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Cebu City’s spending on garbage disposal is now projected to breach the P300 million level before the year ends. The staggering amount will be more than twice the P135 million that was spent by the previous Rama administration, for which then mayor Michael Rama was heavily criticized by now Mayor Tomas Osmeña. The rising cost […]

Posted: May 16th, 2017 in Featured Stories,Headlines | Read More »

Garbage hauling to cost Cebu City P142M in just 5 months


The Cebu City Department of Public Services (DPS) has been given another P40 million for the hauling of the city’s garbage for the month of May, causing opposition councilors to raise a furor that this administration is actually spending more in garbage disposal than the heavily criticized Rama administration. The additional budget, approved by the […]

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

The living and dead


This season is necessary. It becomes for us even more necessary the older we get. And yet, it might be one of the old traditions we have that may not last long into the future. This ritual of trooping to the cemeteries on these days has a cost. We can see that: the traffic, the […]

Posted: October 31st, 2015 in Opinion | Read More »

Firm offers cost-effective solar power


BELGIUM-based company UpGrade Energy has partnered with PhilCarbon, a Philippine renewable energy company, to form UpGrade Energy Philippines (UGEP). UpGrade will offer cost-effective solar panels to industries and households, said chief country representative Edgar Hao. Hao said they will offer a zero-investment scheme for solar roof system and solar farms for a minimum of 1,000 […]

Posted: May 26th, 2015 in Enterprise | Read More »

Cost of dying still high


Even in death, Filipinos want to give the best for their loved ones. In Cebu, well-to-do families and those who can afford to spend more for a comfortable vigil wake often go to two of the biggest funeral homes — the Cebu Rolling Hills Memorial Chapels and the Cosmopolitan Funeral Homes. Cebu Rolling Hills Memorial […]

Posted: November 1st, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »