Deployment ban stays until Kuwait ‍honors 2018 labor agreement

Julie M. Aurelio, Tina G. Santos 01/17/2020

The total deployment ban of workers to Kuwait will remain in effect “until we get justice for Ms [Jeanelyn] Villavende and a consensus on the standard employment contract,” Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said in a press…

Miss Eco Int’l 2018 Thomalla to PH pageant bet Montagne: Believe in yourself

Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 03/23/2019

 CEBU CITY, Philippines — “Enjoy the whole journey and believe in yourself. This was the advice of Miss Eco International 2018 Cynthia Thomalla to Philippine bet Maureen Montagne who is  now competing for Miss Eco International 2019…

BDO earns record P32.7 billion in 2018; surpasses P31 billion guidance

PR 02/27/2019

BDO Unibank, Inc. (BDO) posted a record net income of P32.7 billion in 2018 from P28.1 billion in 2017, representing 17 per cent growth and beating the bank’s P31 billion full-year guidance on strong recurring earnings from its core businesses. The…

Sinulog Festival Queen 2018 to this year’s candidates: ‘Make yourself an offering to the Lord’

Michelle Joy Padayhag 01/14/2019

  Cebu City, Philippines – In less than a week, a new Sinulog Festival Queen will be named. Last year’s winner Shaila Mae Rebortera will crown her successor on January 18, Friday, at the Cebu City Sports…

A look back at the stories that made waves in Cebu in 2018

Glendale Rosal, Hendrix Lato, JONAS PANERIO, Mars Alison, RABBONI BORBON, Ray Charlie Diaz 01/01/2019

Didal makes Cebu proud After bannering the Philippines in the 2018 Street League Skateboarding PRO Open in London last May, Didal made Cebu prouder by bagging the Philippines’ fourth gold medal in the 2018 Asian Games last…

Cebu’s 24/7 public library hits 103K visitors in 2018, offers more services in 2019

Cris Evert B. Lato-Ruffolo 01/01/2019

CEBU CITY – After attracting a large number of visitors in 2018, the country’s only 24/7 public library, looks forward to another fruitful year with the promise of more services and becoming a state-of-the-art library. With this,…

Cebu City’s CTO chief: We can hit P1B RPT collection for 2018

Morexette Marie B. Erram 12/29/2018

THE Cebu City government is confident of hitting their target revenue-collection of P1 billion for the year from Real Property taxes. Arlene Rentuza, acting Cebu City Treasurer, said their records showed that as of November this year,…

Train, rising inflation shake businesses, economy in 2018

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 12/27/2018

YEAREND REPORT First of two parts The year 2018 has brought a lot of “economic shocks” not just for the local business community in Cebu but for the entire country. Right at the start of the year,…

2018 a big year for legal pot

AP 12/27/2018

Portland, Oregon — The last year was a 12-month champagne toast for the legal marijuana industry as the global market exploded and cannabis pushed its way further into the financial and cultural mainstream. Liberal California became the…

8 Films for Metro Manila Film Festival 2018

Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 12/20/2018

Day, Filipino moviegoers will be in for a treat as they line up for the film/s of their choice at the Metro Manila Film Festival 2018. They can take their pick from this year’s genres: comedy, horror,…

Pia Wurtzbach proud of Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray’s win

Inquirer.net 12/17/2018

MANILA, Philippines — Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach congratulated the newly crowned Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray after she won the country’s fourth Miss U crown on Monday. Wurtzbach posed with Gray in an Instagram photo posted…

2018 Breakthrough: Awkwafina of ‘Crazy Rich Asians’

AP 12/16/2018

LOS ANGELES—Awkwafina became a household name this summer, stealing scenes from the likes of Cate Blanchett and Sandra Bullock in the heist movie “Ocean’s 8” and then as a standout in the cultural phenomenon that was “Crazy…

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