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Cargo checker nabbed for drugs

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The Regional Drug Enforcement Unit in Central Visayas (RDEU-7) seized more than half a million worth of shabu from a cargo checker of a passenger vessel in Cebu during a buy-bust operation in Sitio Silangan 2, Barangay Tejero, Cebu City Friday noon. Jeofel Arcenal, 40, a cargo checker of Sulpicio Lines, Inc. was arrested inside […]

Posted: May 19th, 2017 in Breaking | Read More »

Central Visayas’ economy grew by 8.8 percent in 2016

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Central Visayas registered a robust economic growth last year ending the year with P525 billion gross regional domestic product (GRDP), an 8.8 percent growth, sustaining its position as among the fastest growing region in the country. The services sector had the biggest contribution to the growth with 55.5 percent share. The Industry sector contributed 39.1 […]

Posted: May 4th, 2017 in Breaking | Read More »

Region 7 settles for 9th place in 60th Palaro

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San Jose, Antique– The Central Visayas Regional Athletic Association (CVIRAA) slumped to its worst finish in the Palarong Pambansa after finishing ninth in the 60th edition of the multi-sporting event, which ended yesterday here. Cviraa collected just 20 gold medals, 18 silvers and 29 bronzes. It was the region’s poorest showing since finishing sixth in […]

Posted: April 29th, 2017 in Breaking | Read More »

NFA-7: No rice shortage in CV

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THE National Food Authority in Central Visayas (NFA-7) assures there will be no rice shortage in the region even as President Rodrigo Duterte ordered a halt in the importation of rice. Olma Marie Bayno, NFA-7 information officer, explained that the region had an adequate buffer stock from last year’s importation. Aside from the ample supply, […]

Posted: April 28th, 2017 in Breaking | Read More »

Tourism, biz chiefs upbeat about sectors’ prospects despite recent clashes

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The tourism and business sectors in the region remain upbeat even after the events in Bohol as well as travel advisories issued against visiting Central Visayas. Glenn Soco, Mandaue Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MCCI) president, said both the region and the whole country were fast to recover from what had happened due to strong […]

Posted: April 27th, 2017 in Enterprise | Read More »

Tourism in CV feeling impact of Bohol clash

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The tourism industry in Central Visayas is taking a beating as the negative effects of the encounter between government forces and the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) in Bohol as well as travel advisories issued by various countries last week are finally being felt. Stakeholders, however, remain optimistic that these effects will not be long-lasting. Alice […]

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

DTI pushes for baseline assessment tool for logistics sector

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The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is pushing for the creation of the country’s own diagnostic tool that will be used to measure logistics efficiency. While there are metrics used internationally, such as the World Bank’s Logistics Performance Index (LPI), these were not exactly “good” gauges of how a country performs. “The index is […]

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

MAO BA?

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TYPO ERRORS A reporter called up a police director to ask about the document being circulated on social media. The document contained a directive to police precincts to check on the coastal areas in their jurisdiction. While the police official confirmed the document’s authenticity, he said it was an internal memo. “But I was angry […]

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

BoI notes drop in investments as of Q1

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The value of projects registered with the Board of Investments (BoI) reached P720.58 million in the first quarter of 2017, down from P7.65 billion during the same period in 2016. Ellorence Cruz, BoI Cebu extension office OIC chief, said this was not necessarily negative since the kind of projects registered to the agency as well […]

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

Double-checking reports

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Now that the military is hunting down the rest of the Abu Sayyaf bandits who wormed their way to Bohol province, it’s up to both the government and the netizens to report only accurate, confirmed information on their presence anywhere in Central Visayas. Despite the deaths of their comrades, it’s now definite that the Abu […]

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