Gatchalian wants probe on students selling lewd photos, videos online

Consuelo Marquez - Reporter / @CMarquezINQ 01/03/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Senator Sherwin Gatchalian on Sunday called on law enforcement agencies to ramp up efforts in probing reports that some students have been selling lewd photos and videos online to buy gadgets needed for distance…

Space agencies unveil site showing lockdown changes to Earth

06/26/2020

You can now see how coronavirus lockdowns have changed air pollution, hospital lights and even white asparagus harvests. Using data from 17 satellites, three space agencies have created a website that serves as a global dashboard for…

More than 200 OFWs stranded in Cebu sent home

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 05/19/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — With the combined efforts of different agencies in Central Visayas, Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) stranded in Cebu during the community quarantine were able to return to their respective provinces. As of May 19,…

Duterte specifies powers of gov’t agencies grappling with COVID-19

Darryl John Esguerra 03/31/2020

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte has issued an order identifying the responsibilities of government agencies grappling with the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. In a televised public address on Monday night, Duterte said he had issued…

PNP won’t renew operating license of security agencies with high-powered guns

08/22/2019

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine National Police (PNP) warned on Thursday that it will not allow the renewal of licenses of security agencies that will not surrender high-powered firearms being used by its security guards. Brig. Gen.…

Labella: Cebu City will be relentless in going after sex offenders

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 07/26/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella is calling on the police and other law enforcement agencies to be more aggressive in tracking down sex offenders and putting a stop to this global crime. Labella…

All sectors urged to cleanup Cebu rivers, other water bodies

Irene R. Sino Cruz 02/13/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The founder of tourism association and advocate for environment protection urged members of the Rotary Club of Metro Cebu to initiate a movement for the cleanup of Cebu’s water bodies. Robert Lim Joseph Jr., honorary…

Execs to nat’l agencies: Help us

Inquirer.net 12/30/2018

WORST N. SAMAR FLOODING IN 30 YEARS TACLOBAN CITY, Philippines – Local officials of Northern Samar are seeking immediate assistance from national agencies as the province struggles with its worst flooding in 30 years. “We are appealing…

Employees of qualified gov’t agencies to get P25K bonus via CNA — Diokno

Inquirer.net 11/21/2018

Employees of qualified government agencies will receive another cash incentive not exceeding P25,000 next month through the Collective Negotiation Agreement (CNA), Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno announced Wednesday. The CNA incentive covers both management and rank-and-file employees of…

Edgar tells Tomas: Don’t cut allowance for police who are non-city residents

Morexette Erram 11/13/2018

Cebu City Vice Mayor Edgardo Labella is urging Mayor Tomas Osmeña to reconsider his decision to provide inventive allowances only to policemen who are city residents and voters. labella said the release of financial assistance helps boost…

Biz leaders: Gov’t agencies can help ease rising inflation

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 10/08/2018

Cebu business leaders are pinning their hopes on government agencies to really temper down the increase in prices of commodities, as economists believe that inflation is already peaking. However, they acknowledge that other factors may come into…

DOT-7 partners with law enforcement agencies to ensure safety of tourists

Rosalie O. Abatayo 08/16/2018

Department of Tourism in Central Visayas (DOT-7) Regional Director Shalimar Tamano has expressed concern on the travel advisory issued by the United Kingdom asking their citizens to refrain from visiting southern Cebu and other parts of the…

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