Car sales to taper but …

Brian Mikhael J. Ochoa 12/31/2017

Excise tax under Train BUYING a family car had to happen before the end of 2017 for 70-year-old businessman Simplico Tudtud Jr. Tudtud chose the Isuzu MU-X midsize sports utility vehicle (SUV), which costs roughly P2 million…

Metro Cebu traffic woes to continue

Cris Evert Lato-Ruffolo 12/31/2017

EVEN WITH CAR EXCISE TAX Not even the excise tax imposed on automobiles, which will make the purchase of cars costlier than last year, will solve the traffic congestion problem in Metro Cebu. Members of Cebu’s business…

Clergy told: Leave comfort zones, reach out to poor

Futch Anthony Inso 12/31/2017

CEBU Archbishop Jose Palma has encouraged members of the clergy to go out from their comfort zones and reach out to the less fortunate people. Palma said in press briefing on Dec. 28, that this would also…

‘Be ready despite slim chance of possible storm hitting Cebu’

Jose Santino S. Bunachita, Rosalie O. Abatayo 12/31/2017

PAGASA WARNS LGUS, COAST GUARD Despite the bigger possibility that the low pressure area (LPA), which is expected become a tropical depression on January 1, 2018, will not hit Cebu, the weather bureau is still warning Cebuanos…

Manning the ER on New Year’s Day

Jessa Mae O. Sotto 12/31/2017

A NURSE’S STORY While most people celebrate the coming of the New Year and enjoy their “Media Noche” with their family, there are some of those who spend their time on this special day working. Jan Errol…

Police ready to secure Cebu tourism destinations — Tolentin

Benjie B. Talisic 12/31/2017

Don’t be surprised at the sight of policemen roaming beaches and other tourism destinations in Cebu. Chief Supt. Jose Mario Espino, director of the Police Regional Office in Central Visayas (PRO-7), has directed commanders of the different…

Tomas wants hospital probed for refusal to admit ‘bleeding’ cop

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 12/31/2017

CEBU CITY Mayor Tomas Osmeña wants the North General Hospital in Barangay Talamban investigated because of its alleged refusal to admit a “bleeding” policeman who failed to pay the required downpayment. Osmeña said this is a clear…

Betting on statement shirts

Rosalie Abatayo 12/31/2017

Two women entrepreneurs, co-owners of clothing line business, eye Sinulog market With the close of the year and the start of a new one, most local entrepreneurs are looking forward to a major event in Cebu in…

Badian mayor indefinitely suspends rafting in Kawasan

Rosalie O. Abatayo 12/31/2017

STARTING New Year’s Day, all rafting activities at Kawasan Falls in Badian town, 105 kilometers south of Cebu, are suspended indefinitely. In Executive Order No. 23, Badian Mayor Carmencita Lumain ordered for the “indefinite suspension of the…

A home for happy elders

Cris Evert Lato-Ruffolo 12/31/2017

New Year’s wish  Nanay Juanita was a vision of a confident woman, who memorized the lyrics of the song “Paper Roses” by heart. She held the microphone with her right hand while she used her left hand…

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