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Joint venture eyed for plant


The inclusion of Cebu City’s septage treatment plant (STP) in its 93-1 land swap deal with Cebu province may drive the city’s septic haulers to revert to improper ways of disposing wastewater. Former Cebu City councilor Nida Cabrera voiced this concern even as she reiterated her support for either a joint venture with the province […]

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



PRICEY SPA A government official complained of pain in her neck during a seminar at a high-end hotel, so her assistant referred her to the hotel spa. But the official balked at her recommendation, saying it would hurt her pocket to get a massage at the hotel due to the spa’s prices. MOODY CABBIE A […]

Posted: March 29th, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

Special treatment


When businesswoman Janet Lim Napoles was brought to then president Benigno Aquino III to signify her surrender, thousands of netizens questioned whose strings she pulled to secure an audience with the highest official of the country. Regardless, she was booked like a common criminal and jailed, managing to secure a favor or two to make […]

Posted: March 21st, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »


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As top gov’t exec arranges  surrender of road rage suspect, authorities vow to treat him like any other person who turns himself in A scion of a prominent Chinese-Filipino businessman should not expect special treatment even if his surrender is facilitated by Secretary Christopher “Bong” Go, the special assistant to President Rodrigo Duterte. David Lim […]

Posted: March 20th, 2017 in Featured Stories,Headlines | Read More »

Jonnette Alquizola: Her inspiring life

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SHE could be that classmate back in school who liked going out with her friends, is fond of children, and had a knack for teaching dance lessons. Then one fine ordinary school day, her life turned upside-down. Jonnette Alquizola, Founder of the Children of the Coast, was 22 years old when she was diagnosed with […]

Posted: March 18th, 2017 in Life | Read More »

A different kind of surrender


PART 2 (A four-part series on why there is hope for drug users and pusher) Rene Francisco, 57, was an addict whose addiction to drugs and alcohol started in high school, back in Ozamiz City. Sent to the best schools, Rene always ended up at the guidance counselor or principal’s office. His parents, Jun and […]

Posted: December 27th, 2016 in Headlines | Read More »

Two men dead in Lapu


TWO persons were found dead in separate places in Lapu-Lapu City last Sunday afternoon.  Eduardo Paquibot, a 59-year-old resident of Sitio Ibabao, Barangay Basak, Lapu-Lapu City was found hanging from a beam by a friend named Edgar Amodia at a shanty near his daughter’s house at 3:00 p.m. Amodia said Paquibot told him that he […]

Posted: November 28th, 2016 in Headlines | Read More »

Mandaue council tackles drug rehab programs


The 14th Sangguniang Panlungsod of Mandaue City discussed during their regular session possible programs for the drug pushers and users who surrendered. Vice Mayor Carlo Fortuna said they invited speakers to provide inputs to develop a program intended for drug surrenderers. The resource speakers were Dr. Juan Zaldarriaga Jr., Chief of Hospital II of Cebu […]

Posted: August 6th, 2016 in Headlines | Read More »

Scaling down expectations


Former Cebu City mayor Michael Rama’s argument for the city to have its own hospital may be well and good but to reiterate the painfully obvious, he isn’t around in City Hall anymore to make it into a reality. What was left of his work in rebuilding the decades-old hospital, which was severely damaged by […]

Posted: June 30th, 2016 in Opinion | Read More »

Health sec leads groundbreaking for cancer center


Health Secretary Janette Garin led the groundbreaking of the first government-run cancer center in Central Visayas. Garin flew to Cebu on Tuesday afternoon, days before her tenure ends on June 30. The new cancer center will be inside the compound of the Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center (VSMMC). The bidding started last March and was […]

Posted: June 28th, 2016 in Breaking | Read More »