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BSP urges use of EVM cards vice ATM cards


REPLACE depositors’ ATM cards with EMV cards. This call was made by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) as it reiterated its call for banks to put in place additional security measures for the automated teller machines (ATM), amid reports of skimming incidents in Cebu City. Lawyer Leonides Sumbi, BSP Cebu regional office director, said […]

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

130 experts denounce Trump’s revised travel ban


Over 130 US foreign policy experts have denounced President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban, saying it undermines America’s national security and interests as much as the original order barring travelers from some Muslim-majority countries and refugees. “To Muslims – including those victimized by or fighting against ISIS (Islamic State) – it will send a message […]

Posted: March 12th, 2017 in World | Read More »

Trump expected to sign new travel ban order


Washington — President Donald Trump is preparing to sign a revised executive order temporarily barring the entry of people from certain Muslim-majority countries and halting the nation’s refugee program. A White House official said plans to roll out the order were on track for Monday. The official insisted on anonymity in order to discuss the […]

Posted: March 6th, 2017 in World | Read More »

Travel ban would ‘unleash chaos again’


WASHINGTON — Lawyers for Washington state and Minnesota have told a federal appellate court that restoring President Donald Trump’s ban on refugees and travelers from seven predominantly Muslim countries would “unleash chaos again.” The filing with the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco came early Monday after the White House said it […]

Posted: February 6th, 2017 in World | Read More »

Tumulak drafts Sinulog ordinance to formally ban liquor and drunks


THE city’s warning not to sell liquor along the parade route may need a boost in next year’s Sinulog celebration as violations were found to be rampant this year. Cebu City Councilor Dave Tumulak, deputy mayor on police matters, disclosed that by Sinulog 2018, people might as well expect that those selling liquor and even […]

Posted: January 17th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

PNP impose gun ban in Cebu


The Philippine National Police (PNP) will impose a gun ban in the entire city and province of Cebu for ten days as part of the security measures for the Fiesta Señor celebration, the Sinulog festival, and the Ms. Universe pageant’s swimwear competition. In his order, PNP chief Director General Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa prohibited gunowners […]

Posted: January 7th, 2017 in Breaking | Read More »

Ban on crackers, not on pyros


LABOR Secretary Silvestre Bello is pushing for the ban on firecrackers but not on pyrotechnics. Bello, who met with Vice Gov. Agnes Magpale yesterday, said he appealed to Health secretary Paulyn Jean Ubial on her proposal for a nationwide ban on firecrackers and fireworks during their Cabinet meeting. Bello said that the move would affect […]

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

Frustrated gun owners tagged as likely culprits

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Bato: No mercy for those who indiscriminately fire guns in New Year Frustrated gun owners, who possess unlicensed guns, are most likely to fire their weapons during celebrations or the holidays. Supt. Arnel Banzon, Regional Operations and Plans Division (R3) deputy chief, gave this description of persons who would most likely fire their guns during […]

Posted: December 27th, 2016 in Headlines | Read More »

Gov amenable to province truck ban


CEBU Gov. Hilario Davide III said he is amenable to a north to south truck ban from Talisay City to Sibonga town to help ease Metro Cebu’s traffic congestion. Davide said even Mandaue City and Lapu-Lapu City have their own truck ban schedule in place. But he admitted that a truck ban as proposed by […]

Posted: December 17th, 2016 in Headlines | Read More »

Fisherfolk to make money of brown algae again if . . .


Seaweed group’s plea: Lift ban on brown algae, regulate harvesting instead Local fisherfolk and seaweed exporters can make money again out of brown algae if the government will lift its total ban on activities related to the algae and just regulate the harvesting of that seaweed instead. Maximo Ricohermoso, chairman of the Philippine Seaweed Industry […]

Posted: December 14th, 2016 in Enterprise | Read More »