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Youth solon warns against passage of free tuition bill


  The Kabataan Party-list has warned that the House bill on financial assistance that gives priority to “poor but deserving students” is being used to justify tuition increase instead of scrapping it altogether. In a statement, Kabataan Party-list Rep. Sarah Elago vowed to block what she called as “contentious” provision of House Bill 5633 or […]

Posted: May 18th, 2017 in Nation | Read More »

Students protest CHED guidelines


MILITANT youth groups trooped to the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) office in Cebu City to protest the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of government’s free tuition policy. The groups said that the proposed IRR does not address the issue of commercialization of education because even though students will be paying less in tuition, they […]

Posted: May 10th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

MCWD holds ecotour for kids, youth leaders


EARTH MONTH Children of Metropolitan Cebu Water District (MCWD) employees and youth leaders from the different schools that are members of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco) clubs in Cebu participated in an ecotour organized by MCWD last April 25 as part of the Earth Month celebration. There were 35 participants — […]

Posted: May 9th, 2017 in Community | Read More »

Slots to nat’l youth cage team in Elite Camp today


THE CHANCE to make it into the national youth basketball team pool will be at stake today as the Elite 60 Development Camp kicks off at the Sacred Heart School-Ateneo de Cebu campus in Canduman, Mandaue City. Registration for the tryouts begin at 8 a.m. as the talent identification camp commences at 9 a.m. under […]

Posted: April 21st, 2017 in Sports | Read More »

Comelec urges youth to register for SK polls


Deadline for voter registration is on April 29 With only a few days left before the registration deadline, the Commission on Elections in Central Visayas (Comelec-7) is urging the youth to register for the upcoming October 2017 Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections. Comelec-7 Assistant Regional Director Veronico Petalcorin said during the Kapihan sa PIA (Philippine Information […]

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

RYLA set to gather youth leaders in Cebu


HAPPENING on Feb. 24-25 is the two-day Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) training at Cebu Parklane International Hotel. RYLA, an intensive training program for young adults with proven leadership ability and commitment to community service, is set to discuss training modules which include Leadership in Volunteerism, Environment Care and Project Management. Also part of the […]

Posted: February 20th, 2017 in What's Up | Read More »

Digong’s brother spearheads move for federalism


THE People’s Initiative for Federalism (PIF) was officially launched yesterday at University of Southern Philippines Foundation (USPF) campus in Salinas Drive, Lahug, Cebu City. Spearheaded by President Rodrigo Duterte’s younger brother, Emmanuel “Don” Duterte, PIF aims to spread the advocacy of changing the system of government in the country. Don said they were gathering other […]

Posted: December 18th, 2016 in Headlines | Read More »

Distributing condoms in schools only encourages promiscuity – Magpale


Cebu Vice Governor Agnes Magpale expressed disapproval over the plan of the Department of Health’s (DOH) to distribute condoms in schools saying this act will only encourage promiscuity among the youth. “No (I don’t agree). I am worried it will encourage promiscuity. I hope dili na madayon (I hope that plan will not push through),” […]

Posted: December 5th, 2016 in Breaking | Read More »

Protecting Environmental Rights and their Defenders


Miracles are provided by Nature to all of us but we haughtily take them for granted, as if our home planet owes us these services. How can we possibly exist without the air, water, land, trees, the living resources and inter-connected ecosystems that are given us for free and which unfortunately humans have put a […]

Posted: December 4th, 2016 in Opinion | Read More »

Tomas asks urban poor groups’ support in his bid to take back SRP lots


Cebu City Tomas Osmeña called for support from members of the urban poor communities in Cebu City to claim back the real estate properties several national conglomerates purchased and owned in the South Road Properties (SRP) in his speech during the opening program of the Urban Poor Solidarity Week on Saturday morning. “In the next […]

Posted: December 3rd, 2016 in Breaking | Read More »