in the future with the Global City
Mandaue project, which is
a master-planned reclamation with a land area spanning 101 hectares along t...
Mandaue City completes cash aid distribution to PWDs
AFTER the lifting of the
election ban, the Mandaue
City government has completed the distribution of financial assistance to 4,738
persons with disability
(PWD) in the 27 barangays
od the city...
MCIA notes 233% growth in foreign passengers for Q1 2022
THE Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA),
the country’s second-busiest gateway, has noted an
improvement in passenger,
air, and cargo traffic during
the first quarter of 2022.
Turkey’s inflation jumps to 69.9%
TURKEY’S annual inflation jumped to a two-decade
high of 69.97% in April, according to data on Thursday,
fuelled by the Russia-Ukraine
conflict and rising energy and
commodity prices after last...
US FDA limits use of J&J Covid vaccine
THE United States said
Thursday that only adults
who “have personal concerns”
about mRNA vaccines, access
issues, or medical reasons for
refusing them can now receive
the Johnson & Johnso...
Japan to take time phasing out Russian oil imports
JAPAN will take time to
phase out Russian oil imports
after agreeing on a ban with
other Group of Seven (G7)
nations to counter Moscow’s
invasion of Ukraine, Prime
Minister Fumio Kishida said...
Worst energy-prices surge since ’73 alarms World Bank
GREATER regional cooperation and efforts to boost
supply are needed to combat
the worst surge in energy prices since the 1973 oil price spike,
according to economists from
the World Bank.
COMELEC-KBP SETS FORUM ‘22
THE Kapisanan ng mga
Brodkasters ng Pilipinas (KBP)
has agreed with the Commission on Election (COMELEC)
to organize a nationwide radio
and television forum to enable
the presidential and vice...
Tabuelan ABC president charged for child abuse
THE mother of a minor
has filed a complaint of child
abuse at the Office of the Deputy Ombudsman for the Visayas
and sought the preventive suspension of the ABC president
of Tabuelan town who m...
VP Leni to empower ‘the last, the least, and the lost'
VICE President Leni Robredo says she will use her
office’s experience with its
flagship Angat Buhay program to help achieve her
campaign promise of a better
life for all Filipinos.
CLOSE to a thousand
workers in Cebu lately received their wages under the
Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa
ating Disadvantaged/Displaced Workers (TUPAD) of
the Department of Labor and
The opposite sides of a dice cube always add up to seven.
The opposite sides of a dice cube always add up to seven.
No piece of square dry paper can be folded more than 7 times in half.
There are more than twice as many kangaroos as people in Australia.
Maine is the only American state whose name is just one syllable.
The squiggly dash above the letter ñ is called a tilde
If all the blood vessels in your body were laid end to end, they would reach about 60,000 miles.
The language of a society changes slowly but steadily with the result that an educated person will not be able to read or understand words in his language written 500 years ago.
Night butterflies have ears on their wings so they can avoid bats
Shakespeare’s tombstone in Stratford’s Holy Trinity Church bears this inscription, said to have been written by him: Good friend, for Jesus’ sake forbear to dig the dust enclosed here. Blest be the man that spares these stones, and curst be he that moves my bones”.
Can you feel the pulse in your wrist? For humans the normal pulse is 70 heartbeats per minute. Elephants have a slower pulse of 27 and for a canary it is 1000!
Abraham Lincoln probably had a medical condition called Marfans syndrome. Some of its symptoms are extremely long bones, curved spine, an arm span that is longer than the person’s height, eye problems, heart problems and very little fat. It is a rare, inherited condition.
In one day your heart beats 100,000 times.
It has been estimated that the number of actively spoken languages in the world today is about 6,000.
Monarch caterpillars shed their skin four times before they become a chrysalis, growing over 2700 times their original size.
The Hindus of India once believed that the Earth was a huge bowl (to keep the oceans from falling off) held up by giant elephants standing on long pillars. No one back then ever thought to ask what the pillars were standing on!
Half your body’s red blood cells are replaced every seven days.
By the time you are 70 you will have easily drunk over 12,000 gallons of water.
Pinocchio is Italian for “pine head.”
Locusts can eat their own weight in food in a day. A person eats his own body weight in about half a year.
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