SINULOG TO CONNECT CEBU TO THE WORLD
CEBU City Mayor Michael “Mike” Rama said the
Sinulog Grand Parade to be
held at South Road Properties (SRP) on January 15,
2023 will bring connectivity
of Cebu to the entire country
and the world.
Rama said that there
is already a bigger activity
area for the Sinulog because
"The best for COVID19 prevention"
Full completion of Cebu City connector roads and bridges by Jan. 15
CEBU City Councilor
Jerry Guardo said that all the
three connector roads and
bridges from South Road
Properties (SRP) to Barangays Mambaling, Basak-San
Nicolas and Inayawan in
Cebu City will...
Urban gardening as tourism attraction
THE Cebu City tourism
office plans to showcase urban gardening as part of the
city’s “experimental” approach to tourism this year.
Councilor Jocelyn Pesquera, who heads the city
Cebu City’s Champ eyes more partner hospitals
THE Cebu City Hospitalization and Medicine
Program (Champ) is eyeing
to tie up with more private
hospitals to widen its health
services for the public.
Champ head Jojo Lingaolingao said they o...
Sinulog sa Kabataan stays in CCSC
ELMER ‘Jojo’ Labella,
chairperson of the Sinulog
Foundation Inc. (SFI) confirmed that the venue for the
Sinulog sa Kabataan will be
“By January 8, the Sinulog sa Kabataan will be at...
Hotels in Cebu ‘almost full’ with Sinulog now back
HOTELS and other accommodation establishments
in Cebu City are starting to
experience full occupancy once again now that the
Sinulog Festival has resumed
this year after a two-year
break due t...
City to address ‘muddy condition’ of new Sinulog Grand Parade venue
THE Cebu City Government will ask its official contractor to make improvements at the site at
the South Road Properties
(SRP) to ensure that the
viewing experience of spectators won’t be hampere...
WTE facility to be built in Brgy Guba
THE country’s first largescale waste-to-energy (WTE)
facility will be built in the
mountain barangay of Guba
in Cebu City.
The seven-hectare property was chosen by the New
Sky Energy Ph...
Retail sector optimistic amid rising inflation
CEBU, Philippines —
Despite the continued threat
of rising inflation, the retail industry is poised to see
gains for 2023, owing to the
further easing of restrictions,
and the apparent revenge...
Chan to drainage contractor: Finish project or I’ll sue you
LAPU-Lapu City Mayor
Junard “Ahong” Chan warned
the contractor of the drainage project on Ibabao-Agus
road that he would file a case
This is after the mayor
has found out that t...
Capitol to grant financial subsidy to SFI, Cebu contingents
THE Cebu Provincial
Government will be providing financial subsidies to
local governments that will
join in the Sinulog Festival.
It would also grant P12
million in financial assistance to the...
Local farmers urged to plant more vegies
Director Joel Elumba of the
Department of Agriculture in
Central Visayas (DA-7) has encouraged farmers to produce
more vegetables since local
supply, especially in Cebu City...
LCPO security measures all set for traslacion
POLICE Colonel Elmer
Lim, chief of Lapu-Lapu City
Police Office (LCPO) announced that they have started preparing the security
measures to be implemented
during the traslacion of the
Cesafi Esports League resumes this weekend
THE Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. (Cesafi) ESports League (CEL)
will resume this weekend,
January 7-8, 2023, at the
Cebu Institute of Technology-University (CIT-U)
James Go grabs P19.7 million PLDT shares
Go joined the bargain
hunting of PLDT Inc.
(TEL) shares a week
after its bombshell
report on P48 billion
The TEL director
bought 15,000 shares
at P1,3812 eac...
Gokongweis acquire additional 4.4% stake in BPI
Robinsons Retail Holdings Inc. (RRHI) will purchase
additional shares in Ayala-led Bank of the Philippine Islands, increasing the Gokongwei Group’s interest in the
lender to 10.4 percent.
Pray for Resilience
It’s now 2023 and though
I wish everyone a happy new
year, I most especially wish
that we all pray for resilience
in the face of challenges heading our way.
The last three years were
UAE warns of New Year 2023 cyber-attack
The UAE Cybersecurity
Council has warned public
and private institutions, as
well as individuals, of the risk
of cyber-attacks, especially
during the New Year celebrations and the holiday seas...
The “endo” issue and precarious work under BBM
Legal restrictions and
violations of trade union
rights, such as the right to organize and to bargain collectively are widespread. This
affects trade unions’ ability
to organize, to represent a...
Flotation of Bond for Medium Rise Building (MRB)
I met Mayor Mike Rama in
our Barug Party gathering and
he was very emphatic of the city’s
desire to house more than twenty thousand structures that will
be displaced by the implementation of th...
Have You Been Dancing As Fast As You Can?
If you are an animal, what
would you be and why? Have
you ever been asked this question in your lifetime? This is a
question that is asked during job
interviews, pageants, team building exercis...
Marcos suspends PhilHealth contribution hike
THE scheduled hike in
Philippine Health Insurance
Corp (PhilHealth) contribution will not push through
this year, according to a
memorandum released by
Malacañang, citing an order
Inflation seen dropping in January
INFLATION will likely
start to fall this month, with
crude prices back to preRussia-Ukraine war, according to the latest issue of The
This bodes well for the
local equities market...
Ph top 1000 corporations bounce back in 2021
THE Philippines’ top
1,000 corporations bounced
back in 2021, with their
combined gross revenues
hitting P13.44 trillion as
the economy slowly recovered from the coronavirus
Strong peso softens rise in gov’t debt
THE strengthening of the
peso against the US dollar in
November helped soften the
rise in government debt.
Based on the Bireau of
Treasury report on Tuesday,
Jan. 3, the outstanding debt
Edu subsidy to 10,000 children of GSIS members
THE Government Service Insurance System
(GSIS) said 10,000 children
of members qualified for financial aid for academic year
(AY) 2022 to 2023.
The pension fund for
civil servants said Thursda...
DSWD eyes resumption of cash aid to individuals in crisis
THE Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) on Tuesday
said it may resume the distribution of aid under its Assistance to Individuals in Crisis
Situations (AICS) program
within two w...
SIM cards registered with PTEs hit 11.219M as of Jan. 2
OVER 11.219 million SIM
cards have been registered as
of January 2, 2023 — the sixth
day of the effectivity of the
implementing rules and regulations (IRR) of the SIM Card
Registration Act, th...
Hayco eyes world record for largest gymnastics hoops workout
commissioner Edward Hayco is eyeing another Guinness World Record for Cebu.
This time, he is setting his
sights on a world record for
having the Largest Gymnastics Hoops Wor...
Young Cebuano karter leaves to conquer Europe in 2023
CEBUANO international karting phenom William
John Riley “The Will to Win”
Go will return to Europe later this month to continue his
flourishing young career in
MCWD seeks minimal water tariff adjustment to sustain operation
IN ORDER to sustain
its operation, the Metropolitan Cebu Water District
(MCWD) is seeking a minimal water tariff adjustment
which is expected to be implemented on July 1, 2023.
At present MCWD...
Canada bans most foreigners from buying homes
A BAN on foreigners
buying residential property in Canada took effect on
Sunday aiming to make more
homes available to locals facing a housing crunch.
Several exceptions in the
act allow indiv...
China’s BRI greatly benefits Cambodia
Minister Samdech Techo
Hun Sen said here on Monday that the Belt and Road
Initiative (BRI) has provided a lot of tangible benefits
to his country and other
Croatia switches to euro
CROATIA rang in two
historic changes with the
new year, as the European Union’s (EU) youngest
member joined both the
EU’s border-free Schengen zone and the euro
common currency, fulfilling lon...
SAPANG DALAGA LGU OBSTRUCTING GOV’T PROJECT
A CONTRACTOR is
seeking the assistance of
Senator Raffy Tulfo after he
accused the Local Government Unit (LGU) of Sapang
Dalaga, Misamis Occidental
of disrupting the ongoing
projects of the D...
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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