Duterte wants Robredo to finish ‘Yolanda’ housing

11/09/2016

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…

Community program in Bantayan

Nestle L. Semilla 10/24/2016

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,…

Enriched beyond measure

Atty. Gloria Estenzo Ramos 04/24/2016

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…

Gwen blames Davide for fire victims’ plight

Doris C. Bongcac, Nestle L. Semilla 03/13/2016

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…

Capitol to issue list of seniors aid recipients

Izobelle T. Pulgo 03/08/2016

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…

Metro Retail starts expansion

02/11/2016

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…

Fishers protect, earn from mangroves

Marian Z. Codilla 12/11/2015

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…

Aquino’s farewell

07/27/2015

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…

Yolanda projects hanging

Melissa Q. Cabahug 07/10/2015

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…

2ND RETIREE CAUGHT IN BOGO

Apple Ta-as 06/29/2015

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…

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