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‘Crising’ wreaks P3.3M damage to crops in Carmen


DAMAGE to crops in Carmen town brought about by Tropical Depression Crising is initially assessed at P3.3 million. Ramero Pungtod, officer in charge of the agriculture office of Carmen, said nine barangays in the municipality incurred damage due to the effects of Crising. These include Barangays Cantumog, Ipil, Triumfo, Dawis Norte, Poblacion, Baring, Luyang, Cantipay […]

Posted: April 20th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

No freebie for big bizmen


Group: Free use of irrigation facilities should only be for small farmers While small farmers in Cebu welcomed initiatives of the present administration to make true President Duterte’s campaign promise of free irrigation, they said not all should be allowed to benefit from this. The Cebu Provincial Federation of Irrigators’ Association (CPFIA) said big businessmen […]

Posted: February 21st, 2017 in Enterprise | Read More »

Juvenile dolphins die after being washed ashore in Malabuyoc


Two juvenile dolphins died on Thursday afternoon in Barangay Motañeza, Malabuyoc, southern Cebu after they were washed ashore by strong waves. Erik Ybas, OIC Environment and Natural Resources Office and Municipal Tourism Operations Officer of the Municipality of Malabuyoc said local fishermen in Sitio Lala O, Barangay Motañeza tried to return the dolphins but later […]

Posted: February 16th, 2017 in Breaking | Read More »

LGUs, exhibitors sell produce at Capitol fair


FRESH produce and delicacies from 20 local governments in Cebu, 40 private exhibitors and four government line agencies were on display at the Capitol grounds as part of the “Tabo sa Kapitolyo” which started yesterday. The event is one of the highlights of the province’s celebration of the Christmas season and carries the theme “Pasko […]

Posted: December 12th, 2016 in Headlines | Read More »

Asturias native lands second in agri exam


BORN into a family of farmers, it was probably no surprise that Julian Cumad ranked high in the top 10 passers of last month’s national agriculture licensure exams. What was surprising was that Cumad, a 24-year-old graduate of the Cebu Technological University (CTU)-Tuburan campus, was the lone top 10 passer from the Visayas, with the […]

Posted: October 31st, 2016 in Headlines | Read More »

‘The ice is melting’


That’s how Xu Liping, a professor at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences quoted by the Chinese daily, Global Times, described in a nutshell President Rodrigo Duterte’s 4-day state visit to China. He could have been pointing to the fruits of the rapprochement with China: In terms of investments and credit facilities, well worth $24 […]

Posted: October 24th, 2016 in Opinion | Read More »

Better stewards


In as close to an ideal world as humanly possible, humanity and creation would live side by side with each other in relative peace and harmony, a so-called “ecopolis” where people practice sustainable living and creatures and plant life thrive amid the most eco-friendly trappings of modern society. But that’s certainly not the case in […]

Posted: September 27th, 2016 in Opinion | Read More »

Cebu City prepares zoo for possible closure


DENR-7, City Veterinary Office and City Agriculture Office inventory animals With a bundle of grass in one hand, 65-year-old Fely Pino approached the staff of the Cebu Zoo asking about Kayang. Kayang is one of the two goats Pino donated to the Cebu Zoo a few years ago, when these were still kids. With the […]

Posted: September 26th, 2016 in Headlines | Read More »

Capitol turns over P6M abattoir equipment


MORE than P6 million worth of abattoir equipment were turned over to 34 local governments in the province on Monday morning. Gov. Hilario Davide III, Provincial Veterinarian Dr. Rose Vincoy and some Provincial Board (PB) members led the turnover of the equipment to the mayors and other representatives of the recipient LGUs. The equipment include […]

Posted: August 22nd, 2016 in Breaking | Read More »

Couching tiger


More and more people are no longer smoking because they are more aware of its hazardous consequences on one’s health. Today, however, many are not aware of a new health threat that could be as dangerous as smoking: prolonged sitting down. Many of us may be unaware, but our biological framework was designed not to […]

Posted: August 19th, 2016 in Opinion | Read More »