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Embassy seeks local police assistance in investigation

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  The death of a Korean national could have been a case of robbery with homicide. The Korean was found dead inside his rented room in Sitio Soong Center, Barangay Mactan last Saturday; his body in an advanced state of decomposition. Scene of the Crime Operatives (Soco) said there were no gadgets, mobile phones or […]

Posted: May 22nd, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Saigon is one beautiful canvas

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HANOI, Vietnam —Shrouded by fumes and surrounded by spray cans, Vietnamese graffiti artist Kong conjures his latest masterpiece, a monkey clutching an aerosol, a color-splashed act of rebellion in a communist country where the youth are expected to follow strict social mores. “Young people want to break the rules,” said the 21-year-old, his fingers speckled […]

Posted: April 17th, 2017 in Life | Read More »

Cebuano organizes first local game dev

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Clint Hennesy Porras Cagang boldly took one of the biggest leaps of his life when he organized the first meetup of game developers and enthusiasts in a bid to elevate Cebu’s status as a creative hub in game development and design. Cagang, a 23-year-old graduate of Digipen Institute of Technology Singapore, gathered 45 people last […]

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

CPR and local gov’t units

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Trained personnel for basic life support required EVERY local government unit (LGU) should have trained personnel who can respond and do cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). Dr. Jaime Bernadas, director of Department of Health (DOH-7), said that this has been a requirement for the LGU to have trained personnel for basic life support. “In fact, our team […]

Posted: March 6th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Local developer invests P5B in Liloan resort, condo

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Cebu’s real estate development goes up to the northern town of Liloan as homegrown real estate developer Duros Land Properties Inc. (DLPI) announces its commitment to pour in five billion pesos for a 10-hectare residential development that includes an 18-hole golf course. Within The Woodlands Resort Communities will rise five condominium towers designed to cater […]

Posted: February 26th, 2017 in Enterprise | Read More »

Cebu’s business chiefs: We are for responsible mining

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Local traders support DENR’s Lopez’s actions against mining firms Amid criticism thrown at Environment Secretary Gina Lopez for ordering the closure of several mining firms in the country and recently scrapping 75 mining deals as well as trade repercussions seen by the move, business leaders in Cebu stood behind her initiative. Ted Locson Jr., Cebu […]

Posted: February 19th, 2017 in Enterprise | Read More »

When Argao’s torta maker learns to ride the e-commerce wave

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FOR over 30 years, Chitang’s Torta Bakery has maintained the recipe for the popular delicacy used by its late founder Anecita “Chitang” Camello. Even now with her son Irvin, 47, managing the business after her passing in 2007, the Argao-based store still managed to stick with traditions, especially in the preparation of torta which the […]

Posted: January 17th, 2017 in Enterprise | Read More »

Developer eyes tourists market for 23-storey hotel

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A LOCAL hotel developer is looking at getting a bigger share of tourists in Cebu and is trying to make Mandaue City the next central business district in Metro Cebu with its latest 23-storey hotel project called Bai Hotel. “This is a very ambitious project,” said Alfred Reyes, Bai Hotel vice president for operations and […]

Posted: December 18th, 2016 in Enterprise | Read More »

Downpour in Sibonga causes river to overflow, residents to leave homes

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Some of the at least 80 families living near the Sta. Filomena River in Barangay Poblacion in Sibonga town in southern Cebu left their houses after they were asked to evacuate the area when the river overflowed after an hour-long downpour, which started at past 3 p.m. and stopped at past 4 p.m. on Friday. […]

Posted: December 16th, 2016 in Breaking | Read More »

Fisherfolk to make money of brown algae again if . . .

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Seaweed group’s plea: Lift ban on brown algae, regulate harvesting instead Local fisherfolk and seaweed exporters can make money again out of brown algae if the government will lift its total ban on activities related to the algae and just regulate the harvesting of that seaweed instead. Maximo Ricohermoso, chairman of the Philippine Seaweed Industry […]

Posted: December 14th, 2016 in Enterprise | Read More »