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Militant groups stage rallies ahead of Labor Day

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MILITANT labor groups based in Cebu will hold a rally today in front of the regional Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) office ahead of Labor Day on May 1 next Monday. Teody Navea, chairman of the Bukluran ng Mangagawang Pilipino, said they will march from Barangay Careta to the DOLE regional office to call […]

Posted: April 27th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

TNCs’ accreditation renewal hinges on LTFRB status review

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Transport Network Companies (TNC) such as Grab and Uber will need to renew their two-year accreditation at the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) in the middle of the year. However, their accreditation renewal will depend on the LTFRB’s review of the TNCs’ status. “The TNCs need to renew accreditation. However, their status is […]

Posted: April 27th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Pagasa: Weekend heat index to hit 40 degrees

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IF you could hardly stand the heat these days, brace for an even hotter weekend ahead. The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) expects the weather temperature to rise to 33 degrees Celsius due to the dry season. Alfredo Quiblat Jr., chief of Pagasa Mactan, said that while the temperature will be at […]

Posted: April 21st, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Employee quits amid irregularities

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THE officer linked to the irregular issuance of certificates of tribal membership (CTMs) at the National Commission for Muslim Filipinos (NCMF) regional office tendered her “irrevocable resignation” last April 17. NCMF Regional Director Malo B. Manonggiring confirmed that Cherylvenia Fernandez resigned but didn’t explain the reason for her exit. “She thanked our office for giving […]

Posted: April 20th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Poquita is new BFAR regional director

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ALLAN Poquita is now the regional director of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources in Central Visayas (BFAR-7). Poquita told Cebu Daily News yesterday that his appointment was approved by President Rodrigo Duterte last week. “I am waiting for Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol for the oathtaking,” he said. Poquita previously held the position of […]

Posted: April 19th, 2017 in Community | Read More »

Hybrid electric trains still okay to run — DOST-7

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THOUGH PARTLY FLOODED THE floods experienced at the North Reclamation Area (NRA) last weekend have prompted the Department of Science and Technology (DOST-7) to seek a place where they can park the hybrid electric road trains that will soon be operational in Cebu City. DOST-7 Director Edilberto Paradela said they will also check on the […]

Posted: April 18th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

DOST prioritizes food security programs

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FOOD security tops the community empowerment projects lined up by the regional Department of Science and Technology (DOST-7) for Central Visayas, the agency’s regional chief said yesterday. In yesterday’s 888 News Forum, DOST regional director Edilberto Paradela said one of their projects is the culturing of catfishes and breadfruit or kulo in Barangay Bondo, Borbon […]

Posted: April 18th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Student achievers recognized

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Hardships are no hindrance to these girl awardees Poverty is no hindrance to these two 12-year-old student-achievers, who were recognized together with 278 other student-achievers by the Cebu City government and the Department of Education, for their academic excellence. Daniella Narboada finished her elementary education as the valedictorian of Cambinocot Elementary School, while Shamaica Faith […]

Posted: April 17th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Partygoers, organizers slammed

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ISLA MUSICFEST GARBAGE Sacks of garbage collected at the site of the Isla Music Festival 2017 in Barangay Pooc, Santa Fe, Bantayan Island have infuriated a green advocate as he called for organizers to craft clear policies on littering and provide bins for different kinds of wastes on their next events. Vince Cinches, Oceans Campaigner […]

Posted: April 16th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

1,700 stranded in Cebu

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At least 1,700 passengers, 13 vessels and 45 rolling cargo vessels were left stranded in Cebu as tropical depression “Crising” moved closer to Samar during the morning of Black Saturday. One of those stranded was Melissa Degamo, who was in Barangay Poblacion in Santa Fe town on Bantayan Island in northern Cebu to visit her […]

Posted: April 15th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »