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DSWD sends goods to Surigao

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Coast Guard personnel in Surigao City help unload the first batch of family food packs from the wing vans that carry the goods from Cebu City. 
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Earthquake Relief Aid  The Department of Social Welfare and Development in Central Visayas (DSWD-7) sent relief goods to Surigao del Norte following the 6.7 magnitude earthquake that hit the province last February 10. “As a response to the immediate needs of the earthquake survivors, we provide augmentation to DSWD Caraga,” said DSWD-7 Regional Director Ma. […]

Posted: February 20th, 2017 in Community | Read More »

Scuba divers retrieve 100 kilograms of trash

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Divers gather the trash that they retrieved during the “Dive Against Debris” underwater cleanup at Crimson Resort in Lapu-Lapu City as women dressed as mermaids pose for a photo shoot. / (CDN PHOTO NORMAN MENDOZA)

More than a hundred scuba divers gathered 103 kilograms of trash and 43 coral-eating crown-of-thorns starfish during the “Dive Against Debris” annual underwater cleanup last Saturday at Crimson Resort in Barangay Mactan, Lapu-Lapu City. The program was participated in by the divers from Blue Water Maribago Resort, SeaKnights, Philippine Coast Guard Auxiliary, Lapu-Lapu City Divers […]

Posted: February 20th, 2017 in Community | Read More »

PH leads first street art project vs air pollution

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This mural painting along EDSA using Boysen’s KNOxOUT paint can reduce and even potentially eliminate nitrogen oxide emissions.
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PBSP’S SUSTAINABLE SOLUTIONS FAIR It is common for many commuters in Metro Manila to wipe a layer of soot from their faces after their daily commute to and from their schools or offices. Skin irritation and acne breakouts are just some of the annoying inconveniences roadside pollution can cause, but just imagine what could happen […]

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

For whom the heart beats

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Couple Alicia Tizon and Dominador Gonzaga are all smiles as they finally sealed their promise of forever in a wedding ceremony with 145 couples sponsored by the Pag-IBIG. (PHOTO BY CRIS EVERT LATO-RUFFOLO)

It seemed like an uneventful day for boatman Dominador Gonzaga until he saw Alicia Tizon strolling by the seashore of San Francisco, Camotes Island. He stopped fixing his pumpboat and stared at Alicia, who was spending time by the beach that afternoon. The rapid pulsating of his heart found an ally in the waves as […]

Posted: February 14th, 2017 in Community | Read More »

World Vision provides relief for flood victims in Agusan

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Elvira and her children cannot contain their happiness as they received assistance from World Vision. 
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World Vision continues its ongoing relief operations in the municipalities of La Paz and Loreto in Agusan del Sur. More than 1,700 Manobo families have already received water purification kits (P&G water purifier packets, filter cloth, jerry can), hygiene kits (toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoo, alcohol, face towel, comb, sanitary napkins and bath and laundry soaps) and […]

Posted: February 13th, 2017 in Community,Headlines | Read More »

British envoy calls on businesses to build the ‘Philippines of the future’ as PBSP celebrates 46 years

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British Ambassador to the Philippines Asif Ahmad recently underscored the need for businesses to invest more in the community and in the welfare of their employees in order to sustain development and build a better future for Filipinos during the Philippine Business for Social Progress’ 46th Annual Membership Meeting at the Shangri-La Hotel in Makati […]

Posted: February 8th, 2017 in Community | Read More »

UP Cebu honors outgoing chief

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Members of the University of the Philippines (UP) Cebu community conferred a special citation on outgoing school president Alfredo Pascual last February 2. “Pasidungog: A tribute for President Alfredo E. Pascual,” was held in the UP Cebu Performing Arts Hall. The event was among Pascual’s final high-profile engagements as leader of the national university. The […]

Posted: February 6th, 2017 in Community | Read More »

SM Seaside opens facilities for mothers

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A nurse checks on the diaper changing area (above) and the breastfeeding area (left) at SM Seaside City Cebu in South Road Properties.

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Changing baby’s diapers or breastfeeding in the middle of shopping and enjoying a good time outside the house have always been a hassle for mothers. But these baby emergencies are already a thing of the past when mothers are at SM Seaside City Cebu. The mall recently opened its breastfeeding room at the second floor […]

Posted: February 3rd, 2017 in Community | Read More »

Citom gets free traffic gear

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Citom personnel wear the vests donated by AboitizLand during the turnover ceremony that was also attended by Mayor Osmeña.

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SEEING the lack of gear and equipment of traffic enforcers, AboitizLand donated a total of 274 high-visibility vests and raincoats and 80 traffic batons to Cebu City Traffic Operations Management (Citom). In a turn-over ceremony held recently at Barangay Cogon Ramos gymnasium, AboitizLand chief executive officer Andoni Aboitiz thanked the traffic enforcers for their dedication […]

Posted: February 2nd, 2017 in Community | Read More »

Cebu City seniors to get P2K Saturday

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The Cebu City government is set to distribute P2,000 financial assistance to at least 67,300 registered senior citizens in all 80 barangays in the city. The beneficiaries will receive the first  tranche of the P12,000 yearly financial assistance tomorrow. Mayor Tomas Osmeña intends to distribute the cash assistance for senior citizens residing in the mountain […]

Posted: February 2nd, 2017 in Community | Read More »