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Balamban village councilor shot dead


  An active anti-drug crusader in the town of Balamban, midwest of Cebu, was shot dead by two unidentified armed men on Wednesday inside his home. Sixty-year-old Cornelio Pepito, a former barangay captain of Luca, was sitting on a chair with his back facing the window of his house when men riding in tandem on […]

Posted: March 23rd, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Two earthquakes hit Cebu


CEBU CITY–Two earthquakes were recorded in midwest Cebu on Tuesday dawn, according to Philippine Institute for Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs). Based on the advisory posted on its website, the Phivolcs said first tremor was recorded at 3:41 a.m. with a magnitude of 3.4 with the epicenter traced about two kilometers northwest of Asturias town, midwest […]

Posted: March 21st, 2017 in Breaking | Read More »

Making change work for women

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March as the National Women’s Month opened with a double treat at the Capitol Social Hall with the 17th Cebu Provincial Women’s Congress spearheaded by the Provincial Women’s Commission and the “We Make Change: Women Inspiring Women Forum” spearheaded by the Philippine Commission on Women. With this year’s theme “We Make Change Work for Women,” […]

Posted: March 4th, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

National Women’s Month kicks off in Cebu


Opening day highlights chocolate queen Raquel Choa sharing her success story The first day of March marked the start of National Women’s Month celebration at the Cebu Provincial Capitol. With the theme “We Make Change Work for Women,” the event opened with the 17th Cebu Provincial Women’s Congress at the Capitol Social Hall, where Vice […]

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

Lost fishermen found in Balamban


SEVEN fishermen of Barangay Six, Tuburan town in midwest Cebu who were reported missing at 11 a.m. yesterday were eventually found in Balamban town, Cebu, more than 50 kilometers away just a few hours after. Richard Hernandez, Tuburan’s Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (DRRMO) chief, said the fishermen sailed on board a vessel named […]

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

Rains damage P.5-M crops in Cebu


The low pressure area (LPA) that brought continuous rains in Cebu over the past two weeks has caused more than P500,000 in damage to crops in the three local government units. Assistant provincial agriculturist Roldan Saragena said only the towns of Pinamungahan and Balamban and the city of Toledo have so far submitted their reports […]

Posted: January 23rd, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

SINULOG grand parade Chocolate Queen to grace Capitol’s P500K float


A P500,000 float will be the Cebu Provincial government’s centerpiece in its Sinulog participation. Provincial Tourism Officer Joselito “Boboi” Costas said that they have also invited Raquel Choa, the country’s “The Chocolate Queen” who hails from Balamban, Cebu, to portray “Maria Cacao” in the float, in line with their concept of stewardship. “We invited the […]

Posted: January 14th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Eats meets West Culinary Festival


THERE’s a comical brilliance in blissfully stuffing sorts of food into your mouth at a culinary festival because as the tummy expands, well, so does the palate. Cebu is home to many cultures and flavors, and once in a while, we get to improve, if not discover new tastes in the local culinary scene that […]

Posted: January 13th, 2017 in Life | Read More »

Investments board expects more manufacturing projects in 2017


More projects by micro to small-scale enterprises, particularly from the manufacturing sector, are expected in 2017 as the Board of Investments (BOI) implement a regionalized process of registering the investors’ projects. Philip Torres, BOI Cebu investments specialist, said he would be expecting that the number of manufacturing projects to increase this year since the board […]

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

Toledo in the eyes of Juan Climaco, 1886, part 1


On 1 April 1887, or one hundred thirty years ago this year, the Philippine Exposition opened in Madrid. In preparation for this big event intended to introduce the distant colony to Spain and all of Europe, existing municipalities in the archipelago were apparently asked to respond to 81 questions about their towns as a kind […]

Posted: January 4th, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »