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Poquita is new BFAR regional director


ALLAN Poquita is now the regional director of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources in Central Visayas (BFAR-7). Poquita told Cebu Daily News yesterday that his appointment was approved by President Rodrigo Duterte last week. “I am waiting for Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol for the oathtaking,” he said. Poquita previously held the position of […]

Posted: April 19th, 2017 in Community | Read More »

Like vultures feeding on carcasses


  Last week, the big mining companies went on the offensive against Environment Secretary Gina Lopez who was out of the country at the time, and I say they were shameless in their attacks against her. Like vultures that were feeding on carcasses even if Lopez is far from dead, they got support from a […]

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

DILG inspects provincial jail amid policy changes


A TEAM from the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) inspected the Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center to see the conditions of both inmates and the facility yesterday. Regional DILG Director Rene Burdeos said the inspection was requested by Interior and Local Government Secretary Ismael Sueno who ordered them to submit a report […]

Posted: March 8th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »



RUDE SECRETARY THE secretary of a southern Cebu mayor acted quite rude towards a reporter who asked for an interview with her boss. While telling the reporter to wait, the secretary didn’t bother putting the call on hold and complained loudly to her officemates about how she found the reporter annoying. When she hung up […]

Posted: February 22nd, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

Cebu Chamber president to Duterte: Great move


Cebu’s business players happy over naming of Go Negosyo official as new Trade secretary The business sector in Cebu welcomed the appointment of the new trade and tourism secretaries under the incoming Duterte administration. The business sector in Cebu welcomed the appointment of the new trade and tourism secretaries under the incoming Duterte administration. Cebu […]

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

Minnie O as Tourism secretary?


President-elect Rodrigo Duterte is considering another Cebuano for a Cabinet post. But Ma. Victoria “Minnie” Osmeña, the socialite sister of incoming Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña, is yet to accept Duterte’s offer to be the country’s next secretary of the Department of Tourism. “She (Minnie) mentioned it (the offer) to Tommy a few weeks ago. […]

Posted: June 3rd, 2016 in Headlines | Read More »

Duterte wants to be DENR secretary


Davao City — President-elect Rodrigo Duterte wants to be Secretary of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), according to an Inquirer source. The source said Duterte wanted to handle the department “for at least a year with the help of a former military officer.” Earlier reports said Bayan Muna Rep. Carlos Zarate was […]

Posted: June 1st, 2016 in Nation | Read More »

Cebuano priest ordained as bishop


Serving coffee and carrying the luggage of a cardinal would have been easier. But Msgr. Dennis Villarojo said God intended him to shepherd His flock as a bishop. “Now I understand what it means to be asked by the Lord, ‘Peter, do you love me more than these? Feed my sheep’,” said Most Rev. Dennis […]

Posted: August 10th, 2015 in Breaking | Read More »