PJ Lhuillier group admits data breach on its pawnshop email server

Irene R. Sino Cruz 01/19/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Some personal identity information of around hundreds of thousands of Cebuana Lhuillier clients has been stolen. This is revealed in a statement issued by the PJ Lhuillier Group of Companies, the mother company…

Data breach hits Cebuana Lhuillier, around 900k clients affected

Inquirer.net 01/19/2019

MANILA, Philippines — Data of some 900,000 Cebuana Lhuillier clients was compromised after the company admitted on Saturday that one of its email servers was affected by a data breach. According to the company, the data breach…

Pilar exec asks DOE for a moratorium on arrest of illegal petro traders

Rosalie B. abatayo 01/18/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines— The municipal government of Pilar on Camotes Island has asked the Department of Energy (DOE) for a  moratorium in apprehending townsfolk who sell fuel contained in one-liter soda bottles. Pilar Mayor Eufracio Maratas told…

GrabFood to benefit food shops, habal-habal drivers in Cebu

Irene R. Sino Cruz 01/18/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The latest online service offered by Grab in two cities in Cebu would boost earnings for food businesses and provide alternative livelihood for habal-habal drivers. According to EJ Dela Vega, GrabFood Philippines head,…

Cebu Pacific acquiring new, bigger aircraft

Irene R. Sino Cruz 01/16/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu Pacific addresses the growing demand and the volatile fuel costs by investing in technology and acquiring new aircraft. Charo Logarta Lagamon, Cebu Pacific director for Corporate Communications Corporate Affairs, disclosed that the…

Cebu firms to feel adverse impact of additional excise tax on fuel

Irene R. Sino Cruz 01/15/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Businesses face rising operating costs and lower net income due to the imposition of the additional P2 excise tax on oil products. Bob Gothong, chief executive officer of Gothong Southern group, admitted that…

DA-7: Central Visayas still safe from African swine fever

Irene R. Sino Cruz 01/14/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Department of Agriculture (DA-7) Regional Executive Director Salvador Diputado assured hog raisers that various agencies continue to be vigilant to prevent the entry of African swine flu or fever (ASF) in Central Visayas.…

International seaport, airport projects to prepare Siargao for influx of tourists

Cris Evert Lato-Ruffolo 01/14/2019

SIARGAO ISLAND — An international seaport and airport are two big-ticket projects that government officials are currently working on to support the increasing number of tourists in the world-famous island. Surigao del Norte First District Representative Francisco…

Hog raisers assured: Strict measures done to prevent swine fever’s entry in CV

Irene R. Sino Cruz 01/14/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Hog raisers have no cause for alarm over possible entry of the African swine fever (ASF) in Central Visayas, the Department of Agriculture said in a statement posted on its Facebook account. However,…

Globe Telecom setting up 5 cell sites in Cebu City mountain barangays

By Irene R. Sino Cruz 01/11/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Upland barangay Bonbon residents once found it difficult to get a cellphone signal until three days ago. Now, they enjoy improved network coverage because Globe Telecom started operations of its cell site located…

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