2 Cebu grads in Top 10 of physician licensure exam

Futch Anthony Inso 09/25/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines- Two Cebuanos made it to the top 10 of the September 2021 physician licensure examination. Jude Philip Pozon Cebrecus of the Cebu Institute of Medicine scored 87.83 percent in the exam and shared the…

Mobile number portability a go on Sept. 30, but expect hiccups

Miguel Camus 09/25/2021

Telecommunications Connectivity Inc. (TCI) said number portability services will be rolled out by the Sept. 30 target, but some features may not be immediately available. TCI is the mobile number portability arm established by Smart Communications, Globe…

Female crew member dies in Ormoc City sea mishap

Paul Lauro 09/25/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – A roll-on/roll-off vessel sank while it was docked at the port of Ormoc City shortly after midnight on Saturday, September 25. One of its 16 crew members, a female purser identified as Raquel…

Pharmally exec admits company ‘swindled’ gov’t

DJ Yap 09/25/2021

MANILA, Philippines — In a stunning admission, one of the executives of Pharmally Pharmaceutical Corp. said her company had swindled the government by selling medical-grade face shields that were either damaged or soiled and with bogus production…

Lapu-Lapu Council defers disbursement of quincentennial bonus

Futch Anthony Inso 09/24/2021

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — The Lapu-Lapu City Council has deferred the disbursement of the quincentennial bonus during its regular session on Thursday, September 23, 2021. Councilor Rico Amores said that they deferred the disbursement of the bonus…

Cebu City cops welcome help from cyclists in regulating city bikers

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 09/24/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines —  Cebu City cops welcome the initiative of local bikers to help monitor their fellow bikers to ensure that basic health protocols are always observed. Police Lieutenant Colonel Wilbert Parilla, deputy director for operations…

Rama’s order: Fast track CCMC’s occupancy permit

Dyrecka Letigio 09/24/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Acting Mayor Michael Rama has ordered the fast-tracking of the Cebu City Medical Center’s (CCMC) occupancy permit. The hospital’s new building has been operating for six months for the first floor…

Bride in a viral video ‘speechless’ on free wedding services offered, but settlement with coordinator comes first

Mae Fhel Gom-os 09/24/2021

  MANDAUE CITY, Cebu — The newlywed in a viral video, who was allegedly scammed by their wedding coordinator, said that they are ‘speechless’ and overwhelmed by the wedding services offered by concerned individuals. The bride, Cherry…

KBL endorses Bongbong Marcos as presidential bet in 2022 polls

Frances Mangosing 09/24/2021

  MANILA, Philippines — The Kilusang Bagong Lipunan (KBL) has endorsed former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. as its presidential candidate in next year’s elections. The KBL, a political party founded by Bongbong’s father, the late dictator…

Probe on for ‘rampant’ sex trafficking activities in Mandaue City

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 09/24/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Personnel from the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group in Central Visayas (CIDG-7) will be keeping an eye on reported ‘rampant’ sex-trafficking activities in Mandaue City. This developed after the arrest of an Iranian…

OCTA Research notes decreasing COVID-19 cases in PH

Cathrine Gonzales 09/24/2021

MANILA, Philippines — COVID-19 cases in the Philippines were on a “downward” trend although its deceleration was slower due to increases in coronavirus infections in some regions outside Metro Manila, independent pandemic monitor OCTA Research said Friday,…

Bantayan’s Top 1 most wanted person for rape arrested

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 09/24/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A 25-year-old man accused of rape was arrested by virtue of a warrant of arrest in Purok Mauswagon 2, Barangay Kabac in Bantayan Island at around 8 p.m. on Thursday, September 23, 2021.…

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