Reef monitoring system set up in Mactan

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 05/31/2014

To culminate the Month of the Ocean, the regional office of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR-7) has installed a reef monitoring system off Mactan Island and conducted mangrove planting and coastal clean-up activities in…

Budget politics

Editorial 05/31/2014

In this age of climate change, energy crisis, and pork barrel corruption, the last thing Filipinos need are politicians feuding over taxpayers money. That’s what happened in Toledo City, Cebu where its mayor, former senator John Henry…

Heroes for God

Francis B. Ongkingco 05/31/2014

There seems to be no end to the superhero movies we have just seen and are excited to soon watch. Hollywood, however, isn’t the only one putting visual life into our favorite comic heroes and heroines. There…

Are you happy?

Gerard Pareja 05/31/2014

Una ko nga nadunggan kining maong kanta dihang nitan-aw kog Osacar awards sa TV. Murag mao man kini ang theme song sa Despicable Me 2. Ug dihang gi-tukar kini sa Macy’s Camera Shop, gipangutana nako akong amigang…

A Shepherd comes

Juan Mercado 05/31/2014

Now it’s definite. On his flight back to Rome, after a gruelling Holy Land trip, Pope Francis confirmed he plans to visit the Philippines, come January 2015. “With regard to Asia, two trips are planned,” Francis said,…

P12.2-B Storm Rehab for Cebu

Victor Anthony V. Silva 05/31/2014

“Lacson: Help will roll out on a ‘massive scale, hindi tingi-tingi’” A P12.2-billion rehabilitation plan for Cebu’s storm-damaged north areas was approved yesterday, along with plans for Western Samar, Leyte and Tacloban City. With the sign-off by…

‘No-build’ zone is ‘impractical’ – Lacson

Peter L. Romanillos 05/31/2014

SECRETARY Panfilo Lacson, lead man in the government’s post-Yolanda recovery, said a 40-meter “no-build” zone from the shoreline was “downright impractical”. He said the easement rule can’t be strictly applied in areas that rely on tourism and…

It’s a go for BRT: P10.6-billion mass transit project completed by 2017

Doris C. Bongcac, Inquirer 05/31/2014

President Aquino – acting as chairman of the National Economic Development Authority (Neda) – has approved the P10.6-billion bus rapid transit (BRT) project in Cebu City. Funded by loans from Agence Française de Developpement and International Bank…

4th ‘taped baby’ surfaces, cousin of Noval

Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 05/31/2014

A FOURTH “taped baby”, born in the Cebu Puericulture Center and Maternity House, has surfaced. By coincidence, the infant girl turns out to be a cousin of baby Yohannes, the newborn whose photos showing his mouth partly…

City Hall pauses in honor of ex-VM Osmeña

Doris C. Bongcac 05/31/2014

CEBU City Hall yesterday paused for awhile yesterday to honor the life of a man who served the city for 15 years as vice mayor and as city councilor. The remains of former vice mayor Renato Osmeña…

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