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Bill extending passport validity to 10 years await Digong’s signature


A bill extending the validity of Philippine passports from five years to 10 years is now ready for President Rodrigo Duterte’s signature after it was ratified by both chambers of Congress. On Senator Cynthia Villar’s motion, the Senate unanimously adopted on Wednesday the bicameral conference committee report on the measure. The House of Representatives approved […]

Posted: May 17th, 2017 in Nation | Read More »

Senate OKs 10 years passport validity


Eighteen senators on Monday voted to approve on third and final reading a measure extending the validity of Philippine passports from five years to 10 years. Senate Bill No. 1365, or the Philippine Passport Act, was authored by Senators Richard Gordon, Cynthia Villar, JV Ejercito, Loren Legarda, Sonny Angara, Joel Villanueva, Grace Poe, Alan Peter […]

Posted: May 15th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Capitol surpasses last year’s income


1ST QUARTER TAX COLLECTION The Cebu Provincial government reports an increased income of over a hundred million this year compared to the same period, between January to March, last year. Based on data from the Cebu Provincial Treasurer’s Office (PTO), the province earned P914 million for the first quarter of 2017 compared to about P794 […]

Posted: May 5th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Hope amid pain


At a tender age of six, James Esparaguera already has an inkling of what he will be like 20 years from now. “Magpari ko. (I want to be a priest),” he said, creatively expressing his thoughts by sketching out a church on a cartolina. But his dream may have to wait a bit. Two years […]

Posted: April 24th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Saving Life


(The last part of CDN’s three-part series on giving recovering drug addicts hope as the worst part of a junkie’s life could turn into something good.) He was in and out of jail for 18 years. Alain Joseph Aliño lied, stole things from his own household and neighbors, and indulged in a life of “drugs, […]

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

Mandaue’s business district rising


Property developments at the North Reclamation Area seen to change the city’s landscape in 5 years With the construction boom happening in Cebu, Mandaue City is keeping pace with its neighboring cities with regard to the property developments, which have and will continue to change the landscape of this highly urbanized city that is considered […]

Posted: March 17th, 2017 in Enterprise,Uncategorized | Read More »