P68M in crops, fisheries ruined by Mt. Kanlaon eruption

Carla Gomez 06/15/2024

BACOLOD CITY — Farmers in two cities and one town in Negros Occidental province lost more than P68 million worth of crops and fisheries due to the eruption of Mt. Kanlaon early this month, reports from the…

DOLE sets guidelines on employees’ wages on Eid’l Adha holiday

Luisa Cabato 06/15/2024

SUBIC BAY, Zambales — The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) released a set of guidelines on Friday for the payment of employees’ wages on Monday, which coincides with the observance of Eid’l Adha. President Ferdinand “Bongbong”…

Cebu weather: Fair conditions expected in next 5 days

Pia Piquero 06/15/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu can expect mostly fair weather with occasional rain showers next week. The forecast predicts partly cloudy to cloudy skies, with isolated rain showers due to localized thunderstorms throughout the day, Engineer Al Quiblat,…

Cebu urban poor group opposes Marcos’ high-rise housing project

Emmariel Ares 06/15/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines – “Don’t build unaffordable houses, make inadequate houses livable. Don’t build new homes, upgrade our existing ones.” This was the common sentiment expressed by Cebu urban poor families in response to the government’s plan…

Drug bust: Gov’t worker, 2 others nabbed in Bais City, NegOr

Emmariel Ares 06/15/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines – A watchman at the local government of Bais City in Negros Oriental was apprehended by law enforcers in a drug sting in Barangay I, Bais City on Friday afternoon, June 14, 2024. A…

Unsafe levels of E. coli found in Paris’ Seine River less than 2 months before Olympics

06/15/2024

PARIS (AP) — Water in the Seine River had unsafe elevated levels of E. coli less than two months before swimming competitions are scheduled to take place in it during the Paris Olympics, according to test results…

Alcover wants Baclayon replaced before taking role as city agri chief

Pia Piquero 06/15/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Councilor Jun Alcover announced he won’t oversee the Cebu City Agriculture Department (CAD) unless its current chief, Joey Baclayon, is replaced. Acting Mayor Raymond Alvin Garcia gave Alcover this role, but Alcover insists on Baclayon’s…

Councilors demand clear plans, transparency in CBRT

Pia Piquero 06/15/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Cebu City Council members have called for greater transparency and detailed planning in the implementation of the Cebu Bus Rapid Transit (CBRT) project. In an executive session on June 14, councilors, including Joy…

Philippines drops 9 spots in 2024 world gender gap ranking

Adrian Parungao 06/15/2024

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines’ ranking in the Global Gender Gap Report 2024 fell nine places to 25 among 146 countries monitored for gender equality. On regional rankings, however, the Philippines is among the leading countries in…

Quiboloy arrest: Several cops relieved from posts

Charie Abarca, Nestor Corrales 06/15/2024

MANILA, Philippines –Several policemen, including three officials, have been relieved from their posts over alleged violations during the serving of an arrest warrant against fugitive televangelist Apollo Quiboloy. Speaking to reporters on Friday at Camp Crame in…

Just being ‘gentlemanly’ — Chiz on Liza Marcos taking his wine

Melvin Gascon 06/15/2024

Senate President Francis “Chiz” Escudero on Thursday humorously addressed the now-viral video from the Independence Day reception at Malacañang. The footage shows First Lady Liza Araneta-Marcos unexpectedly taking his glass of wine, casually sipping from it, handing…

Giving alms to child beggars is forbidden — police

Emmariel Ares 06/14/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines – An official of the Cebu City Police Office (CCPO) reminds the public to refrain from giving alms to child beggars and obey the Anti-Mendicancy Law. Police Lieutenant Colonel Janette Rafter, CCPO Deputy Director…

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