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Shooting suspect nabbed in Argao

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The suspect in last Friday’s shooting of a businessman at his carwash shop in Barangay Casuntingan, Mandaue City was arrested by police in his friend’s house in Barangay Colawin, Argao town in Cebu at 4 p.m. last Sunday. Elven Estrera, a 30-year-old resident of Barangay Pagsabungan, Mandaue City, reportedly admitted that he shot 48-year-old businessman […]

Posted: May 15th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Businessman shot dead by motorcycle-riding men in Pardo


An owner of an electrical shop was shot dead by two men on board a motorycle inside his multicab along E. Sabellano St. in Barangay Pardo, Cebu City past 7 a.m. on Tuesday. Marcelino Escalante, 54, suffered gunshot wounds on his head and neck. The suspects, who according to witnesses, wore full-faced helmets also took […]

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

Aboitiz, malls and corporate social responsibility


I was supposed to write something about the Inquirer series of articles on malls in the country published last year owing to the caveat that malls are among the most common and favored go-to places of Filipinos in recent years especially when one wants to escape the summer heat but don’t want to dip into […]

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



SCARED WITNESSES Four helmet-wearing persons were seen mauling a man along a highway in Cebu City, but the witnesses didn’t do anything to stop them. Where were the tanods and policemen, one might ask? In this day and age of Oplan Tokhang, it’s hard to determine if the persons mauling the man were either cops, […]

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

Cebu business heads expect GDP growth in 4th quarter of 2016


BUSINESS leaders in Cebu anticipated a good performance from the Philippine economy in the last quarter of 2016, ahead of the release of fourth-quarter domestic economic data this week. Mandaue Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MCCI) president Glenn Soco said Gross Domestic Product (GDP) during the period would have grown further to at least 7.2 […]

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

Trump’s presidency and the future


Barring any last minute earth shaking development, Americans will witness the oath taking of businessman Donald John Trump as their 45th president, the oldest and wealthiest ever elected to the White House and the most polarizing–if not in recent memory, then in US history. While US and foreign analysts agreed that Trump was elected on […]

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

On Trump and the drunken party mob


On learning last November that American businessman Donald John Trump will become the 45th US president, I had a flashback about reading a Doonesbery comic strip panel published in the Philippine Daily Inquirer sometime in 1988. That comic strip written by Garry Trudeau showed a satirized portrayal of Trump issuing a denial to the media […]

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

California-based university partners with USC, RAFI for programs supporting micro entrepreneurs


Santa Clara University of California has collaborated with the School of Business and Economics of the University of San Carlos (USC) and the Ramon Aboitiz Foundation Inc. (RAFI) to design and implement programs that will helping sustain and improve micro-entrepreneurs in Cebu, with the purpose of alleviating poverty in the area. Fr. Michael Engh of Santa […]

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

Process permits before Jan. 20, Lapu business owners urged


OWNERS of business establishments in Lapu-Lapu City are encouraged to process the renewal of their business permits on or before Jan. 20. Lapu-Lapu City Treasurer Elenita Catag-Catag said that they should process these on or before the deadline or they would be charged with 25 percent surcharge and 2 percent interest per month. Catag-Catag made […]

Posted: January 5th, 2017 in Enterprise | Read More »

Trump’s shocking victory


THE election victory of businessman Donald Trump is something unexpected and not just because a few days before election day all surveys showed Democrat standard-bearer Hillary Clinton leading the way. In the last day of the campaign period, Clinton vowed to be a healing president, uniting all people while Trump continued his attack against Clinton […]

Posted: November 14th, 2016 in Opinion | Read More »