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Over a hundred families in Tacloban get houses

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Building homes of hope and resilience There is hope even in the darkest of times. Almost four years after the tragic Super Typhoon Yolanda, the people of Tacloban City have opened new chapters in their lives. Exhibiting the resiliency of the Filipino spirit, they have held on to light and optimism despite chaos and grief. […]

Posted: March 17th, 2017 in Community | Read More »

MAO BA?

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TIGHT SECURITY During last Thursday’s visit of President Rodrigo Duterte in Cordova town, security was so tight that no one was allowed to bring ballpens within the venue where the groundbreaking of the bridge project was held. Somehow one of the guests brought her ballpen during the event. The reporters had to record the event […]

Posted: March 5th, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

Was Edsa 1 a revolution?

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( In today’s “Bias” I’d like to share this piece by a good friend Miguel Barretto Garcia, a Cebuano PhD. student, a University of San Carlos graduate and writer who shares his thoughts on the 31st anniversary of the EDSA People Power Revolution.) This year marks the 31st year since the “Edsa People Power Revolution” […]

Posted: February 25th, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

Mall construction halted after crane collapse

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Work on the two-story mall along Natalio Bacalso Avenue in Cebu City was halted yesterday on orders of the Office of the Building Official (Obo) a day after a crane collapsed on four houses and injured a woman. Obo acting chief Josefa Ylanan said she has directed the Metro Dyna Build Incorporated (MDBI), the contractor […]

Posted: February 23rd, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

OCD-7 set to build P36M disaster-resilient buildings in 2 Cebu areas

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THE construction of two P36 million disaster resilient buildings in two areas in the province of Cebu is set to start this year. The Office of the Civil Defense Region 7 (OCD-7), which initiated the project, said the buildings, with persons with disability friendly offices, could also serve as evacuation centers and warehouses in the […]

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

Relocation sites mulled for Mandaue fire victims

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Four parcels of land in northern Cebu were being considered as a relocation site for over 400 families displaced by the fire in Barangays Guizo and Mantuyong, Mandaue City, in March 12 last year. Two of these sites are located in Barangays Agus and Pajac, Lapu-Lapu City, with another lot located in Consolacion town. Another […]

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

More convictions, not executions

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A recent Pulse Asia survey which showed that eight out of 10 Filipinos approved of the Duterte administration’s campaign against criminality may either silence critics, question the survey results or determine why the bloody war against crime has won so many adherents. The Pulse Asia survey has also allowed the Palace to declare that the […]

Posted: January 15th, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

Bombay 5-6 Tango

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Nyor Gamay (NG): Nyor, unsa may ikasulti nimo aning panggukod sa gobyerno sa mga Bombay nga tigpatanto? Nyor Dako (ND): Morag di man ko 100% sure nga maayo ni, Nyor. Tingali wa kaayo ko masinati sa tumong ug tinguha sa atong kagamhanan. NG: Di ba Digonerz man ka, Nyor? ND: Tinuod. Apan wa kini magpasabot […]

Posted: January 15th, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

The act of giving

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One of the most common moral dilemma is how to do a good turn and resist the temptation to advertise it. We are all guilty of it, this urge to announce our acts of charity and how it makes us happy to be able to share our blessings. In times of great disaster, like when […]

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

City and province to work hand in hand

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MONDAY’S afternoon fire in Barangay Apas has moved both the Cebu provincial and city governments into action to address the plight of fire victims. Apas barangay captain Ramil Ayuman met with representatives from both local government units who have come up with an agreement to work hand in hand, in relocating the fire victims as […]

Posted: December 6th, 2016 in Headlines | Read More »