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New building to house UP Cebu’s management school


A new two-storey building will house the School of Management of the University of the Philippines Cebu. In this afternoon’s press conference Dr. Tiffany Adelaide Tan said the project came about after UP Cebu was elevated to a constituent unit in October 27 last year. Its corresponding departments were also elevated to college status. The […]

Posted: April 22nd, 2017 in Breaking | Read More »

Boy perishes in dawn fire

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A 10-year-old boy died in a fire that gutted 40 houses and displaced 47 families in Sitio Cabancalan I in Barangay Bulacao, Cebu City, at past 5 a.m. yesterday. Frederick Sumagang’s charred remains were found in an alley outside their two-storey home where the fire reportedly started. The cause of fire has yet to be […]

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

Fire damages 9 houses in Consolacion


Nine houses made of mix concrete and light materials were damaged by fire that hit a residential area in in Barangay Pulpogan, Consolacion town, Cebu on Thursday afternoon. According to SFO1 Tyron Gocela, investigator from Consolacion Fire Station, the fire allegedly started at the houses of Edna Tibon and Dutosme Indang. The fire, which started […]

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

Trump tells Kim Jong-Un: Behave


WASHINGTON, United States — US President Donald Trump took a moment at the White House Easter egg roll Monday to deliver a terse message to North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un: “Got to behave.” Trump made the off-the-cuff comment to a CNN reporter after kicking off the 139th annual Easter egg roll with First Lady Melania […]

Posted: April 18th, 2017 in World | Read More »

Officials bare Holy Week preps


  Mandaue City Police deputy director for operations Supt. Jimmy Aguisanda announced measures to ensure a peaceful celebration of Holy Week. At the Cebu North Bus Terminal (CNBT), where around 114 buses will ply northern Cebu towns, a K9 unit and SWAT personnel will be conducting regular inspections. CNBT manager Zosimo Jumao-as said the bulk […]

Posted: April 10th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Labangon fire destroys ten houses, damages five

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A mid-afternoon fire destroyed ten houses and damaged five more in Sitio Shangrila 2 in Barangay Labangon, Cebu City on Monday. SFO4 Jovito Abelgas said the fire was reported to have started at the residence of a certain Francisco Basan Jr. But Abelgas said he could not yet say what really caused the fire, which […]

Posted: April 10th, 2017 in Breaking | Read More »

C. Padilla, Cebu City fire destroys house, damages another


  A fire of still undetermined origin destroyed a house and damaged another in C. Padilla Street, Barangay Duljo-Fatima, Cebu City on Wednesday evening. The Cebu City Fire department received the fire alarm at 8:27 p.m. and placed it under control at 8:42 p.m., but firefighters were unable to save the house razed by the […]

Posted: April 5th, 2017 in Breaking | Read More »

Speaker Alvarez, roiling in the deep


Less than a year after assuming the top position in the House of Representatives, Davao del Norte first district Congressman and PDP Laban Secretary General Pantaleon “Bebot” Alvarez finds himself in a firestorm of his own making. A girlfriend’s spat with the girlfriend of his political patron and benefactor, friend-turned-nemesis Davao Congressman Antonio Floirendo Jr. […]

Posted: April 3rd, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

Masking the stink


Call it coincidence but President Rodrigo Duterte’s latest broadsides against the media, specifically the Philippine Daily Inquirer and ABS-CBN, came at a time when two lawmakers supposedly allied with him got mired in a very public squabble that turned personal when their common law partners got involved. There was nothing new with the President’s rants […]

Posted: April 2nd, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

House bill allowing Duterte to appoint barangay execs needs more scrutiny — Cebu leaders

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A bill seeking to postpone the barangay elections to 2020 and to allow President Rodrigo Duterte to appoint all the country’s village officials must be met with careful scrutiny, even as it is expected to breeze through Congress. “Appointing leaders is controversial. On whether the President or any other person should choose the captains, that […]

Posted: March 27th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »