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Huge cash prizes in Balik Baroto Regatta


Huge cash prizes await the winners of the boat race dubbed Balik Baroto Regatta that will be held this Sunday at the Larawan Beach Resort in Brgy. Poblacion, Talisay City. The race, held in line with the 72nd anniversary celebration of Talisay Landing of the American Liberation Forces, offers a total of P330,000 in cash […]

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

Protection from skimmers


While the three Romanians accused of skimming the ATM accounts of depositors and government employees at the Land Bank of the Philippines (Landbank) Metro Cebu branches languish in jail, it’s time for the local banking community to take stock of what occurred and set up more stringent measures to protect their clients. In this instance, […]

Posted: March 22nd, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

Romanians charged as cops recover car with P3M cash

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  Charges were filed yesterday against the three Romanians who were tagged in the series of unauthorized withdrawals from automated teller machines (ATM) of Metro Cebu branches of the Land Bank of the Philippines. Ionut Alexandru Mitrache, Ion Costel, and Razvan Aurelian Stancu were charged for violating Republic Act 8484 or the Access Devices Regulation […]

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

Ombudsman reinstates Gica as Dumanjug Mayor


CEBU CITY—A month after he was told to step down as mayor on charges of dishonesty, Efren Gica has been ordered to return to his elective position in Dumanjug town, southern Cebu. The Office of the Ombudsman in the Visayas took back the dismissal order issued on Oct. 18 and implemented on Feb. 15 after […]

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

Indigent seniors receive P1,500 cash aid


AT 85 years old, Adriana Layan of Barangay Banilad, Cebu City still works in a farm and sells body oil in Barangay Tunghaan, Minglanilla town to buy medicines and food for her family. Layan has no choice but to work hard since her two children are jobless and only one of her eight grandchildren earns […]

Posted: March 11th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »



NOSE PICKER A teenage girl was eating breakfast in an eatery across a government facility when an elderly woman sat down in front of her table. The teenage girl was pissed when she saw the woman picking her nose. She lost her appetite and left her meal unfinished. To her chagrin, she saw the elderly […]

Posted: February 27th, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

Cebu City mulls release of P4K rental subsidy for fire victims

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Monday’s fire which hit five densely populated sitios (zones) within the boundaries of Barangays Tisa and Labangon has paved the way for City Hall to consider the release of rental subsidies for affected families in order to get them immediately back on their feet. Cebu City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (CDRRMC) head Nagiel […]

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

City Hall to assess areas, Capitol to allocate P1M

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Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña wants a detailed on-site assessment of the situation in quake-stricken Surigao City before deciding what assistance City Hall can extend to the victims. “We don’t like to be a burden. We want to be responsive to a specific need. I dispatched Nagiel (Bañacia) immediately to Surigao because he is from […]

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

Help amid destruction


Unlike typhoons which can be tracked by weather satellites, earthquakes can occur at any place and any time, and it was unfortunate for the people of Surigao province that they were hit by a major quake late last Friday evening. Unlike the Oct. 15, 2013 earthquake which occurred at 8:45 am, Surigao’s earthquake broke out […]

Posted: February 14th, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

Cash aid for slain cop chief’s family


THE Provincial Board approved a resolution granting P200,000 in financial aid to the family of slain Catmon town police chief Supt. Alexander Nuñez. The resolution sponsored by PB Member Miguel Magpale asked Cebu Gov. Hilario Davide III to give the cash aid to the family. Nuñez was shot dead last Christmas Eve while responding to […]

Posted: January 31st, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »