Palace finds it ‘disturbing, alarming’ World Bank report on Filipino students

Krissy Aguilar - Reporter / @KAguilarINQ 07/01/2021

MANILA, Philippines — A World Bank report stating that most Filipino students “do not know what they should know” in school is “disturbing” and “alarming,” Malacañang said Thursday. In a press briefing, presidential spokesperson Harry Roque assured…

Lapu-Lapu City’s COVID-19 cases now ‘alarming’ – Chan

Doris C. Bongcac 06/20/2020

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu — The increase in the number of cases of the coronavirus disease in Lapu-Lapu City has already reached an “alarming” level. Both Mayor Junard Chan and Nagiel Bañacia, head of the City Disaster Risk…

Gullas orders probe on deaths of six Talisay City COVID patients

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 05/20/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Talisay City Mayor Gerald Anthony Gullas has tasked the City Health Department (CHD) to gather more data on the six coronavirus disease deaths in their city. Gullas said he is “alarmed” that the…

With 433 cases in two weeks: Labella locks down Alaska, Mambaling

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 05/06/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella has ordered a lockdown in Sitio Alaska in Barangay Mambaling following a surge of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases in the barangay. In a statement which he released…

Alarmed by spate of fires, Tumulak wants all barangays to have own firetrucks

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 01/27/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The afternoon fire in Sitio Panagdait, Barangay Kasambagan on Sunday, January 26, 2020, was the third biggest fire in Cebu City for the first month of the year. Prior to Kasambagan, a fire…

Councilor Garcia on Malubog killings: Alarming

Morexette Marie B. Erram 10/04/2018

Cebu City Councilor Raymond Alvin Garcia described the incident that resulted in the death of five individuals in Barangay Malubog in Cebu City on Thursday dawn as ‘alarming’. Garcia, in an interview with reporters in Naga City,…

DA: Drought in Bohol not alarming

Futch Anthony Inso 08/30/2018

Around 23,000 hectares of farmlands in Bohol have been experiencing drought due to hot weather and less rainfall. Department of Agriculture in Central Visayas (DA-7) Director Salvador Diputado said the department is expecting a decrease in rice…

ALARMING: AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL FINDS HUMAN RIGHTS CONDITION IN CV

Ador Vincent Mayol 03/09/2018

AI says policemen are the top human rights violators in Cebu and other parts of Central Visayas The Police Regional Office in Central Visayas says the AI report is “unacceptable” Alarming. This was how Amnesty International described…

Alarming proposal

Editorial 07/11/2017

House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez is quite the rabid ally of President Rodrigo Duterte that he wanted a five-year extension of the enforcement of martial law in Mindanao. The House speaker declared his opinion amid a counter assessment…

Taliño: Use of minors as couriers alarming

Ador Vincent S. Mayol, Michelle Joy L. Padayhag, Nestle L. Semilla, Norman V. Mendoza 03/13/2017

  POLICE regional director Chief Supt. Noli Taliño expressed concern over the arrest of minors who were allegedly used as drug couriers. “Nakakatakot yan. Napakabata pa nila pero ginagamit na (That’s fearsome. They are still very young,…

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