Brandon Vera retires from MMA after loss at ONE 164

MARK GIONGCO 12/04/2022

MANILA, Philippines—Brandon Vera on Saturday announced his retirement after a 20-year career in mixed martial arts. Vera called it a career after losing to Amir Aliakbar by technical knockout in the first round of their heavyweight clash…

Majority of Filipinos approve, trust Marcos Jr.

Daphne Galvez 12/04/2022

MANILA, Philippines — Most adult Filipinos approve of and trust President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr., according to a survey of the OCTA Research Group released on Wednesday. Based on OCTA’s Tugon ng Masa poll, which surveyed 1,200…

DPS head wants to refer proposed garbage collection fee increase to city’s Solid Waste Management Board

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 12/03/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Lawyer Jigo Dacua, Cebu City Department of Public Services (DPS) head, wants to refer first the proposed garbage collection fee increase by the City Treasurer’s Office (CTO) to the Cebu City Solid Waste…

Cebu City Treasurer’s Office pushes 200% to 400% hike in garbage collection fees for businesses

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 12/03/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Treasurer’s Office (CTO) presented its amended proposal for garbage collection fees before the city council on Friday, Dec. 2, 2022. This was days after it deferred its first proposal last…

DOH: Wasted COVID-19 jabs now at 44 million doses

Kathleen de Villa 12/03/2022

COVID-19 vaccines going to waste in the country due to expiration or mishandling continue to pile up. The Department of Health (DOH) on Friday said about 44 million doses had been wasted, of which 13 million were…

Indonesia set to penalize sex outside marriage in overhaul of criminal code

Reuters 12/03/2022

JAKARTA — Indonesia’s parliament is expected to pass a new criminal code this month that will penalize sex outside marriage with a punishment of up to one year in jail, officials have confirmed. The legislative overhaul will…

Mexico to hike minimum wage by 20% in 2023, raising inflation worries

Reuters 12/03/2022

MEXICO CITY  – Mexico will raise the minimum wage by 20 percent next year after employers, labor representatives and the government reached an agreement, officials said on Thursday, although some critics warned the move could fuel inflation.…

Budget hearing: Cebu City dad says oath not needed for speakers

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 12/02/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Councilor and chairman of the council’s Committee on Budget and Finance Noel Eleuterio Wenceslao is not in favor of a suggestion from the council to require speakers to swear under oath…

Body of unidentified man found along Trans Central Highway

Paul Lauro 12/02/2022

Cebu City, Philippines—A body of a still unidentified man was found at the side of the road at the Trans Central Highway (TCH)  in Barangay Taptap, here on Friday morning, December 2, 2022. An initial report from…

Magnitude 4.6 earthquake jolts Samar

Jean Mangaluz 12/02/2022

MANILA, Philippines — A magnitude 4.6 earthquake struck Samar on Friday, December 2, 2022, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs). Phivolcs detected the quake at 4:18 a.m. and traced the epicenter five kilometers…

Lighting of giant Christmas tree marks official start of Christmas celebration in Mandaue

Doris C. Bongcac 12/02/2022

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu – Mandauehanons crowded the city’s heritage park Thursday night, December 1, 2022, to witness the official lighting of the city’s giant Christmas tree and other Christmas decorations. Mayor Jonas Cortes led the countdown that…

Pharmacy in Liloan loses P115,000 cash to thieves

Paul Lauro 12/01/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Still unidentified thieves broke into a pharmacy in Liloan town, northern Cebu, and took off with at least P115,000 worth of cash last Wednesday, Nov. 30.  Police in Liloan, northern Cebu confirmed that…

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.