32,000 ‘food poor’ families in CV to get aid through food stamps

Niña Mae C. Oliverio 05/22/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Food poor families or families who do not have the capability to buy or access food will be given food stamps as part of the government’s alleviation program. .With the success of the…

Alcover on lowering age requirement for partial centenarian aid: ‘Not sure if it’s possible’

Pia Piquero 05/21/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines – City Councilor Jun Alcover said he is not sure if lowering the age requirement for partial centenarian aid from 80 to 70 is possible. The councilor said  that the idea still needed to…

Councilor Hontiveros dismisses overpricing claims in 2024 Palaro procurements

Pia Piquero 05/21/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines – City Councilor Donaldo Hontiveros debunked allegations of overpriced procurements for the 2024 Palarong Pambansa. Hontiveros is the overseer of the national multi-sport event to be hosted in Cebu City. The city won its…

Suspended Mayor Rama continues to get support from local, national politicians

Niña Mae C. Oliverio 05/20/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Some local and national politicians continued to acknowledge the service rendered by suspended Mayor Michael “Mike” Rama to Cebu City through their statements of support. On Monday, Cebu City 2nd District Representative Eduardo…

Raymond Garcia suspends new Palaro procurements pending review

Niña Mae C. Oliverio 05/20/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Acting Cebu City Mayor Raymond Alvin Garcia has ordered the “immediate suspension” of all new procurements related to the city’s hosting of the Palarong Pambansa 2024 in July pending a review of the…

PSA-7: 6.6 million already registered for PhilSys ID in C. Visayas

Niña Mae C. Oliverio 05/19/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Over 6.6 million people in Central Visayas now have Philippine Identification System (PhilSys) IDs. According to the Philippine Statistics Authority in Central Visayas (PSA-7), 6,682,192 individuals are registered, reaching 94.9 percent of their 7,040,833…

Cebu City Hall JO workers soon to get ‘premium pay’

Niña Mae C. Oliverio 05/19/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Job order (JO) personnel at Cebu City Hall may receive up to P5,000 in premium pay in May and November if the proposed ordinance is passed. Authored by Acting Mayor Raymond Garcia and…

PSA-7 urges researchers: Visit our Cebu data enclave hub

Niña Mae C. Oliverio 05/19/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Good news for researchers in Central Visayas needing data from the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA). The PSA-7 is informing researchers about their Data Enclave Facility at the Regional Statistical Services Office (RSSO) on…

Cebu City buy-bust: 3 men nabbed in Kamputhaw drug den

Emmariel Ares 05/18/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines – With the help of concerned citizens, another drug den was dismantled and three suspects were arrested during a buy-bust operation in Sitio Lupa, Brgy. Kamputhaw in Cebu City on Friday afternoon, May 17.…

Capitol, two cities unite to back Cebu City’s Palarong Pambansa 2024 hosting

Pia Piquero 05/18/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Cebu Provincial Government and highly-urbanized cities have pledged their full support for Cebu City’s upcoming hosting of the Palarong Pambansa in July 2024. The aim is to transform the event into a…

Capitol to resume sale of cheap rice at P29 per kilo

Pia Piquero 05/18/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Cebu Provincial Government is set to resume selling cheap rice to the “poorest of the poor” residents of the province. However, it will now be priced at P29 per kilo instead of…

Gwen: No ‘ayuda’ despite state of calamity in entire province

Pia Piquero 05/18/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Cebu Governor Gwen Garcia does not intend to give ‘ayuda’ or dole outs despite declaring a state of calamity in the entire province on Friday, May 17. The governor placed the entire province…

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