200 families displaced by barrio Luz fire

Melissa Q. Cabahug 09/30/2014

UPDATED, 6:53 p.m. The fire in Barrio Luz destroyed at least 80 houses. An estimated 200 families were displaced by the fire. Fire Marshall Rogelio Bongabong of the Cebu City Fire Department pegged damages at P700,00. He…

STILL IN THE RACE: Calderon wins sixth leg of Kartzone Series

Jonas N. Panerio 09/30/2014

Reigning Karter of the Year Jette Calderon is not giving up his crown without a fight. This he proved after winning the KT Expert class in the sixth leg of the 2014 Kartzone Superkart Series last weekend…

Lessons on the road

Editorial 09/30/2014

Sunday’s experiment in road sharing in Cebu City was a risk-taking eye-opener. If only roads could expand like magic, the event would have been a come-as-you-are parade for citizens to happily walk on streets without worrying about…

Because it is there?

Gerard Pareja 09/30/2014

Ania ang kanta nga misulod sa akong hunahuna samtang nadawat ko ang taho sa protesta sa Hongkong, sa pagbuto sa bulkan sa Japan ug sa kaparutan sa Gilas Pilipinas. Ania ang The Climb ni Miley Cyrus I…

Feedback

Juan Mercado 09/30/2014

“Chiz, your “Heart” is not in the right place.” Phil  Cruz emailed that in reaction to the  “Macabre Joke” column the  Inquirer published  on September 27 which  discussed    Senator Francisco Escudero’s proposal to bury   the embalmed remains…

Shame on car owners

Ricky Poca 09/30/2014

The road-sharing experiment in four major thoroughfares in Cebu City last Sunday, from what I heard and read so far, was more of a failure. It resulted in monstrous traffic jams in some areas. Drivers cursed the…

City Hall assesses road share trial; Intersections ‘not designed’ for it

Aileen Garcia-Yap, Doris C. Bongcac 09/30/2014

Cebu City officials are assessing feedback on Sunday’s road-sharing experiment amid complaints of traffic congestion in four major roads where half of the lanes were reserved for pedestrians from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Acting Mayor Edgar…

Cities, schools ready to ferry commuters

Anie M. Paujana, Jose Santino S. Bunachita, Norman V. Mendoza, Victor Anthony V. Silva 09/30/2014

Officials in Metro Cebu cities and the Capitol yesterday assured the public that at they are ready to cope with today’s transport strike. “(Today) is a regular working day,” said acting Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella after…

Cebu ticketholder wins P294M lotto jackpot

Jhunnex Napallacan 09/30/2014

The winner of the nearly P300-million jackpot prize of the 6/55 Grand Lotto draw last Saturday came from Cebu City. He bought his ticket at the lotto outlet across the Tigbala Laundry Shop in sitio Lower Centro,…

Cebu City launches job portal

Anie M. Paujana 09/30/2014

The Cebu City government hopes to employ more city residents and those from neighboring cities with last Friday’s launch of its newest online job portal. “We are happy that there is another way in helping our constituents…

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