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New proposal for rules pushed; delay explained as organizers lauded

Jose Santino S. Bunachita, Juli Ann M. Sibi, Vanessa Claire Lucero 03/21/2016

THE camp of Liberal Party standard-bearer Mar Roxas is proposing that the candidates should sign a written set of rules before holding the third and last Commission on Elections-organized debate in April. This is to avoid another…

Two events to raffle off debate tickets to public

Juli Ann M. Sibi 03/08/2016

Two events will be held prior to the second leg of the Pilipinas Presidential Debates at the University of the Philippines Cebu (UP Cebu). Januar Yap, UP Cebu public communications officer, said an on-ground ticketed event organized…

Tisa goes online through Quipper

Juli Ann M. Sibi 03/06/2016

With no new classrooms, Tisa National High School (NHS) has found a different way to cope with the increasing number of students. The school partnered last year with e-learning startup Quipper, which has designed an online classroom…

Local candidates may campaign in CPDRC

Juli Ann M. Sibi 03/02/2016

As the local campaign period kicks off on March 26, Cebu City’s South District candidates, including the city’s two mayoral bets, are expected to woo 1,200 registered voters who are currently detained at the Cebu Provincial Detention…

Roads near basilica closed for P-Noy

Carmel Loise Matus, Juli Ann M. Sibi, Nestle L. Semilla 03/02/2016

THE roads near the Basilica Minore del Santo Niño will be closed starting 12 noon today for the brief visit of President Benigno Aquino III. Affected are Osmeña Boulevard, D. Jakosalem St. and P. Burgos St. Fr.…

Capitol offers assistance to dead OFW’s family

Juli Ann M. Sibi, Rene F. Alima 03/02/2016

THE Cebu provincial government invited the family of the overseas worker who died in an underground tunnel accident in Qatar last Sunday to seek their assistance in bringing his remains back home. “If they need any help,…

More warehouses needed to store rice outside Cebu City — mayor

Juli Ann M. Sibi 03/02/2016

ASTURIAS Mayor Alan Adlawan called on the National Food Authority yesterday to set up warehouses filled with rice stocks outside of Cebu City. “We have to buy rice from Badian town whose warehouse is in the south…

Yolanda relief guide shared with stakeholders

Juli Ann M. Sibi 02/28/2016

WHEN Supertyphoon Yolanda hit northern Cebu and Central Visayas nearly three years ago, Cebuano economist Miguel Barretto Garcia was in Barcelona, Spain finishing his master’s degree in economics and finance. Rather than feel helpless, Garcia, who earned…

‘NO TO BONGBONG’

Ador Vincent S. Mayol, Juli Ann M. Sibi, Mike Laurence V. Lumen 02/26/2016

Former Martial Law detainees and at least 15 activist groups in Cebu convened yesterday to speak with one voice and urge voters to repudiate the vice presidential aspiration of Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. Worried about the recent…

Fish market in Pasil is now a playground

Juli Ann M. Sibi 02/24/2016

The smell of fish and the noise of vendors have been replaced by green grass, pastel colored swings, slides and monkey bars in what used to be the Pasil Fish Market site. The 3,000-square-meter lot fronting the…

Rama blasts critics, backs city police chief

Juli Ann M. Sibi 02/24/2016

RATHER than criticize and sabotage his administration, Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama called on critics yesterday to look at his accomplishments. In a speech during yesterday’s 79th City Charter Day celebration, Rama said he carried the values…

Rama remembers Don Vicente, his 60-days suspension in Charter Day message

Juli Ann M. Sibi 02/24/2016

Cebu City mayor Michael Rama led the floral offering at the bronze monument of Don Vicente Rama, the father of the city’s charter, on Wednesday morning. He later led the soft-opening of the children’s park in barangay…

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