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Duterte wants Robredo to finish ‘Yolanda’ housing

President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday said he wants housing aid for victims of supertyphoon “Yolanda” to be completed soon, as he directed his housing czar Vice President Ma. Leonor “Leni” Robredo to make sure that the shelters will be finished on time. Speaking during the commemoration of Yolanda’s onslaught in Tacloban, Duterte said he was […]

Posted: November 9th, 2016 in Nation | Read More »

Community program in Bantayan


ASIDE from a Bantay Dagat outpost, Sitio Mambacayao Dako in Barangay Lipayran, Bantayan town will also be a beneficiary of the provincial government’s integrated development program. Baltazar Tribunalo Jr., Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (PDRRMO) chief, said the program will help develop a community-based sustainable tourism program. Tribunalo admitted that the province had lapses […]

Posted: October 24th, 2016 in Headlines | Read More »

Enriched beyond measure


The last time I set foot in Tony Oposa’s “Paradise on Earth’ was five or so years ago, before Supertyphoon Yolanda a.k.a.  Haiyan destroyed, or to borrow Tony’s word “erased’  the structures and Bantayan Island, for that matter. The School of the SEA, now known as the Sea and Earth Advocates of Culture, Arts and […]

Posted: April 24th, 2016 in Opinion | Read More »

Gwen blames Davide for fire victims’ plight

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The Cebu International Convention Center (CICC) could have provided temporary shelter to over two thousand families who lost their homes to a recent fire in Mandaue City had Gov. Hilario Davide III allowed its repair. The CICC cost the government more than 800 million pesos to build but was severely damaged by the 7.2-magnitude earthquake […]

Posted: March 13th, 2016 in Headlines | Read More »

Capitol to issue list of seniors aid recipients


VICE Gov. Agnes Magpale said the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office will provide a list of beneficiaries for the “Halad Alang Kang Lola og Lola” program as requested by rival One Cebu party. One Cebu’s lawyer Mel Abnir Amadora asked for a complete list of the program beneficiaries after the party received reports that […]

Posted: March 8th, 2016 in Headlines | Read More »

Metro Retail starts expansion


LISTED Cebu-based retailer Metro Retail Stores Group, Inc. is starting to implement an aggressive expansion program that will bring its network to 100 stores in five years. The biggest retailer in the Visayas plans to open a store in Tacloban City, Leyte, nearly three years after Supertyphoon Yolanda devastated the coastal community. Marilou Tabao, chief […]

Posted: February 11th, 2016 in Enterprise | Read More »

Fishers protect, earn from mangroves


ANY lingering trauma over Supertyphoon Yolanda is overshadowed by the thrill of a scenic boat ride through a mangrove forest that survived one of the most destructive typhoons in the country. A blue-feathered long-beaked migratory bird perched on the branch of a “bakhaw” and some wild ducks greeted visitors at the start of the cruise. […]

Posted: December 11th, 2015 in Environment | Read More »

Aquino’s farewell


On his final State of the Nation Address (SONA), the public can reasonably expect President Benigno Aquino III to lay it all out there, to pull out all the stops so to speak as he presents his overall record of governance and his plans for the last full year of his administration. The Jan. 25 […]

Posted: July 27th, 2015 in Featured Stories,Opinion | Read More »

Yolanda projects hanging


Several government agencies have yet to start implementing projects for victims of supertyphoon Yolanda which struck the country in November 2013. Only 32 percent or 697 of the total 2,185 projects in northern Cebu were completed while 981 projects have not yet started as of June 1, 2015, said Rose Edna Hubahib, chief economic development […]

Posted: July 10th, 2015 in Headlines | Read More »



US pensioner is second arrested for trafficking in June The parents of a 17-year-old girl saw nothing wrong with her staying with a 67-year-old American retiree in his bungalow home in barangay Odlot, Bogo City in northern Cebu. But their neighbors, known for being religious who pay homage to the miraculous weeping statue of Mary, […]

Posted: June 29th, 2015 in Headlines | Read More »