DOF says gov’t can’t suspend fuel excise taxes under Train

Inquirer.net 05/23/2018

Contrary to earlier pronouncements that the government can suspend fuel excise taxes when global oil prices reach $80 a barrel, the Department of Finance clarified Wednesday that the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) Act only…

School supplies with high lead content still being sold, says NGO

Inquirer.net 05/19/2018

With only a few weeks remaining before classes begin, an environmental non-government organization urged the government to intensify the product safety monitoring of school supplies. EcoWaste Coalition found out that some of the school bags they purchased…

Job-skills mismatch causing losses to economy, says exec

Rosalie O. Abatayo 05/17/2018

Cebu economy is losing about P80 million because of unfilled job vacancies. This is according to Wesley Chiongbian, Mynimo.com CEO during a press briefing on Thursday. Chiongbian said he based his figure on a Mynimo informal study…

More teachers needed says DepEd

Intern 05/16/2018

Cebu Province Department of Education (DepEd) superintendents urged senior high school graduates to take education degrees that are in demand in the industry today (May) at Cebu Normal University (CNU). “There are subject areas that have much…

Garganera says rejecting Kawit deal not meant to slow down progress

Rosalie Abatayo 05/16/2018

Cebu City Councilor Joel Garganera lashed out at Mayor Tomas Osmeña for accusing opposition councilors of sending away investors when they junked the P18 billion Kawit Island Joint Venture. Garganera said opposition councilors have no intention of…

No ambush will stop bid for reelection, says Daanbatayan Mayor Loot

Nestle L. Semilla 05/14/2018

Despite the ambush incident yesterday, Daanbatayan Mayor Vicente Loot announced that will seek for reelection in the local elections next year. Four persons were injured on Sunday morning (May 13) after armed men opened fire at the…

Tomas says goons in Barangay Agsungot hired by Alcover

Benjie Talisic, Morexette Marie B. Erram 05/12/2018

THE alleged goons spotted in the mountain barangay of Agsungot, Cebu City, were hired by Councilor Pastor “Jun” Alcover Jr. to intimidate voters. This was the assertion of Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña when he learned that…

Nothing’s final until contract is signed, says ALA’s Aldeguer

Glendale G. Rosal 05/12/2018

NOTHING’S final yet with the all-Filipino world-title showdown pitting three-division world champion Donnie “Ahas” Nietes and Aston “Mighty” Palicte. While there were online reports saying the fight will be held at the Cebu Coliseum on August 18,…

Economist says road widening won’t solve city’s traffic woes

Morexette Marie B. Erram 05/11/2018

ROAD widening is not the solution to the worsening traffic problem in Metro Cebu. This was pointed out by economist Perry Fajardo during yesterday’s Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) forum at the Palm Grass Hotel organized by Kilusang…

Palma urges Filipinos to vote according to conscience

Ador Vincent Mayol 05/08/2018

CEBU CITY–Six days before the elections, Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma reminded the electorate to vote according to their conscience, not because of money or personal affiliations. “Exercising our right to vote is a sacred duty. And so…

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