P6.8 million worth of drugs seized from four suspects in Negros Oriental

Alven Marie A. Timtim 08/20/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) in Negros Oriental together with the Negros Oriental Police Office (NOPO) arrested four individuals for possession of illegal drugs in an operation at the Sibulan Port in…

Cost of road crashes in PH: P105.7B every year

08/19/2019

CEBU CITY—At least P105.7 billion is lost to fatal road crashes in the country every year, data presented by a civil society organization revealed. Lawyer Natasha Daphne Marcelo of ImagineLaw said the figure was taken from the…

After absence from public eye, Duterte photo with family released

Inquirer.net 08/19/2019

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte’s partner Honeylet Avanceña on Monday, August 19, 2019, released a photo of the Chief Executive who has not been seen in public for more than a week. In a photo shared…

Malacañang mourns demise of former DENR chief Gina Lopez

Inquirer.net 08/19/2019

MANILA, Philippines – Malacañang on Monday, August 19, 2019, mourned the death of former environment secretary Regina “Gina” Lopez, described as one of the most “passionate” Cabinet members of President Rodrigo Duterte. “News has reached the Office…

Palace on Duterte: He’s well but very busy

08/18/2019

MANILA, Philippines — Malacañang assured the public that the President was well and focusing on work although he had not been seen in public since a police anniversary event in Camp Crame on Aug. 9. “I just…

Año to rebels: Lay down arms, gov’t will not abandon you

08/16/2019

MANILA, Philippines – Interior Secretary Eduardo Año again called on members of the communist New People’s Army (NPA) to lay down their arms, saying government will not abandon them unlike the NPA. “The government will never abandon…

Half of budget for upgrade of Cebu City’s traffic system requested from supplemental budget

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 08/16/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines–Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella could not wait for the annual budget in 2020 to fix the traffic system in Cebu City. This is why Labella has requested half of the P500 million asked by…

House approves higher tax on liquor, e-cigarettes

08/16/2019

The House of Representatives on Wednesday evening approved on second reading a bill that would raise the excise on alcoholic drinks effective Jan. 1, 2020, as well as on regular and electronic cigarettes. Without the usual lengthy…

Labella orders City Health and City Administrator to solve Kalunasan ‘foul smell’

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 08/15/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines –Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella has ordered the Cebu City Health and City Administrator to solve the Kalunasan septic waste problems following the declaration of state of calamity by the city council over the…

Cebu City seeks partnership with Big Bad Wolf for books in planned barangay reading centers

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 08/15/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines –Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella is hoping the Big Bad Wolf Book Sale can help stock the city’s planned barangay reading centers with more books. Labella, who attended the opening of the Big Bad…

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