Rise in mental health problems, crimes seen with Boracay shutdown

Inquirer.net 04/18/2018

BORACAY ISLAND, AKLAN — A 42-year-old single mother of three has fallen into severe depression after she learned that she would lose her job and her home in the wake of the government’s plan to rehabilitate the…

Number coding scheme seen as solution to address Metro Cebu’s traffic gridlock

Jessa Mae O. Sotto 04/13/2018

Capitol’s Focal Person on Traffic Management Jonathan “Joy” Tumulak recommended to establish a number coding scheme among private vehicles. The scheme will limit the number of vehicles which will be allowed to travel on a specific day.…

TRAFFIC NIGHTMARE SEEN

Cris Evert Lato-Ruffolo, Morexette Marie Erram 01/30/2018

It is considered one of the four “infra boom” projects of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), which is designed to ease traffic congestion in Metro Cebu. But it looks like the construction of the…

Engineer’s murder seen as work-related

Norman V. Mendoza 01/26/2018

Person of interest worked with victim in construction business Mandaue City police said they have a “person of interest” based on their investigation in relation to the murder of Engr. Roel Perales, and the motive may be…

T2 to open in June; hike in passenger traffic seen

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 01/25/2018

MACTAN AIRPORT TERMINAL 2 Passenger traffic in the Mactan Cebu International Airport (MCIA) is expected to exceed its already increasing records with the scheduled opening of its new Terminal 2 (T2) in the middle of this year.…

Vibrant, better year seen

Victor Anthony V. Silva 01/05/2018

RETAIL, REAL ESTATE sectors Last of three parts With growth in tourism and the IT-BPM sectors comes the growth of the retail and real estate sectors. Robert Go, Philippine Retailers Association (PRA) Cebu chapter president, said this…

Renewable energy initiative seen to lower power rates

Victor Anthony V. Silva 12/20/2017

Consumers, particularly those on off-grid islands, can expect lower power rates once an initiative to expand the use of renewable energy resources in the country goes full swing by 2018. The National Renewable Energy Board (NREB) on…

Exporters upbeat about industry’s ’18 prospects China ties seen to boost sector next year

Victor Anthony V. Silva 12/14/2017

The Philippines’ warmer relation with China has gotten export players in Cebu more bullish for what’s in store for the industry in 2018. Federico Escalona, executive director at the Philippine Exporters Confederation, Inc. (Philexport) in Cebu, said…

PH seen to violate global trading rule

Inquirer.net 12/07/2017

  The Philippines would be violating a global trading rule if it pushes forward with a sugar-sweetened beverage tax that doubles the rate on imported sugar in favor of its locally sourced counterpart, sending the “wrong signal”…

700 seen to register on Comelec deadline for registration today

Doris Mondragon, Steffi Kyle Nolido 11/30/2017

  ABOUT 700 applicants are expected to register on the last day of voter’s registration held by the Cebu City office of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) today. Comelec Cebu City north district officer Marchel Sarno said…