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Ramadan begins on May 27

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SINCE they failed to see the crescent moon last night, Muslims in Cebu will formally start the month-long observance of Ramadan tomorrow (May 27). Malo Manonggiring, director of the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos in Central Visayas (NCMF-7), said thick clouds covered the moon yesterday, and so the holy month of daytime fasting will start […]

Posted: May 25th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Duterte may declare martial law across the country

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To stop terrorists from sowing violence in other parts of the country, President Rodrigo Duterte has expressed his intent to declare martial law, not just in Mindanao, but throughout the entire country. In a press conference upon his arrival in Manila from Russia on Tuesday, the country’s top executive vowed to stop terrorism with an […]

Posted: May 24th, 2017 in Breaking | Read More »

Revisiting our heritage

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May is National Heritage Month but is more popularly associated with fiestas everywhere from big towns to the barangays. The fiesta culture is part of our heritage, but the focus is more on the food and hardly the continuing revival of the local traditions which should be part of the fiesta. But even the banquets […]

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

NEDA chief: Government may borrow more from China, Japan

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As the Duterte administration pivots to neighboring economic giants such as China and Japan that offer financing for infrastructure projects, the share of foreign borrowings may exceed the government’s medium-term program and reach 30 percent of the total, the country’s chief economist said. Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto M. Pernia told reporters that the yearly borrowing […]

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

‘Habal-habal’ may go mobile in Cebu City

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CEBU City residents may soon be able to hail motorcyles-for-hire or habal-habal drivers through their cell phones. Despite a warning from an official of the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB), the Cebu City government is adamant in pursuing the program in the city. Arnel Tancinco, the mayor’s executive assistant assigned to look into […]

Posted: May 18th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

SM City Consolacion kicks Off 3-Day Sale

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SHOP and win a Suzuki Raider R150 at SM City Consolacion’s 3-Day Mall-wide Sale. From May 19 to 21, enjoy shopping discounts of up to 70% off on great finds. Every P1000 single or accumulated purchase within the promo period from any mall establishment entitles a shopper to one (1) raffle coupon. Get automatic double […]

Posted: May 15th, 2017 in What's Up | Read More »

MetroSports Summer Badminton tilt set May 20

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BADMINTON newbies and regular tourney goers are working to be in their best form for the annual MetroSports Center Summer Badminton Tournament slated May 20. Three divisions are open for entries: the Age-Group Category, Senior Category and the Executive Division. The Age-Group will be composed of four groups: 7 to 12 years old Beginners’ Level […]

Posted: May 14th, 2017 in Sports | Read More »

CTU grad lands in top 10 of May 2017 Civil Engineering exam

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A student from the Cebu Technological University (CTU) main campus is the lone Cebuano who made it to the top 10 of the recent civil engineering licensure examination. Rusty Villadolid Lapus of the CTU main campus garnered an average score of 92.85 percent and landed in the 6th spot in the examination held on May […]

Posted: May 12th, 2017 in Breaking | Read More »

Filipinos may visit Taiwan visa-free starting June

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MANILA — It’s official: Filipinos may visit Taiwan visa-free beginning June. Dr. Gary Song-Huann Lin, Taiwan representative to the Philippines, shared the good news on Wednesday during his special lecture in the University of the Philippines Diliman campus on the bilateral relations between the Philippines and Taiwan. The move is part of the Taiwanese government’s […]

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

Violence scars France’s May 1 union marches

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PARIS — Traditional May 1 union marches turned violent in France on Monday and presidential election frontrunner Emmanuel Macron attacked far-right rival Marine Le Pen, highlighting the divisions six days before the run-off. Six police officers were hurt in clashes in Paris between masked youths throwing molotov cocktails and riot police who responded with tear […]

Posted: May 2nd, 2017 in World | Read More »