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Cebu Daily Newscast: Cebu maintains ‘richest province’ title

October 12,2023 - 06:30 AM

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Cebu maintains ‘richest province’ title

Cebu reappraise

The Cebu Provincial Capitol

Cebu has maintained its status as the ‘richest province’ in the country, based on the latest annual financial report from the Commission on Audit (COA).

In the Annual Financial Report for Fiscal Year 2022 for Local Government Units from COA, Cebu posted assets amounting to over P235 billion. This is the ninth consecutive time Cebu topped the list of wealthiest provinces in the Philippines.

In terms of equity, Cebu Province also emerged as the wealthiest. Cebu’s equity, which is the difference between assets and liabilities, for 2022 was at P230,916,978,000.

Cebu posted P4,821,439,000 as its liabilities for 2022.

Israel war: 2 Filipinos killed in war-torn Israel says DFA

Meanwhile, the ongoing war between Israel and the Palestinian group Hamas has already claimed the lives of two Filipinos, Foreign Affairs Secretary Enrique Manalo said on Wednesday.

Manalo said the Philippines condemns the killing of two Filipino nationals and all other acts of terrorism and violence as a result of Hamas’s actions against Israel.

Manalo has yet to provide other details on the two fatalities, but according to the foreign affairs official, the Philippine government will continue to provide all possible assistance to distressed Filipino nationals in Israel and Palestine.

‘Oldest skydiver’ dies a week after skydiving

Dorothy Hoffner, the 104-year-old Chicago woman who jumped from a plane one week ago in what is believed to be a new world record for the oldest skydiver in the world, died on Tuesday, according to Skydive Chicago & Parachute Association, local media reported.

One week earlier, on Sunday, October 1, Hoffner left behind her walker to do a 13,500-foot tandem leap from an airplane at Skydive Chicago in Ottawa, Illinois.

Hoffner was met with a huge round of applause once her feet returned to solid ground, even though the centenarian herself didn’t see what all the fuss was about. 

The Guinness World Record attended Hoffner’s jump but has yet to complete the process of certifying it. The current record was set back in May 2022 by 103-year-old Linnéa Ingegärd Larsson from Sweden.

Lola from Alegria, Cebu shows off diving skills at 75

Finally, from one amazing lola to another. A 75-year-old granny from Alegria town in Cebu is making waves online because of her diving skills.

Urusula Likido’s amazing diving skills was uploaded by TikTok content creator Juan Marko Vega who was with his friends when they chanced upon the diving lola at Kanlaob Falls in Alegria, Cebu

After enjoying the waters together, Lola Ursula surprised everyone when she decided to take a dive into the water. The TikTok video now has over four million views.


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