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Cebu contractor partners with Russian firm amid rising gov’t infra spending


  A player in the construction industry sees high demand for construction equipment amid the government’s thrust to ramp up infrastructure spending in the next six years. Seth Oliver Tio, chief executive officer and chairman of Cebu-based company Conequip, said he foresees the construction industry in Cebu and the rest of the country to grow […]

Posted: May 16th, 2017 in Enterprise | Read More »

How to keep BPO jobs amid US protectionist policy threat


CEDF-IT chief: Develop more skilled, experienced workers; find niche in industry The Philippine business process outsourcing sector should strive toward developing more skilled and experienced employees to sustain the industry’s growth and to deter the threat brought about by certain American protectionist policies. Wilfredo “Jun” Sa-a Jr., managing director of the Center for Educational Development […]

Posted: May 9th, 2017 in Enterprise | Read More »

Hope amid pain


At a tender age of six, James Esparaguera already has an inkling of what he will be like 20 years from now. “Magpari ko. (I want to be a priest),” he said, creatively expressing his thoughts by sketching out a church on a cartolina. But his dream may have to wait a bit. Two years […]

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


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FAITH AMID FLOODS The Gethsemane Parish in Mandaue City wasn’t spared by the Easter Sunday downpour with floodwaters reaching ankle deep. But it did not stop people from attending the Mass, prompting one parishioner to remark, “That is what faith and love means.” SURE TICKET Unknown to many, the Sunday after Easter Sunday is the […]

Posted: April 19th, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

MCWD halts water supply amid flood


WHILE floodwater filled roads and communities in Metro Cebu area on Easter Sunday, some areas in the metropolis did not have potable drinking water for about six hours. Very low pressure to no water pressure was experienced in the cities of Mandaue and Lapu-Lapu, Consolacion town and part of lower Central Cebu area starting at […]

Posted: April 16th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Hope and life emerge amid drug war deaths


They surrendered and lived to tell their stories. And to these men and women who, only months ago, could not even imagine giving up a life of drugs, it was a day like no other. Wearing green shirts with a scripture text proclaiming a rebirth in Christ, at least 25 individuals who were once enslaved […]

Posted: February 17th, 2017 in Featured Stories,Headlines | Read More »