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Cebu City’s spending on garbage disposal is now projected to breach the P300 million level before the year ends. The staggering amount will be more than twice the P135 million that was spent by the previous Rama administration, for which then mayor Michael Rama was heavily criticized by now Mayor Tomas Osmeña. The rising cost […]

Posted: May 16th, 2017 in Featured Stories,Headlines | Read More »

Building a winner


Two car lovers join hands to run one of Cebu’s top car-customization shops Philip Luage and David Suico have always been fascinated by cars. And it was through this obsession that the two former college classmates put up a car-modification shop that is slowly becoming one of the most popular in Cebu. The youthful duo […]

Posted: April 24th, 2017 in Enterprise | Read More »

Repatriated OFWs get livelihood package from DOLE


  Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III on Monday offered a package of services from the Department of Labor and Employment’s (DOLE) WELL program to overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) repatriated under the Saudi amnesty program. WELL stands for Welfare, Employment, Livelihood and Legal Assistance which will give OFWs a chance to work and sustain their families. […]

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

Duterte’s tirades vs. media take highest office to ‘historic low’— CMFR


President Rodrigo Duterte’s expletive-laden attacks on the media have brought the presidency to a historic low, the Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility (CMFR) said on Friday. “Made publicly and without any bases whatsoever, the president’s allegations against the media constitute verbal abuse — the cheapest form of harassment and intimidation that has brought the […]

Posted: April 1st, 2017 in Nation | Read More »


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It’s a thing of the past, according to top anti-drug enforcers in Cebu Cebu has the highest drug rate in the country, President Rodrigo Duterte revealed on Wednesday. But the President’s information is likely old and a thing of the past, said the heads of the two top law enforcement agencies in Cebu. “We could […]

Posted: March 9th, 2017 in Featured Stories,Headlines | Read More »

Robredo shrugs off ‘Naga Leaks’

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CEBU CITY—Vice President Leni Robredo has a clear message to the administration in the wake of a supposed expose against her: She won’t be silenced. She told reporters on Friday that she would continue to voice out her stand on issues even if these ran counter to the Duterte administration. Robredo believed that the supposed […]

Posted: March 3rd, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Duterte calls on Filipinos to stand up against corruption


CEBU CITY–Assert yourselves. Hoping to eradicate or lessen corruption, President Rodrigo Duterte called on Filipinos not to remain silent and to instead stand up against irregularities in government. “The thing about corruption is that Filipinos are not assertive. He knows his rights, and complains about it (corruption) but does nothing,” he said in a speech […]

Posted: March 2nd, 2017 in Breaking | Read More »

Lost in translation


As the incidence of extrajudicial killings (EJKs) in the country escalates, so has the public ire drawn by the Duterte administration’s bloody campaign against drugs. Interestingly, Filipino lawmakers have proved their ingenuity in addressing the problem. Two of their proposed measures are noteworthy. The first came from Deputy Speaker Gwendolyn Garcia. Arguing before the House […]

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

Stalling the peace process


It was just as well that President Rodrigo Duterte canceled for now the peace talks with the communists since they wanted to dictate not only the pace but the actual terms of the negotiations to the point that they want the government to bend over backwards and sideways for them. For starters, not only did […]

Posted: February 10th, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

Reign of terror


The recent debate between the Catholic Church and the Duterte administration in the war against illegal drugs came amid two major developments: one, an Amnesty International report that accused the government of tolerating not only a culture of impunity but also allowing police to benefit from the extrajudicial killings of indigent drug suspects; and two, […]

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